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Featured battle : Hoyerswerda
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 28 May 1813
Bülow was pushing his force south to cut Napoleon's lines of communication when he ran into Oudinot's corps which was acting as rearguard while re-organizing. Bülow was badly beaten, casualtiy figures are not known, and retreated. [see Luckau 4/6/1813]
Featured image :
British Saladin Armoured Car
This 6 wheel drive armoured car was produced by Alvis Ltd during the 1960's and served with British forces into the 1970's. It had a top speed of 45mph (72km/h) but had good cross-country performance from it 6 wheel design and could function capably after the loss of any one of those wheels. The chassis was the same as that used for the Saracen APC (see other entry) but this variant mounted a 2-man turret armed with a 76mm gun. This example, named 'El Alamein' serves as a gate guardian for the Queens Own Yeomanry.
Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57
Featured review :
Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources
Gareth Glover [Ed]
Just like the first two volumes another fascinating read. There are many many books which give one the strategy, and an over view of the action in the battle, some excellent in their way. But these volumes tell us, or more correctly the men themselves tell us, about real lives of real individuals who were involved in that momentous event. If you want to know who fought Quatre-Bras and Waterloo then these volumes tell you of some of the men. We can guess that most of the others, whose voices are not recorded, had similar varied lives. Also in the three British sourced volumes there are eight superb illustrations reproduced from William Mudford's history of Waterloo published in 1817. If you want to know the men read these books.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2011
Reviewed : 2015-02-03 20:01:50