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Title: History—20th Century

Action: In the background is a ghosted image of J.F.C. Fuller. In the bottom center of the screen overlaying the image is the following quote attributed to Fuller:

…all principles should be used and not one or two, and that their relationships are the things which really matter.

Voice: In the years immediately following the end of World War One, much of the academic thought regarding the principles of war was formalized.

Action: The following list from the 1920 version of British Field Service Regulations, Volume II is added to the upper portion of the screen, surrounding the picture of Fuller:

J.F.C. Fuller’s Principles of War

Voice: The efforts of Major General J.F.C. Fuller evolved into a list of principles that was published in the British Field Service Regulations, Volume 2, in 1920.

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