Download E-books Secret Weapons: Technology, Science and the Race to Win World War II (General Military) PDF

By Brian J Ford

Robust illustrations and a different new narrative make this an incomparable illustrated background of the key guns that modified the process international battle II. The book's easy constitution is chronological, charting the race in know-how among the Allied and Axis powers, with examples in their use in conflict, besides those who remained experimental or remained the stuff of technological know-how fiction. Importantly (and of curiosity to the overall reader) it additionally exhibits how wartime study expected the high-tech period during which we now reside. The account charts mystery guns improvement from the japanese ray gun of the Nineteen Thirties to the strong V2 rocket, and compares global struggle II mystery guns learn with the realities of present-day technology. it is a riveting tale of innovation stressed, from a global of laptop weapons and biplanes to electronics, rockets, and nuclear bombs with the ability to wipe out humanity.

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Download E-books A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, As Told By the People Who Lived Through It (New Press People's History) PDF

By Marc Favreau

The main harmful conflict in human historical past, global battle II maintains to generate an astonishingly wealthy trove of ancient fabric, writings, and first-person memories, that are necessary to any appreciation of this so much pivotal of old events.

A People's historical past of global warfare II brings the total diversity of human adventure in the course of global struggle II to lifestyles via the most vibrant debts and photographs on hand wherever. This concise and obtainable quantity contains first-person interviews through Studs Terkel; infrequent archival pictures from the workplace of conflict info assortment; propaganda comics from Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss); narratives of wartime stories from writers together with historian Howard Zinn, civil rights activist Robert L. Carter, and celebrated French writer Marguerite Duras; and decisions from the writings of a few of the world’s best historians of the struggle, together with John Dower, Philippe Burrin, David Wyman, and Eric Hobsbawm.

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Download E-books All Clear PDF

By Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of global struggle II, was once a regimen day trip for 3 British historians wanting to learn firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. yet getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has became Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal travelers into besieged voters suffering to outlive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s extra to fret approximately than simply getting again domestic: The impossibility of changing prior occasions has regularly been a middle trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically unsuitable. whilst discrepancies within the ancient list commence cropping up, it means that one or all the destiny viewers have in some way replaced the past—and, eventually, the end result of the struggle. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the probably most unlikely activity of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of historical past. The exciting time-tripping experience that started with Blackout now hurtles to its wonderful answer in All Clear.

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Download E-books Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (The Resistance Trilogy Book 2) PDF

By Caroline Moorehead

From the writer of the New York Times bestseller A educate in Winter comes the soaking up tale of a French village that helped keep hundreds of thousands hunted through the Gestapo in the course of international struggle II—told in complete for the 1st time.

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered homes excessive within the mountains of the Ardèche, probably the most distant and inaccessible elements of japanese France. through the moment global battle, the population of this tiny mountain village and its parishes kept millions sought after through the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, OSS and SOE brokers, and Jews. a lot of these they secure have been orphaned childrens and infants whose mom and dad have been deported to focus camps.

With unparalleled entry to newly opened data in France, Britain, and Germany, and interviews with the various villagers from the interval who're nonetheless alive, Caroline Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of braveness and backbone: of what used to be comprehensive while a small workforce of individuals banded jointly to oppose their Nazi occupiers. an exhilarating and atmospheric story of silence and complicity, Village of Secrets finds how each one of the population of Chambon remained silent in a rustic notorious for collaboration. but it's also a narrative approximately mythmaking, and the fallibility of memory.

A significant contribution to WWII background, illustrated with black-and-white pictures, Village of Secrets units the list instantly in regards to the occasions in Chambon, and can pay tribute to a gaggle of heroic participants, such a lot of them ladies, for whom saving others turned extra very important than their very own lives.

