The War In The Pacific. From Pearl Harbor To Okinawa by Jonathan Gawne

By Jonathan Gawne

The warfare within the Pacific. From Pearl Harbor To Okinawa 1941-1945 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated heritage of the yankee Soldier Автор: Jonathan Gawne Название: The struggle within the Pacific. From Pearl Harbor To Okinawa 1941-1945 Язык: English Год издания: 1996 Количество страниц: eighty one ISBN: 1-85367-253-X Формат: pdf Размер: 37.75 Мб0

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Snow and Steel The Battle of the Bulge 1944-1945 by Peter Caddick-Adams

By Peter Caddick-Adams

Among December sixteen, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces chanced on themselves entrenched within the seriously forested Ardennes area of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg protecting opposed to an advancing German military amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog. Operation Herbstnebel--Autumn Mist--was a tremendous German counter-offensive that shocked the Allies in its scope and depth. in spite of everything, the 40-day lengthy conflict of the Bulge, because it has emerge as known as, was once the bloodiest conflict fought by means of U.S. forces in global struggle II, and certainly the most important land conflict in American heritage. sooner than successfully halting the German improve, a few 89,000 of the 610,000 American servicemen devoted to the crusade had turn into casualties, together with 19,000 killed.

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Anzio The Gamble That Failed by Martin Blumenson

By Martin Blumenson

Anzio, a small city an insignificant hour's force from Rome, turned a battleground on which either Allies and Germans paid a bloody fee. deliberate by way of Churchill as a speedy amphibious flanking maneuver, the 1943 conflict of Anzio has been considered through a few as the most ill-conceived tactical operations of the Allied battle attempt, and by means of others as one of many war's singular misplaced possibilities. Blumenson examines the activities of the boys concerned, together with Churchill, Eisenhower, Clark, and Montgomery, and takes into consideration documents from Allied and German assets.

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Pegasus Bridge Bénouville D-Day 1944 by Will Fowler

By Will Fowler

Накануне «Дня Д», легкая пехота и отряд королевских инженеров высадились на планерах на мосту Пегас. Быстро подавив охранение, они сумели удержать мост и предотвратили возможность подкрепления

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Green light! : a troop carrier squadron's war from Normandy by Martin Wolfe

By Martin Wolfe

In Green Light! Martin Wolfe provides us the large photograph of global warfare II airborne war in Europe throughout the lens of 1 unit, a squadron common of a few sixty others. Troop service squadrons brought paratroopers in the back of enemy traces, tugged gliders into conflict zones, and, among strive against operations, freighted as much as front every thing from foodstuff to artillery shells and carried again wounded squaddies and newly freed slave workers. Wolfe's firsthand account is a fascinating and informative narrative that is going past the evidence to enquire the sentiments of the tightly knit unit. He additionally describes the administration and coaching recommendations that ready the squadron for its position in 4 of the 5 major invasions of Nazi Europe.

In all of the literature approximately global battle II , this can be the 1st account to teach how all degrees of a squadron functioned-clerks in addition to pilots, upkeep mechanics in addition to flying staff chiefs, the mess corridor in addition to headquarters. additionally, Wolfe's is the 1st booklet to teach the interaction among unit adventure and excessive command theory—what devices just like the 81st Troop service Squadron may truly accomplish and the way innovations of airborne war replaced at superb Headquarters. He explains why and the way it used to be now not until eventually the final airborne invasion, in March 1945, that the complete strength of the troop service used to be reached.

Wolfe melds the reminiscences of 90 veterans of this squadron with a normal historical past of Allied airborne forces in international conflict II. via their phrases, Green Light! paints vibrant pics of the true males of the struggle, no longer the Rambos or unhappy Sacks of pop culture. and during the retelling in their reports, the e-book indicates that the truism "war is hell" doesn't carry for all infantrymen the entire time.

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