The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I

A Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Amber

ISBN: 9781782741411

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6323


Profiles and provides photographs of over three hundred land, air, and naval weapons used in World War I, including armoured vehicles, rifles, airships, battleships, and submarines.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

A Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships, and Submarines

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782743880

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 608

View: 831


The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II is an easy-to-read illustrated compendium of the military hardware - from air, sea or land - which was used in engagements around the globe from 1939 to 1945. It includes more than 1500 pieces of equipment from handguns to aircraft carriers. Each weapon system is illustrated with a detailed profile artwor

The World's Most Powerful Tanks

Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499465580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1889


The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book features 52 of the best armored fighting vehicles from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War to today. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a color profile artwork, photographs, key features, and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is a colorful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.

Letters from the Boys

Wisconsin World War I Soldiers Write Home

Author: Carrie A Meyer

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870208527


Page: 232

View: 3244


Words from the Wisconsin boys manning the trenches. On the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the flood of American troops in Europe that would shift the tide of World War I in favor of the Allies, Letters from the Boys brings to life this terrible war as experienced by Wisconsinites writing home. Technology had transformed the battlefield in alarming ways. Automatic rifles mowed down the young men who went “over the top” to attack enemy trenches; airplanes and improved artillery brought death unseen from miles away; terrifying clouds of poison gas choked and burned the European countryside; the internal combustion engine brought tanks to the battlefield for the first time and revolutionized the way troops deployed. In the thick of it were young men from Wisconsin who found themselves caught up in geopolitical events half a world away. Professor Carrie A. Meyer combed through three newspapers in Green County, Wisconsin, to collect and synthesize the letters from the boys into a narrative that is both unique and representative, telling the stories of several Green County boys and what they saw, from preparing for war, to life among French families near the front, to the terror of the battlefield. Meyer gracefully removes the veil of obscurity and anonymity hanging over soldiers who participated in a war fought so long ago by great numbers of men, reminding us that armies are made of individuals who strove to do their part and then return to their families.

An Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One

A Comprehensive Chronological Directory of the Military Weapons Used in World War One, from Field Artillery and Machine Guns to the Rise of U-boats and Allied Submarines, with Over 200 Photographs

Author: Ian Westwell

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844769568

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 2595


A detailed reference guide to the weapons of World War I, with evocative color and black and white photographs.

An Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War Two

A Comprehensive Directory of the Military Weapons Used in World War Two, from Field Artillery and Tanks to Torpedo Boats and Night Fighters, with More Than 180 Photographs

Author: Donald Sommerville

Publisher: Anness Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781844769971

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 9925


Offers a comprehensive guide to the military weapons used in World War Two.

The Axmann Conspiracy

A Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S. Army Defeated It

Author: Scott Andrew Selby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611383

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3650


Berlin, 1945: Artur Axmann—a trusted member of Hitler’s inner circle and leader of the Hitler Youth—witnesses the Führer commit suicide. But he would not let the Reich die with its leader . . . Evading capture, and with access to remnants of the regime’s wealth, Axmann had enough followers to reestablish the Nazi party in the very heart of Allied-occupied Germany—and position himself to become dictator of a Fourth Reich. U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps Officer Jack Hunter was the perfect undercover operative. Fluent in German, he posed as a black marketeer to root out Nazi sympathizers and saboteurs after the war, and along with other CIC agents uncovered the extent of Axmann’s conspiracy. It threatened to bring the Nazis back into power—and the task fell to Hunter and his team to stop it. The Axmann Conspiracy is the true story of the Nazi threat that continued in the wake of World War II, the espionage that defeated it, and two fascinating men whose lives forever altered the course of history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS

The Illustrated Directory of Modern Soviet Weapons

Author: Ray Bonds

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 2384


Shows and describes Soviet tanks, self-propelled artillery, rockets, missiles, mortars, small arms, submarines, surface ships, and aircraft and discusses the organization of the Soviet Army, Navy, and Air Forces

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I

An Expert Guide to the Uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austria-Hungary, with Additional Detail on the Armies of Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, the Ottomans, Japan and More

Author: Jonathan North,Jeremy Black

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754823407

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1973


Expert and stunning illustrations show in painstaking detail the uniforms and their developments for all the major nations involved in World War I.

