Captain of Rome (Masters of the Sea)

By John Stack

The moment installment during this exciting maritime event; amazing empires conflict one another for keep watch over of the excessive seas.

Atticus is the younger captain of the Aquila, the flagship of the Roman navy's assault fleet. yet his green commander's place has been got, no longer earned. sure to obey his more advantageous, Atticus sails immediately right into a carefully-laid capture. within the brutal conflict that follows, he pulls his males again from the threshold of defeat in simple terms via disobeying orders.

Summoned to Rome, Atticus can pay a excessive fee for his defiance. regardless of his friendship with a Roman centurion, he's dangerously unversed within the politics of the Roman senate, and has created a robust enemy.

So Atticus unearths himself dealing with battles either at sea, opposed to an ever-more ferocious enemy; and on board his personal send, from people who find themselves thirsty for revenge…

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English Civil War Artillery 1642-51 (New Vanguard)

By Chris Henry

Initially of the English Civil warfare it was once transparent that artillery was once to play an important half within the clash, as such a lot of battles have been fought through siege. either Royalists and Parliamentarians raced to trap ordnance shops in city components comparable to London and Hull, realising that they'd end up strategically decisive within the siege war that later constructed. Illustrated with brilliant color plates via Brian Delf, this e-book supplies the reader an outline of the categories of weapon utilized in this clash and, extra commonly, how artillery used to be really utilized in the 17th century.

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How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders (How to Lose Series)

An engrossing compendium of high-seas army disasters

From the times of the Spanish Armada to the fashionable age of airplane companies, battles were bungled simply as badly on water as they've been on land. a few error have been the results of inadequate making plans, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others have been attributable to rules that did not carry water within the first position. In excellent element, listed below are thirty-three of history's worst maritime mishaps, including:

  • The British Royal Navy's faulty makes an attempt to play it secure through the American Revolution
  • the fast existence and demise of the Imperial jap Navy
  • The scuttling of the Graf Spee by means of a much inferior force
  • The sinking of the Nazi megaship Bismarck
  • "Remember the Maine!"—the lies that all started the Spanish-American War
  • Admiral Nelson wasting song of Napoleon yet redeeming himself on the Nile
  • The ANZAC catastrophe at Gallipoli
  • Germany's failed WWII crusade within the North Atlantic
  • Kennedy's quarantine of Cuba

Chock-full of wonderful proof and hilarious minutiae, How to Lose a warfare at Sea is the main entire quantity of nautical disasters ever assembled.

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Cockpit Commander - A Navigator's Life: The Autobiography of Wing Commander Bruce Gibson

By Bruce Gibson

Formerly self-published by way of the writer, this e-book charts the process a dramatic occupation as a Wing Commander. dwelling via probably the most dynamic classes in army and Aviation improvement historical past, Bruce Gibson observed occasions play out from his increased aerial place. His interesting tale will entice a large viewers, focusing because it doesn't in simple terms upon Aviation issues. From lifestyles as a mischievous baby dwelling within the East finish of London, to knowing his precise course and becoming a member of the RAF Air Volunteer Reserves in 1937, after which the Royal Air strength, and past into Aviation ventures in a Civilian means. His a laugh observations and anecdotes give you the such a lot colourful perception into lifestyles in the course of the monochromatic blackout years of worldwide conflict II, and beyond.

Many ancient documents and operational logs can be found out there to these searching for chilly proof and statistical analyses of occasions; this account positive factors the human stories, the anecdotes and spirit of camaraderie, which characterised Gibson's reviews.

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Red Star Airacobra: Memoirs of a Soviet Fighter Ace 1941-45: v. 2

By Evgeniy Mariinskiy

Evgeniy Mariinskiy, a Soviet fighter ace and Hero of the Soviet Union, shot down 20 enemy planes in aerial strive against over the japanese entrance among 1943 and 1945. He often engaged enemy combatants and bombers, shot down many yet used to be himself shot down numerous instances.

This is his awesome tale. His brilliant within view of the ruthless battle within the air at the japanese entrance offers a unprecedented perception into the truth of battling and strategies of the crimson military Air strength. In his personal phrases, and with a impressive readability of bear in mind, Evgeniy Mariinskiy describes what wrestle used to be like within the air, head to head with a talented, lethal and more and more determined enemy. The reader can stick to his profession from an unskilled beginner who has simply arrived at his regiment via to him turning into an ace, and Hero of the Soviet Union, below the management of skilled commanders.

