In this study, the author traces the reasons for the British Army's tactical weakness in Normany to flaws in its training in Britain. The armour suffered from failures of experience. Disagreements between General Montgomery and the War Office exacerbated matters.

chapter 1|7 pages


chapter 2|10 pages

The Dissemination of Doctrine

chapter 3|22 pages

‘Full-Sail' Exercises

chapter 4|23 pages

Infantry and Battle Drill

chapter 5|17 pages

The Failure of Infantry

chapter 6|15 pages

The Armoured Arm

chapter 7|33 pages

Armoured Divisions

chapter 8|25 pages

Tank Co-operation with Infantry

chapter 9|15 pages

Armour in North-West Europe

chapter 10|9 pages