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Featured battle : Danzig

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 16 January 1813 - 29 November 1813

This important city port had been blockaded for almost a year. The Prusso-Russian figures refer to those present at the final capitulation; during the course of the siege their numbers had been as low as 15,000. An Anglo-Russian flotilla blockaded the seaward side of the port. Total casualties for the Prusso-Russians are not known. The French suffered 6,000 killed a further 6,000 sick, and 8,000 deserters, the remainder were captured.

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The Tower of London

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

Featured review :

British Army of the Rhine - The BAOR 1945-1993

Paul Chrystal
Part of the "Cold War 1945-1991" series, this is quite a small book at only 126 pages, to cover such a large subject and I think that's it's biggest issue. It tries to cover too much. There are sections which are interesting and obviously well researched, particularly the chapters on the predecessors and formation of the BAOR, de-nazification & fraternisation and the 'families on the Rhine'. The sources and further reading sections are useful too. However the majority of the period of the BAOR's service is somewhat sparsely covered, and the token section on the RAF and the Royal Navy really should have been left out all together. There is hopefully a much bigger, more comprehensive book somewhere that this is taster for, and I would very much like to read it. The author has a good grasp of the subject and good photographs supplied by his family furnishing welcome detail and authenticity but it has definitely lost something in the edit.
Pen and Sword Military, Barnsley, 2018

Reviewed : 2019-04-29 20:02:17