Cambrian Published in the Interest of the Welsh People and Their Descendants in the United States, Devoted to History, Biography, and Literature Volume 38

Cambrian Published in the Interest of the Welsh People and Their Descendants in the United States, Devoted to History, Biography, and Literature Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...some places the bodies can be seen to be lying in front of the enemy's machine-gun "nests" and strong l_'.-I-ll'llIS in swathes like cut corn; in a series of high-water marks showing where the successive waves of the assault have met and been petrified by the death-dealing spray of the German.laxims. And not only have the Tanks saved life by the moral effect of their approach and the number of machine-guns put out of action. They have themselves taken an active part in killing, on some occasions, indeed, having played the leading role in what might be cal-led a "Butcher's Dream." That the Germans appreciate the significance of the new development is clear from the instructions issued, a'nd the elaborate protective measures taken by them. And in spite of the ridicule, usually poured 'on the new weapon by their newspapers--the object of which is plain--articles do occasionally appear which sound another note. For instance, Liteutenan-t-General Baron von Ardenne stated in the "Berliner Tageblatt" that: --"These powerful armoured cars, which were first used by the British, are undoubtedly the most wonderful weapons which modern tactics have revealed in warfare....." But the purpose of this account is neither to glorify nor to justify the Tanks: its object is merely to impart a little information whi_ch may be of interest to those afar off who have not been in a position to obtain it. This. the latest engine of war, has. of course, its limitations. For instance, Tanks alone, in their present state of development, cannot push matters to a decision nor win a great action. That must still be done, as in the past, by the infantry--the "Queen of Battles." But...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930134
  • 9781236930132