Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860-1960

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It is a truism that history is written by the victors, and perhaps this is doubly so of military history, where the tendency is to relate the biggest battles, the most victorious and heroic deeds, the very best (or worst) of men. This book stands as a corrective to this belief. Scraping the Barrel covers ten cases of armies' using substandard manpower in wars from 1860 to the 1960s. Dennis Showalter and Andre Lambelet look at the changing standards in Germany and France leading up to World War I, while Peter Simkins ...

Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860-1960 2012, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823239788

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Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860-1960 2012, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823239771

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