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Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby Mark » December 2nd, 2015, 3:27 pm

With Christmas looming, I was wondering if any members were planning anything Napoleonic Wars related over the festive season?

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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby OXFORDMON » December 2nd, 2015, 6:51 pm

Hoping Santa might drop a few Napoleonic related books down the chimney, particularly hoping for the new book of Christa Hook's paintings which if I can find a link to I'll post up (if any relations are reading this yes it's a hint! )

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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby OXFORDMON » December 2nd, 2015, 6:55 pm

"Thus the war terminated, and with it all remembrance of the veteran's services" Gen W F P Napier.
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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby unclearthur » December 2nd, 2015, 8:25 pm

Personally I'm hoping for a sort-of 'Peace of Amiens' Christmas. It might not last but at least things'll calm down for a while :)
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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby Andrew » December 2nd, 2015, 10:19 pm

I stopped Santa dropping me books as he never got the right ones!! I now have to buy them myself and hand them over for wrapping! One I was hoping for was John Franklin's Hougoumont book, but publication has been slipped into January; more than a bit annoying given that its been advertised for months! Same thing happened last year with Nafziger's book on 1814 which didn't arrive until March!!
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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby Mark » December 3rd, 2015, 1:07 pm

I also had Franklin's book on my Christmas wish list but will have to opt for something else. And that's the problem, what else do I pick? The lovely people at Pen and Sword, however, have recently sent me a number of Napoleonic related titles to read and review, so no shortage of reading over the festive season.

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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby Josh&Historyland » December 3rd, 2015, 8:20 pm

OXFORDMON wrote:Hoping Santa might drop a few Napoleonic related books down the chimney, particularly hoping for the new book of Christa Hook's paintings which if I can find a link to I'll post up (if any relations are reading this yes it's a hint! )

Andy


I'd love that book. Though I wouldn't at all mind if the publishers send it to me rather than Santa, pre Christmas. My list is far too long.

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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby TheBibliophile » December 5th, 2015, 11:07 am

Ill be trawling ABE and ebay as usual...looking to add something from my hitlist to the collection.
Trying to put a set of Jean Boudriots "the seventy four gun ship" together at moment....
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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » December 12th, 2015, 3:46 pm

I'll be near Barossa over the holidays and visit the British memorial there to see if the restored plaque is still in place. viewtopic.php?f=41&t=1387&p=14067&hilit=Barrosa#p14067

There is no plan to replace Gen. Graham's bust as yet.

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Re: Napoleonic related Christmas?

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » December 19th, 2015, 11:42 am

The plaque is still in place I'm pleased to say but is a good resin now and no longer bronze. There were abut 10 poppy crosses at the base this year, with inscriptions to the relevant regiments.

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