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Review for Agincourt 1415

Author/Director : Battlefield History TV Team

Format : Book

This DVD, 1 hour 40 minutes long, is about the whole campaign of 1415. There is good coverage in both the political and military domains of the preparations, execution, and of some of the consequences. The siege of Harfleur and its affects on the expedition are particularly well handled. The unfolding of the battle of Agincourt has all the elements one would expect, clearly describing how the French ‘snatched defeat from the jaws of victory’.
Verbal explanations, given by people who clearly know their subject, are mostly presented before a background of the sites as they are today. There are maps, and film of re-enactors from the Medieval Combat Society playing out some aspects of fifteenth century combat, especially arrows against armour, which really bring the story to life.
We recommend this DVD as being both informative and entertaining.

Published by : Pen & Sword Digital, 2013

Review last updated : 2019-01-09 20:20:58

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