The Reality of Cannae

  title={The Reality of Cannae},
  author={Martin Samuels},
  journal={Militaergeschichtliche Zeitschrift},
  pages={32 - 7}
  • M. Samuels
  • Published 1 June 1990
  • Education
  • Militaergeschichtliche Zeitschrift
Throughout history, certain battles have excited the imagination of military theorists. Even when such battles do not figure as the central point of a theorist's work, their names are all too often plucked out of the air to seemingly illustrate or authenticate some tactical or strategic principle. A curiosity is that all too often such theorists have only a vague conception of the battle they are referring to, and the reader accepts the point in spite of an even vaguer understanding. For… 
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