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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:15 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 20 Arnhem Relief West Approach, an understrength platoon from the British 1st Airborne Division must defend the Arnhem Relief West Approach in order to ensure reinforcement for Frost's men at Arnhem Bridge. It is Day 2 of Operation Market Garden, 1200hrs on 18 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/EMEKPw0mIZE

Fighting Troops / Infantry
"On the battlefield, the volume of fire that its weapons can develop and the ease with which it finds cover and concealment, make infantry very strong in defence, especially if the infantryman is well trained in the use of ground..."
United Kingdom, Field Service Regulations Volume 2 Operations-General (1935), Chapter I, Section 4, Paragraph 4.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2022 10:28 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 21 Groesbeek Landing Zone, an airborne infantry company from the US 82nd Airborne Division must delay the German armoured counterattack from the Reichswald towards Nijmegen in order to secure supply to the Nijmegen sector. It is Day 2 of Operation Market Garden, 1300hrs on 18 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/EmNvwjMO9Do

Anti-Tank Platoon / Employment in Defense
"Guns are emplaced within the forward platoon defense areas if fire support of the main line of resistance can be delivered only from such positions."
United States Army, Field Manual FM7-35 Antitank Company, Infantry Regiment and Antitank Platoon, Infantry Battalion (1944), Chapter 3, Section 1, para 207a.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2022 10:29 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 22 Nijmegen Bridge Valkof Park, an airborne infantry company from the US 82nd Airborne Division must fight for control of the Nijmegen Bridge. This time we focus on taking Valkof Park. It is Day 2 of Operation Market Garden, 1500hrs on 18 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/QwXCc1M6cFU

Rifle Company / Attack
"The company commander organizes a company base of fire when adequate cover for his company exists within light mortar range of the objective, or terrain on the flank(s) offers an open field of fire for the light machine guns."
United States Army, Field Manual FM7-5, Organization and Tactics of Infantry The Rifle Battalion (1940), para 276b.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2022 10:30 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

Episode 23 is an After Action Review of Day Two, reviewing progress, drawing out some lessons learned, and considering what tomorrow will bring, with a historical video to finish.
https://youtu.be/woMrTWzfBLM
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:05 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 24 Schijndel Sand Dunes, a combined force of US Army and parachute infantry must defend the Schijndel Sand Dunes against a determined German counterattack. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/wffW8MS_EIk

Anti-Tank Platoon / Employment in Defense
"Positions which permit flanking fire on approaching tanks are most desirable. Positions near the first terrain feature in the rear of the main line of resistance should be selected, provided they permit the desired fire in front of the main line of resistance."
United States Army, Field Manual FM7-35 Antitank Company, Infantry Regiment and Antitank Platoon, Infantry Battalion (1944), Chapter 3, Section 1, para 207a.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:06 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 25 Nijmegen Bridge Clearance, an airborne infantry company from the 82nd Airborne Division must clear the remainder of Nijmegen to allow XXX Corps to advance. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/nZ6_5ffkIfo

Rifle Company / Conduct of Attack
"One of the most effective means of coordinating the action of attacking and supporting elements and combining their action in both place and in time is the designation of successive objectives and the organization of successive bases of fire. The company commander designates successive objectives throughout the course of the attack, and wherever the situation requires he organizes a base of fire in support of each bound of advance."
United States Army, Field Manual FM7-5, Organization and Tactics of Infantry The Rifle Battalion (1940), para 278b.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:07 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 26 Anti Tank Ambush Arnhem West, an infantry company from the British First Airborne Division executes an anti-tank ambush to defend the Relief West Approach. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/Dc7YTxsbT48

Artillery in position warfare
"In the defence, the bulk of the artillery will be sited so as to bring the full weight of its fire on an enemy attacking the main system."
United Kingdom, Field Service Regulations Volume 2 Operations-General (1935), Chapter IX, Section 86, Paragraph 2.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:16 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 27 Arnhem Bridge Defence, Frost's men must fight against tanks and infantry to retain control of the Bridge. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/0EXE4PGMReE

The Defence / Anti-tank defence
"The anti-tank guns will be sited to cover the probable avenues of tank approach and localities liable to tank attack. They should be disposed in depth, and concealment will be of importance, as the enemy will attempt to neutralize them by fire or smoke, if located."
United Kingdom, Infantry Training: Training and War (1937), Chapter XII, Section 79, Paragraph 5.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:16 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 28 Fire Support at Oosterbeek LZ, a company from the British 1st Airborne Division fights in protracted defence of the Oosterbeek Landing Zone. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/OUSWVjiQefk

