Download E-books Battle for the Falklands (2) : Naval Forces (Men-At-Arms Series, 134) PDF

Within the early hours of the cold late-autumn morning, April 2 1982, gigantic forces of Argentine Marines, with heavy naval and air aid, had invaded the Falkland islands, quick and nearly bloodlessly overwhelming a token garrison of Royal Marines. the next day Argentine forces additionally invaded the Falklands dependency of South Georgia, forcing the garrison of simply 22 Royal Marines to give up – even though no longer prior to that they had inflicted disproportionately heavy losses on their attackers. during this significant other to Men-at-Arms 133 & one hundred thirty five Adrian English and Anthony Watts study the naval forces of either side who fought within the conflict for the Falklands.

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Download E-books Silent Service: Submarine Warfare from World War II to the Present--An Illustrated and Oral History PDF

By Philip Kaplan

See the key and hazardous global of submarine lifestyles and conflict like by no means before.

From the creative yet impractical designs of seventeenth-century inventors throughout the nuclear-powered submarines of this day, this seriously illustrated quantity lines the background of the silent strength and the elite corps of guys who fought and sometimes died underneath the waves. even though totally describing the advance of the submarine, this book’s major concentration is at the males who served from international struggle I during the chilly struggle. Drawing upon journals, memoirs, and interviews with submariners of the prior and current, Philip Kaplan paints a bright portrait in their lives and stories. He describes the terrors of anticipating intensity fees to blow up and the triumph of a torpedo awesome its objective, in addition to the attention-grabbing global of day by day existence at the smooth, glossy boats.

With approximately 250 images and dozens of interviews—and comprising a part of an eight-book sequence exploring the historical past of tanks, bombers, and fighter planes—this outsized memento quantity will attract a person who has served in submarines or been fascinated about this specific provider inside of a service.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to put up a large diversity of books for readers drawn to history--books approximately international warfare II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yank Civil warfare, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, historic Rome, medieval occasions, the previous West, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each name we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on matters which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings will possibly not differently discover a domestic.

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Download E-books The Spectral Tide: True Ghost Stories of the U.S. Navy PDF

By Eric Mills

Now, for the 1st time, comes a long-overdue e-book that provides the entire U.S. Navy’s wealthy shipment of paranormal phenomena. there's the good Stephen Decatur, whose mournful apparition nonetheless stalks the halls of his well-known domestic, stated to be some of the most haunted spots in Washington, D.C. USS The Sullivans, now a floating museum, is the resource of a lot anxious spectral activity―poltergeists starting locks, hurling items, and turning on radar that’s now not less than electricity. Then there are the repeated sightings of the good-looking USS Lexington ghost, “polite . . . style . . . neatly wearing a summer time white military uniform.” From translucent sails to phantom crews, from a flaming ghost send to the notorious psychic anomaly on the U.S. Naval Academy to battleships the place the lifeless nonetheless linger, this booklet bargains at the least a haunted background of the U.S. military.

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Download E-books The Thirty Days War PDF

By John Harris

Kubaiyah, a RAF airstrip squeezed among a razor-like ridge and a harsh desolate tract simple, needs to be defended. yet with the Nazis poised to overcome the center East and Britain stripped of her allies, Kubaiyah can be misplaced. purely the eccentric and talented flying officer, Anthony Boumphrey, can shop them. Armed with 40 planes, all of that are education machines and biplanes, Boumphrey leads an excellent squadron of fellows opposed to the noxious swarms of Hitler’s Luftwaffe. Surrounded by way of sneering Messerschmitts and the hammer of eighteen-pounder weapons, Boumphrey and his ‘Belles’ conflict for his or her freedom and a spot in heritage.

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Download E-books The Frigate Diana (Anatomy of the Ship) PDF

By David White

The eighteenth century an identical of the cruiser, the frigate was once used for a large choice of roles from fleet reconnaissance to patrolling sea lanes. inbuilt 1793 Diana was once a customary British frigate of the interval whose lengthy and lively profession spanned nearly all the French progressive and Napoleonic Wars. In 1815 she was once offered to the Dutch military, which she persisted to serve till destroyed by means of an unintentional fireplace in 1839. First released in 1987, this renowned quantity encompasses a new large-scale plan of the send at the opposite of the prolonged fold-out jacket and over a hundred standpoint and three-d drawings observed by means of in-depth descriptive keys and images. either exact and impressively specific, this quantity is an important reference for age of sail lovers and modelers alike.

