Download E-books The Hornet's Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum PDF

By Mark Ryan

Assassination by way of crossbow, refueling do-it-yourself planes in mid-air, mom and daughter seduction—Allied secret agent Tommy Sneum did all of it in the course of international conflict II. The exploits of the Danish-born secret agent made him a legend in espionage circles. yet earlier, the entire, awesome tale of Sneum’s action-packed occupation as a British-run secret agent hasn't ever been informed.

From his brilliant get away from Denmark in a battered Hornet Moth plane, which he refueled in mid-air, to his moment get away, the place he walked throughout a treacherous frozen sea on which of his partners died, Ryan covers all of Sneum’s exciting adventures.

After escaping, Sneum leaked Nazi intelligence concerning radar installations in Denmark and an atom bomb. His present? Imprisonment in Brixton as a suspected double agent. He cheated the hangman—but it is just with the booklet of this enchanting ebook that Sneum should be celebrated as—in the phrases of Professor R.V. Jones, Churchill’s leader of medical intelligence—“one of the genuine heroes of worldwide struggle II.”

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Download E-books Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : 1807-15 (Men-At-Arms Series, No 172) PDF

By Peter Hofschröer

After Prussia's dismemberment a drastic re-organisation of the complete military used to be important, and the cavalry underwent this approach with the remainder. on the time of the mobilisation in 1813, the a little bit diminished fastened arm was once supplemented by way of voluntary and military formations; and as soon as peace used to be validated after the 1st Abdication, an extra re-organisation used to be began. The fateful crusade of 1815 used to be fought with the Prussian cavalry nonetheless within the throes of this re-organisation. jam-packed with diagrams, illustrations and 8 complete web page color plates by way of Bryan Fosten, this publication by means of Peter Hofschröer information the historical past, enterprise, apparatus and uniforms of the Prussian cavalry which fought within the Napoleonic Wars.

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Download E-books The Coldstream Guards (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Charles Grant

The Coldstream Guards is the oldest serving standard regiment within the British military. First referred to as "Monck's Regiment of Foot," the regiment used to be shaped via Oliver Cromwell in 1650, and used to be later renamed the "Coldstream Guards" after the Scottish village the place Monck assembled his troops earlier than marching into London. within the years following the English Civil struggle, the troops observed motion within the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, Egypt, Sudan and South Africa, and international Wars I and II. This ebook outlines the background of the Coldstream Guards from its inception to the top of worldwide warfare II, detailing the uniforms and gear of this prestigious unit.

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Download E-books Uniforms of the German Soldier: An Illustrated History from 1870 to the Present Day PDF

By Alejandro M. de Quesada

"Originally a quantity workout, "Uniforms of the German Soldier" has been recast as a unmarried huge structure publication by means of Frontline and i've to assert it really is as lavish because it is gorgeous. increase a suite of pictures like this takes greater than simply time and it's so remarkable i'm little misplaced for phrases, for once."
---Mark Barnes for struggle background Online

This booklet lines the evolution of the German military uniform from 1870 to the current day, utilizing approximately 800 pictures to provide the reader an unheard of research. each one photo is observed via an in depth caption, explaining fascinating facets of the soldier's uniform, insignia and equipment.

It starts with the German Empire at its peak, with the long-lasting spiked Pickelhaube and the colonial troops in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and strikes directly to the field-grey uniforms of the 1st international struggle. After 1918, the uniforms of the Reichswehr and the Freikorps are designated, after which these of the revived Wehrmacht as much as the top of the second one global battle. The post-war years observed the institution of the Bundeswehr within the West and East Germany's Nationalen Volksarmee, dealing with one another around the border of a divided Germany, ahead of reunification in 1991.

No different country's military has passed through such alterations long ago century-and-a-half, and this booklet presents a different visible checklist of these changes.

"This is what a top quality reference ebook may still appear and feel like. It’s a hefty little bit of equipment and that i do like that during a publication; none of your flimsy nonsense for me. i need books i will be able to positioned legs directly to make a desk and this one has certainly received power. Ten out of ten."
---Mark Barnes for conflict background on-line

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Download E-books Empire's End PDF

By Allan Cole

Finally! The explosive finale of Sten's adventures because the everlasting emperor's such a lot depended on buddy, bodyguard, troubleshooter...and assassin!

