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Battle for Europe - How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of the French at Blenheim

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Battle for Europe - How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of the French at Blenheim
Author: Charles Spencer
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 366
Dimensions: 8x11x.25"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148019290
Type: Hardcover

Description

In 1704, the armies of the French king Louis XIV, undefeated for two generations, were poised to extend the French frontiers to the Rhine and install a French prince on the Spanish throne. But as French forces marched toward Vienna, allied armies under the command of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Prince Eugène of Savoy set out to oppose them. The two forces met at Blenheim, in Bavaria, and the French were utterly defeated, ending France's dream of European domination. Based on original sources, this page-turning narrative brings the battle to life, effortlessly moving from the deliberations of kings to the travails of the common foot soldier.