The Strands of War…

“The Strands of War are four in number, … I. The quality and capability of the commander. II. The quality and capability of the troops. III. Morale. IV. Resources.” Lieutenant Colonel A.H. Burne, DSO, RA (Retired), The Art of War on Land (1944) Alfred Higgins Burne D.S.O., C.I.E., O.B.E., F.S.A. (1886-1959) was a British Army… Read More

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Dark Thunderbolt…

“Let your plans be as dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC), reputed author of the Chinese classic Bingfa (The Art of War), the earliest known… Read More

Opportunities…

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC), reputed author of the Chinese classic Bingfa (The Art of War), the earliest known treatise on war and military science. Sunzi, a military strategist and general… Read More

Harmony…

“Without harmony in the state, no military expedition can be undertaken; without harmony in the army, no battle array can be formed.” Wu Zi (440 to 381 BC) Sun Tzu’s Art of War is one of the most famous Chinese texts. What is often not realised is that there are a number of other equally… Read More

Advancing: Civilisation & Killing…

“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for every war they kill you in a new way.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humourist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the… Read More

War of the Future…

“Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.” Adolf Hitler (1889 to 1945) Adolf Hitler is one of the most well-known – and reviled – figures in history. As the leader of Nazi Germany, he orchestrated both World War II and the Holocaust, events that led… Read More

The Art of War is…

“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him hard as you can, and keep moving.” Ulysses S. Grant (1822 to 1885) Original name Hiram Ulysses Grant, he was a US Army General, commander of the Union armies during the late… Read More