100 Greatest Battles

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100 Greatest Battles

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A highly illustrated introduction to some of the greatest battles in world history, from the iconic encounters of the Ancient World such as Thermopylae and Cannae, through to the major clashes of the 20th century epitomized by Stalingrad and Khe Sanh.

This concise study by renowned military historian Angus Konstam examines one hundred of the most famous battles from world history. It includes great naval engagements such as Salamis, Trafalgar, Jutland and Midway; pivotal land battles that decided the fate of nations, such as Hastings, Yorktown, Gettysburg and the Somme; and the impact of the new dimension of aerial warfare in the 20th century at Pearl Harbor, in the Battle of Britain and in the skies over Hiroshima.

This highly illustrated book features over 200 full-colour battlescene and other artworks from Osprey's comprehensive archive and is the ideal introduction to the battles that changed the course of history.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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 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 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

THE AGE OF REASON
Blenheim, 1704
Fontenoy, 1745
Rossbach, 1757
Leuthen, 1757
Ticonderoga, 1758
Quebec, 1759
Saratoga, 1777
Yorktown, 1781

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 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

WORLD WAR I
Tannenberg, 1914
First Marne, 1914
Verdun, 1916
Jutland, 1916
The Somme, 1916
Cambrai, 1917
Amiens, 1918
Warsaw, 1920

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

Product details

Published Apr 13 2023
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 256
ISBN 9781472856951
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Full colour artwork throughout.
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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