Siege of Orleans and the Loire Campaign, 1428-1429: Joan of Arc and the Path to Victory by Stéphane W. Gondoin (2010)

 

Book cover: Siege of Orleans and the Loire Campaign by Stephane GondoinCheck this book  out from the New Orleans Public Library

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Histoire and Collections; First English Language Edition edition, part of the “Men and Battles” series

“New evidence and information on the famous campaigns of Joan of Arc during the later days of the Hundred Years Wars!
Filled with photos, drawings, charts & maps to provide the reader a detailed account of the turning point in France’s war with England. Highly recommended for students of the Hundred Years War or anyone interested in warfare in the middle ages!” – Philip Bennett, Amazon.com reviewer

Translated from French by Jennifer Meyniel, color plates by Ludovic Letrum

 

One thought on “Siege of Orleans and the Loire Campaign, 1428-1429: Joan of Arc and the Path to Victory by Stéphane W. Gondoin (2010)

  1. Just got this book in today and will be bringing it to the library soon. What a neat little book! It has a LOT of detail specifically about the siege of Orléans, the strategic role of Orléans in the big picture, and a favorite character from our parade, the “Bastard of Orléans.” This is more of a picture book with every page loaded with explanatory maps, medieval and contemporary illustrations, and photos of the real sites today. The text is straightforward, quickly laying out an exciting story of soldiers and military strategy with liberal use of quotes from Joan’s comrades in arms. Now I have the backstory behind many of the key battle scenes familiar to me from Joan movies. Suitable for adults and older children.

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