History’s Last Left Hook?
Diane Maye
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A terrible use of historical analogies, in the service of a silly argument. It is worth noting that Hannibal’s Army was finally destroyed by a frontal attack at Zama. Moreover, the 1870 and 1940 German attacks on the French center were spectacularly more successful then the 1914 left hook (which, by the way, from the position of the attacker was a right hook… oh, and Hannibal at Cannae won as a result of a double envelopment not a hook). — — Finally, there is no such thing as the “principle” of the left hook.

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