BATTLE. An UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY THROUGH 50 CENTURIES of BATTLES (in the box)
Book : genuine leather, handmade. Lining metal, a special alloy.
Book size : 280x320x50 mm.
Box : genuine leather, handmade. Fabric - velvet. Lining, lock, legs - metal, a special alloy.
Box size : 360x400x200 mm.
A wide chronological and geographical range of the book reveals the similarities between the wars in a completely different periods. Outstanding military leaders had qualities universal for all time. It is striking that the action of mobile columns of cavalry of Genghis Khan is extremely similar to the tactics of German armored forces broke into France in the spring of 1940 the Ancient tactics of encirclement of the enemy was equally effective and in the Roman world, and during the Second world war, as demonstrated by plans of the battles described in this book. All the armies that won in different times, have obtained a decisive advantage through the use of new technologies. Leafing through the pages, you will be amazed by the ingenuity and creative abilities that are actualized by military necessity. The Chinese developed the first gunpowder explosives, and the moving fortress Hussites sheathed and iron ships, the Korean turtle was apparently invulnerable.
But military history is not only history, weapons, commanders, and maps. No history of military conflicts cannot ignore the experience of those men, women and children who fought and died in them. This book provides evidence of the impact of war on people's lives, some of which date back to ancient times. All of them remind us that war is, first of all, people who participate in it, with all their faults and contradictions; there are courage and cowardice, cruelty and compassion. Moreover, war is chaotic and dynamic phenomenon, in which a case, a major role in it played by such factors as lost or falsified orders, blind luck and instinct that often prove decisive.
On the pages of this book you will discover the true face of war, not romanticized and not embellished, portraits of political leaders with all their flaws and failings and voices of ordinary soldiers, coming from everywhere. War is one of the driving forces of history. Without exploring military events, it is impossible to understand how the world became what we see it now. This book will help us to understand why even the most advanced societies must sometimes have wars. We should rejoice in the fact that in the modern world war is an exception, but this does not mean that war may not be appropriate. As noted by Aristotle, "we are fighting so that we could live in the world."