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Featured battle : Hatteras Inlet, Capture of
Part of American Civil War
Date : 26 August 1861 - 27 August 1861
Union Flag Officer Silas Stringham with 14 ships and a force of soldiers under Maj. Gen. Ben Butler attacked Forts Clark and Hatteras at the mouth of Pamlico Sound in North Carolina. Since the ships' guns had a longer range than those of the garrison, they were able to stay just outside the shore batteries' range and shell them into submission for little or no loss.
Featured image :
British soldier of the Boer War - stand to! - MUR3_abwkit3
A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38
Featured review :
Secret Flotillas Vol 1 - Clandestine Sea Operations to Brittany 1940-44
Richards, Sir Brook
A fascinating insight into small-boat operations between the British south coast and northern France. This volume covers Breton fishing boats as well as naval motor gun boats and the missions they ran to insert agents, collect/deliver intelligence and pick up down'ed aircrew smuggled to the coast by the resistance. Full of detailed references and anecdotes which begin to give some idea of how information was learned the hard way. Particularly relevant, as the author was himself involved.
Pen & Sword Military, 2012
Reviewed : 2013-04-29 12:06:21