Title: The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme



Publication Date: 01/27/1983

ASIN: 0140048979

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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  at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at  Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme.

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