SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 4
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. This issue concentrates on 18th Century artillery with four main themes:
Prussian Artillery of Frederick the Great
* Extracts of Milinowski and Bonin (1841) Geschichte der Brandenburg-Preussischen Artillerie, Volume I - translated by Digby Smith.
* The 'Instructions of Frederic the Great for the Artillery of his Army' - translated by Geert van Uythoven.
French Ordnance (1550-1789)
* The chronology of French Ordnance is constructed by Dr Stephen Summerfield covering the Calibres des France (M1550, M1661, M1685), M1732 Valliere, and the M1765 Gribeauval System modified up to 1789 by Rostaing and Manson.
* The enlightening 'Discussion of the Gribeauval System' - translated by Tim Mahon extracted from Fave, Histoire de l'artillerie.
Royal Artillery in the Netherlands 1705 & 1794
* Stephen Ede-Borrett has transcribed a series of manuscripts dealing with the Royal Artillery under Marlborough during the War of Spanish Succession.
* Garry Wills of Caseshot Publishing has transcribed and annotated a series of very interesting documents on the Royal Artillery in the Austrian Netherlands and the United Provinces in 1794.
Spanish Artillery (1745-1808)
* A series of papers by Dr Stephen Summerfield upon Spanish Artillery and Ordnance. Interestingly the Gribeauval System was introduced by Jean II Maritz in 1769 and the Spanish 8-pdr horse guns were bored out Gribeauval 4-pdrs.
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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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