Category: Military

  • Download E-books Armored Trains (New Vanguard) PDF

    First obvious through the American Civil battle and later showing within the Franco-Prussian conflict and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored teach got here to prominence at the jap entrance in the course of international warfare I. It was once additionally deployed throughout the Russian Civil warfare and the know-how traveled east into the chinese language Civil struggle, and the next warfare with Japan. It observed provider at the Russian entrance in international battle II, yet used to be more and more sidelined via its vulnerability to air assault. Steven J Zaloga examines the origins and improvement of the armored teach focusing both at the technical element and at the interesting tale of ways armored trains have been truly utilized in wrestle. This identify will attract armor, army heritage and railroad fanatics alike.
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  • Download E-books The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 74) PDF

    By Patrick Turnbull

    By way of the spring of 1936 an armed conflict was once impending among the forces of Spain's severe Left and severe correct. seen principally as a war of words among democracy and fascism, the ensuing civil struggle proved to be of large overseas importance. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy intervened to help basic Franco, whereas the Soviet Union got here to the help of the Republican forces. This e-book explains the history to the warfare and charts the process the approximately three-year lengthy clash via to basic Franco's victory. pictures and color plates illustrate the uniforms and gear of the Republican and Nationalist armies.

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  • Download E-books The British Army on Campaign (1): 1816-1853 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 193) PDF

    By Michael Barthorp

    Even supposing the interval among the top of the Napoleonic Wars and the Crimean warfare has been referred to as 'the lengthy peace', so far as the British military (and the Honourable East India corporation) have been involved, it used to be to determine a virtually continuous sequence of campaigns and expeditions internationally. such a lot have been fought within the defence, or additional enlargement, of the British Empire. this primary of 4 volumes by means of Michael Barthorp detailing the British military on crusade from 1815-1902, centres at the campaigns within the eventful interval from 1816-53: the regiments which took half; the strategies hired; and the altering nature of uniforms and equipment.

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  • Download E-books The Canadian Army at War (Men at Arms Series, 164) PDF

    By Mike Chappell

    In the course of the twentieth Century, Canadian armies participated within the world's significant conflicts, from the Boer struggle on the sunrise of the century (1899-1902), to the Korean struggle within the Nineteen Fifties. As a part of the British empire, Canada supported Britain in South Africa, and got here to assistance from the Allies in either international Wars. This e-book chronicles the improvement of the Canadian military and the mythical achievements of a country which would have justifiably stayed aloof from the quarrels of others. As either writer and illustrator, Mike Chappell paints an enticing photograph of the background, gear and uniforms of the Canadian military.
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  • Download E-books Flying for Freedom: The Allied Air Forces in the RAF 1939-45 PDF

    By Alan Brown

    After the Dunkirk debacle in could 1940 Britain's fundamental weapon of security used to be her air strength. The exploits of the RAF’s bomber crews and fighter pilots featured virtually nightly at the radio and within the cinema newreels; the lads themselves have been the gadgets of serious admiration and recognize. but, what percentage of those courageous airmen weren't British nationals? in the course of international struggle II, exiled airmen from six occupied nations in Europe flew from British soil, struggling with in or along the squadrons of the RAF; each one had a burning wish to strike again on the merciless regime that had so ruthlessly beaten his place of birth. on the political point, the exiled governments have been willing for his or her country’s lively provider fingers to stay autonomous, however the RAF had diverse principles. Many influential sections of the Air Ministry refrained from making enterprise commitments to their allies and thought of those new reinforcements to were thrust upon them. This booklet explores those brave and infrequently undervalued males, who have been stuck up in an internet of political argument.
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  • Download E-books Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project) PDF

    By David Vine

    From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching exam of the perils of yank army bases overseas

    American army bases encircle the globe. greater than twenty years after the top of the chilly struggle, the U.S. nonetheless stations its troops at approximately one thousand destinations in international lands. those bases tend to be taken with no consideration or ignored totally, a little-noticed a part of the Pentagon's mammoth operations. yet in an eye-opening account, "Base country" exhibits that the global community of bases brings with it a panoply of ills and really makes the country much less secure within the lengthy run.

    As David Vine demonstrates, the in another country bases increase geopolitical tensions and impress common antipathy in the direction of the us. additionally they undermine American democratic beliefs, pushing the U.S. into partnerships with dictators and perpetuating a method of second-class citizenship in territories like Guam. They breed sexual violence, smash the surroundings, and harm neighborhood economies. And their monetary expense is outstanding: even though the Pentagon underplays the numbers, Vine's accounting proves that the invoice methods $100 billion according to year.

    For many many years, the necessity for in a foreign country bases has been a quasi-religious dictum of U.S. overseas coverage. yet in recent times, a bipartisan coalition has eventually began to query this traditional knowledge. With the U.S. retreating from Afghanistan and finishing 13 years of struggle, there's no greater time to think again the tenets of our army process. Base country is a necessary contribution to that debate."

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  • Download E-books On War, Indexed Edition PDF

    By Carl von Clausewitz

    On War is the main major try in Western heritage to appreciate warfare, either in its inner dynamics and as an software of coverage. because the work's first visual appeal in 1832, it's been learn in the course of the global, and has encouraged generations of squaddies, statesmen, and intellectuals.

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  • Download E-books The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 PDF

    By Dick Couch

    With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the hardest, longest, and such a lot relentless army
    training within the world.

    What does it take to develop into a army SEAL? What makes gifted, clever younger males volunteer for actual punishment, chilly water, and days with out sleep? within the Warrior Elite, former military SEAL Dick sofa files the method that transforms younger males into warriors. SEAL education is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to discover males with personality, braveness, and the burning wish to win in any respect bills, males who might relatively die than give up.
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