Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World by Darman Peter

By Darman Peter

Книга Armoured struggling with automobiles of the realm Armoured struggling with autos of the realm Книги Вооружение Автор: Peter Darman Год издания: 2004 Формат: pdf Издат.:Grange Books Страниц: 195 Размер: 48.67 ISBN: 1840136804 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Illustrated via over one hundred eighty images, includes all of the nice smooth struggling with autos, written in snappy and simply obtainable sort, contains major conflict tanks and self-propelled weapons, complete specification desk for every motor vehicle, all measurements in imperial and metric, beneficial properties mine clearers and infantry battling automobiles.

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I'll get another, just as good. The shield of classical Greece was circular or oval in shape, hollowed considerably to afford the best protection. Homeric descriptions of such shields suggest that they were made of bronze, probably backed by leather (though not with the hides of seven bulls, like Aias': these small shields had to be relatively light and mobile). C. (fig. 32) shows very clearly what these were like, inside and out, and how the warrior used them. The man on the left at the top is in a charging position; we can see the broad loop inside his shield through which his forearm passes; the smaller loop he would grip in his hand is hidden.

The fact that they were very closely akin to the Angles and Saxons is shown by the great similarity of the AngloSaxon and Lombard languages. The Franks were the most barbarous and uncouth of all the Teutonic races, and they covered the shortest distance; they were ruled for 250 years by the Merovings, the most bloody and ineffectual dynasty which has ever disgraced a nation, and yet in spite of that they gave their name to the finest flower of mediaeval Europe. During those 250 years of Merovingian rule the Franks were very much less of a menace to the failing Empire than Goths or Vandals, but they in the end overcame or absorbed all the other racesthough Goths and Vandals had disappeared from the scene by then -when Charles the Great welded them into the Frankish Empire.

275 they occupied Dacia, and from that time on settled between the Don and the Danube, where the western group became known as the Visigoths, and the eastern group as the Ostrogoths. The Ostrogoths spread far into western Asia, occupying the territory which had been the land of the Scythians in the last six centuries before Christ. In the year 37 6 an event of great historical importance occurred. The Visigoths, who had often made raids across the lower Danube against the Romans, now appeared as suppliants; they said that a terrible race whom they were powerless to withstand had invaded their terri~ories.

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