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Featured battle : Venta del Pozo

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 23 October 1812

Considered by some observers to have been the hardest fought cavalry mêlée of the war. It is interesting to note that German troops fought on both sides in this conflict. The Light Infantry battalions of the Kings German Legion fought with particular distinction they were awarded the battle honour 'Venta del Pozo'.

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Civil War southern camp

Civil War southern camp

Stacked rifles and the southern battleflag in front of a tent of the 32nd Virginia Regiment

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

Featured review :

The Dutch in the Medway

P. G. Rogers
Before reading this book you wonder why Seaforth would re-published a 1970 book. When you have finished it you'll say 'I'm glad they did'. The subject is one small but very important battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch war. The author places it in its historical context both the before and after. The writing style is such that reading it is easy, it is detailed enough for the military buff, but not at the expense of the general reader. The text is supported by sufficient maps and a few well chosen illustrations which includes a print of a contemporary map. The author's explanations and opinions are well supported by quotations, included in the text, from the writings of people at that time. His sources, listed at the end of the book, are many and varied. We thoroughly recommend this book. If you are left wanting to know more about the Royal Navy in the latter half of the Seventeenth century then 'Pepys's Navy' by J.D.Davies, reviewed elsewhere on this site, is the book for you.
Seaforth Publishing. Pen and Sword Books Ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-04-04 06:37:43