Download E-books Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945 PDF

By Leo Marks

In 1942, Leo Marks left his father's well-known book place, eighty four Charing move highway, and went off to struggle the conflict. He was once twenty-two. quickly well-known as a cryptographer of genius, he grew to become head of communications on the certain Operations government (SOE), the place he revolutionized the codemaking ideas of the Allies and proficient the most recognized brokers dropped into occupied Europe, together with "the White Rabbit" and Violette Szabo. As a most sensible codemaker, Marks had a distinct standpoint on some of the most interesting and, beforehand, little-known features of the second one global struggle.
Writing with the narrative aptitude and vibrant characterization of his recognized screenplays, Marks provides unfastened rein to his prepared experience of the absurd and his wry wit, leading to an exciting and poignant memoir that celebrates person braveness and undertaking, with out wasting sight of the human price and horror of battle.

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Download E-books Freedom Express (Wingman, No 7) PDF

By Mack Maloney

The western lands are below siege via the Twisted move, a power-hungry neo-Nazi military carving out a section of the US for his or her savage schedule. The retaliation: Suptertrain, a miles-long, fully-loaded warfare desktop with a platoon twelve thousand robust, hurtling towards occupied territory. Their advisor is Hawk Hunter, armed and prepared in a jump-jet bomber to wrestle the country’s deadliest adversaries. because the teach nears the Grand Canyon, Wingman is aware that the sunrise of a brand new Armageddon is ready to spread. yet for the fearless pilot, salvaging a once-proud state is the perilous challenge he was once born for and –damn his enemies to hell—the one he might die for!

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Download E-books Donitz, U-Boats, Convoys: The British Version of His Memoirs from the Admiralty's Secret Anti-Submarine Reports PDF

By Jak P. Mallmann Showell

The memoirs of Admiral Karl Dönitz, Ten Years and Twenty Days, are a desirable first-hand account of the conflict of the Atlantic as noticeable from the headquarters of the U-boat fleet. Now, for the 1st time famous naval historian Jak P. Mallmann Showell has mixed Dönitz’s memoirs in a parallel textual content with the British Admiralty’s mystery per 30 days Anti-Submarine stories to supply a special view of the U-boat warfare because it used to be perceived on the time by means of either sides.

The British per month Anti-Submarine experiences have been categorized files issued in simple terms to senior officials looking U-boats, and have been presupposed to were back to the Admiralty and destroyed on the finish of the struggle, yet accidentally a suite survived within the information of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Museum in Gosport, permitting the reader a hitherto unavailable perception into the British view of the conflict of the Atlantic because it was once being fought.

Together with the author’s remark including details that was once both unknown or too mystery to bare on the time, this ebook offers potentially the main entire modern account of the determined fight within the North Atlantic within the moment international struggle.

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Download E-books Napoleon's Artillery (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Robert Wilkinson-Latham

On the finish of the Royalist regime, the artillery arm of the French military used to be, as Napoleon was once later to claim, "the most interesting and most sensible composed corps in Europe." Designed via the nice grasp of artillery, Jean Baptiste de Gribeauval, the gear consisted of a few of the easiest items in Europe. This booklet examines the apparatus and function of Napoleon's artillery within the innovative Wars (1792-1802), Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) and Waterloo crusade (1815). The association of the Imperial military is usually coated, together with the most important French failure to boost "Shrapnel" or "spherical case shot" - a weapon used opposed to them to nice impression by means of the British.

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Download E-books Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange PDF

"I died in Vietnam, yet I didn’t even be aware of it," acknowledged a tender Vietnam vet at the this day exhibit one morning in 1978, stunning audience around the state. looking ahead to a military to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange—the first publication ever written at the results of Agent Orange—tells this younger vet’s tale and that of thousands of alternative former American servicemen. through the conflict, the united states sprayed an envisioned 12 million gallons of Agent Orange on Vietnam, so that it will defoliate with reference to five million acres of its land. "Had somebody estimated that hundreds of thousands of humans uncovered to Agent Orange/dioxin may get ill and die," student Fred A. Wilcox writes within the new creation to his seminal booklet, "their warnings may were brushed off as sci-fi delusion or apocalyptic nonsense." advised in a gripping and compassionate narrative sort that travels from the conflict in Vietnam to the battle at domestic, and during photographs of some of the affected survivors, their households, and the medical professionals and scientists whose medical event and study gave the misinform the govt whitewash, looking forward to a military to Die tells a narrative that, thirty years later, maintains to create new twists and turns for american citizens nonetheless expecting justice and a decent account of what occurred to them. Vietnam has selected August 10—the day that the USA begun spraying Agent Orange on Vietnam—as Agent Orange Day, to commemorate all its electorate who have been plagued by the lethal chemical. the recent moment version of watching for a military to Die should be published upon the 3rd anniversary of today, in honor of all these whose households have suffered, and proceed to undergo, from this tragedy.

