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Featured battle : Genoa

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 19 April 1800 - 04 June 1800

Genoa was covered by the Austrians on land and a British naval squadron at sea. The French hoped to hold on long enough for the troops under Napoleon to draw off the besiegers. But with 4,000 killed or died of illness and a further 4,000 sick or wounded General Massena surrendered the city. Only 4,000 were able to march out with the honours of war. The Austrian triumph was short lived as the French reoccupied the city on the 22nd June.

Featured image :

British 1,000lb bomb

British 1,000lb bomb

A de-activated example of the ubiquitous British 1,000lb bomb carried by most of the RAF's ground-attack aircraft and although not sophisticated, effective and cheap.

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

Featured review :

Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Tom Cunliffe
Not only an authorative review of the development of these special craft but a social history of a 'special' working group. There is plenty of well researched 'meat' for the specialist but it is so well written as to be accessible and to be enjoyed by the interested reader. Some previous knowledge of small boat sailing is helpful otherwise read the last two chapters first. Although it could be a 'coffee-table book' once started I found it difficult to put down.
Seaforth Publishing, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013

Reviewed : 2013-12-20 19:57:26