The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme
'The Face of Battle' is military history from the battlefield; a look at the direct experience of individuals as 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting and the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle.
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