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Welcome to Clash of Steel

"a website devoted to Military History, including an on-line database of military engagements and images from wars throughout history."

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English foot soldiers of the Wars of the RosesFeatured image : English foot soldiers of the Wars of the Roses


Here are depicted three different types of foot soldier from the time of the battle of Towton, 1461. On the left, he is a fully armoured man-at-arms with battle axe. In the centre is a foot soldier in the livery of the House of York armed with sword ...

Gallery updated : 11th Jun 2012


Featured battle : Ginchy, Somme day 71 (09 September 1916)

Ginchy was taken plus a considerable part of the trench works which lead to the Quadrilateral to the east of Ginchy. In spite of repeated counter-attacks all gains were held.

Database updated : 10th Oct 2013

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