By Richard Overy
Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke photos of significant triumph and both nice pain, moments whilst historical past looked as if it would grasp within the stability. thought of relating to one another, such battles--and others of much less rapid renown--offer perception into the altering nature of armed wrestle, advances in know-how, shifts in method and notion, in addition to altered geopolitical landscapes. The most major army engagements in historical past outline the very nature of battle. In his most recent booklet, Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of heritage, from the autumn of Troy in 1200 BC to th. Read more...
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NO. 3 BATTLE OF ACTIUM 2 September 31 T bce he victory won at Actium off the coast of Greece by Julius Caesar’s adopted son, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (better known as Octavian, and soon to become Augustus) marked a decisive end to the long period of savage civil wars that had plagued Republican Rome from the middle years of the first century bce. The battle was fought between the two most powerful men in the Roman Republic: Octavian, ruler of the western half of the Roman territories; and Marcus Antonius (better known as Mark Antony), ruler of the eastern region.
It took almost three months before the cavalcade reached Belgrade. Torrential rain had swollen all the rivers, but Ibrahim pushed ahead to make sure they were bridged. Ibrahim was also trusted to sweep aside the few Hungarian troops still found on the road to the Danube. The fortress of Peterwardein was stormed and the garrison of 500 decapitated on Ibrahim’s orders. The Hungarian forces in the path of the Ottoman army, led by Pál Tömöri, the martial Archbishop of Kalosca, retreated back to the Hungarian plain.
Alexander captured Persians sent to reconnoitre his force and learned exactly where Darius was. On 29 September, he ordered his army to march off in battle order for a possible night attack on the enemy; sensing their fear as they sighted the 100,000 camp fires of the enemy host, Alexander called a halt on the heights overlooking the ‘Camel’s Hump’, the hill from which Gaugamela took its name. He spent the day exhorting his troops and inspecting the prepared battleground. In the evening he made a sacrifice in honour of Fear, to propitiate the emotion.