After rushing into the battle and continuing shooting, the infantry came with the armored commandos, and finally had a chance to take a closer look at this place. Soldiers from both sides could be seen everywhere, such as guns, helmets and other equipment. Those piles of ruined British armored cars were still burning and smoking, and many dying people were still moaning and struggling.

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Most of the paratroopers alive were injured to varying degrees. They either leaned against the trench wall to close their eyes or helped their comrades around to wrap each other up. A small number of medics were busy near the trench. The seriously injured paratroopers were lifted to armored personnel carriers after receiving emergency treatment, including Hillderand, the first sniper of the German Sixth Army. At present, he was lying at the bottom of the trench covered in blood. Although he was worried about his life, his sniper record remained at the 49th person in this war until the end of the British War. After several months of recovery, Hillderand returned to the team. He led the German snipers to fight in the future with his own experience.
The British troops who took part in the attack have not yet left people’s sight. After they regrouped outside the town and lined up new troops, the British people are ready to go into the attack. The number of troops still seems to be large. The heavy artillery of the British army deployed in the rear has re-bombarded the heavy artillery and ploughed the ground near the town again, but the British still dare not extend the artillery fire to a place close to the bridge (some people say that it is as difficult to hit the bridge accurately as shelling, but no one can guarantee that a heavy artillery will not hit the bridge deck, which is enough).
After the British artillery bombardment, Nicholas armored commandos retreated to the rear of the defensive position on the east side of the bridge, where he met the commander of the drop force, Lieutenant Colonel garis. After contacting the headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel garis of the British army decided to break through the west of the bridge with the remaining paratroopers and retreat to the beach, while Nicholas tank armored vehicles were in charge of the road and the rear. In addition, the headquarters specially noticed the two bullet belts of tanks in the newspaper.
When the British artillery bombardment lasted for about 10 minutes, during this period, more than a dozen gray-black and green iron bumps had arrived in front of the British infantry who were preparing to attack (the British sometimes painted armored cars dark green and gray-black were unpainted vehicles). As soon as the shelling ended, thousands of British infantry were guided by chariots to push towards the bridge again.
At a distance of about 15oo meters, three German tanks were responsible for firing at the front of the British attack troops. It took nearly an hour for the British vagrants to climb here, and the road was broken. The remaining two were naturally angry cannons. The 37 mm caliber guns of the German tanks and the 40 mm caliber guns of the British tanks were equivalent to ordinary artillery shells, and the British tanks specially prepared armor-piercing projectiles. However, because the number of tanks on both sides was small and they were constantly moving. Therefore, the two sides failed to hit each other directly from 15oo meters to 2oo meters (even ordinary artillery shells hit rivet armored tanks directly, which is quite lethal, and if it is damaged, it will lose its combat capability and be scrapped 2).
After the British armored forces entered the effective range of the "K" type bomb, three "Stone II" changed their machine guns one after another. The shooting history has proved that this kind of bomb can penetrate the thin steel plate at close range, so the members of the British armored vehicles suffered a disastrous blow. The German tanks were afraid to shoot the British while approaching the British, while the M-type armored vehicles were paralyzed one after another, and the small vagrants fired shells at close range, which also surprised the German tank men in a cold sweat from time to time.
Chapter 26 The British counterattack
When three red flares appeared on the battlefield, Nicholas and his tank men knew that all paratroopers had safely evacuated from the bridge. All they had to do was to retreat from the bridge while fighting, and at the same time prevent the British infantry from approaching and destroying the medicine installed on the bridge.
At this time, Nicholas 1, 2 and 3 tanks have been scuffled with British armored forces. British tanks have artillery advantages, while German tanks have the advantage of being relatively flexible and experienced. In this case, the small homeless short tube 40 mm artillery repeatedly failed to directly hit the German tanks. Although the German "K" bombs can penetrate the weak parts of the small homeless, the armor of each tank is obviously too small. These bombs have consumed most of them when dealing with British armored vehicles, and one of them eventually suffered from "K" bombs.
