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 Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
PublicAffairs
Author: Deborah Cadbury
2015
Pages: 389
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1610394031
Size: 8 mb

In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era -
the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George Vs sorely unequipped sons...

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 The Waffen SS in Combat: A Photographic History (Images of War)
The Waffen SS in Combat: A Photographic History (Images of War)
The Waffen SS in Combat: A Photographic History
Author: Bob Carruthers
Pen & Sword Military
Images of War
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1473833531
Pages: 162
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 38 MB

This is the photographic history of the Waffen-SS in combat on all fronts. The short six year history of the Waffen SS spanned triumph and disaster, and their story can be traced through these powerful images, which clearly document the reality of combat from 1940 to 1945. These rare images span the combat history of the Waffen-SS from the optimism of the opening phases of the war in the west through the challenges of Barbarossa and the long and bloody retreat against a numerically far superior enemy in both the east and the west. This powerful photographic record is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the course of the war from the German perspective and clearly demonstrates the scale of the task undertaken by the Waffen-SS on all fronts.

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 Cassell Military Classics: The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Suicide Attack on the Eighth Air Force, 7 April 1945
Cassell Military Classics: The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Suicide Attack on the Eighth Air Force, 7 April 1945
Author: Adrian Weir
Cassell Military Classics: The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Suicide Attack on the Eighth Air Force, 7 April 1945
Cassell
2000
Format:pdf
Size: 1.8Mb
Language: English

By April 1945, Germany was well on its way to losing the war, suffering an onslaught from the Soviets on the East and ceaseless bombardment by British and U.S. planes on the West. The German command chose to fight back with a small-scale operation requiring only limited resources: they sent relatively inexperienced pilots from the famed Luftwaffe on a suicide mission flying directly into a formation of U.S. bombers. Follow this death-defying and little-known story in minute-by-minute detail.

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 The Luftwaffe in World War II (Images of War)
The Luftwaffe in World War II (Images of War)
Author: Francis Crosby
The Luftwaffe in World War II (Images of War)
Pen and Sword Military
2005
Format: EPUB
Pages: 272
Size: 53 Mb

World War Two Luftwaffe aircraft and their pilots have been a source of fascination and respect to aviation buffs since 1945.

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 M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun: Germany 1944 (Osprey Duel 53)
M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun: Germany 1944 (Osprey Duel 53)
M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun: Germany 1944
Author: Steven Zaloga, Richard Chasemore
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Duel 53
ISBN: 978 1780960999
2013
Language: English
Pages: 82
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 4,5 MB

The Allies' M10 Tank Destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschutz (StuG) lll were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields of 1944-45. While their mission was not principally fighting one another, their widespread use ensured their frequent encounters, from the Normandy Bocage, to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen.
The StuG lll was the quintessential assault gun, a low-slung, heavily armoured, turret-less vehicle intended to provide direct fire support for infantry formations, whilst the M10 3in Gun Motor Carriage was originally developed as a tank destroyer. However, by 1944 the 3in gun proved ineffectual against the most thickly armored German tanks, and was consequently relegated to infantry support too.
Widely deployed in roles their designers had not envisaged, these two armoured fighting vehicles clashed repeatedly during the 11-month campaign, which saw the Allies advance from Normandy to the heart of the Reich. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the story of their confrontation at the height of World War ll.

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 Operation Varsity
Operation Varsity
Author: Tim Saunders
Operation Varsity: The British and Canadian Airborne Assault
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
ISBN: 184415601X
2008
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 21 Mb
Language: English

In Spring 1945 the outcome of the war was ritually certain but the mighty River Rhine still stood in the way of the Allies. Eisenhower's strategy was to guarantee a crossing in the Ruhr area by allocating the main effort to Montgomery's 21st Army Group. Monty's task was to envelope and take out the last German war production and open the way onto the North German Plain.

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 The Tuskegee Airmen: Black Heroes of World War II
The Tuskegee Airmen: Black Heroes of World War II
Author: Jacqueline Harris
The Tuskegee Airmen: Black Heroes of World War II
Dillon Press
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 152
Language: English
Size: 16.3 MB

The Tuskegee Airmen tells the dramatic story of the pioneering African American aviators who battled prejudice at home to become fighter pilots during World War II. Focusing on the struggles and eventual glories of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the first African Americans to win their wings in what was then the Army Air Corps, it details their training near the famed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, as well as their combat experiences in the North African and European theaters of war.

