Download E-books A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library) PDF

By Gerald Astor

Drawing on firsthand debts by way of survivors of the bloody conflict of the Bulge, diaries, letters, and reliable records, this examine describes the occasions of the crusade, hardships confronted via the warriors, the battle's frightening charges, and the debate surrounding the crusade.

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Download E-books History of the Second World War PDF

The best-selling account of global warfare II in each theater of operations through the most important army analyst of our time. The overdue Captain Basil Liddell Hart's inner most library and recognized and voluminous data of non-public correspondence with such giants as Lloyd George and Churchill; the notes of the particular interviews which he carried out after the conflict with the captured German generals, in addition to with the top Allied commanders who had so frequently grew to become to him for concept and recommendation; the topic documents and personal papers put in his arms via a lot of his nice contemporaries-all represent that helpful own choice of deepest files upon which the current incredible paintings relies. it truly is army historical past within the broadest attainable scale, starting from the complex occasions previous the warfare, via the entire campaigns and battles of 7 turbulent years, to the ultimate end of hostilities. Trenchant, looking, thought-provoking, it's a learn in realism and item research, uncluttered by way of self-deception. adored illusions fade less than clean surveillance; long-held ideals of justification fail below new wondering; reputations are reexamined by way of the most incisive minds of our time; judgments of our previous are made classes for our current and our destiny.

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Download E-books A Short History of the First World War: Land, Sea & Air, 1914-1918 PDF

By Gordon Kerr

As the war is slipping past dwelling reminiscence, this concise background helps ensures that the clash is rarely forgotten

WWI, lasting simply 4 years from 1914 to 1918, used to be with out parallel, the 1st precise worldwide clash during which all the earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the heritage to warfare, the overseas rivalries and conflicts of the former many years that resulted in the international locations of Europe forming digital armed camps, the relentless build-up of army and naval that characterised the early years of the twentieth century, and the nice figures that attempted to avoid clash or enthusiastically driven for it. every year of the conflict is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, numerous battlefronts, and critical incidents defined and analyzed for his or her effect at the behavior of the warfare. The publication also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," supplying bills of the Russian Revolution, the decisive access of the U.S. into the hostilities, and the efforts of the Paris Peace convention after the armistice to apportion blame and punish the losers.

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Download E-books Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion PDF

By Stephen Dando-Collins

The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was once the main celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire–a strength that were burnt up less than Julius Caesar, reformed, and nearly burnt up back. After partaking within the a.d. forty three invasion of england, the 14th Legion completed its maximum glory while it positioned down the recognized uprising of the Britons less than Boudicca. Numbering below 10,000 males, the disciplined Roman killing desktop defeated 230,000 rampaging rebels, slaughtering 80,000 with merely four hundred Roman losses–an accomplishment that led the emperor Nero to honor the legion with the identify ""Conqueror of Britain."" during this gripping publication, moment within the author’s definitive histories of the legions of historical Rome, Stephen Dando-Collins brings the 14th Legion to existence, providing army historical past aficionados a distinct soldier’s-eye view in their strategies, campaigns, and battles.

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Download E-books Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs PDF

By Stephen Chambers

Presenting greater than one hundred fifty never-before-published photos of the crusade, many taken by way of the warriors themselves, including unpublished written fabric from British, Anzac, French, and Turkish assets, together with eyewitness debts of the landings, this can be an unequalled account of what fairly occurred at Gallipoli.

Van Emden's gripping narrative and lucid research of Churchill's notorious operation enhances Stephen Chambers's evocative photographs, exhibiting how the swift unfold of ailments like dysentery, the inability of fresh water and nutrition, and the super losses on each side affected morale, until eventually ultimately in January 1916, in what have been the best-laid plans of the complete disastrous crusade, the Allies effectively fooled the Turkish forces and evacuated their troops from the peninsula with out extra casualties.

the following, best First international struggle historian Richard van Emden and Gallipoli professional Stephen Chambers have produced a wholly clean, own, and illuminating learn of 1 of the good War's such a lot catastrophic events.

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Download E-books The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins PDF

An odyssey throughout the paintings, thought, and brutality of recent political homicide via Robert Baer, manhattan Times–bestselling writer, former CIA operative, and, sure, assassin
 
All 4 of Robert B. Baer’s prior books have been big apple instances bestsellers, and it’s no ask yourself. A recipient of the occupation Intelligence Medal, Baer served as a CIA operative for many years, and his profession was once the version for the acclaimed motion picture Syriana. Now, Baer attracts on his huge firsthand experience—including a decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt for the best murderer of the fashionable age—to research the serpentine heritage of political homicide. supplying a tantalizing glimpse on the underbelly of worldwide politics, the right Kill may be avidly learn by way of mystery enthusiasts and armed forces background buffs alike. 

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Download E-books Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa PDF

By Tim Brady

The actual tale of the way a rusty New Orleans banana boat staffed with a impossible and various workforce was once drafted into carrier in WWII—and heroically succeeded in environment the degree for Patton's epic invasion of North Africa.

The biggest amphibious invasion strength ever to move the Atlantic Ocean set sail from Virginia in November 1942 with the purpose of shooting Casablanca and a very important airfield northeast of the town. regrettably, the airfield used to be positioned a dozen miles up a twisting Morrocan river, too shallow for any send within the complete Allied fleet. because the invasion neared, the struggle division became up the Contessa, a salt-caked Honduran-registered civilian freighter that had spent so much of her profession hauling bananas and honeymooners. 
   This unremarkable send, crewed through seamen from twenty-six diverse countries, eighteen sailors pulled from the Norfolk County prison, and a French harbor pilot lively out of Morroco by means of OSS brokers, grew to become the focal point of the outlet salvo of worldwide warfare II. Too past due to hitch the large convoy crusing for Africa, the Contessa set out on her personal throughout the U-boat-infested waters of the Atlantic to the shorelines of Morocco, where she confronted her such a lot daunting problem: the twelve-mile voyage up the well-defended Sebou River, wearing an explosive cocktail of airplane gasoline and 9 hundred a whole bunch bombs in her holds.
   Twelve determined Miles is a stunning and exciting account of 1 of the nice untold tales of the battle.

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Download E-books The Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Anthony Grafton, C. V. Wedgwood

Europe in 1618 was once riven among Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as good as empires, kingdoms, and numerous principalities. After indignant Protestants tossed 3 representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal citadel in Prague, international warfare unfold from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden right into a nightmarish global of famine, disorder, and probably unstoppable destruction.

OCR somewhat off after moment 3rd of publication, yet nonetheless very readable and stress-free. Apologies for reupload, nonetheless being used to torrents.

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