Poltava 1709

Poltava 1709 : Russia comes of age

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Offers an account of the origins, events and outcome of the Battle of Poltava in 1709, at which Peter the Great's newly modernized Russian Army smashed the Swedish Army of Charles XII, thus ending more than 50 years of Swedish military supremacy in northern Europe. The book is illustrated with detailed maps and diagrams, and with contemporary drawings and prints.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 8mm | 322g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 63 b/w; 16 col
  • 1855324164
  • 9781855324169
  • 931,179

Table of contents

The Origins of the Campaign/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/The Battlefield Today/Wargaming the Poltava Campaign
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About Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-730, Elite 69: Buccaneers 1620-1700 and Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Angus lives in Edinburgh.

David Rickman is the exhibits coordinator for the state parks system. He is also a freelance illustrator specialising in historical and ethnographic subjects. His works are in the collections of the National Park Service, Parks Canada and various other museums and historic sites. The son of a US Navy aviator, Mr Rickman grew up in California, has lived in Japan and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Deborah.
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