Download e-book for iPad: An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles by David Eggenberger

By David Eggenberger

Crucial information of each significant conflict on land and sea in recorded historical past, from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B.C. to the Grenada clash in 1984. integrated: strategic occasions, roles performed through political/military leaders, troop numbers and coaching, strategies and ambitions, casualties and losses and military/political effects. Index. ninety nine illustrations.

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