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Napoleon's Irish Legion

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 08:50 AM by irishcrusader95

Napoleon’s Irish Legion


“The Irish Legion was formed from the almost endless stream of
enthusiastic Irishmen that appeared whenever there was an Englishman to be shot”


Many foreign troops served in Napoleons army’s through the years of the first French empire and the Irish were no exception. Raised mostly from English prisoners of war the "Legion Irlandaise" (Irish Legion) was established on the 31st of August 1803. Originally formed so...
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The Battle for the Crimea, October 1941-July 1942 part 2

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 05:36 PM by irishcrusader95
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The Battle for the Crimea, October 1941-July 1942

On the 8th of May the attack went ahead and XXX corps forced the enemy’s anti-tank obstacle scattering the enemy’s southern wing. On the 9th the 22nd panzer division attacked and headed straight for the north coast. Heavy rain on the 10th impeded the advance as did the soviet defenders who fought with grim determination, while the soviet troops fought well their commanders showed complete incompetence in there planning and conduct of...
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The Battle for the Crimea, October 1941-July 1942 part 1

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 05:22 PM by irishcrusader95

The Battle for the Crimea, October 1941-July 1942


4. The capture of the Crimea peninsula is of extreme importance for safe guarding our oil supplies from Rumania. - Fuhrer Directive No. 34


The Crimea peninsula lies in southern Ukraine, jutting off into the Black sea. It is connected to the mainland in the north-west by the 5-7km wide Perekop isthmus and in the north-east by the Salvako isthmus which connects it through bridges and causeways carrying the...
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1941, Russia, The First Day of the Ostfront

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 10:49 AM by irishcrusader95

1941, Russia, The First Day of the Ostfront

June the 22nd 1941 was a defining day in the history of World War 2, perhaps even in the history of the world. On that early morning, germen troop’s fresh from their conquests in Europe and the Balkans crossed the border into Russia marking the beginning of operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. It was to be the beginning of a war that would eclipse all others before it. Its outcome would decide the results of World War 2...
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