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The face of battle

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles, John Keegan vividly conveys  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
ISBN: 0670304328 9780670304325
OCLC Number: 2137107
Description: 354 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Old, unhappy, far-off things --
Agincourt, October 25, 1415 --
Waterloo, June 18th, 1815 --
The Somme, July 1st, 1916 --
The future of battle.
Responsibility: John Keegan.

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The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles, John Keegan vividly conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.

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