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The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme

The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: an imperishable account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'.

It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away.

In this stunningly vivid reassessment of three battles, John Keegan conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.

Important places

Agincourt (25)
Somme (39)
Waterloo (58)


Somme (97)
Walloon Brabant (60)
Meurhe-et-Moselle (56)
Oise (68)


Belgium (736)
France (7,260)

Other geographical areas

Grand Est (261)
Hauts-de-France (360)
Benelux (1,495)