Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Reminder for our SECDEF on Armed Forces Day

Amphibious flexibility is the greatest strategic asset that a sea-based power possesses.
—B.H. Liddell Hart, 1960

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I never had the distinction of serving in the portion of the Navy that had this amphibious flexibility, and we always referred to the Navy with these capabilities as the Gator Navy. In my ignorance, I do not know how to refer to knighted people; (sir?), but he was one. It is my understanding that he laid the foundation for Blitzkrieg (possibly), but one thing is certain he did communicate with German Generals. He was indeed a prolific writer, and was treated as a spy, by his own country, at one time. He was able to formulate the concept of the Gator Navy and the amphibious flexibility he praised could have led to D-Day planning. He was in possession of similar plans to the D-Day invasion 3 months before June 1944

Very Respectfully,