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Featured battle : Cerea

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 11 September 1796

The Austrians under Würmser moving the relieve Mantua managed to cross the Adige river. Bonaparte attempted to move his troops rapidly to intercept the Austrians. The advanced guards of both forces met at Cerea and the determination of the smaller force of Austrians won the day, taking prisoners, guns and ammunition waggons. [Austrian losses are estimated; known to be moderate]

Featured image :

Arbeia - Reconstruction of a Roman Fort Gatehouse

Arbeia - Reconstruction of a Roman Fort Gatehouse

A excellent reconstruction of the imposing 2 passage gatehouse which might once have stood on that spot at Arbeia Roman Fort

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

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