Masters of Battle: Selected Great Warrior Classes (John Wilcox) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military History section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Brockhampton Press, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
>From the cover: So who would you choose? We all delight in naming our best ever choices for sports teams, stage performers, film directors, politicians and soldiers. We relish the questioning of our selection as we argue against the favourites of others. Agreement is seldom achieved, but the challenge is enjoyable.
In this hugely entertaining and informative study, John Wilcox selects just six military classes which he proposes as elite per-formers, superstars amongst generations of warriors of all races, creeds and colours. He selects: The Longbowmen of England; The Vikings of the North; The Riflemen of Saratoga; The Zulus of Isandlwana; The U-boat Captains of the Kaiser; Hitlers Panzer commanders;
Though we may have other candidates, there can be little dispute that the author has identified six groups which meet the criteria that merit the description of masters of their battlefields, be those beneath the dark waters of the North Sea, the field of Agincourt or the forests of upstate New York.
With an eye for pertinent detail but a determination to enthuse as well as to inform, this book will stimulate the reader to evaluate afresh the role of the specialist warrior in history. He will develop a keener knowledge of the cited examples and find himself conducting a comparison with examples of his own choosing.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Faint lean. Text complete, clean and tight.
Matching Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.