Kitabain.com - Online Books Marketplace - Military History http://www.kitabain.com/ Kitabain.com | Online Books Marketplace Kitabain.com Online Rss Generator Tue, 16 September 2014 16:25:39 America/Los_Angeles http://www.kitabain.com/templates/template_1/images/logo.png Kitabain.com | Online Books Marketplace http://www.kitabain.com/ The Fruits of War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=126076 Since man first wielded a stick in anger, war and conflict have been prime movers in the progress of science and technology. In our earliest days the impetus may have been as simple as protecting territory or a food supply; more recently science has benefited from massive injections of cash when national security is at stake. But as Michael White demonstrates in this superbly wide-ranging and brilliant history of innovation, almost all major technological developments can be traced back to times of war. From the arrow to nuclear power; from cuneiform to the credit card; from the chariot to the bullet train and from the tribal drum to the Internet, our creativity owes much to the destructiveness of our nature. Accessible, thought-provoking and chock-full of fascinating facts, THE FRUITS OF WAR is a superb history of science and innovation that shows how the best of humanity often flows from its worst. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=126076 Tue, 02 September 2014 00:19:16 America/Los_Angeles Generals: Ten British Commanders Who Shaped theWorld http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=125818 From the best-selling author of Rifles, the bold and remarkable lives - and battles - of ten of Britain's greatest generals. Mark Urban tells the story of ten exceptional soldiers who left their mark on Britain and the world. Some - including Wellington, Kitchener and Montgomery - are names etched in the national mythology. Others are obscure figures whose achievements or failures may have had consequences quite different to those they had intended, from the creation of the United States of America to the invention of Blitzkreig. But all ten of these generals revealed either a brilliant ability or a fatal flaw. The story of whether they succeeded or failed depended largely on their ability to work within Britain's Parliamentary democracy and against opponents who had the advantages lent by their autocratic regimes. Over 40,000 copies of Rifles were sold in hardback, and this book looks set to eclipse even that A brilliant subject, to appeal to military history fans of all ages A huge media event on publication, with reviews, extracts and features across the national press, radio and magazines Set to become one of the sure-fire bestsellers of Christmas 2005 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=125818 Sun, 24 August 2014 21:45:38 America/Los_Angeles Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=124243 With an emphasis on transformational leadership and the role of followers, this edition presents a broad spectrum of ideas and perspectives relating to military leadership in the current turbulent military environment. It includes multinational views reflecting the global military stage. Synthesizing material from the first through fourth editions, new chapters highlight contemporary readings that help the reader to understand the conflict of roles related to the warrior-leader and peacekeeper. Unpredictable and continuous change, along with new expectations for the reserve forces challenge military leaders. The editors stimulate the reader to better understand the complex dynamics of effective leadership in the context of military history, values, and culture. A thorough revision Includes the latest articles on the most current issues facing military leadership. The authors are well-known and respected experts on the topic. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=124243 Thu, 26 June 2014 14:31:33 America/Los_Angeles Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122813 David Stevenson's widely acclaimed history of World War I changes forever our understanding of that pivotal conflict. Countering the commonplace assumption that politicians lost control of events, and that the war, once it began, quickly became an unstoppable machine, Stevenson contends that politicians deliberately took risks that led to war in July 1914. Far from being overwhelmed by the unprecedented scale and brutality of the bloodshed, political leaders on both sides remained very much in control of events throughout. According to Stevenson, the disturbing reality is that the course of the war was the result of conscious choices�including the continued acceptance of astronomical casualties. In fluid prose, Stevenson has written a definitive history of the man-made catastrophe that left lasting scars on the twentieth century. Cataclysm is a truly international history, incorporating new research on previously undisclosed records from governments in Europe and across the world. From the complex network of secret treaties and alliances that eventually drew all of Europe into the war, through the bloodbaths of Gallipoli and the Somme, to the arrival of American forces, and the massive political, economic, and cultural shifts the conflict left in its wake, Cataclysm is a major revision of World War I history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122813 Mon, 19 May 2014 04:02:09 America/Los_Angeles Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122656 "The [Bush] administration has squandered the opportunity to eliminate al Qaeda....A new al Qaeda has emerged and is growing stronger, in part because of our own actions and inactions. It is in many ways a tougher opponent than the original threat we faced before September 11, and we are not doing what is necessary to make America safe from that threat." No one has more authority to make that claim than Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism czar for both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The one person who knows more about Usama bin Laden and al Qaeda than anyone else in this country, he has devoted two decades of his professional life to combating terrorism. Richard Clarke served seven presidents and worked inside the White House for George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush until he resigned in March 2003. He knows, better than anyone, the hidden successes and failures of the Clinton years. He knows, better than anyone, why we failed to prevent 9/11. He knows, better than anyone, how President Bush reacted to the attack and what happened behind the scenes in the days that followed. He knows whether or not Iraq presented a terrorist threat to the United States and whether there were hidden costs to the invasion of that country. Most disturbing of all are Clarke's revelations about the Bush administration's lack of interest in al Qaeda prior to September 11. From the moment the Bush team took office and decided to retain Clarke in his post as the counterterrorism czar, Clarke tried to persuade them to take al Qaeda as seriously as had Bill Clinton. For months, he was denied the opportunity even to make his case to Bush. He encountered key officials who gave the impression that they had never heard of al Qaeda; who focused incessantly on Iraq; who even advocated long-discredited conspiracy theories about Saddam's involvement in previous attacks on the United States. Clarke was the nation's crisis manager on 9/11, running the Situation Room -- a scene described here for the first time -- and then watched in dismay at what followed. After ignoring existing plans to attack al Qaeda when he first took office, George Bush made disastrous decisions when he finally did pay attention. Coming from a man known as one of the hard-liners against terrorists, Against All Enemies is both a powerful history of our two-decades-long confrontation with terrorism and a searing indictment of the current administration. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122656 Tue, 13 May 2014 07:59:44 America/Los_Angeles American Spartans:The U.S. Marines: A Combat History from Iwo Jima to Iraq http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122437 American Spartans is the first modern battle history of the Marines in a generation, showing exactly how "the few and the proud" have performed in key conflicts from Iwo Jima to the present, and how they have prepared and reinvented themselves between the wars. From the islands of the Pacific, to Korea, to the Middle East, the Marines' strategies and tactics have evolved considerably during the past six decades, yet in every conflict they have proven themselves to be America's finest warriors.Supported by dozens of interviews, hundreds of print sources, and firsthand observation of Marine training and exercises, James Warren offers a lively history of the frontline heroes, colorful personalities, and far-ranging strategists who have made the Marines what they are today. American Spartans shows how the Marines have maintained such basic, timeless precepts as "first in, last out," and "every man a rifleman," across every decade, and despite many changes in warfare, technology, and opponents.The Marines themselves are keenly aware of the lessons of history and of the great Marines of the past. They are more conscious of their role in famous battles, and moments and careers of courage, than any other branch of the armed services. They also know, as Warren explains, that their way of life has been threatened repeatedly by political and bureaucratic attempts to overcome their independence.As James Warren shows, the real lesson of Marine history is that they have been our elite all along, and we have much to learn from them. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122437 Wed, 07 May 2014 04:24:26 America/Los_Angeles Down Range: Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122402 In America's battle against al-Qaeda and their allies, the goal of the Navy SEALs is to be the best guns in the fight stealthy, effective, professional, and lethal. Here for the first time is a SEAL insider's battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism. Down range is what SEALs in Afghanistan and Iraq call their area of operations. In this new mode of warfare, down range can refer to anything from tracking roving bands of al-Qaeda on a remote mountain trail in Afghanistan to taking down an armed compound in Tikrit and rousting holdouts from Saddam Hussein's regime. It could mean interdicting insurgents smuggling car-bomb explosives over the Iraqi-Syrian border or silently boarding a freighter on the high seas at night to enforce an embargo. In other words, down range could be anywhere, anytime, under any conditions. In Down Range, author Dick Couch, himself a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, uses his unprecedented access to bring the reader firsthand accounts from the warriors in combat during key missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Couch creates a pulse-pounding, detailed narrative of the definitive engagements of this war, while painting an unusually intimate portrait of these warriors in the field. The performance of the SEALs in difficult, changing environments in the heat of the Afghan desert, in the snow-packed Hindu Kush, on the high seas, and in the urban chaos of Baghdad has been nothing short of extraordinary. The SEALs, coordinating with other American forces, the CIA, and foreign special operations units like the Polish GROM, have once more shown their genius for improvisation and capacity for courageous action in leading the fight against this new and vicious enemy. The first battle history of its kind, Down Range is a riveting close-up of some of America's finest warriors in action against a deadly foe. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122402 Tue, 06 May 2014 03:36:11 America/Los_Angeles How America Goes to War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122381 With American involvement in Iraq in the forefront of national news coverage and in the minds of many citizens, questions concerning America's involvement in past conflicts have once again arisen. This is the story of how the United States has gone to war and how the evolution of the nation's war-making apparatus has mirrored the nation's rise to global power. It focuses on the president's role as commander-in-chief vis-a-vis Congress from George Washington to George W. Bush. Conflicts range from the War of 1812 to the Mexican and Civil Wars, the two World Wars, conflicts in Southeast Asia, and recent wars in the Middle East. Topics include Congress's role in various wars, the evolution of the War Department to the Department of Defense, as well as developments in weapons, tactics, and strategy. Wars have played an integral role in America's transformation from a continental power into a world force. Over time, America's war making has favored and continues to favor the expansion of the President's role at the expense of the Congress. America's future will be determined in large part by the way in which the nation chooses and engages in military pursuits. Questions about how and when we go to war have never been so vital or relevant. This thought-provoking one volume overview serves as a quick introduction to these important issues. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=122381 Tue, 06 May 2014 02:19:06 America/Los_Angeles The Art of Strategy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=121667 More than 2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu composed his masterpiece The Art of War which has been used by the world's greatest leaders including Napoleon. Here, Wing makes the influential philosophies of the Orient accessible to all seekers of professional achievement and personal excellence. 20 halftones, 35 illustrations. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=121667 Wed, 16 April 2014 03:51:21 America/Los_Angeles Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=121614 Since the end of the Cold War, conventional militaries and their political leaders have confronted a new, brutal type of warfare in which non-state armed groups use asymmetrical tactics to successfully fight larger, technologically superior forces. In order to prevent future bloodshed and political chaos, it is crucial to understand how these unconventional armed groups think and to adapt to their methods of combat.Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. Dew investigate the history and politics of modern asymmetrical warfare. By focusing on four specific hotbeds of instability�Somalia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq�Shultz and Dew conduct a careful analysis of tribal culture and the value of clan associations. They examine why these "traditional" or "tribal" warriors fight, how they recruit, where they find sanctuary, and what is behind their strategy. Traveling across two centuries and several continents, Shultz and Dew examine the doctrinal, tactical, and strategic advantages and consider the historical, cultural, and anthropological factors behind the motivation and success of the warriors of contemporary combat.In their provocative argument, Shultz and Dew propose that war in the post-Cold War era cannot be waged through traditional Western methods of combat, especially when friendly states and outside organizations like al-Qaeda serve as powerful allies to the enemy. Thoroughly researched and highly readable, Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias examines how non-state armies fight, identifies the patterns and trends of their combat, and recommends how conventional militaries can defeat these irregular yet highly effective organizations. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=121614 Tue, 15 April 2014 03:55:00 America/Los_Angeles Three Para http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=120452 It is now clear that the British presence in Afghanistan - billed by our Government as 'a mission to provide peace and security' - has witnessed some of the deadliest fighting and most extreme warfare since the Korean War. Patrick Bishop, best-selling author of "Fighter Boys" and the forthcoming "Bomber Boys", has been given exclusive access to the Parachute Regiment known as '3 Para', which during the summer of 2006 suffered some of the worst fighting of the Afghanistan conflict. In this definitive account of what happened to the men and women of 3 Para in the heat of Helmand, Bishop reveals the hitherto unreported aspects of their daily experiences, as well as the horrendous conditions in which they were forced to fight. With soldiers battling not only the enemy, but also 50�C heat, insufficient rations, lack of ground forces and nearly fatal amounts of sleep deprivation, this desperate conflict has come to embody a war more reminiscent of Rourke's Drift - characterised by fierce hand-to-hand fighting against an ever-increasing Taliban threat - than the antiseptic warfare promised by modern technology. Recognition of 3 Para's achievement was made by the award of a Victoria Cross and a George Cross to two soldiers in A Company - the highest achievable awards for gallantry. This is a war that has been fought far from the media and the public gaze. Now, for the first time, we have access the true stories that have remained hidden behind the headlines. Patrick Bishop's vital and unique account of modern warfare in extraordinary times and these innumerable stories of breathtaking bravery will make modern military history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=120452 Wed, 26 March 2014 03:34:18 America/Los_Angeles Prophet Muhammad as a Military leader andCommander http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=120358 The book looks at the Prophet (PBUH)as a military commander, and describes all the early major battles of Islam such as at Badar, Uhud, etc. An enlightening work. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=120358 Sun, 23 March 2014 04:26:09 America/Los_Angeles Pegasus Bridge http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=120329 In the early hours of 6th June 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defence forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War Il. This gripping account of it brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. The author of this book traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge, a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality. H http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=120329 Sat, 22 March 2014 02:21:27 America/Los_Angeles Bloody Heroes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=119576 In the Afghan wild lands, British and American special forces soldiers ate, slept, fought and died alongside each other - working in close-knit units the likes of which have rarely been seen since the Second World War. This is the story of the trials and exploits, the victories and defeats, of one of those units. This book takes us from the first ever assault against a terrorist ship carrying weapons of mass destruction to attack London, to the epic siege of the terrorist-held Qala-I-Janghi fortress in Afghanistan. In the interim, our half-a-dozen soldier-characters deliver suitcases stuffed with millions of dollars in cash to 'friendly' Afghan warlords; they penetrate the towering heights of the uncharted Naka Valley, where allied intelligence has identified the mother of all terrorist training camps; they fight in the labrynthine tunnels running beneath the Afghan mountains; and they risk all to rescue their fellow soldiers from a downed aircraft stranded on a snow-blasted mountain peak. The book culminates in the single battle in which more terrorists were killed than any other in Afghanistan: the siege of Qala-I-Janghi, an ancient mud-walled fortress used to imprison the most dangerous Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. The battle for Qala-I-Janghi would last a staggering eight days, from the moment of the first shots being fired at the start of the uprising to the hour that the fort yielded up the last Al Qaeda fighters. It is a battle in which over 500 terrorists would die - but which would also claim the life of a US serviceman and dozens of Northern Alliance allies, with scores of severely wounded British and American soldiers. And in the final denouement, this savage battlefield turns out to be populated by the most ultimately shocking enemy - John Walker Lindh, the white American Taliban who held out in the forts' bunker until the very last. At the same time as the story of the fort siege played out on TV screens all across the world, our band of British and American special forces were involved in a secret, deadly dual to rescue their fellow men - a duel that only one side could win. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=119576 Wed, 05 March 2014 23:12:31 America/Los_Angeles Inside the Pakistan Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=119074 Whose side is Pakistan�s military really on? Leaked intelligence records suggest the suspicion of collusion with the Taliban. Controversy surrounds the awarding of an extension to the tenure of Pakistan�s army chief, General Kayani�target of accusations that he has links with factions responsible for anti-coalition violence in Afghanistan. Pakistan�s army is at the forefront of the war on terror, policing the border with Afghanistan and the lawless tribal agencies where Osama bin Laden is said to be hiding, and sporadically mounting offensives to crush the insurgents of the Taliban. In Pakistan recently, thousands have died in suicide attacks as insurgents have brought their war against the pro-Western government to the country�s cities. Its success is seen as critical to the West�s hopes of halting the spread of extremism outside the �AfPak� theater of operations. If the Pakistan army fails to stamp out the insurgency it could become unstoppable, with the drastic spread of global terrorism. Carey Schofield is uniquely placed to comment on the contradictions at the heart of this institution. She spent five years with the Pakistan army, accompanying them on maneuvers and getting to know key figures from junior soldiers to Kayani himself. For five years, she travelled everywhere with them. They even had a uniform made for her. Inside the Pakistan Army is the truth about the army�s vital role as an ally in the war. Carey Schofield is a journalist and author of Inside the Soviet Army. She is a visiting fellow at Oxford University. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=119074 Wed, 26 February 2014 00:22:55 America/Los_Angeles Soldier http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=118593 General Sir Mike Jackson's illustrious career in the British Army has spanned almost 45 years and all that time he has shown loyalty, courage and commitment to the British army whilst also being an undeniable media attraction. A man of substance where foreign policy is concerned, he has served in theatres from the Artic to the jungle but is perhaps best known for his role in charge of the British troops to end ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, for assembling the British ground component of the coalition that toppled the Taliban, for equipping and organising the army we dispatched to defeat in Iraq and for re-organising the British army with aplomb. His drive, enthusiasm and dominating personality were always popular with his soldiers and drove him right to the top of his profession. He may have been a general but he never stopped caring about the men and women in his charge, despite the politics. Soldier: The Autobiography exhibits all the qualities for which Jackson is admired; his professionalism, his honesty, his directness, his exuberance and his sense of humour. Most of all it gives a vivid sense of what modern soldiering entails. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=118593 Mon, 17 February 2014 02:27:50 America/Los_Angeles Secret War Heroes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=117856 Founded by Churchill, Special Operations Executive (SOE) was the forerunner of the SAS, and during WWII they sent many hundreds of specially-trained agents deep undercover in Nazi-occupied Europe. Here Marcus Binney explores the extraordinary stories and daring exploits of some of the male agents who made up these little-known war heroes, and who helped change the course of the twentieth century with their bravery and sacrifice.The author has undertaken ground-breaking research in previously classified Foreign Office files in order to write this book. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=117856 Thu, 06 February 2014 03:30:05 America/Los_Angeles Foreign Legions of the Third Reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116914 "Foreign Legions of the Third Reich" Volumes 1-4 by David Littlejohn was the benchmark on the subject of foreigners fighting for the Nazis in WWII during the 1980s. However, today some of the material is somewhat dated, but has stood the test of time and still remains one of the go-to resources for this subject and today still provides a very good introduction to the subject. This series of books predominantly focuses on the organizational structure of these "legions" going into extreme coverage of the various insignia, decorations and awards. This series of book is superbly illustrated with line drawings and period photography. This series of books is a must own for anyone starting to research these units. However, since the publication of the series many books have been released on the various foreign legions of Nazi Germany that delve deeper into the subject than any one of these books in the series. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116914 Thu, 23 January 2014 23:18:24 America/Los_Angeles Band of Brothers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116560 Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. "Band of Brothers" is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualities and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tell the stories -- often in the men's own words -- of these American hereoes. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116560 Sun, 19 January 2014 22:30:35 America/Los_Angeles The Rise and Decline of International Communism http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116324 This book is well informed and readable, an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the phenomenon of international communism in all its ramifications. David MacLellan, University of Kent, UK Stern has written a most useful account of the rise and decline of international communism. Otto Pick, The World Economy Challenging many of the most deeply held assumptions about the communist world, this original, provocative and wide-ranging book brings new understanding of the international communist movement. The Rise and Decline of International Communism analyses the changing fortunes of the communist movement from the time of the Comintern to the diffuse and diverse array of socialist and workers parties of today. It argues that while the Bolshevik experiment has left an indelible imprint, still serving as a model for some and a warning to others, national preoccupation s and conflicts of interpretation have produced serious rifts rifts which have shattered the myth of global communist solidarity and raised question marks over the future of communism as an ideology, movement and way of life. Written by a distinguished academic and broadcaster, lively and accessible, this book is both a basic text and superb overview. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116324 Thu, 16 January 2014 02:21:18 America/Los_Angeles Joint Air Operations http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116317 This landmark study examines six major air campaigns in a search for lessons learned that might be applied in the planning of future joint operations. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116317 Thu, 16 January 2014 01:50:19 America/Los_Angeles Closing With the Enemy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116312 'Unflinchingly objective. Doubler makes a convincing case for seeing the GI as an amateur who learned quickly and well and who, by the end of the war, had turned himself into a formidable enemy.' -- John Keegan in the Washington Times http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=116312 Thu, 16 January 2014 00:22:27 America/Los_Angeles Murder of Bhutto http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=115474 Play about Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=115474 Thu, 02 January 2014 01:18:39 America/Los_Angeles The One that Got Away http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=113131 Engelsk elitesoldats dramatiske flugtberetning efter en tophemmelig mission i Irak under Golfkrigen. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=113131 Wed, 09 October 2013 23:39:13 America/Los_Angeles Secrets and Lies http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=109394 This book narrates stories of spying and espionage cover-ups and deceptions. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=109394 Wed, 17 July 2013 09:43:03 America/Los_Angeles Last Round http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=106253 On 24 June 2003, six British military policemen were killed in the most horrific circumstances in Iraq. At the same time, and in the same town, a small patrol of the Parachute Regiment shot its way out of an Iraqi ambush. Mark Nicol investigates the controversial deaths of the Military Policemen, drawing on their own diaries and letters home, as well as eyewitness testimony from their Iraqi Police interpreters. At the same time, he tells the incredible story of how a hopelessly outnumbered patrol of Paras managed to escape the fury of the mob. The Paras were ready to die, fighting, in the best traditions of the maroon berets. Their lives were ultimately saved by Private Freddy Ellis, whose bravery under fire moved his commander on the ground to recommend he be decorated. Sergeant Gordon Robertson was awarded a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his leadership during the contact. This was the British BLACKHAWK DOWN. Mark Nicol has travelled back to Iraq to produce the first and only coherent account of the bloodiest day of the British experience in Iraq. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=106253 Mon, 17 June 2013 04:52:10 America/Los_Angeles Bomber Boys http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=103260 Comprehensive accounts of historical military campaigns. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=103260 Tue, 23 April 2013 03:04:36 America/Los_Angeles Immediate action http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=103138 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=103138 Sat, 20 April 2013 05:04:34 America/Los_Angeles Seven Troop http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=103110 In 1983 Andy McNab was assigned to B Squadron, one of the four Sabre Squadrons of the SAS, and within it to Air Troop, otherwise known as SEVEN TROOP. This is Andy McNab�s gripping account of the time he served in the company of a remarkable group of men � from the day, freshly badged, he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day, ten years later, that he handed in his sand-coloured beret and started a new life. The links they forged then bound them inextricably together, but the things they saw and did during that time would take them all to breaking point � and some beyond � in the years that were to follow. He who dares doesn�t always win . . . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=103110 Fri, 19 April 2013 23:37:24 America/Los_Angeles 3 Para http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=102143 Afghanistan, Summer 2006. This is war. Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. In blazing heat in remote outposts the 3 Para battlegroup is pitted against a stubborn enemy who keep on coming. Until now, the full story of what happened there has not been told. This is it. In April 2006, the elite 3 Para battlegroup was despatched to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. They were tasked with providing security to reconstruction efforts, a deployment it was hoped would pass off without a shot being fired. In fact, over the six months they were there, the 3 Para battle group saw near continuous combat � one gruelling battle after another � in what would become one of the most extraordinary campaigns ever fought by British troops. Around parched, dusty outposts reliant on a limited number of helicopters for food and ammunition resupply, troops were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks, as well as energy-sapping 50 degree heat and spartan conditions. At the end of the tour, the Taliban offensive aimed at driving the British and Afghan Government troops out of Helmand had been tactically defeated. But 3 Para paid a high price: fourteen soldiers and one interpreter were killed, and 46 wounded. �3 Para� will tell the stories of the men and women who took part in this extraordinary and largely unreported saga. Best-selling author Patrick Bishop has been given exclusive access to the soldiers whose tales of courage and endurance provide an unforgettable portrait of one of the world's finest and most fascinating fighting regiments, and a remarkable band of warriors. Their bravery was reflected in the array of gallantry medals that were bestowed on their return, including the Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal Bryan Budd and the George Cross won by Corporal Mark Wright, both of whom were killed winning their awards. 3 Para�s saga of comradeship, courage and fortitude is set to become a classic. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=102143 Fri, 05 April 2013 00:39:41 America/Los_Angeles Indian Army, Vision 2020 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=96476 Indian Army: Vision 2020 Examines The Threats And Their Changing Nature, Identifies The Key Operational Commitments, Makes A Comparative Analysis Of How Other Modern Armies Are Coping And Offers A Considered Guide Map For A Modern Fighting Force That Is Light, Lethal And Wired To Meet The Operational Challenges Of The 21St Century. This Is A Scholar-Warrior'S View Of The Nation'S Defence Preparedness, Especially That Of The Army, Born Of Experience And A Close Study Of The Security Environment And How It Is Changing. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=96476 Sat, 22 December 2012 04:31:13 America/Los_Angeles Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World (3000 B.C. to 500 A.D.) http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=96474 A comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide to warfare in the ancient world.This essential guide to ancient warfare describes the fighting methods of soldiers in Europe and the Middle East in an age before gunpowder. From a detailed examination of the individual components of an ancient army and their equipment, to a fascinating exploration of ancient battle strategies, siege warfare, and naval battles, it explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available. Using specially commissioned color and black-and-white artwork and 24 full-color tactical maps, this book shows in great detail the methods by which armies, including Assyrians and Roman forces, prevailed over their foes, and why other armies were less successful. This is a must-read for any reader interested in ancient warfare. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=96474 Sat, 22 December 2012 04:29:08 America/Los_Angeles Masters of the Battlefield http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=96471 Written by one of Britain's most successful living battlefield commanders Masters of the Battlefield examines the livesand tactics of 30 of the world's greatest military leaders.Arranged chronologically, each general is represented by acolour-illustrated double-page spread containing a biography, a campaign map and a specially commissioned, large-format, full-colour battle map of his most famous victory, which can be pulled out and unfolded to reveal the individual genius of each commander. Bringing to life the victorious exploits of history's most famous military leaders this book will appeal to military history enthusiasts and amateur psychologists alike. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=96471 Sat, 22 December 2012 04:25:57 America/Los_Angeles The threat http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=95318 Updated through October, 1983, and including coverage of the Korean Airlines disaster, this edition provides a lucid analysis based on extensive research, of the structure and planning strategy of the Soviet military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=95318 Sat, 24 November 2012 08:00:38 America/Los_Angeles Air power in the next generation http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=95317 Behandler betydningen af Air Power i fremtidens konflikter og krige bl.a. baseret p� erfaringerne fra Vietnam- og Yom Kippur-krigen. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=95317 Sat, 24 November 2012 07:59:01 America/Los_Angeles Sandhurst-The Royal Military Academy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=95016 David Chandler, the author and Patrick WArd, the photographer, together make this book an extremely interesting and readable book, full of photographs of life on this most well known of military academies of the world. A very large sixed book 9x14 approx. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=95016 Mon, 19 November 2012 04:11:45 America/Los_Angeles The Vicksburg Campaign http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=94827 Both sides recognized the Mississippi River's importance to the war effort. A key point was the port town of Vicksburg upon which the Union launched naval and land assaults, but the Confederates proved a tough nut to crack. In executing one of the greatest campaigns in all military history Grant proved his strategic brilliance. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=94827 Sat, 17 November 2012 02:46:56 America/Los_Angeles Fighter Heroes of WWI http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=93201 Few are aware of the risks that the pioneering airmen of World War�I�took.�This oral history conveys the perils of those early days, the thrills of learning to fly, and the horrors of war in the air at a time when pilots carried little defensive armament and no parachutes. The men who joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914 were the original heroes of flying, treading into unknown territory and paving the way for later aerial combat. They became icons for the soldiers in the trenches, and a stark contrast to the hundreds on the ground fighting faceless hundreds as men fought aircraft to aircraft and man to man�for the first time the air became a battlefield of its own. In 1914 aircraft were a questionable technology, used for only basic reconnaissance. But by 1918, hastened by the terrible war, aircraft were understood to be the future of modern warfare. The war changed flying forever. The Wright brothers' achievements of a mere 10 years earlier and Bl�riot's crossing of the Channel just a few years before the war seemed a distant memory as aircraft became killing machines�the war becoming the ancestor of the fearsome air wars of later years. The stories are presented to the reader in a frank and open way, revealing the feelings of the men who defended the trenches from above and witnessed the war from a completely different perspective. These first-hand accounts tell the almost�totally�unknown�tale of men who rewrote the rules of military engagement and changed the course of modern history as a result. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=93201 Thu, 27 September 2012 04:25:38 America/Los_Angeles Soldiers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=93199 As revealed through the lives of nine British military men whose wartime experiences span the course of the twentieth century, a study of the soldier's world explores the ways in which military training, values, and everyday life have changed over the course of the last century. Reprint. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=93199 Thu, 27 September 2012 04:22:05 America/Los_Angeles The river posts http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92840 This is the story of the adventures of an RAF observation unit which was spread in the outposts of six men in the forests of the Ganges delta and along the wide hills of the Burma frontier during the early years of the Japanese war in world war II. It took fourteen days to reach one post by river and jungle track: another was approached by mule ride. There are descriptions of these and other journeys also of the wider India--Delhi, Calcutta Himalayan hill stations--with glimpses of Kipling's India just before it vanished for ever. The author was a keen observer to get to know the various peoples of India, including the Lushai tribe in the hills; there are some interesting comments on the varied political groups of pre-independence India and on the background of the Japanese war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92840 Thu, 20 September 2012 02:16:53 America/Los_Angeles In heroes' footsteps : a walker's guide to thebattlefields of the world http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92641 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92641 Tue, 11 September 2012 04:32:52 America/Los_Angeles World at War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92639 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92639 Tue, 11 September 2012 04:13:24 America/Los_Angeles The war years, 1939-1945. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92638 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92638 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:58:25 America/Los_Angeles Fighting helicopters of the 20th century http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92636 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92636 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:47:20 America/Los_Angeles Tanks at war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92635 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92635 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:46:12 America/Los_Angeles Gatefold Book of the World's Great Warplanes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92631 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92631 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:30:25 America/Los_Angeles Airplanes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92630 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92630 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:22:51 America/Los_Angeles Firefight! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92629 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92629 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:19:40 America/Los_Angeles Berlin 1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92627 After the years of fighting with no quarter given by either Germans or Russians, it was inevitable that the victors would show no mercy to the vanquished at the end. Even so the savagery of the Russian Armies as they closed on Berlin reached new levels of barbaric behaviour and devastation. Through vivid text and unique photographs we witness the ferocity of the final days of the Nazis and the suffering that befell the population of Berlin. Little was left of the city and those who survived suffered terribly at the hands of an enemy bent on revenge, looting and pillage. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92627 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:11:50 America/Los_Angeles Britain at War in Colour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92626 Color photography was still in its infancy in 1939. With the outbreak of war against Germany, the short supply of color film stock made color photographs even more rare. But some were taken and a few of them have survived. Most of these images have remained unseen for decades. But the producers of the ITV series" Britain at War in Colour" scoured the archives to unearth a remarkable collection of startling color images for this book. These photographs are presented with a brief outline of the events surrounding them and illuminate a unique selection of personal accounts of the war. Intimate letters and diaries of service men and women civilians and war-time leaders tell the story of the British experience of war. The personal memories tell the reality of war-time Britain: a time when Britain stood alone; a time of danger and hope. The powerful photographs show the reality of war-time Britain: a nation with a purpose; a people with a will to win. "Britain at War in Colour" is a unique account of Britain during the Second World War. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92626 Tue, 11 September 2012 03:04:20 America/Los_Angeles Spitfire. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92624 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=92624 Tue, 11 September 2012 02:58:53 America/Los_Angeles Pearl Harbor http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=91251 "A date which will live in infamy"--President Delano Roosevelt, December 7, 1941. Perfectly coinciding with the release of this splendid volume on Memorial Day 2001, Disney will release its high-profile, big-budget, and star-powered film, Pearl Harbor. The excitement will leave viewers craving a closer look at the real event--and this eye-popping, large-size, and image-packed book will keep readers fascinated long after the movie has left the screen. Directed by visual master Michael Bay (The Rock, Armageddon), produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (who not only masterminded Bay's hits, but also Flashdance, Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, among others), and with a cast that includes Oscar(r) winners Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding, the film is sure to dominate the news and to pique curiosity about the subject.It was the battle that would change the course of history. 2,395 military and civilian personnel killed. Another 1,178 wounded. 21 ships sunk, beached, or damaged. 323 aircraft destroyed. It wasn't yet eight in the morning on the island of Oahu when Japan's Commander Fuchida radioed these code words to the Land of the Rising Sun's navy: TORA, TORA, TORA. The Japanese surprise attack on the United States had succeeded; Pearl Harbor was burning. Through bold and striking images previously unseen outside of Japan, and an authoritative, thoroughly up-to-date text, you'll look back at the shocking event. Enhancing your experience further are the standout--and very special--maps and graphics by Malcolm Swanston (expert cartographer of the History of Warfare series). Starting long before the assault and continuing through to the dramatic aftermath, H.P. Willmott, a brilliant and experienced writer on the topic, breaks new ground and corrects long-held misconceptions. First he brings the background into clear focus, charting Japan's emergence as a power in the Far East, and the military involvement in Manchuria and China that put her on a collision course with the U.S. Above all, Willmott makes sense of the complex, often surreal process that led the Japanese High Command to consider an attack on Pearl Harbor the preferred strategy. The text about the strike itself draws on extensive, deeply compelling new research. Highlights include concise tables listing every warship involved in the operation--from aircraft carriers to midget submarines--along with every formation of aircraft, which carriers they flew from, and which targets they hit. Most controversial: a discussion of crucial evidence that explains why a third-and potentially-devastating strike on the American base never occurred. Finally, you'll see why this fateful day may have been not only the day that Japan started the war...but also the day she lost it. Arguing strongly that the act of violence served as the prelude to her defeat, Willmott places Pearl Harbor in its proper military context, and considers subsequent developments in the Pacific, particularly the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway in 1942, as well as the Doolittle Raid by American bombers on Tokyo in April of the same year. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=91251 Sun, 12 August 2012 08:59:04 America/Los_Angeles Battle for the Rhine http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=91164 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=91164 Fri, 10 August 2012 00:46:08 America/Los_Angeles Spitfire http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=90819 It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance of Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940. Flown by pilots of many nations, it saw service as far afield as Australia and the Soviet Union. Spitfire: The Biography is a celebration of a great British invention, of the men and women who flew it, and supported its development, and of the industry that manufactured both the aircraft and the Rolls-Royce engines that powered it. It is also about a boy who wished he could have been a Second World War fighter pilot and who was later able to fly the aircraft that took his father into combat. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=90819 Mon, 30 July 2012 04:13:44 America/Los_Angeles Once More the Hawks http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=90202 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=90202 Thu, 19 July 2012 03:50:12 America/Los_Angeles For Valour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89877 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89877 Mon, 16 July 2012 05:03:11 America/Los_Angeles Thunder Run http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89318 Based on reporting that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Thunder Run chronicles one of the boldest gambles in modern military history. Three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of 5 million people and in three days of bloody combat ended the Iraqi war. Thunder Run is the story of the surprise assault on Baghdad-one of the most decisive battles in American combat history-by the Spartan Brigade, the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized). More than just a rendering of a single battle, Thunder Run candidly recounts how soldiers respond under fire and stress and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone. The product of over a hundred interviews with commanders and men from the Second Brigade, Thunder Run is a riveting firsthand account of how a single armored brigade was able to capture an Arab capital defended by one of the world's largest armies. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89318 Tue, 10 July 2012 03:47:09 America/Los_Angeles The White Rabbit: the Secret Agent the Gestapo Could Not Crack http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89205 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89205 Mon, 09 July 2012 04:14:08 America/Los_Angeles Klaus Barbie http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89027 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=89027 Sat, 07 July 2012 03:31:22 America/Los_Angeles Hitler's Fortress Islands http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88958 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88958 Sat, 07 July 2012 00:42:43 America/Los_Angeles The Colditz Story http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88898 Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in the Second World War. It was to this impregnable fortress that the Germans sent all those prisoners who persisted in escaping from other camps, such as Stalag Luft III (of THE GREAT ESCAPE FAME). Once within the walls of Colditz, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible.And yet during the four-year period when the castle was used as a prison over 300 men escaped, 31 of whom managed to complete the hazardous journey home through Germany. Prisoners from 10 different countries formed a truly international escape academy. Skeleton keys were made, German passes forged, maps drafted, and all manner of tools and machinery constructed out of whatever the prisoners had to hand. The ingenuity of the escape artists knew no bounds: the tried everything from tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers, and leaping acrobatically from the castle walls. