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 How the War was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II
How the War was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II
Author: Dr Phillips Payson O'Brien
How the War was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014751
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 8,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 640

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 The General Who Never Lost a Battle [History of the Second World War 29]
The General Who Never Lost a Battle [History of the Second World War 29]
The General Who Never Lost a Battle
Author: Barrie Pitt
Marshall Cavendish
History of the Second World War, Part 29
1973
Pages: 32
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 54 МВ

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 Kursk 1943: The Northern Front
Kursk 1943: The Northern Front
Author: Robert Forczyk
Kursk 1943: The Northern Front
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 272
ISBN: 1782008195
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 8 Mb
Language: English

In the summer of 1943, recoiling from defeat at Stalingrad, Hitler conducted a limited objective offensive to eliminate the Soviet Kursk salient. Operating a classic pincer attack of the kind that succeeded during the 1942 Kharkov campaign he hoped that the resulting heavy losses inflicted on the Red Army would give the Wehrmacht time to recover its strength. However, the Soviet anticipation of the attack led to extensive losses on both sides as Soviet anti-tank mines and fierce fighting pushed the Germans back, liberating the German-held Orel in the process.

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 Operation Barbarossa: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia
Operation Barbarossa: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia
Author: Robert Kirchubel
Operation Barbarossa The German Invasion of Soviet Russia
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 1782004084
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 8,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 400
In the first 6 months of Hitler's World War II Nazi invasion, over 5 million of Stalin's Russian troops were killed, wounded, or captured defending their Motherland.
Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941, Operation Barbarossa, aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler saw this as the last vital step in the establishing of 'Lebensraum' for the German people in the East.
Three German Army Groups, supported by numerous European allies, poured across the Soviet border crushing all before them in a lightning campaign that threatened to eliminate all Soviet resistance and secure an easy victory. However, the vast resources and size of Soviet Russia caused the German armoured spearheads to slow and the advance finally ground to a halt within sight of Moscow itself, and with it Hitler's dreams of a quick victory.
This book combines Osprey's three Campaign titles on the Barbarossa campaign, along with new material specifically created, in order to tell the story of one of definitive campaigns of World War II.

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 Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe
Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe
Author: Frederick A. Johnsen
Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Aviation
ISBN: 1782003681
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 304
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

In Captured Eagles, Frederick A. Johnsen lays bare the once secret history of the American effort to understand and counter the Luftwaffe before and during World War II, and afterward to seize and exploit German technological advances in everything from jet fighters and bombers to ballistic missiles.

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 An Illustrated Data Guide to Modern Reconnaissance Aircraft
An Illustrated Data Guide to Modern Reconnaissance Aircraft
Author: Christopher Chant
An Illustrated Data Guide to Modern Reconnaissance Aircraft
Tiger Books International
1997
Format: PDF
Pages: 78
Language: English
Size: 37 MB

Looks at the different types of reconnaissance craft and spy planes used in military operations, providing information about the planes' history, dimensions, weights, and performance. A compact illustrated directory with full details and specifications . Timely knowledge of the enemy's dispositions and strengths has always been a key to the deduction of his intentions and the creation of counter-plans, and from the time of WWI reconnaissance to yield such knowledge has become increasingly vital on military thinking. Since the end of WWII the use of aircraft for reconnaissance purposes has proliferated not so much in numerical terms of the aircraft involved but in the versatility of the reconnaissance that can now be provided through electronic and infra-red as well as optical means. Garnered by advanced sensors and processed by high-speed computers on board the reconnaissance aeroplane, the reconnaissance data can now be relayed in real time to the user force by means of a data link system. Moreover, the availability of advanced sensors and processors allows such aircraft to undertake other roles including command of friendly forces and disruption of the enemy's efforts.

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 World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units
World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units
Author: Eugene Liptak
World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Elite 203
ISBN: 1782003959
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 66
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English


With the need for large-scale amphibious landings to decide the outcome of World War II the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoitre potential landing areas, degrade the enemy’s ability to resist, and assist the landing forces on to the beaches. The Scouts and Raiders were the forerunners of the SEALs, Beach Jumpers made elaborate simulated landings to distract the enemy, the Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams cleared obstacles to amphibious landings and Naval Group China fought alongside Chinese guerrillas behind Japanese lines.

