Friday, 20 September 2019

Battle of the Alma

2nd Rifle Brigade leading the Light Division across the river at the Battle of the Alma on 20th September 1854 during the Crimean War: picture by Louis Johns
Famous battle in 1854 occurred today - read the wiki
Want to join the Rifle Brigade reenactment group here's their ?Facebook page.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Saturday, 31 August 2019


My Experiences of the War Between France and Germany by Archibald Forbes

Archibald Forbes  by Ape in Vanity Fair 1878
Doug found this. He says
"My Experiences of the War Between France and Germany" by Archibald Forbes is an eye-witness account of the FPW by a Scottish journalist (a former Royal Dragoon!) embedded with the Prussian Army from the start of the conflict. He's an eyewitness to most of the key events from Saarbrücken to the Siege of Paris and the Commune. Download it here