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88898 Fri, 06 July 2012 00:34:58 America/Los_Angeles The Oxford Companion to American Military History http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88698 With more than 1,100 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors, The Oxford Companion to American Military History is "the most comprehensive treatment of American military history ever compiled" (Parameters: U.S. Army War College Quarterly) and an "easy-to-browse, well-organized work" (The Washington Post). Here is a gold mine of information on American military history, exploring battles and soldiers, ships and weapons, services and doctrines--as well as the social and cultural impact of the U.S. military at home and around the world. The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1,100 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day landing, James M. McPherson on the battle of Antietam, John Keegan on the changing experience of combat, Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams, Mark A. Noll on religion and war, and Robert M. Utley on Sitting Bull. Ranging from brief factual pieces to extensive essays, the entries examine every major war from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; important battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and military leaders from Washington to Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. Moreover, the Companion goes well beyond the usual "drum and trumpet" coverage to examine a wide range of subjects you might not expect to find. There are entries on relevant acts of Congress and on diplomatic policies such as the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar movements; on war in film, literature, music, and photography; and on war viewed through the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender studies, and psychology. The result is the widest ranging account compiled in one volume of war, peace, and the U.S. military. With over a thousand authoritative and vividly written entries, maps of several major wars, extensive cross-referencing, lists of further readings, and an index, this volume is the first place to turn for information on our nation's military history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88698 Tue, 03 July 2012 11:21:47 America/Los_Angeles Dead ground http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88663 This is the story of a man who spent eight years as an undercover police agent inside the IRA. The account he provides of life with the Provisionals is of a dark and claustrophobic world, of an iron grip which they hold over their own communities - a grip as tight and vicious as any Mafia stranglehold - and of a ruthless and cynical disregard for human life. Gilmour tells of corruption and double-standards that see young volunteers knee-capped for petty theft, while the high-ups steal with impunity; and of the life of a man trapped in no-man's-land, in a dirty war in which both the IRA and the security forces exploit children trapped in dead-end estates http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=88663 Tue, 03 July 2012 01:08:54 America/Los_Angeles The National Army Museum Book of the Boer War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87680 A military history of what was Britain's first modern war, written with original sources. Published in co-operation with the National Army Museum, it quotes extensively from the Museum's unpublished archive diaries, letters, documents and photographs together with seven detailed maps. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87680 Tue, 19 June 2012 23:57:50 America/Los_Angeles Weapons of the British Soldier http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87284 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87284 Sat, 16 June 2012 04:51:19 America/Los_Angeles Apache http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87279 An astonishing first book, Apache is a story of courage, comradeship, technology and tragedy, during the ongoing war in Afghanistan.'Apache' is the first book to come from the cockpit of the most sophisticated fighting helicopter the world has ever known. Designed in the mid 1980s to take on the Soviets, these machines have proven themselves as the perfect tool for combat in Afghanistan.Ed Macy's account of the incredibly hard Apache selection process, tougher than that of the SAS, combined with his description of the sheer difficulty of flying one of these helicopters provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between man and machine fighting in the toughest conditions imaginable.The climactic build-up to the rescue mission at Jugroom Fort is both dramatic and deeply moving. The rescue of Lance Corporal Mathew Ford has been hailed as one of the most remarkable and daring rescues of modern wartime and Ed's bravery on the ground at Jugroom Fort led to him being awarded the Military Cross - one of the first in the Army Air Corps' history.Taking the reader right to the heart of the war in Afghanistan, 'Apache' offers an unprecedented degree of proximity to the action and horror that troops in the region are faced with on a daily basis. Gripping from the first page to the last, it is utterly compelling and impossible to put down. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87279 Sat, 16 June 2012 04:36:30 America/Los_Angeles Dictionary of World War I http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87271 ref http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87271 Sat, 16 June 2012 04:24:48 America/Los_Angeles A bridge too far http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87270 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87270 Sat, 16 June 2012 04:23:29 America/Los_Angeles The Second World War: Closing the ring http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87237 CHAPTER I THE COMMAND OF THE SEAS GUADALCANAL AND NEW GUINEA Maritime Power - The Mediterranean Freed - The Mortal Struggle with the U-Boats - The Battle of the Atlantic the Dominating Factor in the War -An Atlantic Convoy Conference ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87237 Sat, 16 June 2012 03:05:05 America/Los_Angeles Vain glory. A miscellany of the Great War 1914-1918 written by those who fought in it on each side http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87226 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87226 Sat, 16 June 2012 02:32:04 America/Los_Angeles Cordon and search http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87223 CHAPTER I PRELUDE TO PALESTINE the end of the war in Germany in May, 1945, found the Division at Wismar on the Baltic. Here for about two weeks it rested after its rapid advance from the Rhine, until orders were received for it to ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87223 Sat, 16 June 2012 02:26:32 America/Los_Angeles The guns of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87221 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87221 Sat, 16 June 2012 02:23:31 America/Los_Angeles The Crimean War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87189 Acknowledgements The photographs and illustrations in this book are reproduced by kind permission of the following. Those on pages 100 and 183 by the gracious permission of HM the Queen; pages 12, 15, 16, 20, 25. 26, 29» 35, S2, 68, 70, ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87189 Sat, 16 June 2012 01:34:59 America/Los_Angeles Network http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87184 the truth about general gehlen and his spy ring http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87184 Sat, 16 June 2012 01:25:22 America/Los_Angeles Last stand! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87182 Custer's wasn't the only one! A "last stand" remains one of the most compelling wartime scenarios, where outnumbered warriors fight on, hoping to defy the odds and win the day. This best-selling collection gathers 13 examples of such battles, which often influence entire campaigns. Alongside less well-known cases, appear some of the most unforgettable campaigns: Napoleon at Waterloo, the Alamo, Little Big Horn, Rorke's Drift, and Arnhem Bridge. "...part of the...Cassell Military Classics series...hair-raising stories of military skirmishes throughout history."--Library Journal. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87182 Sat, 16 June 2012 01:21:28 America/Los_Angeles The first casualty http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87180 "THE MISERABLE PARENT OF A LUCKLESS TRIBE 1854-1856 At ten minutes past eleven our Light Cavalry Brigade advanced. . . . They swept proudly past, glittering in the morning sun in all the pride and splendour of war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87180 Sat, 16 June 2012 01:08:49 America/Los_Angeles The Battle of Coral http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87155 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87155 Fri, 15 June 2012 23:21:05 America/Los_Angeles Battleship Bismarck http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87136 1 The Bismarck and Her Captain Sea Battle Between the English and French! Churchill Bombards the French Fleet! So read the giant headlines in the daily newspapers on Hamburg kiosks. This sensational display told the German public of the ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=87136 Fri, 15 June 2012 22:27:18 America/Los_Angeles The history of landmines http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86964 Landmines have been much in the news in recent months, but few today know much about them. Mike Croll describes the history of these weapons, which some specialists trace back to the 5th century BC, from their earliest use to the present day. Electrically triggered mines of surprising sophistication were used by Confederates defending Charleston and Wilmington in the American Civil War, but the mine first became an important factor during World War I. The No-Man's-Land of 1914-1918 became heavily sown with mines in some areas, with the Germans even firing mines into the mud with mortars. Mines were used throughout World War II, but nowhere more dramatically than in North Africa, where the battle of El Alamein saw the first use of electronic mine detectors. The author has drawn heavily on the expertise of Britain's Royal Engineers and Royal Army Ordinance Corps, who have defused every conceivable type of mine and booby trap from the streets of Northern Ireland to the deserts of Kuwait andIraq. Croll describes the current state of mine warfare, recent international attempts to curb their use, and how they are most likely to be used in the future. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86964 Thu, 14 June 2012 02:58:52 America/Los_Angeles The blast of war, 1939-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86937 In the House, he gave the story of the last few days — Germany's aggression against Poland, and the British determination, in conjunction with France, to implement her guarantees by declaring war. 'Everything that I have worked for,' he ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86937 Thu, 14 June 2012 01:06:19 America/Los_Angeles Blackwater http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86666 Meet Blackwater USA, the world's most powerful mercenary firm. Based in the wilderness of North Carolina, it is the fastest-growing private army on the planet with forces capable of carrying out regime change throughout the world. Blackwater protects the top US officials in Iraq and yet we know nothing about the firm's quasi-military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and inside the US. Blackwater was founded by an extreme right-wing fundamentalist Christian mega-millionaire ex-Navy Seal named Erik Prince, the scion of a wealthy conservative family that bankrolls far-right-wing causes. "Blackwater" is the dark story of the rise of a powerful mercenary army, ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the hurricane-ravaged US gulf to Washington DC, where Blackwater executives are hailed as new heroes in the war on terror. This is an extraordinary expose by one of America's most exciting young radical journalists. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86666 Mon, 11 June 2012 22:37:11 America/Los_Angeles The Golden Carpet http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86601 A first-hand account of a brilliant World War II desert campaign that also offers compelling insight into the violent and volatile nation of Iraq. In a narrative worthy of comparison to that of T.E. Lawrence, de Chair offers a minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile account of the unknown perils and hardships of WW II's mechanized desert war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86601 Mon, 11 June 2012 04:21:46 America/Los_Angeles D-day http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86588 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86588 Mon, 11 June 2012 03:42:42 America/Los_Angeles War in European History http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86244 This reissue of Howard's classic text includes a short new afterword by the author. "Wars have often determined the character of society. Society in exchange has determined the character of wars. This is the theme of Michael Howard's stimulating book. It is written with all his usual skill and in its small compass is perhaps the most original book he has written. Though he surveys a thousand years of history, he does so without sinking in a slough of facts and draws a broad outline of developments which will delight the general reader."--A.J.P. Taylor, Observer http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86244 Tue, 05 June 2012 02:06:13 America/Los_Angeles The Roman army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86217 illustrated study http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86217 Tue, 05 June 2012 00:40:05 America/Los_Angeles Mammoth Book of the Third Reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86147 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=86147 Mon, 04 June 2012 00:13:35 America/Los_Angeles The long fuse http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85873 The author analyzes the events that led to World War I. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85873 Thu, 31 May 2012 05:36:16 America/Los_Angeles Rommel. Fine di una leggenda http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85712 Rommel � stato forse il solo comandante tedesco a ricevere attestati di stima dagli stessi nemici. Ma � proprio vero che fu soltanto il servitore efficiente e leale di una causa sbagliata? Diversi elementi sembrano dimostrare il contrario. Il Feld-maresciallo ha sempre mantenuto rapporti stretti con il regime e con Hitler, non si � mai attivamente opposto alla barbarie, non ha favorito in alcun modo i nazisti critici e il suo stesso suicidio � da interpretare come un supremo atto di fedelt� al suo Fuhrer. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85712 Mon, 28 May 2012 01:56:28 America/Los_Angeles The Taste of Battle http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85691 Today, even real soldiers rarely taste battle during their career. Yet, the fascination with combat persists: What is it like? How does the ordinary recruit find the inner strength to go on? A unique and brilliantly researched narrative follows 12 imaginary soldiers to answer these and other questions. From the trenches of Mons in 1918 and World War Two to the jungles of Vietnam and the sands of Kuwait, these landmark conflicts teach us about courage, loyalty, and duty under the most terrible circumstances. Today, even real soldiers rarely taste battle during their career. Yet, the fascination with combat persists: What is it like? How does the ordinary recruit find the inner strength to go on? A unique and brilliantly researched narrative follows 12 imaginary soldiers to answer these and other questions. From the trenches of Mons in 1918 and World War Two to the jungles of Vietnam and the sands of Kuwait, these landmark conflicts teach us about courage, loyalty, and duty under the most terrible circumstances. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85691 Mon, 28 May 2012 00:17:07 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated guide to modern tanks and fighting vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85575 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85575 Fri, 25 May 2012 22:40:52 America/Los_Angeles Centurion tank http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85511 modern combat vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85511 Thu, 24 May 2012 06:43:14 America/Los_Angeles Fighting with allies http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85497 ritain's former Ambassador to the U.S., Fighting With Allies focuses on the often-troubled relationship between Britain and America, fro m the War of 1812 to the war in Bosnia. Featuring a cast of characters that includes Churchill, Roosevelt, Chamberlain, and Kennedy, here is a sweeping, very human history of the alliance between two great nations. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85497 Thu, 24 May 2012 06:08:26 America/Los_Angeles The Gurkhas http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85494 the inside siory of the worlds most feared fighters http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85494 Thu, 24 May 2012 06:02:12 America/Los_Angeles The tools of war, 1939/45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85455 a chronology of important events http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85455 Thu, 24 May 2012 01:38:21 America/Los_Angeles The Canadian Army at war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85437 Throughout the twentieth century, Canadian armies participated in the world's major conflicts, from the Boer War at the dawn of the century, to the Korean War in the 1950s. As part of the British empire, Canada supported Britain in South Africa, and came to the aid of the Allies in both world wars. This book chronicles the development of the Canadian Army and the legendary achievements of a nation which might have justifiably stayed aloof from the quarrels of others. As both author and illustrator, Mike Chappell paints an engaging picture of the history, equipment and uniforms of the Canadian Army. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85437 Thu, 24 May 2012 00:56:17 America/Los_Angeles Wellington's war, or, 'Atty, the long-nosed bugger that licks the French' http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85344 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85344 Tue, 22 May 2012 23:04:01 America/Los_Angeles top trump tanks http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85336 data and pictures of the best tanks of the world http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85336 Tue, 22 May 2012 21:22:58 America/Los_Angeles The Long Walk http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85164 Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captive Poles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and American unfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands of miles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against the Germans. The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=85164 Sat, 19 May 2012 12:54:41 America/Los_Angeles The Royal Tank Regiment http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84989 Om "The Royal Tank Regiment http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84989 Fri, 18 May 2012 02:00:03 America/Los_Angeles Germany's elite panzer force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84971 His estimates of German strengths include 10000 artillery pieces and 2700 armoured fighting vehicles of which 1137 were with the southern pincer. The 4th Panzer Army, the strike force of Army Group South, was grouped along a 50km front. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84971 Fri, 18 May 2012 01:19:03 America/Los_Angeles German warships of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84965 INTRODUCTION AT the end of World War I Germany was left with a very large ana powerful Navy, but under the terms of the Armistice this was speedily disbanded. The newest units of the Fleet— the battleships BADEN, BAYERN, FRIEDRICH DER ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84965 Fri, 18 May 2012 01:08:17 America/Los_Angeles To win a war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84785 This book is a fascinating narrative history of the last year of the First World War. For the weary Allies 1918 was truly a year of victory. First came the defensive victories of the British and the French against the last desperate offensive launched by the Germans in the Spring. Then came the turning point of Foch's counter-offensive on the Marne followed by Haig's great attack on 8 August - 'the black day of the German Army' - the breaking of the Hindenburg Line and the pursuit of the defeated German Army across the wasteland of war. This challenging and perceptive book gives honour where it is due: to a victorious British Army in 1918. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84785 Thu, 17 May 2012 03:41:56 America/Los_Angeles The Last Year of the German Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84769 This book charts the progress of the German army from May 1944 to May 1945. It includes details of the organisation and structure of Hitler's troops, the growing opposition to the Fuhrer and his consequent mistrust of his senior commanders. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84769 Thu, 17 May 2012 02:26:12 America/Los_Angeles Unheralded Victory http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84766 Along with a half million other young men, Mark Woodruff put his life on the line to serve his country in Vietnam. Like so many others, he returned home to find himself regarded not as a hero but as a humiliating reminder of the only war the United States ever lost. This Marine, however, is determined to set the record straight. Woodruff never wavers from the cold, hard facts in this riveting book. Battle by battle, Unheralded Victory provides incontrovertible proof that the United States won this war, from the vaunted 1968 Tet Offensive�in reality a shattering defeat that decimated the Viet Cong�to Linebacker II, the final knockout blow that forced North Vietnam to the table. Make no mistake: our warriors in Vietnam were victorious. It�s time America sat up and took notice. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84766 Thu, 17 May 2012 02:19:42 America/Los_Angeles The six day war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84760 THE SIX DAY WAR This book was organized and written by Randolph and Winston Churchill, son and grandson respectively of the late Sir Winston Churchill. Winston was in Israel (briefly also in lordan and Lebanon) for three weeks before ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84760 Thu, 17 May 2012 02:04:06 America/Los_Angeles Black Hawk down http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84754 A searing portrayal of modern warfare recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid. Reprint. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84754 Thu, 17 May 2012 00:58:08 America/Los_Angeles For the sake of example http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84681 Although these troops were well-disciplined and highly-trained regular soldiers, reinforced with a number of hastily-mobilized reservists, they were unprepared and ill-equipped for the conditions of warfare which they were about to ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84681 Tue, 15 May 2012 02:33:52 America/Los_Angeles Russian roulette http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84678 I arrived in Kabul on 14 February 1980. Dirty snow blanketed the city. Tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs) stood at every crossroads. Shivering soldiers of the "limited contingent of Soviet forces" perched on the vehicles, ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84678 Tue, 15 May 2012 02:24:07 America/Los_Angeles Flags of the Third Reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84583 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84583 Sun, 13 May 2012 23:29:24 America/Los_Angeles Zombie Myths of Australian Military History http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84387 In this fascinating account, leading Australian military historians tackle 10 of the most enduring historical zombies, or national myths, that have staggered their way through the halls of military history for more than 200 years. From Aboriginal resistance and invasion to Australia's recent involvement in East Timor, this record disproves the incorrectly memorialized and so-called gallant deeds of past Australian servicemen. Provocative and opinionated, this record attempts to correct the historical record. � http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84387 Fri, 11 May 2012 01:33:46 America/Los_Angeles The vital link http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84153 the story of the royal signals 1945-83 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84153 Mon, 07 May 2012 06:46:05 America/Los_Angeles the first world war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84140 day 1 the road to war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=84140 Mon, 07 May 2012 06:17:59 America/Los_Angeles The years of victory http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83973 Now reissued in paperback to coincide with the 50th anniversary of V.E. Day, an account of the last two years of the Second World War which draws on the memories and experiences of hundreds of people who were there. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83973 Sat, 05 May 2012 05:20:48 America/Los_Angeles The U-boat peril http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83968 During World War II, the Allies had to win the fight at sea -- and here is the anti-submarine commander's perilous fight to destroy the German U-boats. Follow the hunt, life and death on the oceans, and the action as it moves from the Atlantic to beyond the Arctic Circle. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83968 Sat, 05 May 2012 04:54:16 America/Los_Angeles Shades of amber: a South Arabian episode http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83917 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83917 Sat, 05 May 2012 01:18:16 America/Los_Angeles The raiders of Arakan http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83880 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83880 Fri, 04 May 2012 22:54:59 America/Los_Angeles Siegfried http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83666 the nazis last stand http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83666 Thu, 03 May 2012 03:22:03 America/Los_Angeles France overseas http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83474 the great war and the climax of french imperial expansion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83474 Wed, 02 May 2012 04:37:49 America/Los_Angeles History of the Royal Navy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83360 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83360 Wed, 02 May 2012 01:03:52 America/Los_Angeles The Crusades http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83062 Born of a mixture of religious fervour, military ardour and political will, the Crusades remain a fascinating and misunderstood aspect of medieval history. Born amid immense suffering and bloodshed the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The Crusades raised to campaign for it gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hopitallers as well as numerous smaller orders, and were a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders including Richard 'The Lionheart' and Saladin. David Nicolle recounts the background and events of these fundamental campaigns that scarred the Late Medieval period. