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 Panzer killers: Anti-tank Warfare on the Eastern Front
Panzer killers: Anti-tank Warfare on the Eastern Front
Author: Artem Drabkin
Panzer killers: Anti-tank Warfare on the Eastern Front
Pen and Sword;
ISBN: 1781590508
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 2,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
What was it like to confront the German panzer armies as an anti-tank gunner on the Eastern Front during the Second World War? How could you hope overcome of one of the best-equipped, well-trained and tenacious armored forces of the time? And how did the Red Army's tactics and skills develop over the course of the war in order to counter the threat posed by the elite troops of the Wehrmacht? The vivid personal narratives of Red Army anti-tank men selected for this book give a fascinating insight into these questions - and into the first-hand experience of anti-tank warfare seventy years ago. Their testimony reveals how lethal, rapid, small-scale actions - gun against tank - were fought, and it shows how such isolated actions determined the outcome of the massive offensives and counter-offensives that characterized the struggle on the Eastern Front. Panzer Killers is a valuable addition to the series of graphic eyewitness accounts of every aspect of the Red Army's war on the Eastern Front published by Pen & Sword.

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 Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Author: Tony Judt
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Penguin Press
2005
Format: pdf in rar
Size: 19.08 mb
Language: English
The definitive history of postwar Europe for our time.
Tony Judt's Postwar is cause for celebration. The product of a decade's labor, it is sweeping narrative history in the grand tradition, a deeply learned and absorbing chronicle of Europe since the fall of Berlin, weaving East and West, North and South, into a majestic sixty-year tapestry studded with brilliant new insight.

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 The Narrow Margin: The Battle of Britain and the Rise of Air Power, 1930-1940
The Narrow Margin: The Battle of Britain and the Rise of Air Power, 1930-1940
The Narrow Margin
Author: Derek Wood, Derek Dempster
Pen and Sword
2010
ISBN: 1848843143
Pages: 376
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 11 MB

The Battle of Britain saved the country from invasion. If the RAF had been defeated all the efforts of the British Army and the Royal Navy would hardly have averted defeat in the face of complete German air superiority. With all Europe subjugated, Germany and Japan would later have met on the borders of India.
This remarkable book traces the varied fortunes of the Royal Air Force in the 1930s, and shows how it readied itself for the mighty German onslaught in the summer of 1940 and won a great victory by the narrowest margins. It provides a comprehensive account of the Battle of Britain, including the day-by-day summaries of the battle. It is illustrated with photographs and maps, an appendix of the aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and by the Luftwaffe with schematic drawings, also a list of all pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain from July 10 to October 31 1940.

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 US Carrier War: Design, Development and Operations
US Carrier War: Design, Development and Operations
US Carrier War: Design, Development and Operations
Author: Kev Darling
Pen and Sword
2011
ISBN: 184884185X
Pages: 312
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 7 MB

This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. America's part in WW1 saw the deployment of US Navy aircraft operating from coastal bases - mainly Curtiss flying boats. In the immediate postwar period the first aircraft carriers were commissioned; Langley, Saratoga and Lexington. After the wreckage had settled in the mud of Pearl Harbor, US Navy fighters engaged the Japanese for the first time at Wake Island. Japan continued its conquest of the Pacific countries and Islands throughout 1941. The USN then went on the offensive when two carriers attacked the Gilbert-Marshall Islands, and the Doolittle raid against Japan was launched from USS Hornet. During the Battle of Coral Sea the US Navy achieved a significant victory. Meanwhile in the Atlantic, US Carriers including Wasp and Ranger undertook escort duties across Atlantic. The latter also helped with the supply of Spitfires to Malta.

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 History of the Second World War
History of the Second World War
Author: Liddell Hart
History of the Second World War
G. P. Putnam's Sons
1971
Format: PDF
Pages: 792
Language: English
Size: 108.7 MB

An incisive account of World War II by the foremost military analyst of our time. The present magnificent work is based largely on that priceless personal collection of private documents and the author's constant study of the day-to-day events of the war. For all its clarity, Liddell Hart's History does not always make for comforting reading. It is a military history on the broadest possible scale, ranging from the frustrating events preceding the war, through all the campaigns and battles of seven turbulent years, to the final conclusion of hostilities. Trenchant, searching, thought-provoking, it is a study in reahsm and objective analysis, uncluttered by self-deception. Cherished illusions fade under fresh surveillance; long-held beliefs of justification fall under new questioning; reputations are reexamined by one of the most incisive minds of our time; judgments of our past are made lessons for our present and our future.

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 Overlord: The Allied Invasion of France June-September 1944
Overlord: The Allied Invasion of France June-September 1944
Overlord: The Allied Invasion of France June-September 1944
Battlefront Miniatures
Author: John-Paul Brisigotti, Peter Simunovich
Flames of War
ISBN: 978 0992251673
2013
Language: English
Pages: 304
Format: PDF
Size: 105,3 MB

Overlord and Atlantik Wall are the latest compilation releases for the battles of Normandy and Brittany. These books update the older Turning Tide and Earth and Steel and bring the forces within up to date with all current Flames of War.

