Bristol Beaufort by Tony Buttler

By Tony Buttler

Show description

Read or Download Bristol Beaufort PDF

Similar military books

The Great War: The British Campaign in France and Flanders, Volume 3

If ever a author wanted an advent Arthur Conan Doyle wouldn't be thought of that guy. finally, Sherlock Holmes could be the key literary detective of any age. upload to this canon his tales of technological know-how fiction and horror, his ancient novels, his political campaigning, his efforts in setting up a courtroom Of allure, his poetical works and there's little room for the rest.

Victory in the Falklands

The Hundred Days that observed the British reaction to common Galtiere of Argentina's invasion of the Falklands are for lots of British humans the main notable in their lives.

It describes the darkish days of early April, the feverish reaction and forming of the duty strength, the anxieties and uncertainties, the naval and air battles that preceded the landings through three Commando Brigade and fifth Infantry Brigade. the intense battles equivalent to Goose eco-friendly, Mount Tumbledown, instant Ridge and so on are narrated absolutely yet succinctly.

This is a really balanced evaluation of a never-to-be-repeated yet victorious bankruptcy in British army history.

Dresden and the Heavy Bombers: An RAF Navigator's Perspective

This is often the tale of a tender man's access into the conflict in 1941 and culminates in his flying at the bombing raid to Dresden in February 1945. this isn't a gung-ho account of flying with Bomber Command yet nor is it a breast-beating avowal of guilt. those memoirs take the shape of a uncomplicated narrative of the author's RAF occupation and pay specific consciousness to worry, morale and, because the writer explains, the parable of management.

Himalayan Blunder: The Curtain-Raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962

Himalayan Blunder: The indignant fact approximately India's such a lot Crushing army catastrophe is an account of the 1962 Sino-Indian conflict in the course of the narrative of Brigadier J. P. Dalvi, who fought within the struggle. Himalayan Blunder: The indignant fact approximately India's so much Crushing army catastrophe is Brigadier J. P. Dalvi's retelling of the Sino-Indian conflict that came about in 1962 - a conflict that India misplaced.

Additional resources for Bristol Beaufort

Sample text

W. Palk of the Hampshires, Colonel Thicknesse of the Somersets, Colonel Wood of the Rifle Brigade, and Colonel Franklin of the 6th Warwicks, all killed; while Colonels Innes of the 8th Warwicks, Hopkinson of the Seaforths, and Green of the East Lancashires were wounded. For a long time a portion of the enemy's trench was held by mixed units, but it was of no value when detached from the rest and was abandoned in the evening. From the afternoon onwards no possible course save defence was open to General Lambton.

The South Staffords came into a fatal blast of machine-gun fire as they dashed forward, and their track was marked by a thick litter of dead and wounded. None the less, they poured into the trenches opposite to them but found them strongly held by infantry of the Fifty-second German Division. There was some fierce bludgeon work in the trenches, but the losses in crossing had been too heavy and the survivors were unable to make good. The trench was held by the Germans and the assault repulsed. The North Staffords had also won their way into the front trenches, but in their case also they had lost so heavily that they were unable to clear the trench, which was well and stoutly defended.

This sector of attack, together with the one farther south which faced the Third Corps, presented peculiar difficulties to the assailants, as the ground sloped upward to the strong village of Thiepval with the ridge behind it, from which German guns could sweep the whole long glacis of approach. Nowhere were there more gallant efforts for a decision and nowhere were they more hopeless. The division to the north of the Tenth Corps was the Thirtysixth Ulster Division. This division was composed of magnificent material, for the blend of Scot and Celt to be found in the North of Ireland produces a soldier who combines the fire of the one with the solidity of the other.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 24 votes