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83062 Sun, 29 April 2012 19:42:41 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated guide to allied fighters of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83059 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83059 Sun, 29 April 2012 19:24:42 America/Los_Angeles Burma Victory http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83058 It was in Burma, in the landmark battles of Imphal and Kohima, that the Japanese forces suffered their greatest defeats in history. What really happened in these complex confrontations, fought over confusing terrain? This engrossing narrative sets the record straight, offering a new analysis of the role of airpower in the struggle, and highlighting the thinking of top British, American, Japanese, and Chinese commanders. It ensures that a story of bravery and suffering remains alive forever. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83058 Sun, 29 April 2012 19:18:44 America/Los_Angeles One man's SAS http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83037 special air services http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=83037 Sun, 29 April 2012 18:41:25 America/Los_Angeles Sharp End http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=82929 THE SHARP END is a unique and engrossing study of the actual human experience of Allied front line soldiers in World War II. We learn about training, discipline and morale; what life was like in the combat zone, what the soldier ate, where he sheltered and how he slept We learn about his beliefs, his fears, the threats he faced and, most starkly of all, his chances of survival. A well as a brilliantly revealing analysis, John Ellis gives us the testimony of individual participants - of the men who faced the wretched discomforts and horrors of campaigning, from sodden foxholes in France to the fly-blown nothingness of the African desert: from freezing mountain-tops in Italy to the sweltering heat and claustrophobia of Asian jungles. THE SHARP END is an essential and unparalled account of the unknown soldier's daily life in the most destructive war in human history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=82929 Sat, 28 April 2012 06:30:18 America/Los_Angeles Spitfire Attack http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=82629 'Bill' Rolls as a young Sergeant-Pilot couldn't believe his luck when he was posted to a fighter squadron in early 1940. Not only a fighter squadron but one equipped with the Spitfire - an aircraft he had seen and dreamed of flying but had never even sat in before now. In those early 'Phoney War' months squadrons based in England had very little to do and so Bill Rolls was given the benefit of putting in quite a few 'conversion' hours in his new aircraft. Little was it known that a new phase of the war was to begin and all 'home' based fighter squadrons would soon be involved in the life-and-death struggle of defending their homeland during what became known as the 'Battle of Britain'. This period, for a pilot, was to be etched forever on many of the young men that had been thrown into the deep end and viewed the survival of one day as a bonus. Bill went on to score a number of victories, during the Battle of Britain, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Subsequently commissioned he was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFe. Bill Rolls writes with gusto and experience of those 'bleak' days when fighter pilots never seemed to be out of their cockpits. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=82629 Wed, 25 April 2012 04:50:44 America/Los_Angeles The friends. Britain's postwar secret Intelligence Operations http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81975 pb http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81975 Thu, 19 April 2012 13:59:24 America/Los_Angeles Storm command http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81906 KENSINGTON PALACE When I made a brief visit to our forces in the Gulf just before Christmas 1990, I was struck by three things above all. The first was the sheer size of Operation Granby - the biggest operational deployment of British ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81906 Thu, 19 April 2012 02:56:44 America/Los_Angeles Firepower http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81905 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81905 Thu, 19 April 2012 02:55:52 America/Los_Angeles The longest tunnel http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81844 Recounts the escape attempt of seventy-six Allied POWs, three of whom made it to safety, and describes the trial of the Gestapo who killed recaptured POWs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81844 Thu, 19 April 2012 01:00:54 America/Los_Angeles America's Vietnam War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81782 An award-winning journalist provides an in-depth account of America's involvement in Vietnam, from the first U.S. participation to the final withdrawal, and places the events within the context of an era preoccupied with communist expansion. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81782 Wed, 18 April 2012 04:06:40 America/Los_Angeles SAS Gulf warriors http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81698 The 1991 Gulf War against Iraq saw the biggest deployment of SAS soldiers to an operational theatre since World War II. Some of their exploits, notably the ordeal of the patrol code-named "Bravo Two Zero", have become well known, but other aspects of the SAS campaign in the Gulf have remained shrouded in secrecy. Aiming to provide a fuller record of the operations, this book incorporates first-hand accounts, including revelations of the cruelty of Iraqi guards to their Western prisoners, and also discusses aspects such as the co-operation between the British and American special forces during the campaign, and the strategic role of the SAS http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81698 Tue, 17 April 2012 05:31:56 America/Los_Angeles RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81506 While Winston Churchill acknowledged the vital contribution of the RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War, it has recently come under fire from a whole generation of historians. They claim that the RAF offensive against Germany was immoral because so many civilians were killed, and wasteful because so many attacks were not on specific military targets. In this powerful book, first published in 1995, Denis Richards describes the Command's difficulties and failures, but also redresses the balance by making clear the magnitude of its achievements. A superb work of military history and required reading for anyone with an interest in World War II. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=81506 Mon, 16 April 2012 06:00:20 America/Los_Angeles Classic Fighter Aircraft http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80992 Generel beskrivelse af 45 af de mest ber�jagerfly siden 1914 og op til ca. 1985. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80992 Mon, 09 April 2012 08:18:22 America/Los_Angeles Heavy artillery of WWII http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80444 During World War II heavy artillery remained as important as it had ever been, being the one weapon that could completely dominate any battlefield, even after the introduction of the tank into warfare on a significant scale. Although the definition of heavy artillery varied from user to user, it could reach far into rear areas to disrupt supply routes and depots, and destroy the strongest fortifications and field works. The towed heavy artillery weapons involved between 1939 and 1945 were many and various, ranging from the antique to the latest state of the art. All are described here, grouped under nationality and with their development and distribution backgrounds. Each weapon is provided with a descriptive text, specifications and is illustrated. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80444 Tue, 03 April 2012 07:54:18 America/Los_Angeles World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80289 World War II was the first to be fought in equal intensity in Europe, Africa and Asia simultaneously. The author of this history describes the epic struggle of World War II, which killed tens of millions of soldiers and civilians alike. Show More Show Less -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80289 Mon, 02 April 2012 12:58:57 America/Los_Angeles Operation Mincemeat http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80257 One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. His mission: to convince the Germans that instead of attacking Sicily, the Allied armies planned to invade Greece. The brainchild of an eccentric RAF officer and a brilliant Jewish barrister, the great hoax involved an extraordinary cast of characters including a famous forensic pathologist, a gold-prospector, an inventor, a beautiful secret service secretary, a submarine captain, three novelists, a transvestite English spymaster, an irascible admiral who loved fly-fishing, and a dead Welsh tramp. Using fraud, imagination and seduction, Churchill's team of spies spun a web of deceit so elaborate and so convincing that they began to believe it themselves. The deception started in a windowless basement beneath Whitehall. It travelled from London to Scotland to Spain to Germany. And it ended up on Hitler's desk. Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of Agent Zigzag, weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries, as well as newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story of Operation Mincemeat. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=80257 Mon, 02 April 2012 08:21:05 America/Los_Angeles Battle for the Bundu http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79421 the first ww in east africa http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79421 Sun, 25 March 2012 09:01:19 America/Los_Angeles White Rabbit/Great Escape http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79419 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79419 Sun, 25 March 2012 08:56:23 America/Los_Angeles Hell's foundations http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79418 a town,its myths and gallipoli http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79418 Sun, 25 March 2012 08:53:48 America/Los_Angeles Carpathian disaster http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79168 ww 1 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79168 Thu, 22 March 2012 20:07:35 America/Los_Angeles Christmas Truce http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79040 CHAPTER ONE A Background of Hatred The Christmas truce was the culminating episode of a dramatic and tragic year. Nineteen fourteen, it is generally agreed , was one of the great watersheds of modern times. Commenting on it years later, ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=79040 Wed, 21 March 2012 17:36:53 America/Los_Angeles Promise of greatness http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78847 the war of 1914-1918 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78847 Tue, 20 March 2012 02:41:33 America/Los_Angeles The Colonel of Tamarkan http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78830 Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the dogmatic but brittle commanding officer in David Lean's film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". While a brilliant performance, it owed more to fiction than fact, as the man who actually commanded the POWs ordered to build the infamous bridges -- there were in fact two: one wooden, one concrete -- was cut from very different cloth. Lieutenant Colonel Philip Toosey was the senior officer among the 2,000-odd Allied servicemen incarcerated in Tamarkan prison camp, and as such had to comply with the Japanese orders to help construct their Thailand-Burma railway. With malnutrition, disease and brutality their constant companions, it was a near-impossible task for soldiers who had already endured terrible privations -- and one which they knew would be in the service of their enemy. But under Toosey's careful direction, a subtle balancing act between compliance and subversion, the Allied inmates not only survived but regained some sense of self-respect. Re-creating the story of this remarkable leader with tremendous skill and narrative flair, and drawing on many original interviews with Second World War POWs from the Asian theatre, THE COLONEL OF TAMARKAN is a riveting blend of biography and history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78830 Tue, 20 March 2012 01:51:05 America/Los_Angeles Death of the Scharnhorst http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78816 In one of World War Two's great naval battles, the Royal Navy finally tracked down, cornered, and sank The Scharnhorst--a potent symbol of Nazi seagoing power that had wreaked havoc on Allied convoys. This gripping military tale reveals how the cruiser was lured out of her Norwegian haven on Christmas Day 1943...and in a climactic fight, perished under the big guns of the battleship Duke of York. Eyewitnesses recount this crucial victory that was helped by the cracking of German codes. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78816 Tue, 20 March 2012 01:26:30 America/Los_Angeles The Chinese Red Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78811 campaigns and politics since 1949 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78811 Tue, 20 March 2012 00:32:49 America/Los_Angeles Malta, the thorn in Rommel's side http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78587 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78587 Sun, 18 March 2012 06:25:13 America/Los_Angeles World War One http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78582 On the hot August day in 1914 when war was declared, Britons returning from Bank Holiday excursions treated the news with resignation or excitement rather than fear. Nobody expected the war to last long - it would be over by Christmas. By 1918 Britain, and the whole world, knew that it had been drawn into the most wretched, awesome conflict yet known. Then, as now, it was the great set-piece and trench battles that made the headlines, with each gain or loss of European plain eagerly noted. To understand the whole conflict and its diverse elements, however, the student must appreciate the political background, the allegiances and alliances of the combatant forces and the military thinking prevalent at the time. In this masterpiece of succinct narrative, Philip Warner provides the overview required to follow the motives and reactions of those involved, so enabling the reader to follow the strategies and tactics. He usefully adds comment on how the war was concluded, the literature it created and debates the question: was it avoidable? http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78582 Sun, 18 March 2012 06:17:49 America/Los_Angeles MI9 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78575 the british secret service that fostered escape and evasion 1939-1945 and its american counterpart http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78575 Sun, 18 March 2012 05:55:49 America/Los_Angeles Steel inferno http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78573 i ss panzer corps in normansy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78573 Sun, 18 March 2012 05:49:25 America/Los_Angeles Junkers Ju 87 stukageschwader 1937-41 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78527 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78527 Sun, 18 March 2012 03:46:54 America/Los_Angeles Italian Aces of World War 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78526 Flying aircraft such as the Macchi 200-202, Fiat G.50 and biplane Fiat CR.42, the Italian fighter pilots were recognised by their Allied counterparts as brave opponents blessed with sound flying abilities, but employing under-gunned and underpowered equipment. Following the Italian surrender in September 1943, a number of aces continued to take the fight to the Allies as part of the Luftwaffe-run ANR, which was equipped with far more potent equipment such as the Bf 109G, Macchi 205V and Fiat G.55. Flying these types, the handful of ANR squadrons continued to oppose Allied bombing raids on northern Italy until VE-Day. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78526 Sun, 18 March 2012 03:44:58 America/Los_Angeles Panzer http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78459 the armoured force of the third reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78459 Sat, 17 March 2012 18:35:18 America/Los_Angeles Alanbrooke - The turn of the tide 1939-1943 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78455 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78455 Sat, 17 March 2012 09:49:36 America/Los_Angeles Their Darkest Hour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78454 The traditional image of the Home Front in World War II is of cheery Londoners, singing along to Vera Lynn on the radio and making do and mending as bombs fall all around them. But there was another side to life in wartime Britain, a side many would like to forget. Questionable Governmental procedures often hindered Britain's chance of winning the war. With meticulous plans for protecting the nation's art treasures, little preparation was made for the protection of its population. A catalogue of authoritarian blunders shows in frightening detail just how close Britain came to a totalitarian state. Propaganda fed to the people bore scant relation to the facts, and dark forces like racism found a ready outlet in wartime society. Crime continued to flourish, and the class tensions in pre-war society were often thrown into sharp relief. This is a portrait of a nation at arms. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78454 Sat, 17 March 2012 09:45:12 America/Los_Angeles Commando http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78424 Since their formation by Winston Churchill during the dark days of the Second World War, the Commandos have been regarded as among the most feared amphibious infantry in the world. Lightly equipped, fast, silent and deadly - the Commandos epitomize the modern soldier. They are highly trained, disciplined, tough, determined and efficient, always basing their operations on speed, mobility, surprise and firepower. But who are the Commandos? What qualities do they have beyond those of the normal soldier? There are two ways to join the Royal Marine Commandos: thru the Recruit Troop Course for teenagers; or thru the All Arms Commando Course for volunteers from the other services. This book follows two such courses as the reruits and volunteers pit themselves against the Commando Tests - and against themselves - for the right to wear the coveted Green Beret. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78424 Sat, 17 March 2012 07:57:31 America/Los_Angeles Assize of arms http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78293 the disarmament of germany and her rearmament 1919-1939 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78293 Fri, 16 March 2012 01:10:44 America/Los_Angeles Myths & legends of the Second World War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78282 As with the Great War, the Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness even today. Some are well known, like the Dunkirk story, which portrayed the disaster of 1940 as a victory. Others are more obscure like the rumors of a German invasion attempt on the beaches of Norfolk in 1940, a myth that resurfaced in 1992. There are stories of the 'Manston Mutiny' during the Battle of Britain, espionage myths that surround the sinking of the battleship Royal Oak at Scapa Flow, the falsehood that no German spies in Britain operated outside MI5's double-cross system, and the real story behind 'the man who never was' (first revealed in 1996). Also covered are the Rudolf Hess story, myths about the nature and true effectiveness of the Resistance movements in Europe, and the true extent of Hitler's belief in astrology and his quest for the Holy Grail. Myths on land, sea and air are also discussed including the 'betrayal' at Dieppe, Nazi U-boat bases in Ireland. Weaving his narrative around a wide range of contemporary documentary sources, James Hayward presents an objective and rigorous analysis of the main myths, legends and popular falsehoods of the Second World War. The result is a new and refreshing perspective on the popular image of the Second World War. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78282 Fri, 16 March 2012 01:02:24 America/Los_Angeles The Penguin book of the American civil war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78267 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78267 Fri, 16 March 2012 00:48:45 America/Los_Angeles Standard of Power http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78109 the royal navy in the 20th century http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=78109 Thu, 15 March 2012 00:05:42 America/Los_Angeles Yom Kippur War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77922 From then on the prelude to hostilities was a mirror image of that which preceded the Six Day War. In 1967 the Arab news media were claiming that the Israelis were massing troops on the Syrian border; in 1973 it was Israeli newsmen who ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77922 Tue, 13 March 2012 20:59:30 America/Los_Angeles The SS, alibi of a nation, 1922-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77908 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77908 Tue, 13 March 2012 18:54:05 America/Los_Angeles Rocket fighter http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77723 www2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77723 Sun, 11 March 2012 17:45:03 America/Los_Angeles Crazy Horse and Custer http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77669 the epic clash of 2 great warrirs at little bighorn http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77669 Sun, 11 March 2012 07:29:29 America/Los_Angeles Special forces http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77662 Commandos, SEALs, Rangers, Delta Force - names that conjure pictures of daring raids and rescues. These are the elite of the military world, the men who are sent in to combat terrorist killers, hijackers, despotic warlords and other dark forces in this unsettled world. There are many such specialized units serving in the world's armed services and each has special skills, training and equipment. See them in action and discover their operational techniques, battle honors and current capabilities in this detailed introduction to the world's most revered fighting men. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77662 Sun, 11 March 2012 07:16:57 America/Los_Angeles The trench http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77629 Accompanying the BBC documentary series, this volume recreates in extraordinary detail the experience of day-to-day life for soldiers in World War I. Volunteers have been recruited from the streets of Hull, exactly as the "Hull Pals" (the nickname of the 10th battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment) were recruited in 1914. After being trained just as the original recruits were trained and taken to a carefully reconstructed trench in northern France, they are subjected to as many of the privations suffered by their great-grandfathers as can realistically be recreated. It is an extraordinary challenge, physically, mentally and historically. Based on hours of original research and interviews with surviving veterans of the Great War, as well as the regimental diary which describes every hour of every day in painstaking detail, "The Trench" aims to give an honest and accurate picture of what it actually felt like to be a soldier on the front line in 1916. What was it like to see the trenches for the first time? What did you do to pass the time once you got there? How did you deal with trench routine? And the deaths of your friends? How did you treat injuries? And trench foot? And lice? What did you eat? How did you sleep? How did you stay alive? http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77629 Sat, 10 March 2012 06:49:10 America/Los_Angeles Para! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77509 This is a history of the first fifty years of the Parachute Regiment, by an author who has served with both the Paras and the SAS. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77509 Sat, 10 March 2012 00:00:17 America/Los_Angeles Mosquito: wooden wonder http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77410 ... complete volte face performed by officialdom than the exhibition of general approval which greeted the demonstration of the prototype Mosquito s. It is easy to understand the distrustful attitude which preceded the change of heart. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77410 Fri, 09 March 2012 20:02:40 America/Los_Angeles How wars begin http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77187 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77187 Thu, 08 March 2012 20:00:27 America/Los_Angeles Luftwaffe http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77058 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77058 Thu, 08 March 2012 05:03:38 America/Los_Angeles Trench fighting, 1914-18 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77047 ww 1 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=77047 Thu, 08 March 2012 04:41:11 America/Los_Angeles Midway: the turning point http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76812 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76812 Wed, 07 March 2012 03:45:02 America/Los_Angeles the second ww 8 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76795 victory in africa http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76795 Tue, 06 March 2012 23:15:08 America/Los_Angeles Seven men at daybreak http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76378 the true story of the assasination of heydrich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76378 Sun, 04 March 2012 18:14:25 America/Los_Angeles England's Pride http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76341 General Gordon, charged with the task of defending Khartoum, was stabbed to death on 26 January 1885 when the Mahdi's forces took the town by storm. Two days later, the Expeditionary force arrived to relieve Gordon but found the town firmly in the hands of the Mahdi. In England's Pride, Julian Symons tells the story of the disastrous and tragic failure of this mission. Analysing events from both a political and military stance, and consulting a wide range of sources, he questions why the Gladstone Government had not acted sooner in the first place, and then, once orders had been given, what contributed to the complex chain of events that was ultimately to thwart the relieving force. