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The British Army 1660-1704 (Men-at-Arms Series 267)

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John Tincey, Gerry Embleton – The British Army 1660-1704
Osprey Publishing | 1994 | ISBN: 1855323818 | English | 48 pages | PDF | 20.93 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 267

The British Army 1660-1704 (Men-at-Arms Series 267)
The period between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and Marlborough's decisive victory at Blenheim in 1704 is often seen as something of a 'backwater' in military history; however, this 40-year pause saw the birth of the British Army in its modern form, and the establishment of many regiments that survive to this day. This book examines the uniforms and equipment of the British Army during this eventful, if often overlooked, period of the reign of Charles II, James II and William II. Colour plates, illustrations and photographs portray infantry uniforms and equipment, as well as the uniforms and weapons of the horse, in vivid detail.
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Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough’s Masterpiece (Osprey Campaign 141)

Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece (Osprey Campaign 141)
Osprey Publishing | 2004 | ISBN: 1841767719 | English | 97 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 11 MB

Combining one of history’s most audacious strategic manoeuvres with perhaps the greatest military victory ever won by a British commander, the Blenheim campaign is rightly considered the pinnacle of the career of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. On 13 August 1704, Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy faced a Franco-Bavarian army threatening to knock Austria out of the War of the Spanish Succession. In a hard-fought battle Marlborough won a resounding victory, capturing Marshal Tallard and over 14,000 men. In this book John Tincey describes how Marlborough’s victory crushed his enemies, shattered the myth of French invincibility and laid the foundations for two centuries of British world dominance.

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