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John Frederick Charles Fuller
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Nickname(s) "Boney"
Born (1878-09-01)1 September 1878
Chichester, West Sussex, England
Died 10 February 1966(1966-02-10) (aged 87)
Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1899–1933
Rank Major-general
Service number 16
Unit Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Commands held 14th Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars
Awards
Other work Military historian, occultist, author

Major-General John Frederick Charles "Boney" Fuller CB CBE DSO (1 September 1878 – 10 February 1966) was a senior British Army officer, military historian, and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorising principles of warfare. With 45 books and many articles, he was a highly prolific author whose ideas reached army officers and the interested public. He explored the business of fighting, in terms of the relationship between warfare and social, political, and economic factors in the civilian sector. Fuller emphasised the potential of new weapons, especially tanks and aircraft, to stun a surprised enemy psychologically.

Fuller was highly controversial in British politics because of his support for the organised fascist movement. He was also an occultist and Thelemite who wrote a number of works on esotericism and mysticism.

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