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 Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge (Battleground Europe)
Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge (Battleground Europe)
Author: Carl Shilleto
Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
ISBN: 1848843097
2010
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 8 Mb
Language: English

On D Day, 6th June 1944 the greatest seaborne assault ever was launched against Hitler's Fortress Europe onto the beaches of Normandy. This battlefield guide tells in detail, how these objectives were achieved and relates the battles to the area as it is today. The book contains details of museums, memorials, cemeteries, tours and associated organizations all of which will unravel the history of the area to the visitor and armchair traveler alike.

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 The Road to Stalingrad
The Road to Stalingrad
Author: Collective
The Road to Stalingrad (The Third Reich Series)
Time-Life Books
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Size: 27.4 MB

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the south-western Soviet Union. Marked by constant close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians by air raids, it is the single largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of the whole war. It was a turning point in the European theatre of World War II–the German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to replace their losses.

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 Bruneval (Battleground Europe)
Bruneval (Battleground Europe)
Author: Paul Oldfield
Bruneval
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 199
Size: 77 Mb
Language: English

The Bruneval Raid, launched against a German radar installation on the French coast in February 1942, was unique: it was one of the first fully combined operations put together by HQ Combined Operations under Mountbatten; for the first time a unit of the newly formed British Parachute Regiment went into action; it was the only raid carried out purely to satisfy the needs of scientific intelligence. It was highly successful and the results achieved were out of all proportion to the resources committed.This book covers the development of radar, the search for German radar in the Second World War, the discovery of Würzburg radar at Bruneval, the planning and preparations for the audacious raid, its highly successful execution and the aftermath.

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 Tiger I: The Official Wartime Crew Manual (hitler’s War Machine)
Tiger I: The Official Wartime Crew Manual (hitler’s War Machine)
Author: Bob Carruthers
Tiger I The Official Wartime Crew Manual (hitler’s War Machine)
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 178159225X
2013
Format: EPUB + PDF (conv)
Size: 5,1 МБ + 23,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 176
During the Second World War Tiger tank crews had to be trained as quickly and effectively as possible. To assist in this process General Heinz Guderian authorized the publication of the Tigerfibel, the illustrated manual that was issued to Tiger I crews from 1943 onwards. This highly unorthodox publication was full of risque' drawings and humorous illustrations and was designed to convey complex battlefield instructions in a simple and memorable manner.
Emmy Award winning historian Bob Carruthers has now translated this unique primary source into English. It makes for indispensable reading for anyone interested in tank warfare in World War II. The manual contains everything the reader could ever wish to know concerning how the crews were instructed to handle the Tiger I under combat conditions. The Tigerfibel contains the original German publication with a complete English translation and a new overview and introduction. The Tigerfibel contains detailed instructions on aiming, firing, ammunition and close combat. There are extensive sections on maintenance, driving, radio operation and the essentials of commanding a Tiger I in combat.
This priceless information is now being made available to a wider English speaking audience as an electronic publication for the first time. Interesting and highly accessible, the Tigerfibel is essential and rewarding reading for all readers interested in the history of this famous tank.

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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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 SS & Wehrmacht Camouflage U.S.Richardson Report, 20 july, 1945
SS & Wehrmacht Camouflage U.S.Richardson Report, 20 july, 1945
Author: Richardson, F. S. & Borsarello, J.
SS & Wehrmacht Camouflage U.S.Richardson Report, 20 july, 1945
Iso Publications
ISBN: 0946784906
1996
Format: PDF
Size: 24,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 51
Booklet; very good in lightly marked card covers. Reprint. ; Camouflage fabrics, both plain and printed for military use by the German SS and German Army, reported by Francis S. Richardson, QMC Consultant. With b/w photographs & 2 pages of colour plates.

