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Download E-books Armies of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1774 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 140) PDF

By David Nicolle

The beginning of the Ottoman nation is shrouded in legend. regardless of the fact of its origins, the Ottomans shaped an Empire which just about succeeded in bringing Christian Europe to its knees. over the last a long time of the thirteenth century, the bold Osman Bey's tiny mountain kingdom took 8 frontier castles plus the Turkish city of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after operating up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first genuine capital, the Ottoman nation emerged into heritage poised above the fertile beaches of the ocean of Marmara.

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Download E-books Somme Campaign PDF

By Andrew Rawson

A concise, account of every degree of the Somme battles, no matter if a collection piece assault or a minor motion. The emphasis of the ebook will be to provide an explanation for the artwork of waging trench war in the course of the Somme campaign.

This e-book concentrates at the British Army’s event throughout the 5 and a part month lengthy crusade at the Somme in the course of July and November 1916. This publication does have huge sections on 1 July and 15 September simply because they have been huge battles. however it additionally has huge sections at the different huge battles, corresponding to the 14 July, 25 September and thirteen November. It additionally covers all of the medium sized activities to transparent tactical issues equivalent to the woods and villages right down to the small activities to catch person trenches.

The info inside the publication has been amassed from numerous resources. The spine of the narrative was once made out of the reputable background, the 2 Somme volumes forming a part of the twenty-eight quantity sequence complied via Brigadier common Sir James Edmonds. the 1st quantity used to be revealed in 1932 and it covers the historical past of the conflict, together with the politics, making plans and arrangements. It additionally narrates the fateful first day of the crusade. the second one quantity was once revealed six months later and it covers the remainder of the crusade, finishing on 19 November. it is usually a chain of arguable conclusions at the behavior of the crusade and the casualties.

You will locate lots of details at the reasoning in the back of every one conflict and the goals. there's dialogue on artillery bombardments, strategies, 0 hours, the terrain and an try and comprehend the successes and screw ups of every assault. the place attainable the boys who made a distinction are pointed out, the boys who lead the attack businesses and bombing groups, those that reduce the twine and led the survivors into the German trenches, those that stopped the counterattacks and people presented the Victoria move.

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Download E-books Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1955-75 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Gordon L. Rottman

Rottman's newest name discusses the unique reorganization of Vietnam forces, from the unique colonial constitution carried out by means of the French into the 1st nationwide military of Vietnam. whole with an in depth historical past of the command constitution and orders of conflict, Rottman sheds gentle at the little recognized divisional histories of the military via infrequent, unique resource fabric. additionally, the writer examines intimately the evolution of such key devices as armoured forces, ranger instructions in addition to wrestle unit association. This, including a close research of the reviews of the common rank and dossier soldier in addition to officer corps, offers a concise and and in-depth background of a military that's too frequently overlooked or speedy judged.

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Download E-books Line of Fire (The Corps, Book 5) PDF

By W. E. B. Griffin

Line of Fire brings to existence a determined challenge of global warfare II that captures the drama and braveness of the lads who fought it. Marines, reporting on eastern air job, are trapped on a small Coastwatcher island. a unique rescue group is assembled to avoid wasting them--under enemy gunsight. it truly is am intriguing and strong tale of genuine heroism that purely W.E.B. Griffin may well tell...

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Download E-books Diary of a Bomb Aimer: Flying with 12 Squadron in World War II PDF

By Campbell Muirhead

Campbell Muirhead saved a meticulous diary of his wartime RAF provider from the day that he set forth to coach as a pilot in Canada and the united states in 1942 to the top of his wartime carrier with 12 Squadron Bomber Command. He was once not able to cross the flying direction and determined to retrain as a bomber simply because he wanted to turn into operational once attainable. The e-book is very emotive as he wrote within the universal parlance of these wartime days and actually displays the sentiments, fears and emotions of these stuck up in that potent clash. His diligent observations of lifestyles within the RAF from joining-up, crossing the Atlantic, education within the New global deliver again wartime existence because it rather used to be. His descriptions of the perils of flying on bombing raids deep into the center of Germany really mirror the various various features of lifestyles in a front-line squadron in a fashion which could purely be informed through person who used to be there.

