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Featured battle : Urseren

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 29 May 1799

Another action wher the forces were out of balance by at least two to one. This time the advantage was to the Austrians and they won the day decisively.

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"Yomper" - The Royal Marines Falklands War Monument

The statue outside the former Royal Marines Eastney barracks near Portsmouth dedicated to those who fought in the Falklands War 1982. It is based on an iconic photograph of a Marine 'yomping' or travelling cross-country from the landing point in San Carlos water right across East Falkland to battle it out for Port Stanley.

Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38

Featured review :

The BEF in France 1939-1940

John Grehan & Martin Mace
A most interesting compilation of some of the despatches sent by the senior Army and Naval commanders involved. Here presented is the raw material, the facts, as they were seen at that time by those people without the benefit of hindsight to enable them to make any adjustments to the narrative. The material covers some of the initial deployment of the BEF and its eventual evacuations from around Dunkirk and Cherbourg. Warmly recommended with the reservation that one needs either a very good knowledge of the geography of northern France or a large scale map to hand.
Pen & Sword Military, 2014

Reviewed : 2014-10-31 20:01:21