Find out about 12 of the biggest and most brutal battles in the
history of the world, from Thermopylae in 480 BCE right the way
through to Operation Desert Storm in 1991, taking in Cannae,
Agincourt, Lepanto, the Siege of Yorktown, Trafalgar, Waterloo,
Gettysburg, the Somme, the Battle of Britain and the Siege of
Stalingrad. Explore the date and location of each battle, the
opposing forces involved and the casualties resulting. A timeline
on every spread gives the key dates from each battle, and what
happened when. Additional background information to each conflict
is also provided, including the Punic Wars, the Hundred Years' War,
the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil
War, World War 1, World War 2 and the first Gulf War. Take a look
at the technology, tactics and weaponry involved in each battle,
from the longbow at Agincourt and the galleasses at Lepanto to the
trench warfare of the Somme and the stealth fighter jets of the
Gulf War. Infographic elements present information in a simple and
highly visual way. The perfect resource for project work on
battles, warfare and military history, or simply a great leisure
read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try
reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations,
Empires and Explorers.
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