Friday, 7 August 2015

Musée de la Guerre de 1870 et de l’Annexion - Gravelotte

Il y a 145 ans, la bataille de Gravelotte ! Dimanche 16 août 2015, de 10h à 18h, venez revivre les évènements d’août 1870 à Gravelotte. Le matin : visite guidée des champs de bataille. L’après-midi : restitutions historiques. Plus de détails :
There are 145 years old, the battle of gravelotte! Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 10 am to 18 pm, come relive the events of August 1870 to gravelotte. In the morning: guided tour of the battlefield. The afternoon: Historical Reenactments. More Details:

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The year is 1851 and 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade are recently returned from fighting the Xhosa and the Boer at 'The Cape'. Its been their first campaign since Waterloo and a tough one at that. They now have the task of bringing the battalion back up to strength and have recruiting parties across the country looking for suitable fellows. One such party find themselves at the Chiltern Open Air Museum on 22nd/23rd August supporting the 'Ragged Victorians'. Come and see us!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Crimean War of 1853-56 / Defense of Sevastopol 1854-1855 1/32

Production of "Engineer Bacevich", St. Petersburg, Russia. Set No 13. 12 pieces. Beautiful stylized box.
Available in the UK etc from Steve Weston

Saturday, 25 April 2015


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Allied landings at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. The following oil painting by British maritime artist Charles Dixon, titled "The Landing at Anzac, 1915," depicts the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Anzac Cove.

From the collection of Archives New Zealand (Ref: AAAC 898 NCWA Q388). #WW1 #WW1centenary #Gallipoli100 #Anzac

Thursday, 9 April 2015

150 years ago today

Last Rebel Yell
The last Confederate attack of the Civil War in Virginia was made at sunrise on April 9, 1865, with Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry (1) venting forth the “Rebel Yell” and charging ahead of Gordon’s infantry (2) with the remnants of Munford’s small Virginia Brigade on the extreme right. With the sun at their backs the Virginians brushed to one side the Union cavalry under Colonel Charles H. Smith (3) and galloped on until they reached their objective – the Lynchburg Road. Behind them the infantry, with Wallace’s South Carolina Brigade on their right wing, also swung round onto the road to hopefully secure their escape route. Shortly after this, while attempting to regroup the remains of his brigade for further action, Munford learned that a Confederate courier had been seen waving a flag of truce and that this was the cause of the stillness that had by then descended around Appomattox Court House.