Category: Military History 1

  • The John Tubinis File: 101st Airborne, Camp Breckinridge, by Anne Audette

    By Anne Audette

    approximately 20 years following her father's demise, the writer came upon an army shoulder patch in his military picture album. understanding not anything approximately her father's military provider, she started to seek the net utilizing an outline of the patch-black historical past, white eagle's head. From there she started to sign up for jointly the lacking puzzle items, even assembly males that accomplished simple education within the comparable corporation as her father. hundreds of thousands of fellows proficient on the related army reservation, simply in several businesses and time frames. Tens of hundreds of thousands of these males are long past, even forgotten, or, might be, think their position in American background is insignificant. The desire is to maintain the reminiscence of the boys alive during this e-book. This moment variation includes extra debts and photographs of fellows at Breckinridge and beyond.
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  • World War I and Jefferson County, West Virginia (Military) by James Francis Horn

    By James Francis Horn

    Fifty years after Jefferson County came across itself wedged among the Union and the Confederacy, President Woodrow Wilson declared struggle on Germany and the crucial Powers. abruptly cities like Shepherdstown, Charles city and Harpers Ferry once more ready for conflict, this time an ocean away. Civilians supported the reason via donating to the crimson go, and the county�s huge agricultural group produced foodstuff in the course of rationing. greater than Jefferson County natives enlisted, whereas greater than 300 extra squaddies got here from university associations in the county. Historian James Francis Horn recounts the struggles and triumphs of neighborhood groups in the course of the nice War.
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  • M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-Ha: The Pacific 1945 (Duel) by Steven J. Zaloga,Richard Chasemore

    By Steven J. Zaloga,Richard Chasemore

    even though US and jap tank forces first clashed in 1941, it was once on in 1944 that tank-vs-tank motion turned extra universal as either side poured greater numbers of tanks into the strive against region. those battles have been a method of demonstrating each one side's newest tank know-how. For the united states, the head in their tank equipment got here within the kind of the M4 Sherman and for the japanese, their so much awesome feat of engineering used to be the smaller, but nonetheless potent variety ninety seven Chi-Ha. The final campaigns of the conflict – Iwo Jima and Okinawa – observed tanks utilized by either side, the japanese ultimately concluding that "the struggle opposed to the U.S. military is a struggle opposed to his M4 tanks”. The illustrations keep on with the standard Duel development with profile illustrations of the sort 97-kai Shinhoto Chi-ha and the M4A3, perspectives displaying the ammunition of either kinds, inside illustrations displaying the turret structure in either kinds, and a battlescene displaying the sort 97-kai in strive against opposed to US armour.
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  • To Be a Soldier: The Army's Capstone Doctrinal Manuals by Department of the Army

    By Department of the Army

    To Be a Soldier deals the united states Army’s capstone doctrinal manuals in a single position for the 1st time. This consultant starts off with the Army’s introductory textual content, FM-1 The Army, and is the reason the Army’s foundation and function, its undertaking and values, the way it capabilities as a element of a joint army strength in wrestle, and the significance of the person soldier in a bigger battling strength.

    When readers have discovered the basics of the military, FM-3 Operations presents foundational wisdom of the whole spectrum of military operations. This guide is the Army’s vital instrument for the guideline of today’s squaddies within the paintings and technology of conflict, and has been lately up-to-date to debate counter-insurgency and hybrid threats as well as traditional land operations.

    To Be a Soldier is the reader’s advisor to the Army’s such a lot basic wisdom by way of delivering its capstone texts in a single position. the data during this guide kinds the foundation for all of the wisdom conveyed in any next military box manuals, making it required examining for all infantrymen and readers with curiosity in US military education and operations.
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  • The Zeebrugge Raid 1918: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice by Paul Kendall

    By Paul Kendall

    Approximately a 3rd of all Allied service provider vessels sunk throughout the First global warfare have been via German boats and submarines dependent at Bruge-Zeebrugge at the coast of Belgium. by way of 1918 it was once feared that Britain will be starved into give up except the enemy raiders may be stopped.

    A bold plan was once hence devised to sail at once into the seriously defended port of Zeebrugge after which to
    sink 3 out of date cruisers within the harbour within the desire they'd block German vessels from attaining the English Channel. The cruisers have been additionally to be observed via outdated submarines, which have been full of explosives to explode the viaduct connecting the mole to the shore, when two hundred Marines have been to be landed to ruin German gun positions on the front to the Bruges Canal.

    On 23 April the main bold amphibious raid of the 1st global struggle used to be conducted, informed right here via a tremendous selection of own bills and respectable experiences at the sour battling which observed greater than 500 British casualties from the 1,700 males who took half, and observed the awarding of 8 Victoria Crosses.
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  • The French Resistance by Olivier Wieviorka,Jane Marie Todd

    By Olivier Wieviorka,Jane Marie Todd

    Olivier Wieviorka’s background of the French Resistance debunks lingering myths and gives clean perception into social, political, and armed forces features of its operation. He unearths now not one yet many interlocking homegrown teams usually at odds over objectives, tools, and management. but, regardless of an absence of cohesion, those opponents braved Nazism with no blinking.
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  • U.S. Army Combat Skills Handbook (US Army Survival) by Army

    By Army

    Recognizing that “wars usually are not gained by means of machines and guns yet through the warriors who use them,” this entire guide not just informs the reader of the undying abilities essential to live to tell the tale at the battlefield, but in addition instructs the soldier on find out how to practice and execute those projects to reach strive against. From concealment and mobility to first relief and private care, you may as well own the data armed carrier everyone is built with to allow them to do their jobs correctly and with a bit of luck. This informative and exhaustive advisor attracts upon the real-life stories of squaddies who've confronted war and lived in wrestle zones. 

