Anti-tank: The Story Of A Desert Gunner In The Second World War

This is a vivid and perceptive insight into the horrors of war as experienced by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery in the Desert War in 1941-2. The author, who fought in the campaign, brings to life the true nature of the fighting as British gunners struggled to defend their comrades from the armored power of the Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. Here, too, are some of the lighter sides of war and the friendships that were made i...

A Guide To Modern U.s. Army Weapons

A Guide To Modern U.S. Army Weapons explores the current inventory of weapons employed by the United States Army. References, video links, and book suggestions are included for those who wish to explore a subject in more detail. This book was recommended as a good guide for old soldiers to find out what the U.S. Army is currently using on the battlefield. I would also recommend it to non military readers who would like to know more a...

The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial best...

Guns Against Tanks (new Zealand In The Second World War)

During the battle for Tebaga Gap in Tunisia in March 1943, Major W. R. K. Morrison commands D Company, 25 Battalion. It has been a brilliant day of battle for Freyberg's 2 New Zealand Division in Montgomery's Eighth Army, which conducts a left hook through the desert to outflank the defences of the Mareth Line protecting the coastal road. A Regular officer, 'Kim' Morrison has already distinguished himself in the 6 Brigade night attac...

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Airpower And The Cult Of The Offensive

The belief that airpower is inherently offensive is a recurrent theme throughout airpower theory and doctrine. Before World War I, dogmatic belief in the dominance of the offense in land warfare affected the military decisions which resulted in the disaster of the trenches. Termed the “cult of the offensive” by scholars, faith in offense became so unshakable in pre-1914 Europe that military organizations dismissed as irrelevant the n...

The Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly

This a great book that covers the basics of many styles of firearms. The cross rerefence index is most useful as many pistols use the same basic mechanics. The illustrations and descriptions are also good. It does not include exploded diagrams or parts lists. This is a must have for revolver owners and anyone just curious about how semi-automatic pistols are assembled and disassembled. I have owned several of the pistols included and...

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Glock Deconstructed

If you liked Gun Digest Book of the Glock Volumes 1 and 2, you are going to absolutely love Patrick Sweeney's Glock Deconstructed! In a complete departure from his previous works on the famed gun maker, Sweeney examines why Glock makes what it makes, how it does it, and where and why they still lead the pack among all copycats. Inside you'll find: The history behind Glock's innovations through four generations of pistols. Glock's com...

Gun Digest Guide To Customizing Your Ar-15

Today's AR accessories are a world unto themselves, with a dizzying array of options that seems to grow nearly every day. This book examines the hundreds of options out there and makes best recommendations for today's growing crowd of AR owners. Whether you're in the planning stages or putting the finishing touches on your custom AR15 creation, this comprehensive guide will help you understand your options for nearly every conceivabl...

German Machine Guns Of The Second World War (images Of War)

Many of the photographs, all from the authors collection, come originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war.

Arranged by theatre chronologically, the book analyses the development of the machine gun and describes how the Germans carefully utilised weapons such as the MG34 and the much vaunted MG42 into both offensive and defensive roles. Unlike Seidler's work on the 12thSS, this book is chock-full of fantastic ...

Battleships: Ww Ii Evolution Of The Big Guns

Kaplan offers us a glimpse into those massive American and German navy yards and construction facilities that were put to use during this time, acquainting us with the arenas in which these final examples of battleship technology were laid down, built up, launched, fitted out, commissioned and taken out to sea. The book roots itself in a period of monumental change within the history of contemporary warfare. With the baton being pass...