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Featured battle : Sediman

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 07 October 1798

Murad Bey with around four to five thousand Mameluke and Beouin horsemen had been annoying Napoleon by his threat to small detachment of French troops. Desaix was detached to find Murad Bey. They met at Sediman where the French adopted the square formation so frustrating to the Egyptians who lost a significant number of men and all their guns. Davout with 1,000 cavalry was then detached to break up any remaining formations.

Featured image :

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 : 2014-11-18 16:57:25

Featured review :

Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources

Gareth Glover [Ed]
The last volume of this superb series by no means appears to 'scape the barrel' indeed it almost appears as if Gareth Glover has saved some of the best bits to the end. The illustrations are beautifully reproduced. The series as a whole is a must for anyone who aspires to understand the battle and its context, the men, their families and the times they lived and died in. It would be wrong to single out any particular volume, each is as good as another and having read one I am sure one would want to read them all. If we are really lucky perhaps Gareth Glover will find material enough for another volume. Highly recommended.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2014

Reviewed : 2015-03-31 08:53:41