By Bartłomiej Belcarz

This is often the strive against background of Polish squadron 1/145 which fought below the management of significant Kepinski within the conflict of France in 1940. It presents complete information of the unit's aces and victories/losses, plus information of the plane flown. it really is illustrated with photos, complete color art, scale plans and maps. Bartlomiej Belcarz has researched the air battle in France in 1939/40 in nice element to PhD point. He has formerly written a number of books ' articles; his paintings is widely known to army ' aviation fanatics. * this may be the 1st ever publication in English describing the heroic exploits of this international battle aviation unit. * exceptional color illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around color pictures and infrequent b+w archive pictures. * crucial analyzing for aviation fanatics ' scale aeromodellers

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He ordered the I/79th to move forward in line and prevent the French from passing the lake. He then rode to the west and ordered the 32nd to do the same thing. Successively, each British battalion moved out in line. The entire movement of the two brigades was an almost perfect example of an echelon attack, left in front, extending over about three-quarters of a mile. 2 The 79th encountered the enemy first. It brushed back the tirailleurs easily and met a French infantry brigade in colutrUl just north of the head of the lake.

Contact was actually made in the middle of the line where some gallant Frenchmen tried to capture the regimental colours. A French lancer severely wounded Ensign Christie, who carried one of them, by a thrust of his lance, which, entering the left eye, penetrated to the lower jaw. The Frenchman then endeavoured to seize the Standard, but the brave Christie, notwithstanding the agony of his wound, with a presence of mind almost unequalled, flung himself upon it - not to save himself, but to preserve the honour of his Regiment.

The ftre of this battalion would greatly increasc the effectiveness of Wellington's entire centre. Picton placed the other three battalions of Halkett's Brigade in su~ port ofthe Bnmswickers still holding the northern edge ofBossu wood and some ground to the east between the wood and the Charleroi road. He had Halkett form them individually in square and collectively in echelon, right in front. They extended from the Charleroi road to Bossu wood; all Brunswick infantry appears to have been in the wood itself by this time.

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