Amy Campbell Library

Kasserine Pass 1943: Rommel's last victory (Campaign)

Osprey's exam of the North African crusade of November 1942-May 1943 of global struggle II (1939-1945), which used to be a baptism of fireside for the united states military. After particularly ordinary landings, the U.S. II Corps complex into Tunisia to help operations through the British eighth military. Rommel, frightened through the chance of an assault, made up our minds to take advantage of the inexperience of the USA military and strike a blow opposed to their overextended positions round the Kasserine move. notwithstanding, the Germans have been not able to take advantage of their preliminary luck, and later assaults have been bloodily repulsed. The battling in Tunisia taught the fairway US military important strive against classes, and taken to the fore senior commanders akin to Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley.

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Yakovlev Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, No. 64)

By George Mellinger

The Yak-1 entered Soviet provider in 1941, one in every of 3 sleek sorts of plane approved for creation simply sooner than the German invasion of the USSR. regardless of preliminary shortcomings, it quickly proved to be the thoroughbred of the Soviet Airforce. certainly, it remained in construction till the top of the warfare, modernized yet essentially recognizable. by way of VE-day approximately 33,100 Yakovlev opponents were equipped. nearly all Soviet fighter regiments flew a minimum of one number of Yak for a time, together with these which won their reputation pointed out with different airplane, and as a result many pilots referred to as Airacobra or Lavochkin aces additionally scored victories with the Yak. Many different recognized aces have been solely 'Yak patriots', together with the French Normandie pilots. This publication specializes in the Soviet aces who scored all, or so much in their victories within the Yak, drawing informaion from legit unit histories and memoirs of the Soviet pilots themselves.

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General George Marshall and the Atomic Bomb

By Frank A. Settle Jr.

This publication information the evolution of basic George Marshall's courting with the atomic bomb—including the long island undertaking and using atomic guns on Japan—as it emerged because the final weapon of mass destruction.

• provides a transparent and concise narrative of Marshall's interactions with nuclear guns, from his appointment to President Roosevelt's advisory committee in 1941 to his tenure as President Truman's secretary of safeguard in 1950

• records Marshall's function in pulling jointly the monetary, fabric, and human assets required for the long island undertaking in addition to his collaboration with Secretary of conflict Henry Stimson and new york undertaking chief basic Leslie Groves to provide the atomic bomb

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M551 Sheridan: US Airmobile Tanks 1941-2001 (New Vanguard)

One of the weaknesses of airmobile forces has consistently been their vulnerability to enemy armor. because the Forties, there were quite a few schemes to box mild tanks which may be deployed through parachute or different how to strengthen paratroopers and different airmobile forces. This booklet tells the tale of the U.S. event with airmobile tanks, beginning with efforts in global warfare II, particularly the M22 Locust airmobile tank. even if now not utilized in strive against by means of the U.S. military, it was once used in the course of Operation Varsity in 1945 by way of British airborne forces and ended up assisting US paratroopers in this project at the Rhine river. The publication then turns to post-war efforts similar to the original T-92 airborne tank, designed for paratroop drop.

The merely airborne tank truly synthetic in major numbers used to be the M551 Sheridan. The heritage of this tank presents the focus of this ebook, highlighting the problems of mixing heavy firepower in a chassis gentle adequate for airborne supply. The ebook examines its debatable wrestle debut in Vietnam, and its next wrestle historical past in Panama and Operation wasteland hurricane. It additionally rounds out the tale by means of studying makes an attempt to interchange the Sheridan with different armored cars, comparable to the short-lived M8 MGS and military LAV programs.

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Raising Churchill's Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

By David French

This is often the 1st unique research of the wrestle potential of the British military within the moment international struggle. It sweeps away the parable that the military suffered from terrible morale, and that it purely gained its battles by utilizing 'brute strength' and by means of reverting to the recommendations of the 1st international struggle. Few squaddies have been actively desirous to shut with the enemy, however the morale of the military by no means collapsed and its wrestle potential progressively more desirable from 1942 onwards.

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The Invasion of 1950

By Christopher Nuttall

The 12 months is 1950, yet now not the 1950 we all know. the second one international battle led to 1943. Hitler by no means declared warfare at the usa and is at the moment grasp of an empire that stretches from the Atlantic beach of France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. 1000s of hundreds of thousands are lifeless or enslaved as Hitler’s fans make his desires genuine, however the Fuhrer remains to be no longer chuffed. To the west, Britain is still self sustaining – and, past it, the us of America.

Since 1943, the realm has loved an uneasy peace.

That is ready to alter ...

[As an issue of precept, all of my self-published books are DRM-free. you are able to do what you're keen on with them (well, no less than something you are able to do with a paperback book.) ]

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Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Readers world wide have extremely joyful to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that trip into the guts of the main well-known murders in background. Now from invoice O'Reilly, anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, comes the main epic e-book of all during this multimillion-selling sequence: Killing Patton.

General George S. Patton, Jr. died lower than mysterious situations within the months following the tip of global warfare II. for nearly seventy years, there was suspicion that his loss of life was once no longer an accident--and may actually were an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers contained in the ultimate 12 months of the battle and recounts the occasions surrounding Patton's tragic death, naming names of the numerous strong people who sought after him silenced.

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Hitler's Heroine: Hanna Reitsch

By Sophie Jackson

The tale of the single lady in global warfare II to be presented the Iron move, together with her severe flying and her courting with Hitler

Hanna Reitsch longed to fly. Breaking documents and incomes the honour of the Nazi regime, she grew to become the 1st girl Luftwaffe attempt pilot, incomes major awards and turning into a private heroine of Hitler's. Reitsch was once an ardent Nazi and was once ready to die for the reason, first as a attempt pilot for the damaging V1 rockets and later by way of volunteering for a prompt Nazi "kamikaze" squadron. After her catch she complained bitterly of no longer with the ability to die along with her chief, yet went directly to stay a celebrated flying occupation post-war, breaking extra files for gliding. whilst she died a brand new secret used to be created—did Hanna kill herself? Why did she die whilst she did? utilizing first-hand fabric together with interviews with Hannah and newly published U.S. interrogation files, this ebook unearths new proof in regards to the mysterious Hanna and cuts in the course of the many myths that experience surrounded her lifestyles and dying, bringing the interesting Reitsch again to existence for the twenty first century.

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Meiktila 1945: The battle to liberate Burma (Campaign)

Osprey's exam of the Meiktila crusade of worldwide struggle II (1939-1945). within the spring of 1944, eastern fifteenth military used to be shattered at Imphal and Kohima, permitting normal William slender, commander of 14th military, to free up Burma overland from India – a job thought of very unlikely through the British chiefs of employees. Overcoming substantial logistical difficulties, narrow coordinated a accurately timed assault alongside a 200-mile entrance, the longest adversarial river crossing of the total battle, and an armored sprint at the back of enemy strains that seized Meiktila, slicing jap offer strains. Mandalay fell and on the finish of March 1945, with the conflict misplaced, the japanese withdrew south. slender gave them no likelihood; Allied troops raced south and captured Rangoon. the japanese military in Burma used to be accomplished.

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