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Title: History—Ancient Era
Action: On the right side of the screen is a picture of a bust of Sun Tzu. A selection from his book, The Art of War is shown on the lower left side of the screen.
In the art of war there are no fixed rules.
Voice: The principles of war are not new concepts. As early as Sun Tzu’s work, “The Art Of War,” the concepts that evolved into principles were taking shape.
Action: The following header and links to pop-up boxes are shown on the left side of the screen above the selection from The Art of War:
Voice: Although Sun Tzu never addressed specific principles, his concepts of deception, freedom of action, adaptability, and flexibility can be directly related to modern principles of war. To view a description of a concept, place you mouse cursor over it.
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