Category: Military

  • Download The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73: From the Maccabees to the by Samuel Rocca PDF

    By Samuel Rocca

    In the course of the moment century BC the dynasties of Herod and the Hasmoneans have been accountable for an immense programme of fortress improvement. Samuel Rocco examines the development, layout and background of those forts - starting from the traditional fort of Masada to Herod's personal palace, the Temple Mount and the partitions that defended Jerusalem in 3 centuries of civil stife and clash with Rome.

    Modern images and full-color art recreate the websites, when exciting money owed of the sieges that those forts continued and considerate research of the successes and screw ups in their shielding gains illustrate their significance in early Judaean heritage.
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  • Download The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 by Dick Couch PDF

    By Dick Couch

    With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the hardest, longest, and such a lot relentless army
    training within the world.

    What does it take to develop into a army SEAL? What makes gifted, clever younger males volunteer for actual punishment, chilly water, and days with no sleep? within the Warrior Elite, former army SEAL Dick sofa files the method that transforms younger males into warriors. SEAL education is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to discover males with personality, braveness, and the burning wish to win in any respect bills, males who may really die than surrender.
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  • Download War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars by Andrew Carroll PDF

    By Andrew Carroll

    In 1998, Andrew Carroll based the Legacy undertaking, with the target of remembering americans who've served their country and keeping their letters for posterity. because then, over 50,000 letters have poured in from round the nation. approximately 2 hundred of them include this awesome assortment — together with never-before-published letters that seem within the new afterword.
    Here are letters from the Civil warfare, global battle I, international battle II, Korea, the chilly struggle, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf struggle, Somalia, and Bosnia — dramatic eyewitness debts from front strains, poignant expressions of affection for kin and kingdom, insightful reflections at the nature of battle. Amid the voices of universal squaddies, marines, airmen, sailors, nurses, reporters, spies, and chaplains are letters through such mythical figures as Gen. William T. Sherman, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernie Pyle, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Julia baby, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, and Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. gathered in War Letters, they're an unbelievable ancient checklist, a robust tribute to those that fought, and a party of the iconic energy of letters.
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  • Download Bomber Command: Kept in the Dark by John Stubbington PDF

    By John Stubbington

    This interesting ancient revelation is going to the very middle of British and Allied Intelligence in the course of global conflict II, in particular within the context of making plans, keep watch over and implementation of the mixed bomber offensive opposed to Germany. There are sound arguments in response to respectable files that the dealing with of a lot air intelligence used to be defective and purposes to think that a few departments inside of Whitehall have been prompted by way of parochial and private attitudes that interfered with the choice of strategic objectives and the making plans of the bombing offensives. In a few departments inside of Whitehall or even the Air Ministry, there has been a culpable failure to appreciate and take pleasure in the operational services and boundaries of the RAF and USAAF bomber forces. After the evacuation of the BEF the one technique of destroying the Axis construction of palms and munitions fell to the RAF and this was once their leading target for the remainder of the struggle. The destruction of hands factories, energy stations, air and send construction was once the underlining aim, even supposing while certain pursuits, equivalent to the break-outs of the German navy's significant warships and U-Boats have been deemed very important, the RAF have been anticipated to react instantly. a lot of Britain's intelligence was once accrued from the German ENIGMA indications and have become referred to as extremely with a safety category of such a lot mystery. except the intense paintings at Bletchley Park there have been different inputs from partisans all through occupied Europe, Allied brokers and numerous types of reconnaissance. It was once a brand new kind of struggle that constructed and better because the warfare stepped forward yet all too usually the bomber squadrons have been positioned into pointless peril via vague and unthinking calls for from the top degrees of presidency.
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  • Download Roman Military Clothing (3): AD 400-640 (Men-at-Arms 425) by Raffaele D'Amato PDF

    By Raffaele D'Amato

    This booklet is the concluding a part of a rigorous research of theliterary, sculptural, pictorial and archaeological proof for Roman army garments, overlaying the final days of the Western Empire, and the for much longer list of the japanese, within the fifth to seventh centuries. The proof from this vastly vibrant interval – whilst Germanic and Persian kinds, first brought by way of mercenaries, have been largely followed by way of Roman armies – is very wealthy. The textual content is illustrated with many photos of infrequent cloth reveals, and mosaic art; with cautious drawings of alternative figurative assets; and with Graham Sumner’s meticulous and remarkable color reconstructions.
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  • Download A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots by John O'Bryan PDF