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Download E-books ...and a hard rain fell: A GI's True Story of the War in Vietnam PDF

By John Ketwig

"A magnetic, bloody, relocating, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that's from the 1st web page to final a wound which may by no means heal. A searing present to his country."-Kirkus Reviews

The vintage Vietnam battle memoir, ...and a difficult rain fell is the unforgettable tale of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a tender soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate ny to the jungles of Vietnam. up to date for its twentieth anniversary with a brand new afterword at the Iraq struggle and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as suitable this present day because it was once 20 years ago.

"Solidly potent. He describes with ingenuous strength and actual language that point and place."-Library Journal
"Perhaps as evocative of that lousy time in Vietnam because the nice fictions...a wild surreal account, at its most sensible as robust as Celine's darkling writing of global conflict One."-Washington Post

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Download E-books Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (P.S.) PDF

By Mitchell Zuckoff

#1 New York instances bestseller!

Frozen in Time is a gripping real tale of survival, bravery, and honor within the significant Arctic desert in the course of global conflict II, from the writer of New York occasions bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November five, 1942, a US shipment airplane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. 4 days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue project turned misplaced in a dazzling hurricane and in addition crashed. Miraculously, all 9 males on board survived, and the U.S. army introduced a bold rescue operation. yet after making a choice on up one guy, the Grumman Duck amphibious airplane flew right into a serious hurricane and vanished.

Frozen in Time tells the tale of those crashes and the destiny of the survivors, bringing vividly to existence their conflict to suffer 148 days of the brutal Arctic iciness, till an day trip headed by means of famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen introduced them to protection. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the main antagonistic setting on the earth, via hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures.

Moving ahead to this present day, he recounts the efforts of the Coast defend and North South Polar Inc. – led via indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza – who labored for years to unravel the secret of the Duck’s final flight and get well the is still of its crew.

A breathtaking mix of poser and experience Mitchell Zuckoff's Frozen in Time: An Epic tale of Survival and a latest Quest for misplaced Heroes of global warfare II is additionally a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our army group of workers and a tribute to the standard heroism of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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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 ground, and Edward Ellsberg used to be the guy whose braveness and backbone introduced it back

The sinking of the submarine S-51 used to be one of many maximum tragedies in American naval heritage. 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 country, and used to be a fixture within the pages of yank newspapers. the tale took on a complete new measurement while the army made up our minds to take over the salvage of the thousand-ton behemoth from a civilian company.
 
Heading the team 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 Cathar Castles: Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209-1300 PDF

By Marcus Cowper, Peter Dennis

In the early twelfth century advert a wide quarter of present-day France was once no longer less than the direct keep watch over of the French king. in truth, the French king's direct authority stretched little additional than Paris and the world instantly round it, the Ile de France. a number of the different areas have been semi-independent duchies and counties, managed via, among others, the King of britain and the Holy Roman Emperor. One such sector loose from direct French keep an eye on was once the Languedoc, the realm stretching from the Massif important south to the Pyrenees, and so far as the river Rhone to the east. This region used to be less than the free overlordship of the counts of Toulouse, and by means of the start of the twelfth century the total sector had develop into the centre of an early kind of Protestantism known as Catharism that flourished to a rare measure and threatened the rule of thumb of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope blameless III, alarmed at this heresy and the unwillingness of the southern the Aristocracy to do a lot to uproot it, introduced a campaign in 1209 opposed to ecu Christians. The crusading military, represented the confirmed Church consisting predominatly of northern French knights. They observed this as a chance either to 'take the go' and to procure new lands and wealth for themselves extra comfortably than crusading to the Holy land. This, the Albigensian campaign, grew to become a brutal fight among the north and the south of France up to among orthodox Roman Catholic and heretic Cathar.

The population of the Languedoc had continuously relied for his or her safeguard upon a sequence of strongly fortified walled towns, resembling Albi, Carcassonne, B_ziers, Toulouse and quite a few fortified hill-top villages and castles which dotted the geographical region. those so-called 'Cathar Castles' now turned the final shelter opposed to the invading crusaders and the clash constructed right into a sequence of protracted and bloody sieges that lasted for over 30 years. the writer describes those very sorts of fortification, the walled urban and the hill-top citadel. He explains why they have been located the place they have been, how they have been equipped, and the protecting ideas at the back of their building, and likewise reports how good they withstood the attempt of the Albigensian Crusade.

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The Crusades (Essential Histories)
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