Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece

Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece

by Graham Turner
     
 

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

See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841767710
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.77(h) x 0.35(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >