WW2 History: Brecourt Manor Artillery Explained

At the HBO Band of Brothers 2019 Reunion in Normandy, Capt. Dale Dye (Who played Colonel Sink in the series and is also a Military Historian and Advisor) explains how basic Military Artillery works and how the German 105 Howitzers operated at Brecourt Manor on D-Day.

Discussion begins at 2:25

To see an excellent overview of the Assault on the Brecourt Manor Guns on D-Day by Lt. Dick Winters and his Fire Team, watch HERE.

 

War Film Review and More Pineland Rules

War Film Review and More Pineland Rules

 

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All War Depends Upon It…

One of my favorite characters in Band of Brothers is Captain Ronald Spiers and one of his most memorable scenes is this one where he explains to Private Blythe the Secret to Functioning as a Soldier is supposed to Function in War.

Listen Up, the application is universal.

 

Know Your Military History: Intimate Enemies

Intimate Enemies (L’ennemi intime) 2007

A French Film with english sub-titles, this movie tracks a French Army Platoon in 1959 during the Algerian War of Independence, which in terms of studying Guerilla Warfare is a red letter date event.

When studying how Guerilla Warfare has changed, one of the re-occurring themes you will come across again and again is the REBELLION AGAINST COLONIAL POWERS , namely, Spain, England and France.

Besides the study of the Boer War, The French Algerian War offers some of the best hindsight in WHAT NOT TO DO in COIN, namely: The mistreatment of the indigenous populace.

If you have not already, I highly recommend watching The Battle of Algiers as well.

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“Best Job I Ever Had”

I don’t know why but while I was writing about tankers in WW2 today I went and watched Fury again just to jog my memory.

Damn good movie.

Great article on the M4A2E8 Sherman featured in the movie.

 

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