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 V and W Class Destroyers 1917-1945
V and W Class Destroyers 1917-1945
Author: Antony Preston
V and W Class Destroyers 1917-1945
Macdonald and Co.
1971
ISBN: 0356034712
Format: PDF
Size: 13,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 163
The V and W class was an amalgam of six similar classes of destroyer built for the Royal Navy under the War Emergency Programme of the First World War and generally treated as one class. For their time they were among the most powerful and advanced ships of their type in the world, and set the trend for future British designs.

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 Profile AFV - Weapons Profiles 62 - Commando, Twister and High Mobility Vehicles.
Profile AFV - Weapons Profiles 62 - Commando, Twister and High Mobility Vehicles.
Author: Christopher F. Foss
Profile AFV - Weapons Profiles 62 - Commando, Twister and High Mobility Vehicles.
Profile Publications Ltd
1973
Format: PDF
Size: 11,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 24

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 The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014
The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014
Pen and Sword Military
Modern Warfare
ISBN: 1783030208
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 128
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Drugs, war and terrorism were the unholy trinity that brought the US-led air campaign crashing down on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom, and this photographic history is a graphic introduction to it. The immediate aim was to eject the Taliban from power, and to capture or kill the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his supporters whom the Taliban were sheltering. The decade-long war that followed, first against the Taliban regime, then against Taliban insurgents, is one of the most controversial conflicts of recent times.

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 The Soviet Motorized Rifle Company
The Soviet Motorized Rifle Company
Author: Collective
The Soviet Motorized Rifle Company
Defense Intelligence Agency
1976
Format: PDF
Pages: 133
Language: English
Size: 24 MB

This study examines Soviet offensive and defensive doctrine and the organization, training, tactics and equipment of the Soviet motorized rifle company. Emphasis placed on the company equipped with the infantry combat vehicle (BMP).

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 Scream of Eagles: The Creation of Top Gun and the U.S. Air Victory in Vietnam
Scream of Eagles: The Creation of Top Gun and the U.S. Air Victory in Vietnam
Author: Robert K. Wilcox
Scream of Eagles: The Creation of Top Gun and the U.S. Air Victory in Vietnam
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 336
Language: English
Size: 30.8 MB

The first true-life account of the creation of the Top Gun school during the Vietnam War era. Wilcox's gripping narrative describes how a handful of Navy fighter pilots established a special school called Top Gun at the Miramar Air Station in California in 1968 and virtually revolutionized air combat training. Top Gun doctrine was fully validated when Randy Cunningham and his radar interceptor officer, William Driscoll, became the first American aces of the Vietnam war. By the time of the U.S. pullout in 1973, Top Gun's kill ratio was 12 to 1, compared with the Air Force's "dismal" 2 to 1. Wilcox ( The Shroud ) contends that Top Gun training forged the only clear-cut victory America won during the 1965-1973 war. The book features breathtaking accounts of aerial duels--Wilcox is very good at describing the three-dimensional world of dogfighting. His account of the school's ad hoc origins and the effort to develop ways of meeting the MiG challenge in Vietnam is equally exciting. Screaming Eagles ranks with the best of the books about air combat.

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 Imperial Airways (1924-1940)
Imperial Airways (1924-1940)
Author: Collective
Imperial Airways (1924-1940)
Kelsey Publishing
Aeroplane Classic Airliner)
ISBN: 1909786411
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 100
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

Imperial Airways (1924-1940) (Aeroplane Classic Airliner)

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 Squadron/Signal Publications 1017: F-105 Thunderchief in action - Aircraft No. Seventeen
Squadron/Signal Publications 1017: F-105 Thunderchief in action - Aircraft No. Seventeen
Squadron/Signal Publications 1017: F-105 Thunderchief in action - Aircraft No. Seventeen
Author: Lou Drendel
Squadron/Signal Publications
ISBN: 0897470168
1974
Pages: 52
Format: PDF
Size: 6.64МБ
Language: English
"In Action Series" books provide enthusiasts, historians and modelers with outstanding photographic coverage over a wide range of selected subjects. Images are drawn from many private collections and archives to depict the title feature in its historical surroundings.

