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Impossible Victories: Ten Unlikely Battlefield Successes
     

Impossible Victories: Ten Unlikely Battlefield Successes

by Bryan Perrett
 

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In Impossible Victories , Bryan Perrett gives full account of ten military successes that defied the odds. Stressing throughout the decisive role of courage, boldness, and grit, he shows us American and British forces in desperate action over a period of more than 150 years, beginning in Spain in 1811 and ending in Vietnam in 1967. Here is a wealth of

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In Impossible Victories , Bryan Perrett gives full account of ten military successes that defied the odds. Stressing throughout the decisive role of courage, boldness, and grit, he shows us American and British forces in desperate action over a period of more than 150 years, beginning in Spain in 1811 and ending in Vietnam in 1967. Here is a wealth of unforgettable scenes. In Cuba in 1898, American troops rush up San Juan Hill against thick Spanish fire while observers shake their heads, expecting a useless slaughter. In Palestine in 1917, huge masses of cavalry gallop across the desert in a lightning assault on Beersheba-part of a British plan that was one of the great gambles of World War I. And, on D-Day, American Rangers at Pointe du Hoe in Normandy scale slippery clay cliffs almost a hundred feet high to carry out a frontal attack on the bunkers at the top. Other highlights include an infantry duel at fifty yards between redcoats and Americans regulars in 1814, which resulted in an unexpected victory for the fledgling republic; and the assault on the Dargai Heights in India in 1897 - an example of the ferocious Highlanders succeeding where other British troops had failed.

Impossible Victories

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ISBN-13:
9780760735336
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.89(d)

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