The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme
Military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare
The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme.
“The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy
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The illustrated face of battle: a study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the SommeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
With the same text as the original British classic, published in 1976, this now includes 32 color photographs and 80 black-and-white illustrations. If you're old copy is still in good shape, there's no need to add this, since the illustrations themselves aren't too impressive.-- MR Read full review