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The Battle of Poltava 1709

Foundation of the Russian Empire

The Battle of Poltava 1709 : Foundation of the Russian Empire

Series : Century of the Soldier 1618-1721

Author : Valerii Alekseevich Moltusov

Hardback Helion & Company 245mm x 170mm 400 pages 16pp colour plates, maps, many b/w ills., maps

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Based on Swedish, Russian and Ukrainian source, this book presents a modern look at the pivotal battle of the Great Northern War. The uniqueness of the book is that it reveals the consistency and logic of the Russian army's actions. The book also provides a detailed historiography of the Battle of Poltava. The author reveals the secrets of military engineering art Russian and Swedish armies. For the first time, new evidence for the location and configuration of the fortification system on the battlefield is given, as well as new information on the actions of Russian artillery in battle is given. In addition, there is much information on the strength and composition of Russian troops ?t different stages of the battle, as well as an examination of the participation in the battle of irregular military formations on both sides. The author's conclusions complement our understanding of the battle. Highly illustrated including specially-commissioned colour artwork and maps, this is a major new account of one of the 18th century's most important battles.

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Helion & Company
Date of Publication
November 2020
Book Size
245mm x 170mm
400 pages
16pp colour plates, maps, many b/w ills., maps
English text
Helion Book Code
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