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Featured battle : Eckeren

Part of The War of the Spanish Succession

Date : 30 June 1703

The Dutch holding the coastal sector under General Opdam were in an entrenched position at Eckeren when they were attacked by the French and Spaniards. The attack came as four columns in total 28 battalions and 49 squadrons outnumbering the Dutch by two to one. The Dutch fled leaving a considerable number of prisoners and a large quantity of materials of war.

Featured image :

RAF Mountain Rescue Series 3 Land Rover

RAF Mountain Rescue Series 3 Land Rover

A lovely example of a hard-working Landrover

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

Featured review :

United States Airborne Divisions 1942-2018 (Images of War series)

Michael Green
Another in the "Images of War" series, this is a good overview of the equipment and organisation of, primarily, the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions, with some coverage of other divisions and their brief histories. It nicely blends their WW2 histories with airborne actions since then, up to their modern organisation, kit and equipment, and vehicles/aircraft including their current deployment of drones.
The main focus of the book is, of course, the usual mix of photographs that you will have come to expect if you are a regular to these publications. Archive and in theatre images are coupled with museum exhibits, reenactors and press/publicity photos. A very handy volume.
Pen & Sword Military, 2019

Reviewed : 2019-11-07 20:20:11