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Featured battle : Kalisz
Part of Second or Great Northern War
Date : 29 October 1706
Menshikov commanded a Russian army which outnumbered the Swedes, under Mardefelt, by two to one. The Swedes had often won battles against far greater odds but by this stage in the war the Russians were better disciplined, trained and armed. The battle lasted three hours and the Swedes were overwhelmed. This was Menshikov's first significant success as an independent commander.
Featured review :
Secret Flotillas Vol 1 - Clandestine Sea Operations to Brittany 1940-44
Richards, Sir Brook
A fascinating insight into small-boat operations between the British south coast and northern France. This volume covers Breton fishing boats as well as naval motor gun boats and the missions they ran to insert agents, collect/deliver intelligence and pick up down'ed aircrew smuggled to the coast by the resistance. Full of detailed references and anecdotes which begin to give some idea of how information was learned the hard way. Particularly relevant, as the author was himself involved.
Pen & Sword Military, 2012
Reviewed : 2013-04-29 12:06:21