James Falkner's Guide to Marlborough's Battlefields

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This battlefield guide is essential reading for anyone who is keen to understand the military history of the era, and it is an invaluable companion for visitors to the many battlefields associated with Marlborough's triumphs.
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Overview

This battlefield guide is essential reading for anyone who is keen to understand the military history of the era, and it is an invaluable companion for visitors to the many battlefields associated with Marlborough's triumphs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844156320
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Maps     vi
List of Colour Plates     vii
Preface     ix
Who was Who on Marlborough's Battlefields     xiii
The War of the Spanish Succession     1
Blenheim, 13 August 1704     8
Introduction     8
A Stolen Army: The March to the Danube     9
So Truly Great     26
So Truly Glorious     42
Ramillies, 23 May 1706     71
Introduction     71
The Fight at Elixheim     73
We May Have a Complete Victory     86
More Like a Dream Than the Truth     100
Oudenarde, 11 July 1708     128
Introduction     128
We Shall Advance, Tomorrow     129
The Devil Must Have Carried Them     133
My Lord Duke Shone in the Battle     153
Malplaquet, 11 September 1709     172
Introduction     172
The Infernal Labyrinth     174
The Cost is Not to be Considered     180
The Most Obstinate and Bloody Battle     191
Marlborough's Final Campaigns, 1710-11     212
Introduction     212
That We Must Part from Such a Man     214
A Guide toMarlborough's Battlefields     220
Bibliography     249
Index     252
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