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 Ike & Monty: Generals at War
Ike & Monty: Generals at War
Author: Norman Gelb
Ike & Monty: Generals at War
William Morrow and Company, Inc.
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 488
Language: English
Size: 58.7 MB

Fifty years after the momentous Allied invasion of Normandy, here is a fascinating and sweeping dual portrait of the deeply troubled collaboration between two of history's greatest military leaders. Ike and Monty is the first book to focus exclusively on how their relationship determined the fate of the Allied effort to liberate Europe in World War II. It is a compelling account of the roles played in the struggle against Nazi Germany by Dwight David Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, and Bernard Law Montgomery, the most celebrated British battlefield commander of modern times.

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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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 Men Against Tanks: A History of Anti-Tank Warfare
Men Against Tanks: A History of Anti-Tank Warfare
Author: John Weeks
Men Against Tanks: A History of Anti-Tank Warfare
Mason/Charter Publishers, Inc.
1975
Format: PDF
Pages: 216
Language: English
Size: 37 MB

A history of tank warfare since 1917. This is a nuts and bolts tale about the development of anti tank guns. Sometimes the military's motto was the best anti tank weapon was a tank. Many times the courage of the men operating the anti tank weapon was stronger than the device itself. You might think from the countless designs that were tried and the endless copying of previous ideas that seemed to work, that something like the bazooka would have been a snap. During WWII the bazooka project had two officers from the army and a college professor working on it with no budget. The original bazooka had been successfully tested during WWI but the army had forgotten about it. In 1942 it had no priority and for it's debut it was an unannounced last minute addition to the list of anti tank weapons to be tried out that day. It was promptly put into mass production.

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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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 Planes of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Volume 2
Planes of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Volume 2
Author: Bernd Barbas
Planes of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Volume 2
Kookaburra Technical Publikation
1985
ISBN: 0858800527
Format: PDF
Size: 48,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 177
The first book in Kookaburra's 2 Volume Set. This monumental work is the result of interviewing surviving German fighter pilots and ground crew over a long period, thus gaining access to many unpublished private photographic collections.

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 The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II (vol.8 1944-1945)
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II (vol.8 1944-1945)
Author: Peter Young
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II (vol.8 1944-1945)
Marshall Cavendish Limited
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 300
Language: English
Size: 67 MB

The Second World War still affects every one of us, even those who were not born in 1945. To ignore its story is in a sense to run the risk that it may all happen again. Here at last is the chance to read the unvarnished truth written with the authority of one who was deeply interested in his study, and is free from the least taint of bias. If you were to be allowed to read only one account of the history of the Second World War, then it should be Colonel Bauer 's.

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 Bomber Command: Reflections of War: Volume 4 - The Tide Turns 1943 -1944
Bomber Command: Reflections of War: Volume 4 - The Tide Turns 1943 -1944
Author: Martin Bowman
Bomber Command: Reflections of War: Volume 4 - The Tide Turns 1943 -1944
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848844956
2012
Format: PDF (conv)
Size: 11,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
This, the fourth and penultimate volume in the Bomber Command series, continues with the pace and quality we have come to expect from Martin Bowman. It adds itself to the volume of work published in the previous three volumes by Pen and Sword, and provides a comprehensive insight in to the experiences of Bomber Command's pilots and aircrew throughout World War Two.From the early wartime years when the RAF's first attempts to avenge Germany's onslaught were bedeviled by poor navigation and inaccurate bombing, to the final winning onslaught that finally tamed Hitler in his Berlin lair, these volumes trace the true experiences of the men who flew the bombers. Hundreds of firsthand accounts are punctuated by the author's background information that puts each narrative into wartime perspective. Every aspect of Bomber Commands operational duties are covered; day and night bombing, precision low-level strikes, mass raids and operations throughout all wartime theaters. Contributions are from RAF personnel who flew the command's different aircraft from the early Blenheims and Stirlings to the later Lancasters and Mosquitoes. Each volume is full of accounts that tell of the camaraderie amongst the crews, moments of sheer terror and the stoic humor that provided the critical bond. The five volumes of this work provide the most vivid and comprehensive work on the outstanding part played by RAF Bomber Command in their vital role in the destruction of the Third Reich.

