It seems like yesterday when I appeared for DSSC and prepared extensively for one year. I always felt the aim of the exam was to enhance the knowledge threshold and to be able to clearly articulate our thoughts. Military history is one of the subjects which troubled me for a long time.
To start with the preparations, Military History is very time taking and requires an extensive research. The prescribed books and the USI notes or the DGMT precis were a good help but could not give me the correct overview of the campaign or the biography. The initial overview itself is missing from all the books or notes and without the overview, reading the book becomes a nightmare because first reading of the book makes turn the pages back and forth. I felt there was a need to create a ready reckoner for the military history examination preparations.