A collection of scandalous tales which span the ages of military history. These are the stories the military hoped would stay buried in the archives but here Terry Crowdy lays them out in all their embarrassing glory.
Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity have all helped to make the world's armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Packed with more than 70 scandals, Military Misdemeanours takes an irreverent look at the public outcries that both governments and soldiers would rather we forgot. From Julius Caesar's sex life and the frolics of Charles d’Éon, the fearless dragoon and noted transvestite, to the sinking of the Kursk, Terry Crowdy delves into the darker reaches of military personality defects, vice and slip-ups. Step back in time and see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity and the occasional bout of insanity have coloured military history through the centuries.
Publication date: 10/10/2007
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Terry Crowdy has an unconventional background for a historian. Former bassist in a rock group, and a history enthusiast since childhood, Terry writes with passion and a keen eye for detail, bringing his unique perspective to the murky world of espionage and spying. Terry currently lives in Kent where he is preparing a new book on the French Resistance.More About Terry Crowdy