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By John Drogo Montagu

ISBN-10: 1853676853

ISBN-13: 9781853676857

Greek & Roman battle: Battles, strategies and Trickery is a uniquely distinct paintings which explores the strategies and conflict ideas of the Graeco-Roman interval. This incisive examine is going past the palms and armor of classical conflict to bare the various components, be they geographical, mental or circumstantial, that expert the process old battles. The know-how of a military is naturally an crucial consider its good fortune, yet conflicts are eventually received by way of strategies and method. From the crafty ambush, to oxen with torches masquerading as an escaping military at evening, Drogo Montagu explores the intricacies of waging warfare in antiquity. utilizing his huge wisdom of historical heritage, he has created a gripping account of classical army idea. He attracts at the nice historians of the time-- Livy, Plutarch, Xenophon and Josephus between them--to illustrate different parts that a military required to defeat its enemy at the battlefield, be it by means of strength or guile. additionally, he deals information on how a commander might hold the morale and health of his troops, in addition to behavior their education. Greek & Roman struggle presents an extremely thorough view of the strategies and technique of conflict in precedent days from all views, making it probably the most whole reviews of classical conflict up to now.

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He went over and the colonel led him inside of a B-TOC. After General Abrams disappeared into B-TOC, all the officers filed by me, and all of them shook my hand. It was all precision. It didn't seem like they had rehearsed it or anything. These guys were really pros; they didn't bullshit. I shook hands with every officer there, about eighty of them, including the generals down to the lowest lieutenant. The sergeant major of course came at the end. He said, “Goff, good job. ” And I knew I had done a good job for him, you know, in accepting the damn thing.

Leadership, or followership? Neither. It's both. Listen. John T. McFerren assaults up into this kill-or-die situation because HIS BUDDIES ARE COUNTING ON HIM TO DO HIS JOB. HE THINKS HIS BUDDIES WILL CALL HIM A COWARD IF HE DOESN'T ATTACK. HE HAS LEARNED THAT HIS LEADER KNOWS THE RIGHT THING TODO. HE WANTS TO PLEASE HIS LEADER. HE BELIEVES HE WILL BE COURT-MARTIALED IF HE DOESN'T ATTACK. HE THINKS HE WILL BE LEFT ALONE IF HE DOESN'T ATTACK. HE BELIEVES THAT FOLLOWING ORDERS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

With us being at the woodline and me sitting there exhausted, and with the area completely quietened, a few of the other squads started to run into the woodline, crouched, searching, looking, weapons at the ready. They started taking a body count. That was when the CO went into the woodline—to see if they could find any prisoners or whatever. But I'd done most of the work. The rest of the guys were sitting. I'd been doing all the running, so I was dead to the world. The guys just told me to sit there, because my pig was out of action.

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