From ancient times to the present day, the world's finest warriors have been marked out by a stunning variety of dress, tactics and equipment. This splendid collection of artwork and commentaries illustrates 100 of the most famous combatants from all the ages of military history, bringing them to life in incredible colour and detail. From the gleaming plate armour of the Roman Legionaries to the sleek gear of modern special ops forces, from the magnificent attire of Seminole warriors to the special equipment of the US Navy SEALs, this is an unmissable tour of history's most impressive fighting men.
Martin Windrow has worked in book publishing as a commissioning and art editor specializing in military and aviation history and is currently a freelance editor and writer working from his home in Sussex, England. He is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. In 2004 his major study The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam was published to critical acclaim in Britain and the US.
Introduction /The Ancient World 1300 BC-AD 500 /The Medieval World AD 600-1500 /Early Modern Warfare 1500-1700 /Imperial Wars 1740s-1815 /19th Century Wars c.1825-1900 /World War I 1914-1918 /World War II 1939-1945 /Modern Warfare 1945 to present day /About the Artists