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Military Blunders
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Publisher : Constable
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ISBN 10 : 1780338619
Pages : 160 pages
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Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology of military incompetence and the reasons even the most well-oiled military machines inflict disaster upon themselves. Beginning in AD9 with the massacre of Varus and his legions in the Black Forest all the way up to present day conflict in Afghanistan it analyses why things go wrong on the battlefield and who is to blame.

Military Blunders

Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology of military incompetence and the reasons even the most well-oiled military machines inflict disaster upon themselves. Beginning in AD9 with the massacre of Varus and his legions in the Black

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Great Military Disasters

The first section of Great Military Diasters is devoted to a wide-ranging survey of the three different levels--politics, planning and command--that if not properly executed or considered can and often do lead to disaster. In all three areas he cites fascinating and at times horrifying examples of incompetence from the

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Great Military Disasters

Great Military Disasters tells the dramatic stories behind the world's most calamitous conflicts. From the French army's failure to understand the impact of new technology at Crécy to Hitler's blatant overconfidence at Stalingrad, military historian Julian Spilsbury provides thrilling accounts of each disaster, covering exactly what went wrong, how

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How to Lose a Battle

A remarkable compendium of the worst military decisions and the men who made them The annals of history are littered with horribly bad military leaders. These combat incompetents found amazing ways to ensure their army's defeat. Whether it was a lack of proper planning, miscalculation, ego, bad luck, or just

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How to Lose a War

From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders—whether the failure was a result

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Military Blunders

Argues that human error by military and civilian commanders caused defeat and turned the tide of war, providing examples such as the sinking of the Lusitania and the invasion of Kuwait.

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Great Military Blunders

Download or read online Great Military Blunders written by Geoffrey Regan, published by Unknown which was released on 2017. Get Great Military Blunders Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Great Military Blunders

"From ancient times to the Bay of Pigs and the Falklands War, military history has been marked as much by misjudgements and incompetence as by gallantry and glory. In this fascinating and entertaining collection, author Geoffrey Regan recounts some of the staggering stories of military blunder. His anecdotes encompass every

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The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History

The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History is a fascinating collection that educators, students, and historians will all find useful in helping them understand the causes and consequences of the most infamous military failures in history. The dynamics of military disaster are equally, if not more, important as understanding how to

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Blinders  Blunders  and Wars

The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia to America’s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and

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Scottish Military Disasters

Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. From the time of the Roman invasions until the Korean War, Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that victories are always talked up and recorded, but

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How to Lose a War at Sea

An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others

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Great Military Blunders

This title features a selection of the greatest military blunders throughout history. It contains the answers as it looks at what lay behind the disasters at Balaclava, Agincourt, Antietam, the Philippines, and many more. Shocking and incredible, in many cases the blunders might seem almost laughable were it not for

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On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence

This unique and penetrating book surveys 100 years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second. It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders and identifies an

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Arrogant Armies

Download or read online Arrogant Armies written by James M. Perry, published by Castle Books Incorporated which was released on 2005. Get Arrogant Armies Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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