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A History of Modern Urban Operations

Editors: Fremont-Barnes, Gregory (Ed.)

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  • Features case studies from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries and from a range of major wars
  • Examines the tactical lessons that emerge from a close study of urban operations
  • Highlights the three-dimensional nature of urban warfare, including restricted fields of fire and view, the advantages conferred by concealed positions and abundant cover for the defender, and the heavy casualties that invariably result
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This book investigates the complexities of modern urban operations—a particularly difficult and costly method of fighting, and one that is on the rise. Contributors examine the lessons that emerge from a range of historical case studies, from nineteenth-century precedents to the Battle of Shanghai; Stalingrad, German town clearance, Mandalay, and Berlin during World War II; and from the Battle of Algiers to the Battle for Fallujah in 2004. Each case study illuminates the features that differentiate urban operations from fighting in open areas, and the factors that contribute to success and failure. The volume concludes with reflections on the key challenges of urban warfare in the twenty-first century and beyond.

About the authors

Gregory Fremont-Barnes is Senior Lecturer  in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. He has written or edited over twenty-five books on subjects covering warfare from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Nineteenth-Century Precedents

    Pages 1-32

    Fremont-Barnes, Gregory

  • Armageddon Rehearsed: The Battle of Shanghai, August–November 1937

    Pages 33-54

    Harmsen, Peter

  • The Battle of Stalingrad, September–November 1942

    Pages 55-101

    Walsh, Stephen

  • ‘The Rest of the Day Was Perfectly Bloody’: The 51st Highland Division and Town Clearance in Germany, February–March 1945

    Pages 103-128

    Mann, Christopher

  • ‘Come Ye Back to Mandalay’: 14th Army’s Battle for Mandalay, March 1945

    Pages 129-149

    Bean, Tim

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27088-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27087-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of Modern Urban Operations
Editors
  • Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27088-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27088-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27087-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 371
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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