Men at War: True Stories of Heroism and Honor

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Avon Books, 1997 - History - 400 pages
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From the author of To the Last Cartridge comes a collection of true stories of the men who fought in history's greatest battles.

From the ruins of medieval towns where King Arthur's army once passed to the dark jungles of Vietnam where a more mechanized but no less deadly war was fought, Smith captures the struggle of fighting men against the backdrop of history. As in his earlier book, To the Last Cartridge, Smith recreates war with power and understanding -- the strategy, tactics and the human experience.

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Contents

Arthur the King at Badon Hill
1
The United States Marines at the City of Mexico
12
Harold the King at Stamford Bridge
14
The Devils in the Flesh
31
The Turkish Disaster at Lepanto
34
Saul and Allenby at Michmash Pass
53
1745 The Irish at Fontenoy
56
And the Irish Move to the Sound of the Guns Like the Salmon to the Sea 13
73
The Death of the Shangani Patrol
217
The Booty of Berlin
232
Hicks Pasha and the Kordofan Disaster
234
The Brash Young Captain
245
Breaker Morant and the Bushveldt Carbineers
247
AufWiedersehen Lili
265
The Qships
267
The Astonishing Major Brady
279

Culloden Moor 14
74
The Horse Marines
88
Rogers Rangers at St Francis
89
In Few Words
105
The Royal Americans at Bushy Run
107
Frank Luke the Arizona Cowboy
121
Lieutenant OBannon Finds His Glory
125
The Incredible Run of Holdfast Gaines
141
The Miracle at Albuera
143
Dirty Work
156
Regulars By God The United States Infantry on the Niagara
158
The Value of an Education
173
The Ordeal of Lucknow and Cawnpore
175
The Saving of the Raj
195
Do You See Those Colors? The First Minnesota at Gettysburg
198
A Note from the White House
215
The Lost Battalion
282
The Man Who Used His Head
296
The Calcutta Light Horse at Marmagoa
298
The Saga of Old Abe
309
Apres Moi le Deluge
311
Orde Wingate Trains His Chindits
331
General of Armored Troops Hermann Balck
333
Leading
346
The Death of Groupe Mobile 100
347
The Legacy of Groupe Mobile 100
360
Genevieve Galard
363
The Luck of the Draw
374
The Ridges of Dak To
376
Index
389
Copyright

About the author (1997)

Robert Barr Smith, retired Colonel, United States Army, is Professor of Law, Director of Legal Research and Writing, and Adjunct Professor of Military Science at the University of Oklahoma.

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