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 Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia
Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia
Author: Jan T. Gross
Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia
Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691096031
2002
Format: DJVU
Size: 25,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 408
Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars: the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. His lucid analysis of the revolution that came to Poland from abroad is based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering, and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country. Woven into the author's exploration of events from the Soviet's German-supported aggression against Poland in September of 1939 to Germany's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, these testimonies not only illuminate his conclusions about the nature of totalitarianism but also make a powerful statement of their own. Those who endured the imposition of Soviet rule and mass deportations to forced resettlement, labor camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union are here allowed to speak for themselves, and they do so with grim effectiveness.

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 The Hand Grenade (Osprey Weapon 38)
The Hand Grenade (Osprey Weapon 38)
Author: Gordon L. Rottman
The Hand Grenade (Osprey Weapon 38)
Osprey Publishing
2015
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English


Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up, this engaging study explores and assesses the origins, development, combat use, and lasting legacy of the formidable military hand grenade.

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 The Vietnam War - The Illustrated History of the Conflict in Southeast Asia
The Vietnam War - The Illustrated History of the Conflict in Southeast Asia
Author: Ray Bonds
The Vietnam War - The Illustrated History of the Conflict in Southeast Asia
Crown Publishers, Inc
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 252
Language: English
Size: 61 MB

An account of the Vietnam War which includes stories of hand-to-hand combat and the advanced technology of war in the 20th century. Includes an index of American service personnel and civilians missing in South-East Asia, updated to November 1993. Foreword by General William Westmoreland, US Army Chief of Staff between 1968 and 1972. Hundreds of authentic photographs combine with maps, diagrams, and text to capture the full scope of the Vietnam conflict from the French withdrawal to the fall of Saigon.

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 Famous Sea Battles
Famous Sea Battles
Author: David Howarth
Famous Sea Battles
Little, Brown and Company
1981
Format: PDF
Pages: 192
Language: English
Size: 42.7 MB

Recounts how and why seventeen historic sea battles were fought, and traces the development of naval equipment and strategies.

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 Concord Firepower Pictorial 1031 - T-64 and T-80
Concord Firepower Pictorial 1031 - T-64 and T-80
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Concord Firepower Pictorial 1031 - T-64 and T-80
Concord Publications
ISBN: 9623610319
1992
Format: PDF
Size: 10,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 64
One of a series of books designed to be of interest to the military vehicle, aviation, uniform and equipment modeller and enthusiast. This particular book looks at the current Russian battle tanks of the T-64 and the T-80.

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 Cold War Gone Hot: World War III 1986 (Osprey Force on Force №4)
Cold War Gone Hot: World War III 1986 (Osprey Force on Force №4)
Author: Ambush Alley Games
Cold War Gone Hot: World War III 1986 (Osprey Force on Force №4)
Osprey Publishing
2011
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 133
Size: 45 Mb
Language: English

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” - Ronald Reagan, 1984. With these words, spoken as a sound check to a radio broadcast, President Reagan came dangerously close to igniting the long-simmering Cold War. Although Soviet forces were placed on alert following reports of this comment, the full-scale conflict between the West and the Soviet Bloc did not break out. Cold War Gone Hot, the latest companion volume for Force on Force, looks at the 44-year history of the Cold War and asks: "what if?” With the orders of battle, vehicle stats and missions included in this volume, Force on Force players can simulate the advance of Soviet tanks across Western Europe, a thrust into Alaska, or any number of other plausible scenarios where history took a slightly different path.

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 Submarines and Other Underwater Craft
Submarines and Other Underwater Craft
Author: Harvey Weiss
Submarines and Other Underwater Craft
Thomas Y. Crowell
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 70
Language: English
Size: 28.9 MB

In the deep, dark, hidden world beneath the surfaces of our oceans, submarines glide silently past underwater canyons and huge unexplored mountain ranges. Today's submarines are fast, sleek, and completely modern. Not so with early submarines. The Turtle, a submarine built more than two hundred years ago, was clumsy and slow. Its first and only mission—to attack an enemy warship by drilling a hole in its hull—was far from successful.

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 Jungle Armour. British and Indian Army Shermans in the Far East. Colour and Markings
Jungle Armour. British and Indian Army Shermans in the Far East. Colour and Markings
Author: Dennis Oliver
Jungle Armour. British and Indian Army Shermans in the Far East. Colour and Markings
The Factory Publishing
2009
Format: PDF
Pages: 35
Language: English
Size: 66 MB

It was held that the jungle was no place for tanks, and it was only through the family connection of the 254th Tank Brigade's CO with the IV Indian Corps commander that the brigade took part in the Kohima and Imphal battles of early 1944. In southern Burma at the same time, the first Sherman tanks were making their presence felt in the Arakan. The performance of these American built tanks, their reliability and versatility, convinced British commanders that a tank could play a vital role in the reconquest of South-East Asia and the defeat of Japan. This booklet explains the history, organisation, and equipment of the brigades of M4A1, M4A2, M4A4, Dozer, and DD Shermans. A chart of WD numbers is included.

