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Loose Cannons: 101 Myths, Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History
 

Loose Cannons: 101 Myths, Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History (EPUB ebook)

By Donald, Graeme

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?
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ISBN 9781849086516
Published 1 Jan 2011
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series General Military

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ISBN-13 9781849086516
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Released 1 Jan 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Donald, Graeme
Series General Military
Category Military History
Warfare & Defence
Civil War
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 355.009
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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