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Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568–1648 (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms)
Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568–1648 (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms)
by Bouko de Groot

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Product Description:

The 80 Years' War (also known as the Dutch War of Independence) was the foundation of Dutch nationhood, and during the course of the conflict one of its main leaders--Maurice of Orange-Nassau--created an army and a tactical system that became a model throughout Europe. This study, the first of a two-part series, focuses on the Dutch infantry. It examines how Maurice of Orange-Nassau attracted volunteers and students from across Europe, introduced innovative new training methods such as common drill movements, and standardized the organization and payment system of the army to make it more than a match for the occupying Spanish. His successes inspired officers and generals across the continent to copy his methods, including many English officers who went on to fight in the English Civil Wars.Featuring full-color artwork and rare period illustrations, this book examines how the Dutch infantry was transformed into a fighting force able to defeat the might of Imperial Spain.



9781472819116



Product Details/Specifications:
Author: Bouko de Groot
Creator: Gerry Embleton
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
EAN: 9781472819116
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 147281911X
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2017-03-14
Release date: 2017-03-14
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Osprey Publishing






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