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Featured battle : Algeciras 
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 05 July 1801
Linois force of three ships of the line, one frigate and five gunboats lay close inshore under the guns of Algeciras batteries. Rear Admiral Saumarez attempted to attack with 5 line of battle ships but the very light and fickle winds denied him the ability to manoeuvre. The Hannibal  ran aground under the guns of the batteries and was compelled to surrender. The British hauled of to Gibraltar.
Featured image :
RAF Tucano T mk 1 Trainers
These two pictures show aircraft from the two squadrons comprising No.1 Flying Training School at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The aircraft themselves are Tucano T1's designed by Embraer of Brazil but assembled by Shorts of Belfast, Northern Ireland. They are powered by a Garrett Turboprop developing 1151 static horse power and can reach 350mph and 25,000 feet altitude. They are also fully aerobatic, stressed from +6 to -2.5 G. The aircraft on the left is from No. 72 (Reserve) Squadron and that on the right No.207 (Reserve) Squadron.
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