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 Panzer Army Africa
Panzer Army Africa
Author: James Lucas
Panzer Army Africa
Jove Books
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 292
Language: English
Size: 31 MB

Well written perspective from the German side of the WW II battles of North Africa. Since the author is British, makes sense there was more on the British than was presented on the Germans & Italians in this book.

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 Black Thursday [Illustrated Edition]
Black Thursday [Illustrated Edition]
Author: Martin Caidin
Black Thursday [Illustrated Edition]
Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 0553135821
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 3,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 304
Includes 15 photographs, 23 drawings and 2 maps
The battle fought on Black Thursday stands high in the history of American fighting men. It will be long remembered, like the immortal struggles of Gettysburg, St. Mihiel and the Argonne, of Midway and the Bulge and Pork Chop Hill. Tens of thousands of our airmen fought in desperate battles in the sky during World War II. From China to the Aleutians, from Australia through the Philippines and across the Southwest Pacific, through the Central Pacific, in Africa and the Mediterranean, and across the length and breadth of Europe, American fliers engaged in combat with the Germans, the Japanese, the Italians.
In all these battles one stands out among all the others for unprecedented fury, for losses suffered, for courage. This was the battle on Black Thursday, Mission 115 of the VIII Bomber Command from bases in England to the savagely defended German city of Schweinfurt. It was a battle in which we suffered unprecedented losses, and a battle that we cannot in honesty remember as having produced the results we had hoped for, or that hurt the enemy’s war effort as much as we had believed.
Yet it is an aerial struggle remembered with great pride, for it demanded the utmost in courage, in skill, in carrying on the fight in the face of bloody slaughter. All these things, and more, make up the story of Black Thursday, of this book.

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 Modelling the Late Panzerkampfwagen IV
Modelling the Late Panzerkampfwagen IV
Author: Tom Cockle
Modelling the Late Panzerkampfwagen IV
Osprey
2007
Format: epub
Pages: 62
Language: English
Size: 13 MB

The Panzerkampfwagen IV has often been referred to as the 'workhorse' of the German Army in World War II. This important weapon went through several upgrades and improvements during its lifetime and is the only German tank to have been produced continuously throughout the entire war. In his previous title, Modelling the Early Panzerkampfwagen IV, Tom Cockle covered the early production Panzer IV. This book will cover the later versions of the tank from those that were initially equipped with the 7.5cm KwK 40 L/43 to later versions which were mounted with the L/48 gun. Step-by-step photographs show how to model this tank across various scales and at various skill levels, making this book ideal for both beginners as well as advanced modellers interested in minuscule detail, scratch built extras and rare tank markings.

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 The Combat History of the 23rd Panzer Division in World War II
The Combat History of the 23rd Panzer Division in World War II
The Combat History of the 23rd Panzer Division in World War II
Author: Ernst Rebentisch
Stackpole Books
2012
ISBN: 0811710866
Pages: 544
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 30 MB

Complete history of a German tank division that fought exclusively on the Eastern Front
Unit operated near Stalingrad and in Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, and Austria
Unit relied heavily on captured enemy tanks, such as Soviet T-34s
Illustrations include eight pages of color vehicle profiles
Valuable resource for armor modelers

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 Panzers of Kasserine The Afrika Korps in Tunisia
Panzers of Kasserine The Afrika Korps in Tunisia
Author: C. Gillono
Panzers of Kasserine The Afrika Korps in Tunisia (Campaigns Series)
Factory Publishing
ISBN: 0980463114
2008
Format: PDF
Size: 25,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 35
In the first months of 1943 Axis forces in North Africa were caught between two advancing Allied armies in the Tunisian bridgehead. Short of men, weapons and supplies the veterans of the Afrika Korps were still able to pack a formidable punch.

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 A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
Random Youse
2006
ISBN: 0812969707
Format: EPUB
Size: 3,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 416
One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other.
Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Thucydides wrote the standard history of the Peloponnesian War, which has given readers throughout the ages a vivid and authoritative narrative. But Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of battle in multifaceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present.

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 From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II
From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II
Author: D. Clayton James, Anne Sharp Wells
From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II
Ivan R. Dee, Inc.
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 248
Language: English
Size: 23.7 MB

From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day represents a marked departure from the "big book" tradition in World War II literature. Billed as the first one-volume history of the American war, this 200-page study offers a compact but comprehensive and generally balanced account of America's experience in what the authors term "the worst and most horrible" of human conflicts. Incorporating elements of the "new military history" with more traditional approaches, D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells recount virtually all of the major campaigns involving American forces and consider as well such diverse issues as economic mobilization, military medicine, the war's social consequences for women and children, and the global political ramifications of Allied victory.

