"Will the coming of spring bring a great offensive on the Western Front?" Last week, as the first third of the dread month of March slipped away, and the curtain was poised for a fall on the whole northern theatre of the war, this question was asked and answered by the man whose own opinion was more likely than any other outsider's to influence High Commands and War Offices—Captain Basil Henry Liddell Hart.

Just before war broke, Military Expert Liddell Hart published The Defence of Britain, postulating his theorem that in modern warfare, "defense is the best attack." A 3-to-1...

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