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Featured battle : Ascalon

Part of First Crusade

Date : 12 August 1099

After the fall of Jerusalem the Egyptians sent a force to attack the Crusaders. In spite of their internal arguements the Crusaders united to face the Egyptians. A single impetuous charge broke the Egyptians in what was the final major battle of the First Crusade.

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Light Dragoon pistols

Light Dragoon pistols

A pair of light dragoon flintlock pistols dated around 1790.

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

Featured review :

Hitler's Ardennes Offensive

Danny S Parker Ed.
This second book from the same stable [see 'Battle of the Bulge, a German view' reviewed earlier] follows on to deal with the period of attack and its ultimate failure. I felt a privileged and fascinating insight into the Battle of the Bulge. I particularly valued the detail about the attempts to take Bastogne. I have come to realise that the seemingly exaggerated American accounts of the 'glorious defence' are neither exaggerations nor understatements. The book suffers from the same fault as its predecessor in being short on maps, the reader needs a fairly large scale map to fully understand the detail of the manoeuvres. Reading with a map really rewards the effort.
Our view is that this a very good piece of work by the editor and is thoroughly recommended to all who who wish to gain greater insights into the Second World War in Europe.

Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016

Reviewed : 2017-03-20 09:38:23