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Battling the elements : weather and terrain in the conduct of war

Author: Harold A Winters; Gerald E Galloway Jr; William J Reynolds; David W Rhyne
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : John Hopkins university press, 1998.
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An examination of the connections between major battles in world history and their geographic components. Each chapter looks at a specific environmental factor, revealing what role factors such as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold A Winters; Gerald E Galloway Jr; William J Reynolds; David W Rhyne
ISBN: 0801866480 9780801866487
OCLC Number: 492683854
Description: ix-317 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: 1 Storms, Fair Weather, and Chance Kamikazes, Dunkirk, and Normandy 2 Too Much and Too Wet The Civil War Mud March and Flander's Fields 3 Clouds and Fog The Bulge and Khe Sanh 4 Invading Another Climate as Seasons Change Napoleon and Hitler Russia 5 Forests and Jungles The Wilderness and the Ia Drang Valley 6 Terrains and Corridors The American Civil War's Eastern Theater and World War I Verdun 7 Troubled Waters River Crossings at Arnhem and Remagen 8 Glaciers Shape the Land Alpine Fighting and the Road to Moscow 9 Peninsulas and Sea Coasts Anzio and Inchon 10 Island Battles Tarawa and Iwo Jima 11 Hot, Wet, and Sick New Guinea and Dien Bien Phu 12 Heat, Rock, and Sand The Western Desert and the Sinai
Responsibility: Harold A. Winters ; with Gerald E. Galloway Jr, William J. Reynolds and David W. Rhyne.

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