Ground Warfare: An International Encyclopedia 3 volume set

Ground Warfare: An International Encyclopedia 3 volume set

Language: English

Pages: 1067

ISBN: 1576073440

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Ground Warfare: An International Encyclopedia 3 volume set

Language: English

Pages: 1067

ISBN: 1576073440

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Spanning the recorded history of ground warfare from antiquity to the Atomic Age, this three-volume authoritative reference work documents it all―from generals to GIs, catapults to Kalashnikovs, ancient Israel to post-Soviet Chechnya.

• 1,200+ detailed A–Z entries, cross-referenced for further reading, chronicle every aspect of ground warfare throughout history

• Numerous drawings, engravings, and diagrams depict everything from Cyrus the II conquering Babylon to the Battle of Waterloo

• Photographs show leaders from Tito to T. E. Lawrence, weapons, and battles such as Antietam

• Maps range from Alexander's empire to World War II

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fixated on re-creating the Roman Mediterranean empire, obliged. The peace of 532 required a heavy tribute from Justinian, but Khusrauw remained suspicious. Ostrogoth emissaries from Italy warned the shah that Justinian might turn eastward after subjugating them. Byzantine machinations routinely encouraged instability in Armenia. In 540, Khusrauw’s army rolled en masse toward Antioch, the “Third City” of Byzantium, sacking forts, looting towns, and demanding an enormous tribute. When Justinian

retrieved, returned to base, and reused as necessary. The air cavalry concept is a good one, but such troops should not be committed against defended landing zones or for tasks that the ground forces are capable of performing equally well. Airborne and air-mobile troops are too expensive to train and maintain to allow them to be squandered casually. World War II also created the glider-borne soldier. Although paratroops can be widely scattered over a drop zone (for instance the U.S. 272d and

into question the military tactics that proved effective in Europe. Marching in tight columns with flankers more concerned with keeping men in columns than in defending those columns exposed the British to harassing attacks. The vastness of the country and the distance from England permitted harassing guerrilla attacks on supplies by sea, privateers, and by land, foraging parties. Indeed, the main contribution of the American navy was the actions of private ship captains, so-called privateers,

fight when called upon. The conduct of war is not a question of when, but merely where and for how long, because war will occur, and war and those who fight it will forever continue to be a part of this world. An old Japanese saying captures this theme: Warriors and gold may be idle, but they never rust. From walking patrols in Vietnam as a young officer to employing our nation’s armed forces to achieve our national strategic goals as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I have found that

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