Military history

War for the Throne: the Battle of Shrewsbury 1403

War for the Throne: the Battle of Shrewsbury 1403

General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever.

Originally printed in 1935, War Is a Racket is General Smedley Butler’s frank speech describing his role as a soldier as nothing more than serving as a puppet for big-business interests. In addition to photos from the notorious 1932 anti-war book The Horror of It by Frederick A. Barber, this book includes two never-before-published anti-interventionist essays by General Butler. The introduction discusses why General Butler went against the corporate war machine and how he exposed a fascist coup d’etat plot against President Franklin Roosevelt. Widely appreciated and referenced by left- and right-wingers alike, this is an extraordinary argument against war - more relevant now than ever.

Chronology

Background

Death of a King

Uprising in Wales

The Armies

Pilleth and Homildon Hill

Campaign Chronicle

The Roots of Rebellion

The Shrewsbury Campaign

Approach to Battle

The Battle of Shrewsbury

The Price of Rebellion

Welsh High Tide

The Glyn Dwr Revolt: Turning Point

Glyn Dwr’s Decline

Northumberland’s Last Throw

The End of Glyn Dwr

Aftermath

The Battlefields Today

Orders of Battle

Glossary

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