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Mussolini's Barber : And other Stories of the Unknown Players who made History Happen - Graeme Donald

Mussolini's Barber

And other Stories of the Unknown Players who made History Happen

Hardcover Published: 20th May 2012
ISBN: 9781849081696
Number Of Pages: 288

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We have all heard about the great generals of military history, and those whose heroic deeds changed the course of war. This is not their book. Instead, this offbeat and engaging book reveals the stories of 75 bit-players of military history: Hitler's personal pilot, Hanna Reitsch; Pierre Basile, the crossbowman whose arrow hit Richard I; Major John D Barry, the Confederate who mistakenly gave the order to fire upon General Stonewall Jackson; and, Lee Duncan, who rescued a puppy from the German trenches of World War I and took him back to America, where he became famous as Rin Tin Tin. If you think you know your history, prepare to think again.

The Back Line - those in supporting roles, from Hitler's housekeeper to the Nuremberg hangman, and the spy who convinced Bonnie Prince Charlie that a massive army confronted him, thus persuading him to turn back at Derby..Good Shots and Bad - those responsible for the killing shot, those who rescued commanders from death on the battlefield, and those who assassinated the assassins..Deadly and Dangerous - those whose wartime inventions changed the course of battle history, from Hedy Lamar, who invented the frequency-hopping spread-spectrum for radio controlled torpedoes in World War II to Dr Fritz Haber who devised Zyklon B for Nazi Germany and murderer David Marshall Williams who designed the M1 carbine from his prison workshop

ISBN: 9781849081696
ISBN-10: 1849081697
Series: General Military Ser.
Audience: BAU
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 12.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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