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Machines that Won the War: World War I Charlie Samuels

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Paperback / softback 48 pages

252 x 192 x 6mm
13th Feb 2014
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Machines That Won the War
c 1914 to c 1918
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As well as bravery, leadership and luck, wars have always been decided by technology. This book looks at the weapons, armour and fighting hardware that made the difference in World War I.Twenty signficant vehicles, ships or weapons are described and the specific actions in which they played a decisive part. Combines concise reliable technical specifications with eyewitness accounts and quotes from the people who used the machines.Includes a timeline placing the weapons in the context of war.


Charlie Samuels studied at the University of Oxford before beginning a career in publishing that has lasted over 20 years. He has written hundreds of articles and dozens of books for younger readers, particularly about historical, cultural and military subjects. He has also contributed to and edited many illustrated reference encyclopedias for the British and American markets. He lives in London, where his nephews and godchildren are happy to tell him how to be a better writer.

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