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Featured battle : Monte Becco

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 11 May 1800

One of the Austrian positions around Genoa was on Mounte Becco. A French force of 2 battalions of light infantry and three battalions of line infantry sallied out from Genoa an successfully defeated their besiegers.

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War memorial, Poppleton, York

War memorial, Poppleton, York

A simple obelisk monument to the men of the village of Upper Poppleton near York who gave their lives in the Great War positioned on a small roundabout in the centre of the village green.

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