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Featured battle : Mir 1

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 10 July 1812

Within the general pattern of the Russian withdrawal occasional stands, such as this engagement, blunted the French advance. The Don Cossacks, under Hetman Platov, supported by an infantry brigade outnumbered and repulsed the 4th Light Cavalry Division of Latour-Maubourg's IV Cavalry Corps.

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HMS Illustrious

HMS Illustrious

The carrier Illustrious returning from Middle East deployment

Gallery updated : 2022-04-04 08:33:43

Featured review :

Running the Gauntlet

Bernard Edwards
I really enjoyed this book, as gripping as a good novel, until it hit home how inappropriate is the word ‘enjoyed’. The men in this book are not fictional characters from some author’s imagination. This is the story of some of the brave men who did a very dangerous job many of whom died in the course of their work. Some were blown to pieces in an instant others died after many days adrift in an open boat or on a Carley float. The job those fellow merchant seamen who survived did, showing courage and skilled seamanship, was crucial to the nation’s survival.
This well researched book covers only a few of the losses to the merchant navy fleet but it is well representative of the service we should never forget.
Once started it is a difficult book to put down and we highly recommend it.

Pen & Sword Maritime, 2022

Reviewed : 2022-04-12 12:45:34