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 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Author: Jim Winchester
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN: 1844150852
2005
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 9 Mb
Language: English

The Skyhawk first entered service with the US Navy almost 50 years ago. It first flew 22 June 1954 and is still in service with various US units and remains the backbone of many of the air forces of those countries to which it has been exported. It was originally conceived as a carrier-borne fighter bomber, but as the aircraft has evolved it has taken on other roles. It is renowned for its strength and survivability in combat.

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 Fundamentals of Electronic Warfare
Fundamentals of Electronic Warfare
Author: Sergei A. Vakin
Fundamentals of Electronic Warfare
Artech Print on Demand
ISBN: 1580530524
2001
Format: PDF
Size: 15,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 408
A complete discussion of the fundamental aspects of electronic warfare, featuring accounts of its use in several major conflicts. Includes coverage of targets of electronic warfare, electronic warfare effectiveness criteria, mathematical models of signals, systems and techniques for electronics jamming, and other major topics. DLC: Electronics in military engineering.

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 First Under the North Pole: The Voyage of the Nautilus
First Under the North Pole: The Voyage of the Nautilus
Author: William R. Anderson
First Under the North Pole: The Voyage of the Nautilus
The World Publishing Company
1959
Format: PDF
Pages: 72
Language: English
Size: 21 MB

Account by the Commander of the first submarine to travel beneath the North Pole.

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 Nestor Makhno - Anarchy's Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917-1921
Nestor Makhno - Anarchy's Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917-1921
Nestor Makhno - Anarchy's Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917-1921
Author: Alexandre Skirda
AK Press
2004
Pages: 400
Format: PDF
Size: 259 Mb
Language: English

The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno (1888–1934) provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the tsarist empire and the civil war that convulsed and bloodied Russia between 1917 and 1921. As in many of history's chivalric tales, clashes were fought through lightning cavalry charges and bitter hand-to-hand, saber-wielding combat. The combatants were drawn from several camps: Budyenny's Red cavalry, the Don Cossacks and Kuban Cossacks (allied with the Whites), Ukrainian nationalists, and Makhnovist partisans. Makhno, a formidable and daring strategist, headed an army of anarchist insurgents—a popular peasant movement which bore his name.

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 Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Author: Daniel Bolger
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544370481
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 17,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 544
I have read about 6 war memoirs in the last two years, The Fobbit, sergent rex, redemption, and they all have given me a different view of the long conflict. This was wonderful, written from the command view, of all the things that went wrong and why. It is long, stunningly detailed and makes for obsessive reading. The prologue starts with the bombing of the Cole, explaining in depth why this was so important. This will be a definitive book on the subject of the long war. I cannot endorse it enough.

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 Panzer Aces
Panzer Aces
Author: Franz Kurowski
Panzer Aces
The Ballantine Publishing Group
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 540
Language: English
Size: 56.4 MB

Panzer Aces chronicles the battles of six decorated officers who helped create the legend. Based on extensive research, these gripping narratives of D Day at Normandy, the bloody campaigns in Italy, the ferocious combat at Kursk—the greatest armored battle in the history of war—and many other engagements offer resounding evidence of how the armored tank, in German hands, became the twentieth century's single most important development in land fighting.

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 The New York Times The Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade (The New York Times Decades)
The New York Times The Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade (The New York Times Decades)
Author: John Rockwell (Editor)
The New York Times The Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade (The New York Times Decades)
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2014
Format: epub, pdf
Size: 21.4 Mb + 21 Mb
Language: English

There is no better record of events than The New York Times, and now The Times of the Sixties captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of articles and original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.
Whether we lived through them or learned of them after the fact, the events of the 1960s— the beginning of the Vietnam War, the moon landing, the hippie movement, to name just a few—resonate strongly in our culture today.
The Times of the Sixties represents one of the most fascinating, extensive, and well-rounded portraits of one of modern history's most tumultuous decades. More than 400 articles have been culled from the archives of The New York Times and brilliantly curated by staff writer John Rockwell.
Articles feature coverage of historic events like the Cuban missile crisis, Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, the assassination of President Kennedy; cultural highlights such as the British Invasion, movie reviews of Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Graduate, and features on music groups like the Supremes; plus pieces on pivotal political figures like John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara, as well as influential personalities such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Friedan.
Rockwell guides readers through the articles he's selected, putting the events into historical context and exploring the far-reaching impact of these events and individuals. The book also includes hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from the Times and other sources.