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 History of World War II
History of World War II
Author: A. J. P. Taylor
History of World War II
Octopus Books
1974
Format: PDF
Pages: 286
Language: English
Size: 80 MB

Most people who lived through the Second World War see it in rather simplistic terms. Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo started the war; they attacked the democracies; we gave them better than we got; and Germany, Italy and Japan got exactly what they deserved. Thirty years after the war ended one can afford to take a less emotional look at the greatest war in all history and examine its causes, course and results with a more critical eye. In history there are few genuine villains and even fewer genuine heroes.

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 Aces of the Luftwaffe: The Jagdfliegern and Their Tactics of World War II
Aces of the Luftwaffe: The Jagdfliegern and Their Tactics of World War II
Author: Peter Jacobs
Aces of the Luftwaffe: The Jagdfliegern and Their Tactics of World War II
Frontline Books
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 2 Mb

The air battles of the Second World War were fought ferociously and with extraordinary skill and courage on both fronts. The fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe, the jagdfliegern, in fact outscored their Allied counterparts by some margin and were some of the highest scoring fighter pilots of all time. More than a hundred recorded a century of aerial successes with two going on to surpass a quite astonishing 300 victories.

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 The Devil's General The Life of Hyazinth Strachwitz, The Panzer Graf
The Devil's General The Life of Hyazinth Strachwitz, The Panzer Graf
Author: Raymond Bagdonas
The Devil's General The Life of Hyazinth Strachwitz, The Panzer Graf
Casemate Publications
ISBN: 1612002226
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 2,8
Language: English
This is the story of the most highly decorated German regimental commander of World War II, known as the Panzer Graf (Armored Count). An aristocratic Silesian, whose ancestors had faced the Mongols at Leipzig, Strachwitz first won the Iron Cross in the Great War. After fighting with the Freikorps and in between the wars, he was serving with the 1st Panzer Division when the Polish campaign inaugurated World War II.
Leading from the front, his exploits as commander of a panzer battalion earned him further decorations during the French campaign. Transferred to the newly formed 16th Panzer Division, he participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia and then Operation Barbarossa where he earned the Knights Cross. The following year, during the advance on Stalingrad, he won the Oak Leaves for destroying 270 Soviet tanks at Kalach. Now commander of a regiment, he reached the Volga and fought ferociously on the northern rim of Sixth Armys perimeter. Severely wounded during the battles, he was flown out of the Stalingrad pocket and was thus spared the fate of the rest of Sixth Army.

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 Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 2 (Hitler's War Machine)
Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 2 (Hitler's War Machine)
Author: Bob Carruthers
Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 2 (Hitler's War Machine)
Coda Books Ltd
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 4,6
Language: English
Pages: 256
Fully illustrated throughout with charts, tables, illustrations, diagrams and photographs, this authoritative reference book to the German Army during World War II is indispensable for the military enthusiast.
Written in 1945 by the US War Department as an essential guide for the American soldier in Europe, it examines the structure of the Wehrmacht, its organisation from the High Command down, tactics, fortifications and defenses, logistics, weapons, equipment, uniforms and the Air Force.
Available for the first time as an ebook, this is the second volume of three, and includes an in depth study of German military tactics, including reconnaissance, offensive and defensive techniques, minefields and special operations, fortifications and defenses, including the design and construction of pillboxes, observation posts, anti-tank obstacles and road blocks, and the German supply system.

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 Code Talkers and Warriors: Native Americans and World War II
Code Talkers and Warriors: Native Americans and World War II
Author: Tom Holm
Code Talkers and Warriors: Native Americans and World War II.
Chelsea House
2007
Format: Pdf
Size: 38 Mb
Language: English

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 Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front (Images of War)
Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front (Images of War)
Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Pen and Sword
Images of War
2011
ISBN: 1848842805
Pages: 160
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 8 MB

On the Eastern Front during the Second World War massive Soviet and German tank armies clashed in a series of battles that were unmatched in their scale and ferocity. Several of them have attained almost legendary status. But epic encounters such as these were only part of a broader story, as Anthony Tucker-Jones demonstrates in this selection of graphic photographs.
While the images give a fascinating inside view of combat, they also reveal the daily routines of tank warfare 65 years ago. Training, maintenance, transportation and supply are shown, as are the daily lives of the tank crews and the often appalling conditions in which they worked and fought. The photographs also record in vivid detail the destructive reality of armored warfare, from the initial triumphant advance of the German panzers deep into the Soviet Union to the massive Red Army counter-offensives which drove the German armies back to Berlin.

