The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme

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Although he has never fought in a war the author creates a realistic picture of the fears, pressures, and mechanics of fighting a battle, emphasizing three particular campaigns.

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"The book which changed how military history is written. Keegan set out to discover what it must have been like to be present at Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme - and he succeeded brilliantly" (Bernard Cornwell (Chosen as number one of his six best books) Daily Express)

"This without any doubt is one of the half-dozen best books on warfare to appear in the English language since the end of the Second World War." (Michael Howard Sunday Times)

"In this book, which is so creative, so original, one learns as much about the nature of man as of battle." (J. H. Plumb New York Times Book Review)

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