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 Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942
Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942
Author: Robert Forczyk
Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781590087
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 8,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 304
The German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in 1941 were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge. The Germans focused their panzers and tactical air support at points on the battlefield defined as Schwerpunkt - main effort - to smash through any defensive line and then advance to envelope their adversaries.
Initially, these methods worked well in the early days of Operation Barbarossa and the tank forces of the Red Army suffered defeat after defeat. Although badly mauled in the opening battles, the Red Army's tank forces did not succumb to the German armored onslaught and German planning and logistical deficiencies led to over-extension and failure in 1941. In the second year of the invasion, the Germans directed their Schwerpunkt toward the Volga and the Caucasus and again achieved some degree of success, but the Red Army had grown much stronger and by November 1942, the Soviets were able to turn the tables at Stalingrad.
Robert Forczyk's incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tactics and weaponry during the critical early years of the Russo-German War. He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armored warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. His analysis of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading.

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 Soldaten: The German Soldier In World War 2. Volume 1. Holland
Soldaten: The German Soldier In World War 2. Volume 1. Holland
Soldaten: The German Soldier In World War 2. Volume 1. Holland
Author: Dennis Oliver
ADH Publishing
Firefly Collection No.8
ISBN: 978 0987601353
2014
Language: English
Pages: 36
Format: PDF
Size: 47,2 MB

The eighth title in the Firefly Collection. Author and illustrator Dennis Oliver is joined in this title by renowned military artist Stephen Andrew to showcase the men and armoured vehicles that held the German lines in the Netherlands through 1944 and 1945.

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 Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle
Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle
Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle
Author: Kenneth Macksey
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Digital General
ISBN: 978 1782004042
2013
Language: English
Pages: 171
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 28,4 MB

After its introduction during the First World War, the tank revolutionised warfare, and proved to be a terrifying and efficient machine of war.
Kenneth Macksey provides a study of the policy-makers and tank strategists, the technical and tactical development, as well as presenting the story of the tank on the battlefield - the split-second decisions, the battle-weary crews and the endless mud in this fascinating and detailed account of tank warfare.

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 U.S. Air Power: Fighters, Bombers, Recon, Helicopters and Much More
U.S. Air Power: Fighters, Bombers, Recon, Helicopters and Much More
Author: Bill Yenne
U.S. Air Power: Fighters, Bombers, Recon, Helicopters and Much More
Portland House
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 328
Language: English
Size: 33.6 MB
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Military power exists in any rational society for the purpose of defending that society, its people and their interests, at home and abroad. As Europe discovered in 1939 and the United States discovered in 1941, weakness invites aggression. Thomas Jefferson once admonished, "If you want peace, prepare for war."

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 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Author: Denise Kiernan
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, 3d edition
Touchstone
2013
Format: epub
Size: 31 Mb
Language: English

AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from small towns across the South--were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war--when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed.
Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it--women who are now in their eighties and nineties-- The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country's history.

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 A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945
A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Author: Vasily Grossman
A Writer at War A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Vintage
ISBN: 0307275337
2007
Format: EPUB
Size: 3,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 416
Soviet author Grossman volunteered for the army when the Germans invaded in 1941 and spent more than three years as a special correspondent at the front for the army newspaper Red Star. His wartime writing established him as a major "voice" of war—a status resembling in many ways that of Ernie Pyle in America. This volume, a perfect complement to the panoramic vision of Ivan's War, collects excerpts from Grossman's notebooks and published dispatches, few of them longer than a couple of paragraphs. And while the dispatches usually describe scenes fitting with Soviet orthodoxy, Grossman's notebooks also record the bloody-mindedness, the despair and the disaffection that permeated Soviet ranks as the Red Army paid its dues of learning how to fight a modern war. That material, of course, was not published at the time. Grossman was a perceptive observer with an eye for essential detail. His vignettes of the fighting at Kursk and the battles that brought the Red Army into Berlin are models of combat reporting, and the elegiac realism of his description of Treblinka merits wide anthologizing in Holocaust literature. This volume stands among the finest eyewitness accounts of Soviet Russia's war on the Eastern Front.

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 Armoured Personal Carriers - A Survey
Armoured Personal Carriers - A Survey
Author: N. W. Duncan
Armoured Personal Carriers - A Survey (AFV Weapons Profile 64)
Profile Publications
1974
Format: PDF
Size: 12,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 24

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 No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgad
No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgad
Author: Ian Gardner
No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 1472801334
2014
Format: epub
Size: 25.09 mb
Pages: 344
Language: Ehglish

Based on extensive interviews with the survivng veterans, No Victory in Valhalla relives the dramatic struggle of the famed "Screaming Eagles" paratroopers in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Famously profiled in Band of Brothers, the division as a whole was awarded Unit Citation for its heroic defense of Bastogne - a first in the history of the US armed forces.

It's late November 1944, after 71 days fighting in Holland, and the 506th Parachute Infantry are withdrawn having suffered heavily during Operation Market-Garden, and are looking forward to three months R&R. However, this is not to be. On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched the offensive which came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge and the 101st Airborne Division was rushed into action to stem the German tide. The ensuing large-scale combat operation would write the most dramatic chapter in the history of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Third Battalion in particular. Bitter fighting in unbearable conditions saw the battalion reduced to the size of a company before its relief on January 17.

