British Fighter Units: Western Front 1914-1916 (Osprey by Alex Revell

By Alex Revell

This e-book lines the strive against heritage of British fighter devices. significant airplane forms are all lined, and their missions certain. airplane markings and aircrew uniforms are proven in complete color illustrations.

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Many writers have expended tens of thousands of words on the question of this communications breakdown; no completely satisfactory explanation has ever been found. ' There is not one shred of evidence for such a view in :ill the dozens of memoirs which survive. Wellington's whole life and character argue against it. Besides, it is not logical; he would have rC2cted immediately if he had known that the French had begun an attack anywhere. The brC2kdown in communication between the Prussian and the Anglo-Dutch Armies really started the day before.

The church tower, centre background. is in Marbais. The Bois de Cherris which stood north of the road-approximately above the top left corner of the lake ill tlllS picture-has disappeared. '. s. The intersection of the Genappe and Nivelles roads in Mont Stjean with the Lion monument in the right background. 6. The farm of Lc Grand Pierrepont somh west of Quaere Bras. It was taken by the French early in the battle of 16 June but was retaken by the 'English' towards the end the action. of 9. Lairalle- from the north.

They were perhaps over-cxtended, but the farms of Petit and Grand Pierrepont on the west of the Charleroi road, and Gemioncourt, Lairalle and Piraumont (actually a village) on the east, were of considerable strength. See Map 3 for the arrangement of these places and other features of this battlefield. 3 So far, the Dutch-Belgian commanders had done an excellent job; they had concentrated imaginatively and handled their troops flawlessly. They had prevented a French force from occupying Quatre Bras on the evening of the 15th and had skirmished effectively during the early hours of the 16th.

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