100 Greatest Battles

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Author Angus Konstam

 

Osprey’s 100 Greatest Battles by Angus Konstam is a well-written and informative book that provides an overview of some of the most famous battles in world history. The book is divided into nine chapters, each covering a different period in history, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age 2. The battles selected are those that either were decisive victories, altered the course of a campaign, or had a long-term impact through new technology, or had economic or political consequences.

The 100 battles covered in this book are:

 

THE ANCIENT WORLD

Marathon, 490 BC

Thermopylae, 480 BC

Salamis, 480 BC

Plataea, 479 BC

Leuctra, 371 BC

The Granicus, 334 BC

Cannae, 216 BC

Zama, 202 BC

Carrhae, 53 BC

Alesia, 52 BC

Pharsalus, 48 BC

Actium, 31 BC

The Teutoburgerwald, AD 9

Strasbourg, AD 357

Adrianople, AD 378

Châlons, AD 451

THE NAPOLEONIC ERA

Toulon, 1793

The Nile, 1798

Marengo, 1800

Trafalgar, 1805

Austerlitz, 1805

Wagram, 1809

Salamanca, 1812

Borodino, 1812

Leipzig, 1813

Waterloo, 1815

THE MEDIEVAL WORLD

Constantinople, AD 718

Tours, AD 732

Hastings, 1066

Manzikert, 1071

Hattin, 1187

Lake Peipus, 1242

Hakata Bay, 1281

Bannockburn, 1314

Kulikovo, 1380

Tannenberg, 1410

Agincourt, 1415

Constantinople, 1453

Castillon, 1453

Bosworth, 1485

THE AGE OF EMPIRES

The Alamo, 1836

Solferino, 1859

Volturno, 1860

First Bull Run, 1861

Vicksburg, 1863

Gettysburg, 1863

Isandlwana, 1879

San Juan Hill, 1898

Tsushima, 1905

THE RENAISSANCE

Tenochtitlan, 1521

Pavia, 1525

Cuzco, 1536–37

Malta, 1565

Lepanto, 1571

Gravelines, 1588

Sekigahara, 1600

Osaka, 1614–15

Lützen, 1632

Marston Moor, 1644

Vienna, 1683

The Boyne, 1690

WORLD WAR I

Tannenberg, 1914

First Marne, 1914

Verdun, 1916

Jutland, 1916

The Somme, 1916

Cambrai, 1917

Amiens, 1918

Warsaw, 1920

THE AGE OF REASON

Blenheim, 1704

Fontenoy, 1745

Rossbach, 1757

Leuthen, 1757

Ticonderoga, 1758

Quebec, 1759

Saratoga, 1777

Yorktown, 1781

WORLD WAR II

Sedan, 1940

The Battle of Britain, 1940

Taranto, 1940

Moscow, 1941

Pearl Harbor, 1941

Singapore, 1941–42

Midway, 1942

El Alamein, 1942

Guadalcanal, 1942–43

Stalingrad, 1942–43

Kharkov, 1943

Kursk, 1943

Imphal and Kohima, 1944

Saint-Lô, 1944

Leyte Gulf, 1944

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945

THE MODERN AGE

Inchon, 1950

Dien Bien Phu, 1954

The Golan Heights, 1967

Khe Sanh, 1968

Hue, 1968

The Sinai, 1973

Desert Storm, 1991

 

This highly illustrated book features artworks from Osprey’s comprehensive archive and is the ideal introduction to the battles that changed the course of history. The book features 100 full-color battlescene artworks from Osprey’s archive and is an ideal introduction to the battles that changed the course of history. The author provides a concise study of each battle, including its background, key events, and outcomes. The book also includes maps and diagrams to help readers understand the tactics and strategies employed by the opposing forces.

Conclusion

The book is well-organized and easy to read. It is an excellent resource for anyone interested in military history. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the most significant battles in world history. Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in history and/or military history. It is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and history enthusiasts alike.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

Hardback $20.00
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