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 The Soviet Air Force Since 1918
The Soviet Air Force Since 1918
Author: Alexander Boyd
The Soviet Air Force Since 1918
Stein and Day Publishers
1977
Format: PDF
Pages: 308
Language: English
Size: 32.5 MB
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While the Soviet Russian naval buildup made Western headlines, the expansion of their air power went largely unnoticed. By 1977, that air force commanded a larger share of the Soviet Russian defense budget than the navy. This comprehensive book reveals for the first time in English what happened to the air force in the 1930's during Stalin's purges and the drastic effect on operational performance, how in the first three years of World War II the Soviets then reversed the balance of air power against the German Luftwaffe, and how the organization and concepts created during the war determined the kind of air force that was later expanded in the Cold War. Alexander Boyd's fluency in Russian enabled him to use extensively a wide range of then contemporary Russian documentary material which portrayed the men behind the planes: the commanders, the designers, the pilots. Boyd also showed how quickly the Soviets assimilated the technology of the jet and atomic age and how their then new strategic bombers complicated the SALT-2 talks between the Russian government and the United States. THE SOVIET AIR FORCE included production maps and training centers as well as diagrams of the command structure that was in force during the Cold War.

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 Famous U.S. Navy Fighter Planes
Famous U.S. Navy Fighter Planes
Author: David Coxe Cooke
Famous U.S. Navy Fighter Planes
Dodd, Mead & Company
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 69
Language: English
Size: 34.6 MB

Text and photographs trace the history of American designed fighter planes back from the period of World War I.

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 Western Front 1914-1916: Mons, La Cataeu, Loos, the Battle of the Somme
Western Front 1914-1916: Mons, La Cataeu, Loos, the Battle of the Somme
Author: Martin Mace
Western Front 1914-1916: Mons, La Cataeu, Loos, the Battle of the Somme
Pen and Sword Military
The War Despatches Series
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 196
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

From the moment the German army moved quietly into Luxemburg on 2 August 1914, to the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the fighting on the Western Front in France and Flanders never stopped. There were quiet periods, just as there were the most intense, savage, huge-scale battles. The war on the Western Front can be thought of as being in three phases: first, a war of movement as Germany attacked France and the Allies sought to halt it; second, the lengthy and terribly costly siege warfare as the entrenched lines proved impossible to crack (late 1914 to mid-1918); and finally a return to mobile warfare as the Allies applied lessons and technologies forged in the previous years.

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 Cobbers In Khaki - The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918
Cobbers In Khaki - The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918
Author: Ron Austin
Cobbers In Khaki - The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918
Slouch Hat Publications
2004
Format: PDF
Pages: 316
Language: English
Size: 43 MB

The history of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918. An original Gallipoli Landing battalion, formed in the Ballarat & Geelong districts in 1914. Three Victoria Crosses were won by the battalion during its wartime service with Captain Percy Lay being the most highly decorated soldier. During his service on the Western Front, Percy Lay was awarded the Military Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre.

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 World War I in 100 Objects
World War I in 100 Objects
World War I in 100 Objects
Author: Peter Doyle
Plume
2014
ISBN: 0142181595
Pages: 352
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 70 MB

A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history. In World War I in 100 Objects, military historian Peter Doyle shares a fascinating collection of items, from patriotic badges worn by British citizens to field equipment developed by the United States. Beautifully photographed, each item is accompanied by the unique story it tells about the war, its strategy, its innovations, and the people who fought it.

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 The Germans in Flanders 1915-1916
The Germans in Flanders 1915-1916
Author: David Bilton
The Germans in Flanders 1915-1916
Pen and Sword Military
Images of War
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 176
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

The book covers the actions of the German Army in the Low Countries during 1915 and 1916. In its broad compass it looks at the battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating mostly on the latter. Both 1915 and 1916 were very active years for the Central Powers and the Allies. After a quiet start with minor fighting April 1915 saw gas attacks against Hill 60, followed by 2nd Ypres and intermittent attacks throughout the remainder of the year.

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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
Birlinn Limited
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 412
Language: English
Size: 66.7 MB

Mr Hough's account of the Sea War of World War I is masterful retelling of a subject that is not without controversy. His premise that the naval war between Great Britain and the German Empire was THE deciding factor of the Great War is supportable even if the reader might be hesitant to accept it. He opens a different view that addresses just about everything the naval historian can conjur up from dreadnaught design to internal politics in London and Berlin at a time when the USA could hardly be considered a significant military power, particularly at sea. Of particular interest if his examination of how the Royal Navy, torn by outdated traditions and political infighting, plagued by somewhat unimaginative officers, continued to rule the waves and provide the greatest Fleet victory since Trafalgar over the German High Seas Fleet. Anyone with an interest in World War I, seapower, or general naval history can't go wrong with this book.

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 Gommecourt (Battleground Europe)
Gommecourt (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Gommecourt
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
1998
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

The Battle of Gommecourt took place during t he Somme campaign and served as the main diversion to the Bi g Push of July 1st 1916. This guide to the battle gives deta ils of the attack, and also looks at how the battleground lo oks today.

