At All Costs: Stories of Impossible Victories (Cassell Military Classics)

At All Costs: Stories of Impossible Victories (Cassell Military Classics)

by Bryan Perrett (Author)


Victory at all costs--that was the goal of the armies whose riveting stories unfold here. Classic examples of battlefield successes achieved by poorly armed and positioned forces reveal how bravery, determination, and sheer willpower "can win the day. Go into the valleys of death at Balaclava in the 1800s, where the Light Brigade was destroyed--but the threat to Britain's supply lines stanched; to Gettysburg, where the persistence of just a few men, for just a few extra minutes, made all the difference; to Arras, where the Allies succeeded in smashing through Rommel's troops; and to 8 other incredible battles. You'll savor every one of these tales of derring-do, spanning over 225 years of history and illustrated with photos and maps. 240 pages, 35 b/w illus., 5 x 7 3/4.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 223
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 19 Mar 1998

ISBN 10: 0304350540
ISBN 13: 9780304350544

Author Bio
Bryan Perrett left the army as a successful career officer to take up the pen as a full-time writer. Able to write to any brief (he was captioning picture-strips for schoolgirl comics at one point), he found his metier as a military historian and writer of good, fast, episodic, narrative popular histories.His many books, all founded on meticulous research from primary sources, find a wide popular readership. He is the bestselling author in the bestselling C