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Featured battle : Entrames

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 27 October 1793

Almost 75 miles north of their last meeting and defeat at Cholet the Vendée Royalists were able to turn the tables on the Republicans

Featured image :

HMS Victory, middle gundeck

HMS Victory, middle gundeck

A view of the middle gundeck of the Victory, showing the cramped conditions in which the crew would have had to fight the huge 24-pounder cannon currently run out.

Gallery updated : 2018-08-19 15:20:50

Featured review :

Cromwell's War Machine. The New Model Army 1645-1660

Keith Roberts
Cromwell's War Machine describes the tactics and organization of the armies of the English Civil war within a context. That context was the Eurpoean military scene varied experience of which was brought into this country by Officers and men who had fought as mercenaries in the various European wars. The reader gains an understanding not only of what but more fundamentally why things were as they were. Only one chapter is given over to the campaigns of the New Model army, which is the sole subject of many other works. The prose is lucid and flowing and the extensive footnotes [nearly five hundred] do not impinge upon the text.
Highly recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2005

Reviewed : 2013-01-22 00:00:00