Friday, February 22, 2013

On this day...

in 1991, the US Army won the greatest tank battle you never heard of.

Battle of 73 Easting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Battle of 73 Easting, by Captain H.R. McMaster (.pdf)


Tam said...

There are people who haven't heard of 73 Easting?

(Although the one quote regarding those tank shoot-'em-ups that sticks in my head was from Medina Ridge, where the Iron Brigade had all three battalions advancing in line and one guy related how each company would crest the ridge and just start firing up targets directly to its front, and he said something like "It was like no Grafenwoehr I've ever seen, I couldn't imagine the size of a target that would let all those tanks be shooting...")

NotClauswitz said...

It's news to me, thanks for the reading assignment - McMaster should run for President.