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Charging against Wellington: The French Cavalry in the Peninsular War 1807-1814, Robert Burnham

Charging against Wellington: The French Cavalry in the Peninsular War 1807-1814, Robert Burnham

Charging against Wellington: The French Cavalry in the Peninsular War 1807-1814, Robert BurnhamCharging against Wellington: The French Cavalry in the Peninsular War 1807-1814, Robert BurnhamThis book falls into three parts. The first looks at the organisation of the French cavalry. It is based on a series of tables showing the structure at particular moments, linked by chunks of text that give a brief account of operations and more details of changes in organisation, tracing the movements of units and changes in command.

Suffragettes vs. Einstein

Suffragettes vs. Einstein

A long time ago -- either when I was in school, or via some documentary -- I learned that Einstein had to face a public immigration hearing in 1933 [edit: probably it was a naturalization hearing i…

5,000-year-old leopard traps found in Israel

5,000-year-old leopard traps found in Israel

Archaeologists have unearthed a 5,000-year-old leopard trap. The trap, which was found alongside another 1,600-year-old, was initially thought to be only a few hundred years old as they are almost identical to those used by the desert Bedouins who live in the area in the past century.

Mysterious Celtic place of worship discovered in Germany

Mysterious Celtic place of worship discovered in Germany

A team of archaeologists in southern Germany has discovered a Celtic place of worship that may be 2,600 years old, the Badem-Wuerttemberg State Historic Preservation Office announced on Tuesday. "The discovery of a sacrificial pit with remains Human bones show that this gigantic structure served as a place of worship until the 3rd century BC.

Are there examples of wrong / inaccurate translations that had a major impact?

Are there examples of wrong / inaccurate translations that had a major impact?

Are there examples of wrong or inaccurate translations that had a major impact on the historic course of events (e.g. prevent a conflict from escalate)? And are there examples where the interpreter

Sailors on the Rocks - Famous Royal Navy Shipwrecks, Peter C. Smith

Sailors on the Rocks - Famous Royal Navy Shipwrecks, Peter C. Smith

Sailors on the Rocks - Famous Royal Navy Shipwrecks, Peter C. SmithSailors on the Rocks - Famous Royal Navy Shipwrecks, Peter C. SmithOver the course of its history the Royal Navy has lost many warships to accidents at sea, sadly sometimes with very heavy loss of life. This interesting book examines a selection of those accidents, starting with the loss of HMS Coronation in 1691 and ending with the grounding (but thankfully not loss) of HMS Nottingham off the Australian coast in 2002.