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The Battle that Never Was

“En avant mes braves!”  Lieutenant Epinace stepped out ahead of his men, sword raised and pointing towards the lone farmhouse on the high ground ahead.    Epinace was confident of victory, had not the rosbifs run before them previously at Camino...

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The Vistula Legion for Sharp Practice

The Polish troops of the Vistula Legion fought with the French but with hopes for the independence of Poland.  They were enthusiastic and well disciplined troops who were recognised by Napoleon as one of, if not the, best foreign contingents...

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The Road to Varitas de Merluza

“Graspez le saucisson mon cher Desade! The moment is ours, les Anglais are in full blow retreat and we have one of their toughest men prisoner already.  You saw the English officers run, it was only the brave Sergeant who...