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Featured battle : Dorylaeum

Part of First Crusade

Date : 21 May 1097

The Crusaders were advancing through Anatolia in two large columns They were heavily encumbered with many non-combatants. The Turks attacked one column which defended itself as best it could. The second column arrived just in time to achieve a tactical surprise and fall on the Turkish flank.

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British First World War Mk 5 Tank

British First World War Mk 5 Tank

This particular example was produced in 1918 and belonged to B Company, 4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps. It was armed with a 6lb'er gun on either side and four .303 inch Hotchkiss machine guns. It is similar to the type used in the battle of Cambrai, late in 1917.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

The BEF in France 1939-1940

John Grehan & Martin Mace
A most interesting compilation of some of the despatches sent by the senior Army and Naval commanders involved. Here presented is the raw material, the facts, as they were seen at that time by those people without the benefit of hindsight to enable them to make any adjustments to the narrative. The material covers some of the initial deployment of the BEF and its eventual evacuations from around Dunkirk and Cherbourg. Warmly recommended with the reservation that one needs either a very good knowledge of the geography of northern France or a large scale map to hand.
Pen & Sword Military, 2014

Reviewed : 2014-10-31 20:01:21