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 The Sea Wolves
The Sea Wolves
Author: Frank Wolfgang
The Sea Wolves
Ballantine Books
1981
Format: PDF
Pages: 236
Language: English
Size: 36.2 MB

Here is the amazing true story of the German U-boats of World War II, written by a man who saw it all from the inside. The Sea Wolves presents the dramatic facts of how the German Navy was secretly rebuilt, how the High Command reached its fateful decisions, and how the feverish technical war was finally won-by the allies.

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 Panzerfaust: And Other German Infantry Anti-tank Weapons
Panzerfaust: And Other German Infantry Anti-tank Weapons
Panzerfaust: And Other German Infantry Anti-tank Weapons
Author: Wolfgang Fleischer
Schiffer Publishing
Schiffer Military/Aviation History
ISBN: 0887406726
1994
Language: English
Pages: 52
Format: PDF
Size: 24,8 mb

Panzerfaust and Other German Infantry Anti-Tank Weapons of WWII Book. This book features a selection of original German World War II photos and contains information about the history and development, experiments, and variations variations of these anti-tank weapons. Included are rifles, rifle grenades, magnetic and other charges, Panzerfaust, Panzershreck and more.

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 US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman: Guadalcanal 1942-1943
US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman: Guadalcanal 1942-1943
Author: Gordon L. Rottman
US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman: Guadalcanal 1942-1943
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Combat 8
ISBN: 1472801342
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 9 Mb
Language: English

The brutal fighting between US Marines and Japanese infantry on the island of Guadalcanal in many ways came to typify the island-hopping war in the Pacific. This book not only explores the differing tactics and equipment used by the two combatants but also shows how the challenges of fighting in inhospitable tropical jungles impacted on soldiers on the ground, as combatants had to deal not only with their determined opponents but also the twin issues of disease and stretched supply lines. Written by a former special forces veteran with extensive knowledge of jungle warfare, this fully illustrated book lifts the veil on one of the most pivotal and ferocious close combat duels of World War II.

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 Book of World War II
Book of World War II
Author: Collective
Book of World War II (All About History)
Imagine Publishing
2014
ISBN: 1910155292
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages 260
Size: 110 Mb
Language: English

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

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 Fall Gelb 1940
Fall Gelb 1940
Author: Doug Dildy
Fall Gelb 1940 (1): Panzer Breakthrough in the West
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 264
ISBN: 1782006443
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 89
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

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 The Eyes And Ears Of The Convoy - The Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon
The Eyes And Ears Of The Convoy - The Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon
Author: Collective
The Eyes And Ears Of The Convoy - The Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon
Coast Guard Historian's Office
1993
Format: PDF
Pages: 20
Language: English
Size: 29 MB

The development of the helicopter can be attributed to a few visionary men who foresaw the great potential of this aircraft. During the World War II, due to the insistence of the several Coast Guard officers, this revolutionary aircraft was developed for war and peacetime uses. Their efforts helped the helicopter to evolve into the machine that is known today.

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 Schiffer Military History - Gabby. A Figter Pilot's Life
Schiffer Military History - Gabby. A Figter Pilot's Life
Author: Francis Gabreski
Schiffer Military History - Gabby. A Figter Pilot's Life
Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764304429
1998
Format: PDF
Size: 132,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 176
Gabreski was a top American ace in both WW II and Korea: in the European theater he downed a record 28 aircraft, and in Korea scored six kills. His accomplishments were perhaps astonishing because he came close to washing out in flight training. But his career had some other unusual twists as well. Son of Polish immigrants, Gabreski flew with a Polish squadron of the RAF before he joined the U.S. Air Force and, on the day he was to fly home after 166 missions, he was shot down and captured. He left the Air Force in 1967 and worked in the aircraft industry until 1978, when he became president of the Long Island Rail Road. He retired in 1987. His autobiography is a tale of high adventure and, with an assist from Molesworth, editor of the Skagit Valley Herald in Washington, he tells it with a matter-of-factness that heightens the impact. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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 D-Day: Operation Overlord From It's Planning to the Liberation of Paris
D-Day: Operation Overlord From It's Planning to the Liberation of Paris
Author: Bernard C. Nalty, Russell A. Prichard
D-Day: Operation Overlord From It's Planning to the Liberation of Paris
Salamander Books Ltd.
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 220
Language: English
Size: 20.8 MB

