BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Brains Utilized

The incredible stupidity and conservatism of Great Britain's Imperial General Staff very nearly lost World War II before it ever began. So says Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, military theorist whose misinterpreted belief in the virtue of defensive fighting has put him under a cloud, but whose military dope is still among the best in Britain. Last week a new Liddell Hart book*; reached the U. S., and one of its chapters, called "Wasted Brains," exposes that stupidity in all its lurid details.

After the first World War, says Liddell Hart, the best...

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