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Razhev A. V. The Land Forces of Great Britain in the Middle of the 1930s: Problems of Modernization. Izvestiya of Saratov University. History. International Relations, 2019, vol. 19, iss. 1, pp. 64-68. DOI: 10.18500/1819-4907-2019-19-1-64-68

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The Land Forces of Great Britain in the Middle of the 1930s: Problems of Modernization

Razhev Aleksandr V., Chelyabinsk State University

Traditional views on the role of the army and difficult situation in the country in the 1920s and early 1930s largely contributed to stagnation of the British army. As a result, land forces did not meet the requirements of modern warfare. In response to changes in the European context, the Army General Staff developed a plan for “limited modernization,” but military issues remained in the shadow of Air Force and Navy. With the growth of military alarm by the mid- 1930s it became obvious that not just increasing military spending, but bringing the land army according to the scale of the European threat of war is essential.

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