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  • #16
    Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
    I read "Flashman at the Charge" and "Flashman in the Great Game" this past week. I learned more about that period than any "history" books I'd read on the subject.
    PS You have nine more books in the series to enjoy.
    Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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    • #17
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      Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
      I don't know of any study that has tried to replicate Marshall's interview collection. I think like the camera "limelight", few would be honest in admitting sitting out a firefight.
      I couldn't find the original article (for free ) but I did locate this follow on piece:

      S. L. A. Marshall’s Men Against Fire:
      New Evidence Regarding Fire Ratios
      by
      JOHN WHITECLAY CHAMBERS II
      2003

      http://strategicstudiesinstitute.arm...n/chambers.pdf

      Added to my heap-o-reading.
      Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
        I couldn't find the original article (for free ) but I did locate this follow on piece:

        S. L. A. Marshall’s Men Against Fire:
        New Evidence Regarding Fire Ratios
        by
        JOHN WHITECLAY CHAMBERS II
        2003

        http://strategicstudiesinstitute.arm...n/chambers.pdf

        Added to my heap-o-reading.
        Great find, I've added it to my vertical file. I recall infantry officers from Vietnam telling one of their greatest problems was fire discipline. Soldiers would put their M-16's on 'rock and roll' and burn through their magazines of ammo, needing resupply. Kinda jives with the Brennan's experience in Korea.
        Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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