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Battles that changed history

Author: Philip Parker; R G Grant; Andrew Humphreys; Smithsonian Enterprises.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dk Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive 5,000 years of world-changing combat with this guide to the most famous battles in history. This military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and beyond. Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Parker; R G Grant; Andrew Humphreys; Smithsonian Enterprises.
ISBN: 9781465473844 146547384X
OCLC Number: 1016408212
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Tony Robinson --
Introduction --
Before 1000 CE : Marathon ; Thermopylae ; Salamis ; Issus ; Gaugamela ; Cannae ; Alesia ; Actium ; Red Cliffs ; Adrianople ; Tours ; Lechfeld --
1000-1500 : Hastings ; Manzikert ; Siege of Jerusalem ; Dan-no-ura ; Hattin ; Las Navas de Tolosa ; Liegnitz ; Lake Peipus ; Ain Jalut ; Crécy ; Grunwald ; Agincourt ; Kutná Hora ; Siege of Orléans ; Fall of Constantinople --
1500-1700 : Siege of Tenochtitlán ; Pavia ; Panipat ; Mohács ; Great Siege of Malta ; Lapanto ; Nagashino ; Spanish Armada Campaign ; Hansando ; White Mountain ; Breitenfeld ; Lützen ; Marston Moor ; Naseby ; Raid on the Medway ; Siege of Vienna --
1700-1900 : Blenheim ; Poltava ; Plassey ; Leuthen ; Plains of Abraham ; Saratoga ; Fleurus ; Marengo ; Trafalgar ; Austerlitz ; Salamanca ; Borodino ; New Orlean ; Waterloo ; Boyacá ; Balaklava ; Solferino ; Antietam ; Gettysburg ; Königgrätz ; Sedan ; Little Bighorn ; Isandlwana --
1900-present : Mukden ; Tsushima ; Tannenberg ; First Marne ; Gallipoli ; Verdun ; Jutland ; The Somme ; Passchendaele ; Dunkirk ; Battle of Britain ; Pearl Harbor ; Midway ; Second Battle of El Alamein ; Stalingrad ; Kursk ; Operation Overlord ; Operation Market Garden ; Battle of the Bulge ; Iwo Jima ; Inchon ; Dien Bien Phu ; Six-Day War ; Tet Offensive ; Operation Desert Storm.
Other Titles: Smithsonian
Responsibility: [contributors, Philip Parker. R.G. Grant, Andrew Humphreys]

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From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive 5,000 years of world-changing combat with this guide to the most famous battles in history. This military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and beyond. Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place, and show how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analyzed in detail - the weapons, the soldiers, and the military strategy. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel, and crucial arms, armor, and equipment are explained. Whether at Marathon, Agincourt, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles that Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield.

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Some depictions of human conflict acquire such a charm over centuries, we half forget we are seeing a bloodbath. Others have an enduring power to appal. Recent documentary photographs strike a chill. Read more...

 
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