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Featured battle : Hoogstraaten

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 11 January 1814

B├╝low, commanding the III Prussian Corps of the Allies Army of the North had the extreme right wing/northern edge of the advance towards France. His advanced brigade drove back the smaller French force [which included elements of the Young Guard] towards Antwerp.

Featured image :

The North gate, Housteads fort

The North gate, Housteads fort

The remains of the north gate of the wall fort, with the remains of Hadrians Wall carrying on into the distance towards the small copse. This section of the wall was built to the later, narrow design - see other entry for Heddon on the Wall.

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

Featured review :

Cromwell's War Machine. The New Model Army 1645-1660

Keith Roberts
Cromwell's War Machine describes the tactics and organization of the armies of the English Civil war within a context. That context was the Eurpoean military scene varied experience of which was brought into this country by Officers and men who had fought as mercenaries in the various European wars. The reader gains an understanding not only of what but more fundamentally why things were as they were. Only one chapter is given over to the campaigns of the New Model army, which is the sole subject of many other works. The prose is lucid and flowing and the extensive footnotes [nearly five hundred] do not impinge upon the text. Highly recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2005

Reviewed : 2013-01-22 00:00:00