From piercing arrowheads to mighty longswords and battleaxes, weapons have clashed on the battlefield from ancient times onwards. Join the action to see warriors from different times and places wielding their weapons in the thick of combat!
About the Author
Catherine Chambers was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and brought up in England. She has written about 130 titles for children and young adults, and enjoys seeking out intriguing facts for her nonfiction titles.
Martín Bustamante is an illustrator and painter from Argentina. Inspired as a teen by Star Wars and Prince Valiant, he has worked for many book publishers and magazines in Argentina, the USA, and Europe. He lives in the UK.
Table of Contents
Piercing Pikes and Lances: Spiked weaponry for foot soldiers and cavalry 8
Lethal Longbow: Binning arrows- on the enemy 10
Lopping with Longswords: Knights clashing in close combat 12
Slicing with the Szabla: The deadly blade of the Polish hussar 14
Gashing with the Gunsen and Gunbai: Formidable Japanese war fans 16
Slashing with the Shamshir: Swinging into action with the Persian cavalry 18
Cutting with the Killer Katana: The samurai's sword of destruction 20
Whacking with the War Hammer: Delivering death with one blow 22
Fast, Fatal Flail: Sowing chaos and confusion 24
Beastly Medieval Battleaxe: The foot soldier's crescent-shaped chopper 26
Wars and Warriors: Famous battles and their weaponry 28
More Ferocious Facts and Glossary 30