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Dunbar 1650 - (Campaign) by Stuart Reid (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: History

Series Title: Campaign

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: Wars & Conflicts (Other)

Author: Stuart Reid

Language: English

Street Date: June 24, 2004
TCIN: 77140704
UPC: 9781841767741
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5915

Description

Osprey's study of the most famous battle of the Third English Civil War (1649-1651). Having already allied with his father, the Scots' acceptance of Charles II as king in 1649 caused deep suspicion in England. In July 1650, Oliver Cromwell led a powerful force across the Scottish border to remove the problem. For six weeks Cromwell waged a frustrating campaign against a Scots enemy that refused to meet him in battle. By the beginning of September Cromwell's army, poorly supplied, exhausted and ravaged by sickness, was apparently trapped at Dunbar by a powerful Scots army. On 3 September he won his greatest military victory just outside the town, but in this book Stuart Reid suggests that his triumph may in fact have begun as a breakout attempt.
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