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Featured battle : Montenotte

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 11 April 1796 - 12 April 1796

The Austrians attempted to remove the over extended French from the coastal strip around the Gulf of Genoa. Poor coordination, and stubborn French resistance gave time for the French to launch a counter offensive which, if only a little more coordinated [night march took longer than planned]would have destroyed the whole of the opposing forces. General Bonaparte commanding the French force began to clear the way for the French advance into northern Italy.

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Horse Artillery troop - Boer War

Horse Artillery troop - Boer War

An untitled photograph of a troop of horse artillery from the Anglo-Boer War period. The image clearly shows the late 19th century British khaki uniform. From an Underwood and Underwood stereoview.

Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38

Featured review :

The BEF in France 1939-1940

John Grehan & Martin Mace
A most interesting compilation of some of the despatches sent by the senior Army and Naval commanders involved. Here presented is the raw material, the facts, as they were seen at that time by those people without the benefit of hindsight to enable them to make any adjustments to the narrative. The material covers some of the initial deployment of the BEF and its eventual evacuations from around Dunkirk and Cherbourg. Warmly recommended with the reservation that one needs either a very good knowledge of the geography of northern France or a large scale map to hand.
Pen & Sword Military, 2014

Reviewed : 2014-10-31 20:01:21