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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent book, 12 July 2011
Brilliantly written and easily readable. Well-informed and thought-provoking. It often states the obvious that many people interested in military history would not even think about - for example, how did soldiers relieve themselves during battle, especially when wearing armour; how much of the actual battle did a soldier see; how many soldiers actual fought in a battle; how did they react to conflict? Highly recommended for anyone interested in battles, military history and even human nature.
Dr Mike Dobson
University of Exeter
Research area - Roman military archaeology