After running out of armor-piercing ammunition, both tanks are shooting at each other with heavy machine guns and ordinary bullets. This scene is like two armor fighters attacking each other with wooden sticks, but they can hardly do any effective damage.
After receiving the evacuation signal, three German tanks backed up and retreated to the bridge under the command of Nicholas. In the process of retreating, they shelled British tanks and armored vehicles, which seemed a little careless. The British vagrants seemed to be very angry, but they were too slow to pursue German tanks, which seemed to be more than willing to do.
There are only two m1o armored cars left, which are like facing the heavy infantry hounds. Although they have strength and strength, they can’t find their mouths, so they run out of "K" bombs and "Stone II" and have time to repair them. When the German tank 6 continues to retreat from the trench area, these two four-wheeled armored cars can look at the trench and sigh.
Behind the German trench, the wreckage of an armored car with broadsword and an armored personnel carrier with Troy, which were destroyed by British artillery fire not long ago, is still burning. Fortunately, the soldiers have already evacuated.
When Captain Nicholas’s three tanks drove across the bridge in turn, the British homeless tanks were still shooting at them relentlessly, and the explosive shells were constantly raising mud and sundries, while the British infantry behind the British armored forces were also pushing back to the bridge under the leadership of the officers. Most of these British infantry were stunned by the battle scenes between the two tanks just now. A few of them had fired anti-tank rifles at German tanks hundreds of meters away, but it had no effect. Before the German tanks voluntarily retreated, they all stayed where they were, watching the wonderful scene from a distance, but the result was somewhat disappointing.
In this small-scale tank encounter that goes down in history, the German side put in 3 tanks and 9 armored vehicles, while the British side put in 3 tanks and 12 armored vehicles. The German tanks consumed 1o6 ordinary shells and 3ooo surplus shells, including 12OO "K" type bombs. In addition to injuring the other tank, their main achievement was to paralyze 10 British armored vehicles. The British tanks shot 440 mm armor-piercing shells and 70 ordinary shells to destroy 2 German armored vehicles in the battle. The only achievement was that shrapnel left several scratches on its surface. This battle said that the initial hit rate of tanks on moving targets was very poor, and these tanks fired shells on the way, which was even more outrageous. The British army did not benefit from this opportunity to verify the actual power of its armor-piercing projectiles, and the German high-level officials also realized through this battle that their tanks could retreat somewhat, and some luck factors were increasing in the actual combat experience of the other tanks. It is urgent for Germany to strengthen the existing tank countermeasures.
A large number of British infantry crossed the German army to give up their positions and marched towards the bridge. However, just after the last German tank stepped back from the bridge, the railway bridge collapsed in a huge explosion, and several tons of zha medicine were placed in key parts such as piers, which successfully delayed the British plan to meet things for several hours. In fact, before the end of the war, the British could never let their trains cross the Fuding River from here.
Under the cover of armored commandos, Lieutenant Colonel garis and the remaining 7oo paratroopers stepped on the road to Bomouth. Because they didn’t have enough troops and effective anti-tank weapons in their hands, the British commander General Reese and his soldiers were able to watch the German troops far away from the east of the bridge, so the British troops with tanks and armored vehicles could look at the collapsed bridge with a blank face.
At 6 o’clock in the evening, the remnants of the defenders of Beaumouth were attacked by the German Army’s 6 th Army and the 2 nd and 3 rd drop regiments. Under the leadership of General Cosmao, the first stage of the 6 th German Army’s 6 th Battle ended smoothly. More than 50,000 British defenders have been erased from the British war sequence, and the casualties of the German Army’s 6 th Army have reached more than 11ooo. Four of them lost nearly 6ooo.
Two hours later, the armored commandos and the 1st and 4th drop regiments finally arrived in the German-controlled area. A day ago, the troops were still in high spirits. At this time, more than 5ooo paratroopers were exhausted. After a day of fighting, less than 1/6 of them survived. The huge casualties made many officers feel sad. Fortunately, many people questioned the combat capability of the drop troops. Fortunately, they insisted on and explained that the tragedy of the Germans who dropped troops in Crete after World War II did not appear here because the paratroopers suffered too many casualties in the operation.
