Marlborough's War Machine, 1702–1711

Author(s): James Falkner
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 30, 2014
Product Number: EB00805663
Released: Feb 07, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473842953
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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The author of The War of the Spanish Succession analyzes the inner workings of the army led into battle by General John Churchill. Blenheim, Ramilles, Oudenarde, Malplaquet—much has been written about the brilliant victories of the Duke of Marlborough's Anglo-Dutch army over the armies of Louis XIV of France during the War of the Spanish Succession. Less attention has been focused on the men and the military organization that made these achievements possible—the soldiers, the commanders, the army structure and administration, the logistics, engineering, weapons and finance. That is why James Falkner's penetrating account of the composition and operation of Marlborough's army is of such value. His clear analysis gives a fascinating insight into Marlborough's war machine and into the conduct of war in Europe 300 years ago. "I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it, particularly if you are embarking on a visit to the battlefields of the War of the Spanish Succession."—Army Rumour Service "This perceptively written book tells us about the war machine that backed up Marlborough's strategic and tactical genius . . . An excellent book."—Classic Arms and Militaria "The author, having written a number of books on the period, knows his subject and this certainly shows in this, his latest contribution to the history of the British army in the early 18th century."—Military Modelling Magazine