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 British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930
British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930
Author: Donald J. Lisio
British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107056950
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 3,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 344
During World War I, Britain's naval supremacy enabled it to impose economic blockades and interdiction of American neutral shipping. The United States responded by building 'a navy second to none', one so powerful that Great Britain could not again successfully challenge America's vital economic interests. This book reveals that when the United States offered to substitute naval equality for its emerging naval supremacy, the British, nonetheless, used the resulting two major international arms-control conferences of the 1920s to ensure its continued naval dominance.

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 Handbook Of The German Army In War. January 1917
Handbook Of The German Army In War. January 1917
Author: Collective
Handbook Of The German Army In War. January 1917
EP Publishing
1973
Format: PDF
Pages: 143
Language: English
Size: 17 MB

This work was compiled by British Military Intelligence and is part of a series that brings together an overview of the state of the German Army at the period preceding the armistice. It existed in at least two earlier editions from January 1917 and April 1918. The work covers many aspects of the German army including training, mobilisation, command and organisation, weapons, signals, transportation, medical and veterinary services and uniforms. This handbook would have informed the perception of the German army from a British perspective in the years following the war.

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 Battleground Somme - Flers & Gueudecourt
Battleground Somme - Flers & Gueudecourt
Author: Trevor Pidgeon
Battleground Somme - Flers & Gueudecourt
Pen & Sword
2000
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 116
Language: English
Size: 7 MB

Flers is of course best remembered for the first use of tanks in modern war. But the battles at Flers and Gueudecourt were also memorable as forming part of the last great advance of the British Army in this slogging match that was the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

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 The Russian Origins of the First World War
The Russian Origins of the First World War
Author: Sean McMeekin
The Russian Origins of the First World War
Belknap Press
ISBN: 0674072332
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 5,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 344
The catastrophe of the First World War, and the destruction, revolution, and enduring hostilities it wrought, make the issue of its origins a perennial puzzle.
Since World War II, Germany has been viewed as the primary culprit. Now, in a major reinterpretation of the conflict, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notions of the wars beginning as either a Germano-Austrian preemptive strike or a tragedy of miscalculation. Instead, he proposes that the key to the outbreak of violence lies in St. Petersburg.

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 Serre (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Serre (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

The tiny French hamlet of Serre, the norther nmost part of the front for the July 1st 1916 attack is the subject of the fifth of the Battleground Europe series. Thre e other battles at Serre are also covered.

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 Delville Wood (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Delville Wood (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 30 Mb
Language: English

Delville Wood is particularly associated with the World War I service of the South African Brigade. Many thousands now visit Delville Wood annually to see the South African National Memorial, the museum and visitors center, which commemorate the sacrifice of 25,000 South Africans in the conflicts of the twentieth century.

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 Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare
Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare
Author: Paul Kendall
Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare
Spellmount
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 416
Size: 19 Mb
Language: English

The Battle of the Aisne fought during September 1914 was a savage engagement and a complete shock for the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who were trained to fight mobile wars. When they reached the north bank of the Aisne the "Old Contemptibles" would be stopped by the Germans entrenched on high ground armed with machine guns, supported by heavy artillery. The allied commanders would naively send their troops into futile assaults up exposed slopes, devoid of cover to attack the German lines dug into positions on the ridges along the Chemin des Dames and concealed by woodland.

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 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
Author: J. M. Winter
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
Penguin Studio
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 440
Language: English
Size: 52 MB

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 The Somme Campaign
The Somme Campaign
Author: Andy Rawson
The Somme Campaign
Pen and Sword Military
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 306
Size: 32 Mb
Language: English

A concise, account of each stage of the Somme battles, whether a set piece attack or a minor action. The emphasis of the book would be to explain the art of waging trench warfare during the Somme campaign.

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 Among the Ottomans Diaries from Turkey in World War I
Among the Ottomans Diaries from Turkey in World War I
Author: Ian Lyster
Among the Ottomans Diaries from Turkey in World War I
I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 1848855214
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 16,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 208
During World War One, the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history, faced severe challenges to its structure and existence, which eventually resulted in its dissolution. Among The Ottomans introduces two unique diary accounts written by two generations of the same family in the declining years of the Ottoman Empire.

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 The Russian Struggle for Power, 1914-1917: A Study of Russian Foreign Policy During the First World War
The Russian Struggle for Power, 1914-1917: A Study of Russian Foreign Policy During the First World War
The Russian Struggle for Power, 1914-1917: A Study of Russian Foreign Policy During the First World War
Author: Clarence J. Smith
Philosophical Library
1956
Pages: 553
Format: PDF
Size: 141.17МБ
Language: English
A study of the war aims pursued by Tsarist Russia and the Russian Provisional Government between 1914 and 1917. Suggests that one of the keys to Soviet imperialism in the 1940's was the revival by Stalin of these same war aims. Deals with the once controversial "secret treaties" of the Allies during the First World War. Based on diplomatic documents published by the Soviet Government.

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