?This book is a provactive, highly original, path-breaking, radical, and unorthadox interpretation of warfare in the twentieth century. H.P. Willmott's interpretations are compelling and persuasive....It is a book that cannot be ignored by those who want to remain on the top of their craft. Wilmott throws down the gauntlet and challenges military historians to reexamine long-held beliefs on twentieth-century warfare....This book should be mandatory reading in all Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, the military academies, the War College, Staff College, and wherever officers are trained. Libraries should have it. Scholars and students of military history should read it. Willmott wrote the book not as an end in itself, but a starting point to reconsider the face of conventional interpretations; however, this book is too important to be overlooked in the study of warfare.?-The Historian
Challenges conventional explanations of events through detailed consideration of certain wars and campaigns, including the 1991 campaign in the Middle East.