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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

"Why would any sane naval commander execute an order sure to bring about catastrophe?

That's among the questions historian Andrew Gordon investigates in his masterful work The Rules of the Game. Ostensibly about the 1916 Battle of Jutland, The Rules of the Game is really about the perils of winning too big in sea combat.

The history of Jutland is there, and in abundant detail. But it mainly serves to frame the author's meditations on how a culture of automatic obedience dulls individual enterprise and derring-do to the detriment of battle effectiveness…"
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23rdFusilier07 Oct 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Outstanding article.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Oct 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

very good. I just ordered the book. Thanks!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

Happy you like it my friends!. (smile)


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