    Practical and particular directions on crew formation, right positioning for offensive and shielding maneuvers, and dealing with of kit and weaponry are completely defined. additionally integrated is recommendation on life-saving CPR and wound-care options; sections on wrestle intelligence and nuclear, organic, and chemical struggle; and appendices protecting mines, demolitions, stumbling blocks, wrestle in city parts, monitoring, and evasion and get away. Illustrations during the publication depict a variety of box situations that infantrymen face in a battle quarter. See what it takes to accomplish, motivate, and lead within the U.S. Army!

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  • Panther by Thomas Anderson

    By Thomas Anderson

    The German Panther is without doubt one of the most famed, and maximum, tanks of worldwide warfare II. frequently thought of the main dependent tank layout of the battle, it embodied a stability of firepower, armour security, and mobility unequalled by means of the other tank of the interval. This new learn through German armour professional Thomas Anderson attracts upon unique German archival fabric to inform the tale of the delivery of the Panther in keeping with the Soviet tanks encountered in 1941. He then analyzes its good fortune at the battlefield and the numerous transformations and versions that still got here into play. Illustrated all through with infrequent photos and drawings, a lot of that have by no means been released in English earlier than, it is a specific historical past of 1 of the main recognized tanks of worldwide battle II.
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  • The Wild Place by Kathryn Hulme

    By Kathryn Hulme

    during this memoir, Kathryn Hulme, a United international locations reduction officer in Bavaria from 1945 until eventually 1951, files the way of life, hopes and struggles of over 100,000 Displaced folks housed by means of UNRRA at Wildflecken, a former education camp for Nazi SS troops, and in different DP camps.

    “[A]n unforgettable document at the fight, the plight, the defeat or the eventual redemption of numerous sufferers of the time.” — George Shuster, the recent York Times

    “A shattering ebook, and person who defines, as soon as and for all, the which means of that ghastly twentieth-century invention, the displaced person.” — the recent Yorker

    “The Wild position is a unprecedented e-book — strong and fascinating, compassionate and annoying, tragic and humorous — drawn from nice and unusual fabric. it's a verbatim list of the main dramatic human particles of our time, the homeless hordes left on deposit in Germany.” — the hot Yorker

    “Little has been recorded of the heroic postwar paintings with lots of displaced people, and it'll be challenging to discover a greater account than this. it's crowded with humans and incidents and has a unique energy in addition to the hoop of fact. hugely recommended.” — Library Journal

    “Miss Hulme’s tale will grab your mind's eye, preserve you involved, rouse your compassion, admiration, and respect... the pinnacle ebook of yank nonfiction released this year...” — San Francisco Chronicle

    “A attractive ebook, heartbreaking and whilst veined with humor. It tasks the passionate feel of objective skilled by means of a compassionate girl suffering desperately to salvage human lives, and it leaves us with a quickened understanding of the unbelievable tenacity of the human spirit, the striking toughness of hope.” — The Atlantic Monthly

    “A delicate and relocating document, by way of an UNRRA box employee, of her 5 years’ event in ecu D.P. camps after the war.” — Henry L. Roberts, international Affairs

    “A deeply felt and deeply relocating list of this complete tragedy of displacement and dispossession, this is often absolute to have interaction the guts of any reader who has one.” — Kirkus Reviews
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  • "No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar": Sherman's by Mark A. Smith,Wade Sokolosky

    By Mark A. Smith,Wade Sokolosky

    General William T. Sherman’s 1865 Carolinas crusade gets scant cognizance from such a lot Civil battle historians, mostly since it was once overshadowed through the military of Northern Virginia’s ultimate battles opposed to the military of the Potomac. occupation army officials Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky rectify this oversight without Such military because the Days of Julius Caesar, a cautious and neutral exam of Sherman’s military and its many accomplishments.

    The authors devote their expert education and learn and writing talents to the severe days of March 11-16, 1865—the missed run-up to the seminal conflict of Bentonville (March 19-21, 1865). they start with the catch of Fayetteville and the demolition of the arsenal there, prior to chronicling the two-day conflict of Averasboro in additional aspect than the other research. At Averasboro, Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee’s Confederates carried out a well-planned and brilliantly achieved defense-in-depth that held Sherman’s juggernaut in cost for 2 days. together with his aim complete, Hardee disengaged and marched to pay attention his corps with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston for what could develop into Bentonville.

    This thoroughly revised and up-to-date variation of “No Such military because the Days of Julius Caesar”: Sherman’s Carolinas crusade from Fayetteville to Averasboro, March 1865 relies upon broad archival and firsthand study. It comprises new unique maps, orders of conflict, ample illustrations, and an in depth using and jogging travel for committed battlefield fanatics. Readers with an curiosity within the Carolinas, Generals Sherman and Johnston, or the Civil battle in most cases will get pleasure from this book.
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