Category: Military

  • Download The Eastern Front 1914-1917 by Norman Stone PDF

    By Norman Stone

    'Without query one of many classics of post-war ancient scholarship, Stone's boldly conceived and brilliantly achieved publication opened the eyes of a new release of younger British historians raised on stories of the Western trenches to the the most important value of the japanese entrance within the First global War' Niall Ferguson 'Scholarly, lucid, wonderful, in keeping with a radical wisdom of Austrian and Russian assets, it sharply revises conventional assumptions in regards to the First international War.'
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  • Download U.S. Aircraft Weapons of Operation Iraqi Freedom by Bert Kinzey PDF

    By Bert Kinzey

    Contents: Unmanned Aerial cars (UAV); U. S. military: strive against plane; U. S. military: aid plane; U. S. army: the traditional Mariner Flies a brand new project; Marine Air Operations; U. S. Air strength: The Strategic Bombing crusade; U. S. Air strength: The Tactical Air crusade; U. S. Air strength: aid plane; Aerial guns: Air-to-Air Missiles; Aerial guns: Joint Direct assault Munitions (JDAM); Aerial guns: Laser Guided Bombs (LGB); Aerial guns: Air-to-Ground Missiles; Aerial guns: common Bombs; Coalition companions.
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  • Download Observers and Navigators: And Other Non-Pilot Aircrew in the by Wg Cdr C.G. Jefford PDF

    By Wg Cdr C.G. Jefford

    This name first seemed in 2001 to common acclaim, fast went out of print and has remained so when you consider that. the writer, intervening time, has endured his examine and the result's this up-to-date version, over part so long as the 1st, with stacks of recent pictures. completely crucial reference for all these drawn to army aviation.
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  • Download Marines Under Armor: The Marine Corps and the Armored by Kenneth W. Estes PDF

    By Kenneth W. Estes

    During this tale of fellows, machines and missions, Kenneth Estes tells how the U.S. Marine Corps got here to obtain the armored scuffling with motor vehicle and what it attempted to do with it. The longtime Marine tank officer and famous army historian deals an insider's view of the Corps's acquisition and use of armored scuffling with automobiles over the process numerous generations, a view that illustrates the features of the Corps as an army establishment and of the boys who've guided its improvement. His e-book examines the making plans, acquisition, and employment of tanks, amphibian tractors, and armored vehicles and explores the guidelines that ended in the fielding of those guns structures besides the doctrines and strategies meant for them, and their real use in combat.

    Drawing on archival assets formerly untouched through researchers and interviews of either earlier and serving crewmen, Estes offers a distinct and unheralded tale that's choked with new details and research of the armored automobiles, their leaders, and the boys who drove those metal chariots into conflict. Such authoritative aspect and documentation of the choices to obtain, enhance, and set up armored devices within the U.S. Marine Corps assures the book's acknowledgement as a definitive reference.
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  • Download RAF Southend by Peter Brown PDF

    By Peter Brown

    RAF Southend focuses in diary-type structure at the airport among October 1940 and August 1944, from whilst it grew to become a fighter station in its personal correct, to it turning into an armament perform camp later within the battle. It describes the manning and upkeep of the ahead fighter station, frequently lower than assault, and follows the various fortunes of the workers and team of workers who have been published there, and the highs and lows and sometimes tragic occasions that happened on and round the aerodrome. It additionally provides in-depth information of the various shielding and offensive operations performed through a few of the RAF fighter squadrons whereas dependent there. via interviews with ex-staff and eyewitnesses 'who have been there' and the meticulous cross-referencing of unique fabric, it makes for a truly actual and fascinating learn for individuals with an curiosity in neighborhood heritage and/or aviation and army background.
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  • Download Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest by Mitchell Zuckoff PDF

    By Mitchell Zuckoff

    Two harrowing crashes . . . A vanished rescue aircraft . . . A determined struggle for all times in a frozen, antagonistic land . . . the hunt to unravel a seventy-year-old mystery

    The writer of the wreck New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La provides a gripping actual tale of persistence, bravery, ingenuity, and honor set within the giant Arctic desert of global battle II and today.

