Poltava 1709

Russia comes of age

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Poltava 1709

Russia comes of age

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Poltava marked the demise of Sweden as a European great power and the rise of Russia. In 1707, the seemingly invincible Charles XII led his army deep into Russia. It was to prove his undoing the long march eroded the fighting strength of the invaders; a vital supply convoy was lost; and the winter of 1708/9 was the worst in living memory. Drawing upon primary source material previously unseen in the west, Angus Konstam recounts the events, looking in particular at how this battle led to the destruction of the Swedish Army,

Table of Contents

The Origins of the Campaign/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/The Battlefield Today/Wargaming the Poltava Campaign

Product details

Published 17 Oct 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855324169
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 63 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam is a Fellow of the Royal Historical…


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