Midget Ninja and Tactical Laxatives: Bizarre Warfare Through the Ages (BOK)

Philip Sidnell

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Which army used camels disguised as war elephants? Which illustrious warlord was killed by a midget ninja hidden in his latrine? How was a Japanese vessel sunk by live cows dropped by the Soviet air force? And just what kind of weapon was the Bohemian Ear Spoon? These are just a few of the important questions of military history answered in this book. Midget Ninja and tactical laxatives is a light-hearted look at some of the most bizarre incidents, weirdest weapons and strangest stratagems to be found in the annals of warfare. Drawn from all periods of history there is something here for every reader with an interest in military history and/or a sense of humour. Some of the sections included: War Elephants and How to Stop Them (including the infamous blazing pigs)Ignominious Deaths (eg the midget ninja in the latrine)A Misplaced Sense of Honour (eg the sniper who let George Washington live)Suicide Missions (eg mass suicide as a diversion tactic and a case of self-decapitation)Weird and Wonderful Weapons: (such as the WW2 bat bomb -with real bats)Stranger things happen at Sea (eg million-ton ice ships and death by blocked toilet)God is on our side (of omens, oracles and the ancient battle stopped by a UFO)An Army Marches on its Stomach (eg the tactical use of laxatives and the Greek army immobilized for 3 days by hallucinogenic honey)

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Philip Sidnell
Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781848843318
Antall sider 144 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 159 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Military history, Warfare & defence