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Featured battle : Usagre

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 25 May 1811

The location was a bridge over a deep stream. The British lay hidden behind a crest until half the French force, part of Soult's Army of the South, had crossed to their side of the river. Then they charged. Two French regiments 4e and 20e were practically destroyed.

Featured image :

Battle of Lansdown Hill, Waller's first position

Battle of Lansdown Hill, Waller's first position

A view of the hill itself from the track (now a road) in the vale between Lansdown Hill and Freezing Hill where the Royalists initially formed up. The woods to the right and left of the crest of the hill were there at the time, and Waller formed a defensive position between them. It;s not difficult to see why Hopton initially chose not to assult it.

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

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