Second Honorable Mention, 1913
Motto: "Concert in action makes strength."—Jomini.
In summing up his justly famed work on the Operations of War, Hamley makes an analysis of what he calls "the primary factors which have always been the foundation of success." According to this venerated authority there are two "indispensable factors": first, good morale (in which an approximate equality may in the future be expected among civilized nations), and second, a good commander. After the two indispensable factors, next in order are "mobility, combination and fire-power." "Mobility is spoken of here in the tactical sense—meaning rapidity of maneuvers on the battlefield"; fire-power needs no comment.