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Sound and War

Phillip S Meilinger
RUSI Journal, 30 November 2016
Art, Culture and Literature, History
Sound has played a key role in conflicts since ancient times.

Sound has always been a factor in war; sometimes used as a weapon, signalling device, motivator or to distract or dismay the enemy. Phillip S Meilinger explores how this use of sound in battle began millennia ago as shouts, war cries and drum rolls, and continues today with the use of rock music and sonic devices to shape the battlefield.

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