The terrifying moments of motion, engagements with enemy warring parties, compelled landings, anxious pressure earlier than assaults, lack of comrades and daily life of pilots - some of these elements of a Soviet fighter pilot's event in the course of the nice Patriotic conflict are introduced dramatically to lifestyles in his memoirs. In his memoirs Mariinskiy describes strategies which enabled him to have an top hand in dogfights opposed to skilled German pilots. The grand technique of the campaigns around the jap entrance is less significant right here than the series of engagements that have been the firsthand event of the writer. it's this close-up view of wrestle that makes Evgeniy Mariinskiy's memories of such price.

Key revenues issues: A gripping and fantastically readable memoir of the conflict within the air over the jap entrance 1943-45, penned by means of a Hero of the Soviet Union and air ace credited with 20 victories / Covers the author's complete aviation occupation together with education and his preliminary reports over front, in addition to his more and more winning wrestle with a talented enemy / Evgeniy Mariinskiy served with the 129th Guards Fighter Regiment 1943-45, venture 210 sorties, engaging in 60 air-to-air engagements and capturing down 20 enemy airplane. In 1945 he was once offered the Gold superstar of Hero of the Soviet Union.

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The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

Here for the 1st time in a single position is every little thing you'll ever want to know which will live to tell the tale with reference to any tricky or harmful situation.  Drawing from dozens of the U.S. Army’s authentic box manuals, editor Jay McCullough has culled one thousand pages of the main important and curious tidbits for the would-be soldier, historian, movie-maker, author, or survivalist—including options on first reduction; survival within the most well liked or coldest of climates; discovering or construction life-saving shelters; surviving nuclear, organic, and chemical assaults; actual and psychological health, and the way to discover foodstuff and water at any place, every time. With 1000's of pictures and illustrations displaying every thing from fit for human consumption vegetation to infrequent pores and skin ailments of the jungle, each web page unearths how important military wisdom can be.

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Polish Armies 1569-1696 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 184)

By Richard Brzezinski

Few humans will comprehend that at one time the Polish country used to be considered one of Europe's nice powers. one of many leader tools of her luck used to be definitely her military, which even though small can declare many accomplishments and significant successes within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Richard Brzezinski redresses this imbalance by means of delivering a portrait of Polish armies from 1569-1696, detailing their historical past, company, palms, armour, insignia and get dressed, observed by means of a variety of illustrations and 8 wonderful complete web page color plates by way of Angus McBride.

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Angles of Attack (Frontlines)

By Marko Kloos

The alien forces referred to as the Lankies are accumulating at the sun system’s facet, consolidating their conquest of Mars and surroundings their attractions on the earth. The far away colony of recent Svalbard, bring to an end from the remainder of the galaxy via the Lanky blockade, teeters at the verge of hunger and cave in. The forces of the 2 Earth alliances have gained minor skirmishes yet are at risk of wasting the warfare. For battle-weary employees sergeant Andrew Grayson and the ragged forces of the North American Commonwealth, the struggle for survival is getting into a catastrophic new phase.

Forging an uneasy alliance with their Sino-Russian enemies, the NAC launches a hybrid activity strength on a protracted shot: a stealth undertaking to breach the Lanky blockade and reestablish offer strains with Earth. Plunging into strive against opposed to a cruel alien species that outguns, outmaneuvers, and outfights them at each flip, Andrew and his fellow soldiers may possibly prove cornered on their domestic turf, with out approach out and no desire for reinforcement. And this time, the fight for humanity’s destiny can purely result in both victory or annihilation.

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Return Of Sky Ghost (Wingman , No 15)

By Mack Maloney

Whilst the Zon area commute plummeted to earth, it may were the war's finish. as a substitute, ace fighter pilot Hawk Hunter crashlanded into an alternative world--to struggle history's so much notorious battles back. in this earth, global struggle II hasn't ever ended. And "The Wingman's" fight is simply starting.

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Maneuver Warfare Handbook (Westview Special Studies in Military Affairs)

By William S Lind

Maneuver conflict, frequently arguable and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses might be crucial doctrinal questions at present dealing with the normal army forces of the U.S. Its function is to defeat the enemy via disrupting the opponent’s skill to react, instead of via actual destruction of forces. This ebook develops and explains the idea of maneuver struggle and provides particular tactical, operational, and organizational techniques for making improvements to floor wrestle forces. The authors translate concepts—too frequently vaguely said via manuever battle advocates—into concrete doctrine. even supposing the ebook makes use of the Marine Corps as a version, the thoughts, strategies, and doctrine mentioned follow to any flooring strive against force.

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