A Short History of War
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Credit Page, including copyright note
(Bold highlights, pop-up notes, photos,
and new maps added by Air War College)
Chapter 1 The Origins of War
Chapter 2 The World's First Armies
The Armies of Sumer and Akkad, 3500-2200 B.C.Chapter 3 The Military Revolution
The Armies of the Pharaohs, 3200-1300 B.C.
IntroductionChapter 4 A Transition of War
Size of Armies.
Logistics and Transport.
Strategic and Tactical Mobility.
IntroductionChapter 6 Lethality and Casualties
The Dawn of Modern War.
Naval and Air Weaponry.
World War I.
World War II.
Post-World War II.
Chapter 7 Conclusions
Map 1. The Empire of Sargon of Akkad, 2300 B.C.
Map 2. The Egyptian Empire, 1560-1085 B.C.
Map 3. The Persian Empire about 500 B.C.
Map 4. The Empire of Alexander the Great, 323 B.C.
Ancient Resources, 3000 - 100 B.C. (added by AWC)
Map 5. The Roman Empire about 117 A.D.
Expansion of Islam, about 750 A.D. (added by AWC)
Figure 1. Relationship of Lethality to Dispersion
Table 1. Casualties-Lethality-Dispersion Over Time
Table 2. Historical Army Dispersion Patterns
Table 3. Battle Mortality From Antiquity to Korean War
Aircraft Production, 1939 - 1945 (added by AWC)