Download E-books The Royal Marines 1956-84 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 156) PDF

By Will Fowler

As a "Special Forces" association the Royal Marines and their aiding Commando-trained palms are particular. whereas different distinct forces hint their origins to global conflict I, the Royal Marines date again to 1664. seeing that then, they've got obvious motion internationally, from their memorable position within the seize of Gibraltar in 1704 to their an important involvement in international Wars I and II. This ebook examines the Royal Marines' provider and coaching from the Suez situation of 1956, via to their involvement in Northern eire and the Falklands within the Nineteen Eighties. a variety of illustrations, together with photos and colour plates, element the uniforms and gear of the Marines.

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Download E-books Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq PDF

By Stephen Kinzer

"Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the speed and grip of an excellent thriller."―Anatol Lieven, The ny instances e-book Review

"Regime swap" didn't commence with the management of George W. Bush, yet has been a vital part of U.S. international coverage for multiple hundred years. beginning with the toppling of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, the U.S. has no longer hesitated to overthrow governments that stood within the method of its political and financial ambitions. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is however the most modern instance of the risks inherent in those operations.

In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the tales of the audacious politicians, spies, army commanders, and company executives who took it upon themselves to depose overseas regimes. He info the 3 eras of America's regime-change century―the imperial period, which introduced Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Honduras lower than America's sway; the chilly battle period, which hired covert motion opposed to Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and Chile; and the invasion period, which observed American troops toppling governments in Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Kinzer explains why the U.S. govt has pursued those operations and why such a lot of of them have had disastrous long term results, making Overthrow a cautionary story that serves as an pressing caution because the usa seeks to outline its position within the sleek world.

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Download E-books Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale Nota Bene) PDF

By Thomas R. Martin

This compact, entire and illustrated heritage of historical Greece takes us from the Stone Age roots of Greek civilisation to the early Hellenistic interval following the loss of life of Alexander the nice. Thomas Martin starts with a prehistory of overdue Stone Age task that gives heritage for the stipulations of later Greek lifestyles. He then describes the civilizations of the Minoans at the island of Crete and in their successors, the Mycanaeans, at the mainland; the Greek darkish Age and the Archaic Age; the Classical Age of Greece within the 5th and fourth centuries B.C.; the transformation of the dominion of Macedonia into the best energy within the Greek global; and the interval after the loss of life of Alexander the nice in 323 B.C., whilst monarchies rising from Alexander's fragmented empire once more got here to dominate Greek background. The narrative integrates political, army, social and cultural background, with a spotlight at the improvement of the Greek city-state within the 8th to fourth centuries B.C. and at the society, literature and structure of Athens in its Golden Age.

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Download E-books Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army [Revised and Updated] PDF

By Jeremy Scahill

On September sixteen, 2007, desktop gun fireplace erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour sq., leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians useless, between them girls and kids. The taking pictures spree, categorised “Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,” was once neither the paintings of Iraqi insurgents nor U.S. infantrymen. The shooters have been inner most forces operating for the secretive mercenary corporation, Blackwater Worldwide.

this is often the explosive tale of an organization that rose a decade in the past from Moyock, North Carolina, to turn into essentially the most strong gamers within the “War on Terror.” In his gripping bestseller, award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of strength in Washington, to reveal Blackwater because the scary new face of the U.S. battle machine.

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Download E-books Siege Weapons of the Far East (1): AD 612-1300 (New Vanguard) PDF

The superiority of specific fort varieties in medieval China, Mongolia, Japan and Korea demanded the evolution of other modes of siege conflict in each one kingdom. the rich walled cities of China, the mountain fortresses of Korea and the army outposts of Japan each one awarded diversified demanding situations to besieging forces, and this e-book finds the variety of strategies that have been built to satisfy those demanding situations. many of the a ways jap weaponry of this era originated in China, yet used to be tailored to slot the calls for of siegecraft around the quarter and the person strengths and weaknesses of every piece of equipment are studied right here.

