El Alamein 1942

Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752462028
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On 18 June 1815 the armies Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, each of approximately equal strength, faced one another in southern Belgium to fight one of the most decisive battles in history, while elements of a third, Prussian, army sought to reach the field in time to turn the tide in favour of the Allies. On the outcome of Waterloo hung the fate of Napoleon’s renewed bid to impose French rule over Europe. To understand what happened and why – read Battle Story.• Exquisite paintings and drawings place you in the centre of the action• Detailed maps explore how the fight unfolded at Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte• Biographies of the key commanders, both on and off the field, reveal how the personalities of Waterloo and Napoleon influenced the outcome of this great battle• Orders of battle show the composition of the opposing forces’ armies• Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this crucial campaignGREGORY FREMONT-BARNES holds a doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University and serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Amongst his numerous publications, he is the author of The Peninsular War, 1807–14, The Fall of the French Empire, 1813–15, Nile 1798 and Trafalgar 1805, as well as editor of Armies of the Napoleonic Wars and the three-volume Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
El Alamein 1942
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04 - Publisher: History PressLtd

On 18 June 1815 the armies Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, each of approximately equal strength, faced one another in southern Belgium to fight one of the most decisive battles in history, while elements of a third, Prussian, army sought to reach the field in time to turn the
Battle Story: El Alamein 1942
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-30 - Publisher: The History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: John Sadler
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Sadler
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: John Sadler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-07 - Publisher: Dundurn

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