Download E-books Viking Longship (New Vanguard) PDF

By Keith Durham

Viking longships advanced from one-man canoes of the Scandinavian Stone Age, via wood-built-ships of c. 2 hundred BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century advert. From this aspect, the Viking Longship built into the pre-eminent raider and dealer within the North Sea and Baltic, venturing as a ways afield because the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and modern day Russia. Keith Durham makes use of reconstructions, unique resources, translations and archaeological proof to render a bright photo of the vessels that ruled the seaways of Scandinavia, based colonies on Iceland, Greenland and the hot international and terrorised the coastlines of northern Europe. additionally lined are Norman vessels, together with the invasion fleet of William the Conqueror.

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Download E-books The Great War: The British Campaign in France and Flanders, Volume 4 PDF

By Arthur Conan Doyle

If ever a author wanted an advent Arthur Conan Doyle wouldn't be thought of that guy. in any case, Sherlock Holmes might be the major literary detective of any age. upload to this canon his tales of technology fiction and horror, his old novels, his political campaigning, his efforts in setting up a courtroom Of allure, his poetical works and there's little room for the rest. other than he was once additionally a devoted and voluminous historian writing a lot concerning the wars in Southern Africa and the 1st international warfare. His research and outline of occasions is to be prominent and his variety is welcoming even if he relays occasions of significant carnage and tragedy. right here we put up quantity four of his historical past of the good warfare.

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Download E-books Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship (New Vanguard, Volume 171) PDF

By Alexander Miladenov

With its specific double-cockpit layout, the Mi-24 'Hind' is arguably the main recognizable warfare desktop of the chilly conflict, and has accomplished near-legendary prestige within the annals of army historical past. the 1st Soviet helicopter to operate as either a gunship and an attack delivery, it served greatly in Afghanistan, and is now hired via militaries around the world.

Written by way of knowledgeable at the 'Hind', and drawing on production and armed forces resources, this ebook offers the Mi-24 in all of its brutal glory, from layout and improvement to deployment and strive against. additionally integrated are a few colour plates exhibiting the designated paint schemes hired via a variety of countries in more than a few theaters and for various armies.

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Download E-books The Mexican-American War 1846-48 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 56) PDF

By Philip Katcher

"There by no means was once so nice an American army," wrote second-lieutenant, John Sedgwick, in describing the troops below Major-General Zachary Taylor in 1846. one other then second-lieutenant, destined to work out many extra armies; U.S. furnish, additionally inspiration hugely of them: 'The rank and dossier have been most likely inferior … to the volunteers that participated in the entire later battles of the warfare; yet they have been courageous males, after which drill and self-discipline introduced out all there has been in them.' Philip Katcher writes the tale of the regulars and volunteers who fought within the Mexican-American battle, detailing the infantry, cavalry, artillery and employees of either the yank and Mexican armies.

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Download E-books The British Officer: Leading the Army From 1660 to the Present PDF

By Anthony Clayton

A military officer needs to lead males into scary and hazardous occasions and occasionally lead them to do issues that they by no means suggestion they can do. This e-book recounts how British officials have led their males, and commanded their recognize, from the times of Marlborough to the second one Iraq struggle of 2003. Anthony Clayton explores who the officials, males and now girls, were and are, the place they got here from, what beliefs or traditions have inspired them, and their very own perceptions of themselves. His account tells the interesting tale of ways the function of the army officer advanced, illustrated through a range of desirable photographs, and the non-public memoirs, biographies and autobiographies of officers.

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Download E-books Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack PDF

On April sixteen, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze assaults at Okinawa in what the USA military referred to as "one of the good sea epics of the war." utilizing ratings of private interviews with survivors, the memoirs of workforce contributors, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian John Wukovits breathes existence into this approximately forgotten occasion and makes the ordeal of the Laffey and her staff a narrative for the ages.

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Download E-books Crash Dive: True Stories of Submarine Combat PDF

By Larry Bond

They are the final word unseen deterrent in glossy warfare.  millions of a whole lot metal, missiles, torpedoes, and males, lurking silently enormous quantities of toes underwater, capable of lie off any beach and unharness a devastating hail of destruction with pinpoint accuracy.  they're the genuine masters of the oceans, bringing adversarial army sea site visitors to a standstill, remarkable speedy and unseen, and slipping away right away, able to do all of it another time at a moment’s notice.

Edited via best-selling writer Larry Bond, Crash Dive collects the easiest non-fiction excerpts in regards to the amazing submarines and the crews that guy them.  From the cruel Gato-class boats that careworn the japanese army in the course of global battle II to the cat-and-mouse video games performed by means of U.S. and Soviet submarines in the course of the chilly battle, Crash Dive will take you contained in the silent yet lethal international of the army submarine.

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Download E-books Hit and Run: Daring Air Attacks in World War II PDF

By Robert Jackson

The booklet describes one of the most bold air assaults of worldwide battle II. a few have been impressive successes and a few have been unmitigated mess ups. North Sea conflict: within the early weeks of worldwide warfare II, Britain and Germany have been made up our minds to assault one another's warships of their respective naval bases. either RAF and Luftwaffe realized the folly of sending unescorted bombers into enemy territory. Flames over France: In may possibly 1940, the RAF and French Air strength introduced a chain of determined hit-and-run assaults at the German armored columns advancing into France and Belgium. the fee was once appalling. Precision assault: In August 1940, a newly-formed Luftwaffe unit known as Erprobungsgruppe 210 (Test team 210), built with bomb-carrying Messerschmitts, was once assigned a undertaking to wipe out British radar stations in a sequence of lightning low-level assaults. provider Strike: In November 1940, a strength of Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bombers crippled the Italian fleet in a bold evening assault at the naval base at Taranto. via sunlight to Germany: in the summertime of 1941, Blenheim squadrons of No 2 team RAF introduced a chain of bold low-level assaults on energy stations and naval amenities in northern Germany. The important goal was once Bremen, on the severe restrict of the bombers' diversity. Plus ... project to Augsburg, goal Tokyo, useless on Time, severe hazard venture, The Raid That Failed, The Anniversary Raids, Mosquito project, The Luftwaffe's final Fling

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Download E-books A Soldier's Best Friend: The Canine Heroes of Afghanistan PDF

By Stephen Paul Stewart

Army operating canines are silently successful the conflict opposed to the world's deadliest insurgents; day by day saving infantrymen' lives within the most deadly kingdom in the world. Many were rescue animals, ignored or mistreated through their vendors ahead of being given a brand new rent of existence at the entrance line. From the featureless plains of Helmand and Kandahar to army bases in Germany, military puppy groups paintings day and evening to maintain us secure yet, until eventually lately, their braveness and sacrifice has now not been absolutely understood or preferred. In A Soldier's ally, award-winning journalist Stephen Stewart employs in-depth interviews including years of analysis and frontline reportage to inform their gripping and emotional tales for the 1st time, an unheard of account of the canine' shut relationships with their handlers, their amazing heroism and action-packed lives.

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