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Featured battle : River Taro

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 13 April 1814

Precise losses are not known but they are reported as 'considerable' on the Franco-Italian side and 'light' on the Austro-Neapolitan side. The Neapolitans, under Joachim Murat, King of Naples, had at last joined the fight probably because he had heard of Napoleon's defeats in the north of France. The Franco-Italians were pursued but action was broken off the next day when news of napoleon's abdication came through.

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Navy 'Goalkeeper' CIWS

Navy 'Goalkeeper' CIWS

This Dutch-built Close in Weapons System (CIWS) provides a fully autonomous weapon designed to shoot down missiles and aircraft from between 350m and 1500m of the host ship. It mounts a 7 barrel 30mm Gatling gun capable of 4,200 rounds per minute and includes radar and fire control computers within the housing.

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

Featured review :

Marshal Ney at Quatre Bras

Paul L. Dawson
Do we need another book about Waterloo? If they are like this we most certainly do. This book is different because of the primary source material researched to create it. The usual story is not trotted out without a fresh critical analysis. Within the book one chapter stands above all others for me and that is chapter 8. The movements of 1st Corps is a tale of mismanagement and confusion and has been a source of conjecture for all who study Quatre Bras. Paul Dawson makes, as clear as possible, the events of the day carefully weighing the evidence for the ultimate actions of the key players. He makes the confusion clear while bewailing the fact that verbal exchanges which could have played an important part on the day are lost to history.
This is a book for the Waterloo 'aficionado' written in a way which is easily accessible to the general reader.
I highly recommend this book and at the time of writing look forward to, the soon to be published, Paul Dawson's 'Waterloo. The Truth at Last'.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-10-18 11:35:56