Cannae 216 BC: Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army by Mark HealyCannae 216 BC: Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army by Mark Healy

Cannae 216 BC: Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army

byMark Healy

Paperback | October 14, 1994

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Osprey's study of the Battle of Canae (216 BC), which is regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history. Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world. At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal faced them with 40,000 foot and 10,000 horse. The engagement that followed was a masterpiece of battlefield control. By the end of the conflict the Romans had lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.
Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty in a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt and Campaign 16 Kursk 1943.
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Title:Cannae 216 BC: Hannibal Smashes Rome's ArmyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.71 × 7.22 × 0.2 inPublished:October 14, 1994Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855324709

ISBN - 13:9781855324701

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Table of Contents

Introduction/The Opposing Leaders/The Opposing Armies/218: Ticinus and Trebbia/217: Lake Trasimene/217-216: The Fabian Strategy/The Approach to Cannae/The Battle of Cannae/Aftermath/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/The Battlefield Today/Wargaming Cannae