Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 20 gen 2013 - 96 pagine
By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order's meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order's territory with a powerful allied army including all the enemies of the Teutonic Knights – Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Bohemians, Hungarians, Tartars and Cossacks. This book recounts how, when the armies clashed on the wooded, rolling hills near the small village of Tannenberg, the Teutonic Knights suffered a disastrous defeat from which their Order never recovered.

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A book containing the usual birdseye views of the battle field. There is some discussion of the arrow-in-the-eye theory, and good maps of the campaigning after Hastings. The section on War-gaming Hastings is an interesting essay on the idea of refighting battles. Leggi recensione completa

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Why on earth have I read so many books on the Crusades? What is wrong with me, seriously? Leggi recensione completa

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Stephen Turnbull is recognised as one of the world's foremost military historians of the medieval and early modern periods. He first rose to prominence as a result of his book published in 1977, The Samurai: A Military History. Since then he has achieved an equal fame in writing about European military subjects and has had over 30 books published.

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.

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