By Ernest Hemingway
Within the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first prolonged stopover at to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a urban he enjoyed, supplied the muse for Across the River and into the Trees, the tale of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy on the shut of the second one global warfare, and his love for a tender Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to like that overpowers cause, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the worldweary good looks and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's assertion of defiance in accordance with the nice dehumanizing atrocities of the second one global warfare. Hemingway's final full-length novel released in his lifetime, it moved John O'Hara in The manhattan occasions booklet Review to name him "the most crucial writer due to the fact that Shakespeare."
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Wg. The SF14Z mounted on a pivoting arm at the base of the cupola, could be used only with the cupola hatch open. l was 41 extended through a pivotable mount in the turret roof. Only 17 Panzerbefehlswagen IV were created as new production AusfJ in August and September 1944. IV from March to July 1944. lII). IV, together with a commander's cupola from the Sturmgeschiitz, was usable as an armoured observation vehicle. IV was to be completed by the end ofJanuary 1944. IV. IV. J. Fgst. Nr. 92220 was assembled by Nibelungenwerk in September 1944.
The application of Zimmerit was discontinued during September 1944. SS-Panzer-Divisionen before they were transported to the front. While there are reports that Sturmgeschiitz had difficulties in engaging targets in the hedgerow landscape of the bocage in Normandy, this was not true of the Panzers. IV. K. L/48 firing Panzergranate 39 ammunition is adequate for engaging all British, American and Russian tanks (including the British Cromwell tank) that have appeared to date. IV. The terrain makes it impossible or at least severely limits aiming the Sturmgeschiitz to the sides.
J. KOTZING, BAVARIA, MAY 1945. J incorporates most of the modifications that were introduced by the end of the production run. The most important were the three return rollers per side, hull side armour extended at the front and rear to form tow brackets, centred tow coupling for towing bars at the rear, and a commander's cupola hatch that pivoted to the side. For the winter of 1944-45 a number of modifications were made to the camouflage, which was applied at the factory. White was added and the amount of dark olive green reduced and confined to lower areas.