Battle

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Dorling Kindersley, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 63 pages
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Here is an exciting and informative guide to the most important battles in history. Superb color photographs of uniforms, weapons, and battle scenes give the reader a unique 'eyewitness' view of how battles were fought and won. See an Indian five-bladed dagger, a full Japanese suit of armor, medals from all over the world, a 'dragon cannon' and a surgeon's amputation saw. Learn about the difference between a cannon and a mortar, how balloons were used for reconnaissance, how rifles sent bullets farther and faster and how the Red Cross was set up.

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User Review  - dpiacun - LibraryThing

The book is a DK book on different military style, weapons, fighting styles etc. The pictures are good, with great details about each. This is a good book to use while teaching history to children at a younger age and what soldiers and inventers did to make war. Read full review

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User Review  - librarianlou - LibraryThing

The Eyewitness Books are done in cooperation with the Smithsonian. Indeed, looking through this book is the next best thing to visiting the museum. Read full review

Contents

Contents
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Weapon training Swords
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Field guns Engineering
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Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling Tommy and Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket.

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