Map Problems…

“The necessary limitations of map problems inhibit the student from considering the effects of hunger, emotion, personality, fatigue, leadership, and many other imponderable yet vital factors.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) (as a Major in 1931) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank… Read More

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The Military Value of Maps…

“When general william sherman was ordered to strike at the heart of the Confederacy during America’s civil war, he first asked for a map of Georgia and Alabama. The document he received, coloured like a patchwork quilt, was like none produced before it. Officials had annotated it county by county with data from the 1860… Read More

Training Real Soldiers in a Synthetic Training Environment

The US Army is creating a virtual replica of the planet to drill troops in. The idea is that it will be so realistic that practising missions in virtual reality will be almost as good as the real thing. It could mean that US troops would be able to drop into a country like North Korea and already… Read More