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Download E-books A Very Unusual Air War: From Dunkirk to AFDU: The Diary and Log Book of Test Pilot Leonard Thorne 1940-45 PDF

By Leonard Thorne

The 20-year-old Len Thorne joined the RAF in could 1940. After traumatic excursions of operational accountability as a fighter pilot (including a few desperately harmful low-level flying at Dunkirk) he used to be published to AFDU (Air struggling with improvement Unit) and remained there as a try pilot for the remainder of the warfare. He flew either Allied plane and captured enemy planes and was once a colleague of a few of the fighter "aces." thankfully for us, Len saved an insightful diary, which, set along his log ebook, tells the original tale of a member of the AFDU, tasked with constructing operational strategies and trying out captured enemy plane. Len presents not just an perception into education and the fantastic paintings performed by means of the try out pilots but in addition into probably the most recognized flyers of the RAF, with whom he labored, together with Wing Commander Al Deere and Spitfire Aces SL "Paddy" Finucane, Ernie Ryder, etc. Len’s diary for September 21 1942 files the 1st sighting of the dreaded FW190: "The pilot played a chain of speedy rolls . . . metaphorically sticking up the proverbial fingers." In may well 1943 Len will be try flying an identical style after pilot Heinz Erhardt mistakenly landed one at Marston!

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Download E-books The War of the Three Gods: Romans, Persians, and the Rise of Islam PDF

The conflict of the 3 Gods is an army background of the close to and center East within the 7th century—with its leader specialize in the reign of the japanese Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610–641)—a pivotal and dramatic time in global heritage. The japanese Roman Empire used to be delivered to the very verge of collapse of extinction by means of the Sassanid Persians earlier than Heraclius controlled to inflict a crushing defeat at the Sassanids with a determined, ultimate gambit. His conquests have been short-lived, although, for the newly switched over adherents of Islam burst upon the sector, administering the coup de grace to Sassanid energy and laying siege to Constantinople itself, ushering in a brand new era.

Peter Crawford skillfully narrates the three-way fight among the Christian Roman, Zoroastrian Persian, and Islamic Arab empires, a interval of clash peopled with interesting characters, together with Heraclius, Khusro II, and the Prophet Muhammad himself. a few of the epic battles of the period—Nineveh, Yarmuk, Qadisiyyah and Nahavand—and sieges resembling these of Jerusalem and Constantinople are defined in as wealthy element. The thoughts and strategies of those very assorted armies are mentioned and analyzed, whereas considerable maps let the reader to stick with the occasions and ranging fortunes of the contending empires. this can be an exhilarating and significant examine of a clash that reshaped the map of the world.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to put up a large variety of books for readers drawn to history--books approximately global conflict II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yankee Civil warfare, the yank Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, historic Rome, medieval occasions, the outdated West, and masses extra. whereas now not each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on matters which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings would possibly not in a different way discover a home.

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Download E-books Sea of Fire (Tom Clancy's Op-Centre, Book 10) PDF

By Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy

A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea within the Western Pacific, surroundings off alarms midway worldwide in Washington, D.C. strains of radiation are chanced on at the guy, inflicting Australian officers to name in Op-Center for a top-secret research of nuclear disposal sites.  while an empty drum from a contemporary drop-off is found close to the place the pirate's send was once destroyed, the Op-Center staff involves a terrifying end: A multinational company employed to do away with nuclear waste is promoting it instead-to a impossible terrorist...

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Download E-books On the Bottom: The Raising of the Submarine S-51 PDF

By Edward Ellsberg

On September 25, 1925, the S-51 tragically sank to the sea flooring, and Edward Ellsberg used to be the guy whose braveness and resolution introduced it back

The sinking of the submarine S-51 was once one of many maximum tragedies in American naval background. as a result of a miscommunication and next collision among the sub and a passing steamship on a September evening, the S-51, together with thirty-three of its staff of thirty-six, sank to the sea depths. The tragedy of the S-51 captivated the state, and was once a fixture within the pages of yank newspapers. the tale took on a complete new size whilst the military determined to take over the salvage of the thousand-ton behemoth from a civilian company.
 
Heading the workforce tasked with this very unlikely feat was once Edward Ellsberg, on the time a lieutenant commander. On the Bottom is Ellsberg’s account of the successes and screw ups he and his males skilled as they tried an marvelous feat of engineering and bravado: the 1st salvage of a submarine from the open ocean.
 

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Download E-books Wellington's Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms) PDF

The expert troops of Wellington's military performed a vital position within the luck of the British military. although frequently understaffed and ineptly controlled, the artillery, engineers, delivery and commissariat, and clinical providers contributed to Wellington's final victory in 1815. The Royal Artillery and Corps of Royal Engineers comprised a small variety of hugely proficient officials, whereas the commissariat was once composed of untrained civilians outdoor army self-discipline, and the clinical companies suffered from a scarcity of expert surgeons. This richly illustrated publication examines the association, uniforms and kit of every of those professional departments.

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