A not too successful attempt to show the influence of armament on history from the time of the Greek City-states to World War II. General Fuller, whose advanced military views have usually been adopted by the British staff, traces superficially the evolution from bow and arrow to robot bomb. But -- when it comes to their relation to history and man's way of life, Fuller hardly says more than the obvious -- the influence persists. He does not even attempt to show the relation of such international recognition of the part of armament in history as the Washington Disarmament Conference, the Briand-Kellogg Pact, or the conflicts over armament and security at Versailles. Over-ambitious purpose indicated in title for a slim volume.