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

Author:   Terry Crowdy
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781849081474


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Military Mayhem: 2,500 Years of Soldierly Sleaze and Scandal


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Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity have all helped to make the world's armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Take an irreverent look at the public outcries and scandals that 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, vice and slip-ups. Packed with more than 70 mishaps, open this book and step back in time to see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity, incompetence and the occasional bout of insanity have coloured military history across the centuries.

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Author:   Terry Crowdy
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 12.00cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 18.50cm
Weight:   0.270kg
ISBN:  

9781849081474


ISBN 10:   1849081476
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.
Language:   English

Table of Contents

An Introduction... Of Sorts * The Prologue: 'Iniquity in Antiquity' * ACT I: 'Our Inglorious Past' * ACT II: 'Manifest Infamy' * ACT III: 'Not Such a Great War' ACT IV: 'Cold War Fallout' * ACT V: 'Even in our Enlightened Times?' * Afterword * Endnotes

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Read this book and see how corruption, lust, vanity, adultery, draft dodging, bigotry, drug taking and incompetence have painted a somewhat 'colorful' picture of the military over the centuries. -www.mataka.org (October 2010) .. .readers will find [this] an enjoyable and titillating read that goes where most military histories won't go. - Brutarian


Read this book and see how corruption, lust, vanity, adultery, draft dodging, bigotry, drug taking and incompetence have painted a somewhat 'colorful' picture of the military over the centuries. -www.mataka.org (October 2010)


Author Information

Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. The author of a number of books, including Enemy Within, Deceiving Hitler and The Colonel's Trousers (published in hardback as Military Misdemeanours) Terry lives in Kent, UK, and works as a safety advisor for Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court Palace.

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