de Havilland D.H.5 by J.M Bruce

By J.M Bruce

;de Havilland D.H.5 [Aircraft Profile 181] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: de Havilland D.H.5 Автор: J.M BruceСерия: airplane ProfileИздательство: Profile guides Ltd Год издания: 1967 Страниц:12 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 9.74 Мб Для сайта: Мир книгВ 1916 году для замены D.H.2 разработан истребитель Airco D.H.5, обладавший лучшими характеристиками. Самолеты D.H.5 поступили в на вооружение ВВС Великобритании в мае 1917 года ifolder.ru.com zero

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With war she mobilized 217,000 more. The German build-up of forces was rapid. 5 million German troops were in position for the offensive. To the north were the two armies comprising the right wing charged with encircling Paris: near Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) in northeast Belgium was General Alexander 25 THE GREAT WA R, 1 914-1 8 von Kluck’s First Army; on its left near Limburg was General Karl von Bülow’s Second Army. These two armies held Germany’s fate in the war and were by far her strongest in terms of manpower.

36 Vital also was the ability of France’s much-maligned reservists to make a difficult withdrawal without breaking order. Equally important was Joffre’s rapid transfer of significant numbers of men from Lorraine. Just north of Paris near Amiens he organized a new army, the Sixth, commanded by General Michel Maunoury and composed largely of men brought from the eastern fortresses. It also was forced to retreat and soon came under the authority of General Joseph Galliéni, since 28 August military governor of Paris and designated successor to Joffre if the latter were killed or incapacitated.

At the same time, Third and Second Armies would drive from Eastern Galicia into Russia itself. Plan R, based on Russian intervention after Austria-Hungary had attacked Serbia, would be the most difficult to execute. In it Second Army would be deployed against Russia. In July 1914, when she hoped for war only against Serbia, Austria-Hungary partially mobilized her Balkan forces and second echelon troops. After it became clear that Russia would not remain quiescent, Conrad sought to concentrate resources in East Galicia for Plan R in the hopes of a double envelopment east of Warsaw with the German Eighth Army.

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