By David Nicolle
Osprey's crusade identify for one of many battles within which Muslims tried to overhaul Syria. In 636 advert, after protracted skirmishing and minor engagements the Arab and Byzantine armies confronted one another at the banks of the Yarmuk river. The Byzantines have been firstly winning, riding again the Arab correct wing. eventually, notwithstanding, the Arab counter-attacks broke the Byzantine traces and the next pursuit turned a rout. the grim destiny of the fleeing Byzantine squaddies was once remembered for numerous generations until eventually it used to be recorded in early Islamic histories. David Nicolle not just seems on the conflict itself but additionally the complete decisive Arab crusade - from the Muslim invasion of 633/4 to the autumn of Byzantine Syria.
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