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The Cavalry Lance (Weapon Book 59) Kindle Edition
During the next century the use of the lance spread to the armed forces of almost every Western country, seeing action in every major conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to World War I including the Crimean and Franco-Prussian wars and across the Atlantic in the American Civil War. The lance even reached the colonial conflicts of the Anglo-Sikh and Boer wars. It was not until the disappearance of the mounted warrior from the battlefield that the lance was consigned to history.
Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a variety of sources, this is the engaging story of the cavalry lance at war during the 19th and 20th centuries, from Waterloo to the Somme.
About the Author
Alan Larsen graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a historical events consultant, cavalry re-enactor and occasional television contributor. His work and his hobby have seen him study and recreate mounted warfare of all periods, and have taken him to Africa, America, and the Crimea. This is his first book.
Henry Yallop is Assistant Curator of Edged Weapons at the Royal Armouries Museum based in Leeds. While at the Royal Armouries he has co-curated the museum's World War I exhibition "Bullets, Blades, and Battle Bowlers" and is involved in the museum's Waterloo exhibition for the bicentenary. This is Henry's first book for Osprey.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B075K561VR
- Publisher : Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (November 30, 2017)
- Publication date : November 30, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 28009 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 130 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
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The lance has been in use in one form or another since ancient times, but the authors choose to focus on its use by Western armies in the age of gunpowder, when an alternative was reasonably available. It turns out that lance-armed cavalry stayed around well into the modern era, including, surprise, the American Civil War, the wars of German unification, and the First World War.
The authors appear to be both experts and enthusiasts on the subject, but are careful to not let that enthusiasm overrun their fair-minded analysis on the utility of lances. Their narrative is very nicely supported with a terrific collection of period and modern photographs and illustrations. This reviewer's one quibble is that the glossary of terms for describing the parts of the lance should have been upfront in the book. Well-recommended to the general reader and the student of warfare for its surprising depth of detail on the subject.