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Featured battle : Königswartha

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 19 May 1813

In the presence of a far superior force the Italians made the fundamental error of not putting out an adequate security screen. They were overwhelmed losing more than a third of their troops.

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Scenes from a battle re-enactment. - MUR3_battle1

Scenes from a battle re-enactment. - MUR3_battle1

Scenes from a re-enactment of a WW1 engagement from the finale of the Murton History festival 2009

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

Featured review :

Warships of the Napoleonic Era

Robert Gardiner
I happily confess to being a fan of Gardiner's work. His 'Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars' is a favourite of mine. This book follows the same format, a little over twelve inches square, which allows for some stunning illustrations. The content covers ships of Britain, other European powers and the U.S.A although the bulk of the text is of the Royal Navy. The writing is fluid and most readable for both the person who wants it as a reference book and a cover to cover reader like me. All through one feels the authority of the author is based on thorough research, and, for anyone who wants to go further, there is an extensive list of sources. As an aside almost all of the line drawings would allow an experienced boat modeller to create precise replicas. This is a superb book which I cannot recommend too highly.
Seaforth Publishing, Pen & Sword Ltd., 2011

Reviewed : 2016-06-13 19:38:19