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50 Weapons that Changed Warfare
New Page Books |
William Weir |
260 Pages |
William Weir, author of New Page BookΓΓé¼Γäós 50 Battles That Changed the World, takes another look at the history of warfare, focusing on the hardware that served those famous battles,as well as others not as glorious.
* Individual weapons - from spears to the submachine gun.
* Crew-served weapons - from battering rams to ΓΓé¼┼ôBig BerthaΓΓé¼┬¥.
* Unmanned weapons - from punji stakes to ΓΓé¼┼ôBouncing BettyΓΓé¼┬¥ landmines and trap guns.This book describes the effects of these weapons and how and why they changed warfare, from the bloody carnage produced by hand weapons throughout history to the never used but universally feared fusion bomb, whose sole purpose is to destroy millions of people while leaving buildings intact.Each weapon is not only described, but also illustrated to give a clearer picture of its usage and effects...