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Featured battle : Quena

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 03 April 1799

A tiny action but important for the message it sent to the French. The Nile cruiser L'Italie with crew, 200 soldiers and 300 sick and wounded was attacked by 2,000 Egyptian infantry all of the French were killed.

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M3A3 Grant Tank 'Monty'

M3A3 Grant Tank 'Monty'

This British version of an American tank was used in the North African desert campaigns of 1941 and fought at El Alamein. It was originally armed with a 75mm gun in the hull, and a 37mm gun in the turret which gave it a fighting chance against the German Panzer III. This particular example was actually used by Field Marshal Montgomery as his command vehicle, and the 37mm gun is in fact a wooden dummy, to allow him more room in the turret for maps and radio equipment.

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