Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and military theorist. Following World History of the first world war liddell hart pdf II, he was a proponent of the West German rearmament and the moral rehabilitation of the German Wehrmacht.
As part of these two interconnected initiatives, Liddell Hart significantly contributed to the creation of the Rommel myth. His mother’s side of the family, the Liddells, came from Liddesdale, on the Scottish side of the border with England, and were associated with the London and South Western Railway.
The Harts were farmers from Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. As a child Hart was fascinated by aviation. On the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 Liddell Hart volunteered for the British Army, where he became an officer in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and served with the regiment on the Western Front.
Liddell Hart’s front line experience was relatively brief, confined to two short spells in the autumn and winter of 1915, being sent home from the front after suffering concussive injuries from a shell burst. He was promoted to the rank of captain. He returned to the front for a third time in 1916, in time to participate in the Battle of the Somme. He was hit three times without serious injury before being badly gassed and sent out of the line on 19 July 1916.