Category: Military History

  • Download E-books Army of the West: The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B from Normandy to the West Wall (Stackpole Military History Series) PDF

    In may well 1944 German military team B, situated in France, asked weekly studies from its commanders. those bills integrated tests of the overall state of affairs, estimates of the Allies scenario, casualty figures, apparatus losses, and outlines of resistance actions. Commanded successively through Erwin Rommel, Günther von Kluge, and Walter version, military staff B bore the brunt of the Allied assault--D-Day, the Normandy crusade, and Operation Market-Garden--and those studies display what the German military used to be considering because it faced the invasion.
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  • Download E-books Warfare In The Medieval World PDF

    By Brian Todd Carey, John Cairns

    Conflict within the Medieval international explores how civilizations and cultures made battle at the battlefields of the close to East and Europe within the interval among the autumn of Rome and the creation of trustworthy gunpowder guns in the course of the Thirty Years' conflict. via an exploration of thirty-three chosen battles, army historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the altering tactical relationships among the 4 weapon structures - heavy and lightweight infantry and heavy and lightweight cavalry - targeting the evolution of outrage and missile combat.Through using dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this interesting advent to the paintings of struggle in the course of western civilization's historic and classical classes pulls jointly the first and secondary resources and creates a robust ancient narrative. the result's an artificial paintings that may be crucial interpreting for college students and armchair army historians alike.
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  • Download E-books Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel PDF

    By Elias Chacour, David Hazard

    As a toddler, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. while tens of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been killed and approximately 1000000 compelled into refugee camps in 1948, Elias all started an extended fight with tips on how to reply. In Blood Brothers, he blends his riveting lifestyles tale with historic examine to bare a little-known aspect of the Arab-Israeli clash, bearing on questions such as:

    •What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil within the heart East?
    •What does Bible prophecy relatively need to say?
    •Can sour enemies ever be reconciled?

    Now up to date with remark at the present country of the Israeli-Palestinian clash, in addition to a brand new foreword via Lynne Hybels and Gabe Lyons, this ebook deals wish and perception that may support each one people discover ways to dwell at peace in a global of anxiety and terror.
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  • Download E-books Guerreros aztecas: Armas, técnicas de combate e hisotria militar del implacable ejército Mesoamérica PDF

    By Marco Cervera

    “Un recorrido de gran rigor científico que nos adentra de manera sencilla y rápida en los pormenores históricos y arqueológicos de uno de los motores fundamentales de l. a. historia azteca, los angeles guerra.” (

    Los estudios sobre los angeles capacidad bélica de los aztecas han sido subordinados por los estudios sobre sus enfrentamientos con los colonos, sin embargo el poderío militar de los aztecas fue poor y les permitió construir un imperio.

    Existen pocos trabajos que aborden l. a. historia militar de los aztecas desde una perspectiva tan completa, el reciente revisionismo histórico obliga a mirar las fuentes sobre las guerras en l. a. América precolombina con otros ojos. Guerreros aztecas mezcla en sus fuentes los angeles arqueología, los documentos pictográficos y l. a. antropología física para poner ante nuestros ojos todo el poder y el horror que los ejércitos aztecas podían desarrollar. Descubriremos datos tan curiosos como que los guerreros mexicas (aztecas) usaban cascos en forma de águila y jaguar, que los lanzadardos eran capaces de perforar las corazas de los españoles o que los sacrificios eran parte de los ritos previos a las guerras florales mientras que los angeles antropofagia period una práctica común con los prisioneros rivales.

    No rehuye Marco Antonio Cervera ningún tema por polémico que sea y afronta todos los aspectos militares de los aztecas con profundidad y rigor, pero de modo que los angeles profusa información sea accesible a cualquier lector. Arte en l. a. obra de una revisión de las fuentes y de l. a. historiografía creada sobre el tema para sentar las bases sobre las que l. a. obra va a descansar. Una vez cimentada l. a. argumentación señalará los dos modos de guerra que existía en los angeles época: las guerras de conquista y las guerras floridas que generan, a su vez, dos modos de ver el conflicto. El avituallamento de las tropas, l. a. jerarquía de mando o las maniobras, que en el caso de los mexicas buscaban los angeles invisibilidad, son factores determinantes que se tratan en los angeles obra. En cuanto a l. a. capacidad de dañar de las armas aztecas existe un debate abierto hoy día, por lo que el autor considera necesario un estudio de los angeles diversidad tipológica y funcional de los artefactos de guerra, una arqueología experimental que aclare el tema. Las fortificaciones aztecas, los rituales antes y después de los angeles batalla e incluso l. a. guerra naval son descritos por el autor con el fin de completar una de las obras más completas sobre las artes bélicas de los mexicas.

    Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

    • El carácter riguroso y pedagógico de los angeles obra es innegable y se sitúa a los angeles vanguardia del revisionismo histórico contemporáneo.
    • los angeles obra trata temas que no han sido tratados hasta ahora como l. a. arqueología experimental, las artes marciales aztecas, las fortificaciones o el desarrollo de las batallas.
    • El autor es un especialista en el mundo mexica y l. a. arqueología militar, participando en excavaciones como el Templo Mayor.
    • los angeles obra está acompañada de numerosas imágenes que ayudan a l. a. comprensión de l. a. obra, agilizan su lectura y, muchas de ellas, son completamente inéditas.

    Una obra que no sólo nos desentraña el funcionamiento de los ejércitos mexicas, sino que nos muestra el desarrollo de las batallas más importantes como Azcapozalco, Chalco, l. a. lucha contra los tarascos y, por descontado, los angeles heroica resistencia frente a los colonos españoles.
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  • Download E-books How to Plan a Crusade: Reason and Religious War in the Middle Ages PDF

    By Christopher Tyerman

    A full of life and compelling account of ways the crusades relatively labored, and a innovative try to reconsider how we comprehend the center a long time

    The tale of the wars and conquests initiated via the 1st campaign and its successors is itself so compelling that almost all bills circulate quick from describing the Pope's calls to hands to the battlefield. during this hugely unique and stress-free new booklet, Christopher Tyerman specializes in anything visible yet neglected: the big, all-encompassing and highly high priced company of truly getting ready a campaign. The efforts of many millions of guys and ladies, who left their lands and households in Western Europe, and marched off to a hugely doubtful destiny within the Holy Land and in other places have by no means been sufficiently understood. Their activities increase a number of compelling questions about the character of medieval society.

    How to devise a Crusade is interesting on international relations, communications, propaganda, using mass media, therapy, gear, voyages, funds, guns, credits, wills, ransoms, animals, and the facility of prayer. It brings to lifestyles a unprecedented period in a singular and remarkable method.
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  • Download E-books The Red Army Faction, a Documentary History, Volume 1: Projectiles for the People PDF

    By J. Smith, André Moncourt

    The 1st in a two-volume sequence, as a part of a co-publishing venture among PM Press and Kersplebedeb, is through some distance the main in-depth political historical past of the pink military Faction ever made on hand in English. Projectiles for the folks begins its tale within the days following global warfare II, exhibiting how American imperialism labored hand in glove with the previous pro-Nazi ruling classification, shaping West Germany into an authoritarian anti-communist bulwark and launching pad for its aggression opposed to 3rd global international locations. the amount additionally recounts the competition that emerged from intellectuals, communists, self sufficient leftists, after which – explosively – the unconventional scholar stream and countercultural riot of the Sixties. It used to be from this rebel that the purple military Faction emerged, an underground association dedicated to engaging in armed assaults in the Federal Republic of Germany, within the view of building a convention of unlawful, guerilla resistance to imperialism and country repression. via its bombs and manifestos the RAF faced the kingdom with competition at a degree many activists this present day could locate tricky to visualize. For the 1st time ever in English, this quantity offers all the manifestos and communiqués issued by means of the RAF among 1970 and 1977, from Andreas Baader’s felony holiday, during the 1972 may possibly Offensive and the 1974 hostage-taking in Stockholm, to the determined, and tragic, occasions of the “German Autumn” of 1977. The RAF’s 3 major manifestos – The city Guerilla suggestion, Serve the folks, and Black September – are incorporated, as are vital interviews with Spiegel and le Monde Diplomatique, and a few communiqués and court docket statements explaining their activities. supplying the history details that readers would require to appreciate the context within which those occasions happened, separate thematic sections take care of the 1976 homicide of Ulrike Meinhof in felony, the 1977 Stammheim murders, the wide use of mental operations and false-flag assaults to discredit the guerilla, the state’s use of sensory deprivation torture and isolation wings, and the prisoners’ resistance to this, wherein they encouraged their very own supporters and others at the left to make the leap into progressive motion. Drawing on either mainstream and flow assets, this ebook is meant as a contribution to the comrades of at the present time – and to the comrades of the following day – either as testimony to those that struggled sooner than and as an evidence as to how they observed the realm, why they made the alternatives they made, and the fee they have been made to pay for having performed so. With a preface by means of North American type conflict prisoner invoice Dunne, a progressive captured in 1979 following a shoot out with police in Seattle, Washington.
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  • Download E-books Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935–1941 PDF

    By Jeff Pearce

    It used to be the battle that modified every little thing, and but it’s been ordinarily forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It ruled newspaper headlines and newsreels. It encouraged mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway, and independence events in Africa. because the British military sailed into the Mediterranean for a white-knuckle showdown with Italian ships, riots broke out in significant towns everywhere in the United States.

