Loose Cannons

101 Myths, Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History

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Loose Cannons

101 Myths, Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History

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Who tried to bomb Japan with bats? Who invented the air-gun in 250BC? Which stories should we believe? The so-called Dambusters raid was all but ineffective; the Hurricane not the Spitfire was the champion of the Battle of Britain; Singapore did not fall because all the guns were pointing the wrong way' and who would go to war over a game of football, a pig, or an old bucket? Oppenheimer fluffed his lines after the first atomic test; virtually every well-known quote attributed the Duke of Wellington is wrong; Churchill had a BBC voice impersonator record all his famous WW2 speeches as he was invariably too busy or too 'tired and emotional' to do it himself and no-one at the time called WW1 'The War to end all Wars'. Will you believe the truth?

Product details

Published 15 Mar 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 320
ISBN 9781849086493
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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