Before and after his surrender at Saratoga, writes Aram Bakshian Jr., Burgoyne had a lively career as a commander in Europe, a politician and dramatist in London, and a figure on the social scene.
The Yugoslav coup of 1941 marked a turning-point in the Second World War. Although the country was quickly overrun by German arms, writes A.W. Palmer, Hitler’s timetable for the invasion of Russia was seriously thrown out.
‘We shall never see his equal in any age’, wrote Madame de Sévigné of this simple and heroic soldier. By Aram Bakshian Jr.
After the last great victory of the English longbow at Flodden, writes Charles Chenevix Trench, three centuries of experiment passed before an accurate long-ranged firearm was devised.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, writes David H. Kennett, the Austrian commander marched westward from the Alps across Italy to win a remarkable battle.
According to a famous military historian, Sahagun was ‘perhaps the most brilliant exploit of the British Cavalry’ during the whole course of the Peninsular Wars. By D.G. Chandler.
D.G. Chandler describes how the National Army Museum, Chelsea, was officially opened in 1971.
Ronald Lewin offers his study of the German Commander as one of the ‘Great Captains’ of war.
Admired by Haig and Lloyd George, General Monash was one of the most capable commanders on the Western Front during the First World War, writes John Terraine.
Amid the disasters of the first Afghan War, writes James Lunt, the successful defence of Jellalabad, beyond the Khyber Pass, stands out as a well-deserved battle-honour.