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76341 Sun, 04 March 2012 16:14:19 America/Los_Angeles Crusade in Spain http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76340 spanish civil war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76340 Sun, 04 March 2012 16:11:18 America/Los_Angeles The Guinness history of sea warfare http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76290 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76290 Sat, 03 March 2012 21:32:28 America/Los_Angeles Hitler's high seas fleet http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76247 Neglected power Introduction by Borrie Pitt 'Hitler was landsinnig (land-minded) ', is the conclusion of one of the closest students of his character and to possess a great fleet of the sort which had been the pride of the Kaiser to ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76247 Sat, 03 March 2012 15:41:28 America/Los_Angeles Enigma http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76031 the battle for the code http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=76031 Fri, 02 March 2012 15:23:49 America/Los_Angeles Over the top http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75927 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75927 Thu, 01 March 2012 22:48:39 America/Los_Angeles NATO Major Warships USA and Canada http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75632 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75632 Wed, 29 February 2012 17:04:10 America/Los_Angeles Our war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75620 Christopher Somerville skillfully links the voices, guiding them into covering such topics as racial prejudice, attitudes to Britain before and after the war, why Commonwealth citizens even volunteered and the inevitable disillusionment by 1945. The result is a rare and faithful memoir to the five million Commonwealth citizens who fought for the Allies and the 170,000 who died or went missing. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75620 Wed, 29 February 2012 08:52:37 America/Los_Angeles The War the infantry knew 1914-1919 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75606 ww1 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75606 Wed, 29 February 2012 07:38:50 America/Los_Angeles Helicopters at war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75555 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75555 Wed, 29 February 2012 01:28:53 America/Los_Angeles Blood, tears and folly http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75536 AfterFighterandBlitzkrieg, Len Deighton reveals the reality of global conflict in highly moving individual accounts by participants at every level. By 1942, the civilized world had been brought to the brink of ruin. It had taken the Axis powers less than three years to command the high seas in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific, to lay waste most of Europe and enslave millions in Asia, to drive deep into Stalin�s Soviet empire and come within an ace of controlling the oilfields in the Middle East. At the height of their power, the European dictators and the Japanese military autocracy ruled almost half the world. Standing alone, the British were bankrupt, and the United States only driven from isolation by the humiliation at Pearl Harbor. Before the tide fully turned in 1943, millions had been put to death, the machinery of the holocaust was in place and nuclear devastation well on the way to becoming a reality. Yet, Deighton warns, fifty years on, the lessons of the Second World War continue to reverberate unheeded. Racial hatred, ethnic cleansing, recession, trade wars and the widening gap between rich and poor promise economic migration on a frightening scale. The dangers of today are seen all too clearly in this account of a recent time when humanity was consumed by violence and destruction. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75536 Tue, 28 February 2012 23:16:18 America/Los_Angeles Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Italy 1943-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75529 The Allies fought the Germans in Italy from July 1943 to May 1945, in a campaign perhaps more reminiscent of the First World War. The terrain was difficult, the weather bitter, the adversaries fierce and in no way inferior in strength. As the author contends, the Allies felt they played "second fiddle to the cross-channel invasion; that victory was not going to be won by them, and that their sacrifices and suffering were not essential to it and would not be appreciated." Had the Germans been able to deploy their forces in Italy against the D-Day landings and subsequent offensive, there could have been a very different situation in Northern Europe in 1944-45. The hard-fought campaign in Italy, so vividly portrayed in this book, probably made the difference. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75529 Tue, 28 February 2012 22:57:54 America/Los_Angeles Chemical and biological Warfare http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75270 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75270 Mon, 27 February 2012 22:27:33 America/Los_Angeles Missiles of the world http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75233 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75233 Mon, 27 February 2012 18:39:51 America/Los_Angeles Suicide Squads http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75214 Sixty years ago, both Allied and Axis soldiers set off on suicidal or near-suicidal raids. These men's bravery cannot be overestimated, nor can the resourcefulness and despair that led to the development of their crafts, which were so hazardous as to be properly described as suicide machines. Suicide Squads tells the story of these missions, focusing on the "special attack" operations - a euphemism for suicidal attacks - of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. Military historian Richard O'Neill offers a detailed exploration - including the evolution, the types, and the effects - of explosive motorboats (which offered "the prospect of spectacular gain at little cost"), midget submarines (Japanese, Italian, German, and British), and manned aircraft, as well as human torpedoes, human bullets, and kamikaze aircraft. He also describes the actions themselves - the attack on Pearl Harbor, the raid on Sydney Harbor, and Special Forces missions at Guadalcanal, Midway, and Okinawa, among others. And he provides insights into the samurai and bushido codes of conduct that inspired ritual suicide. The story of these special attack forces remains a testimony to ingenuity, desperation, and courage. (6 x 9, 272 pages, b&w photos) http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75214 Mon, 27 February 2012 17:26:35 America/Los_Angeles Jihad! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75194 In 1980, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had taken over the leadership of the West and the Soviets had invaded Afghanistan�the most crucial battle of the Cold War was about to begin. In the high mountain passes of the north-west Frontier and the Hindu Kush, the CIA and MI6 saw an opportunity to bring the mighty Soviet army to its knees. Their weapon: the Islamic guerrillas of the Afghan Mujahideen. The first Western agent to link up with the Mujahideen was Tom Carew, a young ex-SAS soldier with a talent for "black bag" covert operations. In the course of an extraordinary year, Carew led a series of reconnaissance missions inside Afghanistan; he took part in an astonishing attempt to hijack a shipment of anti-aircraft missiles from Communist Bulgaria for use by the guerrillas; and he set up the first western-sponsored training camp for Mujahideen in Pakistan. In the course of these operations Carew was accepted and befriended by the fundamentalist Mujahideen, and became as close to them as any European individual could ever get. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75194 Mon, 27 February 2012 16:45:37 America/Los_Angeles Hitler's Spy Chief http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75180 Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fuhrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1938 he was involved in an attempted coup, undermined by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. In 1940 he sabotaged the German plan to invade England, and fed General Franco vital information that helped him keep Spain out of the war. For years he played a dangerous double game, desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the Gestapo. The SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, became suspicious of the Abwehr and by 1944, when Abwehr personnel were involved in the attempted assassination of Hitler, he had the evidence to arrest Canaris himself. Canaris was executed a few weeks before the end of the war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75180 Mon, 27 February 2012 09:18:55 America/Los_Angeles Ground Truth http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75028 Afghanistan, 2008. After their eighteen-month epic tour of Helmand Province, the troops of 3 Para are back. This time, the weight of experience weighs heavily on their shoulders.In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on a tour that has become a legend. All that summer the Paras were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks in one of the most gruelling campaigns fought by British troops in modern times.Two years later the Paras are back in the pounding heat of the Afghanistan front lines. The conflict has changed. The enemy has been forced to adopt new weaponry and tactics. But how much progress are we really making in the war against the insurgents? And is there an end in sight?In this searing account of 3 Para's return, bestselling author Patrick Bishop combines gripping, first-person accounts of frontline action with an unflinching look at the hard realities of our involvement in Afghanistan. Writing from a position of exclusive access alongside the Paras, he reveals the 'ground truth' of the mission our soldiers have been given. It's a sombre picture. But shining out from it are stories of courage, comradeship and humour, as well as a gripping account of an epic humanitarian operation through Taliban-infested country to deliver a vitally needed turbine to the Kajaki Dam.Frank, action-packed and absorbing, 'Ground Truth' is a timely and important book that will set the agenda for discussion of the Afghan conflict for years to come. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=75028 Sun, 26 February 2012 10:17:02 America/Los_Angeles Hamburger Hill http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74964 Chronicles the events of one of the most brutal battles in the Vietnam War in which fifty-six Americans were killed and four hundred twenty were wounded. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74964 Sun, 26 February 2012 04:09:59 America/Los_Angeles Tarawa http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74833 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74833 Fri, 24 February 2012 16:53:56 America/Los_Angeles The seige of Leningrad http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74830 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74830 Fri, 24 February 2012 16:49:09 America/Los_Angeles Greece and Crete 1941 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74605 In the campaign in Greece and the battle for Crete the tale is of military failure, mainly due to the German command of the air over both land and sea. But the skill and endurance of British forces staved off utter disaster in Greece and made the Germans pay a heavy and unwelcome price for their conquest of Crete. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74605 Thu, 23 February 2012 00:02:20 America/Los_Angeles The nemesis of power http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74594 Sir John W. Wheeler-Bennett tells the story of how the German Army, having survived the disaster of 1918, proceeded to dominate the political life of the German Republic, exercising a virtually paramount degree of power and influence by its very withdrawal from the active arena of politics: and of how, when later it was mistaken enough to play politics instead of controlling them, it began a descent which only ended in abject defeat - militarily, politically and spiritually. The author reveals the extent of the responsibility of the Army for bringing the Nazi regime to power, for tolerating the infamies of that regime once it had attained power, and for not taking the measures - at a time when only the Army could have taken them - to remove it from power. In this second edition a new foreword by Professor Richard Overy sets Wheeler-Bennett's classic text in a modern context. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74594 Wed, 22 February 2012 23:44:30 America/Los_Angeles Anzio http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74430 This is the story of the Anglo-American amphibious assault and subsequent battle on the Italian west coast at Anzio which was launched in January 1944 in a bold attempt to outflank the formidable German defences known as the 'Gustav Line'. ANZIO - THE FRICTION OF WAR outlines the strategic background to the offensive before detailing the landing, the development of an Allied defensive position, the battles in and around the perimeter, the stalemate, the breakout and the capture of Rome on 4 June 1944. While assessing the events at Anzio with the eye of an experienced military historian, Lloyd Clark also examines in detail the human response to the battle from high command to foot soldier. He also emphasises the German story - the first time this has ever been done. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74430 Tue, 21 February 2012 07:08:32 America/Los_Angeles Iron fist http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74429 Throughout the 20th Century, the armored tank has played an overwhelming role in warfare. Relive the great tank battles of the First and Second World Wars; look at the evolution of vehicles, equipment, and tactics; and experience the deadly drama of tanks fighting--from the inside. Among the compelling case studies: 1991's Operation Desert Sabre in Kuwait. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74429 Tue, 21 February 2012 07:06:21 America/Los_Angeles The big umbrella http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74163 1 YESTERDAY'S DREAMS Freud mIght have read a world of meaning into the billowing white canopy of the parachute. Protective mother, guardian angel, gentle virgin pure and unsullied, or sacred mushroom? http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74163 Sun, 19 February 2012 22:54:42 America/Los_Angeles The Imperial War Museum book of the Western Front http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74068 The First World War was won and lost on the Western Front. Covering the whole war, from the guns of August 1914 to the sudden silence of the November 1918 Armistice, the IWM Book of the Western Front reveals what life was really like for the men and women involved. With first-hand accounts of off-duty entertainments, trench fatalism, and going over the top, this is an extremely important contribution to the continuing debate on the First World War. Malcolm Brown has updated this edition, introducing new evidence on sex and homosexuality, executions, the treatment or mistreatment of prisoners and shell shock. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74068 Sun, 19 February 2012 05:00:24 America/Los_Angeles Raid on St. Nazaire http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74014 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=74014 Sat, 18 February 2012 19:44:11 America/Los_Angeles Kamikaze http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73873 Japan's kamikaze pilots sacrificed their lives for the possibility of destroying the enemy's vessels and offered the last, best hope of victory in a war they had begun to lose. A major expert on Japanese culture uncovers the psychology, myth, and reality of this deadly strategy. Original records and personal testimonies describe the organization and operation of the kamikaze on every front. An incomparable portrait. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73873 Fri, 17 February 2012 22:15:14 America/Los_Angeles Blood and Iron http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73859 An account of the campaign for the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea during WWII. Written by a well-known military historian whose previous works include TThe Battle of the Bismarck Sea' and TThe Fighting First'. Paperback edition of a book first published in 1991. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73859 Fri, 17 February 2012 21:56:46 America/Los_Angeles The conquest of the Reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73849 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73849 Fri, 17 February 2012 21:41:38 America/Los_Angeles Last Post http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73848 From the author of the bestselling Forgotten Voices of the Great War comes a final look at the last 21 living British veterans of the First World War. These interviews, conducted in 2004, will never be repeated, as the youngest was 106 years old, and most are now gone. These first-person accounts follow the young soldiers from their homes throughout Britain to the raging battles while in the service of the Royal Field Artillery, Black Watch, Royal Navy, and others. These combat experiences should never be forgotten. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73848 Fri, 17 February 2012 21:40:14 America/Los_Angeles Stalingrad http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73721 Dramatically recreates the military maneuvers and inhuman acts that characterized the defeat of Hitler's Sixth Army by the Russians in 1943 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73721 Thu, 16 February 2012 04:30:09 America/Los_Angeles Sinai victory http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73586 Marshall was on the spot, interviewing the rictorioas Is.li soldiers and principab. studying the terrain, analyzing strategy and tactics. Simm Victory is his unique hattleneld report of Israel's hundred- hour conquest of Egypt east of ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73586 Thu, 16 February 2012 00:16:44 America/Los_Angeles Battle of the Box http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73521 ww2 burma http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73521 Wed, 15 February 2012 22:12:27 America/Los_Angeles The green beret http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73293 ... recruits had come direct from J This method was first used in 1917 by No. 2 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service, which photographed beaches in Belgium. See Per Ardua, by H. St. G. Saunders, Oxford University Press, 1945, pp. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73293 Tue, 14 February 2012 22:55:40 America/Los_Angeles Eminent Victorian Soldiers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73285 This book brings together the lives of eight of Queen Victoria's most renowned and idiosyncratic generals, including Hugh Gough, Charles Napier, Garnet Wolseley, "Chinese" Gordon, and Hector Macdonald http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73285 Tue, 14 February 2012 22:40:18 America/Los_Angeles The battles for Cassino http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73158 THEODORE ROOSEVELT As a young man of twenty I played a minor and insignificant role in two of the Cassino battles. I had no real responsibility on my shoulders so that any mistake I made had little, if any, influence on events. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73158 Mon, 13 February 2012 21:23:24 America/Los_Angeles Corps commander http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73155 Back to the War SIR BRIAN HORROCKS On 3 August 1944 I took off from Northolt in General Montgomery's personal aircraft in order to fly out to Normandy and take over command of the veteran XXX Corps. At the beginning of June 1943 I had ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73155 Mon, 13 February 2012 21:18:12 America/Los_Angeles The Third World War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73055 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73055 Sun, 12 February 2012 22:26:47 America/Los_Angeles German East http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73020 the story of the first ww in east africa http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=73020 Sun, 12 February 2012 20:26:59 America/Los_Angeles The world's armoured fighting vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72966 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72966 Sun, 12 February 2012 07:54:00 America/Los_Angeles Pacific onslaught 7th Dec. 1941/7th Feb. 1943 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72908 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72908 Sat, 11 February 2012 17:36:18 America/Los_Angeles Armies of the Vietnam War (2) http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72762 On 8 march 1965 some 3,500 US Marines, the first US combat troops to arrive in Vietnam, landed in Da Nang to defend the US air base there. On 8 June, following further reinforcements, General Westmoreland authorised his troops to begin 'offensive patrolling'. Lee Russell's follow-up to Men-at-Arms 104 focuses in finer detail on the uniforms and insignia of the US Army and Marines, the ARVN and the NVA. The book is packed with superbly detailed black and white photographs of the forces in the field, and Mike Chappell's excellent illustrations provide key reference material for the contemporary uniforms and battledress. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72762 Fri, 10 February 2012 23:04:42 America/Los_Angeles M48 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72756 modern combat vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72756 Fri, 10 February 2012 22:57:49 America/Los_Angeles A generation missing http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72652 new edition of a much sought after classic of literature and history of the great war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72652 Fri, 10 February 2012 19:03:41 America/Los_Angeles D-Day, 1944 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72643 This is the story of one day-the 6th June 1944- i.e. D-Day and the men & women of every nation who were there! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72643 Fri, 10 February 2012 18:30:41 America/Los_Angeles Albanian assignment http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72638 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72638 Fri, 10 February 2012 18:23:12 America/Los_Angeles Escape and Evasion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72635 How does a captured soldier make a great escape? During World War Two, many tried to break out...but few actually succeeded. Here is the planning and execution of 18 incredible flights to freedom--some never written about before. These exciting true stories read like fiction, showing in detail how resistance fighters on the outside organized escape routes and safe houses. The group of intrepid characters comes not only from the Allied powers, but also from Germany and Japan. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72635 Fri, 10 February 2012 18:17:07 America/Los_Angeles The secret war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72616 ww 2 history from the bbc program http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72616 Fri, 10 February 2012 09:26:41 America/Los_Angeles Cockleshell Heroes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72615 In December 1942, 10 Royal Marines lauched a daring canoe attack on German ships lying in Bordeaux harbour - a harzardous and successful offensive, in which only two survived. This book tells the story of those cockleshell heroes. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72615 Fri, 10 February 2012 09:24:06 America/Los_Angeles The lasting honour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72596 the fall of hong kong 1941 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72596 Fri, 10 February 2012 08:31:44 America/Los_Angeles The Mons Star http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72549 the british expiditionary force 5 aug -22 nov 1914 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72549 Fri, 10 February 2012 05:11:05 America/Los_Angeles The game of the foxes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72506 Reveals the espionage network strung by German Nazi agents across the U.S.A. and Britain during World War II. Based on captured files of Nazi Intelligence. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72506 Fri, 10 February 2012 03:43:08 America/Los_Angeles Helldivers of World War 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72505 aircraft of the aces http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72505 Fri, 10 February 2012 03:41:43 America/Los_Angeles Allied Commanders of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72179 The Second World War, unlike the First, fostered the projection of 'characters'. Thanks to the media, many of the Allied commanders became household names, known as much for their successes and defeats on the battlefield as for their personalities. This book provides a brief review of the careers of some of the most notable figures to achieve high command in the Allied forces, a list that includes General of the Army Omar Bradley, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, General George Patton and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. These characters are brought to life through numerous illustrations, including photographs and colour plates. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72179 Wed, 08 February 2012 08:34:46 America/Los_Angeles La légion! