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 Aircraft Down: Forced Landings, Crash Landings & Rescues
Aircraft Down: Forced Landings, Crash Landings & Rescues
Author: Andrew Dow
Aircraft Down: Forced Landings, Crash Landings & Rescues
Pen and Sword Aviation
Images of War
ISBN: 1844152405
2005
Format: EPUB
Pages: 240
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

When a pilot experiences a sudden loud bang or sudden total silence, he is often faced with the stark choice of the parachute or attempting to get the aircraft down to earth in as few pieces as possible. This book describes twenty-three remarkable and true instances when, for a variety of reasons, all seems lost - but life was not. These life-threatening incidents range through the history of powered flight and all over the globe from Arctic waste to desert sand and from English hillside to coral reef. Within the narrative are moments of humor, despair and utter joy. The author has gleaned his information from a myriad of sources and many personal accounts. For those who love to read of the human spirit and its determination to survive against all odds - this book makes splendid reading.

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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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 War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia
War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia
Author: Richard C. Hall
War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia
ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690303
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 7,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 411
The Balkan Peninsula, which consists of Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and the former Yugoslavia, resides in the southeastern part of the European continent. Its strategic location as well as its long and bloody history of conflict have helped to define the Balkans' role in global affairs. This singular reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that have made this region an international player and shaped warfare there for hundreds of years.
Historian and author Richard C. Hall traces the sociopolitical history of the area, starting with the early internal conflicts as the Balkan states attempted to break away from the Ottoman Empire to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that ignited World War I to the Yugoslav Wars that erupted in the 1990s and the subsequent war crimes still being investigated today. Additional coverage focuses on how these countries continue to play an important role in global affairs and international politics.

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 Death Dealer
Death Dealer
Death Dealer
Da Capo Press
Author: Rudolf Höss, Steven Paskuly (Editor)
1996
Pages: 421
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 16 mb
ISBN: 978-0306806988

SS Kommandant Rudolph Höss (1900–1947) was history's greatest mass murderer, personally supervising the extermination of approximately two million people, mostly Jews, at the death camp in Auschwitz, Poland. Death Dealer is a new, unexpurgated translation of Höss’s autobiography
“Hoss’s autobiography combines a considerable amount of accurate in­
formation [with] some genuine insights into his past.”
—New York Review of Books

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 Historia Grafica Del Siglo XX. Volumen 1-8
Historia Grafica Del Siglo XX. Volumen 1-8
Author: Ortiz M. (dir.)
Historia Grafica Del Siglo XX. Volumen 1-8
Labor
2008
Pages: 2500
Language: Spanish
Format: pdf
Size: 557 Mb

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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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 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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 Elite Warriors: The Special Forces of the United States and Its Allies
Elite Warriors: The Special Forces of the United States and Its Allies
Author: George Sullivan
Elite Warriors: The Special Forces of the United States and Its Allies
Facts on File
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 152
Language: English
Size: 12.9 MB

This book introduces the reader to the special forces of the Western world, their various tactics and methods, their historical roots and evolution, recruitment processes, training, and the different types of mission each may face.

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 La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo II (1936-1971)
La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo II (1936-1971)
Author: Antonio Martínez de la Casa
La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo II (1936-1971)
Viator Brigada de Infanteria Rey Alfonso XIII de la Legion
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 495
Size: 42 Mb
Language: Spanish

La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo II (1936-1971)

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 Ship Shapes - Anatomy and Types of Naval Vessels
Ship Shapes - Anatomy and Types of Naval Vessels
Author: Collective
Ship Shapes - Anatomy and Types of Naval Vessels
Division of Naval Intelligence
1942
Format: PDF
Pages: 34
Language: English
Size: 30.3 MB

This publication may be regarded as a primer for those whose knowledge of the elements that constitute a fighting fleet is limited. It describes briefly the functions of the more important combatant types and auxiliaries and their characteristics. It also contains a glossary of common marine terminology and illustrates the salient elements of war-ship design, with their names and common variations.

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 Helicopters
Helicopters
Author: Charles Messenger
Helicopters (20th Century Weapons)
Franklin Watts
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 54
Language: English
Size: 45 MB

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft cannot perform.

