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Vol. 2, #5 "Wavell in North Africa"

Vol. 2, #5 "Wavell in North Africa"
by Osprey
Publish Date: 2000
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25"
Restockable: No
Type: Magazine

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Jon Latimer looks at one of the most innovative British commanders of the Second World War, Archibald Percival Wavell, 'The Chief', who at one point during the war was controlling simultaneous campaigns that encompassed 14 countries on three continents. Nick Sekunda examines the history behind Greek shield paintings of the classical period. This highly-illustrated article covers all the famous forces of Ancient Greece. Chris Stephenson in The Secret War Plans of Lord Dundonald looks at the earliest suggested use of poison gas in war. The story of how the Napoleonic Admiral Cochrane's plans for warships equipped to propel large clouds of sulfur across the sea were resurrected, by Winston Churchill amongst others, during the early years of WWI. On 27 July 1880, the British Army suffered one of its most serious defeats in India at the Battle of Maiwand. A British column of 2700 men were almost wiped out by rebellious Afghan tribesmen under Ayub Khan. David Gore examines this disastrous battle through the first hand accounts of those who fought in it. René Chartrand continues his look at Napoleon Bonaparte's early life in Napoleon Bonaparte Artillery Officer, covering his early years in the army and the influence the Revolution was to play on his career. The Howe brothers, two soldiers and a sailor, were leading British figures in the Wars for North America. Brendan Morrissey, author of Campaign 67 Saratoga 1777 traces their involvement.