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The Resource Britain's 20 Worst Military Disasters : From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore, John Withington, (electronic resource)

Britain's 20 Worst Military Disasters : From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore, John Withington, (electronic resource)

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Britain's 20 Worst Military Disasters : From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore
Title
Britain's 20 Worst Military Disasters
Title remainder
From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore
Statement of responsibility
John Withington
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Britain's biggest military blunders and defeats throughout history, including Hastings, Somme, and Singapore Crecy, Agincourt, Blenheim, Trafalgar, Waterloo, El Alamein-war and history buffs know plenty about the great British military victories, often won against the odds. But what of the defeats and disasters, from Britain's conquest by Roman armies to the fall of Singapore in 1942, described by Churchill as the "worst disaster" in their military history? This is the story of those disasters, and the ones in between, from famous battles like Hastings and Yorktown, to those that are less well-known but had far-reaching consequences, such as Castillon. Others, like the Battle of the Medway in 1667, were deeply shameful-"a dishonor never to be wiped off"-but had relatively little long term impact. Sometimes, a brilliant retreat helped prevent an even greater calamity, as at Gallipoli and Dunkirk. This epic story follows British armies and navies across the world to France, Africa, North and South America, and the Far East. It is a tale of bungling, miscalculation, unpreparedness, and heroism
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1947-
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Withington, John
Dewey number
  • 355.00941
  • 355.00941
Index
no index present
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DA
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Britain's 20 Worst Military Disasters : From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore, John Withington, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTI3OQ==
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1 online resource (256 pages)
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one file format
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online
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Isbn
9780750981279
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750981279
  • (Sirsi) b1476241
Label
Britain's 20 Worst Military Disasters : From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore, John Withington, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTI3OQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750981279
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750981279
  • (Sirsi) b1476241

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