P. Doyle,Matthew R. Bennett's Fields of Battle: Terrain in Military History (GeoJournal PDF

By P. Doyle,Matthew R. Bennett

Terrain has a profound impression upon the tactic and strategies of any army engagement and has for that reason performed a major position in making a choice on background. additionally, the landscapes of conflict, and the geology which underlies them, has assisted in shaping the cultural iconography of conflict definitely in the twentieth century. within the previous few years this has develop into a fertile subject of medical and historic exploration and has given upward push to a couple of meetings and books. the present quantity stems from the foreign Terrain in army heritage convention held in organization with the Imperial battle Museum, London and the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, on the collage of Greenwich in January 2000. This convention introduced jointly historians, geologists, army fanatics and terrain analysts from army, educational and novice backgrounds with the purpose of exploring the applying of modem instruments of panorama visualisation to realizing historic battlefields. This subject used to be the topic of a Leverhulme belief supply (F/345/E) offered to the collage of Greenwich and administered through us in 1998, which aimed to exploit the instruments of modem panorama visualisation in figuring out the impression of terrain within the First global warfare. This quantity varieties a part of the output from this supply and is a part of our wider exploration of the position of terrain in army background. lots of individuals contributed to the enterprise of the unique convention and to the creation of this volume.

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