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Crécy 1346 : triumph of the longbow

Author: David Nicolle; Graham Turner
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2000.
Series: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 71.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War. It pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, and their miscellaneous allies against the English under King Edward III and the 'Black Prince', who as yet had no great military reputation; this was the battle where he 'won his spurs'. The Genoese crossbowmen were outshot by the English longbows and the pattern was set for  Read more...
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Nicolle, David.
Crécy 1346.
Oxford : Osprey, 2000
(OCoLC)46869973
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicolle; Graham Turner
ISBN: 9781846035265 1846035260
OCLC Number: 645489873
Description: 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Imprint; CONTENTS; ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN; THE OPPOSING COMMANDERS; ENGLISH LEADERS; FRENCH LEADERS; OPPOSING FORCES; THE ENGLISH; THE FRENCH; THE OPPOSING PLANS; THE ENGLISH INVASION PLAN; THE FRENCH DEFENCE PLAN; THE CAMPAIGN; THE INVASION; Chevauche or Conquest?; The French Reaction; The race to the Somme; CROSSING THE SOMME; THE BATTLEFIELD; THE ENGLISH MAKE PREPARATIONS NEAR CRCY; THE BATTLE; THE DEFEAT OF THE GENOESE; AFTERMATH AND RECKONING; THE SECOND FRENCH CHARGE; THE BATTLEFIELDS TODAY; CHRONOLOGY; WARGAMING THE BATTLE OF CRECY; THE ENGLISH ARMY.
Series Title: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 71.
Responsibility: David Nicolle ; illustrated by Graham Turner.

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The Battle of Crecy was the first major battle of the Hundred Years War. The English army triumphed despite being outnumbered and it established the reputation of the longbow as a fearsome weapon.  Read more...

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