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Featured battle : Liége
Part of The War of the Spanish Succession
Date : 13 October 1702 - 29 October 1702
Initial sudden investment of the Liége Citadel by 50 squadrons and a similar action against Fort Chartreuse, on the 13th October. Trenches opened on the 20th and artillery opened action the next day. Late on the 23rd a practicable breach had been opened in the citadel which was successfully stormed. The Fort was subjected to heavy bombardment and the Governor surrendered on the 29th October.
Featured review :
Into Battle with Napoleon 1812. The Journal of Jakob Walter
Jakob Walter. Edited & Annotated by Bob Carruthers
This is a re-presentation of the jounal which was first translated and published in America in 1938. Bob Carruthers has done a really good job in bringing this wonderful work up to date. His inspired selection and inclusion of the watercolours of Albrecht Adam, who witnessed many of the same events as Jakob Walter, makes the book even more enjoyable. That is if the brutal reporting of such a train of harrowing events can ever be enjoyed. The reader is left with an understanding of the life of a soldier in Russia in 1812 and thankfulness that Jakob kept a jounal. A must read.
Pen & Sword Military, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013
Reviewed : 2013-04-30 19:15:12