And We Shall Shock Them: The British Army in the Second by David Fraser

By David Fraser

First released in 1983 and written by means of a pre-eminent historian of the British military, this is often the definitive historical past of the British military within the moment global conflict: its campaigns and battles, defeats and victories, throughout all theatres of operations from the outbreak of conflict with Germany in 1939 to the ultimate defeat of Japan in 1945.

Here the reader will locate grand technique on the optimum point, but additionally the truth of command within the box and the adventure of wrestle for the infantry, gunners and the tankers because the British military fought its method in the course of the warfare. yet chiefly this can be a complete, authoritative and vividly written account of the British military within the moment global battle because it got here to grips with, and finally triumphed over, its enemies within the box.

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Operational fires (large-caliber supporting fire) proved generally satisfactory to all landings. The assignment of an aircraft carrier to each landing site gave the task forces a great advantage: Allied aircraft could prevent reinforcement of enemy garrisons, but the French could not prevent Allied buildups ashore. Only at Safi and Algiers did lone sorties of French aircraft inflict damage, and both were quickly driven off. Naval gunfire provided essential support in neutralizing coastal batteries.

Butcher, a naval officer serving with Eisenhower, gives another view from headquarters in his My Three Years with Eisenhower (1946). The views of armor commanders are to be found in George S. , War As I Knew It (1947), and Ernest N. Harmon, Combat Commander: Autobiography of a Soldier (1970). The most exhaustive treatment of the campaign remains George F. Howe, Northwest Africa: Seizing the Initiative in the West (1957), a volume in the series United States Army in World War II. CMH Pub 72–11 Cover: Troops and tank of 7th Infantry, 3d Division, inland of Fedala.

Harmon, Combat Commander: Autobiography of a Soldier (1970). The most exhaustive treatment of the campaign remains George F. Howe, Northwest Africa: Seizing the Initiative in the West (1957), a volume in the series United States Army in World War II. CMH Pub 72–11 Cover: Troops and tank of 7th Infantry, 3d Division, inland of Fedala.

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