The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure

How Soldiers Die in Battle

eBook - 2012 | 1st ed.
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Considers how soldiers through the ages have met their deaths in times of war, covering such subjects as weapons and battlefield strategies while offering insight into cultural differences and the nature of military combat.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307952776
0307952770
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 464 p.)
Contents: First blood : Death and the Heroic in ancient combat
Te deum and non nobis : death on the medieval battlefield
A terrible thunder : combat death in the black powder era
All glory, all hell : dying for the cause : the American Civil War
An investment of blood : death and honor in colonial warfare
This high place of sacrifice : "going west" in World War I
A confraternity of ghosts : how soldiers died in World War II
Diamonds in the mire : death and the heroic in modern combat
Appendix. For pity's sake : a brief history of battlefield medicine.
Summary: Considers how soldiers through the ages have met their deaths in times of war, covering such subjects as weapons and battlefield strategies while offering insight into cultural differences and the nature of military combat.

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