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Featured battle : Fort Henry

Part of American Civil War

Date : 06 February 1862

General Grant launched a combined attack against Fort Henry on the Tennessee river to break A S Johnston's lines of defence protecting Tennessee. He sent Foote and his Ironclad river steamers against it's waterside, while he took 15,000 men overland to attack the landward side. The Confederate garrison commander realised the hopeless situation, and ordered the majority of his command to abandon the partially flooded fort and make their way to Fort Donelson on the Cumberland 12 miles away. He stayed with one company of gunners and put up a gallant defence against the gunboats, only surrendering to them when he'd suffered 50% casualties and most of his guns disabled. Mud delayed the arrival of the infantry until after the surrender.

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Alvis Saladin Armoured Car

Alvis Saladin Armoured Car

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Featured review :

1812 Napoleon in Moscow

Paul Britten Austin
It is difficult to evaluate this book which has a confusing conflict between style and content. As a style the author has adopted the appalling affectation of the use of the present tense to describe the past. This in parts makes gaining a clear understanding more difficult than it needs to be. The content is well researched and appropriately selected giving real insights into the French in Moscow. The real quality of the book is that we get to see the big event from many personal perspectives. In the introduction the author apologizes, and so he should, for his 'syntactic and grammatical deviations' for these in part make difficult reading of what otherwise would be a very good book.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012

Reviewed : 2013-02-09 00:00:00