A Photographic Testament to 2,000 years of Conflict

General Military
  • Author: Alfred Buellesbach, Marcus Cowper
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2009
  • ISBN: 9781846034145
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 224
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About this Product

A united Europe has been in existence for over 50 years, however before the European Union was formed the continent saw over 2 millennia of constant conflict. The battlefields where these wars were decided dot the landscape of Europe, bearing witness to the sacrifice paid by armies of the past, and acting as reminders to those who forget the dangers of conflict. This book collates the work of Alfred Buellesbach, who has spent years travelling around Europe to photograph battlefields. Some of the sites have a sad history, or host memorials and cemeteries. The beauty of other sites conceals the brutality that once played out over them. Battlescapes combines these images with details for visitors.

Biographical Note

ALFRED BUELLESBACH M.A., was born in Asbach, Westerwald, Germany in 1961. He studied photography at Lette-Verein, Berlin and journalism, geography and political science at Freie Universität Berlin. In his photography, he is attracted most to landscapes that show not just nature but have a deeper cultural meaning. Marcus Cowper studied Medieval history at the universities of Manchester and Birmingham. He specialised in High and Late Medieval Church history. He has edited Osprey military history books for over seven years and is one of the editors responsible for the creation of the Fortress series.


Photographer's Preface
Alesia September 52 BC
Poitiers, 10 October AD 732
Hastings, 14 October 1066
Marchfeld, 26 August 1278
Agincourt, 25 October 1415
Murten, 22 June 1476
Nieuwpoort, 2 July 1600
Lützen, 14 November 1632
Fehrbellin, 28 June 1675
Vienna, 12 September 1683
Blenheim, 13 August 1704
Gadebusch, 9 December 1712
Leuthen, 5 December 1757
Valmy, 20 September 1792
Austerlitz, 2 December 1805
Jena and Auerstedt, 14 October 1806
Leipzig, 16-19 October 1813
Waterloo, 18 June 1815
Solferino, 24 June 1859
Dybbol, 18 April 1864
Königgrätz, 3 July 1866
Mars-la-Tour and Gravelotte-St-Privat, 16-18 August 1870
Sedan, 1 September 1870
Ypres, 1914-1918
The Dolomites, 1915-1918
The Isonzo, June 1915-November 1917
Verdun, February-December 1916
The Somme, July-November 1916
Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917
Normandy, 6 June 1944
Operation Market Garden, 17-25 September 1944
Hürtgen Forest, September 1944-February 1945
The Battle of the Bulge, 16 December 1944-16 January 1945
33. Seelow Heights, 16-19 April 1945
Visiting the Battlefields

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