Download E-books The Past as Prologue: The Importance of History to the Military Profession PDF

By Williamson Murray

Exploring the usefulness of the learn of background for modern army strategists, this quantity illustrates the good significance of army background whereas concurrently revealing the demanding situations of utilizing the prior to the current. Essays from authors of numerous backgrounds--British and American, Civilian and Military--present an overpowering argument for the need of the examine of the earlier through trendy army leaders regardless of those demanding situations. half I examines the connection among heritage and the army career. half II explores particular ancient circumstances that exhibit the repetitiveness of convinced army difficulties.

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Download E-books Flodden 1513: Scotland's greatest defeat (Campaign) PDF

By John Sadler

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Flodden, within which the Scottish and English armies clashed on nine September 1513. The Scots have been enhanced when it comes to artillery and well-trained within the new Renaissance strategies, while the English deployed extra conventional tools. traditionally, this conflict is famous because the final during which the longbow performed a job and the 1st during which artillery had a substantial influence. famous because the maximum Scottish defeat in historical past, it ended in the demise of Scotland's king. It plunged the rustic into mourning and extinguished Scotland's danger to Henry VIII's reign for the following 3 a long time. This ebook examines conflict, the several strategies of the opposing armies and the personalities of the commanders.

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Download E-books The Scarlet Thief (Jack Lark) PDF

By Paul Fraser Collard

The recent Richard Sharpe bursts onto the old event scene in an excellent, action-packed debut of Redcoat conflict and bloodshed.

1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. the boys of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in poor difficulty, ducking and twisting because the hurricane of shot, shell and bullet tear via their ranks. Officer Jack Lark has to behave instantly and decisively. His lifestyles and the luck of the crusade depend upon it. yet does he have the mettle, the officer traits which are the existence blood of the British military? From a bad historical past Lark has risen throughout the ranks through stealth and guile and now he faces the last word test... THE SCARLET THIEF introduces us to an impressive and compelling hero - brutally brave, roguish, bold - in a old novel as powerful because it is thrillingly real through an writer who brings heritage and conflict vividly alive.

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Download E-books Battleground (Seal Team Seven) PDF

By Keith Douglass

The electrifying new novel within the specific war series!The frigate U.S.S. Roy Turner docked simply off Mombasa Bay, Kenya on a goodwill name. yet a shock assault quickly left a hundred and sixty American sailors captured and 28 killed. Now Lieutenant Murdock and the SEALs are being despatched to revive justice...From the writer of the service Naval Aviation sequence, this action-packed novel is certain to fulfill fanatics of army thrillers.

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Download E-books Besieged: Siege Warfare in the Ancient World (General Military) PDF

By Duncan Campbell

The nice warleaders and generals, together with Darius, Alexander the nice, Hannibal and Julius Caesar effectively used siegecraft to realize their goals. As siege strategies grew to become critical to good fortune in conflict, generals hired the minds of engineers and scientists to strengthen strategies, and offensive and shielding know-how to provide them the sting over their enemies. The mathematician Archimedes was once famously and extremely virtually concerned with the protection of Syracuse in 213-12 BC. infantrymen turned hugely expert strive against engineers.

The publication tracks the fantastic advancements in siege battle via a interval of 9 centuries and contains information of the evolution of the artillery of the period - spear- and stone-firing catapults. Full-color art, many drawings and plans, pictures of archeological unearths and reconstructions help specialist yet available textual content during this interesting learn of a much less generic part of the traditional artwork of conflict.

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Download E-books The Outlaws (Presidential Agent, Book 6) PDF

By W.E.B. Griffin

The previous Presidential Agent's place of work of Organizational research has been disbanded. Charley Castillo and his colleagues have retired, and there's an antagonistic Commander-in-Chief within the Oval place of work. yet simply simply because Castillo is out of the govt. does not imply he is out of enterprise. And whilst a barrel of nightmarishly deadly fabric is distributed to a military clinical lab, Castillo is familiar with that the folks in the back of it are simply getting started...

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Download E-books World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units (Elite) PDF

By Eugene Liptak

When the USA entered international struggle II, it was once obvious that the battle may merely be gained by way of taking the struggle to the Axis, within the form of large-scale amphibious landings. for this reason, the united states army constructed different types of really good unit to reconnoiter capability touchdown parts, degrade the enemy's skill to withstand, and support the touchdown forces directly to the shorelines. those operatives needed to get there first, on my own, and perform their missions earlier than the GIs and Marines may well land with any likelihood of success.

Formed in September 1942 and lively within the Mediterranean, eu, and Pacific theaters, the Scouts and Raiders have been forerunners of the SEALs; they used canoes to secretly reconnoiter shores prior to strive against landings, and put marker beacons. within the Mediterranean and the Philippines, the seashore Jumpers made tricky simulated landings to idiot the enemy as to actual destinations, together with radar and sound deception.

Active within the Mediterranean, Normandy, and the South West Pacific, the Naval wrestle Demolition devices cleared seashore hindrances previous to strive against landings, and guided touchdown craft to their vacation spot, whereas the Underwater Demolition groups performed comparable initiatives within the Pacific theater in basic terms. In co-operation (and occasionally pageant) with the place of work of Strategic prone, Naval staff China accumulated intelligence in that theater, and proficient and fought with chinese language guerrillas at the back of eastern lines.

All those distinct struggle devices performed important roles within the prosecution of the Allied struggle attempt around the globe. Their distinct uniforms, insignia, exact garments, gear, and weaponry are illustrated and defined during this enticing study.

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Download E-books Tanks of Hitler's Eastern Allies 1941-45 (New Vanguard) PDF

The monstrous armor battles of the Russian entrance are well known, however the function of Germany's japanese allies isn't really in addition identified. of those international locations, Romania and Hungary, synthetic their very own tanks in addition to paying for tanks from Germany. those ranged from older, out of date kinds corresponding to the PzKpfw 35(t) the entire method as much as the newest and most sensible German autos together with the Tiger I and Hetzer. those tanks performed a common position within the battles in southern Russia and Ukraine and have been specially fashionable within the catastrophe at Stalingrad the place the crimson military particularly selected the weaker Romanian and Hungarian salients for his or her severe envelopment operation. This New forefront will supply a wide survey of a few of the and colourful tanks used. along with overlaying the most important of those Axis tank forces, this publication will disguise the various smaller and lesser recognized forces together with the Italian contingent in Russia, the Finnish armored strength, and the small yet fascinating armored forces of the Russian Vlasov (RONA), Croatian, Bulgarian and Slovakian armies. This topic is seeing expanding curiosity within the modeling global; for instance Tamiya lately introduced a PzKpfw 35 (t) (suitable for Romanian, Slovak armies) a Finnish StuG III, and a Finnish BT-42.

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Download E-books White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-20 PDF

By Norman Davies

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1972
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Surprisingly little recognized, the Polish-Soviet struggle of 1919-20 was once to alter the process twentieth-century historical past.

In White Eagle, crimson Star, Norman Davies provides an entire account of the conflict, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 whilst the pink military - yes of victory and pledged to hold the Revolution throughout Europe to 'water our horses at the Rhine' - was once overwhelmed through a devastating Polish assault. because referred to as the 'miracle at the Vistula', it is still probably the most decisive battles of the Western global.

Drawing on either Polish and Russian assets, Norman Davies illustrates the narrative with documentary fabric which hitherto has now not been on hand and exhibits how the warfare was once way more an 'episode' in East ecu affairs, yet mostly made up our minds the process ecu historical past for the subsequent two decades or extra.

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