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49) (1) See Omer Bartov, The Eastern Front, 1941-45: German Troops and the Barbarisation of Warfare (New York, 1985); and John Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (New York, 1986).
The tragic result is a gradual barbarisation of the colonisers, who eventually are looked upon as more savage than the people they went out to "civilise.
Constantine is given credit as a general, but having done this, Grant goes on to savage his military deployments, and to condemn his barbarisation of the The planned invasion of Persia is dismissed as autocratic megalomania.