The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: an imperishable account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'.
It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away.
In this stunningly vivid reassessment of three battles, John Keegan conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.
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Review: The Face of BattleUser Review - Tim Hodkinson - Goodreads
John Keegan begins this work with an admission that he has not been in a battle. He also points out that that experience is something that most of the young men he teaches (at Sandhurst military ... Read full review
Review: The Face of BattleUser Review - Keith - Goodreads
I thought the book The Face of Battle by John Keegan was very good for a war book. John Keegan described battles with such in depth sensory, and had me interested through each sentence i read. This ... Read full review