The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes

The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes

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From his researches in the communication of the trenches of military history, Max Hastings has assembled a fascinating collection of anecdotes which illuminate the condition of the soldier through the ages in barracks and on the battlefield. The selection embraces both the tragic and the comic, finding room for eccentrics as well as heroes, rankers, and generals. Extending from biblical times to conflicts of the twentieth century, it presents an absorbing record of the glories and tribulations of military life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 129 x 200.2 x 27.9mm | 349.27g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0192803840
  • 9780192803849

About Sir Max Hastings

Among Max Hasting's books, the most recent include Bomber Command, Battle for the Falklands, Overlord, and The Korean War. As a correspondant, he has reported from eleven theatres of war, and he received several awards for his dispatches from the South Atlantic in 1982. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph.
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Table of contents

Introduction; Military Anecdotes (384 extracts); Sources and Acknowledgements; Index of Principal Names and Places
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