By Len Deighton
Drawing at the author's deep knowing of army lifestyles and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generals, this can be a myth-puncturing research of the arrival of the second one international War.
'Blood, Tears and Folly' bargains a sweeping and compelling old research of six theatres of struggle: the conflict of the Atlantic, Hitler's conquest of western Europe, the struggle within the Mediterranean, the conflict for the skies, Operation Barbarossa and the German attack on Russia, and the access of Japan right into a actually international war.
This is the interval within which the Allied powers have been dropped at the very breaking point of defeat. Deighton deals an unflinching account of the political machinations, the tactic and strategies, the guns and the boys on each side who created a global of terror and thousands of useless, of the Holocaust, and of nuclear devastation.
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5cm, and 42cm guns saw action. In Flanders, KMK Battery 8 was assigned to the Sixth Army, and on the Somme KMK Batteries 4 and 5 and SKM Batteries 1 and 8 were assigned to the Seventeenth Army; KMK Battery 6, SKM Batteries 5 and 7 to the Second Army; and KMK Battery 3 and SKM Battery 9 to the Eighteenth Army. 5cm and 42cm siege guns were brought in for reinforcement. The siege guns’ involvement was of little consequence, even when used in novel ways. For example, in early June SKM Battery 9 shelled a railway tunnel in the Champagne region where the French Army was sheltering reserve troops.
However, the next day, Fort Boussois and interval work Rocq fell to German infantry, creating a gap in the fortress ring. But the advance was suspended because the 21cm howitzers, having expended huge amounts of munitions at Liège and Namur, had now depleted their ammunition. It was up to the siege guns, which still had ammunition, to widen the gap in the fortress ring by reducing the adjacent forts. 5cm and 42cm batteries, including KMK Battery 2’s two Gamma howitzers which had recently emplaced along the rail line northwest of Maubeuge, fired their remaining rounds at Forts Leveau, Héronfontaine, and Cerfontaine, destroying them in a matter of hours.
Romanych) Lead elements of the German VII Reserve Corps arrived at Maubeuge on August 25 and slowly enveloped the fortress as more infantry and artillery arrived. Bombardment opened five days later by several batteries of heavy artillery intermittently firing on the northernmost fortifications. The shelling increased over the next few days as more artillery and the siege guns joined in, although shortages of ammunition kept the heavy and siege artillery from achieving rates of fire similar to that at Liège and Namur.