Sabaton on julkaissut uudet lyriikkavideot viimeisimmän “The Great War” –albuminsa kappaleista “Attack Of The Dead Men” sekä ”Devil Dogs” . Yhtye nähdään Suomessa jälleen ensi kesällä Tampereen Rockfestissä.
”Attack Of The Dead Men” kertoo Osowiecin linnakkeen taistelusta vuonna 1915:
During the Battle of Osowiec Fortress in 1915, German Field Marshal Paul Von Hindenburg ordered the bombardment of the fortress with an artillery barrage of chlorine gas to eradicate the 900 Russian defenders. After the bombardment 7,000 German soldiers advanced upon the fortress expecting little to no resistance when 100 disfigured Russians, coughing up blood and pieces of their own lungs, surprised the Germans with a counter-charge. The zombie-like Russians opened fire and attacked the Germans with affixed bayonets causing mass panic and forced the Germans to flee back into their own traps inflicting more casualties. The remaining Russian defenders who survived the gas attacks seized the opportunity to raze the fortress and withdraw while the Germans hesitated. ”The Attack of the Dead Men” spawned German legends about unkillable Russian soldiers rising from the dead to fight.
”Devil Dogs” sijoittuu kesäkuulle 1918:
Though unconfirmed, it has been widely accepted the U.S. Marine Corps’ nickname, the “Devil Dogs”, originated from the Germans at the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918 for the Marine’s relentless tenacity as vigorous shock troops and remarkable marksmen. The Marines assaulted the advancing German lines at Hill 142 five times and five times they were repelled however on the sixth assault the Marines broke through and eradicated the German presence from the forest.
”The deadliest weapon in the world is a United States Marine and his rifle.” – U.S. General John Pershing
Kuva: Peter Saari ©Metalliluola