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 The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War
The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War
Author: Richard Rubin
The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War
Mariner Books
ISBN: 0547554435
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 15,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 528
In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventually he managed to find dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone now.
A decade-long odyssey to recover the story of a forgotten generation and their Great War led Rubin across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, and battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. But at the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met: a new immigrant, drafted and sent to France, whose life was saved by a horse; a Connecticut Yankee who volunteered and fought in every major American battle; a Cajun artilleryman nearly killed by a German aeroplane; an 18-year-old Bronx girl “drafted” to work for the War Department; a machine-gunner from Montana; a Marine wounded at Belleau Wood; the 16-year-old who became America’s last WWI veteran; and many, many more.
They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American Expeditionary Forces, nineteenth-century men and women living in the twenty-first century. Self-reliant, humble, and stoic, they kept their stories to themselves for a lifetime, then shared them at the last possible moment, so that they, and the World War they won – the trauma that created our modern world – might at last be remembered. You will never forget them. The Last of the Doughboys is more than simply a war story: It is a moving meditation on character, grace, aging, and memory.

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 A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
Author: Eric Jaffe
A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
Scribner
ISBN: 1451612052
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 11,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
From an “illuminating and entertaining” (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946.
In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the accused. In December 1948, five of these defendants were hanged while four received sentences of life in prison. The tenth was a brilliant philosopher-patriot named Okawa Shumei. His story proved strangest of all.
Among all the political and military leaders on trial, Okawa was the lone civilian. In the years leading up to World War II, he had outlined a divine mission for Japan to lead Asia against the West, prophesized a great clash with the United States, planned coups d’etat with military rebels, and financed the assassination of Japan’s prime minister. Beyond “all vestiges of doubt,” concluded a classified American intelligence report, “Okawa moved in the best circles of nationalist intrigue.”

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 The Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front (Images of War)
The Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front (Images of War)
Author: Bob Carruthers
The Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front
Pen and Sword Military
Images of War
2015
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 9 Mb
Language: English

This is the illustrated history of the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front. The life and death of the Waffen SS can be traced in the surviving photographs, and the brooding saga of the decline from triumph into disaster is told through these powerful images which clearly document the reality of combat on the Russian Front.

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 The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor
The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor
Author: Thomas P. Lowry, John W.G. Wellham
The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor
Stackpole Books
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 38.2 MB

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 German Halftracks At War 1939-1945
German Halftracks At War 1939-1945
Author: Paul Thomas
German Halftracks At War 1939-1945
Pen and Sword
Images of War
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 41 Mb
Language: English

In the aftermath of The Great War, which saw the introduction of the tank, the more far sighted military leaders realized that the future of warfare hinged on a balance of mobility, firepower and protection.Tanks would need to be accompanied into battle by supporting arms, specifically infantry, artillery and engineers. An all fully-tracked field army was thought to be too expensive, so the semi-tracked support vehicle (commonly called a halftrack) was born. The halftrack concept was embraced by the French, the US and most notably Germany.

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 Medical Study of the Experiences of Submariners as Recorded in 1,471 Submarine Patrol Reports in World War II
Medical Study of the Experiences of Submariners as Recorded in 1,471 Submarine Patrol Reports in World War II
Medical Study of the Experiences of Submariners as Recorded in 1,471 Submarine Patrol Reports in World War II
Author: Ivan F. Duff
Navy Department
Pages: 268
Format: PDF
Size: 30 mb
Quality: Good
Language: English
1949

Medical Study of the Experiences of Submariners as Recorded in 1,471 Submarine Patrol Reports in World War II.

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 Hitler's Bureaucrats The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil
Hitler's Bureaucrats The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil
Author: Yaacov Lozowick
Hitler's Bureaucrats The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil
Continnuum-3PL
2005
ISBN: 0826479189
Format: PDF
Size: 15,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
For many, the name Adolf Eichmann is synonymous with the Nazi murder of six million Jews. Alongside Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, he is probably the most infamous of the Nazi murderers; unlike them, the aura linked to his name is that of the ultimate evil that may lurk in each and every one of us. This understanding can be attributed above all to Hannah Arendt, and her seminal book, Eichmann in Jersualem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, in which she suggested that Eighcmann and many bureaucrats like him never actually realized what they were doing:they were thoughtless rather than consciously evil. By taking this position, Arendt rejected the biblical story of Genesis, which sets the ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the very core of beign human. Instead, she implied that Eichmann represented a potential face of the future. This book claims that she was wrong. It describes the facts as they appear in the documentation created by Eichmann and his colleagues, and suggest that they fully understood what they were doing. The primary motivating force for their actions was a well-developed acceptance of th tenents of Nazi ideology, of which antisemitism was a central component. As far as one is able to determine, after the war not a single one of them ever expressed regret for their actions against the Jews, unless it was regret for having to pay the consequences. These were no run-of-the-mill bureaucrats who merely 'followed orders'.

