Poltava 1709: Russia Comes of Age (Campaign, Volume 34)

Poltava 1709: Russia Comes of Age (Campaign, Volume 34)

Angus Konstam

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Poltava (1709), which marked the dying of Sweden as a ecu nice energy and the increase of Russia. In 1707, the probably invincible Charles XII led his military deep into Russia. It was once to turn out his undoing - the lengthy march eroded the struggling with power of the invaders; an important offer convoy used to be misplaced; and the wintry weather of 1708/9 was once the worst in residing reminiscence. Drawing upon fundamental resource fabric formerly unseen within the west, Angus Konstam recounts the occasions, having a look particularly at how this conflict ended in the destruction of the Swedish Army.

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