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WILLIAM GAVIN ~ and his campaign diary

Postby jasonubych » November 18th, 2013, 10:52 pm

WILLIAM GAVIN ~ and his campaign diary 71st highlanders 1806-1815 looks intresting
Found this today, not sure if its been posted before but thought i better post a link before i lose it.
http://www.waterloodiary.net/
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Re: WILLIAM GAVIN ~ and his campaign diary

Postby unclearthur » November 18th, 2013, 11:29 pm

Nice one :)

What I found particularly interesting, just from skimming through, was his account of the cavalry action at Benevente when he mentions only Otway's 18th Hussars. It goes to show that combatants not directly involved often didn't get the whole story - not a criticism, just an observation. We're so used to instant, all-encompassing communication these days it's often difficult to imagine what is was like without such a thing.
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