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WILKINSON Frederick , Death or Dishonour: The World and Weapons of the Duellist


<i> ©Ken Trotman books </i>

©Ken Trotman books

Description: In this new study, the history of duelling is reviewed with some fascinating anecdotes researched from the Proceedings of the Old Bailey. Separate chapters include a discussion of the Seconds, the pistols (detailing locks, stock, barrels & cases). In addition a colour photograph section provides full-page photographs of nearly 40 guns.

Place and publisher: Ken Trotman Books

Date of publication: 2013

Number of pages: 128



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"...The French Piedmontese campaign in 1859 was carefully coordinated by the two powers. It required meticulous political and military planning to succesfully wage war and oust the Habsburgs from the Italian peninsula. This war is often overlooked in military histories outside of Italy, and overshadowed by the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification. Nevertheless, the Second War of Italian Independence witnessed the first strategic and operational use of railroads, steamships, rifled muskets and artillery. Furthermore, the battles fought in 1859 invovled the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..."


Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 380


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