German Armies' Enormous Handicap On West Front LITTLE TO STOP ALLIES Rec. 1 p.m. LONDON, July 20. At the end of the European war 80 per cent of all the Imperial armies were fully mechanised compared with 15 per cent •of the German armies, said Sir William Rootes ; exchairman of the Supply Council in the Supply. Ministry in a' speech. "Now we know," he said, "why once the German armour was pierced and the three great battles of Caen, the Ardennes and the. Rhine fought there was little to stop us, except partially-mechanised units with, incredible as it may seem, horse-drawn field artillery."
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LOW MECHANISATION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945
LOW MECHANISATION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945
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