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Featured battle : Ghent

Part of The War of the Spanish Succession

Date : 13 December 1708 - 30 December 1708

The town was blockaded on three sides on the 13th and the fourth side was closed by Prince Eugene's arrival on the 18th. The trenches were opened on the 23rd and 90 guns were brought into use against the defences. The French Governor, Lamotte, surrendered on the 30th December.

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MV Hartland Point

MV Hartland Point

This merchant vessel is one of six strategic sealift Ro-Ro ships contracted by the Ministry of Defence for use by the Royal Navy when required. She is un-armed, displaces 20,000 tons and can make 18 knots.

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

Featured review :

Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

Bishop, M C
Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units that were based there together with line drawings and photographs. The handbook also contains appendices of Legionary timelines and a clear list of fortresses listed in the Notitia Dignitatum. The introductory section is short, but focussed carefully on the architecturally important details that pertain to Legion bases, and while well written, does assume a reasonable working knowledge of Roman military history. The bibliography is truly huge, and all in all this handbook should be considered an essential reference for a Roman military scholar.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley., Jan 2013

Reviewed : 2013-02-12 00:00:00