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 Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Author: Judith Keene
Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 0826465382
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 17,1 ĚÁ
Language: English
Pages: 310

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 Modern Military Helicopters
Modern Military Helicopters
Author: Paul Beaver
Modern Military Helicopters
Patrick Stephens
1987
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 91 MB

The book covers the most of the modern military helicopters with illustrations and technical specifications.

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 Destroyers: 60 Years
Destroyers: 60 Years
Author: William G. Schofield
Destroyers: 60 Years
Rand McNally & Company
1962
Format: PDF
Pages: 188
Language: English
Size: 24.6 MB

In her sixty years of service, the destroyer has proved herself the most reliable, versatile and indispensable ship of the Navy Now for the first time, the complete story of destroyers and destroyermen in the United States Navy is recorded in dramatic detail. This book is a tribute to rugged men, gallant ships, and heroic deeds. Often outweighed, outgunned, and outpowered, destroyers have written sagas of glory against battleships and cruisers, kamikazes and beach artillery. This is a story of action with North Atlantic convoys and oil South Pacific beachheads; of Hunter-Killer groups and anti-submarine warfare; of shore bombardment and amphibious support Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Omaha Beach, Samar, Lingayen Gulf, Korea, Lebanon, and Formosa are all names solidly linked with the record of destroyer action.

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 Convertiplanes in Action: The VTOL Success Story
Convertiplanes in Action: The VTOL Success Story
Author: Erik Bergaust
Convertiplanes in Action: The VTOL Success Story
G. P. Putnam's Sons
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 80
Language: English
Size: 29.2 MB


Until the day when the great air terminals no longer need long runways, the airplane is—in words attributed to Thomas Edison—"only half invented." Ever since the Wright brothers were airborne at Kitty Hawk, aviation pioneers and engineers have recognized the need for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft. Helicopters are part, but only part, of the solution, as technicians continue to design and test larger and more complex convertiplanes.

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 A History of the U.S. Air Force Ballistic Missiles
A History of the U.S. Air Force Ballistic Missiles
Author: Ernest G. Schwiebert
A History of the U.S. Air Force Ballistic Missiles
Frederick A. Praeger Publishers
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 270
Language: English
Size: 26.3 MB

The conception and creation of the United States Air Force ballistic-missile arsenal, which in the ten short years between 1954 and 1964 saw a research, development, testing, and management endeavor unparalleled in history, is a story that deserves the best possible and most accurate documentation. The American public deserves to know fully how its dollars were spent in developing the strength that, in such great part, deters aggression and preserves the peace we all cherish.

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 Rise of the Ironclads
Rise of the Ironclads
Author: George F. Amadon
Rise of the Ironclads
Pictorial Histories Publishing Company
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 82
Language: English
Size: 57.8 MB

This books does an excellent job of explaining the struggle between the Union and Confederate navies. England was very supportive of the Confederacy at the beginning of the Civil War, providing the Southerners with food, clothing, medicine, and the tools of war. Then the blockade of Southern ports by the wooden Union Navy became more effective. The Confederacy considered this act to be evil and cruel because it denied women and children the necessities of life. The secret conversion of the U.S.S. MERRIMACK to the ironclad C.S.S. VIRGINIA was considered to be a God-given means by which the wooden ship blockade could be broken, allowing necessary supplies to flow once again from Great Britain. The short-lived success of the VIRGINIA ended with the arrival of the U.S.S. MONITOR. The success of the MONITOR changed naval architecture and tactics for navies around the world. George Amadon's book provides an excellent analysis of naval strategies of the time, these ships, and the great battle between them.

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 Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under Fire
Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under Fire
Author: A. Bedritskiy, A. Kochetkov, S. Byshok
Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under Fire

2015
Format: PDF
Size: 1.3 Mb
Language: English

The book «Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under fire» is devoted to the 2014 coup in Ukraine and the chain of events that followed, including the war in the East Ukraine and establishing of the People’s Republics in Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The events of the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 brought not only changes of the political landscape of the country but also transformation of Ukraine’s very map. Thus, the Republiń of Crimea returned to Russia, and in the East of the country two new republics have been formed: Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), which historically were part of Novorossiya.

