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Featured battle : Bronkhorst Spruit

Part of British Victorian Colonial 'Small Wars'

Date : 20 December 1880

A column of the 94th Foot were halted, ambushed and cut down by a Boer commando under Franz Joubert or their way to Pretoria. The opening engagement of the 1st Boer war, this set the tone for the rest.

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World War 1 Russian Imperial Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1mg3

World War 1 Russian Imperial Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1mg3

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position

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

Featured review :

The Japanese Navy in World War II

Evans, David C (Ed.)
The subtitle for this substantial book (568 pages) is "In the words of former Japanese Naval Officers", and from their seniority in their brief biographies (in an appendix) there is a risk that this book could become either a description of grand strategy, a justification of and blame for ultimate defeat, or both. And the contributions from these professional naval men, written in some cases not long after the events they describe do indeed carry much of that. But they also contain immediate and personal details from the glinting of the sun from the wings of bombers heading for Perl Harbour, to the difficulty of abandoning a burning carrier during Midway, to the mixed emotions of setting sail upon one of the biggest battleships ever built on a one way trip to Okinawa. All this makes it book well worth reading for both the informed and the inquisitive. I found it hard to put down and had to read a whole chapter at a sitting.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD., (2nd Edn, paperback) 2017, (original) 1986

Reviewed : 2018-01-08 14:30:20