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Featured battle : Zyper-Sluis

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 10 September 1799

The British forces under Abercromby needed rest so a defensive line was set up along the line of the Zyper canal. This line was attacked by a numerically superior force [7,000 French 14,000 Batavians] commanded by General Brune. The attack failed but Abercromby with tired troops and lack of transport was unable to follow up his success.

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British soldier of the Boer War - stand to! - MUR3_abwkit6

British soldier of the Boer War - stand to! - MUR3_abwkit6

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action

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

Featured review :

Waterloo 1815 Captain Mercer's Journal

Bob Carruthers
Part of the Military History from Primary Sources Series this slim volume [126 pages] is well illustrated with numerous almost contemporary illustrations. As a child I was told you should rise from eating a meal feeling as if you would like more. This book does just that for it is but a selection from the complete journal. It is a wonderfully balanced choice; the wide variety of subject matter in the complete journal is truly reflected here. If one hasn't read the full journal then this book is an excellent introduction - even an enticer to read more. Well written, well presented and therefore recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2012

Reviewed : 2016-02-08 19:23:02