Victory on the battlefield is sometimes achieved against the odds -
victory snatched from the jaws of apparently inevitable defeat. A
daring counter attack, an unexpected manoeuvre, a stubborn refusal
to be beaten and the impossible victory is won. In the ten dramatic
episodes in this book, military historian Bryan Perrett revisits
battles from the Peninsula War of 1811 to Vietnam in 1967, via
colonial action in two world wars...an excellent book,... more...