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 The History of Ukraine. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
The History of Ukraine. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
The History of Ukraine. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Author: Paul Kubicek
Greenwood
Graduation Year: 2008
Language: English

Format: Pdf
Pages: 220
Size: 1,1 Mb

Ukraine's struggle for a national identity plagued this former Soviet Union state long before the Cold War shook the world. Its central location between Eastern Europe and Western Asia invited many different cultures to settle the land, ultimately populating a powerful early medieval society known as Kievan Rus. However, readers will learn how Kievan Rus's Golden Age quickly crumbled with decades of Mongol invasions, Polish-Lithuanian occupation, and Russian empirical ruling. Explore how Ukraine flirted with independence in the early 20th century, only to be quickly taken over by harsh Soviet rule in 1922. Despite its independence from the USSR in 1991, devastating consequences of the socialist rule have allowed the world to witness Ukraine's ceaseless efforts to attain a stable government, struggling through the poisoning of Viktor Yushchenko, rigged elections, and the Orange Revolution. Kubicek's survey is comprehensive and concise-a perfect resource for high school students and undergrads, as well as general readers looking to further their knowledge of this up-and-coming nation.

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 Killing the Bismarck: Destroying the Pride of Hitler's Fleet
Killing the Bismarck: Destroying the Pride of Hitler's Fleet
Author: Iain Ballantyne
Killing the Bismarck: Destroying the Pride of Hitler's Fleet
Pen & Sword Books
2010
ISBN: 1844159833
Format: EPUB
Size: 4,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic, to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy's pursuit and subsequent destruction of Bismarck was an epic of naval warfare.
In this new account of those dramatic events at the height of the Second World War, Iain Ballantyne draws extensively on the graphic eye-witness testimony of veterans, to construct a thrilling story, mainly from the point of view of the British battleships, cruisers and destroyers involved. He describes the tense atmosphere as cruisers play a lethal cat and mouse game as they shadow Bismarck in the icy Denmark Strait. We witness the shocking destruction of the British battle cruiser Hood, in which all but three of her ship's complement were killed; an event that filled pursuing Royal Navy warships, including the battered battleship Prince of Wales, with a thirst for revenge. While Swordfish torpedo-bombers try desperately to cripple the Bismarck, we sail in destroyers on their own daring torpedo attacks, battling mountainous seas.

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 The Great War at sea, 1914-1918
The Great War at sea, 1914-1918
Author: Richard Hough
The Great War at sea, 1914-1918
Oxford University Press
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 412
Language: English
Size: 61 MB

An eminently readable single-volume account of the fighting at sea during the First World War. The story is well told, especially in its clear rendering of such potentially confusing actions as Jutland and the Falkland Islands. The contest between the German and British navies during World War I was the greatest naval conflict in history. Richard Hugh's vivid rendering of this sea war brings each battle to life.

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 Twenty Million Yankees - The Northern Home Front
Twenty Million Yankees - The Northern Home Front
Author: Donald Dean Jackson
Twenty Million Yankees - The Northern Home Front (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 32.2 MB

In a sense, "Twenty Million Yankees: The Northern Home Front" is one of the secondary books in the Time-Life series on The Civil War. After all, this book by Donald Dale Jackson and the Editors of Time-Life Books does not talk about battles or generals, politicians or issues. What it does do is look at what things were like for the common folks back home (a similar volume, "Confederate Ordeal" looks at the Southern side of the equation).

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 The Bolsheviks: The Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia
The Bolsheviks: The Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia
The Bolsheviks: The Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia
Author: Adam B. Ulam
Harvard University Press
Graduation Year: 1998
ISBN: 0674078306
Pages: 616
Format: pdf
Size : 36,3 mb
Language: English

"The Bolsheviks" is an intellectual biography of the highest sort. Whenever there is an opportunity to ask probing questions that would clarify Lenin's position and motivations in the reader's mind, Ulam gets the answers. His language is both undaunting and precise; one comes away from this book having achieved a substantial understanding of early Soviet history without ever having felt plunged in over one's head.

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