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Ramillies - 1706 (Paperback)

The Year of Miracles

Battlefield Guidebooks Colour Books

By James Falkner
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Battleground Books: Pre WWI
ISBN: 9781844153794
Published: 20th April 2006
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke de Villeroi. Marlborough's triumph on that day ranks alongside Blenheim as one of the great feats of his extraordinary military career. The French army was shattered physically and morally and, as a result, Marlborough's army overran almost all of the Spanish Netherlands in the next six weeks, and gained an unshakeable advantage over the armed might of Louis XIV's France during the long War of the Spanish Succession.

In this expert guide to the battle and the battlefield, James Falkner offers a gripping and authoritative account of the campaign and the action, and he takes the reader across the battleground itself, relating the course of the fighting to the terrain as it can be viewed today.

This excellent volume from Pen and Sword’s splendid Battleground Europe series is believed to be the only publication written to date, that is dedicated to this specific battle. It is both handy sized and very affordable. It includes a very useful guide for walking the battlefield , therefore making it a handy companion for anyone wishing to visit the battlefield. In common with other titles in this series, it is packed full of black and white photographs and copies of period engravings and paintings. There are a few colour plates, plus some very useful maps too. The detailed bibliographical information on the key personalities involved and tables of casualties including those wounded and killed will be helpful to the more serious researcher and student of military history.

Roll of Honour, Michael D. Booker

Battle of Ramillies

23rd May 1706

On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke de Villeroi. The French army was shattered physically and morally and, as a result, Marlborough's army overran almost all of the Spanish Netherlands in the next six weeks, and gained an unshakeable advantage over the armed might of Louis XIV's France during the long War of the Spanish Succession.


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