The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece
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Blenheim 1704 by John Tincey
Book DescriptionIn 1701, the nations resisting Louis XIV's attempts to secure the throne of Spain had formed a Grand Alliance. Yet by late 1703, despite some successes, the overall outlook was unfavourable. Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy developed a plan to change this and knock Bavaria out of the war. On 13 August 1704 at Blenheim, Marlborough and Eugene attacked the Franco-Bavarian army. Marlborough captured Marshal Tallard, 40 generals, 1,150 officers, 13,000 soldiers, 60 cannon, 300 colours and the French camp, hence destroying the myth of French invincibility. This book demonstrates how this success came about, with illustrated analyses of this major campaign, focusing on battle strategies, tactics and conclusions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767710
(250mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Tincey
John Tincey is the author of Elite 15: 'The Armada Campaign 1588,' Elite 27: 'Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) Cavalry' and Men-at-Arms 267: 'The British Army 1660-1704.' He has also published works on the battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book 'The Young Horse-man' by John Vemon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo. Graham Tumer is a leading historical artist specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. Graham currently lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
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