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Featured battle : Mons Graupius

Part of Roman Occupation of Britain

Date : 84

From 79AD onwards Agricola, Governor of Britain, drove northwards from York,in the east, and Chester, in the west. By 83AD he had reached the Highlands. In 84AD the Caledonian tribes under Calgacus assembled at Mons Graupius and awaited the Romans. Numbers were about equal. Agricola only used his auxillaries where superior tactics and training carried the day. Tacitus claimed 10,000 tribesmen were killed for the loss of 360 auxillaries.

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World War 1 Russian Maxim Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1russmg3

World War 1 Russian Maxim Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1russmg3

A Maxim heavy machine gun from ww1

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