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Download E-books Enigma: The Battle for the Code PDF

By Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

"cracking stuff . . . shiny and hitherto unknown details."-Sunday occasions (London)

The whole untold tale of the cracking of the notorious Nazi code

Most histories of the cracking of the elusive Enigma code concentrate on the paintings performed through the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, Britain's recognized international battle II counterintelligence station. during this attention-grabbing account, even though, we're informed, for the 1st time, the hair-raising tales of the heroic British and American sailors, spies, and mystery brokers who positioned their lives at the line to supply the codebreakers with the fabrics they wanted. famous British journalist Hugh Sebag-Montefiore tracked down some of the surviving gamers within the Enigma drama, and those witnesses-some of them conversing on checklist for the 1st time-provide unforgettable firsthand debts of the brave women and men who confronted dying with the intention to catch important codebooks from sinking ships and take hold of them from below the noses of Nazi officers. as well as those gripping tales, we research interesting new information about the genesis of the code and the feverish actions at Bletchley. Enigma is a spellbinding account of the intense feat of decryption that became the tide of global warfare II.

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Download E-books The ship PDF

The send is the British mild cruiser Artemis, the time is part means via WW II, the positioning is the Mediterranean, the place the Artemis is enroute to Malta. a run of the mill afternoon becomes a deadly evening motion whilst a big strike strength of the Italian fleet strikes in to assault.

"The e-book is a wonderful description of a battling send and of the advanced mechanism, expert manpower and cautious association precious in wrestle. The graphically unique account ends up in a dramatic climax." (Booklist)

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Download E-books Royal Navy Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

By Andrew Thomas

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) served with contrast in each theater of warfare all through global conflict II. From its poorly built beginnings - it began the conflict with few compatible, smooth, carrier-born opponents - to the ultimate campaigns over the japanese domestic islands, the FAA proved an efficient struggling with strength at any place it went.

Desperate motion over Malta and the Mediterranean in the course of 1940-42, within the Indian and Pacific Oceans over Sumatra, the Atlantic battles and Artic Convoys, and the invasion of Okinawa, have been just a few of the well-known and negative activities they took half in.

FAA Pilots, regardless of the preliminary negative apparatus, had the excellence of being accountable for either the 1st, and final, enemy airplane to be shot down through the war.

Featuring first-hand bills, strive against reviews, pictures from inner most collections, and an array of colour plates depicting the variety of profiles and symbolic markings that have been used, this ebook will aspect the heritage and strive against studies of those forgotten pilots who served with such contrast for the Allied cause.

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Download E-books Fw 190 Defence of the Reich Aces (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

This identify is the normal end to the gathering of titles chronicling the exploits of the fighter pilots of the German Luftwaffe of worldwide struggle 2 that has been a part of - and contributed in a few small degree to the luck of - Osprey's lengthy operating plane of the Aces sequence. because the first visual appeal of airplane of the Aces 2 again in 1994, an additional ten titles via a variety of authors were released on German warring parties and their pilots. jointly, those offer a finished and detailed review of all of the recognized names (together with a few lesser-known ones) who flew warring parties 'for the opposite facet' in the course of the warfare . . . all, that's, apart from one ultimate classification - those that have been operationally at the Focke-Wulf Fw one hundred ninety within the security in their personal place of origin in the course of the later phases of the clash from mid 1942 to may perhaps 1945.

There has no longer been a piece in both English or German - to the writer's wisdom - that offers particularly with this actual topic. Combining a variety of formerly unpublished black and white photos and colour profiles, it admirably fulfills roles - status by itself, it presents anything fullyyt new for the aviation historian and/or modeler, whereas as a part of Osprey's airplane of the Aces assortment, it closes the only ultimate hole within the assurance of the Luftwaffe's international struggle 2 fighter pilots and their frontline operations.

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Download E-books Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France PDF

In the summertime of 1940, because the German profession tightened its grip on Paris, Agnes Humbert helped to set up one of many first resistance cells. inside of a 12 months the gang was once publishing a news broadcast, aiding allied airmen break out and passing army info again to London. Then got here the disaster of betrayal, by means of arrest and interrogation, imprisonment and trial and, for Agnes, deportation to slave labour camp in Germany. Resistance is the key magazine of a lady who by no means gave up desire.

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Download E-books The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944: A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives (Annals of Communism Series) PDF

By Richard Bidlack

Based mostly on previously top-secret Soviet archival records (including sixty six reproduced records and 70 illustrations), this e-book portrays the interior workings of the communist social gathering and mystery police in the course of Germany's bad 1941–44 siege of Leningrad, within which as regards to a million voters perished. It exhibits how the city's population replied to the extreme calls for put upon them, encompassing either the actions of the political, safety, and army elite in addition to the activities and attitudes of normal Leningraders.

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