Download E-books Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (3): Colours, Standards and Guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Berg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, The Netherlands, Mecklenburg, (Men-at-Arms, Volume 115) PDF

By Terence Wise

During this 3rd of 3 volumes studying the flags of the Napoleonic Wars [Men-at-Arms seventy seven, seventy eight & a hundred and fifteen] Terence clever info shades, criteria and guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Burg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, the Netherlands, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Portugal, Reuss, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Westphalia in a textual content containing a plethora of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Guido Rosignoli.

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Download E-books Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363 (New Vanguard) PDF

By Duncan B Campbell

Siege equipment first seemed within the West through the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily within the late-5th century BC, within the kind of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus those guns of struggle re-appeared within the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the good, a interval that observed the peak in their improvement within the historical international. The adventure of conflict with either the Carthaginians in the course of the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon in the course of the early-2nd century BC, ultimately triggered the creation of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This identify lines the improvement and use of those guns around the complete of this era.

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Download E-books The Jacobite Rebellions 1689-1745 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

Among the 1st Jacobite emerging in 1689 and the ultimate cave in of the reason in 1746, the hopes of the home of Stuart have been concentrated mainly on Scotland. it's always wrongly assumed that the Jacobite rebellions have been a competition among England and Scotland. actually many Lowland Scots percentage the sentiments of the English, and had reason to hate and worry their fellow countrymen within the Highlands. hence it was once to the Highland clans that the Jacobites appeared to for his or her most appropriate manpower. during this publication Michael Barthorp information the occasions of the Jacobite rebellions, and the company and uniforms of the forces of either side.

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Download E-books Around the World Submerged: the Voyage of the Triton PDF

While the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton used to be commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. seashore, deliberate a regimen shakedown cruise within the North Atlantic. weeks ahead of the scheduled cruise, even though, seashore was once summoned to Washington and informed of the instant necessity to turn out the reliability of the Rickover-conceived submarine. His new mystery orders have been to take the Triton worldwide, fullyyt submerged the full distance.

This is Beach's gripping firsthand account of what went on through the 36,000 nautical-mile voyage whose list for velocity and persistence nonetheless stands this day. It brings to lifestyles the various stressful occasions within the ancient trip: the malfunction of the fundamental fathometer that indicated the positioning of undersea mountains and shallow waters, the unexpected agonizing disease of a senior petty officer, and the intense issues of the ship's major hydraulic oil process. Intensely dramatic, Beach's chronicle additionally describes the mental stresses of the adventure and a few touching moments shared by means of the staff. A skillful tale teller, he recounts the adventure in such aspect that readers consider they've been alongside for the trip of a lifetime.

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Download E-books Mosquito to Berlin: Story of 'Bertie' Boulter DFC, One of Bennett's Pathfinders PDF

By Peter Bodle

While Don Bennett shaped the Pathfinder squadrons in 1942, nearly all of the selected pilots have been hugely skilled aircrew. a few, although, have been exceptions and located themselves flying with this elite band without prior wrestle event. ‘Bertie’ Boulter used to be one such pilot. The son of British emigrants, whilst his father died the kinfolk back to their local domestic in Norwich. In 1942 ‘Bertie’ was once authorised for pilot education with the RAF and located himself again in Canada studying to fly. Upon his go back to England, and with ‘exceptional’ describing his flying skills, he chanced on himself within the thick of Bomber instructions destruction of Germany’s business facilities and communications process. His first undertaking was once to Wiesbaden, via raids on Hanover and Cologne. November observed the 1st of his nineteen visits to Berlin and the 1st bale-out. Flying at 7,000 feet, Bertie, and his navigator have been pressured to desert the plane. ultimately he arrived in Dunkerque, the place he boarded an MTB for his go back to Wyton. Bertie was once compelled to bale out once again, in January 1945, whilst he needed to abandon his airplane close to his domestic base end result of the dense fog, 12 of 36 plane did not go back from this raid.

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Download E-books American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Elizabeth Von Aderkas

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. whilst touch occured within the overdue 18th century the explorers and investors chanced on unique cultures. The particularly fresh adoption of the pony had opened the Plateau tribes to impacts from the peoples of the Plains; however the tribes of the Coast provided a sharply assorted photograph, regarding inflexible classification hierarchies, an economic climate in accordance with fishing and searching marine animals, and widespread intertribal war which concerned slave raiding and head searching. This interesting textual content describes the methods of existence, in peace and battle, of the coastal and inland peoples of this area.

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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

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Frozen in Time is a gripping actual tale of survival, bravery, and honor within the mammoth Arctic desert in the course of international conflict II, from the writer of New York instances 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 undertaking turned misplaced in a stunning hurricane and in addition crashed. Miraculously, all 9 males on board survived, and the U.S. army introduced a bold rescue operation. yet after picking out up one guy, the Grumman Duck amphibious aircraft flew right into a serious typhoon and vanished.

Frozen in Time tells the tale of those crashes and the destiny of the survivors, bringing vividly to existence their conflict to undergo 148 days of the brutal Arctic wintry weather, till an excursion headed via famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen introduced them to safeguard. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the main adversarial surroundings in the world, via hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures.

Moving ahead to at the present time, he recounts the efforts of the Coast defend and North South Polar Inc. – led by way of indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza – who labored for years to unravel the secret of the Duck’s final flight and recuperate the continues to be of its crew.

A breathtaking mixture of puzzle and event Mitchell Zuckoff's Frozen in Time: An Epic tale of Survival and a latest Quest for misplaced Heroes of worldwide battle II is additionally a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our army team of workers and a tribute to the standard heroism of the USA Coast Guard.

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Download E-books Wellington's Heavy Cavalry (Men-at-Arms, Volume 130) PDF

By Bryan Fosten

Wellington thought of the British cavalry to be technically not so good as the French, even though mockingly he additionally acknowledged that one British squadron will be a fit for 2 of the enemy. His major problem used to be that even if the British cavalry lacked neither braveness nor sprint, they lacked self-discipline, in that they perpetually didn't rally and re-form after they had charged domestic. At Waterloo, even supposing the cavalry usually played fantastically good, the endemic faults which Wellington had already pointed out have been repeated greater than as soon as, leading to the decimation of a number of high-quality regiments. Bryan Fosten explores the historical past, company and uniforms of Wellington's Heavy Cavalry.

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