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 Hell on Wheels: The Men of the US Armored Forces 1918 to the Present (G.I. Series 17)
Hell on Wheels: The Men of the US Armored Forces 1918 to the Present (G.I. Series 17)
Author: Christopher J. Anderson
Chelsea House Publishers
Hell on Wheels: The Men of the US Armored Forces 1918 to the Present
Language: English
1999
Pages: 84
Format: PDF
Size: 12 MB

This superbly illustrated volume is the pictorial history of Americas armored forces from the use of prototype tanks, spluttering their way forward in 1918, to the complex technology of Operation Desert Storm. With over one hundred rare photographs, authoritatively captioned by a leading expert on the American military, this impressive book demonstrates just why these lethal troops were known as Hell on Wheels. Hell on Wheels covers the period from the first appearance of armored troops in World War I and the experimental years between the wars, to the triumph of the tank in World War II and mixed fortune in post-war years. With illustrations of the men, their uniforms, equipment and vehicles, this is a complete illustrated account of a key element in American military history. 108 photographs, 8 pages in color.

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 Armoured Warfare and Hitler's Allies 1941-1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Armoured Warfare and Hitler's Allies 1941-1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Armoured Warfare and Hitler's Allies 1941-1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Pen and Sword
Images of War
2013
ISBN: 1781592586
Pages: 160
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 6 MB

German, American and British tanks come to mind first whenever the military vehicles of the Second World War are considered – they get all the historical attention. The tanks, self-propelled guns and armored cars built and deployed by the secondary nations in the conflict, in particular by Hitler’s Axis allies, have been almost forgotten. The rarity of these armored fighting vehicles makes them especially interesting, and that is why Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history is of such value. His selection of previously unpublished wartime photographs provides a visual record of the armored forces thrown into action by Hitler’s allies on the Eastern Front from 1941 to 1945. Illustrated here are the panzers deployed by Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Romania on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans. Hungary’s homemade armor included the Toldi and Turán tanks and Zrínyi self-propelled guns. The Italians produced CV-33 tankettes, Semovente self-propelled guns, Autoblinda and Lancia armored cars and a series of tanks. Romanian and Czech tanks and assault guns were also deployed. Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic survey of these little known and underrated military vehicles will be fascinating reading, and a useful source of reference, for everyone who is interested in the history of armored and mechanized warfare.

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 The German Army, 1933-1945
The German Army, 1933-1945
Author: Albert Seaton
The German Army, 1933-1945
St. Martin's Press
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 340
Language: English
Size: 63.7 MB

This is the story of that German Army—its leaders, its fighting men, its weapons and tactics, its battles on the field and its internal power struggle, its outward strength and its inner weakness. It is a story that long has needed telling—and now it has been told by a master.

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 Las SS: Instrumento de Terror de Hitler
Las SS: Instrumento de Terror de Hitler
Author: Gordon Williamson
Las SS: Instrumento de Terror de Hitler
Agata
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 256
Size: 27 Mb
Language: Spanish

The SS: Hitler's Instrument of Terror

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 The Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Blitz: Rare photographs from Wartime Archives
The Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Blitz: Rare photographs from Wartime Archives
The Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Blitz: Rare photographs from Wartime Archives
Author: Philip Kaplan
Pen and Sword Aviation
Images of War
2013
ISBN: 178159368X
Pages: 144
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 6 MB

This new collection of archive imagery from Philip Kaplan offers a gripping, graphic view of the routine repeated each day and night, from the summer of 1940 through to the following spring, by the German bomber crews bringing their deadly cargoes to Britain. Through mainly German archival photos, it profiles airmen on their French bases and in the skies over England; the aircraft they flew, fought and sometimes died in; their leaders; their targets and results; the R.A.F pilots and aircraft that stood in opposition to the German forces, and the losses experienced on both sides. The images, from the Bundesarchiv and other German and British photographic sources, vividly convey a real sense of events as they played out, as do the compelling first-hand accounts from a host of participants on both sides, eyewitnesses to one of the most brutal sustained bombardments of the Second World War.

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