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Featured battle : Catillon

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 17 April 1794

The first major engagement of the 1794 campaign season. Not all troops from both sides were engaged and losses were not heavy. The French were allowed to withdraw without pursuit but did lose 24 guns.

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Machine Gun Corps Monument, Hyde Park Corner, London.

Machine Gun Corps Monument, Hyde Park Corner, London.

This monument to the machine Gun Corps formed during the First World War shows the Boy David flanked by two Vickers machine guns draped with laurel wreaths and commemorates the fallen of this particularly brave unit sections of which formed the beginnings og the Royal Tank Regiment.

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

The Dutch in the Medway

P. G. Rogers
Before reading this book you wonder why Seaforth would re-published a 1970 book. When you have finished it you'll say 'I'm glad they did'. The subject is one small but very important battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch war. The author places it in its historical context both the before and after. The writing style is such that reading it is easy, it is detailed enough for the military buff, but not at the expense of the general reader. The text is supported by sufficient maps and a few well chosen illustrations which includes a print of a contemporary map. The author's explanations and opinions are well supported by quotations, included in the text, from the writings of people at that time. His sources, listed at the end of the book, are many and varied.
We thoroughly recommend this book.
If you are left wanting to know more about the Royal Navy in the latter half of the Seventeenth century then 'Pepys's Navy' by J.D.Davies, reviewed elsewhere on this site, is the book for you.
Seaforth Publishing. Pen and Sword Books Ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-04-04 06:37:43