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Welcome to Clash of Steel

Featured battle : Ostronovo

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 18 July 1812

A number of brief clashes over 2 days between Murat's Cavalry vanguard and advanced units of Barclay de Tolly's 1st Army on the Dvina.

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American Civil War, Volley fire

American Civil War, Volley fire

A volley of fire from a group of ACW re-enactors

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

Featured review :

Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Tom Cunliffe
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