This Day In History

1799 Helder Campaign, Holland. Battle of Bergen. Despite a gallant and successful bayonet charge by the 40th Foot, indiscipline by Russian allies and indecision by British Generals allows the French and Dutch revolutionary enemy to turn a near-defeat into victory.
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Future Battlefield Tours

To assist with long-term planning, the Friends of the Museum have announced details of their future annual Battlefield Tours. Please note that all dates are PROVISIONAL at this stage and may change once detailed planning  begins.

2012 – “Jacobite Rose” – Scotland and “The 45” – For full details see Forecast of Events – bookings now being taken

2013 – “Spanish Rose II” – Wellington in the Pyrenees 1813 –  A return to Spain to study the later stages of the Peninsular War – September 11-19 (provisional).

2014 – “Flanders Rose” – Mons to Ypres 1914 – On the centenary of the outbreak of the World War I, it is fitting that the Friends should once again return to Flanders to study the early stages of the Great War – September 10-18 (provisional).

2015 – “Waterloo Rose” – Waterloo 1815 – On the bicentennial of the iconic battle, where else could we go but back to the hallowed ground where the future of Europe was changed forever? – May 30 – June 6 (provisional)

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