Carlton World War II in Photographs by ред.S.Newman

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Книга Carlton global struggle II in pictures Carlton global conflict II in photos Книги Исторические Автор: ред.S.Newman Формат: pdf Размер: 74,9 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Альбом фотографий событий Второй мировой войны.

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The Germans entered Paris on June In mid-August the Germans, their bases now far closer than had 14. Marshal Petain, the aged hero of the First World War battle of ever been envisaged by prewar British planners. If they had weight Verdun, took over as premier, and an armistice was signed on the of numbers on their side, they were handicapped by the fact that June 22 - in the same railway carriage in which the 1918 armistice radar, some of it installed in the very nick of time, gave warning of had been concluded.

She sank nine merchant ships before steaming back to Germany for repairs. On the way her captain, Hans Langsdorff, headed for the River Plate to intercept a convoy, but was met by Commodore Henry Harwood's Force G with the light cruisers Ajax and Achilles and the larger Exeter. Although the British warships were damaged, Langsdorff was forced to put into Montevideo in neutral Uruguay. Compelled to leave, he scuttled his ship and later committed suicide. The battle gave a fillip to British morale.

The weapon, the workhorse of the French army in the First World War, was now past its best. 1939 LEFT Leading elements of the BEF arrive in France, September 1939. BELOW Although the censor has blacked out details that might give a clue to the location of these railway wagons, there are the same "40 men-8 horses" wagons familiar to British soldiers of an earlier war, on the way to the British concentration area around Arras. LEFT This photograph of Lord Gort (centre) with War Minister Leslie Hore-Belisha gives no clue that the two got on badly: the energetic but sharp tongued Hore-Belisha was forced to resign soon after this picture was taken.

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