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Featured battle : Ostrach
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 21 March 1799
The French Army of the Rhine commanded by General Jourdan met stiffer opposition than their comrades in the Army of the Danube. Archduke Charles commanded experienced Austrian troops and the French advance was repulsed.
Featured image :
Mine clearing M1A1 Abrams MBT
A good shot of a specialist mine clearance tank of the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Rgt. Taken after the Battle of 73rd Easting, some slight damage to the barrel shroud can be seen which was the result of a direct hit by a mortar round. The officer in the desert camouflage (2nd right) is Colonel L. Holder, Commander of the 2nd ACR during Desert Storm.
Gallery updated : 2015-04-29 22:28:38
Featured review :
Cromwell's War Machine. The New Model Army 1645-1660
Cromwell's War Machine describes the tactics and organization of the armies of the English Civil war within a context. That context was the Eurpoean military scene varied experience of which was brought into this country by Officers and men who had fought as mercenaries in the various European wars. The reader gains an understanding not only of what but more fundamentally why things were as they were. Only one chapter is given over to the campaigns of the New Model army, which is the sole subject of many other works. The prose is lucid and flowing and the extensive footnotes [nearly five hundred] do not impinge upon the text. Highly recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2005
Reviewed : 2013-01-22 00:00:00