By (author) James Falkner
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Marlborough's Sieges by James Falkner
Book DescriptionIn this detailed and highly entertaining book the author tells of the extraordinary military achievements of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough who successfully conducted twenty-six successful formal sieges during the height of the War of the Spanish Succession. Rivalled by none, this astonishing record has - until now - been eclipsed by the Duke's great victories in open battle. For the first time a thoroughly researched account of these extensive and bitterly fought campaigns is provided, putting the sieges in the context of the Duke's wider campaigns and war aims, and giving the reader a thought-provoking analysis of his achievements in siege warfare, which parallel his victories in open battle. The scientific approach developed for use in siege warfare in the early 18th century is fully explored along with an extensive assessment of the methods of the engineer genius, Sebastien le Prestre, Marshal Vauban, who was given the task of defending France's northern border by King Louis XIV. This fascinating book also includes detailed contemporary plans of Vauban's fortresses, captured by Marlborough.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862273405
(240mm x 160mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Falkner
War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714, Hardback (October 2015)
A major new study of the war that shaped eighteenth-century Europe.
Marlborough's War Machine 1702-1711, Hardback (November 2014)View all books by James Falkner
An in-depth study of the army Marlborough led to repeated victories over the French. Fascinating insight into the organization of war in the eighteenth century.
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