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 Constantinople and Its Hinterland Papers from the Twenty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
Constantinople and Its Hinterland Papers from the Twenty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
Author: Mango Cyril, Gilbert Dagron
Constantinople and Its Hinterland Papers from the Twenty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
Variorum
ISBN: 0860784878
1995
Format: PDF
Size: 42,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 448
From its foundation, the city of Constantinople dominated the Byzantine world. It was the seat of the emperor, the centre of government and church, the focus of commerce and culture, by far the greatest urban centre; its needs in terms of supplies and defense imposed their own logic on the development of the empire. Byzantine Constantinople has traditionally been treated in terms of the walled city and its immediate suburbs. In this volume, containing 25 papers delivered at the 27th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies held at Oxford in 1993, the perspective has been enlarged to encompass a wider geographical setting, that of the city’s European and Asiatic hinterland. Within this framework a variety of interconnected topics have been addressed, ranging from the bare necessities of life and defence to manufacture and export, communications between the capital and its hinterland, culture and artistic manifestations and the role of the sacred.

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 The Most Secret Science
The Most Secret Science
Author:Archibald E. Roberts
The Most Secret Science
Betsy Ross Pr.
1987
Format: PDF
Size: 2.51 MB
Language:English

This is Archibald E. Roberts ' rare and explosive book The Most Secret Science (1987) which is probably one of the finest expose of how control of the wealth via central banks ultimately ends up with control over nation's economies, political parties and people in general. Roberts as an armyman participated in several US conflicts and could see with his own eyes that american army was not allowed to win them. His desire for an explanation led him to write the award winning book Victory Denied (1966) and several others. This is his most important work which addresses the most important science in the world - the science to control people. How is it achieved and why do we know so little about it? While the masses are taught that events happen by accidents or are due nature's reasons, the highly privileged elites know very well that people can be scientifically controlled throuth various means, the most effective being the control of the wealth. Roberts' impeccable research fully documents how the privately owned US central bank (Federal Reserve) has completely hijacked the nation's economy and how millions of Americans are paying interest on money that gets created out of thin air thus draining them of their hard-laboured wealth. This highly acclaimed book will surely be of great interest to any reader on the planet as it explains in minute detail how the power elite actually gets its power and that the mere existence of a central bank plays a central role in it. The author offers immediate solution to the problem and a completely step-by-step legal procedure to disable the bank monster. This amazing piece of research will surely explain you what is wrong with US economy and can be applied to other economies as well. A must read for everyone.

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 FM 31-19. Special Forces Military Free-Fall Parachuting
FM 31-19. Special Forces Military Free-Fall Parachuting
FM 31-19. Special Forces Military Free-Fall Parachuting
Author: US Army Institute for Military Assistance Team
US Army Institute for Military Assistance
1977
Pages: 106
Format: PDF
Size: 41.43МБ
Language: English
Table of Contents:
Foreword.
Introduction.
Tactical Application.
The MC-3 Military Free-Fall Kit.
Ground Training.
Appendix A. Jumpmaster Personnel Inspection.
Appendix B. Release Point Computation.
Appendix C. Aircraft Inspection.
Appendix D. Glossary.

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 Jane's Land-Based Air Defence 1992-93
Jane's Land-Based Air Defence 1992-93
Author: Tony Cullen, C.F. Foss
Jane's Land-Based Air Defence 1992-93
Janes Information Group
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 348
Language: English
Size: 57.5 MB

This book lists essential information on all types of man portable, self-propelled, static and towed SAMs, and self-propelled and towed anti-aircraft guns and sights for installation on towed anti-aircraft guns. Each illustrated entry contains details of the development history, description, variants, specifications and manufacturer details. The book provides the necessary data to enable a rapid evaluation of all current in-service air defense weapons likely to be encountered on today's battlefield. All air-defense waepons are covered - static and mobile, in-service or under development. Key support systems such as radars and re-load vehicles are also detailed where applicable. An accurate overview of each country's air defense system is given showing details of quantities of systems in service and on order.

