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Featured battle : Arlon

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 09 June 1793

Part of the French Armée de la Moselle pushing towards Germany brushed aside the much smaller Austrian force.

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M4A4 Sherman V Tank

M4A4 Sherman V Tank

Between 1942 and 1946, 40,000 of these important tanks were built, pouring much-needed Allied armour into the push against the previously indestructable German Panzers. This one is in the colours of the British Guards Armoured Division and was armed with the standard 75mm gun as main armament along with a .50 cal and a .30 cal machinegun for infantry supression. The 75mm gun proved unable to puncture the armour of the Panzer V and VI so a variant mounting the british 17lb gun, known as the Sherman Firefly, was produced which could

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

The Transformation of British Naval Strategy

James Davey
This is a book aimed more at the specialist rather than the general browser. Having said that it is written in an easy flowing style which makes the subject matter easy to understand. The subject of the book, sub-titled 'seapower and supply in Northern Europe 1808 to 1812' is the logistical problem of keeping a substantial fleet supplied with all its needs far from any base. The story is one of the evolution and development of systems which brought together the different branches of the supply chain to become a very efficient 'machine'. The end user, Admiral Saumarez's fleet, contributed greatly, in terms of the feed back, to the vast improvements made. The text is supported by very few illustrations and maps but with a wealth of tables and graphs.
A book not to missed by students of Napoleonic naval warfare.
I warmly recommend a fascinatingly good read.
The Boydell Press, 2012

Reviewed : 2017-08-25 18:33:26