Other books byMarcus Cowper
The Words of War
British Forces' Personal Letters and Diaries...
A remarkable anthology of some 1,300 personal diaries written by ordinary men and women who fought, and in some cases died, on the front line as well as on the home front during World War II.
Immortalised in the plays of Shakespeare, Henry V is the most famous and celebrated of all England's medieval monarchs. Although his most famous battles and conquests took place in France, Henry, as was common amongst medieval aristocracy, was introduced to battle at an early age when he fought with his father, Henry IV, at the battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. On his accession to the throne, Henry turned his attention towards foreign affairs and the English position in France. This title will examine Henry's key battles and sieges, how he systematically extended English control throughout northern France and how he was perceived by his contemporaries as a military leader. It will also deal with his controversial military decisions, such as the slaughter of the French prisoners at Agincourt. Contentsâ¢Introduction â¢The early years â¢The military life â¢Opposing commanders â¢The hour of destiny â¢Inside the mind â¢When war is done â¢A life in words
National Geographic History Book
An Interactive Journey
You won't find dusty topics and long-dead heroes and villains in the National Geographic History Book. Turn the pages and you'll find documents, letters, journals, telegrams, posters, and artworks that you can literally pull out and examine. See for yourself, with the primary source materials that history buffs love, what really happened and who really did it. Pull out Shakespeare's will and see how he changed his mind about who got what. Examining a facsimile of the Zouche-Nuttall Codex gives you a sense of the turmoil of pre-Columbian Mexico. Take a look at a steamy love letter written by Napoleon to his wife Josephine. Marvel at the beauty of a wall fresco from first-century Pompeii. Read pages from the Gutenberg Bible, the world's first printed book. Examine a "Wanted" poster for Abraham Lincoln's assassin...and more. Through the pages of this book, you will explore the forces that shaped our world, from the Roman Empire and the Black Death to Hollywood and the World Wide Web. Mozart and Picasso. Genghis Khan and Gandhi. Hitler, Elvis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Not an encyclopedia or a comprehensive survey, the National Geographic History Book is a storyboard of major characters, key plot point and crucial details in the moving picture of human history. It is a portal through time, a collector's showcase of historical treasures and oddities, and a scrapbook of the human family.
A Photographic Testament to 2000 years of Conflict
Walking through the battlefields of Europe today can be a bewildering experience--not for what you see, but for what is now vanished. In his new book, German photographer Alfred Buellesbach takes readers on a photographic journey through 34 of Europe's most legendary battlefields. A hauntingly beautiful grain field in Austria was once the site of the largest battle ever between knights in armor. A seemingly pristine forest marks the spot where Americans fought the Germans in the bloody Battle of the Bulge. And sheep now graze on the grass-covered trenches of the Somme where more than 1.5 million soldiers lost their lives. Three-hundred stunningly reproduced photographs, together with text provided by long-time Osprey editor, Marcus Cowper, tell a moving story that will stir armchair generals and travelers alike. For each battle, full-bleed panoramic battlescape photos are supplemented with candid shots of the surrounding area, including present-day cemeteries and memorials. Battlescapes is a timelessly apt tribute to the landscapes which will forever be remembered for that brief moment in time when they were consumed by war. The 34 battlefields pictured: Alesia (September, 52 BC); Poitiers (October 732); Hastings (October 1066); Marchfeld (August 1278); Agincourt (October 1415); Morat (June 1476); Nieuwpoort (July 1600); Lützen (November 1632); Fehrbellin (June 1675); Blenheim (August 1704); Gadebusch (December 1712); Leuthen (December 1757); Valmy (September 1792); Austerlitz (December 1805); Jena and Auerstedt (October 1806); Leipzig (October 1813); Waterloo (June 1815); Solferino (June 1859); Vienna (September 1863); Dybbol (April 1864); Königgrätz (July 1866); Metz (September-October 1870); Sedan (September 1870); Ypres (1914-1918); Dolomites (1915-1918); Isonzo (June 1915-November 1917); Verdun (February-December 1916); The Somme (July-November 1916); Vimy Ridge (April 1917); Normandy (June 1944); Operation Market Garden (September 1944); Hürtgen Forest (September 1944-February 1945); Ardennes (December 1944-January 1945); Seelow Heights (April-May 1945)