Loose Cannons: 101 Myths, Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History

Loose Cannons Myths Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History From the author of Sticklers Sideburns and Bikinis comes this funny often irreverent look at two thousand years of lies inaccuracies propaganda deceit downright foolishness and little known fa

  • Title: Loose Cannons: 101 Myths, Mishaps and Misadventurers of Military History
  • Author: Graeme Donald
  • ISBN: 9781846033773
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of Sticklers, Sideburns, and Bikinis comes this funny, often irreverent look at two thousand years of lies, inaccuracies, propaganda, deceit, downright foolishness, and little known facts from the ars militaria.On Hitler No one ever produced proof of Hitler having won the Iron Cross, Second Class without which the First Class could not be awarded He wFrom the author of Sticklers, Sideburns, and Bikinis comes this funny, often irreverent look at two thousand years of lies, inaccuracies, propaganda, deceit, downright foolishness, and little known facts from the ars militaria.On Hitler No one ever produced proof of Hitler having won the Iron Cross, Second Class without which the First Class could not be awarded He was a liar, but his favorite WWI yarn, about his life being spared by a British soldier who had him dead in his sights, is unfortunately true It seems we have Private Henry Tandy VC, then of the Green Howards, to thank for all the fun of Round 2 with Germany On Che Guevara The darling of week end rebels and champagne socialists, Guevara continues to be lauded by the intellectually bankrupt who sport his image on T shirts, making Guevara the only racist, mass murderer to become a fashion accessory He neither lived nor died a hero and almost everything trumpeted about him is false On the Lusitania She was not an American liner she was not sunk on her maiden voyage she was not an innocent sunk without warning by the nasty Germans the incident was not responsible for America s entry into WW1, and as for British connivance into her sinking, the jury is still out on that.On breast enhancement surgery One of the unusual developments from WWII, to say the least, but modern breast enhancement techniques were a direct result of the American occupation of post war Japan.

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    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and occasionally enlightening, March 8, 2010By J. A Magill (Sacramento, CA USA) - See all my reviews(TOP 500 REVIEWER) (REAL NAME) (VINE VOICE) Frequently amusing, often silly, and on occasion interesting, Graeme Donald's "Loose Cannons: Myths, Mishaps, and Misadventures of Military History" offers a distracting romp through a series of historical myths relating to military history. A few, such as the "mass delusion" of the existence of Tokyo Rose - there was no such [...]

    2. More like 2.5. This contained some neat info. The author is, um, idiosyncratic with, his comma usage though. And I spotted several errors of the kind that a human should have caught butt spell check won't. (Yes, there are two deliberate errors in this paragraph. I guess I'm just in that kind of mood.)Anyway, I felt like there are a couple urban legends debunked here that are more current in Britain than America. And also, his entry on Lincoln and the American Civil War made me scratch my head. N [...]

    3. I liked this book rather a lot. It was funny and enlightening, but on occasion the author's determination to be funny in his presentation was a little over the top. I did laugh out loud more than once, though, and I learned a bit. There is nothing more fascinating than history and the nuggets buried within it. He has unearthed dozens that everyone accepts unquestioningly as truth and dusted off the grime to reveal--something entirely different. The section on improbable weapons at the end is esp [...]

    4. A journey, at times amusing, at times shocking, at times just plain weird, through many centuries of those things we all know about war, but which turn out to be wrong. An excellent bedside book, or for the smallest room in the house.Probably too much to ask, but I found it frustrating at times that, while debunking many myths and stating that the traditional sources were wrong, Greame Donald gives few sources of his own, making it difficult to check or follow up his claims.

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