Download E-books Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills PDF

By Charles Henderson

The explosive real tale of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a mythical Marine sniper within the Vietnam War.

There were many Marines. there were many marksmen. yet there has in simple terms been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.

He stalked the Viet Cong in the back of enemy lines—on their very own floor. and every time, he emerged from the jungle having performed his accountability. His list is without doubt one of the most interesting in army heritage, with ninety-three proven kills.

This is the tale of an easy guy who continued brilliant risks and hardships for his nation and his Corps. those are the missions that experience made Carlos Hathcock a legend within the brotherhood of Marines. they're fascinating, robust, chilling—and all true.


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Download E-books We Saw Spain Die: Foreign Correspondents in the Spanish Civil War PDF

By Paul Preston

From 1936 to 1939, the eyes of the realm have been mounted at the devastating Spanish clash that drew either expert struggle correspondents and nice writers. Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Josephine Herbst, Martha Gellhorn, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Kim Philby, George Orwell, Arthur Koestler, Cyril Connolly, André Malraux, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and others wrote eloquently concerning the horrors they observed firsthand.

jointly, with many nice and now principally forgotten newshounds, they placed their lives at the line, discarding professionally dispassionate methods and keenly espousing the reason for the partisans. dealing with censorship, they fought to reveal the complacency with which the decision-makers of the West have been appeasing Hitler and Mussolini. Many campaigned for the lifting of non-intervention, revealing the level to which the Spanish Republic were betrayed. Peter Preston’s exhilarating account illuminates the instant while battle correspondence got here of age.

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Download E-books WAR PDF

By Sebastian Junger

In WAR, Sebastian Junger (The ideal Storm) turns his impressive and empathetic eye to the truth of combat--the worry, the glory, and the belief between males in an severe scenario whose survival depends upon their absolute dedication to each other. His on-the-ground account follows a unmarried platoon via a 15-month travel of responsibility within the most threatening outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. throughout the reports of those younger males at struggle, he exhibits what it capability to struggle, to serve, and to stand down mortal chance each day.

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Download E-books Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC: Sparta's island of disaster (Campaign) PDF

By William Shepherd

Within the 7th yr of the second one Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' struggle the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos at the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over days of scuffling with the small garrison beat off the Spartan military and fleet's decided efforts to dislodge it, after which the returning Athenian fleet received a crushing victory within the close by waters of what's referred to now as Navarino Bay. to that end, a contingent of elite Spartan hoplites used to be stranded at the island of Sphacteria within the bay simply to the south of Pylos for numerous weeks of inconclusive siege and blockade operations and an unproductive interval of truce. The Athenians had complete keep watch over of the ocean. With the campaigning season drawing to a detailed, they ultimately made up our minds to mount an assault at the island utilizing unconventional strategies. An amphibious evening assault overran the Spartan outpost masking the seashores and light-armed missile troops landed at sunrise in overwhelming numbers. The Spartans have been slowly pushed again to their stronghold on the tip of the island, wasting males progressively and not allowed to have interaction within the hand-to-hand scuffling with at which they excelled. They held their ultimate line of defense for some time until eventually, as at Thermopylae, they discovered themselves additionally lower than assault from the rear. Then, exhausted and out of water, with their commander lifeless and his deputy incapacitated through wounds, and a wide Spartan military close-by at the mainland yet powerless to aid them, the 292 survivors surrendered. This was once an enormous and staggering blow to the Spartans' wonderful and fearsome attractiveness, and those prestigious prisoners-of-war served the Athenians rather well as bargaining counters within the diplomatic job that punctuated the hostilities that persevered for the following 4 years. The Athenian victory additionally encouraged the long run behavior of the struggle by means of highlighting the constraints of the normal hoplite attitude and strategies, and the battle-winning power of light-armed troops, the hoplites' inferiors.

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Download E-books Lake Peipus 1242: Battle of the Ice (Osprey Military Campaign Series, #46) PDF

By David Nicolle

Osprey's crusade identify for The conflict of Lake Peipus, which came about in 1242 among the Teutonic Knights and the Russian city-state of Novgorod, led through its inspirational chief Alexandre Nevskii. The Teutonic Knights have been a robust army order, sponsored with the crusading zeal of Europe, the blessing of the Pope and the help of the Holy Roman Emperor. This conflict, even if little-known within the west, used to be vital within the historical past of the medieval jap crusades, the Teutonic defeat having a major influence on destiny occasions. David Nicolle's very good textual content examines the campaign opposed to Novgorod and the fierce combating round the frozen shorelines of Lake Peipus.

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Download E-books None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism PDF

By Michael Hirsh

From award-winning journalist and wrestle veteran Michael Hirsh comes the exciting inside of tale of the Air Force’s pararescue operations in Afghanistan. the 1st journalist to be embedded with an Air strength wrestle unit within the conflict on Terrorism, Hirsh flew from Moody Air strength Base, Georgia, with the 71st Rescue Squadron to their expeditionary headquarters at a mystery place in vital Asia. unprecedented entry to the PJs, in addition to to the brave women and men who fly them the place they must move, frequently below enemy fireplace, allowed Hirsh to discover great tales of braveness.

