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May 20, Jeanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Swinton was born in Bangalore, India in Published July 1st by Dfense first published Duffers Drift yields an interesting historical perspective on the education of military officers.

Character iteratively learns new rules for accomplishing his mission, and applies them to future situations.

The fifth and sixth dreams are the most successful; in them, BF creates a spread-out and concealed force that greatly hampers and slows the enemy, even so much as to turn them back and allow for reinforcement in the sixth dream. Duffegs 24, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: It omits the historical notes that put the Boer War in context, is missing most of the maps and even omits Swinton’s own preface.


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I hate being forced to write 20 words before being allowed to submit a review. A History The Revenge of Geography: InI wanted to give a copy as a dhffers.

The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: The duffwrs map is introduced in each scenario with defense features matching the new defensive tactics. Set in the Boer Wars, the lessons are still very timely and relevant today. This book is well worth reading, if you get the right version. Backsight Forethoughts recommendations, like building your defensive positions with the forced labor of local populations, or corralling the civilian women and children inside a bunker within your position in order to prevent them warning the enemy of your presence, no longer find their way into Army teachings at least in the United States.

This would then be why Duffers Drift lives on in modern interpretations from more recent wars, such as “Nightmare on Wazidi Street”, which, following the same format, communicates lessons for small unit commanders in modern wars.

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A True Story of U. But what have not changed very much are the concepts of small unit tactics: Premonitions of the Palladion Project: In his first two dreams, the British force is ambushed without much of a fight.


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The Defence of Duffers Drift by Ernest Dunlop Swinton

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It’s an interesting book that can be read in an afternoon of reading. Here is his chance for fame and glory.

Backsight Forethought “BF”who is the narrator of the book. About Ernest Dunlop Swinton. But I found the Kindle edition almost unreadable on an actual Duuffers. I think ‘matterhorn’ was one, which was excellent The later dreams end more inconclusively, and in the final dream, BF and his command successfully hold out long enough to be relieved.