The Ordnance Survey Complete Guide To The Battlefields Of Britain by David Smurthwaite lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Guild Publishing, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps; Genealogical Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: For the first time, this authoritative and comprehensive book covers all the major battles and engagements fought on British soil, starting with the Roman invasion and the struggles between the British tribes and the Roman legions. It then proceeds through the Dark Ages, the Norman Conquest, the Scottish struggles, the Wars of the Roses, the Civil Wars, the Jacobite Rebellion and finally to our one battle in the air, the Battle of Britain.
Each section gives a detailed introduction to the the political background of the period, the military power of the opposing sides, the personalities and potential of the commanders as well as a discussion of the development of the tactics and weapons used. The reader can follow in detail the course of each battle and, where practical, is directed to its location. To produce the detailed plans of each battle, David Smurthwaite has drawn on the results of modern research and studied up-to-date archaeological evidence as well as original sources, in many cases providing his own solutions to some of the more controversial interpretations. The plans, especially drawn for the book, are backed by the latest Ordnance Survey maps, and provide accurate and easy reference for those who wish to study the battle on site and at home.
The book is profusely illustrated with contemporary manuscripts, paintings, engravings and artefacts, as well as with fine modern photographs of the battlefields today, both on the ground and from the air, and presents a fascinating picture of our military heritage.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Military History category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…