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 Waffen SS: Los Templarios de Hitler en Combate
Waffen SS: Los Templarios de Hitler en Combate
Author: David Odalric de Caixal
Waffen SS: Los Templarios de Hitler en Combate
Almena Ediciones
2003
Format: PDF
Pages: 244
Language: Spanish
Size: 14 MB

Waffen-ss: Los Templarios De Hitler En Combate está editado por Almena Ediciones. Su andadura comenzó en 2003 y actualmente se encuentra en Madrid. Su catálogo asciende a más de cien títulos. Esta editorial está especializada en Guerreros, Brigadas y Batallas. Guerreros Y Batallas y Aquilifer. Ejército Romano son algunos ejemplos de colecciones de Almena Ediciones. Juan José Sañudo Bayón, Francisco Martínez Canales y Francisco Manuel Vela Santiago son algunos de los escritores que han publicado en la editorial.

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 The United States Marine Corps in World War II
The United States Marine Corps in World War II
Author: S. E. Smith
The United States Marine Corps in World War II
Ace Books
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 406
Language: English
Size: 46.5 MB

Here is a magnificent mosaic of the Marine Corps in World War II, a rich panoply of history and drama skillfully interwoven with heroic individual exploits. In war and peace, since the first landing operation in the Bahamas in 1776 when the Corps was less than six months old, marines have always been called upon to land on foreign shores to insure the nation's security or to protect the lives of its citizens. A study of the Marine Corps' activities prior to World War II gives an understanding of the morale and esprit de corps that were the foundation of its combat efficiency, but it does not show the study of command, staff and logistics and the tactical training that were equally responsible for successful marine assaults on the Japanese strongholds in the atolls of the Pacific.

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 Deutsche Soldaten: Uniforms, Equipment and Personal Items of the German Soldier 1939-1945
Deutsche Soldaten: Uniforms, Equipment and Personal Items of the German Soldier 1939-1945
Author: Augustin Saiz
Deutsche Soldaten: Uniforms, Equipment and Personal Items of the German Soldier 1939-1945
Andrea Press
2008
Format: PDF
Pages: 312
Language: Spanish
Size: 35 MB

Deutsche Soldaten is a stunning visual history of the German soldier and provides a unique reflection of how the men lived, ate, and washed themselves on the front, or behaved when at rest, what were their pastimes, ambitions, worries and how they spent their leave, through the collections of personal items and other artifacts they left behind.

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 The United States at War, 1941 - 1945
The United States at War, 1941 - 1945
The United States at War, 1941 - 1945
Author: Gary R. Hess
Wiley-Blackwell
2011
Pages: 171
ISBN: 0882952811, 9780882952819
Format: PDF
Size: 10 mb
Language: English


This 3rd edition presents a concise overview of how the war was fought as well as a consideration of the ways in which Americans regarded allies and enemies, embraced heroes, and viewed the war's purpose. Making the important distinction between popular notions and military and political realities, Gary Hess helps today's readers to better understand the complexity of the conflict.
Updated to incorporate the latest scholarship, this latest edition also includes new material to underscore more fully the moral dimensions of the war, including the American decision to use the atomic bomb, the ruthless campaigns of both the Germans and Russians in Eastern Europe, American reaction to the Holocaust as well as the government's post-war tolerance and protection of Nazis deemed valuable to Cold War research and intelligence. Enhanced coverage of specific topics including the Bataan Death March, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Allied uncovering of concentration camps rounds out the narrative.

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 The Struggle for Europe
The Struggle for Europe
Author: Chester Wilmot
The Struggle for Europe
Greenwood Press
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 806
Language: English
Size: 96.3 MB

This classic text describes the build-up of the invasion of Europe, and the scenes at the beach-head and in the "bocage" of Normandy. It also discusses the disputes among the Allies, the Anglo-American difficulties over Grand strategy, and the friction between Hitler and his generals which culminated in the plot of July 20th 1944, as well as the pincer movements of the Russians and the Anglo-American forces which brought Europe to victory.

