SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 3
This journal to covers the artillery or military engineering from the 30 Years War to the Franco-Prussian War and includes six pages of color illustrations and many b/w illust/drawings.
Theme One: Austrian Artillery
* Digby Smith explains in his introduction to his translation of Dolleczek (1887) the innovations since the 15th century to the mid 19th century when the Liechtenstein System was finally abandoned after a century. The translation is split into 6 parts.
* The Liechtenstein system kept up with the innovations including reducing windage, the reduction in decorations and the introduction of shell guns [long barrelled howitzers]. These are illustrated by photographs of extent gun barrels and carriages by Dr. Stephen Summerfield.
Theme Two: Saxon Artillery
* Dr Martin Kloffler explores Saxon fortress ordnance in the context of the Prussian siege of Torgau in 1813. [Translated by Digby Smith]
* Gerard Cronin and Dr Stephen Summerfield discusses the Saxon M1810 ordnance, uniforms and at Gross Beeren (23 August 1813).
Theme Three: British Artillery in the Peninsular
* Anthony Dawson explores the use and equipment of British Mountain Artillery in the Peninsular War.
* Sir Alexander Dickson RA wrote in 1823 'Answer to Questions on the Royal Artillery in 1823' that is reprinted in full with additional notes by Dr. Stephen Summerfield.
* Seven reports and memorandums from Volume 1 of the Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institute on the organization and equipment of the Royal Artillery.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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