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The Face of Battle

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Beschreibung

The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: an imperishable account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away. In this stunningly vivid reassessment of three battles, John Keegan conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.

Vorwort
'The most brilliant evocation of military experience in our time.' C. P. Snow

Autorentext

John Keegan is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, The Battle for History, The First World War, and most recently, Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999. John Keegan died in August 2012.



Klappentext

Trade paperback. A new edition of the classic work of military history, which looks at the direct experience of individuals at the point of maximum danger. Scrupulous reassesses three battles: Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme. 'The book that changed how military history is written.' Bernard Cornwell, "Daily Express"



Zusammenfassung

The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: an imperishable account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'.

It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away.

In this stunningly vivid reassessment of three battles, John Keegan conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Face of Battle
Untertitel: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
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EAN: 9781847922977
ISBN: 978-1-84792-297-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House UK
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Gewicht: 443g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T30mm
Jahr: 2014