    Italian planes dropped poison gasoline on Ethiopian troops, bombed pink go hospitals, and devoted atrocities that have been by no means deemed invaluable of a battle crimes tribunal. yet not like the numerous different miserable stories of Africa that crowd ebook cabinets, it is a gripping mystery, a rousing story of real-life heroism within which the Ethiopians come again from close to destruction and win.

    Tunnelling via archive files, monitoring down survivors nonetheless alive this day, and uncovering never-before-seen pictures, Jeff Pearce recreates a outstanding period and divulges mind-blowing new findings. He indicates how the British international workplace deserted the Ethiopians to their destiny, whereas Franklin Roosevelt had an bold peace plan which could have replaced the process international history—had Chamberlain now not blocked him along with his coverage on Ethiopia. And Pearce exhibits how glossy propaganda concepts, the post-war African international, and glossy peace events all have been stimulated by means of this important conflict—a warfare in Africa that actually replaced the realm.
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  • Download E-books Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring PDF

    By Peter Duffy

    The never-before-told story of the German-American who spearheaded a covert undertaking to infiltrate New York’s Nazi underground within the days major as much as international struggle II—the so much winning counterespionage operation in US history.

    From the time Adolf Hitler got here into strength in 1933, German spies have been lively in manhattan. In 1937, a German nationwide dwelling in Queens stole the blueprints for the country’s most valuable mystery, the Norden Bombsight, offering them to the German army years prior to international conflict II begun in Europe and 4 years prior to the USA joined the struggle. while the FBI exposed a hoop of Nazi spies within the urban, President Franklin Roosevelt officially declared J. Edgar Hoover as America’s spymaster with accountability for overseeing all investigations. As warfare started in Europe in 1939, a naturalized German-American was once recruited by way of the Nazis to establish a radio transmitter and gather messages from spies energetic within the urban to ship again to Nazi spymasters in Hamburg. This German-American, William G. Sebold, approached the FBI and have become the 1st double agent within the Bureau’s background, the heart of a sixteen-month research that resulted in the arrest of a colourful solid of thirty-three enemy brokers, between them a South African adventurer with an unique accessory and a monocle and a Jewish femme fatale, Lilly Stein, who escaped Nazi Vienna via supplying to seduce US army males into whispering secrets and techniques into her ear.

    A riveting, meticulously researched, and fast-moving tale, Double Agent info the biggest and most vital espionage bust in American history.
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  • Download E-books A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East PDF

    By David Fromkin

    Published with a brand new afterword from the author―the vintage, bestselling account of ways the trendy center East used to be created

    The center East has lengthy been a sector of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and objectives. All of those conflicts―including the hostilities among Arabs and Israelis, and the violent demanding situations posed through Iraq's competing sects―are rooted within the region's political inheritance: the preparations, unities, and divisions imposed by means of the Allies after the 1st international War.

    In A Peace to finish All Peace, David Fromkin unearths how and why the Allies drew traces on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the center East. concentrating on the youth of 1914 to 1922, while all appeared attainable, he supplies during this sweeping and magisterial e-book the definitive account of this defining time, exhibiting how the alternatives narrowed and the center East begun alongside a highway that resulted in the conflicts and confusion that proceed to this day.

    A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this variation of the ebook, comprises his useful, up-to-date evaluation of this area of the area at the present time, and on what this background has to coach us.

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  • Download E-books Collateral Damage: Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II PDF

    By Sahr Conway-Lanz

    "Collateral harm" is an army time period for the inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians during army operations. In Collateral harm: american citizens, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after international warfare II, Sahr Conway-Lanz chronicles the historical past of America's try and reconcile the perfect of sparing civilians with the truth that sleek conflict leads to the killing of blameless humans. Drawing on policymakers' reaction to the problems raised through the atrocities of global conflict II and using the atomic bomb, in addition to the continued debate via the yankee public and the media because the Korean conflict built, Conway-Lanz presents a complete exam of contemporary American discourse regarding civilian casualties and offers a desirable examine the advance of what's now generally called collateral damage.

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