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Fifty Decisive Battles That Changed the World



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Battles That Changed History: Fifty Decisive Battles That Changed the World by Geoffrey Regan
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Spanning two and a half thousand years of warfare, from Salamis, where the Greeks put an end to Persian attempts to overwhelm their country, through the Battle of Hastings and the fall of Constantinople to the key engagements in the World Wars: Midway, El Alamein and Stalingrad right up to Operation Desert Storm, Battles that Changed History is a stimulating and lively account of fifty decisive battles that, either as a result of victory or defeat, have had a long-term impact on the course of world history. With the aid of numerous maps and illustrations military expert Geoffrey Regan not only examines the background and consequences of each battle, but also vividly re-creates the actual fighting, analyses the tactics and profiles key commanders and weaponry. Battles that Changed History provides an informative look at the military engagements that have shaped the modern world and will appeal to both the military history enthusiast and the general reader alike.

Table of Contents

The Battle of Salamis 480BC; The Battle of Guagamela 331BC; The Battle of Beneventum 275BC; The Battle of Zama 202BC; The Battle of Actium 31BC; AD 9; The Battle of Adrianople 378; The Battle of Taginae 552, The Seige of Constantinople 718; The Battle of Lechfeld 955; The Battle of Hastings 1066; The Battle of Manzikert 1071; The Battle of Hattin 1187; The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa 1212; The Battle of Ain Jalut 1260; The Battle of Crecy 1346; The Battle of Tannenburg 1410; The Siege of Orleans 1429; The Siege of Constantinople 1453; The Battle of Bosworth Field 1485; The Siege of Vienna; The Battle of Lepanto 1571; The Spanish Armada 1588; The Battle of Breitenfeld; The Battle of Marston Moor 1644; The Battle of Blenheim 1704; The Battle of Poltava 1709; The Battle of Plassey 1757; The Fall of Quebec 1759; The Battles of Saratoga 1777; The Battle of Trafalgar 1805; The Battle of Austerlitz 1805; The Battle of Waterloo 1815; The Battle of Gettysburg 1853; The Battle of Koniggratz 1866; The Battle of Sedan 1870; The Battle of Tshushima 1905; The Battle of the Marne 1914; The Battle of Sedan 1940; The Battle of Britain 1940; The Battle of Midway 1942; The Battle of El Alamein 1942; Battle of Stalingrad 1942-3; The Battle of Dien Bien Phu 1954...

Author Biography

Geoffrey Regan is a former History Master at Charterhouse School, Godalming. He has written 27 historical and educational books including Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal Blunders, Flying Blunders, More Military Blunders, Blue on Blue and Fight or Flight. He was the Series Consultant for Channel 4's Great Military Blunders series and Historical Consultant for ABCs Blue on Blue.
Release date NZ
March 30th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
50 b&w illustrations
Carlton Books Ltd
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