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Featured battle : Spandau
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 01 April 1813 - 21 April 1813
Part of the Russo-Prussian mopping up operations was the removal of strong points. The powerful citadel of Spandau was gunned  and manned by the remnants of at least twelve regiments. Casualty figures are said to be light and the captured French were allowed to go free on the condition that they did not fight against the Allies for six months.
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Sir Thomas Fairfax's Tomb & Memorial
The tomb and memorial to Sir Thomas Fairfax, one of the most prominent and skillful commanders of Parliamentary forces during the 1st English Civil War. He was a Yorkshireman, and is buried in his local church near York. A fine soldier, he was always for conciliation and disagreed so strongly with the execution of King Charles I he retired from military life and went back to his lands and tennants. A man who could be admired by both sides.
Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38
Featured review :
Waterloo Battlefield Guide
From the outset this book delivered more than I was expecting. Not only was there a description of the many places relevant to the Waterloo story placed, of course, in their modern setting to make them easy to find; but there was also a narrative of the battle with the troop dispositions and timings as accurate as you will find anywhere else. The maps and illustrations are numerous and good servants to the text. I read the book before my visit to Belgium and, having now used it extensively while there, my advice to the would be visitor is read it before you go and don't go without it. Highly recommended.
Pen & Sword Family Military, 2013
Reviewed : 2015-07-17 19:36:23