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 Twentieth-Century World History
Twentieth-Century World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Twentieth-Century World History, 3rd Edition
Wadsorth Publishing
ISBN: 0534628117
2004
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 16.5 MB; 368 pages

A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative.

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 Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller
Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller
Author: Gregory Douglas
Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller
R James Bender Pub
1996
Pages: 288
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 10mb

Taken directly from top Secret transcripts made in 1948, Mller's private files and from material hidden for fifty years in US intelligence archives, this book gives a brutally frank look into the intelligence agencies of both Allied and Axis powers. From the viewpoint of many, the reproduction of a trans-Atlantic secret telephone conversation between Churchill and Roosevelt on November 26, 1941, in which the imminent attack on Pearl Harbor is discussed, is the high point of the book.

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 Gray Horse Troop: Forever Soldiers
Gray Horse Troop: Forever Soldiers
Author: Charles Baker
Gray Horse Troop: Forever Soldiers
Powder River Publications
ISBN: 0988811103
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 10,2 ĚÁ
Language: English
Pages: 376
This searing memoir of the war in Vietnam, and again in Iraq, captures the emotions, fears, and concerns of young men facing life or death in far away lands. Gray Horse Troop is a testament to the gallantry of the men of the 5th Battalion 7th U.S. Cavalry - from Montana in the 1870s to the Middle East in 2005. The author narrates the story about the soldiers, honoring the men who served in this storied unit. From his perspective as the Battalion Operations Officer, he gives a first hand account of combat as part of the legendary 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam in the first half of 1968. 5/7th Cav fights its way into Hue during Tet of 1968, clears the NVA away from the perimeter at Khe Sahn, and pursues the enemy into the infamous A Shau Valley. He provides the big picture that surviving veterans did not get while fighting for survival down at squad level. Gray Horse Troop is a personal account of what the author saw, remembered, and further researched; which he writes about with traces of wit, political incorrectness, and cynicism. Being embedded with 5/7th Cav in Iraq in 2005 provides the framework for recalling the various Vietnam battles. He is blunt about the human costs of war. He writes in simple language, directed beyond the military reader to all who are interested in the Cold War Era.

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 Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship
Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship
Author: S. Byshok, A. Kochetkov
Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship (3d edition)

2014
Format: PDF
Size: 1 Mb
Language: English

The book describes the development of the Ukrainian radical nationalist groups from 1991 to the present, including the «Right sector» and Svoboda («Freedom») party (up to 2004 — the Social-National Party of Ukraine), discusses their ideology, psychology and methods of political struggle.
Any revolution as a positive program uses the dominant ideas in society. In the Russian Empire in 1917, the trend was radical leftist ideology. In the Arab countries during the «Arab Spring» in 2010 — radical Islamism. In Ukraine in 2013-2014, the trend has become so radical nationalism that has absorbed pro-democracy and pro-European originally agenda.

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 Bomber: The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command
Bomber: The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command
Author: Phillip S Meilinger
Bomber: The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command
Air University Press
2012
Format: PDF
Pages: 397
Language: English
Size: 19.7 MB

Noted historian and retired USAF Col Phillip Meilinger’s Bomber traces the development of Strategic Air Command in parallel with a fledgling independent Air Force amid the drama of the Cold War. This well-documented history captures not only lessons learned in strategy, leadership, and budgetary crises, but also the personalities and politics that made the Air Force what it is today. More than 50 historic photos help bring this exciting story to life.

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 Life as an Air Force Fighter Pilot
Life as an Air Force Fighter Pilot
Author: Robert C. Kennedy
Life as an Air Force Fighter Pilot
Children's Press
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 56
Language: English
Size: 23.6 MB

Discusses Air Force officer training and requirements, the specialized training of Air Force fighter pilots, and the fighter pilot weapons that are used today.

