The Glorious Book of Great British Weapons

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From Boadicea’s chariot to the Hawker Harrier, this is a glorious, fully illustrated history of the weaponry that made Britain great.

In this fascinating book, the bestselling author of The Pocket Book of Patriotism charts the rise and fall of the weapons that helped change the course of British history. Here is the gripping story of the Saxon Sea Axe; the Long Bow; the Claymore; the Brown Bess; the Maxim Gun; the Tiger Moth; the Tank (including Hobart’s funnies); the Spitfire; the Lancaster Bomber; the Kukri and many more.

Fully illustrated in colour, the author places each weapon in historical context and outlines its construction, use, prevalence and effectiveness. Alongside the history of the weapons themselves come tales of the breathtaking courage of some of the men and women who fought to preserve Britain’s ancient freedoms. Important battles, commanders, armies and defences are all included.

It adds up to a magnificent volume, serving as a reminder of the profound impact of weaponry on history.

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George Courtauld’s gift for making history accessible was discovered when he compiled a list of historical events for his young sons. It turned into the bestseller The Pocket Book of Patriotism. His most recent book is England’s Best Loved Poems.

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