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Translation Of Taped Conversation With General Hermann Balck, April 1979

Translation Of Taped Conversation With General Hermann Balck, April 1979

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This is a translated interview with German General Hermann Balck. Balck was a big inspiration to Col John Boyd in regards to novelty, innovation and rapid intuitive decision making.
This is a translated interview with German General Hermann Balck. Balck was a big inspiration to Col John Boyd in regards to novelty, innovation and rapid intuitive decision making.

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TRANSLATION
OF
TAPEDCONVERSATION
WITHGENERAL
HERMANN
BALCK
13
APRIL
1979
JULY
1979
PERFORMED
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armored
personnel
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use
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closecontact
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forward
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