50 Events You Really Need to Know: History of War (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series)De (autor) Robin Cross
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 07 Jun 2012
Robin Cross is an historian specializing in the Second World War. He is the author of over 30 books including, VE Day and We'll Meet Again - both Sunday Times best-sellers - and Citadel: The Battle of Kursk, now a Penguin History Classic. He has also written scripts for over 150 television programmes, mostly focusing on 20th-century history.
Introduction. MILITARY EMPIRES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: The chariot; The Macedonian phalanx; Helepolis ('The City Taker'); The trireme; The Roman legion; The legions in the field; Roman siegecraft. THE DARK AGES: Heavy cavalry and chain mail; Viking longship; The shield wall. MEDIEVAL WARFARE: The castle; Medieval siege engines; The sword; The longbow; Early cannon. THE GUNPOWDER REVOLUTION: Naval warfare; The Vauban revolution; The age of artillery; Firepower and shock action. BIRTH OF MODERN WARFARE: Brown Bess; Mobile artillery; Napoleonic corps d'armee; Naval firepower. INDUSTRY AND WAR: Mass production; The machine gun; The all-big-gun battleship. THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Trench warfare; Chemical warfare; Air warfare; The arrival of the bomber; The tank. THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Blitzkrieg; Radar; Strategic bombing; Armoured warfare; The U-boat war; D-Day; Nazi secret weapons; Escort fighter; Aircraft carrier; Codebreaking; The atom bomb. COLD WAR AND AFTER: Ballistic missiles; Helicopters; Assault rifle; Jet fighter; Stealth; Cruise missile; Unmanned aerial combat; Cyberwar. Index.