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Featured battle : Adwalton Moor

Part of The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Date : 30 June 1643

A serious defeat for the Parliamentarian army in Yorkshire when the Duke of Newcastle's army routed and scattered Lord Fairfax's army after a fierce cavalry action followed by a charge of pike which broke the roundhead flank.

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M561 Gama Goat 6x6 truck

M561 Gama Goat 6x6 truck

An unusual 6 wheel drive, roll-articulated vehicle designed in the US in the 1970's as an all-terrain transport. It is fully amphibious, and the joint in the middle allows the front and rear halves to pitch and roll up to around 40 degrees from each other. It can carry a payload up to 2,500lbs and has a top speed of 55 mph. This example is used to give pleasure rides along the north Norfolk coast from the Muckleburgh Collection's museum.

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

Featured review :

In the Peninsula with a French Hussar

A J M De Rocca. Intoduction by Philip Haythornthw
De Rocca's account was first published in English in 1815. This book is the unabridged presentation of that work with a new introduction by Philip Haythornthwaite and additional maps. De Rocca was not involved in any of the major battles in the Peninsula and that is the most valuable part of this book. It is a rich insight into all the other tasks performed by light cavalry in support of an army of occupation. Garrison duties, scouting, escorting and dispatch carrying all feature in the day to day tasks which De Rocca carried out. The underlying theme running through all his duties was finding enough to eat for himself and his horses.
For the general reader I would recommend this book as a jolly good read maintaining interest from beginning to the end. For the military buff I can recommend this unique insight into the effects of the Spanish Guerrillas on the front-line fighting ability of the French as seen through the eyes of one who was there.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books \ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-06-30 10:58:36