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A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe by David Chandler

By David Chandler

From precedent days, Europe has been formed and re-shaped via army campaigns related to greater than 2000 battles. With the aid of a group of participants, David Chandler has assembled a entire advisor to 245 battlefields, giving uncomplicated proof concerning place, historic context and the target of every engagement, info of the opposing forces, casualties and consequence, and an invaluable bibliography bearing on every one.

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Suggested reading: General Works: Churchill, W. &, Marlborough, His Life and Times, Book II, London, 1947. Atkinson, C. , Marlborough and the Rise of the British Army, London, 1921. Chandler, D. , Oudenarde, London, 1971. Work of Fiction (on the period): Thackeray, W. , The History of Henry Esmond, London, 1852. T h e Battle of O u d e n a r d e came in the nick of time to rally the morale of the G r a n d Alliance after a series of disasters which lasted throughout 1707 a n d into the early m o n t h s of 1708.

II, London, 1910. In 1747 Cumberland sought to inflict a decisive defeat on the French, as a means of recovering the territory lost in the Netherlands in the year before. T h e isolation of the corps of the Prince de Clermont seemed to offer the desired opportunity, but de Saxe hurried down from the west to join his subordinate, and a clash between the two main armies became inevitable. The Allies held an extended position facing south, and just as at Rocoux, de Saxe skilfully concentrated his forces for a heavy blow against the enemy left.

War and campaign: The War of the Spanish Succession; Netherlands Campaign of 1708 (see p. 379). Object of the action: Marlborough was trying to regain the territorial losses of early 1708 by forcing action on the French army. 26 Opposing sides: (a) The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene leading the Allied army. (4) Marshal Vendôme and the Duke of Burgundy commanding the French. Forces engaged: (a) Allies: 85 battalions; 150 squadrons. Total: 80,000. (b) French: 90 battalions; 170 squadrons. Total: 85,000.

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