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Featured battle : Castalla

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 21 July 1812

Although they outnumbered the French by nearly three to one the Spanish still came off worse in this engagement. Among their casualties over two thousand of them were unwounded but captured.

Featured image :

Newcastleton Village War Memorial.

Newcastleton Village War Memorial.

The war memorial in the centre of the village square in a small border village dedicated "To the memory of the men of Liddesdale who gave their lives for thei country in the Great War 1914-1918 and whose names are inscribes here with reverence and gratitude for their noble devotion and sacrifice." A touching memorial in the form of a Scottish Borders soldier, probably from the Kings Own Scottish Borderers who raised a detachment from the valley.

Gallery updated : 2018-09-21 16:58:22

Featured review :

Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources

Gareth Glover [Ed]
Just like the first two volumes another fascinating read. There are many many books which give one the strategy, and an over view of the action in the battle, some excellent in their way. But these volumes tell us, or more correctly the men themselves tell us, about real lives of real individuals who were involved in that momentous event. If you want to know who fought Quatre-Bras and Waterloo then these volumes tell you of some of the men. We can guess that most of the others, whose voices are not recorded, had similar varied lives. Also in the three British sourced volumes there are eight superb illustrations reproduced from William Mudford's history of Waterloo published in 1817.
If you want to know the men read these books.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2011

Reviewed : 2015-02-03 20:01:50