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War : 50 key milestones you really need to know

Author: Robin Cross
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

An epic overview of the 5,000 years of warfare.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Cross
ISBN: 9781780872643 178087264X
OCLC Number: 778274755
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction. MILITARY EMPIRES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: The chariot; The Macedonian phalanx; Helepolis ('The City Taker'); The trireme; The Roman legion; The legions in the field; Roman siegecraft. THE DARK AGES: Heavy cavalry and chain mail; Viking longship; The shield wall. MEDIEVAL WARFARE: The castle; Medieval siege engines; The sword; The longbow; Early cannon. THE GUNPOWDER REVOLUTION: Naval warfare; The Vauban revolution; The age of artillery; Firepower and shock action. BIRTH OF MODERN WARFARE: Brown Bess; Mobile artillery; Napoleonic corps d'armee; Naval firepower. INDUSTRY AND WAR: Mass production; The machine gun; The all-big-gun battleship. THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Trench warfare; Chemical warfare; Air warfare; The arrival of the bomber; The tank. THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Blitzkrieg; Radar; Strategic bombing; Armoured warfare; The U-boat war; D-Day; Nazi secret weapons; Escort fighter; Aircraft carrier; Codebreaking; The atom bomb. COLD WAR AND AFTER: Ballistic missiles; Helicopters; Assault rifle; Jet fighter; Stealth; Cruise missile; Unmanned aerial combat; Cyberwar. Index.
Responsibility: by Robin Cross.


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