Following this the battalion took part in the reduction of the Colmar Pocket, the Ruhr Pocket, and the liberation of the concentration camps in Germany itself, with Ed Shames being the first Allied soldier to cross the gates of Dachau. The Third Battalion finished the war occupying Hitler's mountain retreat of Berchtesgarden, held on readiness for deployment to the Pacific until Hiroshima and Nagasaki precipitated the Japanese surrender.

This book is the final book in a gripping trilogy which includes Tonight We Die as Men and Deliver us from Darkness.

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 The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45
The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45
Author: Richard Hough
The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45
William Morrow & Co
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 398
Language: English
Size: 54 MB

This succinct and lively one-volume history of the strategies and the actions in which the navies of the Allied and Axis powers were involved in World War II includes every category of naval conflict; it views the war in personal, individual terms as experienced by those who planned and participated in the naval actions, and covers all of the major confrontations fought on every ocean on earth, as well as many lesser-known but important battles.

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 The Sinking of the Scharnhorst: A Factual Account From the German Viewpoint
The Sinking of the Scharnhorst: A Factual Account From the German Viewpoint
Author: Fritz Otto Busch
The Sinking of the Scharnhorst: A Factual Account From the German Viewpoint
Futura Publications Limited
1974
Format: PDF
Pages: 196
Language: English
Size: 18.8 MB

On Christmas Day, 1943, blinded by the fury of an Arctic blizzard, encircled by enemy destroyers, the German battleship Scharnhorst fought for her life. The luck of the Scharnhorst had become a legend. In 1942 she had slipped unscathed through the Channel under the very bows of the British fleet to harry the Arctic convoy routes. The British convoy which sailed for Murmansk on Christmas Eve, 1943, seemed a perfect target for another lightning raid. In fact it was a trap to lure the battleship into the open and then destroy her. This is the story of the Scharnhorst's dramatic sortie from her Norwegian lair, rhe story of a battle fought with Dutstanding courage against impossible odds until the most feared of all Hitler's battleships sank at last off North Cape.

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 Espanoles en la II Guerra Mundial (El Frente del Este)
Espanoles en la II Guerra Mundial (El Frente del Este)
Author: Ricardo Recio Cardona
Espanoles en la II Guerra Mundial (El Frente del Este)
Ediciones Vandalia
2015
Format: PDF
Pages: 202
Size: 19 Mb
Language: Spanish

Espanoles en la II Guerra Mundial

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 Soviet Partisan 1941-1944
Soviet Partisan 1941-1944
Author: Nik Cornish
Soviet Partisan 1941-1944
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Warrior 171
ISBN: 1472801431
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 66
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

he partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part this was due to the need to project the image of a country united behind Joseph Stalin and the Communist regime when the truth was much more complex than that. The opening weeks of Operation Barbarossa had exposed the lack of unity in the Soviet Empire as nationalist and anti-Communist groups emerged in the western provinces such as Belo Russia, Galicia, Bukovina, Ukraine and the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

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 Los Ases del P-47 Thunderbolt de la 8 Fuerza Aerea (Aviones en Combate: Ases y Leyendas №35)
Los Ases del P-47 Thunderbolt de la 8 Fuerza Aerea (Aviones en Combate: Ases y Leyendas №35)
Author: Collective
Los Ases del P-47 Thunderbolt de la 8 Fuerza Aerea (Aviones en Combate: Ases y Leyendas №35)
Ediciones del Prado
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 64
Language: Spanish
Size: 47.6 MB

EI 56 FG, dotado de algunos de los primeros cazas de fabricacion estadounidense que utilizo la USAAF en Europa, paso a formar parte de la 8 Fuerza Aerea en Gran Bretaña a finales de 1942 para asumir las funciones de escolta de la cada vez mayor fuerza de bombarderos B-17 de esta Fuerza Aerea. Los enfrentamientos iniciales con los cazas alemanes no fueron muy esperanzadores ya que los P-47 eran facilmente superados en manejabilidad en cotas bajas y medias y el rendimiento de su motor era bastante mediocre; tambien se critico el corto radio de accion del aparato. Sin embargo, la llegada de los primeros P-47C a mediados de 1943, con depositos de combustible exteriores, soluciono el problema del escaso radio de accion de combate de este avion. Segun fue evolucionando la tactica de combate, los pilotos aprendieron la mejor forma de pilotar los Thunderbolt para contrarrestar a los cazas de la Luftwaffe, mas agiles, y ases del calibre de Hub Zemke y Gabby Gabreski comenzaron a engrosar sus registros. Fabricado para soportar los daños y firme como una roca, el Thunderbolt fue rapidamente capaz de algo mas que defenderse. La llegada del P-47D definitivo a finales de 1943 fue seguida poco despues del Thunderbolt bubbletop, que se convirtio por entonces en el modelo preferido gracias a su mayor visibilidad por la parte trasera.

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