Rand McNally | 1981 | ISBN: 052881544X | English | 264 pages | PDF | 62.3 MB
describes the 16 battles in which the 16 most famous generals in modern history made their reputations. From both a strategical and tactical point of view, the ways the generals fought and won their greatest victories are presented in this book edited by the well-known military historian, Brigadier Peter Young. Some generals who made their reputations, such as Napoleon at Austerlitz, deserve the fame won on the field of battle that day. Others, like General Haig on the Black Day in 1918 or Marshal Petain at Verdun, have tarnished reputations despite their victories. In this book several historians examine the process of hero building by analyzing the greatest generals of modern history in their most well-known battles. Illustrated with tactical and strategic maps, as well as hundreds of photos and paintings, many of them in color. will prove to be a standard work for students of military history.
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