Further considerations in protracted defence
"The principles which have been referred to in the preceding sections [Chapter XII: Defence] are equally applicable to the case of protracted defence. As time passes, there will be a gradual elaboration of the temporary defences; obstacles and the trench system will be developed and the fire plan will be determined in greater detail."
United Kingdom, Infantry Training: Training and War (1937), Chapter XII, Section 80, Paragraphs 1 and 2.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:17 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 29 In the Heights, the airborne infantry company from the US 82nd Airborne Division has withdrawn under pressure from the landing zone to fight on ground of its choosing in the Groesbeek Heights. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0800hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/ukaijWlzbKw

Outpost Dispositions
"The occupation of the battle position is ordinarily covered by a completely organized outpost...The outpost is usually strong in machine guns and provided with antitank weapons...So far as practicable, they control the intervals by provision for the development of a powerful volume of flanking fire from automatic weapons."
United States Army, Field Manual FM7-5, Organization and Tactics of Infantry The Rifle Battalion (1940), para 110.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:18 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 30 Son South, surviving US forces from the Son Bridge are reinforced by British Army forces from XXX Corps. "Boy, are you a sight for sore eyes!" It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 0900hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/Jb65COUjGkA

Armoured units in the defence
"...there may occasionally be ground which offers protection and concealment for tanks in close proximity to the forward defences; if there is, tanks may be used effectively in the immediate counter-attack and may be able to inflict heavy casualties on the enemy."
United Kingdom, Field Service Regulations Volume 2 Operations-General (1935), Chapter VII, Section 71, Paragraph 1.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:16 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 31 Retaking Groesbeek LZ, a full strength parachute infantry company from the 82nd Airborne Division must retake Groesbeek Landing Zone from the Germans in order to secure resupply for our forces in the Nijmegen sector. It is Day 3 of Operation Market Garden, 1000hrs on 19 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/IiCBNyhU02U

The Attack / Advance Through Hostile Position
"The attack must be pushed through the depth of the hostile position to the company final objective without allowing the enemy any opportunity to reconstitute his defense. The company commander employs every means at his disposal to maintain continuity of the attack and exploits without delay every advantage gained."
United States Army, Field Manual FM7-10 Rifle Company, Rifle Regiment (1942), Chapter 2, Section III, para 23a.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:16 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 32 WW2 British Tank Doctrine, we take a short break from the battles and examine historical World War Two British tank doctrine and tactics.
https://youtu.be/gd4J38RYy6Y
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:17 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

Episode 33 is an After Action Review of Day Three, reviewing progress, drawing out some lessons learned, and considering what tomorrow will bring, with a historical video to finish.
https://youtu.be/MYUu5wJVeew
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:37 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 34 Tank Ambush Son South, American paratroops supported by British tanks and tank destroyers conduct a tank ambush at Son South. It is Day 4 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 20 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/iPRVgPNc79w

Defence
"Guns should be sited in depth primarily to cover the most likely tank approaches. It will also be necessary to protect the fronts, flanks and rear of those localities, which owing to the lie of the ground are liable to neutralization by tanks acting in support of an infantry attack."
United Kingdom, Military Training Pamphlet No 19, Tactical Handling of Anti-Tank Regiments (1939), Section 4, paragraph v.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:38 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 35 Anti Tank Linear Ambush, British tank destroyers and American bazooka teams construct a linear ambush at the Groesbeek Heights. It is Day 4 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 20 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/ENyZ6C5uEqs

Tactical Employment in General
"The essence of anti-tank artillery tactics is surprise action from well-concealed positions at effective range."
United Kingdom, Military Training Pamphlet No 19, Tactical Handling of Anti-Tank Regiments (1939), Section 3, paragraph i.
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:38 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 36 Massive Assault on Arnhem West, British paratroops at Arnhem West must defend against a massive German assault. It is Day 4 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 20 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/SYJEZR09iSg

Defence / Outline of defence
"Defended localities in tank country will be built up on the plan for anti-tank defence. In making any plan involving defence the commander must have his anti-tank plan clear in his head from the very start."
United Kingdom, Infantry Training - Part 1: The Infantry Battalion (1944), paragraph 133.
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Antony_nz

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:02 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

Good stuff.

Are you looking forward to the polish attack?
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:19 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

Very much so!! Some of the toughest fighting of the campaign!
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GusMcDollGames

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:22 am Post subject: Re: Allied Grand Campaign in HD on YouTube Reply with quote

In Episode 37 German Tanks Arnhem Bridge, British paratroopers continue to defend the Arnhem Bridge against a determined German attack. It is Day 4 of Operation Market Garden, 0600hrs on 20 September 1944.
https://youtu.be/IHuYgWYywKc

Defence / Outline of defence
"The commander of any defensive operation must therefore be expert at choosing the ground that controls the area for which he is responsible. He must plan to hold that ground at all costs, but he must also be able to counter-attack with a strong mobile force against any enemy who may penetrate into his position."
United Kingdom, Infantry Training - Part 1: The Infantry Battalion (1944), paragraph 131b.
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