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    defenses. As the rounds were being delivered with the upmost urgency, the British used their forward positions in the newly conquered trenches to better see the placement of the German defensives. With one of the world’s greatest concentration of howitzers behind them, the British Officers began to prefect not only their forward observation skills, but skills needed to make proper adjustments. As the battle wore on, the quick learning British soldiers also implemented the proper math steps…

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    charge at all times. As an introvert, however, I prefer to be more conscientious and quiet as I analyze problems. This has sometimes caused my Soldiers to doubt whether I am capable of problem solving. In a field problem a few months ago, our howitzers were shooting 2,000m off from the target. I worked through the different possibilities that might be causing the problem in my head and identified the source of the error. My Soldiers gained confidence in my ability to solve problems because…

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    calculations in combination with range settings, the foundation for “subsequent twentieth-century field gunnery”(Herrmann p.80). The German and French 150mm and 155mm Heavy howitzer variations had better range, accuracy, and well as force at impact, but required to be towed into the front by horse or motorized means, only the German 150mm howitzer had the ability to be wheeled in like the smaller field guns(Herrmann p.81). Smaller arms such as pistols and rifles come in various sizes with…

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    Saudi Arabia: Contemporary Operational Environment Looking at Saudi Arabia, we must first analyze what makes a massive, barren landscape hospitable to more than 31 million Saudis. 129,000 miles of border and 158 miles of coastline including the only country with both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf access makes Saudi Arabia a very viable trade route. What exports does this country produce to sustain itself and its military? How does Religion play into its politics? Where does the loyalty of its…

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    Chipyong Battle

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    shots. The other two brigades of the 23rd, with the French Battalion, shut on the town later toward the evening. Still later, Freeman's regimental battle group was expanded by Battery B, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, with its 155mm howitzers; by the 105mm howitzers of the 37th Field Artillery Battalion; by Battery B, 82nd AAA AW SP Battalion (against airplane cannons, programmed weapons, self-moved); by Company B, second Combat Engineer Battalion, first Ranger Company; and by a detachment…

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    Gettysburg Battle Command

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    The War was in full swing. The Confederate Army was marching north and an opportunity presented itself at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the sight of the America’s bloodiest battle. The Union and Confederate armies met outside the town of Gettysburg, for what would become the turning point of the Civil War. The fields were covered with blood, men on both sides laid motionless, on the battlefield, 7,550 men were killed, another 27,450 wounded, and 10,515 missing (Battle of Gettysburg Facts).…

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    Article for 60-70's 1962 Szczecin Military Parade Gone Wrong! Soviet Union Tried to Cover it up for YEARS... October 9th, 1962, the long awaited parade of the Szczecin military was traveling down the street. Little did anyone expect such a tragedy to occur. The year of 1962 in Poland was already a tense and hectic year. With the growing tension of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the threat of war between the Western and Eater Bloc, ideas for lightening the mood were needed. With this is…

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    Big Bertha Essay

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    Big Bertha was a terribly powerful gun during WW1. Big Bertha was also known as the howitzer and was the biggest gun at its time. Anyone that was an enemy of the germans were devastated by its sheer power. Big Bertha demolished whole forts with single shots breaking the courage of the enemies. The shells that were fired were the biggest at the time (12 caliber.) This was all possible because of a man named Friedrich Krupp. Big Bertha has created many events that have changed war today as we…

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    LTC Hertel (Battleking 6) is the only commander that I have served with who has emulated the five principles of the mission command philosophy without deviation. This essay will discuss the six principles of mission command, examples of how they were applied, and how this mentor reshaped my personal and professional philosophy of mission command. LTC Hertel excelled in building cohesive teams through mutual trust. He was the subject matter expert on all aspects of the field artillery craft,…

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    Since the first flight in 1903 by the Wright Brothers, the aviation industry has consistently been advancing. Whether it was for commercial, private, or military use the main goal has been to produce the most technological advanced, fuel efficient, and fastest aircraft possible. The Douglas DC-3 is widely known as the plane that changed the world, and this aircraft has always stood out among others. The DC-3, first flown in 1935, was a low-wing twin-engine monoplane that was the world’s first…

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