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Featured battle : La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 09 February 1814

The Allied force, which outnumbered the French, was cavalry supported by two batteries of horse artillery. Casualty figures are not known but are reported as moderate for the French and light for the Allies.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a (Replica)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a (Replica)

One of the finest combat aircraft in service during the second world war, the Spitfire entered service in June 1938. This replica is painted in the colours of 'R6690' of No. 609 (West Riding) Squadron and serves as a monument to that squadron. The original flown by Pilot Officer Daunt was shot down on 15th Sept 1940 and he was killed.

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

Featured review :

Waterloo 1815 Captain Mercer's Journal

Bob Carruthers
Part of the Military History from Primary Sources Series this slim volume [126 pages] is well illustrated with numerous almost contemporary illustrations. As a child I was told you should rise from eating a meal feeling as if you would like more. This book does just that for it is but a selection from the complete journal. It is a wonderfully balanced choice; the wide variety of subject matter in the complete journal is truly reflected here. If one hasn't read the full journal then this book is an excellent introduction - even an enticer to read more. Well written, well presented and therefore recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2012

Reviewed : 2016-02-08 19:23:02