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Featured battle : Caliano

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 04 September 1796

The Austrian position looked very strong with a front of little more than 100 yards the Adige river on one side and a sheer rock face on the other. Bonaparte managed to get eight guns in position to enfilade the Austrian position. Also French skirmishers were able to scramble up the hillsides and to cross to the opposite bank of the Adige. Bonaparte waited for the combined effect of the Artillery and skirmishers to unsettle the Austrians before he launched a frontal attack which swept all before them. Cavalry pursued the fleeing Austrians.

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Hawker Siddeley (Blackburn) Buccaneer S2

Hawker Siddeley (Blackburn) Buccaneer S2

This 2-seat low-level strike aircraft 'XN974' was the first production S2 and made its maiden flight on 5th June 1964. It served with the Fleet Air Arm on board the carrier HMS Eagle, then became an avionics development aircraft with British Aerospace until 1982.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Waterloo Archive Volume V: British Sources

Gareth Glover [Ed]
Another superb book in this series. This one has tapped a very rich seam of material hitherto inaccessible to anyone unable to read German. Though the whole book is most interesting Appendix 2 in particular appealed to me. It records some of the 'Glorious Feats' performed by men of the KGL and Hanoverian Army. There are also some excellent reproductions of original illustrations of uniforms and 'battle' scenes. See review of Volume VI for comment on the whole series.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013

Reviewed : 2015-03-31 08:36:04