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Featured battle : Tschaschniki

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 31 October 1812

The Russian advanced guard of Wittenstein's I Corps caught the French XI Corps commanded by Marshall Victor. Although outnumbered and with a significant number of militia men in their ranks Russian morale was high and they inflicted significant losses on the French. The French northern flank guard was now fighting desperately to keep open the route for Napoleon and the retreating main army.

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World War 1 Russian Imperial Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1mg2

World War 1 Russian Imperial Machine Gun - MUR3_ww1mg2

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

The Transformation of British Naval Strategy

James Davey
This is a book aimed more at the specialist rather than the general browser. Having said that it is written in an easy flowing style which makes the subject matter easy to understand. The subject of the book, sub-titled 'seapower and supply in Northern Europe 1808 to 1812' is the logistical problem of keeping a substantial fleet supplied with all its needs far from any base. The story is one of the evolution and development of systems which brought together the different branches of the supply chain to become a very efficient 'machine'. The end user, Admiral Saumarez's fleet, contributed greatly, in terms of the feed back, to the vast improvements made. The text is supported by very few illustrations and maps but with a wealth of tables and graphs.
A book not to missed by students of Napoleonic naval warfare.
I warmly recommend a fascinatingly good read.
The Boydell Press, 2012

Reviewed : 2017-08-25 18:33:26