Soldiers: A History of Men in Battle

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Celebrated military historian, John Keegan, and co-author, Richard Holmes, chart the changes in the conduct of warfare through history with an instructive combination of analysis and illustration. In the process they reveal that what has not changed is that an army ultimately has to depend on the courage and determination of its fighting men. With an introduction by Frederick Forsyth.

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Conceived as a companion to the BBC television series of the same name, Soldiers stands on its own as an illuminating and thought-provoking study of war as soldiers have experienced it through history. The authors organize their subject into the various combat arms and allied categories: infantryman, artillerist, cavalryman, tanker, airman, guerrilla, surgeon, logistician, commander. The great technological, tactical and strategic innovations are explained, with emphasis on the men who conceived and saw to their employment. One of the strengths of this overview is the superb choice of examples. The book includes chapters on fighting spirit, the influence of religion on war and the effect of war on civilian populations. Keegan and Holmes wrote The Face of War and Acts of War, respectively. Illustrations. 35,000 first printing; History Book Club main selection; BOMC alternate.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

The authors of this companion volume to a BBC television series are highly regarded military historians at Sandhurst. They juxtapose war's universal appeal to the young men who fight with the changing realities of battlerealities heavily influenced by technology. They highlight the centrality of comradeship in sustaining war's demands without sliding into heroic pathos. If their work is intellectually unpretentious, it is correspondingly successful in providing a vivid, integrated set of images, verbal and visual, illustrating the soldier's experience. Recommended, particularly in conjunction with Keegan's The Face of Battle . Dennis E. Showalter, History Dept., Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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John Keegan; Richard Holmes; John Gau
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton Ltd (1985)
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