Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
World's Worst Military Disasters : Battlefield Calamities from the Ancient World to the Present Day - Chris McNab

World's Worst Military Disasters

Battlefield Calamities from the Ancient World to the Present Day

By: Chris McNab

Flexi Bound Book | 14 May 2020

At a Glance


Flexi Bound Book

RRP $22.99



In Stock and Aims to ship next day

World's Worst Military Disasters examines some of the worst battle defeats in military history from ancient times through to the present day, including some of the most famous battles in history. The accounts range from remarkable stories of how the world's great powers met military defeat at the unlikely hands of ill-equipped native peoples, such as the events at Little Big Horn, to embarrassing technical failures and miscommunication evidenced during Operation Eagle Claw. World's Worst Military Disasters investigates military catastrophes originating from all kinds of circumstances. Each fascinating account gives a full and detailed analysis of the events leading up to the disaster, followed by studies of the strategies used during the manoeuvres and the reasons for their failure. Learn about the blunders at Pearl Harbor, the attack at Stirling Bridge and find out the reasons for thousands of people dying at the siege and fall of Jerusalem. Each story is highly illustrated bringing every battle and military mishap to life, plus key facts outline the most important information and allows the reader the see facts at a glance. Whether the result of enemy action or pure human error, World's Worst Military Disasters offers an educational and riveting read.

More in General & World History

Operation Biting - Max Hastings

RRP $37.99


Humankind : A Hopeful History - Rutger Bregman

RRP $24.99


The Vanishing Point - Andrea Hotere

RRP $34.99


The Diary of a Young Girl : The Definitive Edition - Anne Frank
Amazing Temples of the World - Michael Kerrigan


RRP $45.99


Russian Weapons of World War II - David Porter


RRP $45.99


Blitzkrieg : Hitler's Lightning War in Photographs - Ian Baxter


Wake Up : Why the World has Gone Nuts - Piers Morgan

RRP $49.99


Pathogenesis : How germs made history - Jonathan Kennedy

RRP $35.00


Idiots, Follies and Misadventures - Mikey Robins

RRP $34.99