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Featured battle : Valencia

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 28 June 1808

The French force contained a large number of new conscripts whose morale/determination was poor. Two major assaults on the town were beaten off although nearly two thirds of the Spanish were armed citizens. Moncey fell back to Madrid.

Featured image :

"Dads Army" - Home Guard being put though his paces

Members of the 'Mainwarinings Mob' re-enactment group who recreate a unit of the British Home Guard during WW2. Although too old to join regular units and some have argued of potentially limited value during an actual invasion, they were of great morale value to the home front. They also pay homage to the classic British television series 'Dad's Army' which first aired in 1968.

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

Featured review :

Jungle Bashers - A British Infantry Battalion in the Malayan Emergency 1951-1954

Bonner, Robert
'For those wishing to explore the Malayan Emergency from the viewpoint of the infantryman at the sharp end, this work is an essential tool. It is highly recommended for the casual reader, veteran, student and any professional historian researching the Malayan Emergency.
Fleur de Lys Publishers, 2003

Reviewed : 2012-01-30 00:00:00