Sir Charles Oman S History Of The Art Of War In The Middle Ages

Author: Sir Charles William Oman
Publisher: Naval & Military Press
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Oman's two-volume history of warfare in the Middle Ages is the key work for understanding the changing face of battle as it was tested, refined and transformed through centuries of upheaval. Both scholarly and accessible this is wonderful account of the strategies, tactics and military organisation that took place during the Middle Ages.

Sir Charles Oman S History Of The Peninsular War Volume Ii

Author: Sir Charles William Oman
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The fate of the Iberian Peninsula was in the balance during the period January-September 1809, when it seemed possible that Napoleon would achieve control over Spain and Portugal. This volume covers the continuing Spanish resistance to French occupation, the renewed French invasion of Portugal, and the subsequent victories of Sir Arthur Wellesley.

Sir Charles Omans Hist Of The

Author: Sir Charles Oman
Publisher: Naval & Military Press
ISBN: 9781783313075
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Volume IV covers the period during which Portugal was finally secured from the danger of French conquest. French successes in Spain continued, but the army under Massena was forced finally to retreat from Portugal.

Sir Charles Omans Hist Of The

Author: Sir Charles Oman
Publisher: Naval & Military Press
ISBN: 9781783313068
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Volume III covers the period from September 1809 to December 1810, when the French were consolidating their hold on Spain, crushing resistance and attempting to drive the British out of Portugal. The forces of the Spanish Regency Council, with British and Portuguese aid, held out against the siege of Cadiz.

A History Of The Peninsular War

Author: Charles Oman
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Sir Charles Oman's monumental study is unquestionably the most complete and readable account of the Peninsular War ever written; it is also breathtaking in its scope and detail. The seven volumes chart the course of the war, from its opening shots In 1807, to the final expulsion of the French from Spain and invasion of France in 1814.

Sir Charles Omans Hist Of The

Author: Sir Charles Oman
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Between the Autumn of 1812 and the late Summer of 1813 campaigning in the Peninsula took on a new aspect. From being a defence of Portugal and those parts of Spain not under French control, it became an effort by the British, Spanish and Portuguese forces aimed at driving the French out completely.

Sir Charles Omans Hist Of The

Author: Sir Charles Oman
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ISBN: 9781783313082
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Volume V covers the period during which the outcome of the war was effectively decided by Wellington's great advance from Portugal into Spain. The operations that took place at this time include the French campaigns of late 1811; Wellington's offensive at Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz; and his great victory at Salamanca.

Sir Charles Omans Castles

Author: Sir Charles Oman
Publisher: Naval & Military Press
ISBN: 9781783313105
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A beautifully produced history and guide to eighty of England's and Wales's finest castles - including Windsor, Warwick and Kenilworth - in the western regions served by the Great Western Railway. Its author is the great historian Sir Charles Oman, and the commission is clearly a labour of love.

A History Of The Art Of War In The Sixteenth Century

Author: Sir Charles Oman
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178912137X
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THE BEST ACCOUNT OF SIXTEENTH-CENTURY WARFARE BY THE AUTHOR OF A HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR This is an unrivalled account of sixteenth-century warfare, in which Sir Charles Oman traces the dramatic, far-reaching changes in the military strategy, tactics and organization of the period. Showing how warfare developed, he covers the Great Wars of 1949-1559; military events in Tudor England, including Henry VIII’s continental wars; the French Wars of Religion, 1562-98; the Dutch revolt and war of independence, 1568-1603; and the Turkish offensive against Christendom, from 1520 until the Peace of Sitva Torok in 1606. The battles, sieges and campaigns that Oman examines in detail clarify military development across the century, such as Ravenna (1512), the first battle won by dominance in artillery; Pavia (1525), a ‘victory by surprise’; Pinkie (1547), where an old-fashioned infantry army proved helpless against the combination of all arms; and Arques (1589), exemplifying the defence of a defile by very inferior number. Contemporary maps illustrate many of the actions, and add to the value of this brilliant and lucid history of the art of war. Sir Charles Oman was one of Britain’s foremost historians and a gifted writer. His books, noted for being both scholarly and accessible, include the two-volume History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages, the seven-volume A History of the Peninsular War and others.