The Oxford book of military anecdotes / edited by Max Hastings.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1985.
x, 514 pages ; 23 cm
This collection is principally concerned with American and British conflicts with occasional forays into foreign armies - notably the Greeks, the Romans, and Napoleon's soldiers. Hastings has sought stories which illustrate the military condition through the ages, both on the battlefield and in the barracks: comic, eccentric, heroic, tragic.