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The Battle of Albuera 1811
By Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 20. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,600. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Key note: The Battle of Albuera was one of the bloodiest, and yet least decisive of the battles fought in the Peninsular War.
San Sebastian 1813
By Oliver Hayes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
By the summer of 1813 the Peninsular War had reached a crisis. The Port of San Sebastian had to be captured, and captured fast if Wellington’s British armies were to avoid a humiliating retreat due to lack of supplies. But in San Sebastian was the wily French commander Louis Rey. The scene was set for a classic siege campaign.
The Battle of Vimeiro
By Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
It was the Battle of Vimeiro that established the reputation of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to be the Duke of Wellington.
The Sieges of Gerona 1808 / 1809
By Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
At Gerona in 1808 the French for the first time ran into a Spanish army that neither ran away nor surrendered. The epic defence of Gerona lasted for over a year and saw the French throw everything that they had at the old walls around the city. The Spanish fought back gallantly, using their bare hands when they ran out of ammunition.
The Siege of Lachish 701BC - A Bretwalda Battle
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Key note: In 701BC Sennacherib of Assyria marched his army to crush a rebellion in Judah. The city of Lachish was first to be attacked and the siege proved to be a classic action of its time.
The V2 Offensive on London (1944/45)- part of the Bretwalda Battles series
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In September 1944 Hitler unleashed on London his ultimate Vengeance Weapon - the V-2, a ballistic missile that arrived without warning, demolished entire streets and against which there was no defence.
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
By Glenn Dean
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".