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Featured battle : Novi [2]

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 24 October 1799

Again the French were able to come to action with over a two to one advantage in numbers. They captured a thousand men and 4 guns.

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Marston Moor Battlefield Monument

Marston Moor Battlefield Monument

The monument to the Battle of Marston Moor, on the Tockwith to Long Marston road.

Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38

Featured review :

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion - Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire

Lochrie, Alex
There are quite a number of memoirs out there of men attracted by the legion, and I've read most of them. Luckily, this one ranks quite highly amongst those I've read. The author manages to join the legion at quite an advanced age - 38 - and so brings a different viewpoint to the training and life as an older man. His training and experience as a member of their special forces is usual for this kind of book - he serves in Tchad, Bosnia, Desert Storm, but he becomes a technical specialist in photographic techniques and brings a sensitivity to his writing that is sometimes lacking in others. It's a more thoughtful book, and should be a good addition to anyone's Legion library.
Pen & Sword Military, 2013

Reviewed : 2015-05-27 20:14:20