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Featured battle : Talana Hill

Part of The 2nd Boer War (or Three Years War)

Date : 20 October 1899

A costly British victory against mobile Boer forces moving into northern Natal. The Boers were dislodged from the top of Talana Hill by Colonial troops sent north from Ladysmith to protect Dundee and the rail network. General Symons was killed in the fromtal assault, and a large contingent of cavalry pursuing the withdrawing Boers were captured when they ran into an ambush.

Featured image :

General Piet Cronje's saddle

General Piet Cronje's saddle

The saddle and bridle of Boer General Piet Cronje, surrendered after the Battle of Paardeberg to the Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards), Feb 1900.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

1812 Napoleon in Moscow

Paul Britten Austin
It is difficult to evaluate this book which has a confusing conflict between style and content. As a style the author has adopted the appalling affectation of the use of the present tense to describe the past. This in parts makes gaining a clear understanding more difficult than it needs to be. The content is well researched and appropriately selected giving real insights into the French in Moscow. The real quality of the book is that we get to see the big event from many personal perspectives. In the introduction the author apologizes, and so he should, for his 'syntactic and grammatical deviations' for these in part make difficult reading of what otherwise would be a very good book.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012

Reviewed : 2013-02-09 00:00:00