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Featured battle : Caldiero

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 15 November 1813

After a number of defeats and a significant withdrawal Prince Eugène finally gained a victory over the Austrians. In this encounter he outnumbered them by two to one.

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Firepower through the ages - Flintlock musket of the 1770s - MUR3_ftamusket3

Firepower through the ages - Flintlock musket of the 1770s - MUR3_ftamusket3

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance

Gallery updated : 2018-09-21 16:58:22

Featured review :

The Waterloo Archive. Volume II

Gareth Glover [Ed]
The second volume of this six volume series is a collection from German sources. Like the first vol. it is full of amazing, vivid first hand accounts which give insights into the many personal battles which made up Waterloo. These accounts are written by men of the King's German Legion, the Hanoverian and Nassau regiments and others. The translations manage to convey what I am sure were the facts and feeling of the original texts. The fog of war made real as 'We didn't see the enemy at all. We just loaded and fired at their musket smoke.' And the horror of the aftermath described 'the next day we marched passed a barn, outside was a huge pile of amputated limbs, some with uniforms still on. Inside the surgeons were still hard at work.'
Gareth Glover has brought together a mass of rare and previously unpublished work and presented it in a readily accessible form.
We cannot recommend it too highly.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2010

Reviewed : 2015-01-08 11:41:25