Although the casualty rate is sad, the descending troops were huge in the 6 th Battle of Beaufort, which made the German army defeat more than 20 thousand people in the 6 th area and made the British garrison counterattack, which to a great extent ensured that the German army successfully landed on the beach. In addition, the fallen troops easily occupied the Fuding River Bridge, which is far away from the beach but in an important position, which directly slowed down the British backup troops’ reinforcement of the defenders in Bomouth and had a far-reaching impact on the British rear war. The deployment of British troops on both sides of the river bank was greatly restricted, and the most elite British cavalry troops were scattered everywhere to prevent the German fallen troops from harassing the rear.
The night is getting deeper and deeper, but the beach ports near Beaumouth are still busy, counting searchlights and trying to send the last batch of soldiers and supplies to the coast.
Because the battle for the beachhead went smoothly, it occupied several small docks and civilian ports, and Ji was not harassed by the British navy during the boarding of 6. It seemed arduous to send a regiment from three locations to the coast one day, and it was finally necessary to complete the interception at 1o’clock. More than 20,000 soldiers of the first regiment have already boarded 6, including the guderian Mixed Armored Division, About 90,000 men from the 1st Mechanized Division of Maras and the 1st Infantry Division of Francois were deployed in Bomouth. In the east of Bomouth, Chris Chaden 6 was the 1st Tank Division, the 2nd Mechanized Division and the 3rd Infantry Division of the 3rd Army. These 50,000 men advanced five miles to 6 under the command of General Oleg and built fortifications. At this time, about 60,000 men from the 2nd Armored Division and the 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions of the 3rd Army advanced to Waha area after Svengeden 6 in the west of Bomouth.
In the bright star, a series of British trains delivered a large number of British infantry and equipment to the predetermined location. After the infantry cars, they built a simple offensive position. The artillery dug their own artillery bunkers and the engineers set up a pontoon bridge on the Fuding River. 37 miles away from the beach, German soldiers ignored the physical and mental fatigue caused by not taking a boat and boarding 6. Everyone was trying to dig trenches and fortifications with their tools. The soldiers also set up minefields and barbed wire areas in fron
The British troops preparing to pounce on Deng 6 German troops will continue to exhibit in Dorchester and Southampton according to General Haig’s plan 6, and the German troops will establish a line of defense in the flat land of Walhabomaoshwood accordingly, and then the British army will attack the German army and defend the battle, which will largely determine the fate of the British Empire.
The six armies of the two sides are actively preparing for the war, and the navies of the two countries are not idle. The first batch of German transport ships have been unloaded and returned, but in the seemingly calm Plymouth port, ships are quietly moving outside the port.
At 4ooo meters in Plymouth, the German Navy reconnaissance airship Lo37 and Lo1 floated quietly in China. Although the British warships implemented strict lights control and ventured out of the port without pilot lights and searchlights, they still failed to escape the eyes of the German reconnaissance airship.
Looking from the night, Mars looms from the chimney of the warship. Due to the lack of effective defense weapons and enough ceiling fighters, it is difficult for the British to ensure that their tactical attempts are not defeated by the Germans. Now, for these German reconnaissance airships, the British are as acceptable to American satellites as later Iraq.
Suddenly, the whole harbor was illuminated by flares from the German airship, and the British warships moving in the harbor and about to sail out of the channel suddenly disappeared. The whole British fleet was almost naked in front of the German reconnaissance airship.
"On the evening of December 27th, 1914, the British fleet was leaving Plymouth Port at 1o’clock! Large warships and small and medium-sized warships 2o! "
A naval sergeant in Lo37 is observing the harbor carefully through a telescope, and the sergeant next to him is recording what he said on paper.
"The British fleet is almost they nest!" The sergeant looked at his companion with a telescope in amazement, and then they rushed to the telegraph of the boat.
Bo soon went from Plymouth to the sea off Beaumouth, and the naval generals and staff officers were soon busy. After a simple communication, Schell will send the Caesar-class battleship King Albert to intercept the fleet, which also includes the Caesar-class battleship Regent Louis Tebohr, the Hulgolan-class battleship Thuringian, the Nassau-class battleship Westphalon and the battle cruiser.
