Military Trains and Railways: An Illustrated History


Military Trains and Railways: An Illustrated History
Featuring many detailed drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare. Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War.

Details Military Trains and Railways: An Illustrated History

Title Military Trains and Railways: An Illustrated History
AuthorJean-Denis G. G. Lepage
Release Date24th Mar 2017
PublisherMcfarland & Co Inc Pub
ISBN-101476667608
EAN9781476667607
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages277 pages
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