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Featured battle : Bannes

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 25 March 1814

An important French convoy carrying ammunition, 100 wagons, and bread, 125 wagons and acting as escort to five Generals was caught by a Russian force commanded by the Tsar. The National Guard troops fought bravely, half their number were killed, before surrendering. Russian losses are not known.

Featured image :

Crimean Infantry uniform

Crimean Infantry uniform

A rare surviving example of an infantry soldier's uniform, marching order, from the time of the Crimean War from the 19th foot (The Green Howards)

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

Featured review :

Marshal Ney at Quatre Bras

Paul L. Dawson
Do we need another book about Waterloo? If they are like this we most certainly do. This book is different because of the primary source material researched to create it. The usual story is not trotted out without a fresh critical analysis. Within the book one chapter stands above all others for me and that is chapter 8. The movements of 1st Corps is a tale of mismanagement and confusion and has been a source of conjecture for all who study Quatre Bras. Paul Dawson makes, as clear as possible, the events of the day carefully weighing the evidence for the ultimate actions of the key players. He makes the confusion clear while bewailing the fact that verbal exchanges which could have played an important part on the day are lost to history.
This is a book for the Waterloo 'aficionado' written in a way which is easily accessible to the general reader.
I highly recommend this book and at the time of writing look forward to, the soon to be published, Paul Dawson's 'Waterloo. The Truth at Last'.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-10-18 11:35:56