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Description - A Military History of France by Robert Bruce

The history of France has been determined, and the French people defined, by a long series of military conflicts dating from antiquity to the present age. Throughout this time, France has been at the forefront of major European conflicts, and the French Army has played a critical role in developing the art of warfare. This book provides, for the first time in English, a comprehensive narrative of the military history of France from the time of the ancient Gauls to the present day. The work restores France and the French Army to a central role in the discussion of warfare in the Western world and conclusively demonstrates the prowess, expertise, and success of French arms on the battlefield. Bruce directly attacks the widespread popular notion of French military ineptness by clearly demonstrating how historically successful the French have been in military conflicts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780275983925
ISBN-10: 0275983927
Format: Hardback
Pages: 244
Imprint: Praeger Publishers Inc
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Bruce

ROBERT B. BRUCE is Associate Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. He is the author of A Fraternity of Arms: America and France in the Great War, which won the 2004 Tomlinson Prize from the Western Front Association for the best work of history on the World War I era.