Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways

Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways

Christian Wolmar


The start of the railway within the early 1830’s revolutionized the best way the area waged warfare. From armored engines with swiveling weapons, to the perform of tune sabotage, to the development of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the “iron highway” facilitated clash on a scale that was once formerly incredible. It not just made armies extra cellular, yet widened scuffling with fronts and elevated the ability and scale of accessible weaponry; a dangerous combination.

In Engines of War, Christian Wolmar examines the entire engagements during which the railway performed a component: the Crimean battle; the yankee Civil conflict; either international wars; the Korean struggle; and the chilly warfare, with its mysterious missile trains; and illustrates how the railway turned a dangerous weapon exploited via governments around the world.

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