Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Extreme Battlefields: When War Meets the Forces of Nature
author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi
average rating: 3.75
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/01/25
date added: 2017/01/25
'Extreme Battlefields: When War Meets the Forces of Nature" by Tanya Lloyd Kyl with illustrations by Drew Shannon looks at what happens when armies meet weather and terrain. It pulls examples from all over history and I thought it was great.
The ten chapters take armies that met with severe obstacles (beside their human enemies). Hannibal trying to attack Rome found the Alps to be formidable. Typhoon Cobra hindered the American fleet during WWII. Canadian forces found lots of mud in Passchendaele. The Siachen Glacier takes lives from the Indian and Pakistani army as they face off at the top of the world. There are sandstorms and tunnels and volcanoes. All kinds of hardships for soldiers.
There are maps and illustrations. Where photos exist, some are included. There are bullet points and the text is broken up into shorter subsections. The book tells the story from one side of the battle, but it does a good job of not necessarily taking a side. This is mostly the stories of armies that faced odds of terrain. I think young readers who like reading true stories will like this. I know I learned some things while I read it.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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