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By David Eggenberger

Crucial information of each significant conflict on land and sea in recorded heritage, from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B.C. to the Grenada clash in 1984. incorporated: strategic occasions, roles performed through political/military leaders, troop numbers and coaching, strategies and pursuits, casualties and losses and military/political results. Index. ninety nine illustrations.

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