The Mammoth Book of Battles

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From the massacre at Wounded Knee to the high-tech victory of Operation Desert Storm, this book presents forty gripping accounts of the battles that made the modern world. They are rendered in superb detail and analysis by such award-winning historians as John Keegan, Alan Clark, and Paul Kennedy. Here are the great conflicts of the two World Wars, the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, the Falklands, and Israel. The Mammoth Book of Battles brings to life for all military historians the awesome scale and destructive ...

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Overview

From the massacre at Wounded Knee to the high-tech victory of Operation Desert Storm, this book presents forty gripping accounts of the battles that made the modern world. They are rendered in superb detail and analysis by such award-winning historians as John Keegan, Alan Clark, and Paul Kennedy. Here are the great conflicts of the two World Wars, the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, the Falklands, and Israel. The Mammoth Book of Battles brings to life for all military historians the awesome scale and destructive power of modern warfare.

From the massacre at Wounded Knee to the high-tech victory of Operation Desert Storm, this book presents 40 gripping accounts of the battles that made the modern world. Here are the great commanders of the 20th century, their strategies and tactics, their victories and defeats, spanning two world wars, the wars in Korea, Vietnam and Israel, by award-winning historians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786706891
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/4/2007
  • Series: Mammoth Books
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.71 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Boer War 1
The Relief of Ladysmith (1900) 3
2 The Russo-Japanese War 19
Tsushima (1905) 21
3 The First World War 31
Nun's Wood (1914) 33
Gallipoli (1915) 43
Suez (1915) 57
Verdun (1916) 65
The Somme (1916) 77
Vimy Ridge (1917) 87
Passchendaele (1917) 98
Cambrai (1917) 109
4 Asian Incidents 119
Shanghai (1937) 121
Khalkin-Gol (1939) 132
5 The Second World War 143
River Plate (1939) 145
Battle of Britain (1940) 156
Keren (1941) 171
Kiev (1941) 183
Leningrad (1941) 195
Pearl Harbor (1941) 206
Singapore (1942) 214
Santa Cruz (1942) 221
Kokoda Trail (1942) 233
Stalingrad (1942) 243
El Alamein (1942) 254
Bou Arada (1943) 270
Kursk (1943) 280
Sicily (1943) 294
Admin Box (1944) 307
Anzio (1944) 318
Monte Cassino (1944) 331
Omaha Beach (1944) 341
Aachen (1944) 359
Ardennes (1944) 370
Berlin (1945) 376
Iwo Jima (1945) 388
6 The Korean War 401
Inchon (1950) 403
Imjin River (1951) 411
7 Vietnam 431
Dien Bien Phu (1953) 433
Ia Drang (1965) 444
Hamburger Hill (1969) 451
8 The Six-Day War 457
Jerusalem (1967) 459
9 The Falklands War 467
Wireless Ridge (1982) 469
10 The Persian Gulf War 487
Desert Storm (1991) 489
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