The Face of Battle
This text looks at the military history of a battle scene by examining the experiences of individuals at the point of maximum danger. The author has attempted to write the definitive model for military historians by reassessing the three battles of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme. He attempts to convey, to the reader, the reality of the battles as they were experienced by the participants. John Keegan is the author of World Armies, Six Armies in Normandy, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty and The Second World War.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ohernaes - LibraryThing
Long introduction about the method of military history writing, where he makes a big point about the importance for the military historian of going into the details (and chaos) of battle and taking ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
An honest and well-researched attempt to get the reader onto the battlefield. We often get side-tracked by politics or technology when we try to write about warfare. Keegan tries to honour the guys ... Read full review