The Decisive Moment

September 2007
Military History;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p27
The article deals with several decisive battles which determined the fate of a nation or empire or marking a palpable swerve in the trajectory of human history. They include the Battle of Marathon because Persia could not dominate the West and Constantinople because artillery could threaten any fortress. Another is when the British army under Lord Cornwallis surrendered when it got boxed in between George Washington's army and Admiral de Grasse's navy.


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