The Knights Templar were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders set up to protect pilgrims and settlers in the Holy Land. Endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church the Templars believed they were God's men fighting on his behalf and became one of the most skilled fighting units of the Middle Ages. They developed a fearsome reputation amongst their enemies particularly Saladin. This book presents the life and times of the men who joined this Order of the Temple focusing on their training organisation and battle tactics. Illustrated with over 25 original colour drawings photographs of equipment and weaponry as well as uniforms and organisation tables this is a valuable addition to any military historian's collection.