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Featured battle : Lexington & Concord
Part of American War of Independence
Date : 19 April 1775
The opening engagements of the war. A British force under Col Smith attempting to arrest members of the Provincial Congress and seize rebel arms were briefly engaged by a small party of rebels as they approached Lexington, then came under increasing heavy fire as they retreated, empty handed, from Concord. Reinforcements and artillery under Brig. Perce enabled the British to reach the safety of Bunker Hill but not without loss.
Featured image :
The Royal Marines Monument, London
Standing by Admiralty Arch on the Mall, this memorial commemorates the Royal Marines in both the Boer War and the Boxer Rebellion, China 1900. It represents a marine protecting a fallen comrade and accurately depicts the kit and equipment of the period.
Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57
Featured review :
Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources
Gareth Glover [Ed]
Just like the first two volumes another fascinating read. There are many many books which give one the strategy, and an over view of the action in the battle, some excellent in their way. But these volumes tell us, or more correctly the men themselves tell us, about real lives of real individuals who were involved in that momentous event. If you want to know who fought Quatre-Bras and Waterloo then these volumes tell you of some of the men. We can guess that most of the others, whose voices are not recorded, had similar varied lives. Also in the three British sourced volumes there are eight superb illustrations reproduced from William Mudford's history of Waterloo published in 1817. If you want to know the men read these books.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2011
Reviewed : 2015-02-03 20:01:50