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Featured battle : Evora

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 29 July 1808

The French under Loison were re-establishing communications after the rising against their army of occupation of Portugal. They easily defeated the force opposing them and went on to slaughter as many as 6,000 of the occupants of the town who tried to defend their medieval walls.

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Merchant Marine memorial - London

Merchant Marine memorial - London

The monument on Tower Hill in London to the Merchant sailors from both World Wars who have no known grave.

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

Featured review :

The Dutch in the Medway

P. G. Rogers
Before reading this book you wonder why Seaforth would re-published a 1970 book. When you have finished it you'll say 'I'm glad they did'. The subject is one small but very important battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch war. The author places it in its historical context both the before and after. The writing style is such that reading it is easy, it is detailed enough for the military buff, but not at the expense of the general reader. The text is supported by sufficient maps and a few well chosen illustrations which includes a print of a contemporary map. The author's explanations and opinions are well supported by quotations, included in the text, from the writings of people at that time. His sources, listed at the end of the book, are many and varied.
We thoroughly recommend this book.
If you are left wanting to know more about the Royal Navy in the latter half of the Seventeenth century then 'Pepys's Navy' by J.D.Davies, reviewed elsewhere on this site, is the book for you.
Seaforth Publishing. Pen and Sword Books Ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-04-04 06:37:43