American Civil War Armies: Union Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The united states military in the course of the Civil battle used to be the most important the rustic had raised in its short historical past; and it should stay the biggest ever raised till global conflict I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the U.S. military. This precise paintings through Philip Katcher is a finished advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yank Civil battle, with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern images and 8 complete web page color plates via Ron Volstad.

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Dijkhuizen I""'" i I VOIII I till, ' I)OSO', 111 1anll (JivinO ~, ~ I laull )( ~ I th ( II I ;lti n{1 LAC \ •. : From the front, there is a passing resemblance to an M-1 0; the GI on the left has his boot in the opening left in the sheet metal cladding for the hull MG. Dijkhui 40 (j ermans successfully disguised the shape of the hull and turret, but not those wheels. The tanks were painted in olive drab paint and markings applied by III , Iy and stencil , you can see the overspray on the turret star.

NARA 51 More of the Pakwagen comes into view. Here we can see that the rear armour surrounding the fighting compartment is missing. The Pak 40 had a long recoil, and the armour may have been removed to give it more leeway. With sustained firing , the recuperator fluid would have gradually heated up and lost its effectiveness. A 52 'fire pause' mark would have let the gun crew know that its limits had been reachod What became of the rear facing driver's visor / position is unknown. Note that ti ll rear fender stowage compartment does not appear to have a locking mechani ~lIli on it.

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.

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