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 Calais: A Fight to the Finish, May 1940
Calais: A Fight to the Finish, May 1940
Author: Jon Cooksey
Calais: A Fight to the Finish, May 1940
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2000
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 19 Mb
Language: English

This is the story of the Battle of Calais, a short but bloody struggle to delay the German advance in May 1940. It is a story of uncertainty, of taut nerves, of heat, dust, raging thirst and hand-to-hand fighting in the narrow streets of the channel port now known to millions of Britons as a gateway to the Continent. The guide will take the visitor beyond the ferry terminal and hypermarkets to reveal the hidden Calais and the actions of individuals and units.

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 Armor of Freedom: The U.S. Military Support to Yugoslavia in the 1950s
Armor of Freedom: The U.S. Military Support to Yugoslavia in the 1950s
Author: Boštjan Kurent, Janko Boštjančič
Armor of Freedom: The U.S. Military Support to Yugoslavia in the 1950s
Park of Military History
2013
Format: 2xPDF
Pages: 2x24
Language: English/Slovenian
Size: 7.7 MB

As a post-WWII communist country, Yugoslavia became economically and politically dependent on the Soviet Union. Through careful diplomacy, the Yugoslav government showed the intention of forming a firm alliance with the western democracies and even of joining NATO. By sending military help to Yugoslavia, the USA wanted to protect it from any military actions from the East and also, indirectly, to protect Italy and the Mediterranean...

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 Fighters Under Construction in World War Two (Images of War)
Fighters Under Construction in World War Two (Images of War)
Author: Graham Simons
Fighters Under Construction in World War Two (Images of War)
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 128
Size: 7 Mb

There has been bookshelf after bookshelf of books compiled, written and published about British aircraft, the Royal Air Force and the activities of its pilots during World War Two. Tales of derring do, bravery and gallantry quite rightly litter the bookshelves and libraries, but little has appeared in print about the could be called the unsung heroes, those that designed, built and maintained the fighting equipment used to eventually defeat the enemy.This is all the more incredible when one realizes that there exists a huge archive of images that have survived which clearly show the skills and scale of what went on.

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 The First and the Last: The Rise and Fall of the German Fighter Forces, 1938-1945
The First and the Last: The Rise and Fall of the German Fighter Forces, 1938-1945
Author: Adolf Galland
The First and the Last: The Rise and Fall of the German Fighter Forces, 1938-1945
Ballantine Books
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 300
Language: English
Size: 33.5 MB

Adolf Galland, combat pilot with over 70 ''kills'' was commander of all fighter forces in the Luftwaffe during World War II. This is his story of Germany's war in the air, from the smashing victories in Poland and France to the last desperate battle to defend the Reich. This book combines the passion of combat and the perspective of command. . . . Some of his air-battles read almost as fast as the Messerschmitts he flew, and his staff battle accounts give the clearest picture yet of how the Germans lost their war in the air.

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 Flying Legends of World War II (Images of War)
Flying Legends of World War II (Images of War)
Author: Philip Handleman
Flying Legends of World War II (Images of War)
Pen and Sword Military
2011
Format: EPUB
Pages: 112
Size: 3 Mb

More than thirty Allied Forces' WWII aircraft types are illustrated in many rare and previously unpublished black and white and color photographs. Each type is described giving vital data on development history, combat record, famous pilots and significant air battles. Performance, range and weapon loads are also included. The unique color photographs are from the collection of the late William B. Slate, an aviation photographer who strove to capture the thrilling perspective that can only come from close-up, in-flight vantage points from an aircraft flying in formation.

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 STUG: Assault Gun Units in the East, Bagrations to Berlin. Vol II
STUG: Assault Gun Units in the East, Bagrations to Berlin. Vol II
STUG: Assault Gun Units in the East, Bagrations to Berlin. Vol II
Author: Dennis Oliver
ADH Publishing
Firefly Collection No.7
ISBN: 978 0987601346
2014
Language: English
Pages: 36
Format: PDF
Size: 22,2 MB

The second and final part of STUG: Assault Gun Units In The East. In volume 1 we covered the independent StuG Battalions and the Panzerjaeger companies attached to Infantry divisions equipped with the StuG III and IV and in this book we examine the units of the Waffen SS, the Luftwaffe and the Panzer divisions some of which contained mixed battalions of tanks and assault guns.

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