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Description - Battles That Changed History by Martin J. Dougherty

Marathon, Cannae, Hattin, Blenheim, Waterloo and The Somme - the names of some battles do not fade with the passing of time. Battles that Changed History offers 47 key battles that altered the course of history. The book features many famous and decisive battles, such as Alesia (52 BC), where Gaius Julius Caesar's Roman forces successfully besieged and defeated Vercingetorix's larger Gaul army to seal the conquest of Gaul; Agincourt (1415), where the numerically superior and heavily armoured French knights were defeated by English King Henry V's smaller force of longbowmen; the epic three-day battle of Gettysburg (1863), where General Lee's Confederate invasion force suffered irreplaceable losses at the hands of General Meade's Union forces; and the battle of Stalingrad (1942), where the Red Army repelled then encircled and annihilated the German Sixth Army, marking the turning point on the Eastern Front. Each battle is explored in detail over more than eight pages. Included are concise accounts of each battle, with a broader introductory context and an analysis of the aftermath. A specially commissioned colour map illustrating the movement of forces brings the subject to life and helps the reader easily grasp the turning points of the battle. With colour artworks, photographs and line drawings and boxes containing key items of information, each volume provides an attractive, informative and easily accessible guide to the battles that helped shape the world we live in.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906626808
ISBN-10: 1906626804
Format: Paperback
(297mm x 227mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Amber Books Ltd
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin J. Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specialising in military and defence topics. His published work deals with subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security and self-defence. He is author of Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior, and Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior. Dougherty has also written books on personal self defence, including Unarmed Combat (2010) and Extreme Unarmed Combat (2012).

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