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Napoleon Returns from Elba

The first of three posts describing Napoleon’s 100 Days, completing series on posts on the 200th anniversary of major events of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba after abdicating the French throne in April 1814. 845 more words

War History

Small But Perfectly Formed - A Boardgamimg Life review of W1815

 By Paul Comben

Designer Hannu Uusitalo

Publisher U&P Games at http://upgames.fi/home/

(some images courtesy of BoardGameGeek at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175360/w1815)

I cannot help but think that this game should be creating a bit more buzz than it actually is. 4,011 more words


Ancient 263 Year Old Loan is finally paid off by Government...

In every political debate we are reminded about the huge debts currently being paid off by the Government which were left by Labour’s last term in situ. 134 more words

Miscellany & Anecdotes

The King’s German legion

In 1803, the short lived Peace of Amiens came to an end when the French, under Napoleon, declared war on Great Britain.  The Napoleonic War was to last until 1814 when Napoleon was finally defeated by Allied armies including the Austrians, Russians, Prussians and British and abdicated.   290 more words

British Army

Book Corner - December 2014 (1)

In These Times – Jenny Uglow

Julian Clary used to think there was nothing better than settling down with a Trollope of an evening. For me there is nothing better than going on holiday with the latest Jenny Uglow and fortunately this came out in electronic format – in hard back it weighs in at 752 pages and runs to 60 chapters – two days before my holiday. 534 more words


Black Powder War

The golden mid-morning sun blazed in the sky casting the verdant European countryside in an amber glow. The sound of birdsong and the chirp of insects drifted lazily along the pleasant breeze, the glory of God’s creation was evident everywhere one looked. 1,812 more words


Coming Soon! Spaghetti Western Trailers: "Seven Jackals" (1974)

Here is the trailer for the 1974 film Seven Jackals, directed by Jose Luis Madrid. Having just come across this trailer, I am pretty excited about the movie but have been unable to find a copy so far. 101 more words