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Osprey Military Journal Volume 2 - 4 : 'A Spark that needed to be cultivated' : Gentleman-Cadet Bonaparte 1779-1785

This issue travels the two millennia from the reign of Emperor Claudius to the present and the battlefields of England, France, North America and the Mediterranean. Anthony Rogers tells the story of the epic defence of Malta, also examining the significance of other Axis strategic priorities in the ultimate survival of the George Cross island. Moving to northern France and the battle of Crécy in 1346, Dr David Nicolle introduces the crossbowmen of Genoa and explains the failure of the French to make effective use of this elite force against the English longbowmen, men-at-arms and cavalry. Two centuries on in 1513, much the same English tactics proved their worth for the last time, against the new European method of fighting. John Barratt describes the bloody clash at Flodden between England and Scotland, and between two generations of warfare, bow and bill against pike. Two centuries from the beginning of his extraordinary journey from Marengo to Waterloo it is a good time to re-examine Napoleon's formative early years. René Chartrand looks at his education from 1779 to 1785 as Gentleman-Cadet Bonaparte. In 1863, the American Civil War reached its turning point at Gettysburg. General Greene's defence of Culp's Hill was one of the most critical actions of the battle. Carl Smith tells how inspired leadership and tactics, and heroic fighting held off numerically far superior Confederate forces. To the present day, new evidence has led the county of Sussex to challenge Kent's traditional claim to the beachhead for Emperor Claudius's legions. Neil Grant reviews the archaeological, political, strategic and tactical arguments on either side of the debate. René Chartrand complements this article by addressing the question of what the Roman legions ate and drank.

    Contents
  • Malta - The FIgher Pilot's Paradise
  • The Genoese at Crécy
  • Gentleman-Cadet Napoleon Bonaparte 1779-1785
  • Flodden Field 1513
  • Greene's Thin Blue Line at Gettysburg
  • The Roman Invasion of Britain
  • Roman Food and Drink
  • The Messenger
  • Reviews
  • History in Action 2000
  • Calendar of Shows and Events

 

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