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Ramillies - 1706. The Year of Miracles

Ramillies - 1706. The Year of Miracles
Autor: James Falkner
Data publikacji: 2006-04
ISBN: 9781844153794
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 0.9 x 13.4 x 21.5 cm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 138
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Opis produktu:

On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke de Villeroi. Marlborough's triumph on that day ranks alongside Blenheim as one of the great feats of his extraordinary military career. The French army was shattered physically and morally and, as a result, Marlborough's army overran almost all of the Spanish Netherlands in the next six weeks, and gained an unshakeable advantage over the armed might of Louis XIV's France during the long War of the Spanish Succession.

In this expert guide to the battle and the battlefield, James Falkner offers a gripping and authoritative account of the campaign and the action, and he takes the reader across the battleground itself, relating the course of the fighting to the terrain as it can be viewed today.

Biography

James Falkner served as a British Army infantry officer, both Regular and Territorial, for 25 years, and was a Company Secretary for seventeen years until retirement. James is acknowledged as being amongst the leading modern authorities on 18th Century warfare, particularly the campaigns of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and the work of the celebrated French military engineer Marshal Vauban. James Falkner has also made a special study of the Virginia campaigns in the American Civil War. He regularly gives lectures and presentations to a wide range of militaria and learned societies, and spoke to great acclaim at the National Army Museum's 'Britain's Greatest General' seminar, and at The National Archives recent commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht. Elected as a Member of the British Commission for Military History, he writes for the leading militaria and historical journals, and for many years has led as the expert guide tour parties to battlefields all across western Europe. James Falkner is married with two daughters, and lives in Hampshire, England.
 



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