1000 years of warfare from the Viking invasion to cyberwarfare
‘Pray don’t let it be me,’ thinks the soldier, ‘please don’t let it be me—or if it is, make it quick. Don’t let something be torn off followed by searing agony.’
No soldier wants to die listening to his own screams as his blood ebbs away in the dirt. That is a cruel end, likely to make his brothers-in-arms throw down their weapons and flee in blind terror. In some instances, though, death is preferable if it means not being dragged off and having your still-beating heart torn from your chest. Never listen to the cacophony of war, only listen for orders and press on, no matter what happens.
The second millennium of mankind has been characterised by almost incessant warfare somewhere on the face of the globe. Battles That Changed the World serves as a snapshot of the development of warfare over the past 1,000 years, illustrating the bravery and suffering mankind has inflicted upon itself in developing what we call the ‘Art of War’.
Here military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones selects twenty battles that illustrate the changing face of warfare over the past thousand years—from the Viking shield wall to long bows and knights, the emergence of gunpowder and finally the long-range faceless warfare of today. This is a look at the killing game and its devastating impact.
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|Battles That Changed the World: 1000 Years of Warfare, From the Viking Invasion to Cyberwarfare
|Jaico Publishing House
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|15 February 2023
ANTHONY TUCKER-JONES spent nearly twenty years in the British Intelligence community before establishing himself as a defence writer and military historian. He has written extensively on aspects of warfare in the Second World War and has produced several other books on the subject of war.
Anthony Tucker-Jones is a highly successful military historian and defence writer. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages including Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Polish and Russian. Always in demand he has worked with Arcturus, Bloomsbury, Greenhill, Osprey, Pen & Sword and The History Press.
Anthony has also had over 500 articles and features published in print and online with numerous publications and outlets. For many years he was the terrorism and security correspondent for intersec - The Journal of International Security and freelanced for Channel 4 News. He holds a bachelors in history and a masters in international relations and strategic studies.
Amongst his bestsellers are Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin's War 1941-1945, Kursk 1943: Hitler's Bitter Harvest and D-Day 1944: The Making of Victory.
His recent books include The Devil's Bridge and The Battle for the Mediterranean. Anthony's latest work Churchill Master and Commander: Winston Churchill at War 1895-1945 was published by Osprey at the end of 2021 and launched in America with the Churchill Society of New Orleans and at the US National WWII Museum to critical acclaim.