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Featured battle : Mount Tumbledown & Wireless Ridge

Part of Falklands War

Date : 13 June 1982 - 14 June 1982

British forces attacked and took key highland locations on the approach to Port Stanley. While 2nd Btn. Parachute Rgt took Wireless Ridge, the Scots Guards fought hard with Argentine Marines before taking Tumbledown. After this, Stanley was untenable and the Argentine commander surrendered all forces on the islands to the British, ending the war.

Featured image :

Hadrians Wall - the Broad Wall

Hadrians Wall - the Broad Wall

The Roman wall which runs from Newcastle in the east to Carlisle in the west was not build to a consistent plan. Initially it was intended to build it all 3 metres (10 feet) wide but this plan was changed and most was built to a narrower design. This section at Heddon, near Newcastle is well preserved and was of the original, broad design.

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

Bishop, M C
Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units that were based there together with line drawings and photographs. The handbook also contains appendices of Legionary timelines and a clear list of fortresses listed in the Notitia Dignitatum.

The introductory section is short, but focussed carefully on the architecturally important details that pertain to Legion bases, and while well written, does assume a reasonable working knowledge of Roman military history. The bibliography is truly huge, and all in all this handbook should be considered an essential reference for a Roman military scholar.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley., Jan 2013

Reviewed : 2013-02-12 00:00:00