From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive 5,000 years of world-changing combat with this guide to the most famous battles in history.
This military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and beyond.
Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place, and show how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats.
From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analysed in detail – the weapons, the soldiers, and the military strategy.
Dive into the past to discover:
– Specially commissioned maps show how each of the featured battles played out.
– Entries tell the story behind each battle – why it happened, and the lasting historical impact it left on both the parties involved and the wider world.
– Chapter directory sections cover other key battles of the period bringing the total number of battles
Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel, and crucial
arms, armour, and equipment are explained. Whether at Marathon, Agincourt, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles that Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield. A must-have volume for history and military history enthusiasts, university students, and armchair generals of all ages.