By Jon Diamond The style of leadership practiced in Britain’s Eighth Army during the early years of the Desert War left much to be desired. During this time, the majority of British field commanders preferred to exercise command far behind the lines. One factor causing this was the limitations on signals technology and communication equipment. Also, after the capture of Lt. Gen. Richard O’Connor, the architect of the spectacularly successful Operation Compass, the first major Allied milita


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