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Featured battle : Orbaiceta

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 15 October 1794 - 17 October 1794

The French force under General Moncey [with another eleven Generals commanding units] planned a complex pincer movement designed to trap and destroy the Spanish force. The Spaniards who were spread over a number of positions were badly mauled but managed to extricate about 9,000 of their men.

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British 25 pounder Gun and Morris C8 Quad Tractor

British 25 pounder Gun and Morris C8 Quad Tractor

These images show a 25 pounder gun with it's tractor, the Morris C8 Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) known as the Quad in WW2 colours. The Morris Quad was based on a pre-war 4x4 and continued inservice along with the 25lbr through the Second World War and the Korean War. It measures 4.5m long, 2.2 m wide and 2.28m tall and was shorter and more manouverable than the Model 1935 6x4 Morris Commercial CDSW FA Tractor it replaced.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Nelson's Navy

Brian Lavery
I am tempted to write a very short review. This book is a masterpiece! The author himself says that this book does not exhaust the subject but I defy any reader to ask a question this book does not answer; masses of drawings, photographs and pictures round out the text. The book is big, beautiful and is a must for any Napoleonic historian's and interested general reader's bookshelf. Don't just take my word for it Patrick O'Brian, in the introduction, is full of high praise for the author's achievement.
Conway Maritime Press Ltd., 1989

Reviewed : 2016-10-10 15:51:57