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Featured battle : Eckeren

Part of The War of the Spanish Succession

Date : 30 June 1703

The Dutch holding the coastal sector under General Opdam were in an entrenched position at Eckeren when they were attacked by the French and Spaniards. The attack came as four columns in total 28 battalions and 49 squadrons outnumbering the Dutch by two to one. The Dutch fled leaving a considerable number of prisoners and a large quantity of materials of war.

Featured image :

British MOBAT Anti-tank weapon in action

British MOBAT Anti-tank weapon in action

A re-creation of a crew of British Army personnel working a Mobat recoilless anti-tank weapon of the 1970's. Crew'ed by members of the 20th Century Revisited group.

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

Featured review :

Salamanca 1812. Wellington's Year of Victories.

Peter Edwards
A high level of research is presented in a most readable way. The book has a pervading quality in its insights which can only come from an experienced 'military mind'. Throughout the author uses appropriate and varied selection of original text providing both colour and veracity. The maps are few and lacking in detail, in Further Reading the author recommends Ian Robertson's Atlas of the Peninsular War which I would have found most useful in this case. That said however this book is difficult to put down once started and thoroughly recommended.
The Praetorian Press, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013

Reviewed : 2013-05-30 08:26:31