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 Battlefield Bombers: Deep Sea Attack
Battlefield Bombers: Deep Sea Attack
Author: Martin Bowman
Battlefield Bombers: Deep Sea Attack
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783831979
2014
Format: EPUB + PDF (conv)
Size: 2,7 МБ + 11,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 216
The Battlefield Bomber series details both daylight and night time bombing operations by RAF Bomber Command crews from 1939 until the end of the Second World War. Featuring a unique selection of wide-ranging experiences of British and Commonwealth Bomber Command aircrew during World War Two, this new release details the deep sea bombing raids that occurred within this timeframe. The enduring bravery and fortitude of these bomber pilots is communicated through a series of firsthand recollections, as is their humor and occasional cynicism. All reflect the ethos, fear and bravery of these ordinary men, most of whom were plucked from ‘civvy street’ and thrust into a frightening, bitter conflict which was made even more dangerous by the lethal advance of technology.
With characteristic self-effacing modesty, the pilots, gunners, navigators and engineers tell of acts of great heroism, of dreadful injuries bravely borne, and personal fears overcome in the heat of battle. A comprehensive account of RAF Bomber operations on the infamous German warship Tirpitz is included, alongside many other similarly dramatic episodes.
The gentle and unassuming narratives convey the sense of purpose that these men felt, employed in some of the most dangerous yet vital operations of the war. It is a fitting tribute to those that survived and the many thousands who died in the struggle against Hitler's dreadful ambitions in Europe.

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 Milestones of Manned Flight
Milestones of Manned Flight
Author: Mike Spick
Milestones of Manned Flight
Smithmark
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 150
Language: English
Size: 17.8 MB

Documenting the history of flight in an informative text with many color photographs, more than forty events are highlighted--from the Wright brothers to the Stealth fighter--including many "firsts" marking significant progress in the first ninety years of aeronautical history.

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 Panzer Division 1940-1943 (Mushroom Green Series 4110)
Panzer Division 1940-1943 (Mushroom Green Series 4110)
Author: Thierry Vallet
9.Panzer Division 1940-1943 (Mushroom Green Series 4110)
Mushroom Model Publications
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

9. Panzer-Division was formed in January 1940 from 4. Leichte-Division. It took part in the campaign in the west, fighting in the Netherlands, Belgium and finally France before being transferred to Poland in September 1940. Later it took part in the campaign in the Balkans before fighting on the southern sector during the invasion of the USSR. It then transferred to the central sector in October 1941 and took part in the summer offensive of 1942 and later in the fighting at Kursk. Subsequently the unit transferred to the southern sector in the fall of 1943 and took part in the fighting at the Dnieper where it suffered heavy losses.

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 Panzer IV: The Workhorse of the Panzerwaffe (Hitler's War Machine)
Panzer IV: The Workhorse of the Panzerwaffe (Hitler's War Machine)
Author: Bob Carruthers
Panzer IV: The Workhorse of the Panzerwaffe (Hitler's War Machine)
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781592055
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 1,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 96
The Panzer IV was the only German tank to stay in production throughout the war. It was the backbone of the Panzer force and was deployed on every front. Due to its efficient armament, robust armor and outstanding reliability, crews preferred it over the Panther, Tiger and King Tiger.
Emmy Award winning historian Bob Carruthers compiled this comprehensive overview of the Panzer IV in action. It draws heavily on wartime intelligence reports to produce a fascinating insight into the development and combat history of the Panzer IV at the tactical and operational level.
Also featured are rare photographs and illustrations, which provide an absorbing study, from an array of primary sources, of the world of the Panzer IV and its crews, which conveys to the modern reader a vivid sense of how they were viewed at the time.

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 Orden de Batalla: Panzers Alemanes en la II Guerra Mundial
Orden de Batalla: Panzers Alemanes en la II Guerra Mundial
Author: Chris Bishop
Orden de Batalla: Panzers Alemanes en la II Guerra Mundial
Editorial Libsa
2009
Format: PDF
Pages: 192
Language: Spanish
Size: 14.4 MB

Durante la II Guerra Mundial, Alemania utilizó las formaciones de carros de combate Panzer como una fuerza que revolucionó la táctica militar. Este libro presenta, ordenados por campañas, los precedentes de estos vehículos, las batallas con mapas en las que intervinieron, la estructura y organización de sus divisiones y la biografía de sus líderes con fotografías históricas.

