Foot Soldier

Foot Soldier

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What can the life of the modern professional soldier have in common with a Roman legionary, a Frankish warrior, or the musketeer of the English Civil War? The Footsoldier tells the story from the personal viewpoint of individual soldiers over the last 2,500 years. With stories ranging from Timocrates of Athens -- practising his shield and sword skills at the gymnasium -- to Corporal Joe Borelli, US 2nd Armored Division -- complaining about 'C' rations after more than eighteen months active service in World War II Europe -- a clear account of the development of warfare emerges, with no lack of insight into its prizes and its costs. Detailed information about uniforms and equipment is accompanied by superb color illustrations. ..".informative, exciting, accurate and realistic." -- Times Literary Supplement (London)show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 10mm | 480g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • colour illustrations
  • 0192731475
  • 9780192731470

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