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Featured battle : Tarbes
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 20 March 1814
While Soult was retreating on Toulouse Wellington attempted to trap him. Soult's main force was in position around Tarbes when Wellinton sent Beresford's Corps to cut the three possible roads north. Two were cut but the southernmost route was held open by the determined resistance of Taupin's division. Only one division on each side did the actual fighting. Soult escaped into Toulouse.
Featured image :
Battle of the Atlantic Maritime Memorials, Liverpool.
A collection of Naval Memorials positioned on the banks of the River Mersey at Georges Dock Pierhead in Liverpool. They commemorate the vital part the city and it's shipping played in the survival of the British during the Second World War. The first is a statue of Captain Frederick John Walker, CB, DSO RN known as Johnnie Walker who commanded both 36th Escort Group (convoy escorts) and the 2nd Support Group (dedicated submarine hunter-killer group) which were based out of Liverpool during WW2. He was the most successful anti-submarine commander of the war and this monument is dedicated both to him and his crews but also to all those who fought the Battle of the Atlantic. He died in 1944 after D Day of exhaustion. The second image is a plaque dedicated to the Netherlands Merchant Navy, The Netherlands Fishing Fleet and the Royal Netherlands Navy who helped keep Britain supplied during the war at the cost of many lives. The final image is of the Merchant Navy Memorial, again commemorating those who gave their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic to keep Britain from starving to death.
Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38
Featured review :
Jungle Bashers - A British Infantry Battalion in the Malayan Emergency 1951-1954
'For those wishing to explore the Malayan Emergency from the viewpoint of the infantryman at the sharp end, this work is an essential tool. It is highly recommended for the casual reader, veteran, student and any professional historian researching the Malayan Emergency.
Fleur de Lys Publishers, 2003
Reviewed : 2012-01-30 00:00:00