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Verdun 1916 They Shall Not Pass
Verdun 1916 They Shall Not Pass
Verdun was the bloodiest battle between the French and German Forces during the First World War. Until Stalingrad, Verdun was a byword in Germany for senseless slaughter. It could fairly be said to have equivalent emotional resonance as the Somme in Britain. French attitudes are becoming similar, but Verdun was and is, symbolic of France's resistance. Some 300,000 Frenchman died at Verdun, but they stopped the German invasion. It is salutary to note that with dozens of books in print on the Somme there is but one popular account of Verdun available in English. And that is nearly 30 years old.

Title: Verdun 1916 They Shall Not Pass
Author: MARTIN WILLIAM
Series: Osprey Campaign S.
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/08/2001
Price: $30.00
RRP: $54.50
Imprint: Osprey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781855329935
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Price: $30.00
Waterloo The History of Four Days Three Armies & Three Battles
Waterloo The History of Four Days Three Armies & Three Battles
'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers.
Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

Title: Waterloo The History of Four Days Three Armies & Three Battles
Author: CORNWELL BERNARD
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007539406
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Price: $25.00