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Featured battle : L├╝tzen

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 20 October 1813

A strong mobile harrying force of Hussars and Cossacks pusued the French. In this engagement 2,000 assorted stragglers were mopped up. Losses on the allied side are not known other than very light.

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Warship Rear Gunner

Warship Rear Gunner

The actual ship concerned is not known, but our best guess is that this is the stern of a Leander class Frigate photographed in 1984 [or 1983] a single barrel 20mm being part of the post Falklands additional armament.

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

Featured review :

Hitler's Ardennes Offensive

Danny S Parker Ed.
This second book from the same stable [see 'Battle of the Bulge, a German view' reviewed earlier] follows on to deal with the period of attack and its ultimate failure. I felt a privileged and fascinating insight into the Battle of the Bulge. I particularly valued the detail about the attempts to take Bastogne. I have come to realise that the seemingly exaggerated American accounts of the 'glorious defence' are neither exaggerations nor understatements. The book suffers from the same fault as its predecessor in being short on maps, the reader needs a fairly large scale map to fully understand the detail of the manoeuvres. Reading with a map really rewards the effort. Our view is that this a very good piece of work by the editor and is thoroughly recommended to all who who wish to gain greater insights into the Second World War in Europe.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016

Reviewed : 2017-03-20 09:38:23