The Evolution of Weapons and Warfare
A history of weapons and warfare, from the Macedonian sarissa to the atomic bomb. The book describes technological and strategic advances in military science, but also aims to evoke the horror of war and comment on the future of warfare.
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The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice
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