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Featured battle : Mansilla de las Mulas

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 30 December 1808

In order to gain time for the withdrawal of the Spanish Army of Galicia and Moore's British troops a Spanish division was left to defend a difficult river crossing. The inept Spanish commander drew his force up with the river behind them. The pursuing troops, the Light Cavalry Division of the Reserve Cavalry Corps, simply charged and took the position with very few losses.

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US Armour - Night convoy

US Armour - Night convoy

Two images of armoured vehicles loaded aboard their transporters being moved into positions prior to attacking Iraqi defences during operation Desert Storm.

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

Featured review :

1812 Napoleon in Moscow

Paul Britten Austin
It is difficult to evaluate this book which has a confusing conflict between style and content. As a style the author has adopted the appalling affectation of the use of the present tense to describe the past. This in parts makes gaining a clear understanding more difficult than it needs to be. The content is well researched and appropriately selected giving real insights into the French in Moscow. The real quality of the book is that we get to see the big event from many personal perspectives. In the introduction the author apologizes, and so he should, for his 'syntactic and grammatical deviations' for these in part make difficult reading of what otherwise would be a very good book.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012

Reviewed : 2013-02-09 00:00:00