Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mecanismo de disparo del FN FAL (fusil)

El mecanismo de disparo en repetición y automático del fusíl de asalto FN FAL es uno de los más confiables en la historia del siglo XX, como lo podrán ver en el video animación de abajo. Fabricado a partir de 1953, el FAL es una arma no solamente confiable sino que también muy precisa y cuenta con un sistema de gas para la recarga y eyección automática de la munición y el casquillo respectivamente. Tiene un cilindro de gases y un pistón con resorte que participan en la toma de gases de la ignición de la munición (7,62x51mm) y el retroceso de la corredera y cerrojo.

A pesar de los años transcurridos, el FN FAL, de origen Belga, aun es utilizado por los ejércitos y fuerzas de seguridad de diferentes paises. Durante la Guerra Fría fue el fusíl reglamentario de los ejércitos de Bélgica, Alemania, Holanda, Argentina, Sud-Africa, Brasil, Ruanda, etc. Solo los finos granos de arena del desierto de Oriente Medio pudieron atascar su mecanismo de accionamiento de carga y eyección durante la Guerra de los Seis Días de junio de 1967, pero aguantó bien la humedad y el barro de la selva en las operaciones anti-insurgente contra las guerrillas marxistas en Latinoamérica en las décadas de 1960, 1970 y 1980.

Abajo, video ilustrativo que muestra el funcionamiento del fusíl FAL.



Monday, October 18, 2021

Mecanismo del AK-47

En este video pueden ver el mecanismo de disparo del viejo fusíl de la Guerra Fría, el AK-47 Kalashnikov. Diseñado en 1947 y producido desde 1947, tiene un accionamiento de gas para la recarga automática de la recámara del mismo. Disparaba munición de 7,62x30mm y empleaba cargador de 30 rondas.

Si bien no tiene la fineza y precisión del FN FAL, el AK-47 es una arma muy confiable, y su accionamiento no falla, aún en condiciones ambientales de polvo, tierra y humedad.

Mecanismo de disparo del Kalashnikov, bien claro (video)



Saturday, October 16, 2021

17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen

The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen was a powerful military unit of the Waffen-SS. It was created on October 3, 1943, being put together using men transferred from other units. In the following months, it would be beefed up, with tanks, armored vehicles, guns, and combat-experienced officers from the Eastern Front.

Composition

The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division was composed of the SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 37, the SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 38, the SS-Panzer Abteilung 17 (anti-tank guns unit), the SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung, SS-Artillerie Regiment 17, SS Flak Abteilung 17, SS-Panzer Aufklärung Abteilung 17, and the SS Pionier Bataillon 17.

Military Campaigns

By mid 1944, the SS Götz von Berlichingen Division had been assigned to the LXXXIV Corps of the 7th German Army. During the Battle of Normandy, the first 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division's unit to reach the front and engage the enemy was the SS-Panzer Aufklärung Abteilung 17 (the armored reconnaissance company). This spearhead unit fought against the British 7th Armoured Division on June 10, near Trévières, causing heavy damage and casualties to the British. Meanwhile, the rest of the division advance ground to a halt due to fuel shortage.

Having been refueled, the bulk of the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division reached Périers, southwest of Carentan, on June 11. There, it was reinforced with the Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6, which had suffered heavy losses fighting against the US Army. On June 13, the SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 37, along with the Fallschirmjäger, engaged the US 101st Airborne Division in fierce fighting. It is known as the Battle of Bloody Gulch. Since the US 101st had been reinforced with two armored regiments from the US 2nd Armored Division, these elements of the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division were forced to fall back. However, this Waffen-SS unit would see again combat action near Carentan in the following weeks.

By mid July, the SS Götz von Berlichingen Division had suffered heavy losses due to Allied fighters (P-51 Mustang), used in the ground-attack role. On July 28, the remnants of the 17th SS Panzergrenadier and the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich got trapped on narrow roads by Allied armored divisions. Although they managed to punch a gap and get out the encirclement, Allied aircraft had caused heavy losses in equipment and casualties.

Viciously mauled, the remnants of the SS Götz von Berlichingen Division was attached to the 2nd SS Panzer Division but as a battlegroup, under Jakob Fick. On August 7, they launched a counteroffensive. However, due to the loss of men and materiel, what was left of 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division was disbanded after they had fallen back to the Seine River. The heavy losses had mainly been caused by Allied ground-attack aircraft, because Germany had already lost the air supremacy of the European skies, while the main hindrance was due to fuel shortages.

Nevertheless, the SS Götz von Berlichingen Division was entirely rebuilt from scratch at the end of August and September, using remnants from other units. Then it was attached to the XIII SS Panzer Korps. In the following weeks, their men held off Allied attacks around the town of Dornot, south of Metz. In December, 1944, this SS Division, with a combat strength of only 3,500 men and 20 armored vehicles, was redeployed in the area around Saarbrücken and the West Wall defenses, taking part in Operation Nordwind.

In February and March 1945, the 17th SS Panzergrenadier fought against vicious Allied attacks in the area near Rimlingen. Finally, on May 7, 1945, their exhausted and wounded men surrendered to the US Army near Achensee in southern Germany.

Below, the SS division armband from the field uniform.


