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Featured battle : Fleurus, Gilly and Gosselies

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 15 June 1815

Napoleon achieved almost complete surprise over the Allies with his crossing of the Sambre. Concentrated in a four mile band they were opposed by elements of the Prussian I Corps [von Ziethen's command]. The 24 squadrons of French cavalry were able to select the places in which to press the Prussians hard. In accordance with the allied plan Ziethen's corps fell back towards Sombreffe.

Featured image :

Twin 30mm cannon

Twin 30mm cannon

Two views of the Royal Navy's twin 30mm GCM - A03 mounted Oerlikon guns as fitted to Type 22 frigates and other ships such as LPD's. Each gin has a rate of fire of 650 rpm and a range of 3000m .

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

Featured review :

British Aircraft Carriers

David Hobbs
A wealth of knowledge presented in a most readable form for everyone from the novice to the initiated. Encyclopedic in scope it may be dipped into at any point but I found in reading cover to cover the fascinating story went from airships to future carriers. All aspects, design, development and service are dealt with. There are very many photographs, lots from the author's own collection, plus drawings and plans. An unusual but welcome feature are the fold out copies of Admiralty drawings which are in the middle of the book.
At £45 this is not a cheap book, but a Rolls Royce is not a cheap car, and this is a Rolls Royce of a book.
Seaforth Publishing. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013

Reviewed : 2015-04-29 19:28:26