Battle of Booby’s Bluffs takes a satirical look at learning to fight in the modern war of tanks, machine guns, barbed wire and airplanes in 1918 France. Written in the dream-sequence style of the infantry classic Defence of Duffer’s Drift, the main character is a pompous know-it-all who relives the same dream over and over until by trial and error he learns how to keep his men alive and win on the modern battlefield. Written under the pseudonym Major Single List, the anonymous author had good reason to hide his identity given the number of feathers his amusing but highly critical book likely ruffled. Click this link to learn more or to purchase Amazon

 

 

 

Cavalry, Tanks and Future Wars is a collection of articles written by George S. Patton, Jr., in which he applies his diverse experiences as a cavalry officer chasing Pancho Villa on the Mexican Border and as a tank commander in 1918 France to defend the continued relevance of cavalry and tanks in future wars. For more information or to purchase click this link Amazon

 

 

 

 

Diary of the Instructor in Swordsmanship is the second training manual written by George S. Patton, Jr. to teach proper “Patton Saber” techniques for mounted and dismounted cavalry engagements. His first training manual, Saber Exercise 1914, covers general tactics and techniques while this subsequent manual supplements the first by providing more detailed instruction. For more information or to purchase click this link Amazon

 

 

 

 

In Defense of My Saber, a collection of articles written by George S. Patton, Jr. between 1913 and 1917, offers a window into the brief life span of his invention, the “Patton Saber”–from the first glory days when it was adopted by the War Department as standard issue for the cavalry to its ultimate demise into irrelevance unable to compete with the big guns of World War I. Included are some fascinating history lessons by Patton on the development of the sword and saber and how the shape of each determined its purpose and tactics. Click this link to learn more or to purchase Amazon

 

 

 

 

Saber Exercise 1914 Training Manual in Swordsmanship, was written by George S. Patton, Jr. the year after the War Department approved his radical redesign of the cavalry saber. The redesign necessitated a fundamental change in mounted and dismounted saber techniques—all of which is explained in this manual. To learn more or to purchase, click here Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

The Defence of Duffer’s Drift by Sir Ernest D. Swinton is a classic in the art of infantry tactics and required reading at many Army schools. For more information or to purchase click here Amazon