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Featured battle : Nijmegen

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 01 November 1794 - 07 November 1794

The French continued their advance into Holland. Nijmegen was held by a considerable force [ten to twelve thousand more than the 1220] but the great bulk of the garrison evacuated/broke out of the town on the night of the 6/7. The remaining troops were trapped by the French as they destroyed the bridges. There were few casualties on either side but the troops who surrendered were sent into captivity.

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HMS Monitor

HMS Monitor

An example of a World War 1 single gunned gunboat in dry dock.

Gallery updated : 2018-08-16 14:49:12

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