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The Horse in War

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"Since pre-historic times horses have played a vital role in the triumphs and defeats of conquerors and warlords, carrying them across mountains and desserts at the head of their armies, and for centuries historians, poets and artists have glorified the horse in war and battle. Shakespeare immortalised the exploits of King Henry V at Agincourt, Tennyson perpetuated the gallant Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, and, among the reverses, Meissonier depicted on canvas the misery of Napoleon as he led his dejected troops on their retreat from Moscow.

This lavishly illustrated book brilliantly highlights the achievements of the horse in military history, from the Wooden Horse of Troy and the marauding horse-men of Genghis Khan to modern times when the death-knell for cavalry was sounded by the introduction of mechanised vehicles during the First World War. Under the editorship of Michael Seth-Smith, eminent authorities have contributed articles on epic moments in cavalry history, and the many superb illustrations vividly depict famous battle scenes and pay homage to the importance of the horse in war."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes a dust-jacket in very good condition. Signed by the author

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Author(s):
Edited by Michael Seth-Smith (Various contributors).
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1979
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
New English Library

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From the blurb;

"Since pre-historic times horses have played a vital role in the triumphs and defeats of conquerors and warlords, carrying them across mountains and desserts at the head of their armies, and for centuries historians, poets and artists have glorified the horse in war and battle. Shakespeare immortalised the exploits of King Henry V at Agincourt, Tennyson perpetuated the gallant Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, and, among the reverses, Meissonier depicted on canvas the misery of Napoleon as he led his dejected troops on their retreat from Moscow.

This lavishly illustrated book brilliantly highlights the achievements of the horse in military history, from the Wooden Horse of Troy and the marauding horse-men of Genghis Khan to modern times when the death-knell for cavalry was sounded by the introduction of mechanised vehicles during the First World War. Under the editorship of Michael Seth-Smith, eminent authorities have contributed articles on epic moments in cavalry history, and the many superb illustrations vividly depict famous battle scenes and pay homage to the importance of the horse in war."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes a dust-jacket in very good condition. Signed by the author

Author(s):
Edited by Michael Seth-Smith (Various contributors).
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1979
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
New English Library

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