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Thermopylae 480 BC: The Most Unequal Battle in History (SC) - Squadron Signal Books - SS7001
Thermopylae 480 BC: The Most Unequal Battle in History (SC) - Squadron Signal - SS7001


 
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Great Battles of the World; Belezos and Kotoulas. The definitive history of the fabled battle at the pass of Thermopylae. For 2 and 1/2 days Spartan King Leonidas lead his 300 along with a contingent of Thespians against the massive Persian army of Xerxes I. In addition to the contest on land, coverage extends to the important naval battle pitting Greek triremes against the Persian fleet at Artemisium, protecting Leonidas' flank and setting the tone for the decisive Greek victory at Salamis. Symbol of heroic devotion, victory, defeat or senseless sacrifice - this book presents all the facts as never before to define one of the most significant events in Western civilization. Amply illustrated  with photos, maps and color plates to create a panorama of the men, equipment and the world they fought in. Written in Greece and expertly translated into English, includes glossary; 100 pages.

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