Weird War - Alan Axelrod

Weird War

By Alan Axelrod

  • Release Date: 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Reference


Strange facts and bizarre anecdotes from centuries of armed conflict fought with everything from machetes to machine guns.

In this thought-provoking and highly entertaining book, Alan Axelrod, author of The Real History of World War II and many other titles, takes a journey through some of the lesser-known aspects of military history. Discover over a hundred fascinating, startling, or just plain odd facts and stories:Commanders—the good, the bad, and the lucky Defeats snatched from the jaws of victoryThe real reason American paratroopers bellowed “Geronimo!” when jumping out of their transport planesWhat—aside from German bombs—caused some of the more unlucky casualties of the London Blitz The shortest war in history—which lasted exactly 38 minutesand much more