The Face Of Battle
Title The Face Of Battle PDF eBook
Author John Keegan
Publisher Random House
Pages 362
Release 2011-08-31
Genre Technology & Engineering
ISBN 1446496821

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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.



The Face of Battle
Title The Face of Battle PDF eBook
Author John Keegan
Publisher Vintage
Pages 312
Release 1988
Genre Agincourt, Battle of, Agincourt, France, 1415
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"The most brilliant evocation of military experience in our time." --C. P. Snow "The Face of Battle" is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physicial 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 his scrupulous reassessment of three battles, John Keegan vividly conveys the reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.



The Illustrated Face of Battle
Title The Illustrated Face of Battle PDF eBook
Author John Keegan
Publisher Viking Adult
Pages 312
Release 1989
Genre Battles
ISBN

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A splendid new edition of a modern classic, illustrated with paintings, prints, engravings, battle plans, and photographs, and featuring a new introduction by the author. Illustrated.



Air University Review
Title Air University Review PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 132
Release 1980
Genre Aeronautics
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Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century
Title Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century PDF eBook
Author Mark Lawrence
Publisher Routledge
Pages 391
Release 2020-12-17
Genre History
ISBN 1000208575

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Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century examines insurgency and counterinsurgency across the globe in the nineteenth century. The volume includes chapters from distinguished and rising historians from Europe, North and South America and covers irregular wars in Spain, Ireland, France, Latin America, China, USA, Africa, Central Asia and Burma. The authors explore links between insurgencies and nationalism, including learning curves and emulation in counterinsurgency. With a special emphasis on non-Western warfare, this volume includes case studies such as the Katanga and White Lotus rebellions largely unknown to Western readers. The military history of the nineteenth century thus reveals much more than the symmetrical warfare of Napoleon, Grant and Moltke. This volume shows the commonalities of responses more than their differences and refracts these through themes which crop up repeatedly in different times and places. These themes include common problems and solutions: the challenge of commanding local intelligence networks; public opinion; millenarianism, magic and religion; technology; ‘hearts and minds’; the legal framework of state violence; racial stereotypes and patterns of forgetting and remembering guerrilla conflicts. The first recent study to examine Western and non-Western warfare in equal measure, stressing the prevalence of commonalities between guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency across the globe, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century will be of great interest to scholars of military and strategic studies, as well as modern military history. It was originally published as a special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies.



Henry V, Holy Warrior
Title Henry V, Holy Warrior PDF eBook
Author Timothy M. Thibodeau
Publisher McFarland
Pages 198
Release 2022-02-15
Genre History
ISBN 1476646201

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King Henry V saw his reign and military efforts in France as a holy crusade to reclaim the French throne for his ancestors. Almost everything he did was governed by a well-thought-out philosophy that united political power, religious devotion and military success. This book includes the most up-to-date research on Henry V's reign, with a focus on historiography. His role in English history, as well as his actions as a ruler and military commander, are discussed throughout the text. This approach demonstrates how historians interact with a complicated academic literature that oscillates between hero worship and vilification of Henry. In the end, Henry V is measured by the standards of his day and was unquestionably a successful warrior king.



The Long Shadow
Title The Long Shadow PDF eBook
Author David Reynolds
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 540
Release 2013-11-07
Genre History
ISBN 0857206389

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In Britain we have lost touch with the Great War. Our overriding sense now is of a meaningless, futile bloodbath in the mud of Flanders -- of young men whose lives were cut off in their prime for no evident purpose. But by reducing the conflict to personal tragedies, however moving, we have lost the big picture: the history has been distilled into poetry. In TheLong Shadow, critically acclaimed author David Reynolds seeks to redress the balance by exploring the true impact of 1914-18 on the 20th century. Some of the Great War's legacies were negative and pernicious but others proved transformative in a positive sense. Exploring big themes such as democracy and empire, nationalism and capitalism and re-examining the differing impacts of the War on Britain, Ireland and the United States,TheLong Shadowthrows light on the whole of the last century and demonstrates that 1914-18 is a conflict that Britain, more than any other nation, is still struggling to comprehend. Stunningly broad in its historical perspective, The Long Shadowis a magisterial and seismic re-presentation of the Great War.