The D-Day landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944 have been described as the greatest amphibious operation in the history of warfare. The scale was majestic; 5,000 ships, together with thousands of lesser craft and backed by 11,000 aircraft. If the scale of the military undertaking was heroic, so too was its objective--nothing less than the defeat of Nazi Germany and the liberation of Europe. In this dramatic account of events, military experts from Britain, the United States and Germany describe the planning, build-up and execution of the D-Day attack.

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 Airborne Combat: The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII
Airborne Combat: The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII
Airborne Combat: The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII
Author: James E. Mrazek
Stackpole Books
Stackpole Military History Series
2011
ISBN: 081170808X
Pages: 560
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 17 MB

• Comprehensive look into the dangerous world of glider warfare
• Stories of elite glider troops in the thick of battle
• Covers all significant glider operations of the war, including Eben Emael, Crete, Sicily, Normandy, Arnhem, Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, the Eastern Front, and more
• Details on the glider craft of both sides
• Impressively illustrated with photos of gliders and their crews

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 Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman 1943-1944 (Osprey Combat 10)
Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman 1943-1944 (Osprey Combat 10)
Author: Jon Diamond
Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman 1943-1944 (Osprey Combat 10)
Osprey Publishing
2015
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English


In order to keep China in the war against the Japanese, the Western Allies believed they had to return to Northern Burma. Colonel Orde Wingate, a military maverick and proponent of guerrilla warfare, knew that a different type of British infantryman was required for this role - the Chindit, indoctrinated with special training - to re-enter the jungles and mountains of Northern Burma in order to combat the victorious Japanese forces there. The Chindits' opponents would include the 18th Division, one of Imperial Japan's most seasoned formations, which by 1941 had already accumulated as much operational experience as most Anglo-American divisions would acquire in the entire 1939-45 war.

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 Disaster at D-Day
Disaster at D-Day
Author: Peter Tsouras
Disaster at D-Day
Greenhill Books
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 244
Language: English
Size: 39.7 MB

It is June 1944. The Allied armies are poised for the full-scale invasion of Fortress Europe. Across the Channel, the vaunted Wehrmacht lies waiting for the signs of invasion, ready for the final battle. What happens next is well-known to any student of modern history. The outcome could easily have been very different, as Peter Tsouras shows in this masterful and devastating account in which plans, missions and landings go horribly wrong. Tsouras firmly bases his narrative on facts but introduces minor adjustments at the opening of the campaign-the repositioning of a unit, bad weather and misjudged orders-and examines their effect as they gather momentum and impact on all subsequent events. Without deviating from the genuine possibilities of the situation, he presents a scenario that keeps the reader guessing and changes the course of history.

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 A World War Two Submarine
A World War Two Submarine
Author: Richard Humble, Mark Bergin
A World War Two Submarine (Inside Story)
Peter Bedrick Books
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 54
Language: English
Size: 12 MB

Step inside a World War Two submarine and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work beneath the ocean waves. Superb cutaway illustrations provide a vivid and intimate insight into every aspect of submarine life.

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 Concord 7025 - Panzer-Division On The Eastern Front (1) - 1941-1943
Concord 7025 - Panzer-Division On The Eastern Front (1) - 1941-1943
Author: Robert Michulec
Concord 7025 - Panzer-Division On The Eastern Front (1) - 1941-1943
Concord Publications
ISBN: 9623616481
1999
Format: PDF
Size: 23,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 74
This is a good photo album of the equipment of the 4th Panzer division. They were one of the Heer divisions which got priority in attaining the newer panzers and other equipment.

