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Featured battle : Castelcerino

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 30 April 1809

General Sorbier [who was killed in this action] had his division isolated but in a useful position on the Austrian flank. When the Austrians attacked instead of reinforcing him Eugène called him back. This freed up the Austrians to complete their planned withdrawal unmolested.

Featured image :

Housteads Roman Fort - Barrack blocks

Housteads Roman Fort - Barrack blocks

An excavated infantry barracks, clearly showing the separate rooms which would have accomodated up to 8 soldiers.

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

Nelson's Navy

Brian Lavery
I am tempted to write a very short review. This book is a masterpiece!
The author himself says that this book does not exhaust the subject but I defy any reader to ask a question this book does not answer; masses of drawings, photographs and pictures round out the text. The book is big, beautiful and is a must for any Napoleonic historian's and interested general reader's bookshelf.
Don't just take my word for it Patrick O'Brian, in the introduction, is full of high praise for the author's achievement.
Conway Maritime Press Ltd., 1989

Reviewed : 2016-10-10 15:51:57