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 The Bad War: The Truth NEVER Taught About World War II
The Bad War: The Truth NEVER Taught About World War II
Author: M S King
The Bad War: The Truth NEVER Taught About World War II
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
2015
Format: pdf, epub
Size: 12.1 Mb, 7.6 Mb
Language: English

245 Pages / 500 Illustrations During the 75 years that have now passed since the end of the grand history-altering event known as World War II, only a single narrative of the great conflict has been heard. It is a story which the architects of the New World Order have implanted, no, POUNDED into the minds of three subsequent generations. Every medium of mass indoctrination has been harnessed to the task of training the obedient masses as to what the proper view of this event should be. Academia, news media, public education, book publishing, TV documentaries, Hollywood films, clergymen and politicians of every stripe all sing the same song. You know the familiar lyrics: “Led by Adolf Hitler; Germany, Italy and Japan tried to enslave the planet. The “good guys” of the “world community”, led by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Winston Churchill, banded together and stopped them. Literally, not a day seems to pass without some sort of media reference to this incomplete and simplistic narrative; a story which oh-so-conveniently ignores the previous decades of critical history leading up to World War II, omits vital information from the actual war years, and outright fabricates lie after lie after lie. Indeed, the “official story” amounts to a manufactured mendacity of such mountainous dimensions that the human mind will have a hard time processing the actual truth of the grand event, no matter how compelling the case may be. Isn’t it time you heard a different tune; at least for your consideration? Haven't you ever at least been curious as to what "the other side of the World War II story" was? If so, you ought to have a look at 'The Bad War', a heavily illustrated epic timeline that will transport you back to the mid 1800's; and then lead you on an exciting "you are there" journey right up through both World War I and World War II. Well-written, entertaining, and meticulously documented, 'The Bad War' is unique for its ability to condense so much real history into just 245 attention-riveting, illustration-rich pages. But do be forewarned. Your worldview may never be the same.

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 Soldat:Equipping the German Army Foot Soldier in Europe 1943 vol.2
Soldat:Equipping the German Army Foot Soldier in Europe 1943 vol.2
Author: Cyrus A. Lee
Soldat:Equipping the German Army Foot Soldier in Europe 1943 vol.2
Pictorial Histories Publishing Company
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 88
Language: English
Size: 20 MB

A fine book on the subject of the German infantryman's uniform in 1943. The SOLDAT series is designed as handbooks for the collector of World War II German Military combat uniforms, equipment, insignia, and weapons. Each volume provides detailed photographs of these items, but also provide the German soldier's view point as to his life and times. The detailed photos in SOLDAT provide the information collectors need to make critical choices.

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 Armoured Warfare in the Italian Campaign: 1943 to 1945 (Images of War)
Armoured Warfare in the Italian Campaign: 1943 to 1945 (Images of War)
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Armoured Warfare in the Italian Campaign: 1943 to 1945 (Images of War)
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 8 Mb

The Second World War campaigns in North Africa, on the Eastern Front and in northwest Europe were dominated by armored warfare, but the battles in Italy were not. The mountainous topography of the Italian peninsula ensured that it was foremost an infantry war, so it could be said that tanks played a supporting role. Yet, as Anthony Tucker-Jones demonstrates, in the battles fought from the Allied landings in Sicily in 1943 to the German surrender after the crossing of the Po in 1945, tanks, self-propelled guns and armored cars were essential elements in the operations of both sides.

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 Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945
Author: D. K. Brown
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945
Seaforth Publishing / Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848321503
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 8 Mb
Language: English

This design history of postwar British warship development, based on both declassified documentation and personal experience, is the fourth and final volume in the author's masterly account of development of Royal Navy's ships from the 1850s to the Falklands War. In this volume the author covers the period in which he himself worked as a Naval Constructor, while this personal knowledge is augmented by George Moore's in-depth archival research on recently declassified material.The RN fleet in 1945 was old and worn out, while new threats and technologies, and postwar austerity called for new solutions. How designers responded to these unprecedented challenges is the central theme of this book. It covers the ambitious plans for the conversion or replacement of the bigger ships; looks at all the new construction, from aircraft carriers, through destroyers and frigates, to submarines (including nuclear and strategic), to minesweepers and small craft.

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 Hitler's Jet Plane: The ME 262 Story
Hitler's Jet Plane: The ME 262 Story
Author: Mano Ziegler
Hitler's Jet Plane: The ME 262 Story
Frontline Books
ISBN: 1853676241
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 240
Size: 2 Mb
Language: English

The first operational military jet in the world, towards the end of the Second World War the ME 262 was to be the German ‘miracle weapon’. Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to the design, testing, and training and even served in it operationally.

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 The Fuhrer
The Fuhrer
Author: Konrad Heiden
The Fuhrer
Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 624
Language: English
Size: 91 MB

"Incomparably the most brilliant and comprehensive treatise yet written about the master of the Third Reich." New York Times Book Review

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