By Libby Cone
France has fallen to the Nazis. Britain is lower than siege. As BBC announcements develop bleak, citizens of Jersey abandon their houses of their hundreds of thousands. whilst the Germans take over, Marlene Zimmer, a shy clerk on the extraterrestrial beings workplace, needs to sign up her buddies and neighbours as Jews whereas concealing her personal background, until she is pressured to flee.
Layers of remarkable background spread as we chart Marlene's transformation from unassuming workplace employee to energetic Resistance member less than the safety of artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, who have the ability to locate poetry in the middle of difficulty and unbelievable probability.
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The flamethrower was mounted through the gunner’s telescopee opening on the left side of the gun, limiting the gunner to the use of the auxiliary periscopic gun sight on the turret roof. Production of the POA-CWS-H5 began in 1945 and the first examples were shipped to Okinawa. They did not arrive in time and were earmarked for the invasion of Japan. This type remained in service after the war with the US Marine Corps, and saw combat again in 1950 in Korea. In August 1944, the Army requested that the CWS develop a standardized main gun flamethrower on a medium tank to replace the E7-7 on the M5A1 light tank.
The Germans had been the pioneers of flame weapons in World War I and the Westwall bunkers were designed to resist flame attack through the effective sealing of embrasures and doors, and the use of dispersed and protected ventilation systems. Tank officers in the ETO complained that the E4-5 was too short-ranged, and the German tactic was to defend bunkers with Panzerfaust teams to prevent the approach of flame tanks. com This is a heavily sand-bagged M4 of the 191st Tank Battalion, Seventh US Army, in Alsace shortly after an E4-5 auxiliary flamethrower was fitted to the bow-machine gun mount in February 1945.
The British Petroleum Warfare Department proceeded with the construction of a wooden mock-up which was inspected by US officers on October 1, 1943. The first prototype was completed in January 1944 and began trials at the end of the month. The layout of the Sherman Crocodile differed from the Churchill version in that the flamethrower was mounted in a small turret on the right corner of the hull to permit the bow machine gun to be retained. The flame gun itself and the armored fuel trailer were the same as on the Churchill Crocodile.