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Outnumbered : incredible stories of history's most surprising battlefield upsets / Cormac O'Brien.
O'Brien, Cormac, 1967-
Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2010.
263 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Military art and science
Provides accounts of fourteen significant military upsets from throughout history, and includes archival images.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Salamis, 480 BCE : Greek audacity and courage defy the world's greatest empire
Issus, 333 BCE : Alexander the Great leads a martial storm into mighty Persia
Cannae, 216 BCE : Hannibal's masterpiece thrashes Rome and creates a legend
Carrhae, 53 BCE : Roman arms become trapped between the scorching sun and the wrath of Parthia
Alesia, 52 BCE : Caesar shows his enemies the meaning of Roman tenacity
Tricamarum, 533 : Byzantium's finest take on the Germanic corsairs of North Africa
Agincourt, 1415 : French chivalry endures the flight of the Bodkins on St. Crispin's Day
Narva, 1700 : a king's coming of age meets Sweden's finest hour
Leuthen, 1757 : Frederick the Great steals victory from the jaws of defeat
Auerstedt, 1806 : France's Iron Marshall avenges the disaster of Rossbach
Chancellorsville, 1863 : Hooker came, he saw, he got conquered
Rorke's Drift, 1879 : modern arms and raw nerve achieve the incredible
Tannenberg, 1914 : Russia is impaled on the spike of the pickelhaube
Singapore, 1942 : a brilliant Japanese gambit steals the Gibraltar of the East.
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