History Main / BigBookOfWar

31st Jan '16 5:50:19 AM darrenr
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* Heinz Guderian wrote the book - literally - on combined arms warfare and the most effective use of tanks when he penned ''Achtung-Panzer!'' in 1936. Despite the book being heavily influenced by the writings of British strategists such as Hobart, Fuller and Liddell-Hart, the German Blitzkrieg of 1940 still caught the Allies by surprise.
26th Jan '16 12:47:43 PM margdean56
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** Starfleet's General Orders, which has rules for everything Star Fleet does. Various General Orders were mentioned in the series and films, and many have been compiled together in online list. General Order 1 is, of course, the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]]. General Order 7, for example, is the command to avoid the planet that Captain Pike found in the original pilot, on the basis that the locals were the first God-like aliens that Starfleet had ever encountered.
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** Starfleet's General Orders, which has rules for everything Star Fleet does. Various General Orders were mentioned in the series and films, and many have been compiled together in online list. General Order 1 is, of course, the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]]. General Order 7, for example, is the command to avoid the planet that Captain Pike found in the original pilot, on the basis that the locals were the first God-like godlike aliens that Starfleet had ever encountered.

* In Gilbert & Sullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', the heroine of Rose Maybud was raised from birth by a "little book of etiquette," the contents of which are never known except that Rose herself is an expert in all matters of propriety as a result.
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* In Gilbert & Sullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', the heroine of heroine, Rose Maybud Maybud, was raised from birth by a "little book of etiquette," the contents of which are never known (apart from the times when Rose quotes from the book) except that Rose herself is an expert in all matters of propriety as a result.result. -->Yet here it says in plainest print,\\ "It's most unladylike to hint!"
10th Jan '16 6:16:51 PM avpfreak15
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*** "[[SpaceElves Eldar]] are [[TheChessmaster cowardly and cynical]], and their weapons are antiquated [[note]][[LostTechnology actually this is true, but the Imperium is the last faction to be criticizing someone over the age of their weapons]][[/note]], and inferior to our own [[note]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien this, not so much]][[/note]]."
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*** "[[SpaceElves Eldar]] are [[TheChessmaster cowardly and cynical]], and their weapons are antiquated [[note]][[LostTechnology actually this is true, but the Imperium is the last faction to be criticizing someone over the age of their weapons]][[/note]], equipment]][[/note]], and inferior to our own [[note]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien this, not so much]][[/note]]."
10th Jan '16 6:13:57 PM avpfreak15
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*** "[[SpaceElves Eldar]] are [[TheChessmaster cowardly and cynical]], and their weapons are antiquated [[note]][[LostTechnology actually this is true]][[/note]], and inferior to our own [[note]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien this, not so much]][[/note]]."
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*** "[[SpaceElves Eldar]] are [[TheChessmaster cowardly and cynical]], and their weapons are antiquated [[note]][[LostTechnology actually this is true]][[/note]], true, but the Imperium is the last faction to be criticizing someone over the age of their weapons]][[/note]], and inferior to our own [[note]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien this, not so much]][[/note]]."
18th Dec '15 2:40:29 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:177:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brannigan_book_of_war.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:177:Accept no substitutes!]]
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18th Dec '15 2:37:40 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:151:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BranniganBookOfWar.png]]]] [[caption-width-right:151:Accept no substitutes!]]
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19th Nov '15 6:04:33 AM StFan
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** Starfleet's General Orders, which has rules for everything Star Fleet does. Various General Orders were mentioned in the series and films, and many have been compiled together in online list. General Order 1 is, of course, the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]]. General Order 7, for example, is the command to avoid the planet that Captain Pike found in the original pilot, on the basis that the locals were the first God-like aliens that Starfleet had ever encountered.
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** Starfleet's General Orders, which has rules for everything Star Fleet does. Various General Orders were mentioned in the series and films, and many have been compiled together in online list. General Order 1 is, of course, the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]]. General Order 7, for example, is the command to avoid the planet that Captain Pike found in the original pilot, on the basis that the locals were the first God-like aliens that Starfleet had ever encountered.
15th Nov '15 10:01:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''RogueTrooper'' carries around a copy of the ''Guide to the Nu-Earth War'' in Bagman.
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* ''RogueTrooper'' ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' carries around a copy of the ''Guide to the Nu-Earth War'' in Bagman.
19th Sep '15 3:32:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheDefenceOfDuffersDrift'' (written in 1905 about a fictional skirmish in the Boer war) and ''The Defense of Hill 781'' both lay down principles of warfare (the former for infantry, the latter mechanized combined arms operations) through similar narrative devices. Both are near-required reading for U.S. Army officers.
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* ''TheDefenceOfDuffersDrift'' ''Literature/TheDefenceOfDuffersDrift'' (written in 1905 about a fictional skirmish in the Boer war) and ''The Defense of Hill 781'' both lay down principles of warfare (the former for infantry, the latter mechanized combined arms operations) through similar narrative devices. Both are near-required reading for U.S. Army officers.
9th Sep '15 9:53:31 AM dcon930
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Edited Dune to be more in line with Gurney Halleck's quotes in the original.
** There's also the Kanly, a code (and therefore presumably written in a book somewhere) describing the rules that nobles must abide by during their feuds. One rule mentioned: no use of nuclear weapons. Violation of this rule is punishable by [[DisproportionateRetribution ex]][[InvertedTrope ile.]]
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** There's also the Kanly, a code (and therefore presumably written in a book somewhere) describing the rules that nobles must abide by during their feuds. One rule mentioned: no use of nuclear weapons. Violation of this rule is punishable by [[DisproportionateRetribution ex]][[InvertedTrope ile.]] planetary annihilation.
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