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Literature / Fighting Men

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Fighting Men: How Men Have Fought Through the Ages is a juvenile documentary by author Henry Treece and archeological scholar Ewart Oakeshaft.

It gives a historical and entertaining overview of six different eras in warfare and the men who fought then. They are the Chariots, the Roman Soldier, the Vikings, the Heavy Cavalryman, the Longbowman, and Pike and Musket. Worth reading for its good writing and its entertaining and informative descriptions.

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  • Historical Domain Character: Lots, naturally. Notably Machiavelli, who appears in the short story in the last chapter telling war stories with a pair of mercenary officers. Only his first name is given, but it is pretty easy to infer.
  • Short Story: A short story is given at the beginning of the first and last chapters.


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