The Face Of Battle: A Study Of Agincourt, Waterloo And The Somme by John KeeganThe Face Of Battle: A Study Of Agincourt, Waterloo And The Somme by John Keegan

The Face Of Battle: A Study Of Agincourt, Waterloo And The Somme

byJohn Keegan

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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"The most brilliant evocation of military experience in our time." --C. P. Snow
     The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physicial conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away.
     In his scrupulous reassessment of three battles, John Keegan vividly conveys the reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.
JOHN KEEGAN is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Mask of Command, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, The Battle...
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Title:The Face Of Battle: A Study Of Agincourt, Waterloo And The SommeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.2 × 6.04 × 1.03 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184792297X

ISBN - 13:9781847922977

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• "The book which changed how military history is written. Keegan set out to discover what it must have been like to be present at Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme -- and he succeeded brilliantly." --Bernard Cornwell, Daily Express