By Leon Uris
In Berlin on the finish of worldwide struggle II, an American military officer bears witness to the aftermath of 1 historical tragedy and the increase of one other
Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a brave soldier within the ultimate days of worldwide struggle II, yet what comes subsequent checks his inner most reserves of power and conviction. despatched to supervise the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is uncovered to the bad truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the hot danger of Soviet energy because the Iron Curtain starts to shadow the town. while Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift starts, O’Sullivan is confronted with profound ethical dilemmas in an more and more complex world.
Armageddon is among the nice fictional portrayals of Europe within the earliest days of the chilly War. This publication positive aspects an illustrated biography of Leon Uris together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.
“Magnificent. the good drama of the Berlin airlift . . .”
— The Columbus Dispatch
“A titanic landscape of individuals and locations . . . dramatic second after dramatic second in a throbbing tempo.”
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The nearest vehicle, II011, served in the II Battalion's headquarters staff platoon. (The Tank Museum, 4704/B5) The war ended before the Germans could deploy at the front any completed Model F Panthers, the variant that mounted the Narrow Turret (Schmalturm) on a slightly modified Model G chassis. (The Tank Museum, 2907/F3) 13 American AFVs and overran several enemy positions; in the process however, American tank, anti-tank and bazooka fire knocked out five Model G tanks. Three of these fell in close succession at Stoumont station, their burning hulls forming an effective block to any advance further west by Peiper's forces.
Sloping lower rear hull sides (trademark of Model G Panther) 33. Road wheel rim-bolts 34. Maybach engine 35. Gunner's seat 36. Interleaved road wheels 37. Co-axial machine gun firing pedal 38. Compressor 39. Hydraulic traversing unit 40. Front sprocket wheel 41. Track 42. Headlight 43. Driver's instrument panel 44. Final drive 45. Radio racks 46. AK 2-700 gearbox 47. Track brake cooling duct 48. Lower hull front armour plate 49. 5cm KwK 42 L/70 main armament 50. Double baffle muzzle brake E: Four-view of late Model A Panther in ambush camouflage, autumn 1944 X F: Profile view of a late Model G Panther in linear splinter camouflage, Poland, autumn 1944, with inset of mantlet chin G: Three-quarter view of artist's impression of Model F Panther, Germany, mid-May 1945 This late Model G Panther sports a redesigned rear hull decking layout and large sheet-metal guards fitted around each exhaust pipe.
This early Model A, unlike later tanks of this design, still features pistol ports in the turret sides, and the TFZ 12 binocular gunner's sight. D: THREE-QUARTER VIEW CUTAWAY OF AN EARLY MODEL G PANTHER IN THREE-TONE CAMOUFLAGE, EARLY SUMMER 1944 This plate shows a cutaway of an early Model G Panther, delivered in April 1944 but seen here in early summer, with large parts of its interior components on view. The tank's exterior features the standard three-tone camouflage scheme that was increasingly superseded from August 1944 by 'ambush' designs.
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris