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Featured battle : Blore Heath

Part of War of the Roses

Date : 23 September 1459

Lord Audley with almost 10,000 Lancastrian troops confronted a Yorkist force of 3,000 men under Lord Salisbury. The Lancastrian attacks by both cavalry and infantry were replused with heavy losses. Lord Audley was killed, large numbers of Lancastrians deserted to the enemy, and defeat turned to disaster. As many as 2,000 Lancastrians were killed compared with 200 Yorkists.

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American War of Independance - Loyalists

American War of Independance - Loyalists

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s

Gallery updated : 2018-08-16 14:49:12

Featured review :

Hitler's Ardennes Offensive

Danny S Parker Ed.
This second book from the same stable [see 'Battle of the Bulge, a German view' reviewed earlier] follows on to deal with the period of attack and its ultimate failure. I felt a privileged and fascinating insight into the Battle of the Bulge. I particularly valued the detail about the attempts to take Bastogne. I have come to realise that the seemingly exaggerated American accounts of the 'glorious defence' are neither exaggerations nor understatements. The book suffers from the same fault as its predecessor in being short on maps, the reader needs a fairly large scale map to fully understand the detail of the manoeuvres. Reading with a map really rewards the effort.
Our view is that this a very good piece of work by the editor and is thoroughly recommended to all who who wish to gain greater insights into the Second World War in Europe.

Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016

Reviewed : 2017-03-20 09:38:23