Cannae, 216 BC

Cannae, 216 BC : Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army

By (author) Mark Healy


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This volume offers an account of the origins, events and outcome of the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC, the most famous battle of the Second Punic War, during which Hannibal's much smaller force inflicted the greatest defeat ever suffered by the Roman army in what is still regarded today as a model display of military tactics. It is illustrated with detailed maps and diagrams, and with contemporary drawings and prints.

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  • Spiral bound | 96 pages
  • 180 x 240 x 8mm | 322.06g
  • 14 Oct 1994
  • Osprey Publishing
  • Osprey
  • English
  • b&w photographs, colour illustrations, maps, diagrams
  • 1855324709
  • 9781855324701
  • 506,208

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Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty in a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt and Campaign 16 Kursk 1943.

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