Gunfire!

British Artillery in World War II

Stig H Moberg

 
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
9 color and 155 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473895607
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$55.00

Overview
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This book provides an insight into how artillery resources were established, developed and employed during the Second World War, using the British Royal Artillery as an example.

Beginning with an overview of the nature and state of readiness of the Royal Artillery on the outbreak of war, the book analyses in great detail the weapons available to the Royal Artillery, their technical functionality and their performance capabilities. With this knowledge the author then examines the organization, methods, procedures and tactics employed by the Royal Artillery. To complete this fascinating study, Stig Moberg looks at a number of key battles from the war to see how the artillery was used, and the effectiveness of its support to the British and Allied infantry, in campaigns in North Africa, Burma and Europe.

British Artillery of the Second World War is profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, plans, graphs, charts and diagrams to demonstrate precisely how the British Artillery was used on the battlefields around the world.

‘Although I am an infantryman, and proud of it, I have many times said that the Royal Regiment of Artillery, in my opinion, did more to win the last war, more than any other Arm of the Service.’
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

About The Author
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Stig H. Moberg is a former officer of Royal Swedish Artillery Reserve.

REVIEWS
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This is a book written by an enthusiast for enthusiasts. A must if you are interested in World War II.

- Journal of Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek


The abundance of illustrations supplements the deeply researched material and the many personal accounts of war experiences. The result is a great tribute to the artillery.

- Journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences

I have never read such a thorough and factual presentation of an army’s rearmament and employment of its artillery.

- Journal of Swedish Air Defence and Artillery Association

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