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Featured battle : Meggido

Part of First World War

Date : 19 September 1918 - 21 September 1918

In one of the finest operations of the war, Allenby laid elaborate deception on top of arial supremacy to convince the Turks that no attack was coming. The British left flank then smashed and crushed the Turkish right flank on the coastal Palastinian strip. The breakthrough was then fully exploited by a fast and efficient cavalry advance and the infantry wheeling right and rolling up the Turkish positions, west to east. Within the 3 days the Turkish 8th Army effectively ceased to exist, the 7th was in rout and taking the 4th along with it. The following month saw a relentless pursuit which forced the Turks to sue for peace.

Featured image :

World War 1 Russian Imperial Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1mg3

World War 1 Russian Imperial Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1mg3

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position

Gallery updated : 2021-04-01 18:52:49

Featured review :

British Army of the Rhine - The BAOR 1945-1993

Paul Chrystal
Part of the "Cold War 1945-1991" series, this is quite a small book at only 126 pages, to cover such a large subject and I think that's it's biggest issue. It tries to cover too much. There are sections which are interesting and obviously well researched, particularly the chapters on the predecessors and formation of the BAOR, de-nazification & fraternisation and the 'families on the Rhine'. The sources and further reading sections are useful too. However the majority of the period of the BAOR's service is somewhat sparsely covered, and the token section on the RAF and the Royal Navy really should have been left out all together. There is hopefully a much bigger, more comprehensive book somewhere that this is taster for, and I would very much like to read it. The author has a good grasp of the subject and good photographs supplied by his family furnishing welcome detail and authenticity but it has definitely lost something in the edit.
Pen and Sword Military, Barnsley, 2018

Reviewed : 2019-04-29 20:02:17