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All About History Book Of Greatest BattlesAll About History Book Of Greatest Battles

All About History Book Of Greatest Battles

3rd Edition

Much of history is determined by victories and defeats in battle. Examine the tactics and strategies that shaped the world’s most significant campaigns through detailed battle maps, diagrams and poignant images. In this new edition, understand what factors contributed to the outcomes and uncover how such events have shaped the identity of societies across the globe. Featuring: History’s bloodiest battles - Understand some of the world’s most influential and devastating battles. Commemorate the Somme - Remember a defining battle of the Great War on its 100th anniversary. Examine battle maps - Picture tactics and strategies that decided the fate of significant battles. Spain: the rise and fall of a superpower - Follow the tumultuous journey of one nation’s position on the world stage.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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all about history greatest battles

Much of history is determined by victories and defeats in battle. Such conflicts mark a turning point for the nations involved, having been fought in the name of defending their identity, ideals and population – or for causes close to the heart. War has been the chosen course for seeking resolution throughout time, from before the Persian invasion at Marathon in 490 BCE, to the Falklands War in 1982 and beyond. Through detailed battle maps and diagrams we will examine the strategies that guided some of the world’s most signi. cant campaigns. You’ll read about the men who became heroes when they went beyond the call of duty and understand the impact of heavy bloodshed for all those on the frontline. Take a closer look at the equipment that would…

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10 of history’s bloodiest battles

Be it for feuds, gold, honour or to set men free, warfare has survived as the single most enduring human endeavour in history. While intellectual advancement has cured disease, built vast metropolises and created a truly globalised world, the pursuit of war has not diminished nor has its lethality to the men and women compelled to fight them. Relentless warfare fought by opposing states has created an ever more urgent drive to harness doctrine and technology to create dominance on the battlefield; be it Rome’s heavy infantry cutting through barbarian hordes, the mounted knight running down hapless medieval infantry, siege engines levelling Renaissance cities or highly disciplined musketarmed infantry wiping out Napoleonic armies. In the modern age, the ability to utilise sophisticated technology to simultaneously conquer the land, sea and sky…

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battle of marathon

Long before those 300 Spartans held Persian king Xerxes I at the Hot Gates, another battle between Greece and Persia saw the Greeks withstanding the greatest military force the Earth had ever seen and consequently helped secure a democracy in its fledgling years. After all, Xerxes’ burning desire to subjugate Greece was bestowed upon him by his father Darius I whose troops, starting in 492 BCE, began making their way to the Greek mainland while besieging any Greek islands and cities their massive fleet came across. The Persian fleet dispatched by Darius I was colossal. According to Herodotus, the Persian invasion force consisted of 600 triremes, which could hold a fighting force numbering between 25,000 and 100,000 men. The Greeks had never seen this scale of force before and, as news…

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battle of thermopylae

Immortalised on stage, screen and the pages of literature and sequential art, the battle between 300 war-hardened Spartans and the armies of the entire Persian Empire has rightfully become the stuff of legend. The fact that such a confrontation can be called a ‘battle’ considering the sheer one-sided nature of the participants gives you some idea just how brutally efficient the warriors of Greece truly were. The Battle of Thermopylae was one of many skirmishes of the Greco-Persian Wars, a series of conflicts that raged between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and the free city-states of Greece between 499 BCE and 449 BCE. The Persian Empire had risen around the mid-6th century BCE and expanded exponentially across Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean; eventually its eyes fell on the fragmented states of…

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battle of gaugamela

After soundly defeating the Persians at Issus in 333 BCE, Alexander the Great’s conquests led him to the Mediterranean coast, Egypt and Syria. As he conquered his way around the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexander once again turned his sights to toppling his primary enemy, the mighty Persian Empire. However Darius III, king of Persia, had not been idle for the last two years; he had recruited men from all around his empire to form an army big enough to halt once and for all the might of the unconquered king. Despite commanding a large force Darius, having felt the sting of Alexander’s army once before, was eager to avoid conflict and he offered to cede half the Persian Empire to Alexander to halt his invasion. Despite the protests…

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battle of actium

The year was 44 BCE and Julius Caesar was dead. The great Roman leader had been slaughtered on the Senate floor by a number of assassins, including his old allies Brutus and Cassius, and his nation was plunged into a brutal and violent civil war. In this power vacuum three men came together and formed a ruling force known as the Second Triumvirate – Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son and legal heir ruled the west, Mark Antony, the beloved general ruled the east and Lepidus, a close ally of Caesar’s, oversaw North Africa. After crushing the assassins and the rumblings of those who wished a return to the ways of the old Republic, peace finally seemed to have been restored in Rome. Not everything was as it seemed, though. Under the surface…

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