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The Glorious Book of Great British Weapons

-By George Courtauld

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Charts the rise and fall of the weapons that helped change the course of Great Britain's history. This book presents the tales of weapons such as saxon sea axe, the longbow, the claymore, the brown bess, and the maxim gun. It places each one in historical context and outlines its construction, use, prevalence and effectiveness.

In this fascinating book, the bestselling author of "The Pocket Book of Patriotism" charts the rise and fall of the weapons that helped change the course of our country's history. Here is the gripping story of the Saxon Sea Axe; the Longbow; the Claymore; the Brown Bess; the Maxim Gun; the Tiger Moth; the Tank (including Hobart's Funnies); the Spitfire; the Lancaster Bomber; the Kukri and many more. Fully illustrated in color, the author places each one in historical context and outlines its construction, use, prevalence and effectiveness. Alongside the history of the weapons themselves come tales of the breathtaking courage of some of the men and women who fought to preserve our ancient freedoms. Important battles, commanders, armies and defenses are all included. It adds up to a magnificent volume, serving to remind us that weapons not only had a profound impact on our national story but on our very identity. short..

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ISBN-13 9780091909321
Publisher Ebury Press
Imprint Ebury Press
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 05032009
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Binding Hardback