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Battles That Changed History

DK DK, Smithsonian Institution

From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive more than 3,000 years of world-changing combat. With a foreword from TV presenter and historian Sir Tony Robinson, this military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond.

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Book Information

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley).
Publish Date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9781465473844
ISBN-10: 146547384X
Language: English

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From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive more than 3,000 years of world-changing combat. With a foreword from TV presenter and historian Sir Tony Robinson, this military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than 90 important battles and show how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. From medieval skirmishes and great naval conflicts to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analyzed in detail, encompassing the weapons, the soldiers, and the military strategy. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel, with crucial arms, armor, and equipment fully explained. Whether at Marathon, Agincourt, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles that Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield. A real visual treat for history buffs, old and young.

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