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Featured battle : Var River

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 22 May 1800 - 27 May 1800

A series of indeterminate clashes to the north and west of Nice. The Austrians were fighting on French soil but were on extended lines of communication. The French were not particularly determined to throw them back because the strategic plan would leave the Austrian force isolated. On getting the news of Napoleon's push over the Alps Melas at once marched his troops out of France intending to go to Turin.

Featured image :

RAF Chinook HC2 Helicopter

RAF Chinook HC2 Helicopter

The RAF's largest helicopter, tasked with support transport, can accommodate 54 equiped troops or a 10 tonne payload. The load bay is large enough to fit two Landrovers. Chinooks like this one were carried aboard HMS Ark Royal and Ocean in the recent Iraq War for landing Royal Marines

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

Featured review :

Waterloo Battlefield Guide

David Buttery
From the outset this book delivered more than I was expecting. Not only was there a description of the many places relevant to the Waterloo story placed, of course, in their modern setting to make them easy to find; but there was also a narrative of the battle with the troop dispositions and timings as accurate as you will find anywhere else. The maps and illustrations are numerous and good servants to the text. I read the book before my visit to Belgium and, having now used it extensively while there, my advice to the would be visitor is read it before you go and don't go without it. Highly recommended.
Pen & Sword Family Military, 2013

Reviewed : 2015-07-17 19:36:23