British Military History for Dummies

British Military History for Dummies

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British Military History for Dummies
British Military History for Dummies - by Bryan Perrett
British Military History for Dummies - Bryan Perrett

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Book Author
Bryan Perrett
Book Publish Date (Year)
2007
Book Edition
1st Edition
ISBN Number
ISBN: 978-0-470-03213-8

Synopsis This is a plain-English guide to Britons in battle, from the Roman invasion to the ongoing Iraqi war. Charging through the Britain's military past, this accessible guide brings to life the battles and wars that shaped the history of Britain - and the world. The book profiles commanders, explains strategies and tactics, and covers key developments in weaponry and technology. From the Inside Flap The birth of a kingdom and the blooming of empire,world-wide wars, and twenty-first century conflicts: British Military History For Dummies tells the complete story of a nation at battle. Introducing the key developments in weaponry and technology – from longbow to long-range missile – this guide also explains the evolution of battlefield strategy and looks at the army commanders who became the heroes and villains of Britain’s history.

From the Back Cover The birth of a kingdom and the blooming of empire, world-wide wars, and twenty-first century conflicts: British Military History For Dummies tells the complete story of a nation at battle. Introducing the key developments in weaponry and technology - from longbow to long-range missile - this guide also explains the evolution of battlefield strategy and looks at the army commanders who became the heroes and villains of Britain's history.

About the Author Bryan Perrett was educated at Liverpool College. He served for nineteen years in Regular and Territorial Regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps before deciding to take up the pen professionally. His numerous books include Seize and Hold, a study of the coup de main, and Iron Fist, containing case studies of classic armoured engagements, which was selected by the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies for its book option. His more recent works include The Real Hornblower, a biography of Admiral Sir James Gordon, believed to be the officer upon whom C.S. Forester based his immortal character Horatio Hornblower, and For Valour: Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor Battles. During the Falklands and First Gulf Wars he served as Defence Correspondent to the Liverpool Echo.

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