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Welcome to Clash of Steel

Featured battle : Kassel

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 30 September 1813

In this engagement there were very few casualties on either side. The Westfalian population were increasingly identifying with the other Germanic states as Germans. Their troops no longer had any stomach for fighting fellow Germans and mostly melted away or were captured and immediately allowed to go home without their weapons.

Featured image :

HMS Victory, stern gallery

HMS Victory, stern gallery

A good view of her stern gallery, showing the beautifully ornate woodwork with which she was decorated, but also giving some idea of her size

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Battle of the Bulge. The German View

Danny S Parker Ed.
A book both enjoyable and frustrating. Enjoyable because of its insights into the complexity of planning the campaign and for the remarkable different view one gets of Hitler. In my view worth reading for that alone. The content is all meat, no padding, and rich in depth and width. A thoroughly worthy piece of work. The frustration comes with the paucity of maps for which I had to compensate with a much larger scale map. If I were Prime Minister I would make it a law that in any work of fact every place named in the text must appear on a map in the book. Also frustrating was the lack of a glossary. Many German general staff ranks are mentioned in abbreviated form and lots of formation initials are used which one has to reference elsewhere. This detracts from the enjoyment and makes reading in bed difficult. Even with those criticisms I would commend this book to anyone interested in a fuller understanding of how wars/battles are planned or with an interest in the Battle of the Bulge.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books \ltd., 2016

Reviewed : 2016-11-28 17:18:40