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Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough S Masterpiece

Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough S Masterpiece

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In 1701, the nations resisting Louis XIV's attempts to secure the throne of Spain had formed a grand Alliance. Yet by late 1703 the overall outlook was unfavourable. Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy developed a plan and succeeded to change this and knock Bavaria out of the war. This volume demonstrates how this success came about.
Introduction; Origins of the Campaign; Chronology; Opposing Commanders; Opposing Armies; Opposing Plans; The Campaign; The battle of Blenheim; The Aftermath; The Battlefield today; Bibliography; Index
Combining one of history's most audacious strategic manoeuvres with perhaps the greatest military victory ever won by a British commander, the Blenheim campaign is rightly considered the pinnacle of the career of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. On 13 August 1704, Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy faced a Franco-Bavarian army threatening to knock Austria out of the War of the Spanish Succession. In a hard-fought battle Marlborough won a resounding victory, capturing Marshal Tallard and over 14,000 men. In this book John Tincey describes how Marlborough's victory crushed his enemies, shattered the myth of French invincibility and laid the foundations for two centuries of British world dominance.

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Autor: John Tincey
ISBN-13: 9781841767710
ISBN: 1841767719
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 96
Gewicht: 313 g
Format: 248x183x8 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: John Tincey
Illustriert von: Graham Turner
John Tincey is the author of Elite 15: 'The Armada Campaign 1588,' Elite 27: 'Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) Cavalry' and Men-at-Arms 267: 'The British Army 1660-1704.' He has also published works on the battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book 'The Young Horse-man' by John Vemon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo. Graham Tumer is a leading historical artist specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. Graham currently lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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Autor: John Tincey
ISBN-13:: 9781841767710
ISBN: 1841767719
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2004
Verlag: OSPREY PUB INC
Gewicht: 313g
Seiten: 96
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 248x183x8 mm