    By John O'Bryan

    Sooner or later a prehistoric man picked up a rock and threw it at whatever. And the heritage of guns started. Comedy author and weapon nerd John O'Bryan relays the freaky highlights of man's centuries-old obsession with weaponry. He hilariously explains the mace, the morning famous person, and the guy catcher, whereas conveying genuine information regarding each one weapon: its heritage, makes use of, and badass capability. Flipping via history's highlights, readers will know about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin priests. This final compendium of remarkable guns provides all of the unusually real information absolute to provoke anyone who's ever made a gun with their arms and acknowledged, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"
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  • Download Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-45 (New Vanguard, Volume 8) by David Fletcher PDF

    By David Fletcher

    The Matilda used to be the relevant British infantry tank within the early years of global struggle II. It served with the BEF in France and later in North Africa, the place it earned the name 'Queen of the Desert'. Outclassed by means of more and more strong German anti-tank guns, it nonetheless remained an influence within the South-East Pacific, and was once saved in carrier until eventually the top of the struggle through Australian forces. during this identify, David Fletcher offers with Marks I to V. improvement and operational background are mentioned, in addition to provider in different international locations, together with Germany and Russia. various variations also are lined, together with the prototype 'Hedgehog' bunker-busting weapon.

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  • Download British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (1): Field Artillery by Chris Henry PDF

    By Chris Henry

    This identify is the 1st of 2 volumes interpreting the artillery gear of the British forces throughout the progressive and Napoleonic Wars, in addition to Wellington's campaigns in India. all through this era the British military used either Foot and Horse artillery, largely utilizing both the 9-pounder gun or the 5.5 inch box howitzer within the box. additionally lined are the smaller box weapons within the three- and 6-pounder different types and the biggest, the 12-pounder box gun. This name covers the layout and improvement of the weapons, the agency of the troops and their operational histories.

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  • Download Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our by Michael Sledge PDF

    By Michael Sledge

    What occurs to individuals of the USA militia once they die? Why do infantrymen endanger their lives to get better the continues to be in their comrades? Why does the army spend huge, immense assets and chance extra fatalities to get better the our bodies of the fallen, even a long time after the cessation of hostilities? Soldier Dead is the 1st ebook to totally handle the advanced actual, social, spiritual, fiscal, and political matters about the is still of fellows and girls who die whereas serving their nation. In doing so, Michael Sledge unearths the meanings of the warfare useless for households, infantrymen, and the kingdom as a whole.

    Why does recuperating the is still of servicepeople topic? Soldier Dead examines this query and offers a radical research of the strategies of restoration, identity, go back, burial, and remembrance of the useless. Sledge lines the ways that the dealing with of our Soldier lifeless has developed through the years and the way those alterations have mirrored not just advances in know-how and features but additionally the moving attitudes of the general public, executive, and armed forces. He additionally considers the emotional rigidity skilled by means of those that deal with the useless; the ongoing efforts to retrieve our bodies from Korea and somewhere else; and the way unresolved concerns concerning the remedy of enemy useless proceed to impact U.S. overseas kin.

    Skillfully incorporating excerpts from interviews, own correspondence and diaries, army documents, and journalistic accounts-as good as never-before-published photos and his personal reflections-Michael Sledge provides a transparent, concise, and compassionate tale approximately what the lifeless suggest to the residing. all through Soldier Dead, the voices of the fallen are heard, as are these of kinfolk and army team of workers chargeable for the useless prior to ultimate disposition. now and then hectic and at different instances encouraging, they're constantly strong as they communicate of threat, accountability, braveness, dedication, and care.

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  • Download Spring Manoeuvres by Peter Gilmour PDF

    By Peter Gilmour

    Douglas Low has reached the final slice of lifestyles. recuperating from a middle , he retires to a cottage on Holy Loch, his wish that this ultimate chew can be a candy one. For Edith, his invalid spouse, the single want is that new shorelines may perhaps convey reduction from sour, continual pain.Douglas unearths respite of his personal within the type of Helen, his vacationing lover.

    This new existence, lived within the shadow of stationed American forces, unearths a steady, clandestine rhythm. yet this is often complex by means of the coming of his son, an unpredictable drifter who quickly ruffles American feathers.

    Peter Gilmour's special voice follows his fantastically drawn characters as they face the unpredictability of destiny, every one touched by way of the tough creep of expiration. A well timed novel, Spring Manoeuvres addresses the blurring traces among security, career and invasion, and the alternative among compromise and sacrifice.
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