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The Shape of Battle: The Art of War from the Battle of Hastings to D-Day and Beyond

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The Shape of Battle: The Art of War from the Battle of Hastings to D-Day and Beyond

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A distinguished military historian tells the dramatic story of six defining battles in world history.

Every battle is different. Each takes place in a different context—the war, the campaign, the weapons. However, battles across the centuries, whether fought with spears and swords or advanced technology, have much in common. Fighting is, after all, an intensely human affair; human nature doesn't change. So why were certain battles fought as they were? What gave them their shape? Why did they go as they did: victory for one side, defeat for the other?

In exploring six significant feats of arms—the war and campaign in which they each occurred, and the factors that determined their precise form and course—The Shape of Battle answers these fundamental questions about the waging of war.

Eschewing polemics, The Shape of Battle  doesn't try to argue a case. It lets the narratives—the battles—speak for themselves.

Allan Mallinson is a former infantry and cavalry officer. He is the author of the Matthew Hervey series of novels; Light Dragoons, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded; and The Making of the British Army. He writes on defense matters for The Times of London, the Daily Telegraph, and is a regular reviewer at the Spectator and the Literary Review. The Shape of Battle is his first book to be published in America. Allan lives in England.

ISBN: 9781639361939

ISBN-10: 9781639361939

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Publication Date: 08/02/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/02/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 400

Language: English

Categories

History / Military / Strategy

History / Military / Weapons

History / Military