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By David Eggenberger

ISBN-10: 0486249131

ISBN-13: 9780486249131

Crucial info of each significant conflict on land and sea in recorded historical past, from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B.C. to the Grenada clash in 1984. integrated: strategic occasions, roles performed via political/military leaders, troop numbers and coaching, strategies and ambitions, casualties and losses and military/political results. Index. ninety nine illustrations.

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