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Featured battle : Mâcon

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 11 March 1814

The French force was smaller in number and weaker in morale than the Austrians. The general movement of the Austrians was towards the north east. By taking Mâcon and control of the Saône valley they were cutting off Lyon and the southeast of France.

Featured image :

British Saracen APC - head on detail

British Saracen APC - head on detail

Built on the same basic chassis as the Saladin Armoured Car (see entry), this 6 wheel drive APC was designed in 1952 and has served with the British army until the 1990's, latterly in an urban role in Northern Ireland, and with many other countries until very recently. It had the same performance as the Saladin, a speed of 45mph, good cross-country performance and the ability to operate on 5 wheels to cope with mine damage. This particular vehicle, named 'Caen', was used by the Queens Own Yeomanry up to the late 1970's

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

Featured review :

Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources

Gareth Glover [Ed]
Another superb collection of original material not only from front line troops but also from reserve and support services. See review of Volume VI for an overview of the series.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012

Reviewed : 2015-03-31 08:36:53