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Featured battle : Krithia (1st Battle)

Part of First World War

Date : 28 April 1915

Gen. Hunter-Weston ordered an attack against the Turkish lines at the village of Krithia and the hill of Achi Baba but it was badly organised against difficult terrain and a small counter-attack forced the Allies back with losses of 3000.

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British WW1 Soldiers of Manchester Regiment - MUR3_tommy

British WW1 Soldiers of Manchester Regiment - MUR3_tommy

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

Hitler's Ardennes Offensive

Danny S Parker Ed.
This second book from the same stable [see 'Battle of the Bulge, a German view' reviewed earlier] follows on to deal with the period of attack and its ultimate failure. I felt a privileged and fascinating insight into the Battle of the Bulge. I particularly valued the detail about the attempts to take Bastogne. I have come to realise that the seemingly exaggerated American accounts of the 'glorious defence' are neither exaggerations nor understatements. The book suffers from the same fault as its predecessor in being short on maps, the reader needs a fairly large scale map to fully understand the detail of the manoeuvres. Reading with a map really rewards the effort.
Our view is that this a very good piece of work by the editor and is thoroughly recommended to all who who wish to gain greater insights into the Second World War in Europe.

Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016

Reviewed : 2017-03-20 09:38:23