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Download E-books Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman: 1943-44 (Combat) PDF

By Jon Diamond

This gripping research deals key insights into the strategies, management, strive against functionality and next reputations of six consultant Chindit and eastern infantry devices focused on 3 pivotal activities that hastened Japan's defeat in Burma in the course of global warfare II.

In order to maintain China within the battle opposed to the japanese, the Western Allies knew that they had to come back to Northern Burma. Colonel Orde Wingate, an army maverick and proponent of guerrilla struggle, believed varied kind of British infantryman was once required for this function - the Chindit, indoctrinated with particular education - to re-enter the jungles and mountains of Northern Burma with the intention to wrestle the effective jap forces there. The Chindits' competitors would come with the 18th department, certainly one of Imperial Japan's so much pro formations, which by way of 1941 had already amassed as a lot operational event as such a lot Anglo-American divisions may collect within the whole 1939-45 war.
In a bunch of encounters the 2 aspects clashed again and again within the harsh stipulations of the Burmese jungle; the meant function and next operational functionality of the Chindits is still fraught with controversy today.

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Download E-books Pharsalus 48 BC: Caesar and Pompey - Clash of the Titans (Campaign, Volume 174) PDF

By Si Sheppard

Expanding rigidity among Julius Caesar and Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the good) after the dying of Marcus Licinius Crassus quickly degenerated into army clash. along with his hand significantly reinforced through his election as Dictator through the Senate in Rome, Caesar knew that energy might simply be a fact as soon as he had militarily defeated Pompey. through August 49BC, Caesar had successfully destroyed Pompey's armies in Spain, yet, by the point he had crossed the Adriatic pursuing him eastward, his forces have been seriously outnumbered. in spite of the reinforcements introduced by means of Mark Antony, his try and weigh down Pompey by way of laying siege to Dyrrachium used to be unsuccessful and he ultimately needed to withdrew into Thessaly, with Pompey in pursuit.

The degree used to be set for the ultimate conflict of the 2 titans of the Roman global and the chances have been seriously in Pompey's favour, with 45,000 males opposed to Caesar's 22,000. besides the fact that, the veteran legions unswerving to Caesar have been the simplest within the Roman military and the problem he confronted essentially motivated Caesar's tactical genius for conflict. Guessing that Pompey might try to weigh down his correct wing together with his cavalry, he hid elite cohorts of legionnaries at the back of his personal seriously outnumbered horsemen with orders to struggle at shut quarters like pikemen. Caesar's predictions have been right and, faraway from overwhelming his uncovered correct flank, Pompey's left flank was once routed, permitting Caesar to envelop and scatter the remainder of his army.

Simon Sheppard expertly charts the occasions major as much as the Pharsalus crusade, the process the conflict itself and the seismic implications of this decisive conflict among the 2 maximum generals in their age.

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Download E-books Tank Warfare A History of Tanks in Battle PDF

By Kenneth Macksey

Army men-and army historians-have no longer ceased to discuss even if tanks are powerful, effective machines of struggle. these most sensible kinown within the historical past of tank warfare-General Fuller, sir Basil Liddell Hart, Patton, Guderian-changed their minds often.

Kenneth Macksey's Tank struggle is the definitive background of the policy-makers and the strategists who talked tanks. maybe even extra very important, it's the tale of tank conflict itself - the split-second judgements, the battle-weary tank crews, the mud.

Although use of tank-like automobiles was once predicted lengthy earlier than international conflict I (in 1903, for instance, H. G. Wells released a piece of writing entitled "The Land Ironclad"), it used to be in the course of that struggle to finish all wars that tanks grew to become a truth of contemporary army existence and strategy.

Macksey provides the reader of Tank struggle a feeling of being part of the tank crews combating for his or her lives. He additionally offers a transparent knowing of the technical and tactical improvement of those "ungainly monsters" that have been initially visible as armored horses (Liddell Hart wrote in 1926, "The tank assault is the trendy revival of the cavalry charge") yet which later, because the spearhead of the German blitzkrieg, got here to be famous because the key part within the mechanized land army's want for mobility and strategic flexibility.

The e-book has 284 pages and is illustrated with images and maps. released in 1972.

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Download E-books Chomsky and Dershowitz: On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties PDF

By Howard Friel

During the lens of a cautious overview of the political beliefs of MIT's Noam Chomsky and Harvard's Alan Dershowitz-the protagonists of a Cambridge-based feud over the last 40 years-author Howard Friel chronicles an American highbrow background from the U.S. warfare in Vietnam within the Nineteen Sixties to the modern debate in regards to the Israel-Palestine clash. significant findings demonstrate the consistency of Chomsky's principled aid of foreign legislation, human rights, and civil liberties, and a reversal by way of Dershowitz from help within the Nineteen Sixties to competition of these criminal criteria this day. Friel's quantity argues Chomskyan adherence by means of the USA to overseas legislations and human rights would cut back the specter of terrorism and defend civil liberties, that the Dershowitz-backed battle on terrorism raises the specter of terrorism and undermines civil liberties, and that the incremental yet regular transition towards a preventive nation threatens the everlasting suspension of civil liberties within the usa.

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