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The artillery was well-trained and efficient, but small and short of shells and it
lacked heavy howitzers and heavy guns. The Royal Regiment of Artillery was
divided into field artillery, which supported the infantry, horse artillery to support
heavy guns and a constant supply of high-explosive ammunition. It was also
necessary to And a shell that could cut wire, to which end a fuse of sufficient
sensitivity to detonate a shell on contact with wire - the Direct-Acting Fuze No.
106 - was ...
In Command on the Western Front, their excellent analysis of Rawlinson's
Somme offensive, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson point out that although
Rawlinson had a large number of guns - more than 1,000 field guns and 400
heavy guns and ...
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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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