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Featured battle : Kufstein

Part of French War of the Third Coalition

Date : 08 November 1805

The fortress of Kufstein was built on sheer sided rock and in those days was virtually impregnable. It is an indicator of Austrian morale that it was surrendered without a shot being fired. The Austrians were allowed to march out free.

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Northumberland Fusiliers - 4th and 8th Battalion Second World War Memorial

Northumberland Fusiliers - 4th and 8th Battalion Second World War Memorial

A memorial garden dedicated to these two battalions with strong Hexham connections.

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

Featured review :

The BEF in France 1939-1940

John Grehan & Martin Mace
A most interesting compilation of some of the despatches sent by the senior Army and Naval commanders involved. Here presented is the raw material, the facts, as they were seen at that time by those people without the benefit of hindsight to enable them to make any adjustments to the narrative. The material covers some of the initial deployment of the BEF and its eventual evacuations from around Dunkirk and Cherbourg. Warmly recommended with the reservation that one needs either a very good knowledge of the geography of northern France or a large scale map to hand.
Pen & Sword Military, 2014

Reviewed : 2014-10-31 20:01:21