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By R. Ewart Oakeshott
Relying on facts of palms present in toilets, tombs, rivers, excavations, and different websites in addition to on modern artwork and literature, the writer describes intimately an grand array of the guns and accoutrements of conflict: swords, shields, spears, helmets, daggers, longbows, crossbows, axes, chain mail, plate armor, gauntlets, and masses else.
Profusely illustrated with greater than one hundred seventy of the author's personal line drawings and 23 plates depicting many infrequent and gorgeous guns, this meticulously researched quantity can be an essential source for army historians, archaeologists, scholars of fingers and armor, and someone attracted to the weaponry of old.
By Nigel Montgomery
By M. C. Bishop
Rome's upward thrust to empire is frequently acknowledged to have owed a lot to the potency and armed forces ability of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. yet simply how 'advanced' used to be Roman army apparatus? What have been its origins and the way did it evolve? The authors of this publication have amassed a wealth of proof from all around the Roman Empire's excavated examples in addition to pictorial and documentary resources to offer an image of what variety of apparatus will be to be had at any given time, what it should seem like and the way it might functionality. They study how yes items have been followed from Rome's enemies and tailored to specific stipulations of struggle winning in several elements of the Empire. in addition they examine intimately the know-how of army apparatus and the capability during which it used to be produced, and talk about wider questions comparable to the prestige of the soldier in Roman society. either the especially ready illustrations and the textual content were thoroughly revised for the second one version of this targeted and authoritative guide, bringing it modern with the very most up-to-date examine. It illustrates every one aspect within the apparatus of the Roman soldier, from his helmet to his boots, his insignia, his instruments and his guns. This ebook will attract archaeologists, historic and armed forces historians in addition to the commonly expert and inquisitive reader.
By Wolfgang Schneider
This booklet covers intimately the Tiger variations Elefant, Jagdtiger, and Sturmtiger.
In 1715 France had a monstrous in another country empire in the USA, Africa and Asia, its colonies garrisoned by way of millions of normal officials and infantrymen who belonged to the Navy's colonial institution or by way of the French East India Company's troops. even though those troops should not often coated in histories of the French forces, because the finish of the seventeenth century, they observed massive motion opposed to the enemy in another country. This final quantity in a sequence of 5 (Men-at-Arms 296, 302, 304, 308 and 313) information the uniforms, fingers and accoutrements of Louis XV's colonial and naval troops. The textual content is observed by means of quite a few pictures and illustrations, together with 8 complete color plates.