The Face of Battle

The Face of Battle
Title The Face of Battle PDF eBook
Author John Keegan
Publisher Penguin
Pages 368
Release 1983-01-27
Genre History
ISBN 1440673993

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John Keegan's groundbreaking portrayal of the common soldier in the heat of battle -- a masterpiece that explores the physical and mental aspects of warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. The Face of Battle is a companion volume to John Keegan's classic study of the individual soldier, The Mask of Command: together they form a masterpiece of military and human history.




The Face of Battle

The Face of Battle
Title The Face of Battle PDF eBook
Author John Keegan
Publisher Penguin
Pages 380
Release 1983-01-27
Genre History
ISBN 9780140048971

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John Keegan's groundbreaking portrayal of the common soldier in the heat of battle -- a masterpiece that explores the physical and mental aspects of warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. The Face of Battle is a companion volume to John Keegan's classic study of the individual soldier, The Mask of Command: together they form a masterpiece of military and human history.




The Face Of Battle

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

The Face of Battle
Title The Face of Battle PDF eBook
Author John Keegan
Publisher Random House (UK)
Pages 352
Release 1976
Genre Battles
ISBN 9780224012324

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Kamppsykologi; Krigshistorie; Militærhistorie; Krigsførelse; Krigsledelse; Krigsvidenskab; Krigsteorier; Skyttegravskrig; Udmattelseskrig; Stillingskrig; Angrebskrig; Middelalderkrig; Kamptræthed; Krigens Gru; Øjenvidneskildringer; Krigsskildringer; Kampvilje; Kampmoral; Soldaterære; Korpsånd; Kammeratskab; Krigsoplevelser; Slagmarker; Dræbende Våben; Shellshock; Granatchock; Virkning af røg; Franske Hær; Engelske Hær; Passchendaele; Ledelse; Føring; Krigsforbrydelse; Tabstal; Krigsfanger; Krigens ansigt.




The Illustrated Face of Battle

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




Agincourt

Agincourt
Title Agincourt PDF eBook
Author Juliet Barker
Publisher Back Bay Books
Pages 346
Release 2008-12-21
Genre History
ISBN 0316055891

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From a master historian comes an astonishing chronicle of life in medieval Europe and the battle that altered the course of an empire. Although almost six centuries old, the Battle of Agincourt still captivates the imaginations of men and women on both sides of the Atlantic. It has been immortalized in high culture (Shakespeare's Henry V) and low (the New York Post prints Henry's battle cry on its editorial page each Memorial Day). It is the classic underdog story in the history of warfare, and generations have wondered how the English -- outnumbered by the French six to one -- could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, eminent scholar Juliet Barker casts aside the legend and shows us that the truth behind Agincourt is just as exciting, just as fascinating, and far more significant. She paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 clash between outnumbered English archers and heavily armored French knights. But she also takes us beyond the battlefield into palaces and common cottages to bring into vivid focus an entire medieval world in flux. Populated with chivalrous heroes, dastardly spies, and a ferocious and bold king, Agincourt is as earthshaking as its subject -- and confirms Juliet Barker's status as both a historian and a storyteller of the first rank.




The Other Face of Battle

The Other Face of Battle
Title The Other Face of Battle PDF eBook
Author Wayne E. Lee
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 273
Release 2021
Genre History
ISBN 0190920645

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Taking its title from The Face of Battle, John Keegan's canonical book on the nature of warfare, The Other Face of Battle illuminates the American experience of fighting in "irregular" and "intercultural" wars over the centuries. Sometimes known as "forgotten" wars, in part because they lackedtriumphant clarity, they are the focus of the book. David Preston, David Silbey, and Anthony Carlson focus on, respectively, the Battle of Monongahela (1755), the Battle of Manila (1898), and the Battle of Makuan, Afghanistan (2020) - conflicts in which American soldiers were forced to engage in"irregular" warfare, confronting an enemy entirely alien to them. This enemy rejected the Western conventions of warfare and defined success and failure - victory and defeat - in entirely different ways. Symmetry of any kind is lost. Here was not ennobling engagement but atrocity, unanticipatedinsurgencies, and strategic stalemate.War is always hell. These wars, however, profoundly undermined any sense of purpose or proportion. Nightmarish and existentially bewildering, they nonetheless characterize how Americans have experienced combat and what its effects have been. They are therefore worth comparing for what they hold incommon as well as what they reveal about our attitude toward war itself. The Other Face of Battle reminds us that "irregular" or "asymmetrical" warfare is now not the exception but the rule. Understanding its roots seems more crucial than ever.