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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Valmy

Jumping forward to a relatively small, but immensely important clash of the late 18th century. Name: The Battle of Valmy, sometimes known as The Cannonade of Valmy The War: The War of the First Coalition, the first of the many … Continue reading

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Battles, Battles, Battles

There is a lot of them isn’t there? I’m trying to do what Creasy did and narrow down what I think are the most decisive battles in history. As you can imagine, a lot of problems with that process. Am … Continue reading

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15 Decisive Battles – Really?

I’ve been reading Edward Creasy’s 15 Decisive Battles of the World. It’s one of the big texts, historiographically speaking, one of the pioneering works on battlestudy. It’s laced with subtle racism though, with the author siding towards European victories over other cultures. … Continue reading

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