IT DOESN'T TAKE A HERO; GEN H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  • N.M. Cowling Directorate Documentation Service, SANDF
Keywords: Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf with Peter Petre, ISBN 0-553-08944-7, The Gulf War of 1991, leading western powers, Operation Desert Storm, sophisticated and hi-tech weaponry, Desert Shield, Persian Gulf

Abstract

The Gulf War of 1991 was possibly the most mesmerising military conflict of recent times. In a world charged with violence, this particular war somehow stood out and captured the public's imagination. This can be attributed to a number of factors, the most important being the fact that leading western powers participated in Operation Desert Storm. Along with this they deployed an enormous range of sophisticated and hi-tech weaponry in the Persian Gulf adding a new dimension to the clash which became impossible to ignore. The disproportionately high media profiles of Desert Shield and Desert Storm was due to the role played by television. For the first time audiences around the globe were able to watch the war unfolding live in their living rooms courtesy of expanding technology and 24 hour news networks.
Published
2012-02-14
How to Cite
Cowling, N. (2012). IT DOESN’T TAKE A HERO; GEN H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.5787/25-1-267
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Book Reviews