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Featured battle : St Gotthard
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 23 September 1799 - 27 September 1799
Only about 6,000 of the French troops actually came into action. The Russians lost a significant number of men forcing the bridge over the river Reuss at Teufelsbrücke. The Austro-Russians held control of the pass.
Featured review :
The BEF in France 1939-1940
John Grehan & Martin Mace
A most interesting compilation of some of the despatches sent by the senior Army and Naval commanders involved. Here presented is the raw material, the facts, as they were seen at that time by those people without the benefit of hindsight to enable them to make any adjustments to the narrative. The material covers some of the initial deployment of the BEF and its eventual evacuations from around Dunkirk and Cherbourg. Warmly recommended with the reservation that one needs either a very good knowledge of the geography of northern France or a large scale map to hand.
Pen & Sword Military, 2014
Reviewed : 2014-10-31 20:01:21