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Blenheim 1704 : The Duke of Marlborough's masterpiece - Turner

Blenheim 1704

The Duke of Marlborough's masterpiece

By: Turner

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9781841767710
Number Of Pages: 96

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Osprey's study of the Blenheim campaign, Britiain's defining battle of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714). Combining one of history's most audacious strategic manoeuvres with perhaps the greatest military victory ever won by a British commander, the Blenheim campaign is rightly considered the pinnacle of the career of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. On 13 August 1704, Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy faced a Franco-Bavarian army threatening to knock Austria out of the War of the Spanish Succession. In a hard-fought battle Marlborough won a resounding victory, capturing Marshal Tallard and over 14,000 men. In this book John Tincey describes how Marlborough's victory crushed his enemies, shattered the myth of French invincibility and laid the foundations for two centuries of British world dominance.

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The battle of Blenheim/The Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

ISBN: 9781841767710
ISBN-10: 1841767719
Series: Campaign
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 18.5  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1