Excerpt from The Modern Army in Action an Exposition of the Conduct of War I have read The Modern Army in Action with very great interest, and consider the subject treated by Major-General O'Ryan and Captain Anderson, especially at this time, as being of prime importance from every point of view. It should, and I have doubt will, cause the people of our country to devote serious attention to the general technique of war, and direct their thoughts toward the necessity for placing our country in a condition of preparedness which can be secured only through the establishment of adequate reserves for the regular Army and Militia, and ample supplies to equip them in case we have the misfortune to become engaged in war with a first-class power, prepared as these powers are immediately to make their maximum military effort. No matter how righteous our cause may be, or how considerate we may be of the rights of others, we must be prepared to defend our rights and to secure for ourselves just treatment. This cant be secured by treaties alone. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.