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Featured battle : Boulou

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 30 April 1794 - 01 May 1794

This was the first action in the Pyrenees for 1794. The French were concentrated and their opponents were spread over a long line. This determined and effective action took back all the French territory gained by the Coalition in 1793.

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The Land Rover 'Piglet', 1972

The Land Rover 'Piglet', 1972

Developed to replace the Humber Pig, for use in Northern Ireland it is a standard Land Rover fitted with a VPK or Vehicle Protection Kit to provide protection against petrol bombs, small arms and nail bombs.

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