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The Resource The beastly battles of old England : the misguided manoeuvres of the British at war, Nigel Cawthorne

The beastly battles of old England : the misguided manoeuvres of the British at war, Nigel Cawthorne

Label
The beastly battles of old England : the misguided manoeuvres of the British at war
Title
The beastly battles of old England
Title remainder
the misguided manoeuvres of the British at war
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Cawthorne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, this book is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity and massive misjudgements.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1951-
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Cawthorne, Nigel
Dewey number
  • 941
  • 941
  • 355.00941
  • 941
  • 355.00941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA50
Literary form
non fiction
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  • History
  • European history
  • England
  • Military history
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • History
Summary expansion
Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall. In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness
Label
The beastly battles of old England : the misguided manoeuvres of the British at war, Nigel Cawthorne
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BDZ0012799078
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780749956196
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The beastly battles of old England : the misguided manoeuvres of the British at war, Nigel Cawthorne
Publication
Control code
BDZ0012799078
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780749956196
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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