Download E-books Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You... PDF

By James F. Dunnigan

Dirty Little secrets and techniques of global battle II exposes the darkish, irreverent, misunderstood, and sometimes tragicomic elements of army operations in the course of international battle II, lots of them almost unknown even to army buffs. Like its profitable predecessor, Dirty Little Secrets, Dunnigan and Nofi's new booklet vividly brings to existence all theaters and members of the conflict. Revelations include:

- the genuine dying count number for the warfare, and why it hasn't ever been formerly released.

- The "new age" basic who refused to smoke or drink, who lived on a vitamin-enriched nutrition, who hostile animal experimentation, and who usually consulted his astrologer.

- How gear built for the warfare resulted in such sleek high-tech ideas as "smart bombs," digital battle, and nuclear missles.

- The lackadaisical dating among Germany and Japan during the war.

- difficult bits of knowledge concerning the lingering results of the warfare -- just like the millions of dwell shells and mines which are nonetheless buried in Europe and stale the East Coast of America.

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Download E-books Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (2) (New Vanguard) PDF

This name follows from New forefront fifty one: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1) and charts the continued improvement of the U-boat in German carrier, together with the evolution of the sort IX as a protracted diversity 'cruiser' meant for solo operations in far-off waters. additionally lined is the progressive kind XXI, conceived of in 1942 and introduced in April 1944, the 1st real submarine instead of submersible, whose arrival used to be simply too past due to persuade the warfare. different vessels coated are the kind XXIII, a small vessel armed with in simple terms torpedoes yet technically hugely complex, and the sort X minelayers, which have been infrequently utilized in their meant function and extra frequently used as provide boats.

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Download E-books The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph, 1942-45 (The Yale Library of Military History) PDF

By Frank McLynn

This ebook, in essence a quadruple biography, tells the tale of the 4 larger-than-life Allied commanders whose lives collided within the Burma crusade, essentially the most punishing and persistent army adventures of worldwide battle II. starting from 1942, while the British suffered the best defeat within the heritage of the Empire, throughout the the most important battles of Imphal and Kohima ("the Stalingrad of the East"), and directly to final victory in 1945, this account is shiny, brutal, and enthralling.

Frank McLynn opens a brand new window at the Burma crusade, concentrating on the interactions and antagonisms of its relevant gamers: William slender, the intense normal commanding the British 14th military; Orde Wingate, the bold and idiosyncratic commander of the Chindits, a British strength of irregulars; Louis Mountbatten, one in every of Churchill's favorites, overpromoted to the placement of ideally suited Commander, S.E. Asia; and Joseph Stilwell ("Vinegar Joe"), a hard-line U.S. basic, additionally a martinet and Anglophobe. McLynn attracts cautious snap shots of every of those males, neglecting neither strengths nor flaws, and indicates with new readability how the plans, designs, and techniques of generals and politicians have been translated right into a hideous truth for infantrymen at the ground.

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Download E-books The Army Air Forces in World War II (7 Volume Set) PDF

By Wesley Frank Craven, James Lea Cate

IN March 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to the Director of the Bureau of the finances ordering every one conflict business enterprise to organize "an exact and aim account"of that agency's warfare event. quickly after, the military Air Forces begun hiring specialist historians in order that its background may perhaps "be recorded whereas it really is sizzling and that group of workers be chosen and an service provider manage for a transparent historian's task with no awl to grind or safeguard to prepare." An old department used to be demonstrated in Headquarters military Air Forces lower than Air Intelligence, in September 1942, and the fashionable Air strength historic software began.

With the tip of the battle, Headquarters authorized a plan for writing and publishing a seven-volume historical past. In December 1945, Lieutenant common Ira C. Eaker, Deputy Commander of military Air Forces, requested the Chancellor of the collage of Chicago to "assume the accountability for the e-book" of the historical past, stressing that it needs to "meet the top educational standards." Lieutenant Colonel Wesley Frank Craven of recent York college and significant James Lea Cate of the college of Chicago, either one of whom have been assigned to the historic software, have been chosen to be editors of the volumes. among 1948 and 1958 seven have been released. With e-book of the final, the editors wrote that the Air strength had "fulfilled in letter and spirit" the promise of entry to files and whole freedom of historic interpretation. like several background, the military Air Forces in international battle II displays the period while it used to be conceived, researched, and written. although, those books met the top of latest specialist criteria of caliber and comprehensiveness. They include info and event which are of significant worth to the Air strength at the present time and to the general public. jointly they're the one finished dialogue of military Air Forces task within the greatest air warfare this kingdom has ever waged. RICHARD H. KOHN
Chief, place of work of Air strength heritage

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Download E-books The United States at War, 1941 - 1945 PDF

By Gary R. Hess

This third version provides a concise review of the way the warfare was once fought in addition to a attention of the ways that americans looked allies and enemies, embraced heroes, and considered the war's function. Making the $64000 contrast among renowned notions and army and political realities, Gary Hess is helping state-of-the-art readers to higher comprehend the complexity of the clash. up to date to include the most recent scholarship, this most modern variation additionally contains new fabric to underscore extra absolutely the ethical dimensions of the warfare, together with the yankee determination to take advantage of the atomic bomb, the ruthless campaigns of either the Germans and Russians in japanese Europe, American response to the Holocaust in addition to the government's post-war tolerance and security of Nazis deemed precious to chilly conflict examine and intelligence. greater assurance of particular issues together with the Bataan dying March, the conflict of the Bulge, and the Allied uncovering of focus camps rounds out the narrative.

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Download E-books Japanese Ground and Air Forces: Military Intelligence Service Information Bulletin No. 14 PDF

By Ray Merriam

Merriam Press army Reprint eight. First Reprint variation (July 2012). initially released by way of the struggle division in 1942, this bulletin was once ready in accordance with requests from devices within the box. the images have been for the aim of permitting participants of the U.S. defense force to spot the japanese soldier and his apparatus and to understand his features. Contents: advent; airplane id; touchdown Craft id; squaddies guns, apparatus, and Uniforms; Bridging apparatus; Artillery; Armored and different automobiles; chinese language and eastern Characters; jap Alphabets; Insignia of Rank: Commissioned officials and Non-commissioned officials (color illustrations); id of jap gear Taken from eastern Snipers by way of U.S. Troops within the Philippines. 20 colour insignia drawings; eighty five B&W images; forty five illustrations; nine three-view illustrations; three two-view illustrations; 1 plan-view representation; three facet view illustrations; 6 charts; four appendices.

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