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Military Trains and Railways
Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
McFarland Publishing
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2018-12-16 00:00:00
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Military Trains and Railways

An Illustrated History

By Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage.

Softcover, 7x10", 216 pages, 256 illustrations, bibliography, filmography, index. 2017.

"Featuring 256 drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare.

"Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War."