J. F. C. Fuller

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In 1919 I was the sole person who saw war in the form it would be; yet saw it only as an acorn and not as an oak.
Major-General JFC Fuller, the man credited with developing modern armored warfare in the 1920s, called failure to use It "the greatest blunder of the whole war." He even suggested that British and American tank divisions could have overrun Germany before the Russians – if it had been deployed, that is. ~ As qtd. by David Hambling

Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO (September 1, 1878February 10, 1966), commonly J.F.C. Fuller, was a British major-general, military historian and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare. He was also the inventor of "artificial moonlight" and an occultist.

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  • In 1919 I was the sole person who saw war in the form it would be; yet saw it only as an acorn and not as an oak.

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