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Featured battle : Ostend

Part of The War of the Spanish Succession

Date : 19 June 1706 - 09 July 1706

Overkirk was given command of the seige while Marlborough stayed with a covering army. A classic trench approach was supported by naval guns from the seaward side. By the 5th July a position for the breaching batteries to be close enough to be fully effective was secured and the work begun of bringing the guns up. The Governor, Count de la Motte, surrendered before a breach had been made.

Featured image :

British Fox CVR(W)

British Fox CVR(W)

An image of a Fox Combat Vehicle, Reconnaissance (Wheeled) or CVR(W) formerly in service with the Queens Own Yeomanry, a British Territorial Army or volunteer regiment but now serving as a gate guardian. It was equipped with a 30mm Rarden gun in it's rather over-sized turret which caused it to be notoriously top heavy. It could reach speeds of up to 65mph (105km/h) but had a tendency to roll if cornering at speed, sometimes with fatal results. It was built by Royal Ordnance, Leeds and served in the mid to late 1970's and 1980's.

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

Featured review :

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion - Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire

Lochrie, Alex
There are quite a number of memoirs out there of men attracted by the legion, and I've read most of them. Luckily, this one ranks quite highly amongst those I've read. The author manages to join the legion at quite an advanced age - 38 - and so brings a different viewpoint to the training and life as an older man. His training and experience as a member of their special forces is usual for this kind of book - he serves in Tchad, Bosnia, Desert Storm, but he becomes a technical specialist in photographic techniques and brings a sensitivity to his writing that is sometimes lacking in others. It's a more thoughtful book, and should be a good addition to anyone's Legion library.
Pen & Sword Military, 2013

Reviewed : 2015-05-27 20:14:20