Below, two Waffen-SS soldiers from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division in France before the Battle of Normandy.


Below, three StuG III assault guns (self-propelled 75-mm anti-tank guns) getting ready for action.


Friday, October 15, 2021

Battle of Normandy (summary)

The Battle of Normandy began with the Allied airborne insertion of three army paratroop divisions behind enemy lines in the early hours of June 6, 1944. It was immediately followed by the landing on the Normandy shores, in northern France, by American, British, and Canadian forces at 06:30 hours, on June 6. This amphibian invasion had been preceded by intense naval gun bombardment from five Allied battleships and twenty five cruisers to soften up the terrain to be conquered. This WW2 military campaign was known under the code name of Operation Overlord, which succeeded the Allied campaign in Italy that had begun in 1943.

The fighting against the Wehrmacht units was much harder than the Allies had thought. The airborne units did not achieve their objectives as they got scattered all over the Cotentin Peninsula, with many troops getting lost. It took several days for the amphibian units to completely break out of their beachheads, with Cherbourg being captured on June 26, while the battle for Caen was vicious and long as it finally fell in British hands in late August, 1944.

Military units and their assignments

The night insertion was carried out by the US Army's 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, and the British 6th Airborne Division as they had to take objectives on the Cotentin Peninsula and the bridges over the Caen canal and the Orne River respectively. Meanwhile, the coastal area to be taken had been divided into five sectors, or beaches, where a vicious battle began.

The US 4th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach. After breaching the German defenses, their men swung right and moved up along the Cotentin Peninsula and participated in the capture of Cherbourg. Reinforced by elements from the 29th Division, US 1st Infantry Division went ashore at Omaha Beach, which was heavily defended; there, the fighting was brutal as the Americans suffered heavy losses. Meanwhile, the US Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion secured Pointe du Hoc, an strategic location. All these units belonged to the US 1st Army, under Omar Bradley.

The British Army's 50th Infantry Division, the 8th Armoured Brigade, and the 47 Commando landed on Gold Beach. The British 1st Infantry Division and the 1st Armoured Brigade secured Juno Beach. Meanwhile, Sword Beach was taken by the British 3rd Infantry Division. Both the 1st and the 3rd Infantry Division included Canadian Regiments.

For the defense of Western Europe, the German High Command had deployed 50 infantry and armored divisions both in France and Belgium, under the overall command of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt. The German forces included three Waffen-SS Panzer Divisions, which made up the II SS Panzer Corps, as well as a Fallschirmjäger (German paratroopers) division. All these units were organized around the 7th and 15th Army, which constituted Army Group B.

Below, map of Operation Overlord's landing and objectives

 
 Operation Overlord footage (video)
 


Casa de los Alberdi (foto)

La casa donde nació Juan Bautista Alberdi se encontraba ubicada en la esquina de las actuales calles 24 de Septiembre y 25 de Mayo, frente a la plaza Independencia de San Miguel de Tucumán, otrora plaza mayor cuando aún no nos habíamos emancipado de España. La casa había sido adquirida, ampliada y remodelada por su padre Don Salvador Alberdi, un próspero comerciante basco-español. La misma se encontraba contigua a la casa de los Padillas, donde hoy es un museo, y sobre la misma vereda del viejo cabildo (que también sería demolido para construir la actual casa de gobierno de Tucumán).

Abajo, foto-daguerrotipo de la casa donde naciera Juan Bautista Alberdi el 29 de agosto de 1810. Fue tomada hacia fines del siglo XIX antes de ser demolida (desafortunadamente). Actualmente existe una pizzería y un edificio de departamentos. A los lejos y de fondo, se puede observar la silueta del cerro San Javier, ubicado al oeste de la ciudad capital.


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Australian Police Repression

The footage you can see in this free press video is a clear and tangible prove of the brutal and murderous repression which is carried out by the Australian police force against ordinary citizens. The dictatorship established by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Parliament can only be compared to Mao's or Stalin's regime. The irony is that the Australian government has been formed by the "Liberal Party"; however, the order given to the police to viciously crack down on the people has violated fundamental civil and human rights as their members deserve the full penalty of law. Like the Nazi military in 1947, the Prime Minister, the members of parliament, and the governors deserve a Nuremberg Trial.

It is very hard to believe that an Australian government has become the kind of despotic dictatorship the Aussie military fiercely fought against in the past in Europe and in Asia in World War I and WWII and in Korea. If the Australian Army and Navy personnel do not do anything to put a stop to the bloodshed in the street, then they are traitors! And then it is left to the people to take matters into their own hands and start a freedom revolution.

Watch the video from FreeWorldNews.TV, the independent press of the people.


 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

John F Kennedy on Secret Societies

In a 1962's speech, President John F. Kennedy had warned us against the danger of secret societies, whose members seems to be always scheming and plotting to get political and economic advantage over the rest of the population. He started addressing the people of the United States by saying that "the very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings...".

In a democratic republic, a government's economic and political policies must be public, not secret. Anyone or group of people (elites) doing secret activities, it is because it is something illegal brewing, which is harmful to the people and their civil liberties. John Fitzgerald Kennedy would be assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.

Listen to his speech (video)


 

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