100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present
ABC-CLIO, 1. jan. 1999 - 462 sider
What if the Saxons had triumphed over the Normans at the Battle of Hastings? If Washington had lost the Battle of Trenton? If Lee had won at Gettysburg? If the Germans had held the Allies at bay in Normandy? The world would certainly be a very different place today.
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Beaulieu had abandoned Allesandria and placed his men in a strong position
covering the main river crossing at Valenza. Napoleon feinted there, but crossed
his forces 50 miles eastward at Piacenza, thereby threatening the Austrian lines
through Rivoli onto the heights on the northwest side of town; the Austrian
campfires were glowing across a plateau on the Trombalore Heights. He ordered
that his men occupy the church of San Marco, providing a vista of the battlefield, ...
The attack spoiled the Austrian plans temporarily, but superior Austrian numbers
drove the French back, forcing them to abandon San Marco. Before the Austrians
could occupy it, however, the French seized the hilltop church and prepared for ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - shawnd - LibraryThing
This is a set of 3-4 page profiles of one hundred battles listed chronologically. Starting circa 1500 BC with the battle Megiddo and ending at Desert Storm, the book covers a wide range of conflicts ... Les hele vurderingen
Megiddo 1479 B C
Syracuse 415413 B C
Gaugamela Arbela 331 B C
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