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 Scouting and Patrolling: Ground Reconnaissance Principles and Training
Scouting and Patrolling: Ground Reconnaissance Principles and Training
Scouting and Patrolling: Ground Reconnaissance Principles and Training
Author: Rex Applegate
Paladin Press
ISBN: 0873641841
1980
Pages: 131
Format: PDF
Size: 56.44МБ
Language: English
This is the classic manual on scouting and patrolling by one of America's foremost authorities on military and police science.
This book teaches you all that you need to know about ground reconnaissance principles and training, terrain features and observation, as well as exercise to show you how to put the principles into effect.

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 The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
Author: James Bradley
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
Back Bay Books
2010
Format: PDF/ePub
Size: 11 Mb
Language: English

On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him.
In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his daughter Alice, and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea with the intent of forging an agreement to divide up Asia. This clandestine pact lit the fuse that would-decades later-result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, and the communist revolution in China.
In 2005, James Bradley retraced that epic voyage and discovered the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past. Full of fascinating characters brought brilliantly to life, The Imperial Cruise will powerfully revise the way we understand U.S. history.

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 From Lambs to Lions: Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
From Lambs to Lions: Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Author: Thomas Preston
From Lambs to Lions: Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
2007
Format: pdf
Size: 1,3Mb
Language:English

While many books discuss how nations can prevent the proliferation of biological and nuclear weapons, this unique and controversial volume begins with the premise that these weapons will certainly multiply despite our desperate desire to slow this process. How worried should we be and what should we do? In From Lambs to Lions, Thomas Preston examines current trends in the proliferation of nuclear and biological weapons capabilities, know-how, and technologies for both state and non-state actors-and then projects these trends over the coming ten to fifteen years to assess how they might impact existing security relationships between states.

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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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 An Illustrated Guide to Modern Sub Hunters
An Illustrated Guide to Modern Sub Hunters
Author: David Miller
An Illustrated Guide to Modern Sub Hunters
Salamander Books Ltd.
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 20.3 MB

A magnificent color directory packed with the latest information on a highly sophisticated form of warfare. 160 pages of informative text and superb color illustrations featuring the methods and equipment used in one of the deadliest aspects of naval combat today.

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 Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
Author: Michael Golembesky, John R. Bruning
Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250030404
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 4,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban’s grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong. In this one moment, the focus and purpose of the friendly forces at Forward Operating Base Todd, where Team 8222 was assigned, was forever altered as a massive clearing operation was initiated to break the Taliban’s stranglehold on the valley and recover the bodies.
From close-quarters firefights in Afghan villages to capturing key-terrain from the Taliban in the unforgiving Afghan winter, this intense and personal story depicts the brave actions and sacrifices of MSOT 8222. Readers will understand the hopelessness of being pinned down under a hail of enemy gunfire and the quake of the earth as a 2000 lb. guided bomb levels a fortified Taliban fighting position.
A powerful and moving story of Marine Operators doing what they do best, Level Zero Heroes brings to life the mission of these selected few that fought side-by-side in Afghanistan, in a narrative as action-packed and emotional as anything to emerge from the Special Operations community contribution to the Afghan War.

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 La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo III (1971-1995)
La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo III (1971-1995)
Author: Antonio Martínez de la Casa
La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo III (1971-1995)
Viator Brigada de Infanteria Rey Alfonso XIII de la Legion
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 495
Size: 42 Mb
Language: Spanish

La Legion Espanola: 75 Anos de Historia (1920-1995): Tomo III (1971-1995)

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 Warships Illustrated No.12 - British Cruisers in World War One
Warships Illustrated No.12 - British Cruisers in World War One
Author: R. A. Burt
Warships Illustrated No.12 - British Cruisers in World War One
Arms & Armour Press
1987
ISBN: 0853688141
Format: PDF
Size: 5,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 64
The subject of cruisers during the period 1870 to 1914 is a complex one because of the variety of designs which are included in this category. Frigates of the 1840s were the real ancestors of the modern cruiser, and used for multi-role purposes such as scouting, policing, message-conveying, shadowing and commerce protection duties. Dreadnought-cruiser in 1906 put an end to the growth in displacements, although paradoxically the protected cruiser had taken a retrograde step and returned to the origins of the second class cruiser, with more moderate dimensions and the more direct function of serving the Fleet rather than engaging adversaries irrespective of their size. This group formed the link to the light and heavy cruisers which became standard construction and went oh to serve in the First and Second World Wars.

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