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Featured battle : Sobral

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 14 October 1810

A battalion of Clausel's division of Junot's VIII Corps probing the lines of Torres Vedras was repulsed by the 1st Battalion 71st Foot.

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RAF Chinook HC2 Helicopter

RAF Chinook HC2 Helicopter

The RAF's largest helicopter, tasked with support transport, can accommodate 54 equiped troops or a 10 tonne payload. The load bay is large enough to fit two Landrovers. Chinooks like this one were carried aboard HMS Ark Royal and Ocean in the recent Iraq War for landing Royal Marines

Gallery updated : 2014-11-18 16:57:25

Featured review :

Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

Bishop, M C
Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units that were based there together with line drawings and photographs. The handbook also contains appendices of Legionary timelines and a clear list of fortresses listed in the Notitia Dignitatum. The introductory section is short, but focussed carefully on the architecturally important details that pertain to Legion bases, and while well written, does assume a reasonable working knowledge of Roman military history. The bibliography is truly huge, and all in all this handbook should be considered an essential reference for a Roman military scholar.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley., Jan 2013

Reviewed : 2013-02-12 00:00:00