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Vanquished : crushing defeats from Ancient Rome to the 21st century

Author: Mir Bahmanyar
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout time, violent battles and bloody clashes have changed the course of history and shaped nations or empires. Battles of annihilation are rare, but ever since antiquity a stunning victory on the battlefield, even if it has failed to win the war, has captured the imagination of many.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mir Bahmanyar
ISBN: 9781846033278 1846033276
OCLC Number: 244055519
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Cannae, 216 BC --
Zama, 202 BC --
The Teutoburg Forest, AD 9 --
Adrianople, 378 --
Pliska 811 --
Hattin, 1187 --
Tannenberg, 1410 --
Nördlingen, 1634 --
Jena-Auerstä̈̈dt, 1806 --
The Alamo, 1836 --
Jugdulluck, 1842 --
Camerone, 1863 --
Little Big Horn, 1876 --
Isandlwana, 1879 --
Operation Dingo, 1976 --
Grozny, 1994-95 --
Qala-I-Jangi, 2001 --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Mir Bahmanyar.

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