See Sten adopt the final word treasure hunt, as he and his comrades hunt down the resource of the everlasting Emperor's energy: Anti-Matter Two.

Learn the key of the everlasting Emperor's earlier: who's he? the place did he come from? and the way did he develop into immortal?

Watch because the unswerving Sten turns traitor ultimately, turning at the everlasting Emperor to save lots of his personal skin...and the Empire itself!

Eternity is doomed to finish. And if sten has his means, it is going to finish ahead of later!

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Download E-books US Patrol Torpedo Boats: World War II (New Vanguard) PDF

By Gordon L. Rottman

Motor torpedo boat improvement started within the early 1900s and the vessels have been first placed into energetic provider in the course of international battle I. despite the fact that, it used to be no longer till the overdue Nineteen Thirties that the USA military started the advance in their Patrol Torpedo or PT boat application. The PT boat, or the "mosquito boat" as they have been occasionally recognized, used to be initially expected for attacking higher warships with torpedoes utilizing its "stealth" skill, high-speed, and small measurement to release and live on those assaults. although, they have been really hired extra usually in a wide selection of different missions, many that have been unexpected via builders and planners, together with rescuing basic MacArthur and his entourage from the Philippines.

Often taking up greater and higher armed enemies those craft grew to become recognized for punching above their weight and have been firmly thrust into the limelight via John F. Kennedy who whereas serving as a lieutenant on a PT-109 within the Pacific Theater heroically kept his fellow group individuals successful him the army and Marine Corps Medal. This booklet examines the layout and improvement of those certain craft, only a few of which live to tell the tale this day and is going directly to study their function and wrestle deployment in either international Wars.

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Download E-books How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III PDF

By Ron Rosenbaum

In this startling ebook, now in paperback, the bestselling writer of Explaining Hitler warns nuclear international conflict III is not just the main tremendous and drawing close chance to life as we all know it, but additionally the most neglected.

While Russian aggression grows and North Korean nuclear objectives elevate unabated, tensions proceed to boost among India and Pakistan and within the heart East. in the meantime, Iran continues to be devoted to constructing its nuclear software regardless of overseas sanctions.

No different author has assembled the intense array of assets and stories that Ron Rosenbaum calls directly to tell his exam of nuclear battle. whereas operating from either historic and modern views to discover the folks and occasions which could form the shape of a 3rd international warfare, he indicates people have by no means sooner than been so with reference to annihilation. during this booklet, Rosenbaum examines either the paranoia and extremely genuine set of probabilities that informs our view of nuclear battle and asks no matter if we will be able to “undream” the nightmare.

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Download E-books Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces (A Study in Command) PDF

By Tom Clancy, Tony Koltz, Carl Stiner

An unconventional battle calls for unconventional men—the certain Forces.


Green Berets • army SEALS • Rangers •
Air strength unique Operations • PsyOps • Civil Affairs •
and different special-mission units


The first Commanders books, each guy a Tiger and Into the typhoon, supplied masterly blends of background, biography, you-are-there narrative, perception into the perform of management, and undeniable out of date storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and extra, a ebook of unusual timeliness, for, within the phrases of Lieutenant normal invoice Yarborough, “there are itches that in basic terms certain Forces can scratch.”


Now, Carl Stiner—the moment commander of SOCOM, the U.S. exact Operations Command—and Tom Clancy hint the transformation of the distinct Forces from the small middle of outsiders of the Fifties, throughout the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF within the past due Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, and on into the hot century because the bearer of the most important, such a lot combined, and most intricate set of missions within the U.S. military.


These are the first-hand bills of squaddies scuffling with open air the traces: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and mental operations—from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the recent wars of today…



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Download E-books Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754-63 PDF

The conflict of the French-Indian conflict was once assorted, starting from savage battle within the forests and plains of the North American frontier to urban sieges and open battles. The British military struggled with the terrain and the strategies of the opposing American Indians. because the battle advanced, the British military discovered from their allies, initiated reforms and finally triumphed over the French and Canadians. the consequences of this clash reached the world over, contributing to the outbreak of the Seven Years' warfare in Europe and at the Indian subcontinent. This hugely illustrated ebook charts the campaigns of the battle, detailing different troops raised and concerned, the evolving strategies, the fortresses and battles.

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