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Cavalry. Armor

  • British Armour in the Normandy Campaignby John Buckley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    The popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of these and other humiliating failures has centred predominantly... more...

  • Early Ridersby Robert Drews

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    In this wide-ranging and often controversial book, Robert Drews examines the question of the origins of man's relations with the horse. He questions the belief that on the Eurasian steppes men were riding in battle as early as 4000 BC, and suggests that it was not until around 900 BC that men anywhere - whether in the Near East and the Aegean or... more...

  • On Armorby BRUCE GUDMUNDSSON

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 139.00

    On Armor tells three important and interconnected stories. The first is a tale of a technology, in particular, the rise and fall of the main battle tank?a type of armored vehicle that came to dominate land warfare in the middle of the 20th century but is now obsolete. The second is a history of ideas. The problem that armored vehicles created for 20th-century... more...

  • British Armour Theory and the Rise of the Panzer Armby Professor Azar Gat

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 138.00

    Azar Gat overturns recent historiographical trends in the study of British and German armour developments between the two World Wars. He reinstates British pioneering theory and practice as the inspiration for the creators of the Panzer arm that made possible Germany's 'Blitzkrieg' victories in the opening stage of World War II. more...

  • Cavalry from Hoof to Trackby Roman Jarymowycz

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    outlining the doctrinal and material evolution of the cavalry in its quest for dominance and survival in the battlefield, this history assesses the philosophy and principles of one of warfare's most constant participants. more...

  • Rolling Thunderby Philip Kaplan

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    The tank is such a characteristic feature of modern warfare that its difficult to imagine a time when its presence wasn't felt on the battlefield in some form or another. Rolling Thunder, from eminent historian and author Philip Kaplan, traces the history of the vehicle from its developmental early days on the battlefields of the Great War, to... more...

  • Exploring Advanced Technologies for the Future Combat Systems Programby John Matsumura; Randall Steeb; Tom Herbert; John Gordon

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    An assessment of technologies, tactics and operational concepts being considered for future army rapid-reaction forces in the USA. It focuses on small-scale contingency and the associated spectrum of challenges that this type of scenario might entail. more...

  • Cavalry of the Roman Republicby Jeremiah B. McCall

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    In this original and revealing work, Jeremiah B. McCall challenges the generally accepted view of the Roman cavalry and explores the fundamental connections between war and society in republican Rome, c.300-100 BC. McCall describes the citizen cavalry's equipment, tactics, and motivation in battle, and argues for its effectiveness in the field. This... more...

  • Kurskby Steven H. Newton

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Firsthand accounts of the German commanders who planned and executed the largest tank battle in history more...

  • Medieval Weaponsby ROBERT D. SMITH; Kelly DeVries

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 85.00

    In the Middle Ages, the lack of standardized weapons meant that one warriorÕs arms were often quite different from anotherÕs, even when they were fighting on the same side. And with few major technological advances in that period, the evolution of those weapons over the centuries was incremental. But evolve they ultimately did, bringing arms, armor,... more...