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72125 A Moi la Legion En avant sous le soleil levant, Tete en haut et les cheveux aux le vent, Legionnaire soi fier de ton battailon, Le premier de la Legion. Two French officers, both in their thirties, sat across a table in the dining room ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=72125 Wed, 08 February 2012 02:51:17 America/Los_Angeles 8The− Empire is marching http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71945 a study of the the military effort of the british empire 188-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71945 Mon, 06 February 2012 14:42:28 America/Los_Angeles They shall not pass http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71936 the spanish people at war 1936-39 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71936 Mon, 06 February 2012 14:24:29 America/Los_Angeles The latter days at Colditz http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71863 The thrilling sequel to the international bestseller The Colditz Story http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71863 Mon, 06 February 2012 06:06:13 America/Los_Angeles France: summer 1940 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71862 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71862 Mon, 06 February 2012 06:04:14 America/Los_Angeles Wavell, supreme commander, 1941-1943 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71626 Illustrations Wavell and Sir Alan Brooke facing page 32 Wavell and General Novikov 33 The personal staff 33 APW with Archie John 96 Lady Wavell 96 Felicity Wavell 97 Joan Wavell 97 Wavell with Brooke-Popham and Layton 112 Wavell, ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71626 Thu, 02 February 2012 07:59:43 America/Los_Angeles Gestapo http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71527 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71527 Wed, 01 February 2012 09:05:17 America/Los_Angeles The First Day on the Somme http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71524 On 1 July, 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man s Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties - a third of them fatalities. Martin Middlebrook s classic account of the blackest day in the history of the British army draws on official sources, local newspapers, autobiographies, novels and poems from the time. Most importantly, it also takes in the accounts of hundreds of survivors: normal men, many of them volunteers, who found themselves thrown into a scene of unparalleled tragedy and horror. Compelling and intensely moving, it describes the true events behind the sacrifice of a generation of young men - killed as much by the folly of their commanders as by the bullets of their enemies. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71524 Wed, 01 February 2012 08:55:50 America/Los_Angeles Kursk: the clash of armour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71521 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71521 Wed, 01 February 2012 08:49:21 America/Los_Angeles Mutiny http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71320 history highland regiments in revolt 1743-1804 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71320 Mon, 30 January 2012 22:43:53 America/Los_Angeles Tank Force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71268 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71268 Mon, 30 January 2012 17:02:56 America/Los_Angeles NATO navies of the 1980s http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71166 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71166 Sat, 28 January 2012 20:12:13 America/Los_Angeles Barbarossa: invasion of Russia, 1941 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71159 ww 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71159 Sat, 28 January 2012 19:47:11 America/Los_Angeles Fighter http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71152 the true story of the battle of britain http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=71152 Sat, 28 January 2012 07:04:40 America/Los_Angeles The end in Africa http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70900 ww 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70900 Thu, 26 January 2012 23:20:16 America/Los_Angeles Tank Men http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70790 'I thought Tank Men was a triumph ...it is a really fine piece of work' - Richard Holmes 'Some of the eye witness accounts Kershaw has collected for this comprehensive review of tank warfare have the power to chill the reader to the bone. This is warfare at the sharp end' --NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST The First World War saw the birth of an extraordinary fighting machine that has fascinated three generations: the tank. In Tank Men, ex-soldier and military historian Robert Kershaw brings to life the grime, the grease and the fury of a tank battle through the voices of ordinary men and women who lived and fought in those fearsome machines. Drawing on vivid, newly researched personal testimony from the crucial battles of the First and Second World Wars, this is military history at its very best. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70790 Wed, 25 January 2012 22:49:35 America/Los_Angeles British tanks of World War 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70603 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70603 Tue, 24 January 2012 23:56:45 America/Los_Angeles The last day http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70587 vietnam war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70587 Tue, 24 January 2012 23:13:30 America/Los_Angeles New Georgia http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70575 ww 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70575 Tue, 24 January 2012 23:00:27 America/Los_Angeles Captured in Tibet http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70352 Although the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the subsequent Communist program of Cultural Revolution forty years ago destroyed most of the monasteries, ancient shrines, and much of Tibetan art, remnants of that ancient civilization--including the tenets of Buddhism and the Middle Way--continue to fascinate the world at large. The fortieth anniversary of the Chinese invasion of Tibet holds great personal significance for Robert Ford, who in 1950 while working as a radio officer for the government of Tibet, was the only Westerner to witness the invasion. The invading Chinese took him captive and held him prisoner until 1955, accusing him of espionage, anti-Communist propaganda, and murder. First published in 1957, Captured in Tibet recounts Ford's experiences in bringing radio communications to Tibet. Ford writes movingly of his years in captivity and of his captors' attempts to reform his thinking. This new edition contains a foreword by Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama and a postscript by Ford which brings the story fully up to date. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70352 Mon, 23 January 2012 04:27:10 America/Los_Angeles U-boat, the secret menace http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70350 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70350 Mon, 23 January 2012 04:24:35 America/Los_Angeles The Face of War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70319 one of the greatest 20th century war corrospondents http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70319 Mon, 23 January 2012 03:34:21 America/Los_Angeles Kommando http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70303 hitlers special forces in the scond ww http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70303 Mon, 23 January 2012 03:12:33 America/Los_Angeles The Spanish Civil War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70256 illustrated history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70256 Mon, 23 January 2012 02:18:33 America/Los_Angeles Fighters defending the Reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70252 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70252 Mon, 23 January 2012 02:16:41 America/Los_Angeles Eye-deep in hell http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70250 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70250 Mon, 23 January 2012 02:15:04 America/Los_Angeles Spanish Revolution http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70176 history of the spanish civil war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70176 Sun, 22 January 2012 07:30:44 America/Los_Angeles Soldiers of the night http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70170 the story of the french resistance in www2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70170 Sun, 22 January 2012 07:17:12 America/Los_Angeles The struggle for Greece, 1941-1949 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70167 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70167 Sun, 22 January 2012 07:10:10 America/Los_Angeles Warpaths http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70162 Nordamerikas historie fra det 16. til det 19. �undrede beskrevet dels som rejsebeskrivelse, dels som milit�istorie fra forskellige slagmarker. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70162 Sun, 22 January 2012 06:47:35 America/Los_Angeles The Emperor's Codes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70120 In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan's secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task-made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English.The Emperor's Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the British soldier turned code breaker who made many of the early breaks in Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Commander Joe Rochedort, the leading expert on Japanese in U.S. naval intelligence; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor who pioneered breakthroughs in deciphering Japanese naval codes; and Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin whose candid, often verbose reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Without the dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, the outcome of World War II might have been very different. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70120 Sun, 22 January 2012 00:17:15 America/Los_Angeles Citizen soldiers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70059 from the beaches of normandy to the surrender of germany http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70059 Sat, 21 January 2012 18:36:01 America/Los_Angeles Sicily http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70054 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70054 Sat, 21 January 2012 18:24:00 America/Los_Angeles The ultra secret http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70042 the greatest british intelligence coup of ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70042 Sat, 21 January 2012 17:45:07 America/Los_Angeles Hitler's war on Russia http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70005 vol 1 hitler moves east http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70005 Sat, 21 January 2012 08:17:05 America/Los_Angeles The broken seal http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70004 Kryptologernes rolle i forbindelsen med episoden ved Pearl Harbor. Trods kryptologernes advarsler insisterede Roosevelt og alle i det hvide hus p�t der ikke var grund til at tro at amerikanerne skulle i krig. Efter overraskelsesangrebet erkl�de Japan krig. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=70004 Sat, 21 January 2012 08:14:43 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated guide to the modern US Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69898 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69898 Fri, 20 January 2012 17:59:46 America/Los_Angeles Double webs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69897 light on the secret agents war in france http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69897 Fri, 20 January 2012 17:57:54 America/Los_Angeles Their trade is treachery http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69590 Storbritanien; England, Historie, 1945-1980; Engelske Spionsager; Spionskandaler; Afsl�er; Kommunistisk Undergravende Virksomhed; Statsfjendtlig Virksomhed; Sovjetiske Agenter; Komintern; Blake, George; Blunt, Anthony; Burgess, Guy; CIA; Churchill; Beirut; MI5; MI6; Sikkerhed; Engelske Forsvarsministerium; Moles; Callaghan, James; Cambridge University; KGB; Kremlin; Pkilby, Kim; Profumo Aff�n; "Otto"; Sovjetiske Ambassade i London; Macmillan, Harold; Maclean, Donald; Afpresning; Liddell, Guy; Khruschev, Nikita; British Home Office; Hollis, Roger; "Henry"; D�avne; Hemmelige Operationer; Heath, Edward; Furnival Jones, Martin; Fuchs, Klaus; British Foreign Office; Engelsk Udenrigspolitik, Sikkerhedspolitik, Forsvarspolitik; Eden, Anthony; FBI; Den Femte Mand; the Fifth Man; Vildledning; Aflytning; Overv�ing; Lord Denning; Golitsin, A.; Gouzenko, I.; GRU; Ring of Five; Skardon, J.; Silitoe, P.; British Secret Service; Thatcher, Margaret; Stalin; Special Branch; U2; Vassal, W.; Watchers; White, Dick; Lord Wigg; Wilson, Harold; Wynne, G.; Telefonaflytning; Vildledning; Misinformation; Spioner; Sabotage; Udvisninger; Hemmelige Agenter; Dobbeltagenter. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69590 Wed, 18 January 2012 17:53:52 America/Los_Angeles Intrepid http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69583 The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York CityThe USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm�s way around the globe. During World War II, she fought her way across the Pacific�Kwajalein, Truk, Peleliu, Formosa, the Philippines, Okinawa�surviving kamikaze and torpedo attacks and covering herself with glory. The famous ship endured to become a Cold War attack carrier, recovery ship for America�s first astronauts, and a three-tour combatant in Vietnam.�In a riveting narrative based on archival research and interviews with surviving crewmen, authors Bill White and Robert Gandt take us inside the war in the Pacific. We join Intrepid�s airmen at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in October 1944, as they gaze in awe at the apparitions beneath them: five Japanese battleships, including the dreadnoughts Yamato and Musashi, plus a fleet of heavily armored cruisers and destroyers. The sky fills with multihued bursts of anti-aircraft fire. The flak, a Helldiver pilot would write in his action report, �was so thick you could get out and walk on it.� Half a dozen Intrepid aircraft are blown from the sky, but they sink the Musashi. A few months later, off Okinawa, they again meet her sister ship, the mighty Yamato. In a two-hour tableau of hellfire and towering explosions, Intrepid�s warplanes help send the super-battleship and 3,000 Japanese crewmen to the bottom of the sea. We�re next to nineteen-year-old Alonzo Swann in Gun Tub 10 aboard Intrepid as he peers over the breech of a 20-mm anti-aircraft gun. He�s heard of kamikazes, but until today he�s never seen one. Swann and his fellow gunners are among the few African Americans assigned to combat duty in the U.S. Navy of 1944. Blazing away at the diving Japanese Zero, Swann realizes with a dreadful certainty where it will strike: directly into Gun Tub 10.The authors follow Intrepid�s journey to Vietnam. �MiG-21 high!� crackles the voice of Lt. Tony Nargi in his F-8 Crusader. It is 1968, and Intrepid is again at war. Launching from Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf, Nargi and his wingman have intercepted a flight of Russian-built supersonic fighters. Minutes later, after a swirling dogfight over North Vietnam, Nargi�and Intrepid�have added another downed enemy airplane to their credit.�Intrepid: The Epic Story of America�s Most Legendary Warship brings a renowned ship to life in a stirring tribute complete with the personal recollections of those who served aboard her, dramatic photographs, time lines, maps, and vivid descriptions of Intrepid�s deadly conflicts. More than a numbers-and-dates narrative, Intrepid is the story of people�those who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, perished in her defense�and powerfully captures the human element in this saga of American heroism. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=69583 Wed, 18 January 2012 17:40:57 America/Los_Angeles Evidence in camera http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68899 photographic intelligence in ww 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68899 Sat, 14 January 2012 22:03:02 America/Los_Angeles Corsets to Camouflage http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68884 Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood. In association with the Imperial War Museum, this is the first book to look at the image of uniformed women, both in conflict and in civilian roles throughout the twentieth century. Kate Adie examines the extraordinary range of jobs that uniformed women have performed, from nursing to the armed services. Through contemporary correspondence and many personal stories she brings the enormous and often unsung achievements of women in uniform vividly to life, and looks at how far women have come in a century which, for them, began restricted in corsets and has ended on the battlefield in camouflage. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68884 Sat, 14 January 2012 21:27:19 America/Los_Angeles Kursk http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68868 Engelsk bog fra 1975 med en beskrivelse af dette afg�e slag i 1943 mellem de tyske og de sovjetrussiske styrker. Mange illustrationer, dels i farve af Keith Ward, og dels sort/hvide krigsfotos, og kort. Beskriver den historiske baggrund, de to h�tyrker, angrebsplanerne, selve slaget, h�pstillingen, slagmarken, og afslutningen. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68868 Sat, 14 January 2012 18:13:13 America/Los_Angeles The National Army Museum book of the Zulu War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68856 The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 remains crucially important to understanding the history of the British Empire. The Battle of Isandlwana, when the British army was defeated by an indigenous foe, caused shock waves back home and was a reminder of the perils of taking military superiority for granted. Drawing on the superb archives of the National Army Museum, this book recreates the extraordinary campaign, from the opening stages of the war, to the defeat of the Zulu nation at Ulundi and the capture of King Cetshwayo. Letters and diaries by participants, including the British commander-in-chief, Lieutenant-General Lord Chelmsford, give new insights into the harsh reality of the fighting. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68856 Sat, 14 January 2012 17:45:38 America/Los_Angeles Ultra goes to war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68853 the secret story http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68853 Sat, 14 January 2012 17:39:47 America/Los_Angeles Beware of heroes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68848 admiral sydney smiths war againat napoleon http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68848 Sat, 14 January 2012 17:28:36 America/Los_Angeles Supreme courage http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68847 Since 1854 the Victoria Cross has been the highest award for gallantry in the British Armed Forces. It bears the simple legend 'For Valour', but behind it are thrilling and ultimately humbling tales of unimaginable bravery. Supreme Courage tells the tales of some of those who have won the medal, bringing this badge of honour alive with breath-taking accounts of courage in action. Visiting battle-scenes across the globe, peppering his accounts with letters and first-hand accounts, Sir Peter de la Billihre uncovers not just heroism but the hearts and minds of men. With his accounts of Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Indians and the Gurkhas, Sir Peter de la Billihre does more than accompany the man into battle. He reveals their backgrounds, the climate of their times, what it was that drove them on, and the price of fame - the burden of expectation in civilian life that accompanied more than one recipient to a pauper's grave.Extraordinary, thrilling and intensely moving, Supreme Courage is a significant addition to the literature of war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68847 Sat, 14 January 2012 17:26:41 America/Los_Angeles Beda Fomm http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68839 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68839 Sat, 14 January 2012 16:37:11 America/Los_Angeles The Royal Air Force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68799 The changing requirements of the post-Cold War world and experience in the Falklands and Persian Gulf have produced considerable changes in the Royal Air Force; this handy guide covers all new organizations and equipment. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68799 Sat, 14 January 2012 08:21:02 America/Los_Angeles Fortescue's History of the British Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68476 vol xii 1852-1870 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68476 Thu, 12 January 2012 09:52:43 America/Los_Angeles German U-Boat Crews 1914-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68461 U-boat crews were an elite part of the German Navy, fighting the elements as well as enemy destroyers. In both World Wars they strangled the vital transatlantic supply line that fed the war effort. But there were always too few U-boats and too many destroyers, and life expectancy in the submarine fleet was short as they fought an uneven contest in the icy seas of the North Atlantic. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68461 Thu, 12 January 2012 09:14:36 America/Los_Angeles Ten Commando, 1942-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68339 Ten commando var under 2.verdenskrig en inter-allieret enhed sammensat af polske, belgiske og norske soldater.I bogen beskrives opstilling af enheder og disses anvendelse og aktioner. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68339 Wed, 11 January 2012 19:18:34 America/Los_Angeles The Raiders http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68208 desert strike force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=68208 Tue, 10 January 2012 18:38:05 America/Los_Angeles Young Winston's wars http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67775 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67775 Sat, 07 January 2012 08:45:02 America/Los_Angeles HMS Tracker and the attacker class escort carriers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67762 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67762 Sat, 07 January 2012 08:08:18 America/Los_Angeles The Sinking of the 'Scharnhorst' http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67611 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67611 Fri, 06 January 2012 16:47:58 America/Los_Angeles Uniforms of the elite forces http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67601 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67601 Fri, 06 January 2012 16:20:11 America/Los_Angeles Special Boat Squadron http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67566 the story of the sbs in the mediterranean http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67566 Fri, 06 January 2012 14:56:17 America/Los_Angeles German paratroops in the Med http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67558 hist http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67558 Fri, 06 January 2012 14:33:59 America/Los_Angeles The mare's nest http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67348 the german secret weapon campaign that so nearly succeded http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67348 Thu, 05 January 2012 18:48:09 America/Los_Angeles The Penguin encyclopedia of modern warfare http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67199 Provides entries for campaigns, people, major battles, developments in strategy, and technology for the past 140 years up to the Iran-Iraq and Falklands wars http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67199 Wed, 04 January 2012 20:21:30 America/Los_Angeles Bodyguard of Lies http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67158 The true story of the biggest and most complicated intelligence operation in the history of warfare. (SEE QUOTE.) http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67158 Wed, 04 January 2012 17:43:23 America/Los_Angeles Das Reich http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67155 Within days of the D-Day landings, the 'Das Reich' 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Veterans of the bloddiest fighting of the Russian Front, 15,000 men with tanks and artillery, they were hounded for every mile of their march by saboteurs of the Resistance and agents of the Allied Special Forces. Along their route they took reprisals so savage they will live forever in the chronicles of the most appalling atrocities of war. 'My literary VC goes without doubt to Max Hastings for his "Das Reich... "the story of a march that left behind a trail of blood and death, torture and heroism....the slaughter and burning to death of 642 men, women and children of Oradour-sur-Glane...the hanging of 99 civilians from the lamp-posts of Tulle as a reprisal for Maquis action' " Sunday Telegraph" http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=67155 Wed, 04 January 2012 17:36:01 America/Los_Angeles The reason why http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66593 Examines a part of the action of the Battle of Balaclava, one of the earlier and most important battles of the Crimean War. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66593 Sun, 01 January 2012 09:09:46 America/Los_Angeles A Man Called Intrepid http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66587 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66587 Sun, 01 January 2012 08:59:01 America/Los_Angeles Allied Tank Destroyers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66571 This book offers a complete guide to the design, development and deployment of Allied tank destroyers during World War 2, including the M10, the M36 and M3. The concept behind the tank destroyer is explored, and its combat experience in North Africa, the Mediterranean and North-West Europe is detailed. