Alexander the Great: His Armies and Campaigns 334-323 BC by Nicholas Sekunda

By Nicholas Sekunda

Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II in the summertime of 336 BC - whereas planning for an invasion of Persia - Alexander took over the reigns of strength of a now united Greece. whilst he led his mixed Macedonian and Greek military into Asia a 12 months later he all started the best profession of army conquest in international background. In 11 brief years he overcame the may well of the Persian Empire and campaigned around the face of the recognized international. during this mixture of 2 of Osprey's so much profitable titles, Men-at-Arms 148 the military of Alexander the good and crusade 7 Alexander 334-323 BC: Conquest of the Persian Empire, eminent students of the Classical international - Nick Sekunda and John Warry - describe intimately the make up of Alexander's military, and the process his epic campaigns.

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But they’d now penetrated to an elevation of nearly eight thousand feet, a zone of thinner air and greener surroundings. Because precipitation typically increases with altitude, the upper Chowkay and other ridges and valleys of the Marines’ area of operation bear witness to a broad spectrum of plant life, from swaths of grasses and ferns to low thorny shrubs, juniper trees, lush Himalayan deodar cedar, and soaring pines—vegetation both the Marines and their adversaries could, and did, use for cover, and that has been extensively harvested, through legitimate logging operations, but also for illegal transport into neighboring Pakistan.

In October of that year, however, men of the village of Kamdesh, north of Nangalam in the heart of Nuristan, attacked a government outpost and obliterated it. And that uprising wasn’t put down. The war against the new government was on, between the Soviet-backed Communist government and those who saw themselves as the warriors of Islam, literally, “those who struggle”: the infamous mujahideen. The Soviets poured millions of dollars’ worth of military and infrastructure aid into Afghanistan throughout 1978; they also sent countless advisers to help the Taraqi regime quell the fast-growing revolt against the new government.

In October of that year, however, men of the village of Kamdesh, north of Nangalam in the heart of Nuristan, attacked a government outpost and obliterated it. And that uprising wasn’t put down. The war against the new government was on, between the Soviet-backed Communist government and those who saw themselves as the warriors of Islam, literally, “those who struggle”: the infamous mujahideen. The Soviets poured millions of dollars’ worth of military and infrastructure aid into Afghanistan throughout 1978; they also sent countless advisers to help the Taraqi regime quell the fast-growing revolt against the new government.

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