Armchair General

Armchair General : A Year of British Battles, Sieges, Atrocities and Heroics

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Armchair General brings British history to the reader by making a battle the focal point of an easy read 700 word per day narrative. Each day of the calendar year is the anniversary of a British battle or siege, Viking through to the War on Terror, 393 battles fought on all 366 days of the year on all five continents. The date is pivotal to that battle or siege ie the first or final day. The book is presented in calendar days with all the great battles included and many lesser known, always British but often in conjunction with the Commonwealth and our other allies. Many people will have heard of Bannockburn, Agincourt, Yorktown, Waterloo, Spion Kop, Passchendaele, El Alamein etc but do they know why they were fought? Do they know why September 15th is Battle of Britain Day? Armchair General explains why and is consequently much more than just a series of battles. Politics, economics, geographics and strategies are all included with relating extra points of interest.

The reader can cover the 1214 years between the 793 Sack of Lindisfarne and the 2007 battle of Musa Qala in chronological order and is suited for all audiences from a casual reader to a history buff, covering the basic points of the battle and the consequences. Armchair General should have its place in every British household and every British classroom, certainly every public house and probably every coffee shop.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 71.12mm | 1,564.89g
  • Uniform Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 26 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1911604805
  • 9781911604808
  • 1,943,071

About Stuart Thresher

Stuart Thresher works in finance and is an amateur historian with an abiding interest in military history.
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