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Featured battle : San Giuliano
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 21 June 1799
Bellegarde was commanding the Allied rearguard while Suvorov was defeating Macdonald. Moreau moved his French troops to launch a two pronged attack on the Allies [Bellegarde]. Austrian cavalry eventually halted the French frontal assault flank attacks by Moreau's reserves eventually forced Austrians to retreat. When Suvorov moved to aid Bellegarde Moreau fell back towards Genoa.
Featured image :
French AMX 10 Light Tank
An AMX 10 Light Tank of the French Foreign Legion, probably the 1st REC, as part of the Coalition forces against the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Note that this useful item of light armour is wheeled, rather than tracked for speed and durability on roads as well as a descent off-road capability. It is armed with a powerful 105mm gun.
Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57
Featured review :
Nez, Chester & Avila, Judith Schiess
A touching account of both the creation and use of the Navajo code used by the US Marines in the Pacific theatre from one of the original 29 code talkers recruited in 1942. It recounts Chester Nez's involvement in the creation and use of the Navajo code, unfathomable by anyone who wasn't a native speaker and considered impossible to learn, hence unbreakable by the Japanese. But not only is this an account of his and his fellow Navajo specialists' traumatic war from Guadalcanal to Guam and Peleliu. It is also a moving account of life as a Native American child growing up in a harsh land in the 1920's and 30's, caught between two cultures. It deals sensitively with his post traumatic stress disorder on returning from the pacific and his tribal, community approach to dealing with it. Running throughout is a strong sense of faith in the Navajo 'Right Way' of living and of justified pride in the way the native American community contributed to the war effort. A unique account, from one of the originals and highly recommended for anyone studying either the Pacific Theatre of operations or pre-war America.
Berkley Caliber, New York, Oct 2012
Reviewed : 2013-02-11 00:00:00