A History of Military Drums and Drummers
Paperback 159pp Illustrated
9780752468792   Product Code: 19735
John Norris charts the rise and fall of drums in military use, covering thousands of years from ancient Egypt and China, through their reintroduction to Europe with the Crusaders, to the coming of radio communications which have rendered them obsolete apart from their use at ceremonial occasions. Norris also celebrates the heroic battlefield contributions of drummers, who were deliberately targeted by opposing armies but also served as stretcher bearers rescuing the wounded.