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by Raulo Caceres,Warren Ellis

An original graphic novel from Warren Ellis and his Apparat line of books! A highly trained but under equipped army invades another country due to that country's perceived threat to home security. The army conducts shock-and-awe raids designed to terrify the populace. This army is soon driven to ground, and vastly outnumbered. The English army has to stand and fight, in Crecy, France. On 26 August 1346, modern warfare changed forever. This is the story of England's greatest battle. Featuring the stunningly detailed art of Raulo Caceres.
Download Warren Ellis' Crecy epub
ISBN: 1592910408
ISBN13: 978-1592910403
Category: Comics
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Author: Raulo Caceres,Warren Ellis
Language: English
Publisher: Avatar Press (August 7, 2007)
Pages: 48 pages
ePUB size: 1778 kb
FB2 size: 1953 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 461
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Entertaining and informative, but all-too brief, Warren Ellis' "Crecy" is a salty retelling of a 14th Century battle which helped pave the way towards the modern doctrine of total warfare. Narrated directly to the reader by a ribald, cheerfully bigoted English archer, "Crecy" tells the tale of when an English raid into Northern France was met with a powerful French counterattack, and yet the English won the day, through a combination of luck, ruthlessness and French overconfidence. It's a fascinating (and fun) history lesson, but the ending is a bit abrupt. It'd be nice to see more of this from Ellis - perhaps a historically-oriented anthology book, along the lines of Jack Jaxon and Spain Rodriguez? As is, this volume will instantaneously pull you in, but may leave you a bit flat at the end. (ReadThatAgain book reviews)
This is a wonderful, solid, deep history book. It tells in detail the causes of the Battle of Crécy; the particulars of the battle as it unfolded, and the reasons the English won. It is a fun enjoyable read. You should be aware that it is told from the point of view of on English peasant archer, and he uses crude offensive language.
Damn, this slim graphic novel was amazingly good. Okay, not amazing. After all, it was written by Warren Ellis, who probably couldn't write badly if he tried. (His novel, Crooked Little Vein, just came out and is also a good read--though utterly different from this.)

Ellis's telling of fascinating and revealing details (such as the longbowmen dipping their arrowheads in the latrine so that wounded targets would die of some 'orrible medieval excremental disease) reminds me a bit of the wonderful book, An Underground Education.

The soldier's-perspective narrative brings the ugly 14th century to life and effectively puts the reader right there in the midst of the action.

Okay, look, it's 1:00am here in Austin and I've had a couple of shots of vodka, so I'm not going to attempt to convey any details. Just BUY this book and enjoy it (in the not-always pleasant sense of "enjoy"). A guy who can write Crecy *as well as* Ultimate Galactus, Fell, The Authority, Planetary, and Orbiter (to name just a few), is not one whose latest svelte and svperb work you should miss.
Interesting technique story telling of an critical moment in time by a great, underappreciated, scribe.
Fantastic comic with a great sense of humor and historically accurate.
I'm not and Anglophile by any means, having a lot of issues with the history of England. But I dislike France more. Yet, I love Warren Ellis' stuff, great writer. The tale is ancient, yet with Ellis' style and the amazing art in this one-shot, you can't go wrong.

Do yourself a favor,go get this, and get it from this seller. Great packaging, super fast delivery.

It won't disappoint.
Little Devil
Could be an outstanding book, however, I cannot read it on my small kindle reader. I had to return it
I just got this comic and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I learned a lot of interesting history and factoids while reading it and the artwork was awesome. I wish Ellis would make a whole series of comics like this covering different battles through history.