The face of battle

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Penguin,
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1978.
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The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions. John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. Book jacket.
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subject_facet Agincourt, Battle of, Agincourt, France, 1415
Battles
Battles -- Europe
Europe -- History, Military
Military history
Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
title_display The face of battle
title_full The face of battle / John Keegan
The face of battle [electronic resource] / John Keegan
title_short The face of battle
topic_facet Agincourt, Battle of, Agincourt, France, 1415
Battles
History, Military
Military history
Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815