RUSI JournalVolume 58Issue 3members only

The Procedure of the Infantry Attack: A Synthesis from a Psychological Standpoint

J F C Fuller demonstrates how morale is maintained in pre-war discussion of the offensive

J F C Fuller began the war as a key British military theorist and emerged from the Great War with his reputation intact. This article represents a pre-war analysis of the infantry attack, focussing on how soldiers and commanders should approach and direct an offensive. At the heart of Fuller’s analysis is a consideration of morale – how best to maintain one's own and how to exploit and destroy that of the enemy. This piece is clearly driven by many ideas and tactics that

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