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Title Big guns : artillery on the battlefield / Angus Konstam.
Author Konstam, Angus.
Publication Oxford : Casemate, 2017.
Copyright date ©2017
Description 155 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Call # 623.41 K
Series Casemate short history
Casemate short history.
Contents Introduction -- Timeline [7th century to 1946] -- Chapter 1: Medieval Origins (14th-15th centuries) -- Chapter 2: The Renaissance (16th-17th centuries) -- Chapter 3: The Age of Reason (18th century) -- Chapter 4: The Wars of Napoleon (1792-1815) -- Chapter 5: The Industrial Age (1815-1914) -- Chapter 6: World War I (1914-1918) -- Chapter 7: World War II and after (1919-present).
Summary During both world wars the devasting firepower of artillery accounted for a huge proportion of casualties, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands. But how did we reach this point given that in the Middle Ages it was little more than an princely novelty? Using gunpowder weapons was initially something of a black art, but over the centuries gunnery became a science, a dependable method of breaching fortifications, or overcoming an enemy on the battlefield. This is the colourful story of how the power of gunpowder has been harnessed and developed. It is a seven-century tapestry of invention, technoogical breakthrough, industrial ingenuity - and deadly intent.-- Back cover.
Subject Artillery -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Artillery operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Artillery operations.
Alt Title Artillery on the battlefield
ISBN 1612004881 (paperback)
9781612004884 (paperback)

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