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 Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics
Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics
Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics (Brassey's World Military Technology)
Author: A. Bailey
Brassey's
ISBN: 1857532554
2000
Pages: 193
Format: PDF
Size: 81.22ĚÁ
Language: English
Fully revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments in the field, this useful text explains today''s explosives from simple theory to practical use and considers future developments.

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 Lightning Eject
Lightning Eject
Author: Peter Caygill
Lightning Eject: The Dubious Safety Record of Britain's Only Supersonic Fighter by Peter
Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN: 1848848854
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 184
Size: 2 Mb
Language: English

The English Electric Lightning entered RAF squadron service in 1960 and continued flying in the interceptor role until 1988. It had a stunning world-beating performance with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a climb rate that would take it to 40,000 feet in a little over 3 minutes. The aircraft's safety record, however, left much to be desired. During a period in the early 1970s the attrition rate was the loss of a Lightning every month. There was a six per cent chance of a pilot experiencing an engine fire and a one in four chance that he would not survive.

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 The Royal Air Force 1930 to 1939: An Encyclopedia of the Inter-War Years Vol.II: Rearmament 1930-1939
The Royal Air Force 1930 to 1939: An Encyclopedia of the Inter-War Years Vol.II: Rearmament 1930-1939
Author: Ian Philpott
The Royal Air Force 1930 to 1939: An Encyclopedia of the Inter-War Years Vol.II: Rearmament 1930-1939
Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN: 1844152405
2008
Format: EPUB
Pages: 544
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still relying on bi-planes that were direct descendants of World War I thinking. It gradually became apparent that, despite UK government dithering, the RAF needed to develop new aircraft, engines and increase production to confront the bully-boy tactics of the Axis powers. As the turn of the decade approached extraordinary measures were taken to enable RAF to defend Britain's skies and this her freedom.

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 De Havilland : Company Profile 1920-1964
De Havilland : Company Profile 1920-1964
De Havilland : Company Profile 1920-1964
Author: Martyn Chorlton
Kelsey Media
Aeroplane Company Profile
ISBN: 978 1909786127
2014
Language: English
Pages: 100
Format: PDF
Size: 50,4 MB

While de Havilland Company Limited did not come into being until 1920, this Company Profi le covers the period from Geoff rey de Havilland’s fi rst attempts to fl y in 1909, through to his departure from Airco in 1920. This crucial, early part of de Havilland’s career, saw him rise from an enthusiastic amateur designing his own aircraft in a shed, to a key fi gure and test pilot, working for the fl edgling Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough within a relatively short space of time. By the beginning of the First World War, de Havilland had become Chief Designer at Airco, where he created several successful military machines, including the D.H.2, D.H.4 and D.H.9A. The latter was destined to serve on into the 1930s and provide Geoff rey’s own company with some vital ‘bread and butter work’ which helped to drag it through the fi rst decade of its existence.

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 Aviation Archive – British Jet Airliners
Aviation Archive – British Jet Airliners
Author: Martyn Chorlton
Aviation Archive – British Jet Airliners
Kelsey Publishing Group
ISBN: 1909786071, 978-1909786073
2014
Format: PDF
Pages: 100
Size: 79 MB
Language: English

Aeroplane Collectors’ Archive is a series of bookazines produced by a dedicated team of enthusiasts focusing on groups of aircraft from the history of aviation in a particularly close-up fashion. Featuring archive images alongside period cutaway diagrams, the intention is to take reader ‘inside’ the aircraft in the most literal sense.

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 Armored Combat in Vietnam
Armored Combat in Vietnam
Author: Donn A. Starry
Armored Combat in Vietnam
Arno Press
1980
Format: PDF
Pages: 278
Language: English
Size: 35 MB

This book is an account of the operations of armored units of the United States Army in the Republic of Vietnam. The term armored units as used here is generic and includes tank and mechanized infantry batallions and companies, armored cavalry squadrons and troops, and air cavalry squadrons and troops — all forces whose primary modus operandi was to fight mounted.

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