Larry Lyons New Book

Larry Lyons reports that his book "Missed Signals on the Western Front - How the Slow Adoption of Wireless Restricted British Strategy and Operations in World War I", by Mike Bullock and Laurence A. Lyons, will be published by McFarland & Company in August 2010.

The book provides the first definitive history of British Army communications in World War I since an earlier attempt in 1922. The account shows that wireless technology could have made a profound impact on tactical operations and on the entire strategic conduct of the war. Providing details on how and why the technology did not fulfill its promise as a great military tool until years later, the book identifies the British Army's institutional bias against wireless communications as the main reason.

Posted 7/30/2010