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Featured battle : Dresden

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 25 August 1813 - 27 August 1813

A single French corps under Gouvion St Cyr was holding Napoleon's main base of Dresden when they came under attack from the leading corps of the allied army. While St Cyr held on Napoleon rushed to his support, summoning other formation to join him as he did so. By nightfall on the 26th Napoleon's force had reach 120,000 men. In a characteristic double pincer movement by nightfall on the 27th Napoleon had made significant inroads into the allied army. Very wet weather turned the battlefield into a quagmire and during the night the allies slipped away. Napoleon had inflicted considerable casualties on the allies for the loss of at least 10,000 of his own troops.

Featured image :

World War 1 Russian Imperial Soldier - MUR3_13imp1

World War 1 Russian Imperial Soldier - MUR3_13imp1

A recreation of a Soldier from the 13th Imperial Regiment

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

Featured review :

Jungle Bashers - A British Infantry Battalion in the Malayan Emergency 1951-1954

Bonner, Robert
'For those wishing to explore the Malayan Emergency from the viewpoint of the infantryman at the sharp end, this work is an essential tool. It is highly recommended for the casual reader, veteran, student and any professional historian researching the Malayan Emergency.
Fleur de Lys Publishers, 2003

Reviewed : 2012-01-30 00:00:00