    On November five, 1942, a U.S. shipment airplane on a regimen flight slammed into the Greenland ice cap. 4 days later, a B-17 at the search-and-rescue venture grew to become misplaced in a stunning typhoon and likewise crashed. Miraculously, all 9 males at the B-17 survived. The U.S. army introduced a moment bold rescue operation, however the Grumman Duck amphibious airplane despatched to discover the lads flew right into a critical hurricane and vanished.

    In this exciting event, Mitchell Zuckoff deals a spellbinding account of those harrowing failures and the destiny of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time areas us on the heart of a bunch of valiant airmen combating to stick alive via 148 days of a brutal Arctic iciness by means of sheltering from subzero temperatures and cruel blizzards within the tail element of the damaged B-17 until eventually an day trip headed through famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen makes an attempt to carry them to safety.

    But that's purely a part of the tale that unfolds in Frozen in Time. In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the U.S. Coast safeguard and North South Polar--a corporation led through the indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza, who labored for years to unravel the secret of the Duck's final flight--on a deadly day trip to recuperate the is still of the misplaced plane's crew.

    Drawing on in depth learn and Zuckoff 's firsthand account of the dramatic 2012 day trip, Frozen in Time is a panoramic mixture of puzzle, experience, heroism, and survival. it's also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our army body of workers and their families--and a tribute to the real, perilous, and often-overlooked paintings of the U.S. Coast protect.
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  • Download Lines of Torres Vedras 1809-11 (Fortress, Volume 7) by Ian Fletcher PDF

    By Ian Fletcher

    Following the conflict of Bussaco on 27 September 1810 Wellington's seriously outnumbered troops started to withdraw in the direction of Lisbon. by way of the night of nine October the British and Portuguese started to withdraw in the back of a line of protective works that were outfitted to the north of Lisbon. those weren't the rudimentary box works that the French expected, yet a major community of forts, batteries and redoubts whose building were began the former November - the traces of Torres Vedras. This 30-mile-wide line utilised the area's ordinary defences, damming rivers, scarping hillsides, blocking off roads and constructing forts upon just about all of the hills. This identify describes its layout, production and effectiveness within the face of French assaults.
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  • Download Keep your head down : one commando's brutally honest account by Nathan Mullins PDF

    By Nathan Mullins

    A brutally sincere, poignant, yet now and then hilarious account of scuffling with in Afghanistan with the two Commando corporation of the Australian military Reserve

    Nathan Mullins deployed to Afghanistan as a different Forces Commando. Spearheading Australia's certain Operations troops, he and different Australians like him sought the Taliban within the valleys and hills of Uruzgan via Afghanistan's harsh wintry weather whereas while trying to carry a human face to the villagers stuck in the midst of the struggling with. They lived with the day-by-day chance of roadside bombs, ambush, and firefights, the place survival intended studying to learn the symptoms to figure out buddy from foe; they usually did what they can to alleviate the grim results of conflict at the males, girls, and kids of the civilian inhabitants stuck within the crossfire. yet those weren't standard squaddies. convinced, they'd knowledgeable for years for the function yet those have been citizen squaddies, reservists who had set aside their traditional jobs as salesmen, farmers, scientists, legal professionals, and scholars to struggle Australia's "war on terror." it is a brutally sincere, first-hand account that takes you into the heart of the motion and asks a few difficult questions. what's Australia doing in Afghanistan? What might profitable that conflict appear like? What makes a guy go away his kinfolk to visit conflict whilst he does not need to? Can there be this sort of factor as a simply struggle? Nathan Mullins is not a customary specified Forces soldier. In his day activity he's the foreign software supervisor for Australian relief foreign, a humanitarian association that responds to mess ups and emergencies round the globe.

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