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Featured battle : Wakefield

Part of War of the Roses

Date : 30 December 1460

A large Lancastrian army raised by Queen Margaret held much of the north of England. The threat could not be ignored by York who marched north with a small force recruiting on the way. The Duke of York made his base in his castle of Sandal but instead of waiting for reinforcements he sallied out to meet the Lancastrians in open battle. His force was caught within the arms of a pincer movement and suffered greatly. The Duke of York and many other prominent Yorkists were killed in the battle.

Featured image :

Martin-Baker ejector seats

Martin-Baker ejector seats

An essential piece of kit in any modern military aircraft, this image shows a pair of Martin-Baker ejector seats, the likes of which have saved many an aircrews' life since their invention in the mid 1940's. The seat on the left was fitted in an RAF Jet Provost 2-seat basic jet trainer aircraft. The on on the right is from a Bristol Buccaneer low-level strike aircraft.

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

Featured review :

Culloden 1746

Stuart Reid
This book is not simply a guide to the battlefield it does much more. The first six chapters are an excellent account of the development of the battle, chapter seven compares the two armies, their similarities and differences, while the final chapter gives advice and guidance on visiting the battle field today. There is an abundance of photographs and drawings, I particularly like the contemporary sketches of individuals engaged in the battle. The twelve maps of the battlefield, each a double page spread and all on the same template, show the movement of the forces. The map of the battlefield today is also on that template. This is a super idea allowing the reader to make immediate comparisons without having to adjust for scale or displacement.
This, the third edition of this book, has been updated to take in the latest archaeological and documentary discoveries. It remains a slim volume of 156 pages and therefore is of ideal size to slip into a rucksack for a visit to the battlefield.
Whether visiting the battlefield or just wanting to read a straightforward introduction to the battle this book is highly recommended.

Pen & Sword Military. Pen & Sword \Books \Ltd., 2018

Reviewed : 2018-09-03 08:40:42