London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 16, 2012 -- Amber Books are launching the Great Battles series in universal iOS and Android versions on 18th March 2012.
Cannae 216 BC - Hannibal annihilates the Roman legions
Blenheim 1704 - Duke of Marlborough defeats Louis XIV's French army
Gettysburg 1863 - Turning point of the US Civil War
Pearl Harbor 1941 - Sneak Japanese attack brings the US into WWII
Stalingrad 1942/43 - Decisive battle on the Eastern Front in WWII
D-Day 1944 - Largest ever sea landings in France on 6 June
Each app has an animated map complete with a voiceover explaining the battle stage by stage, a narrated history and gallery give you the full background to the battle, while a quiz tests out your new knowledge.
Watch the explosions on US battleships as the Japanese attack waves strike.
Listen to how the Roman legionaries were lured into a trap and slaughtered.
Read how the Red Army surrounded the Germans in Stalingrad.
View images of the men and vehicles landing on the D-Day beaches.
Test your knowledge of General Robert E Lee's Confederates.
These bestselling iPad apps featuring major events in world history are now coming to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with a special launch price!
The apps are available to buy from the App Store and Google Play (formerly Android Market).
Coming next in the series: the fall of Constantinople 1453 and Nelson's victory at Trafalgar 1805...
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
The Great Battles apps have previously been available for iPad only, but are now being launched as universal iOS apps and Android apps simultaneously.
The launch price will be Tier 1 for Apple devices ($0.99, 69p, 0.79 etc) and the nearest equivalent for Android.
We can also provide free additional editorial content - related facts/questions etc about the featured battles. Images may also be available. If you are interested in one particular battle, please ask for further material.
Chinese language versions of the six apps will be available shortly for iOS and Android - if you require information about these, please ask.
If you require screenshots in a specific size/format, please ask and we will be happy to provide them.