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Poltava 1709 : Russia Comes of Age
by Angus Konstam


Overview - Osprey's examination of the Battle of Poltava (1709), which marked the demise of Sweden as a European great power and the rise of Russia. In 1707, the seemingly invincible Charles XII led his army deep into Russia. It was to prove his undoing - the long march eroded the fighting strength of the invaders; a vital supply convoy was lost; and the winter of 1708/9 was the worst in living memory.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Osprey's examination of the Battle of Poltava (1709), which marked the demise of Sweden as a European great power and the rise of Russia. In 1707, the seemingly invincible Charles XII led his army deep into Russia. It was to prove his undoing - the long march eroded the fighting strength of the invaders; a vital supply convoy was lost; and the winter of 1708/9 was the worst in living memory. Drawing upon primary source material previously unseen in the west, Angus Konstam recounts the events, looking in particular at how this battle led to the destruction of the Swedish Army.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781855324169
  • ISBN-10: 1855324164
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
  • Publish Date: September 1994
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 9.74 x 7.25 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds

Series: Campaign #1

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