When the calendar was officially abolished on December 27th, the equipment and materials unloaders of Germany’s No.6 fleet finally approached the tail, and a large number of transport ships were unloaded. In the sky, those airships with lights on were very good. These ships pointed to the route, and small warships of the German navy were also escorting them along the way.
About an hour later, that is, at about 1 am on December 2, the last transport ship unloaded the goods at Svenger Port and returned to le havre. The German General Staff has successfully completed the first stage of the plan to board the 6th. The following transport fleet will return to and Caen Port to load the follow-up goods of the 1st Regiment and go to Beaumouth again. According to the plan, they will unload all the goods before noon on the 29th and then set off for Calais, France. After that, the 5th Regiment of Hindenburg will cooperate with the heydrich fleet at Dover 6 in the early morning of 3o.
About 12 nautical miles southeast of Cape Portland in southern England.
On a calm sea, a sniper fleet of 27 German warships is deployed in a fan-shaped battle formation. All the warships are aimed at the west. It is almost the only way for the British fleet to go to Bomouth from Plymouth, unless the British dare to risk staying on the sea until dawn and make a big circle south. After all, after dawn, there are 3 aircraft carriers and a large number of excellent battleships. The German fleet is a national navy that dare not challenge.
The commander of this sniper fleet is vice admiral Schmitt of Germany, a German naval general who was unknown in history during the great naval battle in Jutland, another world. The navy commanded him in the naval battle of Germany’s first battleship sub-fleet, but this does not deny his command ability. Actually, like most German naval generals, Schmitt is strict with the Ministry, earnest but not grandiose, stuffy but not rigid in old and conservative tactics.
After the fleet arrived at this optimal blocking position, Schmidt deployed five battleships in the center of the fleet. In fact, the firepower of these five dreaded ships was enough to send the whole British fleet to the seabed for patrol. Von DeTan and blucher each led three destroyers to cruise on both sides of the fleet to expand the interception area of the blocking fleet. Standard-class and hound-class destroyers were deployed around the battleships to guard against possible British submarines.
About 10 nautical miles in front of the fleet, five medium-sized Led Zeppelin of the German Navy were guarding and observing workers in more than 100 meters. At this time, their motives were closed, and every crew member was listening to the sea.
"The general is responsible for blocking the submarine force in Plymouth Port to report that they have successfully sunk one British battleship, three destroyers and five minesweepers in the port, leaving the British warships heading southeast after leaving the port!"
After listening to the communication officer’s report, Lieutenant General Smit couldn’t help touching his little Hu. In his opinion, it is almost impossible for the British navy to board the 6 th fleet because of the strong German fleet raiding the port of Beaumouth. Moreover, the German navy has deployed nearly 5o submarines in the English Channel. In addition, submarines and minelaying ships have laid hundreds of mines outside Plymouth Port. (In World War II, the allied navy jointly launched an offensive against the French coast more than one month before landing 6 in Normandy, and laid mines before D. A total of 659 mines were laid to block the port of Brost in Aimoyden, the Netherlands, to prevent the German navy from attacking.) In the process of laying mines, several minelaying ships were also lost, but the British fleet was desperate to break through the interception at night and head for Bomouth
Schmidt was very curious about what was going on in the head of the British fleet commander.
"honor! Promise! There are also letters from the king and the people! "
Lord Hill muttered to himself that ominous clouds had hung over his old face since the fleet left the port. He didn’t study the deployment of General Haig in six places too deeply, but Haig assured him for the last time two hours ago that the British Sixth Army would attack and drive the Germans back to the beach before sunrise. He didn’t expect the navy to defeat the German fleet off Beaumouth, but at least before dawn, he didn’t want the German fleet to support the German defense of the Sixth Army. In the range of naval gun fire of German battleships (German battleships are generally equipped with a main gun with a diameter of 5o times 3o5mm, and its maximum range is over 20,000 yards, about 11 miles, while the German defense line is deployed 37 miles away from the beach).