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Featured battle : Tammerfors Pass

Part of Second or Great Northern War

Date : 06 October 1713

The Russian army under Peter were driving to clear Finland of Swedish troops. General Karl Armfelt made a stand at a pass near Tammersfors. The Swedes were badly beaten.

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Inside Yorks Cold War Bunker - generator and air pumps

Inside Yorks Cold War Bunker - generator and air pumps

Views from a tour around the York Cold War Bunker

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

Featured review :

In the Peninsula with a French Hussar

A J M De Rocca. Intoduction by Philip Haythornthw
De Rocca's account was first published in English in 1815. This book is the unabridged presentation of that work with a new introduction by Philip Haythornthwaite and additional maps. De Rocca was not involved in any of the major battles in the Peninsula and that is the most valuable part of this book. It is a rich insight into all the other tasks performed by light cavalry in support of an army of occupation. Garrison duties, scouting, escorting and dispatch carrying all feature in the day to day tasks which De Rocca carried out. The underlying theme running through all his duties was finding enough to eat for himself and his horses.
For the general reader I would recommend this book as a jolly good read maintaining interest from beginning to the end. For the military buff I can recommend this unique insight into the effects of the Spanish Guerrillas on the front-line fighting ability of the French as seen through the eyes of one who was there.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books \ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-06-30 10:58:36