And Some Fell on Stony Ground: A Day in the Life of an RAF by Leslie Mann

By Leslie Mann

And a few Fell on Stony Ground is a quick tale by means of Leslie Mann, released in organization with the Imperial conflict Museums. A rear gunner within the RAF, he used to be shot down in Whitley Bomber in a raid over Düsseldorf on June 20, 1941.

After the warfare, as well as operating for Pathé information and as a global battle correspondent, he chronicled his reviews as an RAF "Bomber Boy" in a fictional narrative.

Award-winning historian Richard Overy offers a close advent. The Guardian's Richard J. Evans defined his e-book, The Bombers and the Bombed, as "the most crucial booklet released at the historical past of the second one global struggle this century."

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The other chief strength of the Panther was its survivability, which rested mainly on its thick, well-sloped frontal armour. The Soviet T-34/85, for example, could only penetrate the Panther frontally at a range of 500m, whereas the 75mm-gunned Sherman M3A2 could not do so even at point-blank range. However, by 1944-45, new threats had emerged - notably the Soviet Josef Stalin and the American Pershing heavy tanks, plus the 17-pounder anti-tank gun - that proved capable of penetrating the Panther frontally at 1500m.

Indeed, during late April, DaimlerBenz did fit several Model G Panther turrets to completed Model F chassis and delivered these tanks to the troops then desperately defending Berlin. Clearly, while the Germans did not manage to finish a single Model F Panther prior to the end of hostilities on 8 May 1945, they remained literally only a few days away from achieving this goal when the Soviets overran the Marienfelde factory. And so with this event ended the story of Germany's Panther medium tank.

The Tank Museum, 4704/B5) The war ended before the Germans could deploy at the front any completed Model F Panthers, the variant that mounted the Narrow Turret (Schmalturm) on a slightly modified Model G chassis. (The Tank Museum, 2907/F3) 13 American AFVs and overran several enemy positions; in the process however, American tank, anti-tank and bazooka fire knocked out five Model G tanks. Three of these fell in close succession at Stoumont station, their burning hulls forming an effective block to any advance further west by Peiper's forces.

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