SOLDIERS AND ARMIES by Ernest E. Tucker

SOLDIERS AND ARMIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In the part-fact, part personalized fact-through-fiction style that has characterized this author's The Story of Fighting Ships, The Story of Knights, he follows the changing conditions of soldiers in armies through the ages. It is a good attempt at both the description of the situation of a Greek warrior, for instance, and what it felt like to be in a charge with his weapons, how it felt to be in an army surrounded by civilians, and how hand-to-hand combat has always flowed into a total, team work strategy. This is close to Treece and Oakeshott's recent and excellent Fighting Men (p. 832, J-286) which selected a particular kind of solider peculiar to each age (charioteer, pikeman, etc.) and described his fighting methods.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1965
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard