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 The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920
The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920
Author: Brent Mueggenberg
The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920
McFarland
ISBN: 0786496258
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 10,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 277
Pen and Sword uncovers how a group of revolutionaries from Bohemia transformed the idea of national independence for the Czech and Slovak peoples from a fantasy into a formidable movement that fielded armies, grabbed the attention of governments and contributed decisively to the fall of an ancient monarchy. Prior to 1914, few Czechs and even fewer Slovaks seriously consider a future for themselves outside the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but the outbreak of World War I forces some Czech leaders to reanalyze the political and military shortcomings of the Habsburg realm. A handful, led by Toma' Masaryk, decide to go abroad to raise the banner of resistance to the empire while generating propaganda in support of its enemies' war efforts. The liberation movement inaugurated by their activities, however, soon becomes divided between Masaryk, an admirer of the democracies of Western Europe, and Josef Durich, Pan-Slav who believes his people's salvation rests with tsarist Russia. At the very moment the Czecho-Slovak liberation movement is on the verge of an irreconcilable division between the two emigres, the onset of the Russian Revolution and the entry of the United States in the war swing the ideological contest in Masaryk's favor. The liberal government in Russia presents new opportunities for the Bohemian revolutionaries by permitting a unit of armed Czecho-Slovak volunteers to expand their ranks, but soon the Eastern Front lapses into inactivity as Lenin's Bolsheviks seize power and promote a pacifist policy. Meanwhile, back in Bohemia, the once meek Czech politicians become more outspoken in their opposition to Austria-Hungary as the wartime privations become more severe no relief in sight. The Czecho-Slovak national movement reaches its zenith in 1918.

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 The Fighting Israeli Air Force
The Fighting Israeli Air Force
Author: Stanley Ulanoff, David Eshel
The Fighting Israeli Air Force
Arco Publishing
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 230
Language: English
Size: 25.7 MB

Fighting Israeli Air Force by Brig. Gen. Stanley M. Ulanoff, USAR. Illustrated throughout with photos, illustrations. Full number line. Sections include an overview, The 1948 War of Independence, The Sinai Campaign, The 1967 Six Day War, The 1973 Yom Kippur War, The 1976 Entebbe rescue, The Osirak Reactor, Lebanon 1982, Missions of the IAF, Zahal, Uniforms and Insignia, Commanders, Air Bases, Aircraft, Facts and Figures, and more.

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 Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States
Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States
Author: Michael Lynch
Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States (Access to History for the Ib Diploma)
Hodder Education
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 13.3 Mb
Language: English

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each title in the series provides depth of content, focussed on specific topics in the IB History guide, and examination guidance on different exam-style questions - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the topic alongside the skills they need to do well. - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the IB History topic through an engaging, in-depth, reliable and up-to-date narrative - presented in an accessible way. - Helps students to understand historical issues and examine the evidence, through providing a wealth of relevant sources and analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates. - Gives students guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions

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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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 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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 Flying Fortress - the Illustrated Biography of the B-17s and the Men Who Flew Them
Flying Fortress - the Illustrated Biography of the B-17s and the Men Who Flew Them
Author: Edward Jablonski
Flying Fortress - the Illustrated Biography of the B-17s and the Men Who Flew Them
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 390
Language: English
Size: 34.4 MB

The Boeing B-17 was more than a plane—and its story, and that of its crews—is more than history. It is drama, romance, adventure, tragedy and folklore set against the panorama of the greatest war in history. To the men who flew in the B-17, and particularly to those who feel thev owe their lives to this majestic aircraft, it was more than a metal monster with four engines and a hundred-foot wing. The B-17 was almost human—the Queen of the Bombers, the Big Bird, a Glorv Wagon, affectionately named "Rosie's Riveters," "Memphis Belle," "Swoose," "Suzy-Q," "Hell's Angels"—names which during the bittersweet years of war became as celebrated as the men who fought in them.

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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 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 310

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 The Airline Encyclopedia 1909-2000 (3 vol. set)
The Airline Encyclopedia 1909-2000
Scarecrow Press
Author: Myron J. Smith Jr.
2002
Pages: 3376
Format: PDF
Size: 24 mb
Language: English

Finally, there is a reference that specifically provides detailed historical and in-depth, year-by-year operational and statistical profiles of all the commercial air transport concerns extant worldwide during the past 90 years. The 6,556 entries are arranged alphabetically to facilitate ease of use.

This encyclopedia profiles all airlines including charter passenger planes, cargo airlines (major, commuter, and taxi), as well as specialized operators such as forest fire-fighting concerns, offshore helicopter services, and even pioneering airship operators like DELAG. Each profile receives individual chronological coverage, and every effort has been made to provide currency and postscripts listing name changes, mergers, and failures from late 2000 into December 2001.

If the airline is still flying, full data is provided including addresses, telephone numbers, web URLs, two-letter IATA or three-letter ICAO codes, and year founded. For the most part, company portraits are provided under the most recent airline name, as well as predecessor identity. Name, nationality and dates of operation note companies that have dissolved.

In addition to the company reviews supplied by aviation press, commercial monographs, government sources, and the general news media, data is also provided on:
· Accidents and incidents
· Terrorism and in-flight crime (reports of hijackings entire story from start to finish)
· Government service in war and peace (including covert operation)
· Detailed company histories of all airlines
· Lists "code-sharing" partnerships and pacts with other carriers
· Includes financial information on major carriers (i.e. number of employees, numbers of annual passengers flown, profit, earnings, etc.)
· Literary or film production involvement
· Links to major sporting events like the Olympic Games
· Natural disasters
· Routes

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 Famous Firsts in Aviation
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Author: Jesse Davidson
Famous Firsts in Aviation
G.P.Putnam's Sons
1974
Format: PDF
Pages: 80
Language: English
Size: 33.1 MB

Man's desire to fly has resulted in today's exploration of the outer atmosphere and space. From the first balloon, which rose majestically for the span of only five minutes, to the intricate supersonic aircraft, the history of aviation is filled with many astonishing "firsts." In his fascinating and well-illustrated account, Jesse Davidson tells of man's lifelong inventiveness , his failures, and his great successes.

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 Modern Battle Tanks
Modern Battle Tanks
Author: Duncan Crow
Modern Battle Tanks
Arco Publishing Company, Inc.
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 132
Language: English
Size: 18.1 MB

Many armoured vehicles today are referred to as tanks which do not properly warrant the name. As far as most newspaper readers and television viewers are concerned any vehicle that is armed and armoured is a tank whether it has tracks or wheels. And indeed in some cases a definition is hard to frame. But there is one class of armoured vehicle about which there can be no question as to whether it is a tank or not - the Main Battle Tank. The term first came into use in the 1950s and has replaced such classifications as medium, cruiser, and heavy and medium gun tanks.

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 Ragged War - The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Ragged War - The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Author: Leroy Thompson
Ragged War - The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Arms and Armour
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 232
Language: English
Size: 32.3 MB

Guerrilla warfare may well be seen as a 20th century development, although its origins go back to the dawn of warfare. It is probable that insurgency & counter-terrorist actions by superpowers & lesser nations will become the most likely use of military power in the coming decades. This study is an historical examination of the development of counter-insurgency & counter-terrorist warfare. As well as an assessment of the tactics that have been effective, the author emphasizes the importance of intelligence in these operations, reviews the weaponry used, & analyzes the training of 3 elite special warfare units. Unusual & interesting action photos.

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 Vom Original zum Modell: Uboottyp II, Die 'Einbäume'
Vom Original zum Modell: Uboottyp II, Die 'Einbäume'
Vom Original zum Modell: Uboottyp II, Die 'Einbäume'
Author: Eberhard Rössler
Bernard & Graefe Verlag
ISBN: 3763760237
1999
Pages: 90
Format: PDF
Size: 96.37МБ
Language: German

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 Osprey Warrior 90 - US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70: Vietnam
Osprey Warrior 90 - US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70: Vietnam
Author: Oscar Gilbert
Osprey Warrior 90 - US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70 Vietnam
Osprey Publishing
2004
ISBN: 1841767182
Format: PDF
Size: 22,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 66
Following Korea, by 1960 tanks and their crews had proved themselves to be a fundamental part of the Marine Corps' combined arms team. When the Marines were ordered to Vietnam in 1965, they took their tanks with them. This book explores this decision, which created a political storm. The presence of the tanks became a lightning rod for accusations of an 'escalation' of the war. Nevertheless, the tanks not only proved their value in the anti-guemilla campaigns, but amid the bitter conventional fighting and extraordinary casualties at Hue City. The ability to undertake such radical change and to prevail demonstrated the versatility, courage and tenacity that are the hallmarks of the 'ordinary' Marine.

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 Smart Weapons: Top Secret History of Remote Controlled Airborne Weapons
Smart Weapons: Top Secret History of Remote Controlled Airborne Weapons
Author: Hugh McDaid & David Oliver
Smart Weapons: Top Secret History of Remote Controlled Airborne Weapons
Barnes & Noble
1997
Pages: 208
Language: English
Size: 57.3 MB

Top secret history of remote controlled airborne weapon system. Drone aircraft history. Precision guided munitions on unmanned aircraft. Examines the new robot warriors with smart weapons, including the unmanned HiMAT miniature jet fighter, the Dark Star and Global Hawk projects, the Predator currently patrolling Bosnia, and her amazing technological advances. Many color and black-and-white photos.

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 Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines 1945-2001
Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines 1945-2001
Author: Norman Polmar
Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines 1945-2001
Potomac Books Inc.
ISBN: 1574885944
2004
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 432
Size: 16 Mb
Language: English

Analyzes the development of U.S. and Soviet submarines during the Cold War - Uses materials obtained from the former Soviet submarine design bureaus - Includes numerous photographs and drawings, many never before published, illustrating U.S. and Soviet submarine designs Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary's homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear deterrent of the Cold War.

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 Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges
Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges
Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges
Author: W. Todd Woodard (Editor)
Gun Digest; 14 edition
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1440242656
Pages: 688
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 60 MB

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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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 Warships
Warships
Author: C. J. Norman
Warships (Picture Library)
Franklin Watts Ltd
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 38
Language: English
Size: 24.2 MB

In this book all sorts of warships are highlighted, with material on their design, technology, and capabilities.

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 Museum Ordnance Special 02 Iron Coffins.Italian Medium Tanks M13 & M14
Museum Ordnance Special 02 Iron Coffins.Italian Medium Tanks M13 & M14
Author: Adam Geibel
Museum Ordnance Special 02 Iron Coffins.Italian Medium Tanks M13 & M14
Darlington Productions
1994
Format: PDF
Size: 18,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 24

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