A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder By J. R. Partington, Bert S. Hall
1999 | 416 Pages | ISBN: 0801859549 | PDF | 27 MB
For nearly 600 years, from the battles of the early fourteenth century to the dropping of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, firearms derived from gunpowder and other chemicals defined the frightful extent of war. The apparatus and materials used in World War I would have been familiar to our remote ancestors. In this classic work, first published in 1960, James Riddick Partington provides a worldwide survey of the evolution of incendiary devices, Greek fire, and gunpowder.