A Soldier's Sketchbook

The Illustrated First World War Diary of R.H. Rabjohn

Author: John Wilson

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770498540

Category: Soldiers

Page: 112

View: 6380


Presents the sketchbook and diary entries of a Canadian World War I soldier who depicted the death and destruction of the war that affected both soldiers and civilian populations.

Modern naval combat

Author: David M. O. Miller,Chris Miller

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517613504

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1024


Examines the operations of the various systems, both individually and in combination, that make up modern naval warfare design, and discusses the evolution of naval tactics and the current practice in surface, anti-submarine, air, and mine warfare

Small Arms 1914-45

Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: Essential Identification Guide

ISBN: 9781908273758

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9804


Illustrated with outstanding color profile artworks, this book is the definitive study of the small arms equipment of warring nations across both world wars. All the key small arms are featured, such as handguns, machine guns and submachine guns, bolt-action and automatic rifles, and grenade launchers.

American Military History

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Daniel K. Blewett

Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia


Category: History

Page: 441

View: 3074


Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

Postwar Artillery


Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: Amber

ISBN: 9781907446603

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2470


A highly-illustrated guide to the world's artillery units and their weapons and equipment from the end of World War II, Postwar Artillery 1945-Present: The Essential Weapons Identification Guide includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from divisional to corps and army level, providing an organizational context for key wars fought since 1945. Organized chronologically, the book is a comprehensive survey of units and their artillery weapons by war, including Korea, Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, Indo-Pakistan wars, the cold war in Europe, the Yugoslav civil war, the Iraq wars and Afghanistan. All the major guns, missiles and mortar types are featured, with both towed and self-propelled artillery, for example, as well as anti-tank, anti-aircraft and other infantry support weapons. Less conventional forms of artillery are also included, including tactical and strategic missile systems, all combining to make this a rounded compendium of modern artillery weapons as used by the world's armed forces. Packed with more than 200 full-color artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, Postwar Artillery 1945-Present is a key reference guide for military modellers and artillery enthusiasts.

Whole Earth Security

A Geopolitics of Peace

Author: Daniel Deudney

Publisher: Nicholson


Category: Arms control

Page: 93

View: 7833


The current use and potential of technology for achieving security and peace are explored. Section 1 traces the use of technology for warfare through the mastery of ocean-going sailing, the maturation of the airplane, and the development of nuclear weapons. This section suggests that these developments have led to a loss rather than an increase in security. Section 2 discusses the "transparency revolution," which refers to the military reconnaissance, sensing, command, and communication systems literally wiring the earth with a web of electronic intelligence. Section 3 focuses on current military strategies: mutually assured destruction (MAD), nuclear utilization theories (NUTS), and, according to the author's personal projection, destruction-entrusted automatic devices (DEAD). The differences in these strategies are explained: to start a war in the MAD era would have required a major political misjudgment; in NUTS, a major human error; in DEAD, a major machine malfunction. Section 4 outlines elements of planetary security. It suggests that the same transparent technology now pushing superpower military competition to its most dangerous level can be used to construct an alternative security system. Section 5 promotes good neighbor politics. The final section concludes with the notion that while technology may have overwhelmed human ethical capabilities, it has not overwhelmed our passion for security. (KC)

The Military Atlas of World War II

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830375

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 1141


This is a comprehensive visual guide to this complex conflict in a large folio edition that allows the fine details of the maps to be seen clearly. It plots the exact course of the land, sea and air battles, enabling the reader to trace the ebb and flow of the fortunes of both sides. Using large full color maps, every theater of war is covered. Contents include the land campaigns in Northwest Europe, North Africa, Italy, the Soviet Union, Southeast Asian and the Pacific; the naval war in the Atlantic and Mediterranean; the great carrier battles of the Pacific theater, and the strategic bombing campaigns of Europe and the Pacific, culminating in the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. All the maps come with a key to help the reader decipher the action and events. Each of the 180 maps in the book has been specially commissioned by an expert cartographer.

The Children's History of Weapons

Ancient and Modern

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781861473592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7954


Provides a guide to weapons throughout history, from maces and morning stars to mines and stealth bombers.