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 Modelling the IS Heavy Tank (Osprey Modelling №9)
Modelling the IS Heavy Tank (Osprey Modelling №9)
Author: Nicola Cortese
Modelling the IS Heavy Tank
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Modelling №9
2004
Format: EPUB
Pages: 80
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

The IS (Iosef Stalin) heavy tanks were some of the most widely used AFVs produced by the USSR. First entering combat in 1944, the IS-2 went head-to-head with German tanks such as the Panther, Tiger and King Tiger, and post war IS-2s and IS-3s were exported to China, Cuba and North Korea. This book is packed with easy to follow super-detailing and finishing instructions for building the IS-2, IS-3, and IS-3M variants, as well as for the prototype ISU-152, and features kits from manufacturers such as Dragon, Tamiya, and Fujimi. Advanced scratch-building techniques and working with photo-etched and other after-market accessories in 1/35 and 1/76 scales are covered, making this highly accessible book a welcome addition to any modeller's library.

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 The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific
The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific
Author: John H. Bradley
The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific
Avery Publishing Group, Inc.
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 360
Language: English
Size: 57.8 MB

Beginning with a look at the readiness of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy and the United States armed forces, this book gives a detailed account of the Allies brutal five-year struggle with Japan. It examines the interrelationship of land, sea, and air forces as they battled over the vast reaches of the Pacific Theater of War.

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 Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 1 (Hitler's War Machine)
Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 1 (Hitler's War Machine)
Author: Bob Carruthers
Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 1 (Hitler's War Machine)
Coda Books Ltd
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 5,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 394
Fully illustrated throughout with charts, tables, maps, 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 first volume of three, and includes an in depth study of the German military system, the structure of the field forces and other military and auxiliary organisations, including the SS and the Gestapo.

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 Deutsche Sturmgeschütze im Einsatz (Waffen-Arsenal 176)
Deutsche Sturmgeschütze im Einsatz (Waffen-Arsenal 176)
Author: Wolfgang Fleischer
Deutsche Sturmgeschütze im Einsatz (Waffen-Arsenal 176)
Podzun-Pallas-Verlag
ISBN: 379090659X
1999
Format: PDF
Size: 72,6 МБ

Pages: 52

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 Aircraft of World War II
Aircraft of World War II
Author: Kenneth Munson
Aircraft of World War II
Doubleday and Company Inc
1968
Format: PDF
Pages: 242
Language: English
Size: 124 MB


Illustrates over one hundred aircraft using scale drawings as well as actual photographs and includes technical data and a commentary on the service of each one of them.

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 Panzer III vs Somua S 35: Belgium 1940
Panzer III vs Somua S 35: Belgium 1940
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Panzer III vs Somua S 35: Belgium 1940
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Duel 63
ISBN: 1782002871
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 83
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

The armour clashes in May 1940 were the biggest the world had yet seen, as the sweeping German advances of that period came to epitomize Blitzkrieg. The Wehrmacht's Panzer III was well matched by the French Somua S35 tanks, the two representing very different design philosophies and yet both ranking among the best in the world at the time. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned colour artwork, this work draws upon the latest research to provide a definitive analysis of the clash between these two high-quality, cutting-edge tank designs. It describes one of the key duels at the heart of a new type of warfare, in the epic battles at the outset of Hitler's conquest of France and the Low Countries.

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 Rommel's Afrika Korps - El Agheila to El Alamein
Rommel's Afrika Korps - El Agheila to El Alamein
Author: George Bradford
Rommel's Afrika Korps - El Agheila to El Alamein
Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081170419X
2008
Format: PDF
Size: 78,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 214
In the sands of the Western Desert in 1941-42, Erwin Rommel made history as the Desert Fox, waging a brilliant and bold campaign against the British. Beginning at El Agheila in March 1941, the Afrika Korps--frequently outnumbered--drove the British steadily east across Libya and into Egypt. The German offensive eventually ground to a halt in a series of battles at El Alamein. In impressive detail, George Bradford depicts what it was like to serve and fight in the Afrika Korps, from its tanks and equipment to its battles and daily life

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