Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece

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Osprey Publishing, 2004 - History - 96 pages
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Osprey's study of the Blenheim campaign, Britiain's defining battle of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714). Combining one of history's most audacious strategic manoeuvres with perhaps the greatest military victory ever won by a British commander, the Blenheim campaign is rightly considered the pinnacle of the career of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. On 13 August 1704, Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy faced a Franco-Bavarian army threatening to knock Austria out of the War of the Spanish Succession. In a hard-fought battle Marlborough won a resounding victory, capturing Marshal Tallard and over 14,000 men. In this book John Tincey describes how Marlborough's victory crushed his enemies, shattered the myth of French invincibility and laid the foundations for two centuries of British world dominance.
  

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

An ok Osprey title that heavily overemphasizes the British aspect. Why, for instance, is there an illustration of William and Mary, both dead around the time of the campaign. The overview map fails to ... Read full review

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John Tincey is the author of Elite 15: ‘The Armada Campaign 1588,’ Elite 27: ‘Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) Cavalry’ and Men-at-Arms 267: ‘The British Army 1660–1704.’ He has also published works on the battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book ‘The Young Horse-man’ by John Vernon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo.

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