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Book: The Army of James II 1685--1688. The Birth of the British Army

16 September 2017

This new book in the Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 series by Helion & Co was announced already in late 2016. However, those with an interest in the post-Restoration British army...

Michiel de Ruyter ~~ an overrated movie of an undervalued period

6 July 2015

Earlier this year a movie was brought out depicting several episodes of the life on of the greatest Admiral's of the Dutch Republic: Michiel de Ruyter (see the movie's Wikipedia for...

The First Colonial Soldiers ~~ finally into calm waters

24 June 2015

The journey began in May 2013, and by then we though to be back by the end of year. But we were delayed, and we thought it would be summer 2014. However, with so much to explore, so...

Book: Marlborough's other army. The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsular War, 1702-171

15 June 2015

When this book was first announced on the publisher's site, I was pleased to see a book in this subject being written and published. It is needless to say that I was very keen on giving...