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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - seabear - LibraryThing
This is a classic of history. I've heard about it many times and always intended to read it. Finally did so this week. First he makes the case that typical accounts of military battles are lacking in ... Read full review
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