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Download E-books Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack PDF

On April sixteen, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze assaults at Okinawa in what the united states military known as "one of the good sea epics of the war." utilizing rankings of non-public interviews with survivors, the memoirs of staff participants, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian John Wukovits breathes lifestyles into this approximately forgotten occasion and makes the ordeal of the Laffey and her staff a narrative for the ages.

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Download E-books Uniforms of the German Soldier: An Illustrated History from 1870 to the Present Day PDF

By Alejandro M. de Quesada

"Originally a quantity workout, "Uniforms of the German Soldier" has been recast as a unmarried huge structure e-book by means of Frontline and i've to assert it really is as lavish because it is gorgeous. increase a suite of pictures like this takes greater than simply time and it's so remarkable i'm little misplaced for phrases, for once."
---Mark Barnes for battle background Online

This ebook lines the evolution of the German military uniform from 1870 to the current day, utilizing approximately 800 images to provide the reader an unheard of research. every one photograph is followed through an in depth caption, explaining attention-grabbing features of the soldier's uniform, insignia and equipment.

It starts off with the German Empire at its top, with the long-lasting spiked Pickelhaube and the colonial troops in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and strikes directly to the field-grey uniforms of the 1st international struggle. After 1918, the uniforms of the Reichswehr and the Freikorps are specified, after which these of the revived Wehrmacht as much as the tip of the second one global battle. The post-war years observed the institution of the Bundeswehr within the West and East Germany's Nationalen Volksarmee, dealing with one another around the border of a divided Germany, sooner than reunification in 1991.

No different country's military has gone through such adjustments some time past century-and-a-half, and this booklet offers a special visible checklist of these changes.

"This is what a high quality reference publication may still feel and appear like. It’s a hefty little bit of equipment and that i do like that during a publication; none of your flimsy nonsense for me. i need books i will placed legs directly to make a desk and this one has certainly received capability. Ten out of ten."
---Mark Barnes for conflict historical past on-line

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Download E-books Hunters & Shooters: An Oral History of the U.S. Navy SEALs in Vietnam PDF

The U.S. army SEALs have lengthy been thought of the most effective, so much brave, squaddies in American army history—an elite scuffling with strength knowledgeable as parachutists, frogmen, demolition specialists, and guerrilla warriors prepared for sea, air, and land strive against. Born out of a proud naval culture courting again to international warfare II, the 1st SEAL groups have been commissioned within the early Sixties. Vietnam used to be their proving ground.

In this amazing quantity, fifteen former SEALs—most of them unique founding crew contributors, or "plankowners"—share their shiny first-person remembrances of motion in Vietnam. listed here are sincere, brutal, and relentlessly exciting tales of covert missions, ferocious firefights, and red-hot chopper insertions and extractions, revealing awesome little-known truths that might simply upload power to the long-lasting SEAL legend.

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Download E-books Wingman#5:Twisted Cross PDF

After 4 brutal years below the rule of thumb of the insane Russian New Order, the United States is ultimately unfastened back, because of top-gun jet fighter, Hawk Hunter. yet a terrifying new probability looms at the southern border. A power-mad military of neo-Nazis plans to spoil the Panama Canal with nuclear time bombs until their calls for for gold are met. Now, Hunter, "The Wingman", needs to cease them--or the newly reborn U.S. will die in its infancy.

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Download E-books Wellington's Peninsular Army (Men-at-Arms, Volume 35) PDF

By James Lawford

In the beginning of the Napoleonic interval, the British Army's list left whatever to be wanted. throughout the Peninsular battle (1808-1814), despite the fact that, Wellington led and educated a military that by no means knew a massive defeat at the box. Even Wellington himself defined his military as "able to head wherever or do anything." This publication examines the ambitious British military which performed a vital part in stalling Napoleon's increase, targeting the workers, infantry, cavalry, artillery and sieges and sappers. a variety of illustrations, together with 8 colour plates, vividly depict the weaponry and uniforms of Wellington's Peninsular Army.

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Download E-books Nakajima Ki43 Hayabusa I-III in JAAF RTAF CAF IPSF Service, (Aircam Aviation, Volume 13) PDF

By Ernest R. McDowell

Aircam Aviation Series
Osprey Publishing

Each book of Aircam Aviation illustrates one kind or significant sub-types of a recognized airplane in complete colour schemes and markings of the Air Forces of the area. each one factor includes 8 pages of colour part view illustrations, assisting black and white plan view drawings displaying the place useful either top and less than surfaces, 100 and twenty-five half-tone images, examples of Unit Insignia of the Worlds Air Forces.

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Download E-books Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified? PDF

By A. C. Grayling

Britain and the united states conducted a big bombing offensive opposed to the towns of Germany and Japan throughout the moment international struggle, which ended with the destruction of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. was once the bombing of civilian pursuits justified by way of the must haves of warfare? Or used to be it, actually, against the law opposed to humanity? How may still we, the descendants of the Allies who gained the victory in that struggle, respond to the ethical problem of the descendants of these whose towns have been precise? A.C. Grayling seems to be on the stands humans took, either for and opposed to, and crucially asks what are the teachings that we will be able to research for this present day approximately how humans may still behave in a global of anxiety and ethical confusion, of terrorism and fragile democracies. Among the useless towns is either a lucid and revealing paintings of recent historical past and an research of moral sense into one of many final final controversies of that point.

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Download E-books Prussian Reserve, Militia & Irregular Troops 1806?15 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Peter Hofschröer

Abnormal, semi-regular and reserve formations comprised a considerable a part of the defense force on the disposal of the Prussian military in the course of the Napoleonic Wars, really in the course of the campaigns of the Wars of Liberation, 1813-15. the dimensions of the rebellion of 1813 required the mobilization of all on hand forces and the usage of all to be had apparatus, and intended that the Prussian military of the Wars of Liberation was once a great deal a patchwork affair. This ebook examines and illustrates the reservists (or Kruemper), the Freikorps and overseas devices, and the military who fought within the Prussian military.

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