Request for assistenace to identify artillery batteries

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Post by drewsart » 27 Mar 2007 00:33

Good morning gentlemen,

Ok second attempt at posting the final Ottoman Artillery OOB and a re-think on the maths. :)

So to recap on the evening of the 30th October 1917 the deployment of Ottoman artillery at Beersheba/Birü's-sebi was as follows

2 x Batteries, 2nd Bn/43th Artillery III, (8 guns Mountain 75mm), positioned to the western front between Sebi-Tellü'?-?eria railway and Sebi Valley.

2 x Batteries, 1st Bn/13th Artillery III (8 guns Mountain 75mm) positioned to the south west between Sebi River and Damascus and Pelune Hills

1 x Battery, 2nd Bn/39th Artillery III (4 guns Mountain 75mm) positioned to the north of Izmir Hill.

1 x Battery, 2nd Bn/39th Artillery III (4 Guns Field 75mm QF) Regt positioned as general reserve - possibly being the formation confused in Allied and German official histories as being an Austrian battery due to its accuracy and QF ability.

1 x Battery, Composite Horse Battery 3rd Cav XX (4 Guns Field 75mm QF). Located at the anti-aircraft redoubt to the west of Birü's-sebi.

Total Batteries 7, total guns 28.


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