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By Arthur Banks

It is a special examine of the clash of 1914-18 on land, sea and within the air, via maps, diagrams and illustrations. in the scope of a few 250 maps, Arthur Banks has provided either vast normal surveys of political and armed forces method, and the main heavily researched information of significant person campaigns and engagements. those are supplemented by way of complete research of army strengths and command constructions and illustrations.

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A gold coin of the emperor Valentinian III (425-55)J whose court was famous for its debauchery. He never took the field himself but his jealousy led him to murder Aetius the last great soldier of the Roman West. Shortly afterwards he was himself murdered by some of Aetius' followers. J As well as these realpolitik considerations, there was a curious tale of intrigue. To add to the unexpected image of Attila as the consummate politician, we also have Attila as the great lover (at least in the imagination of one lonely Roman princess).

It is said that he piled up a heap of saddles, intending to set fire to them and jump into the flames if he was in danger of being taken prisoner. The attack never came. The Visigothic king, Theodoric, had been killed in the conflict and his son, advised by Aetius, left the camp to secure his position in his capital, Toulouse. The probability is that Aetius, who had long been a friend and ally of the Huns, had no wish to see them exterminated and find himself at the mercy of the victorious Visigoths: a balance of power among the barbarians was his main objective.

Ear, however, is that Aetius and his Gothic allies fought the Huns to a standstill. By nightfall Attila was forced to take defensive measures and surrounded his camp with wagons to await the next day's assault. It is said that he piled up a heap of saddles, intending to set fire to them and jump into the flames if he was in danger of being taken prisoner. The attack never came. The Visigothic king, Theodoric, had been killed in the conflict and his son, advised by Aetius, left the camp to secure his position in his capital, Toulouse.

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