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 Edge of Centre - The Eventful Life of Group Captain Gerald Packer
Edge of Centre - The Eventful Life of Group Captain Gerald Packer
Author: Chris Coulthard-Clark
Edge of Centre - The Eventful Life of Group Captain Gerald Packer
Royal Australian Air Force Museum
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 197
Language: English
Size: 13.7 MB

Though little known today, Gerald Packer was an influential figure in Australian public affairs for more than 30 years. An original thinker, Packer was prominent in Australia's intellectual circles both before and after the Second World War and contributed to an astonishingly diverse range of contemporary issues — including defense policy, international relations, economics, immigration, transport, business management and civil rights. Edge of Centre traces Packer s life from childhood to his death in 1962. entral to the story are his two periods of service in both the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. In the 1920s he was the RAAF s leading air photography expert, later becoming chief of intelligence and holding other senior posts at crucial points during the Second World War. His previously unacknowledged role in predicting Japan s entry into the war, the inquiry into the 1942 bombing of Darwin and the 1945 Morotai mutiny places Packer as a figure constantly operating at the edge of the centre. Drawing from extensive family records, Chris Coulthard-Clark has assembled a remarkable array of Packer s published and unpublished writings to provide an impressive testimony to the talents of an extraordinary individual.

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 American Aces against the Kamikaze (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 109)
American Aces against the Kamikaze (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 109)
Author: Edward M. Young
American Aces against the Kamikaze
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 109
2012
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 96
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English


The Japanese High Command realised that the loss of Okinawa would give the Americans a base for the invasion of Japan. Its desperate response was to unleash the full force of the Special Attack Units, known in the west as the Kamikaze (‘Divine Wind'). In a series of mass attacks in between April and June 1945, more than 900 Kamikaze aeroplanes were shot down. Conventional fighters and bombers accompanied the Special Attack Units as escorts, and to add their own weight to the attacks on the US fleet. In the air battles leading up to the invasion of Okinawa, as well as those that raged over the island in the three months that followed, the Japanese lost more than 7,000 aircraft both in the air and on the ground. In the course of the fighting, 67 Navy, 21 Marine, and three USAAF pilots became aces.

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 The Moscow Option: An Alternative Second World War
The Moscow Option: An Alternative Second World War
Author: David Downing
The Moscow Option: An Alternative Second World War
Greenhill Books
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 232
Language: English
Size: 36 MB

This provocative alternate history looks at World War II from a new angle - what might have happened had the Germans taken Moscow in 1941. Based on authentic history and real possibilities, this book plays out the dramatic consequences of opportunities taken and examines the grotesque possibilities of a Third Reich triumphant. On September 30th, 1941, the Germans fight their way into the ruins of Moscow, and the Soviet Union collapses. Although Russian resistance continues, German ambition multiplies after this signal victory and offensives are launched in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Hitler's armies, assured of success, make their leader's dreams reality, and Allied hopes of victory seem to be hopelessly doomed. David Downing's writing is fluid and eminently believable, as he blends actual events with the intriguing possibilities of alternate history. The Moscow Option is a chilling reminder that the course of World War II might easily have run very differently.

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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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 Hawker Typhoon - The Combat History
Hawker Typhoon - The Combat History
Author: Richard Townshend Bickers
Hawker Typhoon - The Combat History
Airlife
1999
Format: PDF
Size: 49,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 140
The Hawker Typhoon became the epitome of ground-attack aircraft in World War II. During the invasion of Europe it was used to great effect as the Allied troops advanced from the English Channel to Berlin. This is a collection of first-hand accounts from operational pilots of the Hawker Typhoon.

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 Squadron/Signal Publications 5516: B-17 Flying Fortress - Walk Around Number 16
Squadron/Signal Publications 5516: B-17 Flying Fortress - Walk Around Number 16
Squadron/Signal Publications 5516: B-17 Flying Fortress - Walk Around Number 16
Author: Lou Drendel
Squadron/Signal Publications
ISBN: 0897473973
1998
Pages: 82
Format: PDF
Size: 15.7МБ
Language: English
Although it was far from the most produced bomber of World War II (12.677 B-17s were built, while 18.188 B-24s were built), the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress has come to symbolize strategic bombardment during World War Two. Most of the literature, and all of the movies about WWII bombers star the B-17. Award winning movies such as Command Decision, Twelve O'Clock High, The War Lover, and Memphis Belle all featured the Flying Fortress.SSP 5516 B-17 Flying Fortress.pdf

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