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Featured battle : Mons [1709]

Part of The War of the Spanish Succession

Date : 06 September 1709 - 20 October 1709

Only a token investment was initially made but this seige was responsible for bringing the French to battle at Malplaquet. The full investment started on the 20th September and by the 26th trenches had been opened and heavy mortars were in action. Wet weather and French sorties hampered Allied action. On the 1st October a 30 gun seige battery opened fire. Little by little the seige went ahead in the classic manner. The protective works of two gates were in Allied hands by the 17th and at midday on the 20th Grimaldi, the Governor, sought terms of capitulation. The garrison were allowed the honours of war and were permitted to leave without their cannon.

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Firepower through the ages - Flintlock musket of the 1770s - MUR3_ftamusket1

Firepower through the ages - Flintlock musket of the 1770s - MUR3_ftamusket1

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

The Civil War in Yorkshire, Fairfax vs Newcastle

Cooke, David
Good new work covering the Yorkshire battles of the Civil War and the struggle between the Earl of Newcastle and Lord Fairfax. Also includes a section giving suggested walks around several of the battlefields and plenty of photographs.
Pen and Sword, 2004

Reviewed : 2011-09-30 00:00:00