The Fifteen Decisive War Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

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Read Books, 2008 - Всего страниц: 428
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Originally published in London 1894. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork Contents Include: The Battle of Marathon. Defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse. B.C. 413. The Battle of Arbela. B.C. 331. The Battle of Metaurus. B.C. 207. Victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions under Varus A.D. 9. The Battle of Chalons. A.D. 451. The Battle of Tours. A.D. 732. The Battle of Hastings. A.D. 1066. Joan of Arc's Victory over the English at Orleans A.D. 1429. The Defeat of the Spanish Armada. A.D. 1588. The Battle of Blenheim. A.D. 1704. The Battle of Pultowa. A.D. 1709. Victory of the Americans over Burgoyne at Saratoga. A.D. 1777. The Battle of Valmy. 1792. The Battle of Waterloo. 1815. Also included is a synopsis of events occurring between each battle. Illustrated with battle maps etc.

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Descriptions of the battles, victors, vanquished, and political implications of the times. The author rarely makes it clear as to why they these battles were so decisive. Prose is overdone - written in 1851 Читать весь отзыв

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A classic I read with interest when young. To me it has some interesting period references --Creasey still feared a French invasion of Britain in the mid-19th century, for instance. Читать весь отзыв

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