Military Reconnaissance (Hardback)
The Eyes and Ears of the Army
Since records began, scouting and renaissance have been essential for military commanders to obtain a picture of the tactical situation and make informed decisions. As military warfare evolved over the centuries, so did methods of reconnaissance; however, it always remained true to the spirit of the scout: light on their feet, taking only what they need and returning with information that could turn defeat into victory. This book provides a concise but revealing picture of the art of military reconnaissance from the Spartan warriors, through the middle ages to the Napoleonic Wars, to the role of the scout in modern warfare.