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Featured battle : Savigliano

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 18 September 1799

Perhaps over confident from their success over a much smaller Austrian force at Fossano the French did not retreat quickly enough from the much larger Austrian force. The French were lucky to extricate over 5,000 men when faced with an enemy superiority of three to one.

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Russian T34/85 Tank

Russian T34/85 Tank

Widely thought the be the best tank of the war, the T34 was designed in 1939 but first appeared in battle in June 1941. By the end of the war 40,000 had been produced and it continued to serve in various armed forces from 1943 right up to 1985. This particular example is painted in the colours of the Soviet 95 division in Berlin,1945. The T34/85 mounted an 85mm gun in the turret and had thicker armour that earlier models.

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

Featured review :

Boeing B52 Stratofortress, Owners Workshop Manual

Davies, Steve
Another excellent Haynes manual of one of those iconic pieces of technology we wish we could own! Detailed sections on it's design and combat history (primarily covering Vietnam and Iraq), it's anatomy, systems, engines and maintenance schedules. Some really detailed and annotated diagrams and the usual crop of photos from all angles. It also has a blow-by-blow account of a training mission from the point of view of the pilot, along with an unusual viewpoint from an air-gunner.
Haynes, Feb 2013

Reviewed : 2013-04-26 15:14:51