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 American Web Equipment 1967-1991
American Web Equipment 1967-1991
American Web Equipment 1967-1991
Author: C. A. Monroe, Craig Pickrall
The Crowood Press
Europa Militaria 37
ISBN: 978 1847973153
2012
Language: English
Pages: 66
Format: PDF
Size: 50,5 MB

From the beginning of the twentieth century, United States military individual load-carrying equipments were fabricated mainly of cotton duck and cotton webbing. Throughout the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War, cotton-based load-carrying equipments served the infantryman with little change in their design and construction. In 1954 a new load-carrying system was developed to meet the needs of the infantryman on the perceived battlefields of the Cold War. At the onset of the Vietnam War it was clear that this new cotton-based webbing system was not acceptable for use in the humid environment of the jungles of Southeast Asia. The answer to the problems plaguing cotton load-carrying equipments came in the form of nylon. Nylon equipment was found to be more durable, lighter and dried quicker than the standardized cotton equipment. As the Vietnam War ground down nylon web equipment was proving to be the answer to other load-carrying problems that had arisen during the course of the war. In 1973 an all-nylon load-carrying equipment system was standardized replacing all cotton-based load-carrying equipments in service at the time. Since 1973 all load-carrying equipments have been fabricated utilizing nylon and, in effect, closed the history book on cotton-based equipments. In this book, C A Monroe and Craig Pickrall describe and illustrate the personal equipment of the US Army soldier throughout the period, and show how it has developed to meet changing operational needs.

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 NATO Forces - An Illustrated Reference to Their Organization and Insignia
NATO Forces - An Illustrated Reference to Their Organization and Insignia
Author: Brian L. Davis
NATO Forces - An Illustrated Reference to Their Organization and Insignia
Blandford Press
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 55.6 MB

Briefly describes the history and organization of NATO, and identifies the armed forces insignia of each member nation.

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 Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another
Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another
Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another
2007
Author: Jonathan Fenby
Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 0743259262
Language: English
Format: pdf
Pages: 480
Size: 19 МБ

The history of the Second World War is usually told through its decisive battles and campaigns. But behind the front lines, behind even the command centres of Allied generals and military planners, a different level of strategic thinking was going on. Throughout the war the 'Big Three' - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - met in various permutations and locations to thrash out ways to defeat Nazi Germany - and, just as importantly, to decide the way Europe would look after the war. This was the political rather than military struggle: a battle of wills and diplomacy between three men with vastly differing backgrounds, characters - and agendas. Focusing on the riveting interplay between these three extraordinary personalities, Jonathan Fenby re-creates the major Allied conferences including Casablanca, Potsdam and Yalta to show exactly who bullied whom, who was really in control, and how the key decisions were taken. With his customary flair for narrative, character and telling detail, Fenby's account reveals what really went on in those smoke-filled rooms and shows how "jaw-jaw" as well as "war-war" led to Hitler's defeat and the shape of the post-war world.

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 The Military Balance 2013
The Military Balance 2013
Author:
The Military Balance 2013
The International Institute For Strategic Studies
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 126.84 MB
Language: English

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 Main Battle Tanks
Main Battle Tanks
Author: Melissa Abramovitz
Main Battle Tanks
Capstone Press
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 56
Language: English
Size: 23.3 MB

The book describes the main battle tanks of today.

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 Squadron/Signal Publications 1207: B-52 G/H Stratofortress in Action - Aircraft No. 207
Squadron/Signal Publications 1207: B-52 G/H Stratofortress in Action - Aircraft No. 207
Squadron/Signal Publications 1207: B-52 G/H Stratofortress in Action - Aircraft No. 207
Author: Kenneth P. Katz
Squadron/Signal Publications
ISBN: 0897475410
2007
Pages: 62
Format: PDF
Size: 13.7МБ
Language: English
More than any other weapon system, the legendary Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the embodiment of American military power in the popular imagination. The B-52 was workhorse of the Strategic Air Command in its nuclear deterrent role, the most important mission during the Cold War. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the B-52 has been its longevity. First flown in 1952 and entering operational service with the US Air Force in 1955; Boeing delivered the last new B-52 in 1962. More than 4 decades later, the B-52 remains in front line service, most recently serving in combat over Afghanistan and Iraq. Even more amazingly, current plans are for the B-52 to remain in service until 2040! 119 photographs, 113 of which are in color, plus line drawings and five color profiles.

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 The Seafarers - Fighting Sail
The Seafarers - Fighting Sail
Author: A. B. C Whipple
The Seafarers - Fighting Sail
Time-Life Books
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 190
Language: English
Size: 30 MB

For anyone interested in naval history from the early 1700's until the early 1800's, including Trafalgar, this is the book to read !!! Mostly on the Royal Navy and the French Navy, it covers developments in tactics and shipbuilding, ordnance, and training, as well as the key naval personalities and battles of the era, especially Horatio Nelson. A must have for any naval historian.
Content:
The Mighty Shjp of the line
Essay: Battle at Sea: from "all hands" to broadside
A New day for His Majesty's admirals
A bloody nose for Napoleon at the Nile
Essay: The bittersweet life of a midshipman
Battle, Blockade and chase
Essay: Friends and foes: the Captains at Trafalgar
Trafalgar: the final kill
Essay: The Splendid spectacle

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