Fiction

Black Cross

Author: Greg Iles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 346

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes a gripping World War II thriller that “vaporizes almost every cliché about the limits of the genre...[it’s] good enough to read twice”(Kirkus Reviews). It is January 1944—and as Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it—no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.
History

Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIA

Author: Nigel Askey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 722

View: 837

Operation Barbarossa: Volume IIA concerns the Wehrmacht. All the significant German weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history. An assessment of each weapon system's inherent 'combat power' is provided, as well as attributes such as the relative anti-tank, anti-personnel and anti-aircraft values. Volume IIA then focuses on the detailed Kriegstarkenachweisungen (KStN, or TOE) for German land units (including those in the West), as well as the unit's actual organisation and equipment. All significant units in the German Army (Heer), Waffen SS, Luftwaffe and security forces are included; ranging from the largest panzer divisions, down to small anti-aircraft companies, military-police units, Landesschutzen battalions, and rail-road and construction companies. In all cases the data is presented in detailed tables, using the weapon systems and combat squads previously analysed.
History

Barbarossa

Author: Christer Bergström

Publisher: Classic Publications

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 279

Although Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia in June 1941, is widely perceived seen as a great land offensive, equally important was the aerial supremacy that the Luftwaffe achieved over the front during its early phases. Without the elimination of the threat posed by the Soviet air force, it would have been impossible for the army to have made the rapid advances of the summer and autumn of 1941. This book provides a detailed account of the massive aerial campaign fought in the skies over the Soviet Union following the launch of Operation Barbarossa. Drawing on both Russian and German sources, the strength of Christer Bergstrm's writing lies in its detail, his ability to tell the story from the viewpoints of both sides and to put events in both their strategic and tactical contexts. A large number of rare and previously unpublished photographs, biographical studies of major players, data tables, technical assessments and appendices accompany the text. Compiled by one of the world's leading experts on the air war over the Eastern Front, this is the first in a series of books to cover the major phases of World War Two in this theatre of operations.
History

Knight's Cross Panzers

Author: Hans Schäufler

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 863

First time in English. Unit history of a tank regiment on the Eastern Front. Relies on firsthand accounts, after-action reports, letters, diaries, and newspapers.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Best Books for Children

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bowker-Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1617

View: 444

Provides an annotated list of books for children arranged by subject, including literature, biography, the arts, history, geography, business, government, careers, and science.
History

Italian Aces of World War 2

Author: Giorgio Apostolo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 193

Flying aircraft such as the Macchi 200-202, Fiat G.50 and biplane Fiat CR.42, the Italian fighter pilots were recognised by their Allied counterparts as brave opponents blessed with sound flying abilities, but employing under-gunned and underpowered equipment. Following the Italian surrender in September 1943, a number of aces continued to take the fight to the Allies as part of the Luftwaffe-run ANR, which was equipped with far more potent equipment such as the Bf 109G, Macchi 205V and Fiat G.55. Flying these types, the handful of ANR squadrons continued to oppose Allied bombing raids on northern Italy until VE-Day.
History

Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R8

Author: Geoff Coughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 835

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely popular subject for aviation scale-modellers. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R8 in 1/32 scale. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 27 Modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G also available as an ebook.
History

Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R11

Author: Geoff Coughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 33

View: 348

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurt Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains a hugely popular subject for aviation scale-modellers. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/RII in 1/72 scale. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 27 Modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G also available as an ebook.
History

Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5

Author: Geoff Coughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 35

View: 328

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely popular subject for aviation scale-modellers. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 in 1/32 scale. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 27 Modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G also available as an ebook.
History

World War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 940

View: 249

This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle