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This is an auction for SOLDIERS by John Keegan & Richard Holmes.

"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."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

"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 battle - realities 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."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Large format hardback 1987.

288 pages + full colour and black & white illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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