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Featured battle : Lüneburg

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 02 April 1813

The Saxons were now fighting on their own territory against the continuing advance of the Russians and their new Prussian allies. It is interesting to note that among the Prussians were 350 Berlin Volunteers who, presumably, had never accepted the French yoke.

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British MOBAT anti-tank weapon

British MOBAT anti-tank weapon

An artillery piece looked after by members of the 20th Century Revisited group. It was a prominent infantry fire support weapon from the 1960's. It was a 120mm recoilless rifle and had a range of between 800 and 1000 yards. It fired a HESH round which was pretty effective against most tanks of the period but was heavy and had an immense back-blast which could quickly give away it's position, as well as being hazardous to it users. It could be towed behind an Austin Champ, or Land Rover. It was a lighter weight development of the BAT weapon which had a protective screen for the gun-team, and was phased out in favour of the later WOMBAT which was of magnesium construction and much lighter. Displayed by the 20th Century Revisited group.

Gallery updated : 2022-04-04 08:33:43

Featured review :

The Light Division in the Peninsular War 1808-1811

Tim Saunders & Rob Yuill
Our opinion of this book is best summed up by imploring the authors, Tim Saunders and Bob Yuill, to let us have volume two as soon as possible. This book about the Light Division is well focused and doesn’t drift off into writing about the wider campaign more than is necessary to tell the Division’s story. Of particular interest are the many insights into the lives of the officers and ordinary infantry soldiers between the battles. The story flows easily along the timeline from the Division’s inception to its fruition.
There are a large number of maps and photographs interspersed throughout the text. Many photographs are of the locations today which would be a big help to anyone visiting the battlefields and marching routes.
We highly recommend this book and look forward to volume two.

Pen & Sword Military, 2020

Reviewed : 2020-06-15 11:04:23