Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-arms 96) by T.Wise

By T.Wise

Forty стр, около forty черно-белых фотографий и русунков, eight цветных вкллек.
Выпуск посвящен артиллерии времен Наполеоновских войн.
Дан внешний вид орудий, основные боеприпасы, конструкция лафетов, передков, конской упряжи, положение орудия во время перевозки, вспомогательное оборудование (зарядные ящики, телеги, полевые кузницы) и т.п.
Много фотографий орудий и снаряжения из музейных коллекций.

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Herkness was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership that day. His battalion, 2/66th Armored, was awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation for its actions during July 26–August 12, 1944. Herkness remained in command of the battalion through the battle for the Siegfried Line, the Ardennes, and the battle for Germany in 1945. He returned to civilian life after the war, and died on July 20, 1998, in Philadelphia. His son, Lindsay C. Herkness III, a senior vice president at Morgan Stanley, lost his life in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The 1/66th Armored (Reinforced) served as the command reserve and remaining units moved behind it. The composition of one of these task forces is shown below in more detail in their march order. com 2/66th Armored (Reinforced) (Lt Col Lindsay C. ) Recon Platoon, 2/66th Armored E/66th Armored + A/22nd Infantry D/66th Armored + B/22nd Infantry Platoon, A/17th Armored Engineer Battalion + Platoon, 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP) Assault Gun Platoon, 2/66th Armored Mortar Platoon, 2/66th Armored A/66th Armored + C/22nd Infantry Panzer-Lehr-Division had very limited resources to reinforce its shattered front.

The prince had led a company of PzRgt 31 and received the Iron Cross for his leadership during the Battle of France in 1940. He was killed in action during the battalion’s combat debut on June 11, 1944, when his command tank was hit by a British 6-pdr antitank gun during the fighting at Point 103 west of Cristot. The battalion’s tanks carried a white rhomboid with two red lines, a simplified version of the Prince’s family coat of arms. One of the company commanders, Hauptmann Helmut Ritgen, took over command.

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