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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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