Blenheim 1704

Blenheim 1704

The Duke of Marlborough’s masterpiece

Campaign 141
  • Author: John Tincey
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 141
  • Publication Date: 25 Jul 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841767710
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

Combining one of history's most audacious strategic manoeuvres with perhaps the greatest military victory ever won by a British commander, the Blenheim campaign is rightly considered the pinnacle of the career of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. On 13 August 1704, Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy faced a Franco-Bavarian army threatening to knock Austria out of the War of the Spanish Succession. In a hard-fought battle Marlborough won a resounding victory, capturing Marshal Tallard and over 14,000 men. In this book John Tincey describes how Marlborough's victory crushed his enemies, shattered the myth of French invincibility and laid the foundations for two centuries of British world dominance.

Biographical Note

John Tincey is the author of Elite 15: ‘The Armada Campaign 1588,' Elite 27: ‘Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) Cavalry' and Men-at-Arms 267: ‘The British Army 1660-1704.' He has also published works on the battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book ‘The Young Horse-man' by John Vernon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo.Graham Turner is a leading historical artist specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. Graham currently lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Contents

Introduction
Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
The battle of Blenheim
The Aftermath
The Battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

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