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Featured battle : Würzburg

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 24 October 1813 - 26 October 1813

Wrede's Bavarian Corps stood a chance of blocking Napoleon's escape route [see Hanau 30/31 October 1813] but Wrede chose to waste time and precious ammunition on the impregnable fortress of Würzburg [the Marienburg]. The fortress actually held out until 2 May 1814.

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 : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

Secret Flotillas Vol 1 - Clandestine Sea Operations to Brittany 1940-44

Richards, Sir Brook
A fascinating insight into small-boat operations between the British south coast and northern France. This volume covers Breton fishing boats as well as naval motor gun boats and the missions they ran to insert agents, collect/deliver intelligence and pick up down'ed aircrew smuggled to the coast by the resistance. Full of detailed references and anecdotes which begin to give some idea of how information was learned the hard way. Particularly relevant, as the author was himself involved.
Pen & Sword Military, 2012

Reviewed : 2013-04-29 12:06:21