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 Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
Author: Carl Shilleto
Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
ISBN: 184415100X
2011
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 42 Mb
Language: English

This battlefield guide is the companion work to Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated edition of the previous best selling Battleground Europe Series book Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery.This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 9 Para Bn of the British 6th Airborne Division on the German gun emplacement known as the Merville Battery on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The actions of 8 Para, 12 Para, Canadian 1 Para, attached engineer and support units, and commando raids in this area of Normandy are also told. In particular, the importance of destroying the five bridges, and a drainage culvert, in the Dives valley are explained along with the importance of taking and holding the high ground to the north-east of Caen. These combined actions resulted in the protection and securing of the left flank of the greatest combined military operation in history;

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 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Combat Aircraft of World War II
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Combat Aircraft of World War II
Author: Bill Gunston
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Combat Aircraft of World War II
Bookthrift Inc.
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 264
Language: English
Size: 54.6 MB

The book contains more than seven hundred illustrations of military aircraft of World War II used by both Allied and Axis Countries, together with capsule specifications and history.

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 The Vietnam War: An Interactive Modern History Adventure
The Vietnam War: An Interactive Modern History Adventure
Author: Michael Burgan
The Vietnam War An Interactive Modern History Adventure
Capstone Press
ISBN: 1476552185
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 10,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 112
Its the 1960s, and the Vietnam War is raging. You find yourself in the midst of the turmoil. Will you: Enlist in the Marines and volunteer to go to war? Join your fellow young Americans eager to protest the war? Be a young Vietnamese man forced to choose between the communist North and the capitalist South? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to jail, to the jungles of Vietnam, or even to death.

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 Storming Monte La Difensa (Osprey Raid 48)
Storming Monte La Difensa (Osprey Raid 48)
Author: Bret Werner
Storming Monte La Difensa: The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line Italy 1943 (Osprey Raid 48)
Osprey Publishing
2015
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English


In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean theater, the Force would employ its special training in mountain and winter warfare to scale the peak, capture it, and then hold it against the inevitable German counterattacks. Astonishing their superiors, the First Special Service Force succeeded in the face of seemingly impossible odds, but suffered a 77 percent casualty rate. Their victory, founded on their aggressive doctrine and extensive training in a variety of combat techniques, would prove instrumental in the postwar development of special forces. Employing full-colour artwork, archive photographs, and first-hand accounts from participants, the author examines the origins, execution, and aftermath of the FSSF's spectacular success at Monte La Difensa amid the savage winter conditions of December 1943.

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 Wolf Packs
Wolf Packs
Author: Collective
Wolf Packs (The Third Reich Series)
Time-Life Books
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 34.7 MB

Chronicles German submarine warfare during the Second World War, focusing on battles, tactics, and commanders...

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 The Bombers and the Bombed. Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945
The Bombers and the Bombed. Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945
Author: Richard Overy
The Bombers and the Bombed. Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945
VIKING
2013
Format:epub
Size: 17.3Mb
Language:English
Between 1939 and 1945 hundreds of European cities and hundreds more small townships and villages were subjected to aerial bombing. During the course of the conflict a staggering estimate of around 600,000 European civilians were killed by bomb attack and well over a million more were seriously injured.

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 Defeat in the East: Russia Conquers, January to May 1945
Defeat in the East: Russia Conquers, January to May 1945
Author: Jurgen Thorwald
Defeat in the East: Russia Conquers, January to May 1945
Ballantine Books
1967
Format: PDF
Pages: 260
Language: English
Size: 30.2 MB

This book casts a brilliant, roving searchlight on the drama and human tragedy of a vast military debacle. It is the last winter of World War II in Eastern Europe, the months that began with the collapse of the exhausted German Army and ended only when the Russian tanks at last came to a halt before the door of Hitler's bunker in the Reichskanzehrei garden in Berlin. Juergen Thorwald participated in the rescue of refugees in Eastern Germany and after the war interviewed civilian refugees and military survivors, from Guderian to Wehrmacht privates, to gather the full story of that enormous battle, so little known in the West. From those interviews he has composed this book, an eyewitness report of Armageddon in the terrible winter when Hitler and the Russian Army brought death and defeat to the German people.

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 Blitzkrieg France 1940
Blitzkrieg France 1940
Author: Michael Olive, Robert Edwards
Blitzkrieg France 1940
Stackpole Books
2013
ISBN: 0811711242
Format: EPUB
Size: 65,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 208
Photo chronicle of the German invasion of France in the spring of 1940 * Hundreds of photos, many of them rare and never published before * Photos of men, tanks, weapons, uniforms, terrain, and much more * Excellent complement to the narratives of the Stackpole Military History Series * Ideal reference for World War II history fans, scholars, modellers, and reenactors

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 Hitler's Spyplane Over Normandy 1944: The World's First Jet
Hitler's Spyplane Over Normandy 1944: The World's First Jet
Hitler's Spyplane Over Normandy 1944: The World's First Jet
Author: Philippe Bauduin
Pen and Sword
2014
ISBN: 1473823390
Pages: 192
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 7 MB

