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Forming SMH 2019 Panel on Military Deception or Intelligence and Information in World War I

A couple colleagues and I are trying to put together a panel proposal for the 2019 Society for Military History conference on either military deception or on intelligence and information in World War I.  At this point, we have a chair/discussant and two papers.  My paper reassesses the deception and security efforts by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and the French in support of the St. Mihiel Offensive in the light of deception theory.  Elizabeth Smoot's paper examines radio deception operations by the AEF.

Re: September 2018 Injustice of Narratives--Continued

Two very different people, Calder and Nelson. What little I've read about Calder's career suggests that he was a fairly typical sea officer who, when elevated to command of a fleet, practiced traditional "line of battle" tactics, largely unchanged in a century. Traditional maneuvering of fleets in line of battle rarely led to decisive outcomes. (As Casey said, you could look it up.) Nelson, on the other hand, had grasped one great truth -- in a sea battle, close with the enemy no matter what. Trust to British discipline, gunnery, and seamanship to carry the day.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett
Reviewer: 
Samantha Cabusora

Cabusora on Konzett, 'Hollywood's Hawaii: Race, Nation, and War'

Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett. Hollywood's Hawaii: Race, Nation, and War. War Culture Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017. 264 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-8743-1; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-8744-8.

Reviewed by Samantha Cabusora (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Kelly D. Mezurek
Reviewer: 
Dawn Wiley

Wiley on Mezurek, 'For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops'

Kelly D. Mezurek. For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops. Kent: Kent State University, 2016. 368 pp. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-289-2.

Reviewed by Dawn Wiley (University of Alabama) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Paul Fox
Reviewer: 
Robert Mueller-Stahl

Mueller-Stahl on Fox, 'The Image of the Soldier in German Culture, 1871-1933'

Paul Fox. The Image of the Soldier in German Culture, 1871-1933. A Modern History of Politics and Violence Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Illustrations. xii + 225 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-2614-1.

Reviewed by Robert Mueller-Stahl (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Jonathan A. Epstein
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Sambaluk

Sambaluk on Epstein, 'Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940'

Jonathan A. Epstein. Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940. History of Warfare Series. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 288 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-25467-1.

Reviewed by Nicholas Sambaluk (Air University) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Michael Adas
Reviewer: 
Geoff Bil

Bil on Adas, 'Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. With a New Preface Edition'

Michael Adas. Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. With a New Preface Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 456 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7980-9.

Reviewed by Geoff Bil (University of British Columbia) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)