Tank Spotter’s Guide

Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks went on to revolutionize warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II, to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms' philosophy of the modern battlefield. This pocket guide makes accessible to 'rivetheads' everywhere essential information to identify 40 ...

The Guns At Last Light: The War In Western Europe, 1944-1945

It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how they fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all―the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the European wa...

Anti-tank: The Story Of A Desert Gunner In The Second World War

This is a vivid and perceptive insight into the horrors of war as experienced by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery in the Desert War in 1941-2. The author, who fought in the campaign, brings to life the true nature of the fighting as British gunners struggled to defend their comrades from the armored power of the Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. Here, too, are some of the lighter sides of war and the friendships that were made i...

A Guide To Modern U.s. Army Weapons

A Guide To Modern U.S. Army Weapons explores the current inventory of weapons employed by the United States Army. References, video links, and book suggestions are included for those who wish to explore a subject in more detail. This book was recommended as a good guide for old soldiers to find out what the U.S. Army is currently using on the battlefield. I would also recommend it to non military readers who would like to know more a...

The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial best...

Guns Against Tanks (new Zealand In The Second World War)

During the battle for Tebaga Gap in Tunisia in March 1943, Major W. R. K. Morrison commands D Company, 25 Battalion. It has been a brilliant day of battle for Freyberg's 2 New Zealand Division in Montgomery's Eighth Army, which conducts a left hook through the desert to outflank the defences of the Mareth Line protecting the coastal road. A Regular officer, 'Kim' Morrison has already distinguished himself in the 6 Brigade night attac...

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Airpower And The Cult Of The Offensive

The belief that airpower is inherently offensive is a recurrent theme throughout airpower theory and doctrine. Before World War I, dogmatic belief in the dominance of the offense in land warfare affected the military decisions which resulted in the disaster of the trenches. Termed the “cult of the offensive” by scholars, faith in offense became so unshakable in pre-1914 Europe that military organizations dismissed as irrelevant the n...

The Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly

This a great book that covers the basics of many styles of firearms. The cross rerefence index is most useful as many pistols use the same basic mechanics. The illustrations and descriptions are also good. It does not include exploded diagrams or parts lists. This is a must have for revolver owners and anyone just curious about how semi-automatic pistols are assembled and disassembled. I have owned several of the pistols included and...

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Glock Deconstructed

If you liked Gun Digest Book of the Glock Volumes 1 and 2, you are going to absolutely love Patrick Sweeney's Glock Deconstructed! In a complete departure from his previous works on the famed gun maker, Sweeney examines why Glock makes what it makes, how it does it, and where and why they still lead the pack among all copycats. Inside you'll find: The history behind Glock's innovations through four generations of pistols. Glock's com...

Gunboats Of World War I

Naval action in World War I conjures up images of enormous dreadnoughts slugging it out in vast oceans. Yet the truth is that more sailors were killed serving on gunboats and monitors operating far from the naval epicentre of the war than were ever killed at Jutland. Gunboat engagements during this war were bloody and hard fought, if small in scale. Austrian gunboats on the Danube fired the first shots of the war, whilst German, Brit...