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Steampunk Soldiers
Author: Philip Smith

ISBN: 9781472807021
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 1 November 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.8
Description:
Between 1887 and 1895, the British art student Miles Vandercroft travelled around the world, sketching and painting the soldiers of the countries through which he passed. In this age of dramatic technological advancement, Vandercroft was fascinated by how the rise of steam technology at the start of the American Civil War had transformed warfare and the role of the fighting man.

This volume collects all of Vandercroft's surviving paintings, along with his associated commentary on the specific military units he encountered. It is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colourful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.

About the Author

Philip Smith is a lifelong historical enthusiast, and has carried his interest through an undergraduate degree at Lincoln College, Oxford, and into his career as an editor, where he specializes in military history and tabletop wargaming.

Joseph A McCullough is the author of several non-fiction books including A...

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