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Featured battle : Isandhlwana

Part of British Victorian Colonial 'Small Wars'

Date : 22 January 1879

Welsh soldiers of the British 24th regiment and South African native infantry were routed by the main force of the Zulu warriors at the camp of Isandhlwana on the Buffalo River

Featured image :

'Her Majesty's Heroes' - British troops in South Africa

'Her Majesty's Heroes' - British troops in South Africa

Another image from Underwood and Underwood (from a stereoview) clearly showing the uniforms and equipment in use by the British troops during the Anglo-Boer War. It is entitled "Her Majesty's Heroes marching into Colesberg, S.A. after the Boers retreat, Dec 31st.

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

Featured review :

British Aircraft Carriers

David Hobbs
A wealth of knowledge presented in a most readable form for everyone from the novice to the initiated. Encyclopedic in scope it may be dipped into at any point but I found in reading cover to cover the fascinating story went from airships to future carriers. All aspects, design, development and service are dealt with. There are very many photographs, lots from the author's own collection, plus drawings and plans. An unusual but welcome feature are the fold out copies of Admiralty drawings which are in the middle of the book. At £45 this is not a cheap book, but a Rolls Royce is not a cheap car, and this is a Rolls Royce of a book.
Seaforth Publishing. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013

Reviewed : 2015-04-29 19:28:26