Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

9eme Legere book

  'Incomparable' - a new book published by Osprey on the life and times of the 9eme Chasseurs.
Author: Terry Crowdy
About this book
An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning, turning the field at Marengo and breaking the Austrians. They then spent over a decade fighting their way across the continent, following Napoleon to the bitter end. Bringing their Eagle out of hiding when Napoleon returned from exile in 1815 they almost saved the day again, at Waterloo, spearheading a charge to rejoin Napoleon. But unlike at Marengo, they failed. Napoleon dubbed them ‘Incomparable’, and their story is extraordinary even by the standards of the dramatic and turbulent years in which they lived. Buy it here

Friday, September 14, 2012

200 years ago today

The Moscow fire.

Monday, September 10, 2012

MATEWAN (1987) Full movie

The story of the miners strggle for decent working conditions back in 1920.
Culminating in the Matewan massacre. Imdb here

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

News item about Borodino 2012

Putin at Borodino

My friend Boris got to shake his hand when he was presented to their regiment. Cool!
Read a news item on the event where this photo is from.
This looks like an official recognition of the Russian reenactment hobby - something that has been considered a bit marginal but thats just my opinion - I am not an expert on politics - just an enthusiast.