Anniversaries for today :
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Featured battle : Ebelsberg
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 03 May 1809
Hiller's VI Austrian Corps was isolated on the southern bank of the Danube [Donau] when it was caught by Massena's IV French Corps. Significant losses occurred on both sides before Hiller was able to extricate his corps.
Featured review :
Pilot Cutters Under Sail
Not only an authorative review of the development of these special craft but a social history of a 'special' working group. There is plenty of well researched 'meat' for the specialist but it is so well written as to be accessible and to be enjoyed by the interested reader. Some previous knowledge of small boat sailing is helpful otherwise read the last two chapters first. Although it could be a 'coffee-table book' once started I found it difficult to put down.
Seaforth Publishing, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013
Reviewed : 2013-12-20 19:57:26