[I came across this quote from a man you might not know. JFC Fuller along with B.H. Liddell Hart were two British military officers/theoreticians who came up with the idea of the tank as a great weapon. They wrote about this after WW1. Heinz Guderian the creator of German tank forces may have read some of their work. Either way, Guderian took theoretical ideas and worked on solving the practical problems to create workable tanks. He could not just copy their ideas. Some of their high level ideas were solid. He had to solve many problems and make many changes until he had the kind of tank force that could do what they envisaged.
I think after WW2, Fuller and Guderian became friends.
Here is a quote from Fuller on why WW2 came about. I take someone like Fuller seriously. He was a true military man and not your normal weak-minded idiot. He stood by the Germans. I think his explanation that Hitler’s common market in Europe could well be dead on the money. Hitler was creating a powerful nation and ALL of Hitler’s ideas were working and could have worked fantastically. Thus Germany had to be crushed in order to maintain the economic power of other Jew-ridden nations like Britain. In short, Hitler’s new economic system and its tremendous success was the reason Britain had to destroy Germany. It was Germany’s SUCCESS in PEACE that was the REAL ISSUE!! Jan]