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Cannae 216 BC - Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army

Cannae 216 BC - Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army
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Cannae 216 BC - Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army
by Osprey
Author: Mark Healy
Publish Date: 1994
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7x10x.3"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148267694
Mfg. part #: OSPCAM036
Type: Softcover

Description

Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history. Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world. At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal faced them with 40,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 horses. The engagement that followed was a masterpiece of battlefield control. By the end of the conflict the Romans had lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.