A brand-new history of the world's principal military developments and campaigns, from the Greeks and Romans to the Vietnam War and beyond, illustrated with state of the art mapping.
From the dawn of the very first civilizations, people have fought for the control of resources and territory. This book takes a look at all the principal military developments which have made these struggles ever more lethal and at the major military campaigns throughout the ages. From the Egyptians and Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh, to the recent wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and the Gulf, the most innovative military tactics, new weaponry, the key commanders and the decisive battles are all discussed and analysed.
Features over 200 full colour maps.