Great Battles of the World by Edited by Peter Young lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Bison Books, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: The concept of decisive battles dates back to the writings of General Fuller in the 1930s who tried to analyze World War I on the basis of which battles made the difference. Subsequent works on a similar theme since World War II have concentrated on the great or epic battles which, though grandiose in scope, may or may not have been decisive. For example the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Verdun cost both sides over a million men each. Yet at the end of the day only a few yards had been gained or lost. These great battles, though epic in their proportions, decided nothing.
Great Battles Of The World presented in this book were the ones that made all the difference. Although spanning a relatively short period in the history of the world, each battle was considered a breakthrough in a situation where neither side had any pre-battle advantage. The Black Day, 8 August 1918, was the biggest advance in a single day by Allied Arms in World War I. Pearl Harbor caused the Americans to enter World War II and almost wiped out the American fleet in the Pacific. Stalingrad broke the back of the German advance into Russia. From the capitulation of the Sixth Army, the chain of Nazi advances was reversed and the road to defeat was clear.
This one volume covers twenty-four Great Land Battles, Sea Battles and Air Battles. The battles are analyzed on several levels the strategic and tactical, as well as from the point of view of the generals and the soldiers who fought in them. Included in this work are 50 maps, over 60 line drawings and colour illustrations and some 500 photographs, of which more than 100 are colour. These are fully integrated into the lively 120. 000 word text which has been edited by Brigadier Peter Young.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, ½”, closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Index. 12¼” x 9½”.
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