This is the story of the Arado 234, an aircraft that on one day in 1944, in the skies above Normandy, heralded the beginning of a new era in aviation: the jet era...
These images, previously unseen by the public, shed new light on the battle, whilst at the same time proving the Germans' indisputable superiority in the field of jet aviation. The fact that American troops hastened to transfer the Arado AR234 and Messerschmitt 262 to the USA to uncover all their secrets postwar says a lot about how they were viewed in the eyes of the enemy. In addition to many top-secret aerial images, this book is enriched with around twenty photographs from the personal archives of Erich Sommer, the Arado pilot, which have never before been published. The book is packed with both color and black and white images and represents an impressive pictorial history of the world's first jet.

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 Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-1945
Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-1945
Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-1945
Oxford University Press
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 928
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

Between December 16, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces found themselves entrenched in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg defending against an advancing German army amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog. Operation Herbstnebel--Autumn Mist--was a massive German counter-offensive that stunned the Allies in its scope and intensity. In the end, the 40-day long Battle of the Bulge, as it has come to be called, was the bloodiest battle fought by U.S. forces in World War II, and indeed the largest land battle in American history. Before effectively halting the German advance, some 89,000 of the 610,000 American servicemen committed to the campaign had become casualties, including 19,000 killed.

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 The Afrika Korps in Combat (Hitler's War Machine)
The Afrika Korps in Combat (Hitler's War Machine)
Author: Bob Carruthers
The Afrika Korps in Combat (Hitler's War Machine)
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781581207
2012
Format: EPUB
Size: 1,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 130
Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility." Erwin Rommel Compiled, edited and introduced by Emmy Award winning author Bob Carruthers, this fascinating compilation of war-time Allied intelligence reports presents a unique insight into the tactical and operational aspects of the Afrika Korps as viewed by their enemies. The reputation of the Afrika Korps is now synonymous with that of its first commander Erwin Rommel, and in the process the Desert War has become renowned as the 'war without hate', which arose from the shared experience as both sides were forced to battle a hostile and unforgiving environment. These absorbing primary sources provide a compelling picture through the eyes of the participants of the Desert War from the time when the events were still unfolding. This book is part of the 'Hitler's War Machine' series, a new military history range compiled and edited by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers. The series draws on primary sources and contemporary documents to provide a new insight into the true nature of Hitler's Wehrmacht. The series consultant is David Mcwhinnie creator of the award winning PBS series 'Battlefield.

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 Museum Ordnance Special Number 24 Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Sdkfz 234)
Museum Ordnance Special Number 24 Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Sdkfz 234)
Author: Thomas L. Jentz
Museum Ordnance Special Number 24 Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Sdkfz 234)
Darlington Productions Inc
1988
Format: PDF
Size: 6,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 24

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 Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944-1945
Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944-1945

Author: Andrew Thomas
Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944-1945
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 122
ISBN: 178200338X
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 96
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English


This book traces the achievements of the pilots flying the iconic Spitfire in Northwest Europe, and examines how the steady technological improvements that were made throughout the Spitfire’s service life improved its capabilities in the air. Based at airfields throughout southern England, Merlin engine Spitfires provided the bulk of the air cover for the D-Day landings and it was an RCAF Spitfire which claimed the first ever ME 262 jet kill.

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 Operation Barbarossa: Strategy and Tactics on the Eastern Front, 1941
Operation Barbarossa: Strategy and Tactics on the Eastern Front, 1941
Author: Bryan I. Fugate
Operation Barbarossa: Strategy and Tactics on the Eastern Front, 1941
Presidio Press
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 464
Language: English
Size: 69 MB

This insightful book covered the initial year of the German invasion of Soviet Russia. The book is well written and the author was able to go beyond the basic assessment as he tries with certain success, what went wrong and what went right during the initial seven months of this campaign. The author made it clear that it took a lot more then bad weather, Hitler's interferences and over extension of German forces to cost Germany any chance for victory during this period. He seem to be in the mind that German overall military leadership remains badly divided and also gives credits to the Russian willingness to trade space for time as they took the initial devastating losses and converted that time into a defensive position where they could launch a set of massive counter offensives. It seem that Germans were fixated into short term goals and objectives while the Russians were gearing for the long haul The author gives a fair and pretty perceptive views of the strategic and tactical situation during this initial seven month period of the Operation Barbarossa.

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