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by Rodger Herbst
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Weighing a ship?
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

I think they get a rough idea by adding up the weights of the component parts,engines,guns and turrets,rivets,etc.
by Rodger Herbst
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: lLiddel Hart-----tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 2733

lLiddel Hart-----tanks

From my reading i see that LH had a great influence over Hore Bolisha (spelling/)even to the point of getting some officers approved for certain jobs like Gort as CO in France.I can't believe high ranking officers would let a retired officer of such a low rank and little experience would have so muc...
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: British wartime industry....
Replies: 6
Views: 2296

P-R Correlli Barnett has written a few books on the UK wartime economy and after,I don't know if they have what you want but you can check them out,they're interesting reading, they are in soft cover now thru Amazon. Two you might be interested in " The Audit of War" and "The Lost Victory".
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Who was Germanys top Sniper in WW2?
Replies: 39
Views: 19316

Arn't dum dum bullets named after Dum Dum arsenal in India?
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: tank losses
Replies: 34
Views: 13983

Anybody read "Death Traps" by B.Y. Cooper? A good book on repairing battle damage on the Shermans.
by Rodger Herbst
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tank replicas
Replies: 34
Views: 6576

p_k The Tiger was going on a dirt road,the engine was burning clean so it must have been in good shape. As you say the inside shots could have been on thier cutaway,but they sure made it look real.
by Rodger Herbst
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tank replicas
Replies: 34
Views: 6576

When i first saw it i thought it was a reenactment group,they had panzer black uniforms,i thought they had remodled another tank to look like a Tiger,but than it dawned on me it would cost a lot of money to make a replica,then i noticed the suspention system,it was Tiger,no one could afford a whole ...
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tank replicas
Replies: 34
Views: 6576

They had pics of the gunner and loader loading,the driver,tank commander, i just happened to turn it on after it started,Phylo i could'nt believe it,a Tiger running,inside camera shots,but with the equipment they have today it's possible, even made smoke come out of the gun,no real rounds though,som...
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tank replicas
Replies: 34
Views: 6576

I was watching a show on History Intnational, it was about Tiger tanks,the crews were dressed in the correct uniforms,lot of interior shots,the Tiger running down the road,a lot of wartime Tiger shots were shown. Anybody else see it? know who made it? The credits named the Brit and German tank musem...
by Rodger Herbst
Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Germans fighting Germans.....
Replies: 58
Views: 13319

Sid,there is one thing that i really don't understand about the Brits in WW1 They seemed reluctant to give up ground, i'm thinking of the Ypres salient, the Germans held the hi ground,thier artillery could bombard the salient from 3 sides, the Brits were suffering a hi rate of casualties even in so ...
by Rodger Herbst
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Germans fighting Germans.....
Replies: 58
Views: 13319

Sid, I don't think the Brits did too bad adapting to the tank, i think Cambrai was a good indication of thier starting to think of mass. It took a lot of smart men and a lot of study between wars to come up with the armor of WW2, the generals of WW1 didn't have that option. I think most generals wer...
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: General Richard O'Connor
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

I stand corrected,Monty didn't ask for him to step down,but the officers in Goodwood could see that he didn't have it anymore,after his captivity he was a changed man.
The one i was thinking Monty wanted canned was the commander of the Guards armored brig.
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Germans fighting Germans.....
Replies: 58
Views: 13319

We must remember that WW1 generals faced, MGs, air craft, tanks,artillery indirect fire,gas and a host of other things that no general had before.faced . Sid, the slaughter of the students,after the war was over a German general was asked why they permited such a slaughter, "it was a lack of trainin...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: General Richard O'Connor
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

About his escape John i don't know, but when he commanded some armor in France Monty wanted to have him relieved of his command,he didn't seem to have the drive Monty wanted,but i guess he had friends in high places so he stayed, much to Monty's dismay.
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Germans fighting Germans.....
Replies: 58
Views: 13319

I think some of the Brits problems in WW1 were that to many of thier generals in high places were cavalry generals who had a very limited idea of infantry tactics. Some how they had these grand plans,big sweeping movements without an inkling of the many tactics the infantry man would have too employ...