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66571 Sun, 01 January 2012 08:23:26 America/Los_Angeles Camera in Colditz http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66565 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66565 Sun, 01 January 2012 08:02:10 America/Los_Angeles To rule the waves http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66547 how the british navy shaped the modern world http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66547 Sun, 01 January 2012 07:06:57 America/Los_Angeles The winter war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66523 Depicts the British attack on the Falkland Islands and portrays the experiences of the English soldiers during the war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66523 Sat, 31 December 2011 22:04:16 America/Los_Angeles Sicily: whose victory? http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66495 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66495 Sat, 31 December 2011 19:20:10 America/Los_Angeles An outline of arms and armour in England from the early Middle Ages to the Civil War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66488 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66488 Sat, 31 December 2011 19:06:24 America/Los_Angeles Armour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66362 the development of mechanised forces and their equipment http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66362 Fri, 30 December 2011 21:38:45 America/Los_Angeles The Chindit War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66298 the campaign in burma 1944 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66298 Fri, 30 December 2011 07:54:24 America/Los_Angeles German surface vessels http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66292 navies of ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66292 Fri, 30 December 2011 07:05:22 America/Los_Angeles German submarines http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66291 As these foreign units form no part of German submarine evolution they are only briefly described, and are principally included for historical completeness. ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66291 Fri, 30 December 2011 07:02:24 America/Los_Angeles Air power http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66228 a concise history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66228 Fri, 30 December 2011 02:50:16 America/Los_Angeles The charge http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66058 History has disagreed over who was to blame for one of Britain's best-known military disasters. The book makes a masterly analysis of the probabilities, discusses factors previously overlooked, and argues that the blunder was deliberate. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66058 Wed, 28 December 2011 22:03:14 America/Los_Angeles D-day: private lives http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66007 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=66007 Wed, 28 December 2011 19:31:19 America/Los_Angeles The fall of Singapore http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65878 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65878 Tue, 27 December 2011 23:36:01 America/Los_Angeles Bomber Command http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65776 Om det britiske luftv�ns bombning af tyske byer under 2. verdenskrig. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65776 Tue, 27 December 2011 08:44:01 America/Los_Angeles The Desert Rats http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65775 Of all the units that marched with the Desert Army, none was more famous thanhe 7th Aroured Division, the most renowned British fighting force of Worldar II: 'The Desert Rats'. This Division fought in all the great battles ofhe Desert War - at Sidi Rezegh against the full might of Rommel's Afrikaorps; at Alamein, Tripoll and Tunis. And when the Axis was pushed out offrica they moved on to Italy, France, Belgium and finally, triumphantly, toerlin itself, the heart of the Nazi empire. This book tells the story of theesert Rats largely in the words of the soldiers themselves. From commandingeneral to tank gunner, artillery man and most junior squaddie, these menring history to life in all its horror and glory. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65775 Tue, 27 December 2011 08:41:58 America/Los_Angeles Iron coffins http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65774 This is a story of triumph, disaster and eventual survival - against all odds. Herbert Werner was one of the few U-boat commanders whose skill, daring and incredible luck saw him safely through to the end of the war. His is an epic and chilling description of the fearful havoc wrought by one small U-boat on the Atlantic convoys. But easy success ebbed away in the face of ever-improving Allied detection and attack techniques. The hunters became the prey, to suffer appalling losses. Of 842 U-boats launched 779 were sunk, 'iron-coffins' to 28,000 men. Herbert Werner's graphic account of war waged from beneath the sea, of horror and cold, cruel death, is dedicated to the seamen of all nations who died in the Battle of the Atlantic. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65774 Tue, 27 December 2011 08:25:11 America/Los_Angeles Badges and insignia of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65756 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65756 Tue, 27 December 2011 07:39:49 America/Los_Angeles Citizen armies http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65723 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65723 Tue, 27 December 2011 05:48:24 America/Los_Angeles The war of the running dogs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65601 Only three short years after the end of the Japanese occupation, war came again to Malaya. The Chinese-backed guerrillas called it the War of the Running Dogs - their contemptuous term for those in Malaya who remained loyal to the British. The British Government referred to this bloody and costly struggle as the 'Malayan Emergency'. Yet it was a war that lasted twelve years and cost thousands of lives. By the time it was over Malaya had obtained its independence - but on British, not on Chinese or Communist terms.Here is the war as it was. Here are the planters and their wives on their remote rubber estates, the policemen, the generals and the soldiers, the Malays, Chinese and Indians of a polyglot country, all fighting an astute, ruthless, and well organized enemy. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65601 Mon, 26 December 2011 10:11:38 America/Los_Angeles The modern mercenary http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65294 Presents interviews with mercenaries, describes the use of mercenaries during the past twenty-five years, and explains why individuals become soldiers of fortune http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65294 Sat, 24 December 2011 19:22:40 America/Los_Angeles The tiger triumphs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65241 the story of 3 great indian divisons in italy in ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65241 Fri, 23 December 2011 23:03:27 America/Los_Angeles World army uniforms since 1939 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65187 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65187 Fri, 23 December 2011 10:56:41 America/Los_Angeles British military aircraft serials, 1911-1971 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65183 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65183 Fri, 23 December 2011 10:50:17 America/Los_Angeles Winged victory http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65177 ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65177 Fri, 23 December 2011 10:36:57 America/Los_Angeles The politics of the Italian Army, 1861-1918 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65161 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65161 Fri, 23 December 2011 09:47:00 America/Los_Angeles Stalin and the red army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65157 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=65157 Fri, 23 December 2011 08:10:55 America/Los_Angeles Mask of treachery http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64955 the first documented dossier on blunt,mi15,and the soviet subversion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64955 Thu, 22 December 2011 09:24:07 America/Los_Angeles Desert Duel http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64908 The story begins with the success of Rommel's Afrika Korps in the North African desert in 1941/42, having pushed the British army back to Alam El Halfa. Defeat for the British and Allied forces in North Africa looks inevitable. The text will then take the usual alternating chapter approach to take the action right up to the decisive Battle of Alamein in November 1942. We encounter Montgomery's appointment as leader of the now legendary Eighth Army, and Rommel's fight to press home his advantage by advancing at speed towards Cairo and the Nile. Then comes the battle at Alam El Halfa, with Rommel's army encountering unexpected opposition from British artillery and heavy RAF attacks. His forces are forced to withdraw. Rommel, and many of his men, fall ill at this point, and Rommel is sent back to Austria for treatment. Having met Mussolini, Hitler and Goering to discuss the North African situation, he then decides that it is vital to destroy the Allied supply base in Malta to prevent Montgomery and his men from receiving supplies. Montgomery's planned offensive at El Alamein begins and both sides hold their positions. Only at the start of November do Rommel's counter-attacks begin to fail, with heavy losses. A last stand fails and Montgomery launches a final onslaught, driving Rommel's forces west. Many of Rommel's men surrender. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64908 Thu, 22 December 2011 04:42:25 America/Los_Angeles Fall of the Philippines http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64757 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64757 Wed, 21 December 2011 06:40:05 America/Los_Angeles Undercover, the men and women of the Special Operations Executive http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64688 miliary http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64688 Tue, 20 December 2011 21:48:29 America/Los_Angeles war atlas http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64686 reference http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64686 Tue, 20 December 2011 20:24:20 America/Los_Angeles Nelson and sea power http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64676 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64676 Tue, 20 December 2011 18:33:27 America/Los_Angeles The international brigades: Spain, 1936-1939 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64672 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64672 Tue, 20 December 2011 18:18:14 America/Los_Angeles Insight on the Middle East war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64558 politics http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64558 Mon, 19 December 2011 06:41:02 America/Los_Angeles Overkill http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64419 the story of modern weapons http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64419 Sat, 17 December 2011 21:17:31 America/Los_Angeles Armies in revolution http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64375 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64375 Sat, 17 December 2011 06:11:36 America/Los_Angeles Sideshow http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64363 This is the astonishing account of America's secret and illegal war against Cambodia from 1969 to 1973. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64363 Sat, 17 December 2011 05:49:24 America/Los_Angeles The bitter years http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64331 the invasion and occupation of norway and denmark april 1940-may 1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64331 Sat, 17 December 2011 03:58:40 America/Los_Angeles Salerno: foothold in Europe http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64221 illustrated history of ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64221 Fri, 16 December 2011 09:25:48 America/Los_Angeles Anti-personnel weapons http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64200 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64200 Fri, 16 December 2011 08:36:22 America/Los_Angeles United States Marine Corps http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64074 This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the United States Marine Corps, from 1775, through their service in World Wars 1 and 2, through to Korea and Vietnam. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64074 Thu, 15 December 2011 23:30:10 America/Los_Angeles The Special Air Service http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64073 Since its birth at Kabrti in 1941, the Special Air Service has consistently captured the imagination of the military and public alike by the daring and unconventional nature of its operations. The nature of the tasks and the methods peculiar to the SAS have made it difficult to standardise items of equipment. Apart from issues common to the British Army as a whole, SAS personnel have need of, and access to, various specialised 'pieces of kit': often SAS innovations created to meet specific needs. James Shortt investigates the organisation, tactics, equipment and remarkable history of Britain�s elite fighting force. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64073 Thu, 15 December 2011 23:28:49 America/Los_Angeles The SAS in action http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64020 military his http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64020 Thu, 15 December 2011 21:23:55 America/Los_Angeles Rank and file http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64012 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The books and papers from which the extracts in this volume have ... All illustrations are by courtesy of the Parker Gallery. TH McGuffie ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=64012 Thu, 15 December 2011 20:56:47 America/Los_Angeles The mighty Hood http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63937 the life and death of the royal n proudest ship http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63937 Wed, 14 December 2011 09:02:44 America/Los_Angeles Mutiny on the high seas http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63829 the imperial german mutinies of ww1 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63829 Tue, 13 December 2011 23:00:30 America/Los_Angeles The white rabbit http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63827 It became a bestseller, garnered sterling critical reviews, and inspired a film: this harrowing story of a captured British agent in World War Two, his refusal to crack under horrific torture, and his imprisonment in a concentration camp, testifies to the strength of the human spirit.� Wing Commander F.F.E. Yeo-Thomas, aka �The White Rabbit,� parachuted into France to aid the Resistance; two years later the Gestapo seized him and unleashed all their power to make him give up information�� Chilling and unforgettable.�� http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63827 Tue, 13 December 2011 22:55:42 America/Los_Angeles Japanese Army of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63653 In 1941 the Allied forces in the Pacific were devastatingly unprepared for the onslaught of the Japanese Army, which by this time had been fighting for ten years on the Manchurian front. The Allies paid dearly for their lack of planning and found themselves defeated time and time again as the seasoned Japanese forces swept through the Pacific colonies. This book examines the Japanese concept of war and describes the organisation, tactics and weaponry of the Japanese Army from their triumphant invasions of 1941-42 until their ultimate defeat in 1945. Numerous illustrations and colour plates depict the weapons and uniforms of the Japanese troops in vivid detail. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63653 Mon, 12 December 2011 03:07:13 America/Los_Angeles Secret service http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63620 the making of the british intelliegence community http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63620 Mon, 12 December 2011 01:25:25 America/Los_Angeles Japan: the final agony http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63616 history of ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63616 Mon, 12 December 2011 01:17:41 America/Los_Angeles A history of the Soviet Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63615 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63615 Mon, 12 December 2011 01:15:36 America/Los_Angeles Scapa Flow http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63495 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63495 Sun, 11 December 2011 07:07:14 America/Los_Angeles The Scourge of the Swastika http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63403 When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the sensational, bestselling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, including the Holocaust, were illegal, not merely immoral. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63403 Sun, 11 December 2011 03:28:27 America/Los_Angeles MI9 Escape and evasion 1939-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63254 mil history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=63254 Sat, 10 December 2011 05:06:29 America/Los_Angeles Someone else's war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62928 The world's most elaborate military missions have been conducted by mercenaries. They are highly trained soldiers that have participated in many of the world's elite military units and are capable of quick results, even though they may be out numbered at 100 to 1. This book is about mercenaries from 1960 to present with actual photos and details of their work. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62928 Wed, 07 December 2011 23:36:29 America/Los_Angeles Operation Sea Lion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62920 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62920 Wed, 07 December 2011 23:15:08 America/Los_Angeles The story of the French Foreign Legion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62683 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62683 Tue, 06 December 2011 04:33:47 America/Los_Angeles Britons, to Arms! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62677 the story of the british volunteer soldier http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62677 Tue, 06 December 2011 04:18:52 America/Los_Angeles The assassination of Heydrich, 27 May 1942 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62668 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62668 Tue, 06 December 2011 03:55:30 America/Los_Angeles The grand scuttle http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62658 On June 21, 1919, the Scottish anchorage at Scapa Flow witnessed one of the most dramatic events in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet had sailed into British waters under the terms of the treaty ending World War I. Possibly misled by British newspaper reports, the German admiral in command decided to scuttle the fleet rather than let it fall into British hands. Although technically in British custody, the German officers developed an extraordinary plan to simultaneously sink the entire fleet. Before the British could intervene, sixteen capital ships and numerous smaller ones went to the bottom; the operation resulting in the last casualties and the last prisoners of World War I. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62658 Tue, 06 December 2011 00:24:37 America/Los_Angeles Aircrew http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62550 Survivor's story of life in the Second World War bombers. Eyewitness accounts of the tension and excitement of flying missions over Nazi Germany http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62550 Mon, 05 December 2011 05:12:57 America/Los_Angeles The greatest raid of all http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62528 'A deed of glory intimately involved in high strategy' - Winston Churchill St Nazaire, 1.34am March 28th, 1942 - the destroyer "HMS Campbeltown," with her Oerlikons blazing at the enemy guns only a few yards away, crashed with terrific force into one of the enormous lock gates of the Normandie Dock. Operation Chariot had reached its climax. Its object was to destroy the essential gear of the largest dock in the world, so that it could not be used by German battleships, and it was brilliantly successful in its main purpose. The story of the assault, under a storm of enemy fire at point-blank range which set the sea itself on fire, and of the heroism of the men in the 'little ships' raid, carried out by Royal Navy forces - no fewer than five VC's were awarded - is one of the most thrilling and vivid to come out of any war. 'Exciting and moving account of a great epic' " Observer" http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62528 Mon, 05 December 2011 04:31:15 America/Los_Angeles 1918 Year Of Victories http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62480 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62480 Mon, 05 December 2011 03:14:41 America/Los_Angeles Vulcan 607 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62469 It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943... When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real-life Mission Impossible. Its opening shot, they decided, would be Operation Black Buck: to strike a body blow at the occupying army, and make them realize that nothing was safe - not even Buenos Aires... The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more comlicated. The only aircraft that could possibly do the job was three months from being scrapped, and the distance it had to travel was four thousand miles beyond its maximum range. It would take fifteen Victor tankers and seventeen separate in-flight refuellings to get one Avro Vulcan B2 over the target, and give its crew any chance of coming back alive. Yet less than a month later, a formation of elderly British jets was launched from a remote island aribase to carry out the longest-range air attack in history. At the tip of the spear was a single aircraft, six men, and twenty-one thousand-pound bombs, facing a hornet's nest of modern weaponry: the radar-guided guns and missiles of the Argentine defences. There would be no second chances... It was the end of an era - the last time the RAF flew heavy bombers into combat before they were replaced by their digital, fly-by-wire, laser-guided successors. There were many who believed it couldn't be done. Drawing on extensive interviews with the combatants, Falklands residents and British High Command, and with unprecedented access to comtemporary military records, Rowland White takes us, for the first time, to the beating heart of the legendary raid. Vulcan 607 is a story of ingenuity, courage and sheer bloody-mindedness that's destined to become a classic. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62469 Mon, 05 December 2011 02:57:38 America/Los_Angeles World War Two http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62467 Stimulating, fluently written, and filled with fascinating analyses, here is a history of the Second World War that bridges the gap between accounts that overwhelm with detail and those that are simply too spare. A broad, busy canvas reveals what happened during the war and why, with political and strategic background, cogent discussions of battles and campaigns, and the importance of military intelligence. It offers new and considered insights into this vast conflict. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62467 Mon, 05 December 2011 02:54:35 America/Los_Angeles To be a Chindit http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62283 military war in burma http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62283 Sat, 03 December 2011 23:18:56 America/Los_Angeles Creators and destroyers of the English Navy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62259 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=62259 Sat, 03 December 2011 22:07:52 America/Los_Angeles Ten days to D-Day http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=61999 It was the day that changed the course of a war, and also a century. Meticulous in their planning, extraordinary in their execution, the landings of 6 June 1944 constitute the largest seaborne assault ever attempted. In this brilliant account, acclaimed historian David Stafford describes the countdown to the Normandy landings from a multitude of angles - from the perspectives of Churchill and Eisenhower to those of the ordinary people whose courage and dedication make it all possible. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=61999 Thu, 01 December 2011 22:18:34 America/Los_Angeles A million bullets http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=61896 In May 2006 a small British Army force was sent to the Helmand province of Afghanistan. They were to keep the peace and perhaps help to build some roads. The defence minister said the mission could be carried out 'without a shot being fired'. But there was no peace to keep and the province quickly turned into a battle zone. The fiercest fighting was in the small, dusty town of Sangin, where the soldiers of 3 Para, a regiment of the 16th Air Assault Brigade, rapidly found themselves besieged by a determined and well-armed enemy. By July they were isolated and surrounded. They were running out of food and were down to boiling river water. In temperatures often approaching 45C, they came under attack three to five times a day, every day for over seven weeks. At times they were assisted on the barricades by non-combatant regiments who were trapped alongside them: drivers and mechanics of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers who had never fired a mortar or a machine-gun in their lives before. The siege lasted for 52 days. Over a million bullets, 700 dead Afghans and 6 VC recommendations later, James Fergusson brings us the gripping story of those 52 days. Based on extensive interviews with the soldiers of 3 Para and members of the Afghan forces who fought against them, this is a story of striking heroism under fire that goes right to the heart of the so-called 'war on terror'. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=61896 Wed, 30 November 2011 23:02:55 America/Los_Angeles The Soldiers' tale http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=61173 The Soldiers' Tale is the story of modern wars as told by the men who did the actual fighting. Hynes examines the journals, memoirs, and letters of men who fought in the two World Wars and in Vietnam, and also the wars fought against the weak and helpless in concentration camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and bombed cities. Interweaving his own reflections on war with brilliantly chosen passages from soldiers' accounts, he offers vivid answers to the question we all ask of men who have fought: What was it like? In these powerful pages the experiences of modern war, which seem unimaginable to those who weren't there, become comprehensible and real.The wide range of writers examined includes both famous literary memoirists like Robert Graves, Tim O'Brien, and Elie Wiesel, and unknown soldiers who wrote only their war stories. Using these testimonies, Hynes considers each war in terms of its special circumstances and its effects on men who fought. His understanding of the psychology of warfare -- and of each war's role in history -- gives this study its intellectual authority; the voices of the men who were there, and wrote about what they saw and felt, give it its powerful dramatic impact. