By Alex Kershaw
Within the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the mythical U.S. military submarine Tang used to be hit by means of one in every of its personal defective torpedoes. The survivors of the explosion struggled to stick alive one hundred-eighty toes underneath the skin, whereas the japanese dropped lethal intensity fees. because the air ran out, a number of the group made a bold ascent in the course of the get away hatch. finally, simply 9 of the unique eighty-man staff survived.
But the survivors have been starting a miles higher ordeal. After being picked up via the japanese, they have been despatched to an interrogation camp often called the Torture Farm.” after they have been liberated in 1945, they have been on the subject of loss of life, yet they'd published not anything to the japanese, together with the best mystery of global battle II.
With an identical heart-pounding narrative force that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter nationwide bestsellers, Alex Kershaw brings to lifestyles this brilliant tale of survival and patience.
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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.