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Featured battle : Kobilka

Part of Polish Rebellion

Date : 23 October 1794

Yet another battle where well trained and well armed Russian troops outnumbered their 'Polish rebels' opponents. The Poles lost a third of their force in killed, wounded and missing.

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Inside Yorks Cold War Bunker - main situation display

Inside Yorks Cold War Bunker - main situation display

Views from a tour around the York Cold War Bunker

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

Arnhem. Battle for the island and evacuation.

Battlefield History TV Team
When I saw the picture on the case of this DVD I had very low expectations of the contents. The main character in the foreground is holding a Sten gun by its magazine and aiming it when it isn’t cocked. This is very wrong firstly because when fired the magazine easily shakes loose and secondly one would need to move the weapon away from the sighting position in order to cock it.
When I came to watch the DVD I got a pleasant surprise, proving the old adage ‘don’t judge a book [or DVD] by its cover’.
I found a beautifully presented, accurate account of the final stages of the battle. This is the fourth film in the Operation market garden series. The strategic plan is simply told as is the tactical execution. There is a good balance of talk to camera by the experts and some veterans. The location of the battle as it is today is used as backdrop to aid the explanations of the developments. To balance the talk the film also includes maps, archive footage and re-enactor footage.
All in all it is good material well presented which kept me interested and entertained for the whole 80 minutes.

Pen & Sword Digital, 2013

Reviewed : 2019-01-07 14:32:13