Download E-books Napoleon's Guard Cavalry (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Emir Bukhari

This name examines the most vibrant and fanciful uniforms in army historical past, these of Napoleon's shield Cavalry. The precise textual content covers devices resembling the Grenadiers à Cheval; the Empress's Dragoons; the Chasseurs à Cheval; the Mamelukes; the Gardes d'Honneur; the Polish Lancers; the Dutch Lancers; the German Lancers and the Lithuanian Tartars. A plethora of illustrations supplement the textual content, together with 8 nice complete web page color plates through inimitable Angus McBride, offering admirably targeted reconstructions of uniforms and observed via ten pages of commentaries.

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Download E-books Napoleon's Guns 1792-1815 (1): Field Artillery (New Vanguard) PDF

As a tender gunner, Napoleon Bonaparte used to be knowledgeable in a single of Europe's most interesting artillery palms. either the technological sophistication in their weaponry and the ability in their gunners was once principally the results of the adoption of the process devised by way of one guy, Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. Gribeauval's standardised process of elements and calibres allowed a level of uniformity and class within the French artillery that was once unequalled all through Europe, and allowed Napoleon to inherit and strengthen an arm that can dominate the battlefield. This quantity covers the sector artillery items of the method: the 4-, eight- and 12-pdr weapons; gentle 1-pdr weapons and mountain weapons; and later thoughts corresponding to the 6-pdr gun.

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Download E-books Building Military Dioramas, Volume 1 PDF

By François Verlinden

Smooth cover
48 pages
103 complete colour photographs

This e-book is the fourth within the new modeling sequence by way of Verlinden Productions. the focus of this ebook is the fragile artwork of diorama composition, building, and portray. 5 awesome dioramas created via vice president Studios conceal each level within the advanced improvement of those items, in an easy to keep on with step by step strategy. each element is roofed, from facing a number of degrees, a number of angles, modeling water, distribution of some of the parts, mixing shades, foliage, floor particles, focal issues, and so forth. not anything has been neglected during this compact and finished publication. bonus articles exhibit the paintings of 2 very complete modelers, younger Jin received, and Greg Chilar. the previous, popular for his determine portray abilities, accomplishes a tricky feat through composing a Vietnam diorama comprising of purely figures, numbering a few 14 in all. The latter exhibits the effectiveness of the massive 120mm scale together with his prizewinning RETREAT FROM BUDAPEST, which fantastically depicts taking flight Germans past due in WWII tending their wounded within the shadow of the robust Panther tank. This ebook caters not just to the devoted modeler, but additionally to the historian and army fanatic, in addition to the artist.

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Download E-books Hitler's Armada: The Royal Navy and the Defence of Great Britain April - October 1940 PDF

By Geoff Hewitt

Hitler's Armada examines the aborted German invasion of 1940 in a clean and unique demeanour through taking a look earlier the myths and legends that have for this reason surrounded it, so one can arrive at major new conclusions by means of referring again to the particular events.

The e-book offers interesting element of Hitler's Operation SEALION and, via research of its weaknesses, demonstrates that keep an eye on of the ocean, no longer the air, was once the severe issue. It additionally questions no matter if the normal British view of the significance of the conflict of england because the key think about the prevention of invasion is de facto tenable.

The significance of the Royal military in this interval, more often than not neglected, is introduced into sharp concentration and, in all probability for the 1st time, the particular tendencies of the Royal military anti-invasion forces are awarded intimately. the writer examines the relative strengths of the 2 aspects drawing attention-grabbing conclusions in regards to the inadequacies of the German assets quite and their reliance on mine laying.

The writer discusses the clash among air and sea energy within the months major as much as the summer season of 1940, concluding that, at this degree of the second one global struggle, air strength was once faraway from supreme.

The findings of the writer might be debatable, however the approach in which they're reached strongly helps their validity.

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“Any historian or basic lover of historical past in Hitler, or the significance of the Germany military in WWII, will locate this e-book immensely informative, but nonetheless uncomplicated and understandable.”
Nautical examine magazine, 03/2010

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Download E-books The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : Cavalry 1799-1814 (Men-At-Arms Series, 189) PDF

Through the Napoleonic period, Russia possessed an enormous strength of cavalry, forming a better percent than that of such a lot eu armies. This stemmed in part from their provider opposed to the Turks, who had large numbers of troops, and partially from the truth that a lot Russian terrain was once compatible for the manoeuvre of huge our bodies of cavalry. This better half quantity to Men-at-Arms 185 examines the organization, strategies and uniforms of the Russian cavalry in this dynamic and turbulent interval, overlaying Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Uhlans, fastened Jägers and the Lifeguard, in addition to the Opolchenie military and Cossacks.

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Download E-books Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid PDF

"Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats." - Naval History

 

In 1945, American sub strength commanders believed that if the japanese service provider fleet used to be sunk, the enemy will be pressured to give up. The challenge: the ships have been secure within the Sea of Japan by means of a barrier of lethal minefields.

Here, Peter Sasgen tells the gripping tale of Operation Barney, a daunting challenge during which 9 submarines, nicknamed Hellcats, have been tasked with getting throughout the mines and decimating the enemy fleet. Drawing on unique files and the non-public letters of 1 doomed Hellcat commander, Sasgen crafts a vintage naval story of the heroic submariners and one in every of international conflict II's so much bold and unsafe underwater raids.

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Download E-books The Enemy Within PDF

By Larry Bond, Patrick Larkin

America's greatest towns are in flames. Its majestic landmarks are in ruins. Oceans and limits provide no defense. it's the first subtle, intelligently deliberate, and totally ruthless terrorist crusade waged on U.S. soil. As nationwide leaders, armies, and synthetic intelligence attempt to win the novel conflict, men--once buddies, now adversaries to the death--race to a decisive war of words.

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Download E-books North American P-51 B-C Mustang in U.S.A.A.F. Service (Aircam Aviation, Volume 5) PDF

By Ernest R. McDowell

Aircam Aviation Series
Osprey Publishing

Each book of Aircam Aviation illustrates one style or significant sub-types of a well-known airplane in complete colour schemes and markings of the Air Forces of the realm. each one factor comprises 8 pages of colour facet view illustrations, assisting black and white plan view drawings exhibiting the place precious either higher and lower than surfaces, 100 and twenty-five half-tone pictures, examples of Unit Insignia of the Worlds Air Forces.

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Download E-books Rome's Enemies (1): Germanics and Dacians (Men at Arms Series, 129) PDF

Those full of life northern 'barbarians' have been the destroyers of the Western Empire of Rome. It was once they who added the coup de grâce to the demise colossus within the south, in this case growing medieval Europe, the feudal method and chivalry. Their direct descendants have been the knights and men-at-arms. In each feel, they have been the creators of the fashionable global; it truly is ironic that many of us understand nearly not anything approximately them. This publication explores the background, guns and get dressed of the Germanics and Dacians who fought Rome thousand years earlier than our time.

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