World's Worst Military Disasters

World's Worst Military Disasters

by William James
     
 
The World's Worst Military Disasters examines some of the worst battlefield defeats in military history, from ancient times through to the present day. The accounts range from remarkable stories of how the world's great powers met military defeat at the unlikely hands of ill-equipped native peoples, such as the defeat of General Custer's Seventh Cavalry at

Overview

The World's Worst Military Disasters examines some of the worst battlefield defeats in military history, from ancient times through to the present day. The accounts range from remarkable stories of how the world's great powers met military defeat at the unlikely hands of ill-equipped native peoples, such as the defeat of General Custer's Seventh Cavalry at Little Big Horn (1876), to the embarrassing technical failures and miscommunication demonstrated during US forces' attempt to rescue the Iranian hostages in Operation Eagle Claw (1980).

Each account offers a full and detailed analysis of the events leading up to the disaster, followed by studies of the strategies used during the maneuvers and the reasons for their failure. Learn about the blunder at Pearl Harbor (1941), the Scottish victory at Stirling Bridge (1297) and find out why thousands were massacred at the siege and fall of Jerusalem (1099). Each story is highly illustrated, bringing home the impact of the military mishap, while information boxes allow the reader the see the key facts at a glance. Whether the result of enemy action or human error, the catastrophes featured in The World's Worst Military Disasters will provide an educational and riveting read.

Dr Chris McNab has published over 30 books on subject areas ranging from military history to human survival. His titles include The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War, German Paratroopers of WWII, The Encyclopedia of Combat Techniques and How to Survive Anything, Anywhere. In addition, he has written dozens of articles for magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. Chris lives in South Wales, UK.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760770900
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 6.42(h) x 1.19(d)

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