Marlborough's War Machine 1702-1711

Marlborough s War Machine Blenheim Ramilles Oudenarde Malplaquet much has been written about the brilliant victories of the Duke of Marlborough s Anglo Dutch army over the armies of Louis XIV of France during the War of th

  • Title: Marlborough's War Machine 1702-1711
  • Author: James Falkner
  • ISBN: 9781848848214
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Blenheim, Ramilles , Oudenarde, Malplaquet much has been written about the brilliant victories of the Duke of Marlborough s Anglo Dutch army over the armies of Louis XIV of France during the War of the Spanish Succession Less attention has been focused on the men and the military organization that made these achievements possible the soldiers, the commanders, the armyBlenheim, Ramilles , Oudenarde, Malplaquet much has been written about the brilliant victories of the Duke of Marlborough s Anglo Dutch army over the armies of Louis XIV of France during the War of the Spanish Succession Less attention has been focused on the men and the military organization that made these achievements possible the soldiers, the commanders, the army structure and administration, the logistics, engineering, weapons and finance That is why James Falkner s penetrating account of the composition and operation of Marlborough s army is of such value His clear analysis gives a fascinating insight into Marlborough s war machine and into the conduct of war in Europe 300 years ago.

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    1. I beg pardon, whose war machine I thought the War of the Spanish Succession was waged by an Alliance rather than England alone Not to mention that war machine is too much in vogue for modern popular history titles All in all, this is a mediocre and biased, but readable overview of the warfare in the beginning of the eighteenth century While this book doesn t advance our knowledge of the subject even by an inch, its value lies in it being a good copy paste of the great books that are hard to reac [...]

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