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Featured battle : Amberg

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 13 April 1809

The Austrians attacked the rearguard of Davout's III Corps and pushed them closer to their parent body [Friant's II Division].

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Australian War Memorial, London

Australian War Memorial, London

The beautiful, sweeping curve of the West Australian green granite wall at Hyde Park Corner has the 24,000 names of the home towns and villages of the Australian service personnel who fought in both world wars. By use of subtle highlighting of some letters in the place names, 47 battle sites representative of where Australians fought have been superimposed. In addition, the centre section has water flowing over the granite face. The main inscription accompanying bronze plaques representing the 3 arms reads "Whatever burden you are to carry we also will shoulder that burden" and on a plaque in front of the wall - "Australian War Memorial. Dedicated in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, The Hon John Howard MP Prime Minister of Australia, The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and contingents of Australian and British Veterans. 11 November 2003.

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

Featured review :

The Very Thing

Jonathan Crook
The title neatly sums up my opinion of this book it is the very thing for anyone with a keen interest in Napoleonic soldiering. Part of the long military history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers is told through the memoirs of Drummer Richard Bentinck from 1807 to 1823. The story travels from Copenhagen to North America to the Peninsular and finally to Waterloo and the occupation of France. We get a fascinating insight into the life of the ordinary British soldier not all saint and not all sinner A thoroughly good read which I cannot recommend too highly.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Ltd., 2011

Reviewed : 2016-06-07 19:25:08