again horseshitJune 25 2012 at 9:25 PM
|celtredleg (no login)|
Response to Two US accounts.
you cant have lots of rifles fireing, and suddenly one rings out that you can hear. Nort can you both see where it came from, and the effect at the same time. Jackson is relating what he heard from many sources after the fight. He may well have seen Old Packs go down, if he could have recognized him. But to tell where a SINGLE RIFLE SHOT CAME FROM IN THE MIDDLE OF A BRAWL LIKE THAT? nO WAY, ESPECIALY NOT IF jACKSON WAS DOING WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN, KEEPING AN EYE ON THE BIG PICTURE. Tha sounds very much like post battle editing. Or wishful memory.
Spmewhere you can find the brit account of what they saw in Packenham. A 2" grape makes a very different wound than a rifle ball.
Are you familiar with the Start of WWI? The brits where trained to fire very rapidly at long range. And they where also trained to push through such fire until they took a lot of casualties so as to keep an attack going. So in the forst battles when there was still movement, they would open up on the german infantry at about 600 yards. And the whole front rank would start going down. So the brits where sure they where inflicting huge cas with rifle fire. Only they were not. The germans trained that as soonas you took any cas, you dropped,s o as not to take more than you needed. So the to different doctrines made it seem like something was happening when it wasnt.
Same in a fire fight. You shoot at somebody and he goes down. Very sure you got him. Only 3 other guys did the same and they all think they did it. Everybody cant be right. Look at the red baron. About a dozen guys think they killed him. Took almost 100 years tofigure it out, but they finaly found enugh peices to put it all together. And it wasnt that canadien flyboy either.