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From: "Tom Del Rosso"
Subject: Re: Heads up!
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 01:05:46 GMT
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 01:05:46 GMT
"Mark Zenier" wrote in
> If this is the same documentary PBS ran a couple of years ago, it has
> some film of a demonstration "time on target" artillery barrage. An
> the size of a couple of football fields is covered by high explosive
> shells detonating about 30 feet up, all in a period of about 3
> Makes you realize what a battle can really be like. And why the
> thought that the US artillery was even worse than the Russians.
And since this documentary explained that the fuzes were developed first
for AAA and didn't exist for ground artillery until 1944, we now know
that the scene from Patton of the battle in Tunisia was inaccurate.
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