- Dimensions: 7" wide x 7" tall
- 224 Pages
- Highly illustratedwith over 200 battlscene and other artworks
A highly illustrated introduction to some of the greatest battles in world history, from the iconic encounters of the Ancient World such as Thermopylae and Cannae, through to the major clashes of the 20th century epitomized by Stalingrad and Khe Sanh. This concise study by renowned military historian Angus Konstam examines one hundred of the most famous battles from world history. It includes great naval engagements such as Salamis, Trafalgar, Jutland and Midway; pivotal land battles that decided the fate of nations, such as Hastings, Yorktown, Gettysburg and the Somme; and the impact of the new dimension of aerial warfare in the 20th century at Pearl Harbor, in the Battle of Britain and in the skies over Hiroshima. This highly illustrated book features over 200 full-colour battlescene and other artworks from Osprey's comprehensive archive and is the ideal introduction to the battles that changed the course of history.