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The Guinness book of decisive battles

Author: Geoffrey Regan
Publisher: New York : Canopy Books, 1992.
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In this exciting and thought-provoking book, military historian Geoffrey Regan has selected fifty of the most decisive battles of world history. As the author explains, the decisiveness of these battles lies not only in the completeness of victory or defeat for either side, but also in the longer-term impact they have had on the course of history. The scope of the book is majestic. It starts with Salamis, where the
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Regan
ISBN: 1558594310 9781558594319
OCLC Number: 26938121
Notes: Includes index.
"Fifty battles that changed the world from Salamis to the Gulf War"--Cover.
Description: 224 pages, [16] pages of color plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Battle of Salamis 480 BC --
Athenian expedition to Syracuse 415-413 BC --
Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC --
Battle of Beneventum 275 BC --
Battle of Zama 202 BC --
Battle of Actium 31 BC --
Battle of the Teutoburger Wald AD 9 --
Battle of Adrianople 378 --
Battle of Taginae 552 --
Battle of Yarmuk 636 --
Siege of Constantinople 718 --
Battle of Lechfeld 995 --
Battle of Hastings 1066 --
Battle of Manzikert 1071 --
Battle of Hattin 1187 --
Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa 1212 --
Battle of Ain Jalut 1260 --
Battle of Crécy 1346 --
Battle of Tannenburg 1410 --
Siege of Orléans 1429 --
Siege of Constantinople 1453 --
Battle of Bosworth Field 1485 --
Siege of Tenochtitlán 1521 --
Siege of Vienna 1529 --
Battle of Lepanto 1571 --
Spanish Armada 1588 --
Battle of Breitenfeld 1631 --
Battle of Rocroi 1643 --
Battle of Marston Moor 1644 --
Battle of Blenheim 1704 --
Battle of Poltava 1709 --
Battle of Plassey 1757 --
Fall of Quebec 1759 --
Battles of Saratoga 1777. (Cont.) Battle of Trafalgar 1805 --
Battle of Austerlitz 1805 --
Battle of Waterloo 1815 --
Battle of Gettysburg 1863 --
Battle of Königgrätz 1866 --
Battle of Sedan 1870 --
Battle of Tsushima 1905 --
Battle of the Marne 1914 --
Battle of Sedan 1940 --
Battle of Britain 1940 --
Battle of Midway 1942 --
Battles of El Alamein 1942 --
Battle of Stalingrad 1942-1943 --
Battle of Dien Bien Phu 1954.
Other Titles: Decisive battles
Responsibility: Geoffrey Regan.

Abstract:

In this exciting and thought-provoking book, military historian Geoffrey Regan has selected fifty of the most decisive battles of world history. As the author explains, the decisiveness of these battles lies not only in the completeness of victory or defeat for either side, but also in the longer-term impact they have had on the course of history. The scope of the book is majestic. It starts with Salamis, where the Greeks put an end to Persian attempts to overwhelm their.

Country. Other battles of the Ancient World include Zama, where Carthaginian power was finally crushed; Actium, which ushered in the Rome of the emperors; and Adrianople, which first demonstrated the potential of the mounted warrior to defeat the legions of Rome. Moving onto the Medieval World, famous battlessuch as Hastings and the fall of Constantinople - are set beside less well-known but equally crucial encounters such as Lechfeld and Ain Jalut. Then there are the.

Great conflicts of the colonial age, from Plassey to Quebec, and battles such as Saratoga and Sedan that witnessed the birth of nations. From the present century, key engagements of the World Wars - including the Marne, Midway, El Alamein and Stalingrad - are featured, as are more recent conflicts whose reverberations are still very much with us - Dien Bien Phu, the Six Days War, and Operation Desert Storm. Geoffrey Regan not only examines the strategic context and.

Long-term outcome of each battle, but also vividly brings to life the course of the fighting, the commanders and participants, and the significance of innovations in weaponry. Numerous maps help to explain tactics and strategy, while the many illustrations add a further dramatic dimension to this stimulating book.

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