These books follow the war in all its uncertainties and accidents and contingencies.
Here, as elsewhere, Berg focuses tightly on contingencies but underrates the contexts which give them meaning.
A conventional fighting force that can learn and adapt very quickly is the best way of coping with all contingencies.
It is natural to assume that only military people fully understand the contingencies.
Well, I suppose they have to make plans for all contingencies.
The canny natives had kept an internal corner for contingencies, and polished the kid's very bones.
"It is rather a mixed-up mess," said I, perplexed by the contingencies and the repetitions.
He saw in history only an accumulation of contingencies subject to no law.
So much for the contingencies of the future as those in the secret foresaw it.
Still he endeavoured to overcome any gloomy anticipations about the future, and endeavoured to be prepared for all contingencies.