The Vauban Fortifications of France (Fortress) (Paperback)

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By Paddy Griffith, Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
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This is book number 42 in the Fortress series.


Description


Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France during the period of its centralisation and wars of expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries. His influence persisted long after Waterloo, and his name has become synonymous with the science of the construction, defence and attack of bastioned fortresses. Dunkirk, Toulon, Perpignan, Verdun and Brest stand out among the many historically significant sites created by this incredible engineer. This book examines the many achievements of this pivotal figure in fortification history, exploring the sites and their subsequent significance.

About the Author


Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841768755
ISBN-10: 1841768758
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 25th, 2006
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Fortress