By David Chandler
From precedent days, Europe has been formed and re-shaped by means of army campaigns related to greater than 2000 battles. With assistance from a crew of individuals, David Chandler has assembled a complete consultant to 245 battlefields, giving easy proof concerning position, old context and the target of every engagement, info of the opposing forces, casualties and consequence, and an invaluable bibliography bearing on every one.
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T h e battle is m o r e important from the military t h a n the political point of view, for it demonstrated t h a t determined 14 pikemen were more t h a n a m a t c h for unsupported cavalry. It represented the first major victory of infantry over m o u n t e d warriors since Adrianople, i ,000 years before. A. Flanders (B****) Date: Continuous fighting, 1914-18. Location: The battlefield extends from Nieuport (Belgium) to Vimy (north France); the most famous area is around Ypres. 13. War and campaign: The First World War; the Campaigns on the Western front (see p.
The Western Front, 1914-18, London, 1964. On die Campaigns: Edmonds, J. E. ), Military Operations, France and Belgium, London, 1922-39. On the Campaigns: Mottram, R. , Through the Menin Gate, London, 1932. , In Flanders Fields , London, 1959. , They called it Fhsschendaele — the story of Third Ypres, London, 1978. At the end of the G e r m a n retreat from the M a r n e in the a u t u m n of 1914 their open flank came to rest upon the sea at Nieuport, just within the borders of the Flemish province of West Flanders.
With Dietrich halted and von Manteuffel with the ball at his feet, Model now proposed to reinforce the latter with Dietrich's 2 uncommitted panzer divisions. Hitler would not agree. S. divisions on Dietrich's front and not by the Wehrmacht under von Manteuffel. Meanwhile Montgomery, thoroughly informed of the situation by his liaison officers, had on his own initiative switched his 30th Corps to the west bank of the Meuse between Liege and Namur. Here with 3 battle-hardened divisions, 1 armoured division and 3 armoured brigades, admirable lateral communications and the best tank going in Belgium, he viewed the prospect of a German irruption over the Meuse with an equanimity which his American colleagues did not share.
A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe by David Chandler