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Thermopylae 480 BC : last stand of the 300

Author: Nic Fields; Steve Noon
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Osprey Pub., ©2007.
Series: Campaign, 188.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An authoritative re-telling of one of the greatest tales of heroism of all time and a decisive moment for the history of the world, Leonidas and the 300 Spartans' fight to the death against overwhelming Persian forces preserved the future of Greece and the golden age of classical civilization. Nic Fields vividly describes the battle for the pass of Thermopylae as the combined Greek forces held off the army of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nic Fields; Steve Noon
ISBN: 9781841761800 184176180X
OCLC Number: 148997192
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins of the campaign --
Chronology --
Opposing commanders --
Opposing armies --
Opposing plans --
The campaign begins --
The battle of Thermopylae --
After Thermopylae --
The battlefield today.
Series Title: Campaign, 188.
Responsibility: Nic Fields ; illustrated by Steve Noon.

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Describes the battle for the pass of Thermopylae as the combined Greek forces held off the army of Xerxes, buying time for a retreat which would save Greece. This book is illustrated with colour  Read more...

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"As usual, there are superb images of artifacts from the time, the battlefield as it is today, and the excellent illustrations of artist Steve Noon. Overall, a truly exemplary book on what has to be Read more...

 
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