Nighttime conditions in North Africa during World War 2

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Re: Nighttime conditions in North Africa during World War 2

Post by Gooner1 » 13 Oct 2021 15:10

John Hilly wrote:
13 Oct 2021 12:51
Urmel wrote:
12 Oct 2021 14:04
Horses and Zebras.
Meaning?
The infantry 'break-in' operations at night that Eighth Army became expert at don't count as propah fighting.
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Re: Nighttime conditions in North Africa during World War 2

Post by Gooner1 » 13 Oct 2021 15:11

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Re: Nighttime conditions in North Africa during World War 2

Post by Urmel » 13 Oct 2021 16:42

John Hilly wrote:
13 Oct 2021 12:51
Urmel wrote:
12 Oct 2021 14:04
Horses and Zebras.
Meaning?
Old saying, when you hear hoofbeats, it's normally horses, even though Zebras would be more exciting.

I see Gooner1 is also here now to add some real value. Yay Gooner, those nighttime pictures from Bardia rock. The assault was timed for nautical twilight, 0530 hours. Don't bother responding, I'm now going back to ignoring you.
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Re: Nighttime conditions in North Africa during World War 2

Post by Gooner1 » 13 Oct 2021 17:06

Urmel wrote:
13 Oct 2021 16:42
Yay Gooner, those nighttime pictures from Bardia rock. The assault was timed for nautical twilight, 0530 hours.
The coldest part of the day in the desert. :milsmile:

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