Extreme Battlefields

Extreme Battlefields

When War Meets the Forces of Nature

Book - 2016
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This book explores the ways the environment--the weather, climate, or geography--influences the outcomes of wars. The historical examples examined are: Hannibal in the Alps, the US Navy during Typhoon Cobra (WWII), the Canadian Army in Passchendaele (WWI), the dispute between India and Pakistan over the Siachen Glacier, the Battle of Pichincha (a volcano), General Wei Qing vs the Xiongnu in the Gobi Desert, the US Army in Vietnam, Napoleon's defeat in Russia, and the Battle of Tora Bora.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781554517947
Branch Call Number: J355.02 K99e
Characteristics: 157 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Shannon, Drew 1988-


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From Hannibal vs. the Alps in 218 BCE to the Allied Forces in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2001, Kai gives us the gritty details of what happens when mother nature gets involved.

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