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Military Mayhem : 2,500 Years of Soldierly Sleaze and Scandal (Paperback)

Author: Crowdy, Terry

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Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity - scandals have helped to make the world's armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Take an irreverent look at the public outcries that both governments and soldiers would rather we forgot. From Julius Caesar's sex life and the frolics of Charles d'Eon, the fearless dragoon and noted transvestite to the sinking of the Kursk, Terry Crowdy delves into the darker reaches of military personality defects, vice and slip-ups. Packed with more than 70 mishaps, step back in time and see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity, incompetence and the occasional bout of insanity have coloured military history across the centuries.

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Publisher Osprey Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9781849081474
SKU 213823100
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1849081476
Release Date 9/21/2010
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