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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 t
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Paperback, 354 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Fordham University Press (first published March 2nd 2012)
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