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By Jack Goldstein

What was once the foundation of the notice ‘Nazi’? Who have been the most important figures fascinated with the second one international warfare, and what poor guns did they unharness? a lot of these questions and extra are spoke back during this attention-grabbing publication containing over 100 proof approximately WWII. no matter if you're looking for info to incorporate in a venture or article, otherwise you are only attracted to checking out extra approximately this tragic interval in glossy background, this can be a ideal addition to any bookshelf.

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The last to leave was Capt. N. Forsythe OC of C Coy, 2/14 Punjab. 2in guns, were able to inflict considerable damage on the IJN, in particular its cruiser, even at extreme range; and because of this incident, for much of the remaining battle of Hong Kong, the IJN kept an arm’s length from the shores of Hong Kong and played a minor role in the subsequent battle. The decision to withdraw and the speed with which it was done appeared to have taken the Japanese by surprise. The most probable explanation was that the Japanese expected to have to take Devil’s Peak by full-scale attack with ample bombardment because, just a day earlier, an infantry attack without any artillery preparation had been driven off with heavy losses, and the Japanese probably thought that the British were stronger than they had anticipated.

Com 6 (H) I I MG E AS T LA M MA NN E 0 0 West X East West X East 51 IJA troops landing on Hong Kong Island. These troops were all carrying Type 38 rifles, the standard rifle of the Japanese throughout World War II. The long bayonets would have been blackened for night operations. Note that the landing craft are merely boats and not dedicated landing craft. (Author’s collection) No. 4 Coy was at High West, No. 5 Coy at Mt Davis, No. 6 Coy in an anti-aircraft role was deployed along the northern shores of Hong Kong Island.

7in. QF guns (G) No. 3 AT Troop – 6 x 2-pdr AT guns (M) 5th AA Regt HKSRA – Lt. Col. F. D. 7in. AA and 3in. guns – Maj. W. A. C. H. Morgan 18th AA Bty – 8 x 40mm Bofors and 6 x Lewis Guns – Maj. C. RochfortBoyd Men of No. 2 (Scottish) Coy, HKVDC, parading in Wanchai on the last Sunday before the start of the Pacific War. The OC, Major Henry Russell Forsyth, was killed in a desperate rearguard action on the night of 23 December 1941. For his actions Forsyth was awarded a mention in dispatches. 7in.

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