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civil war

  1. JINGO

    The Yellowlegs.

    The story of the United States Cavalry, Richard Wormsers book cover the whole period of existence of horsed Cavalry in the various American armies spanning the earliest days of the militias fighting the British in 1776 to demise of their mounts in 1917. This engagingly written book is studied...
  2. M


    This is a useful and timely book for several reasons. Firstly, it examines the careers of most of Parliament's Generals in the Civil War. There is a tendency for the gigantic figure of Oliver Cromwell to overshadow the others, who included the Earl of Essex; Sir Thomas Fairfax; his father, Lord...
  3. JINGO

    The Most Heavy Stroke. The Battle Of Roundway Down 1643.

    The English Civil War is somewhat of a mystery to me I am embarrassed to say. I have vague images in my head from childhood history lessons of “Roundheads” and Cavaliers. It is with some discomfort then that I had my comfortable recollections rapidly turned to dust in the first few pages by a...
  4. Joshua Slocum

    Napoleon, the man behind the myth

    Many books have been written about Napoleon, but so many books simply focus upon the myths and legends that abound, his passion for women and his leadership in battle. This excellent book sets out to explain the reality of Napoleon and to do away with the so many of these myths. Using only...
  5. untallguy

    War Of Intervention In Angola, Volume 1; Angolan and Cuban Forces At War, 1975-1976

    Adrien Fontanellaz and Tom Cooper have written War Of Intervention In Angola and I have been able to read Volume 1: Angolan and Cuban Forces At War, 1975-1976. This is part of the Africa @ War Series, published by Helion and Company. I've been interested in the conflicts in Africa for a long...
  6. sirbhp

    El Salvador: Dance of the Death Squads 1980 1992.

    It is more than 25 years since the end of the Cold War. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944 – long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe – with the brutal Greek Civil War. The battle lines are no longer drawn, but they linger on...
  7. Goatman

    The English Civil War

    Saw this, thought it might be of interest to some on here; @Auld-Yin - I'm not qualified to review it...but that's never stopped Arrse before :-) ? London was the critical...