Great Military Blunders

Author: Geoffrey Regan
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We have long saluted military genius and bravery. But the other side of the coin is military incompetence... A largely preventable, tragically expensive, yet totally absorbing aspect of human behaviour. History is littered with magnificent examples of stupidity, obduracy, brutality and sheer breath-taking incompetence. And things are not getting any better - some of the most inglorious episodes have happened during the last thirty years. Great Military Blunders charts man's folly and cruelty in a series of stunning debacles, some of which ended in pure farce... Spanning six hundred years of conflict - from the middle ages to the Gulf War, Great Military Blunders follows in the tradition of the hugely successful Great Commanders and The Crimean War; taking subjects of popular interest and combining a mix of human stories and forensic detail into a framework of clearly-structured story-telling. Geoffrey Regan has written a number of bestselling military titles including The Guinness Book of Military Blunders and The Guinness Book of More Military Blunders. Paperback