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Download E-books Panzerkrieg: The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions PDF

By Peter McCarthy

The picture that defines the Nazis’ Blitzkrieg is that of the Panzerwaffe’s massed columns of tanks sweeping via Europe, all resistance smashed of their wake. The Panzers’ achievements in conflict have been mostly chargeable for Germany’s early successes in global battle II, and as soon as the tide had grew to become opposed to the Reich, the Panzers grew to become the spine of its protection. however the dramatic tale of Hitler’s tank divisions is a couple of of mere mechanical potency. It hangs, too, on those that commanded and fought in them, and believed of their close to invincibility. those are the boys who come to existence during this immensely readable narrative. nice generals like Guderian, Rommel, and Manstein, tank masters like Wittmann and Bake, and encouraged commanders like Balck and Bayerlein dominate the tale of Panzerkreig. allotting with jargon, yet together with explanatory maps, infrequent illustrations, and interesting element on uniforms, staff individuals, and the mechanical gains of the machines, the authors supply a finished review of all facets of the topic, either human and technical. they've got additionally benefited from new info on hand because the starting of chilly conflict information. rising from the narrative is the complete titanic canvas of the struggle, because it follows the huge struggles that raged among France’s bocage nation, North Africa’s wilderness wastes, and Russia’s unlimited steppes. the improvement of German scuffling with automobiles and strategies is absolutely charted, and the various myths and misconceptions of the Panzerwaffe are exploded. broad examine, maps, illustrations all through, connection with the major members’ memoirs, and unique new conclusions all give a contribution to this finely measured review of the evolution, exploits, and eventual destruction of this superlative battling force.

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Download E-books Killing the Bismarck: Destroying the Pride of Hitler's Fleet PDF

By Iain Ballantyne

In may well 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, followed by way of heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic, to assault Allied delivery. The Royal Navy's pursuit and next destruction of Bismarck was once an epic of naval war. during this new account of these dramatic occasions on the top of the second one international warfare, Iain Ballantyne attracts commonly at the photo eye-witness testimony of veterans, to build an exhilarating tale, commonly from the perspective of the British battleships, cruisers and destroyers concerned. He describes the demanding surroundings as cruisers play a deadly cat and mouse video game as they shadow Bismarck within the icy Denmark Strait. We witness the surprising destruction of the British battlecruiser Hood, within which all yet 3 of her ship's supplement have been killed; an occasion that crammed pursuing Royal army warships, together with the battered battleship Prince of Wales, with a thirst for revenge. whereas Swordfish torpedo-bombers test desperately to cripple the Bismarck, we sail in destroyers all alone bold torpedo assaults, scuffling with mountainous seas. ultimately, the writer takes us into the ultimate showdown, as battleships Rodney and King George V, supported through cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire, break the satisfaction of Hitler's fleet.

This shiny, beautifully researched account portrays this epic saga throughout the eyes of so-called 'ordinary sailors' stuck up in impressive occasions. Killing the Bismarck is a phenomenal learn, conveying the horror and majesty of conflict at sea in all its chilly brutality and remarkable strength.

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Download E-books The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets PDF

By Tony Schwalm

With a veteran eco-friendly Beret as your advisor, pass deep contained in the grueling education that each precise Forces soldier needs to undergo to develop into an elite battling laptop.

With “a clean, real voice” (Publishers Weekly), former detailed Forces commander and present teacher Tony Schwalm takes readers deep contained in the grueling education at the infamous Q path, required for all specific Forces infantrymen prior to they could subscribe to the elite eco-friendly Berets that defends our kingdom in nontraditional operations.

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Download E-books Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice PDF

Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to plan the method for a way to carry down Osama bin weighted down, and commanded the brave U.S. army unit that carried it out on might 1, 2011, finishing one of many maximum manhunts in historical past. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched examine, McRaven analyzes 8 vintage unique operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid at the Belgian castle Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo assault at the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine assault at the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue project on the Cabanatuan POW camp within the Philippines (1945). the 2 post-WWII examples are the U.S. military raid at the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven—who instructions a U.S. military SEAL team—pinpoints six crucial ideas of “spec ops” luck: simplicity, safeguard, repetition, shock, velocity and objective. for every of the case reports, he offers political and armed forces context, a meticulous reconstruction of the challenge itself and an research of the operation when it comes to his six ideas. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid “the most sensible sleek instance of a profitable spec op [which] might be thought of textbook fabric for destiny missions.” His personal publication is an instructive textbook that might be heavily studied through scholars of the army arts. Maps, images.

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Download E-books Armies of the Vietnam War 1962-75 (Men-at-Arms) (Bk.1) PDF

By Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher offers an outline to the clash that engulfed Vietnam following the department of the rustic into alongside the seventeenth Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the U.S. forces, together with the military, precise Forces, air strength, army and marine corps, are handled intimately, including these of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such because the Royal Thai military and Korean troops), and in addition the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's vibrant art presents lots of element to accompany this authoritative textual content.

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