By Philip Katcher
On the time of the yank Civil conflict, with million males lower than palms, a US military that during pre-war days had depended upon a minute variety of technical troops now required almost a military of experts on my own. unique sharpshooters have been recruited for skirmishing responsibility; males whose wounds could have ended in their discharge some time past now came upon themselves guarding very important posts within the Veteran Reserve Corps; and big numbers of civilians chanced on themselves in uniform as contributors of the Telegraph or clinic Corps. Philip Katcher examines the association and uniforms of the professional troops who served within the armies of either sides.
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D with chassis number 80663 at a German training facility near Braunschweig, Germany. Ds in February of 1940 but lacks the 30 mm armour that was added beginning in July 1940. The KFF2 driver's periscope appears plugged and a rudimentary angle iron rain guard is fitted over the driver's visor. IVs the more standard 'S' hook. Looking further aft, we see the brackets added carry Triebgas cylinders, an alternative fuel to gasoline common to heavier relegated to driver trailing. A regulator fitted to the standard Maybach HL 120 would have allowed the engine to burn this bottled gas.
D Funkwagens of FHH PzK on the move. The original caption for this film segment covering pages 58-65 reads "Surrender: Susice, Czechoslovakia 9 May 1945 ... " Winterberg is also known as Vimperk . The US 5th Infantry Division occupied Vimperk until 21 May 45. The vehicle on this page carries licence plate number WH 1738793.
17/18 R 730(f) II I I 1 11 . 5mm Reibel machine 111 111 With a top speed of 8km/h, the IWI I ,yclists in the background will 11111 ' ,1 likely overtake the little tank . Gs knocked out by US 9th Airforce fighter-bombers near M6drath, Germany at the beginning of March 1945. One of them was in the process of being recovered, but which one? Note that the rear Sturmgeschutz is not fitted with the Rundumfeuer MG mount and does not appear to have the Pilze on the superstructure roof, so clearly seen on the forward vehicle.