This book focuses on historical military campaigns and examines the fierce warriors that took control over great swathes of the globe, as well as their brave opponents that dared to resist their assaults.
The subject matter of this volume stretches from the Egyptian Pharaohs to the warriors of Dahomey that defiantly resisted their French conquerors in the late 19th century. The pages in between cover such luminaries as Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Byzantines, various English militias and professional soldiers, Scot mercenaries and the Indians on the North American plains.
Each selected topics is explained in great detail with extensive text offering a commentary on historical context and background, as well as about the uniforms, attire and weaponry of the combatants. Large colorful illustrations produced by a variety of talented artists portray interesting aspects of clothing and weapons for the benefit of the reader.