A German Deserter's War Experience

A German Deserter's War Experience

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"[...]because they had not been sufficiently provided with artillery. The defended places and works inside the forts were still practically completely intact, and so were their garrisons. The forts were not yet ripe for assault, so that the Germans had to retreat with downright enormous losses. The various reports were contradictory, and it was impossible to get a clear idea of what was happening. Meanwhile the artillery had begun to bombard the fortress, and even the German soldiers were terror-stricken at that bombardment. The heaviest artillery was brought into action against the modern forts of concrete. Up to that time no soldier had been aware of the existence of the 42-centimeter mortars. Even when Liege had fallen into German hands we soldiers could not explain to ourselves how it was[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507507909
  • 9781507507902

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