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Machine-gun belts were also in short supply, and Vickers ammunition was not yet
supplied in belted form; filling the 250-round ammunition belts was a constant
and most unpopular infantry task. Another useful weapon, the drum-fed, ...
The problem for the British on this narrow front was not so much a shortage of
guns, but a lack of ammunition, especially high-explosive ammunition capable of
destroying entrenchments, defensive positions and barbed-wire entanglements.
The corps artillery was growing short of ammunition and did not fire on the
Mauquissart road line, believing that it was in British hands. The 8th Division's 25
Brigade attacked as ordered at 1745 hours, only to report back within minutes
that the ...
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A difficult to access book that none the less has some real gems of both insight & fact. Broadly, sympathetic look @ command in the First World War, in particular, the group of Generals who had ... Read full review
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Robin Neillands has written an interesting analytical study here on a number of the British generals of the First World War. Whether you agree with his conclusions are not, and it would seem at times ... Read full review
THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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