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Strasbourg AD 357: The victory that saved Gaul

Raffaele D'Amato Andrea Frediani Florent Vincent

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Osprey
17 June 2019
History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Battles & campaigns
Series: Campaign
Civil war in the Western Roman Empire between AD 350-53 had left the frontiers weakly defended, and the major German confederations along the Rhine - the Franks and Alemanni - took advantage of the situation to cross the river, destroy the Roman fortifications along it and occupy parts of Roman Gaul. In 355, the Emperor Constantius appointed his 23-year-old cousin Julian as his Caesar in the provinces of Gaul with command of all troops in the region. Having recaptured the city of Cologne, Julian planned to trap the Alemanni in a pincer movement, but when the larger half of his army was forced into retreat, he was left facing a much larger German force outside the walls of the city of Strasbourg. This new study relates the events of this epic battle as the experience and training of the Roman forces prevailed in the face of overwhelming German numbers.
By:   Raffaele D'Amato, Andrea Frediani
Illustrated by:   Florent Vincent
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781472833983
ISBN 10:   1472833988
Series:   Campaign
Publication Date:   17 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

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