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Malta, 1565 by Tim Pickles
Book DescriptionOsprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Malta (1565). The epic siege of the island fortress of the Knights Hospitaller by the huge Turkish Army of the Emperor Suliman is one of the most compelling stories in the history of the western world. The Turks amassed an army of 30,000 men, which doubled as the siege dragged on. The knights facing them totalled 500, along with 4,000 Maltese levies and 4,500 other troops. Tim Pickles describes how despite constant pounding by the massive Turkish guns and heavy casualties, the Knights managed to hold out.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855326033
(248mm x 195mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim Pickles
Malta, 1565, Paperback (August 1998)
The siege of the island fortress of the Knights Hospitaller by the Turkish army is one of the greatest sieges in military history. As well covering the campaign itslef, the book also illustrates the changing nature of warfare in the period with increasing reliance on musketry and artillery.
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For the British, New Orleans was an unfortunate sideshow. For the Americans, it was the one major, unequivocal land victory of the War of 1812. This lively account describes a campaign of intrigue, muddle, and accident, featuring a cast of colorful characters, led by a future U.S. president. 90 illustrations.
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Author Biography - Tim Pickles
Tim Pickles, a Yorkshireman by birth, now resides in New Orleans, USA. He worked for many years as a figurine modeller but now specialises as an historical consultant, battle co-ordinator and costume designer in the film industry. He was one of the founders of the Napoleonic Association, undertaking the role of Wellington, commanding British forces at re-enactments between 1990 and 1995.
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