Free Download PDF Battles that Changed History
The most important battles ever to take place are brought to life in the most spectacular way. From the brutal battle of Gettysburg to the epic air-sea battle of Midway, find out how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats.
Journey through the battlefields of history and follow the key developments of World War I, World War II, the Cold War and more in unprecedented visual detail. Using maps, paintings, artifacts and photographs, Battles That Changed History is a guided tour of every major conflict in history.
Explore the stories behind more than 90 important battles and discover how pivotal moments and tactical decisions have altered the course of history. From medieval clashes and great naval conflicts to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analyzed in detail. Learn incredible facts about the weapons, armor, soldiers and military strategies behind some of the greatest battles ever.
This reference book includes profiles of famous military leaders like Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Rommel. See how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield. Go into the thick of combat at the Great Siege of Malta, the Battle of Stalingrad and the icy waters of Dunkirk. It is the ultimate guide to the history of military conflict.
Relive 3,000 Years of World-Changing Combat
This stunning coffee table book from DK Books is a visual treat for history buffs, old and young. It includes a foreword from award-winning writer, TV presenter and historian Sir Tony Robinson whose TV credits include Time Team, Blackadder and The Worst Jobs in History.
From the ancient world to the nuclear war, each chapter of this military history book brings the key battles of the era to life:
• Before 1000CE: Includes Thermopylae and the Battle of Red Cliffs.
• 1000 – 1500: Includes the Battle of Agincourt and Fall of Constantinople.
• 1500 – 1700: Includes the Battle of Breitenfeld and Siege of Vienna.
• 1700 – 1900: Includes the Battle Waterloo and Gettysburg.
• 1900 – Present: Includes Dunkirk and Operation Desert Storm.
From the Publisher
What’s it about?
Visually stunning guide for learning about a war that changed the course of history. Experience some of the prominent battles, like the Somme and Verdun, through compelling accounts from soldiers and civilians who lived through World War I.
Written with the Smithsonian Institute, this edition was brought out specially for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, to commemorate those who lost their lives, and include the memorial sites that remind us “never again”.
The history of the war, written in chronological chapters, introduced by a overview of the military and political issues. Includes the major engagements and discusses the war’s complicated far-flung theaters and the strategies of the two sides.
Photographic galleries of the impressive weaponry and equipment used, and learn more about key people including David Lloyd George and Joseph Joffre.
Discovering the key battles, the political and economic forces, and the individual leaders of World War II.
First hand experiences of ordinary civilians to the momentous events they witnessed,and the effects of the Northern blockade and the fate of prisoners.
Publisher:DK; Illustrated edition (September 11, 2018)
Item Weight:3.66 pounds
Dimensions:10.26 x 0.95 x 12.13 inches