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Featured battle : Raszyn

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 19 April 1809

Well away from the Danube front the Austrians closed upon Warsaw which was defended by Polish and Saxon troops. The battle hardened Austrians soon gained the victory with the Poles withdrawing into Warsaw and the Saxons returning to Saxony.

Featured image :

Boer 'Long Tom' shell.

Boer 'Long Tom' shell.

A 94 pound shell from one of the Boer 'Long Tom' Creusot artillery pieces fired into the town of Ladysmith during it's seige. It presumably failed to explode. Also shown are a couple of rounds of Boer ammunition. The Manchesters Regiment were besieged in Ladysmith during the 2nd Anglo-Boer war.

Gallery updated : 2021-04-01 18:52:49

Featured review :

Into Battle with Napoleon 1812. The Journal of Jakob Walter

Jakob Walter. Edited & Annotated by Bob Carruthers
This is a re-presentation of the jounal which was first translated and published in America in 1938. Bob Carruthers has done a really good job in bringing this wonderful work up to date. His inspired selection and inclusion of the watercolours of Albrecht Adam, who witnessed many of the same events as Jakob Walter, makes the book even more enjoyable. That is if the brutal reporting of such a train of harrowing events can ever be enjoyed. The reader is left with an understanding of the life of a soldier in Russia in 1812 and thankfulness that Jakob kept a jounal. A must read.
Pen & Sword Military, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013

Reviewed : 2013-04-30 19:15:12