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Download E-books The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine (Men at Arms Series, 93) PDF

By Michael Simkins

The 12 months of 122 was once the 1st time a Roman Emperor had set foot within the Province of Britannia because the invasion in advert forty three. doubtless he had learn many stories about the harm attributable to marauding tribesmen crossing from what's now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, for this reason, determined - within the phrases of his biographer - 'to construct a wall to split the Romans from the Barbarians'. This enticing paintings from writer Michael Simkins explores extensive the enterprise, gear, guns and armour of the Roman military from Hadrian to Constantine, the most fascinating sessions in Roman heritage.

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Download E-books Conquest (Star Force Series Book 4) PDF

By B. V. Larson

CONQUEST is the following bankruptcy within the nice interstellar struggle among all dwelling creatures and the machines. superstar strength needs to cease the computer invaders as soon as again--but how?

In the fourth e-book of the famous person strength sequence, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros--but at what fee? The Macros now not belief him. he's a mad puppy that needs to be positioned down--and all celebrity strength has to be stamped out with him. The warfare expands during this tale, and mankind is once more confronted with annihilation.

CONQUEST is an army technology fiction novel via bestselling writer B. V. Larson.

(To locate the 1st e-book within the sequence, look for SWARM, via B. V. Larson)

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Download E-books VCs of the First World War: Gallipoli PDF

By Stephen Snelling

The landings at the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, 1915 represented the best amphibious operation performed through the process the 1st international struggle. What had at first been a simply naval firm had escalated to develop into a full-scale Anglo-French invasion, leading to an eight-month crusade which Churchill was hoping could knock Turkey out of the warfare. For a crusade that promised a lot, it finally turned a tragedy of misplaced possibilities. through January 1916, while the final males have been taken off the peninsula, the casualties totaled 205,000. This ebook tells the tales of the 39 males whose bravery at the battlefield used to be rewarded by way of the Victoria go, between them the war's first Australian VC, first New Zealand VC, and primary Royal Marine VC. It represents the top variety of VCs gained in a theatre of warfare, except the Western Front.

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Download E-books First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I PDF

By Matthew J. Davenport

The riveting real tale of America's first glossy army conflict, its first army victory in the course of global warfare One, and its first steps onto the area stage

At sunrise on Tuesday, might twenty eighth, 1918, waves of yank riflemen from the U.S. Army's 1st department climbed from their trenches, charged around the shell-scarred French dust of no-man’s-land, and captured the hilltop village of Cantigny from the grip of the German Army. Those who survived the enemy machine-gun fireplace and hand-to-hand struggling with hung on for the subsequent days and nights in shallow foxholes lower than the edge of mustard fuel and crushing metal of artillery fire.

Thirteen months after the us entered global warfare I, these 3,500 soldiers became the 1st “doughboys” to go into the struggle. The operation, the first American assault ever supported through tanks, airplanes, and sleek artillery, was once ordered through the chief of America’s forces in Europe, common John “Black Jack” Pershing, and deliberate by means of a tender employees officer, Lieutenant Colonel George C. Marshall, who may fill the lead function in international struggle II twenty-six years later.

Drawing at the letters, diaries, and reports by the boys themselves, writer Matthew Davenport tells the inspiring, untold tale of those infantrymen and their trip to victory at the Western entrance within the conflict of Cantigny. the 1st American conflict of the “war to finish all wars” might mark not just its first victory in a foreign country, however the delivery of its smooth Army.

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Download E-books Flak Jackets: Twentieth Century Military Body Armour (Men-at-Arms, Volume 157) PDF

By Simon Dunstan

Starting in international conflict I, with the creation of the metal helmet this booklet charts the advance of protecting apparatus for infantrymen and safety forces. at the start physique armour was once visible as an army luxurious which may be ill-afforded. besides the fact that, the good fortune of 'flak suits' as worn via a few bomber crews in the course of international warfare II confident the defense force of the necessity to increase safeguard for the floor soldier opposed to small palms hearth. The clinical improvement of the trendy flak jacket is traced as are the sector trials performed in Korea and later Vietnam. huge illustrations and pictures accompnay the text.

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