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Featured battle : Langenau

Part of French War of the Third Coalition

Date : 16 October 1805

Werneck's Reserve Corps of the Austrian army were to the northeast of Ulm. They attempted to approach Ulm. The Right wing acting as advanced guard were dissuaded from further movement by the cavalry of Ney's VI Corps.

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Inside Yorks Cold War Bunker - the main underground corridor

Inside Yorks Cold War Bunker - the main underground corridor

Views from a tour around the York Cold War Bunker

Gallery updated : 2021-04-01 18:52:49

Featured review :

The Royal Navy 1800-1815

Mark Jessop
This book follows Mark Jessop’s The Royal Navy 1793-1800 [ reviewed elsewhere on this site] There have been many books written about the Royal Navy of the Napoleonic period these books are different. The difference is due to two main factors one the presentation and two the sources. The author has confined himself to primary source material mostly written within a decade of the events. This, in itself, is not so uncommon but it is the presentation of the information that makes this book almost unique and imparts a special liveliness to the ‘facts’. The author has created about twenty people who report, discuss and reflect upon events as they understand them from their stations in life in the times in which they lived. It is to the author’s credit that the voices ring true.
We warmly recommend this book to ‘beginner’ and ‘old-hand’ alike. The beginner because it makes the information so accessible and real. The old-hand because it enriches the wealth of information with a flavour of the times.

Pen & Sword History, 2019

Reviewed : 2020-01-27 14:04:57