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=61173 Tue, 22 November 2011 22:16:04 America/Los_Angeles The mammoth book of life before the mast http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60981 sailors eyewitness accounts from the age of the fighting ships http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60981 Mon, 21 November 2011 23:53:15 America/Los_Angeles Britannia at bay http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60921 the defense of the british empire against japan 1931-1941 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60921 Mon, 21 November 2011 21:38:49 America/Los_Angeles Desert Rats http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60911 In the recent war in Iraq, the 7th Armoured Brigade, bearers of the Desert Rats insignia, was immediately engaged in some of the fiercest early fighting, ultimately taking Basra for the Allies. The war in Iraq revived public focus on the Desert Rats, whose famous battles of World War II helped turn the tide of German dominance. After World War II the Desert Rats re-emerged as part of the NATO forces during the Cold War years, and in other major deployments in the 1991 Gulf War, Bosnia, and Kosovo. In this latest of his military histories, John Parker once again draws heavily on the drama of first-hand accounts for a story that is a seminal part of modern military history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60911 Mon, 21 November 2011 04:01:56 America/Los_Angeles A History of the Luftwaffe http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60397 The Heinkel He 51 biplanes initially in service with all three squadrons of J/88 had proved to be inferior in speed and armament to the latest Soviet 1-15 ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60397 Wed, 16 November 2011 00:25:16 America/Los_Angeles shinano http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60395 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60395 Wed, 16 November 2011 00:10:58 America/Los_Angeles gretnas secret war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60386 the story of the great munition factories in gretna http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60386 Tue, 15 November 2011 23:42:59 America/Los_Angeles Station X http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60365 the codebreakers of betchley park http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60365 Tue, 15 November 2011 22:40:57 America/Los_Angeles The victors http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60361 THE VICTORS is a breathtaking new work from bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose. It follows the momentous events of the war from D-Day, 6 June 1944, through to the final days when the Allied soldiers pushed the German troops out of France, chased them across Germany, and, on 7 May 1945, destroyed the Nazi regime. At the centre of this epic drama are the citizen soldiers, the boys who became men as they fought, proving eventually unbeatable. Drawing from his extensive research for his previous bestselling books on the conflict, Ambrose creates one of the most exciting single-volume histories of the Second World War ever written. THE VICTORS is a compelling celebration of military genius and heroism, and of camaraderie and courage. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60361 Tue, 15 November 2011 22:34:47 America/Los_Angeles Bitter Victory http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60358 the battle for sicily 1943 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60358 Tue, 15 November 2011 22:30:50 America/Los_Angeles Attack State Red http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60325 Green: Enter without explosives or firing unless enemy targets are identified. Amber: Enter firing. No explosive entry. Red: Explosive entry using a grenade or charge. Enter firing at will. What happened in Helmand s Sangin Valley in the spring of 2007 was nothing short of extraordinary. After the last gasp defence of the platoon houses by the Paras that preceded them in theatre, the soldiers of the Royal Anglian Regiment arrived in Afghanistan charged with taking the battle to the enemy. Despite brutal, debilitating conditions, the tour that followed became a bloody lesson in how to conduct offensive infantry warfare. Over a six-month tour of duty, the 'Vikings' battlegroup unleashed hell in heavy, relentless fighting that saw teenage soldiers battle toe to toe against hardcore Al Qaeda and Taliban warriors at unprecedented levels of ferocity. The stories that emerged from the Sangin Valley, defined by bravery, comradeship, endurance and, above all, aggression, are remarkable So much so that Sandhurst manuals were re-written to incorporate the lessons of the campaign. But the fight was far from one-sided. May 2007 saw the Anglians suffer the highest number of British military casualties in any single month since the end of World War II. And those that did return home came back changed by the intensity of the experience. In Attack State Red , Colonel Richard Kemp, a former Commanding Office of 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, and Chris Hughes, the Daily Mirror Security Correspondent, tell the story of the Royal Anglian's deployment for the first time. Combining the strategic insight of 3 Para with the adrenaline charge of Sniper One , they have produced the most dynamic, substantial and visceral account of the war in Afghanistan that's ever been written. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60325 Tue, 15 November 2011 05:20:44 America/Los_Angeles The dam busters http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60323 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60323 Tue, 15 November 2011 05:15:16 America/Los_Angeles The gurkhas, by H. James & D. Sheil-small http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60298 a history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60298 Tue, 15 November 2011 04:08:44 America/Los_Angeles Canaris http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60293 bio of the chief of german military intellegence in 2nd ww http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60293 Tue, 15 November 2011 04:02:00 America/Los_Angeles Military Anecdotes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60249 A highly entertaining and original collection of over 400 diverting tales spanning some 3,000 years of the quirkier side of military life. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60249 Tue, 15 November 2011 02:43:18 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated guide to modern warships http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60198 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60198 Tue, 15 November 2011 00:50:05 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated guide to modern submarines http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60176 mil http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60176 Mon, 14 November 2011 23:19:04 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated data guide to World War II fighters http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60139 Looks at the various types of fighter planes used by both the Germans and the Allies during World War II, including the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Hawker Hurricane, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Republic P-47 Thunderbolt http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60139 Mon, 14 November 2011 19:53:38 America/Los_Angeles The frogmen http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60124 the story of the wartime underwater operators http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60124 Mon, 14 November 2011 06:10:37 America/Los_Angeles The soldier's trade http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60099 british military developments 1660-1914 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60099 Mon, 14 November 2011 05:06:09 America/Los_Angeles German secret weapons http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60081 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60081 Mon, 14 November 2011 04:30:32 America/Los_Angeles Better to die http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60052 the story of the gurkhas http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60052 Mon, 14 November 2011 01:47:17 America/Los_Angeles the british soldier http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60042 his daily life from tudor to modern times http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=60042 Mon, 14 November 2011 01:15:54 America/Los_Angeles The commandos http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59968 d day and after http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59968 Sun, 13 November 2011 22:50:31 America/Los_Angeles the battle of the 45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59964 prestonpans 21/9/1745 falkirk 17/1/1746 culloden 16/3/1746 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59964 Sun, 13 November 2011 22:44:41 America/Los_Angeles Goodbye darkness http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59781 William Manchester fought his way from Guadalcanal to Okinawa in the front line of the American war in the Pacific. His account of this war combines searing observation and powerful commentary. Amidst the horror there is humour and even in the blackest moments of despair, Manchester never loses hope or sight of his humanity. Combining reminiscence of his own experiences with his thoughts on returning to the island battlefields, his account of the Pacific conflict gives a sobering perspective to this terrible jungle war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59781 Sat, 12 November 2011 04:21:58 America/Los_Angeles M. I. 5 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59566 the origins and history of the british counter esponage service http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59566 Fri, 11 November 2011 06:43:24 America/Los_Angeles Battle stations http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59307 Battlestations is designed as an illustrated tie-in to the upcoming four part mini-series on the History Channel. A crucial factor in the Allied victory in World War II was the ability of industry, largely American, to produce sturdy, adaptable equipment in large numbers. The series, and this book, concentrates on 4 unique weapons of war (one is covered in each episode of the series) which were of vital importance to the eventual allied victory. The complete development and combat history of these weapons is presented in detail, backed up by a rich array of previously unpublished color and black and white illustrations from European archives. The four topics covered are: the Supermarine Spitfire, the Douglas CD-3, the Sherman tank and the DUKW amphibious vehicle. Production of the Spitfire and its Merlin engine were given top priority during the Battle of Britain. Although outclassed by some German fighters, the Spitfire was highly adaptable, with fourteen major wartime variants, including fighters, tank busters and high-altitude photo reconnaissance craft. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59307 Thu, 10 November 2011 23:23:53 America/Los_Angeles Out of the Blue http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59285 the role of luck in air warfare 1917-1966 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59285 Thu, 10 November 2011 22:54:38 America/Los_Angeles Cryfrom the deep http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59138 The story of the Kursk, the Russian submarine that sank in the ocean a few years ago. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=59138 Wed, 09 November 2011 01:50:11 America/Los_Angeles Ross Kemp on Afghanistan http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58805 He has played an East End hardman, an SAS soldier and investigated vicious world gangs. Now Ross Kemp is taking on perhaps his hardest assignment of all - the Taliban. In order to prepare for this life-threatening ordeal, Ross Kemp trains with the First Battalion Royal Anglians in England s subzero temperatures, practicing firing SA 80 rifles and .50 calibre machine guns, getting to know the soldiers and learning the tactics they use to stay alive. Sent with them to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan s Helmand province, he immerses himself fully: he endures the stifling heat, the constant threat of snipers, RPG attacks, suicide bombers and land mines. In short, he discovers first hand what it's like to fight on the frontline. It s the closest he s ever come to dying bullets fizzing inches from his head as they hit the ground on either side of him. After two harrowing and arduous months Ross returns to England, but there is little relief to be had as he meets the mothers of soldiers killed in the conflict. Then in September 2008 he goes back to the war zone, to see how the men he grew so close to are faring, to check how many of them are still alive. It s a fascinating, horrifying and often moving insight into the brutal reality ordinary soldiers have to face in one of the world s most dangerous and volatile regions. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58805 Tue, 01 November 2011 00:41:35 America/Los_Angeles Last sunset http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58745 what happened in aden http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58745 Sat, 29 October 2011 04:47:59 America/Los_Angeles Enter the dragon http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58695 chinas undeclared war aganst the us in korea 1950-51 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58695 Sat, 29 October 2011 00:18:48 America/Los_Angeles All necessary means http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58680 On 17 January, 1991, allied forces began the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation under UN authority to use 'all necessary means'. Yet behind the daily news reports, BBC TV correspondents Ben Brown and David Shukman reveal that much was left undisclosed. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58680 Fri, 28 October 2011 23:34:30 America/Los_Angeles D-Day to Berlin http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58568 Nightfall, 6 June 1944. D-Day is over and the Allies have carved a tenuous foothold in 'Fortress Europe'. The future of Europe hangs in the balance as Hitler's formidable SS Panzer troops threaten to drive them back into the sea. D-Day to Berlin is the remarkable story of the Allied struggle for survival -" the battle from the beaches of Normandy to the heart of Hitler's Reich and ultimate victory just eleven months later. The campaign to free Europe from Nazi oppression through the collective operations from D-Day to Berlin mark one of the greatest ever military offensives. The Allies overcame initial setbacks to inflict a devastating defeat on Hitler's crack divisions in France -" a victory that was threatened just months later in the bitter winter fighting of the Battle of the Bulge. The final crossing of the Rhine and the advance into Germany changed the course of European history forever. In D-Day to Berlin we meet men and women from both sides -" British, American and German soldiers -" whose bravery and endurance made the final push through Europe the defining drama of the Second World War. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58568 Fri, 28 October 2011 00:47:41 America/Los_Angeles The Russians at sea http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58490 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=58490 Wed, 26 October 2011 23:05:08 America/Los_Angeles Air force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57912 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57912 Thu, 20 October 2011 00:38:32 America/Los_Angeles Air forces of the world http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57911 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57911 Thu, 20 October 2011 00:38:02 America/Los_Angeles A century of flight http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57908 A survey of the first hundred years of flight covers combat aircraft, jumbo jets, crop dusters, hang gliders, human-powered pedal machines, microlights, and other contraptions that have born humans aloft http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57908 Thu, 20 October 2011 00:32:21 America/Los_Angeles Modern Naval Combat http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57907 Informatie in woord en beeld. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57907 Thu, 20 October 2011 00:17:43 America/Los_Angeles Arab-Israeli wars http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57904 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57904 Thu, 20 October 2011 00:09:09 America/Los_Angeles Great battles of the British Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57902 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57902 Thu, 20 October 2011 00:04:47 America/Los_Angeles The Second World War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57899 The causes, events, and outcome of the Second World War are presented through the experiences of a variety of people caught on both sides of the fighting in Europe and the Far East. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57899 Wed, 19 October 2011 23:59:25 America/Los_Angeles U-Boats http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57898 . http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57898 Wed, 19 October 2011 23:56:40 America/Los_Angeles The Red Baron http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57756 One of the most brilliant fighter pilots of all time, Manfred von Richthofen had deadly prowess and a fanatic dedication to aerial warfare. A dashing airman, gallant gentleman, and killer ace, the Red Baron comes to life in this engaging biography. Researched from German sources, it includes excerpts from Richthofen's Air Combat Operations Manual, his letters, and writings. With comprehensive accounts of all the Red Baron's victories. "A richly detailed air epic."--Aviation History. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57756 Wed, 19 October 2011 00:19:36 America/Los_Angeles The US Army Special Forces 1952-84 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57674 From its very inception the United States Army Special Forces has been enmeshed in controversy, its mission misunderstood to varying degrees, and its very existence opposed by some of the Army hierarchy. Nevertheless it continues to serve in a highly specialised role in all manner of differing conditions. There can be few better qualified to chronicle the history of this unique organisation than former Special Forces Group weapons specialist Gordon Rottman, whose expert knowledge is clearly evident in this authoritative text. This volume also contains 12 full page colour plates by one of the world's most respected military artists, Ron Volstad. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57674 Tue, 18 October 2011 01:15:48 America/Los_Angeles Merrill's Marauders http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57510 from the series pan illustrated history of ww2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57510 Mon, 17 October 2011 02:28:37 America/Los_Angeles In Gurkha company http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57042 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=57042 Thu, 13 October 2011 05:37:31 America/Los_Angeles Convoy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56544 battle for the convoys sc,122 and hx 229 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56544 Mon, 10 October 2011 02:15:05 America/Los_Angeles The French Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56543 a military-political history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56543 Mon, 10 October 2011 02:12:07 America/Los_Angeles Yellow rain http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56424 chemical warfare the deadliest arms race http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56424 Fri, 07 October 2011 12:30:21 America/Los_Angeles The Israeli Air Force story http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56276 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56276 Thu, 06 October 2011 06:14:44 America/Los_Angeles The Luftwaffe http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56275 a short history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56275 Thu, 06 October 2011 06:12:52 America/Los_Angeles The life and death of the Afrika Korps http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56119 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=56119 Tue, 04 October 2011 22:35:08 America/Los_Angeles Spearman to minuteman http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=55907 the story of the soldier 2000bc-1783ad http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=55907 Mon, 03 October 2011 05:07:03 America/Los_Angeles A higher form of killing http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=55865 Interviews with experts and an examination of previously classified documents underlie a study of the history, technological development, and expanding ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=55865 Mon, 03 October 2011 03:00:41 America/Los_Angeles Dictionary of battles from the earliest date to the present time http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=55832 DICTIONARY OF BATTLE8 A Abensberg (Campaign of Wag- ram.) Fought April 20, 1809, between the French and Bavarians under Napoleon, about 90000 strong, ... http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=55832 Mon, 03 October 2011 01:57:01 America/Los_Angeles The Red Army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=54483 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=54483 Wed, 21 September 2011 22:07:21 America/Los_Angeles Blitzkrieg http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53828 An account of Hitler's rise to power in a defeated, demoralized Germany and the German blitzkrieg campaign that led to the nearly fatal encirclement of the British and French at Dunkirk http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53828 Sat, 17 September 2011 01:41:18 America/Los_Angeles The Israeli army http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53792 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53792 Fri, 16 September 2011 23:29:19 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated history of the Gestapo http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53723 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53723 Fri, 16 September 2011 06:27:51 America/Los_Angeles Inside the Foreign Legion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53717 John Parker's searching interviews with legionnaires past and present offer a new perspective of this most extreme fighting force. The Legion has served in major operations worldwide from the Allied invasion of Narvik during World War II to more recent conflicts including the Gulf War and Bosnia and this book records true, incredible stories by the men who were there, recounted in their own words, presenting the most authentic and detailed account of life in the Legion. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53717 Fri, 16 September 2011 06:15:15 America/Los_Angeles Alamein http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53145 A turning point in the Second World War, the battle El Alamein was the culmination of a military campaign like no other. Fought across desolate arid terrain, the brutal fighting was matched by a camaraderie and respect between enemies as witnessed in no other theatre of war. Combining gritty personal testimonies with thorough journalistic investigation, John Bierman and Colin Smith present a compelling journey to the final confrontation between Rommel and Montgomery. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=53145 Sun, 11 September 2011 06:14:41 America/Los_Angeles V-force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=52831 the history of britains airborne deterrent http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=52831 Thu, 08 September 2011 00:11:38 America/Los_Angeles The 900 days http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=52559 the seige of leiningrad http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=52559 Sun, 04 September 2011 04:32:15 America/Los_Angeles D Day http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=51638 illustrated from the series purnells history of the second world war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=51638 Thu, 25 August 2011 22:44:00 America/Los_Angeles Invasion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=51471 the german invasion of england july 1940 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=51471 Wed, 24 August 2011 23:15:58 America/Los_Angeles Monitor http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=50245 On 9 March 1862, an epic battle was fought that not only affected the course of the American Civil War, but forever changed the face of naval warfare. A unique mixture of technology and events brought the MONITOR and the MERRIMAC together on that day in Hampton Roads, Virginia, in the first battle of ironclad ships. However, they would never have met had it not been for the engineering genius and determination of one man, John Ericsson. Monitor is the fascinating saga of arguably the most famouis ship in American history, of the events leading up to and following the battle, and of the people that made them happen. Through James deKay's skill as an historian and storyteller, the legacy of the MONITOR is brought into dramatic new focus. `Written with panache, sophisticated understanding and attention to detail. . . The book is, simply, a little treasure. ' KIRKUS REVIEWS http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=50245 Tue, 16 August 2011 05:40:39 America/Los_Angeles Supermarine Spitfire http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49867 an illustrated history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49867 Fri, 12 August 2011 18:11:59 America/Los_Angeles Halifax Special http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49866 an illustrated history of a bomber http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49866 Fri, 12 August 2011 18:10:07 America/Los_Angeles Great battle tanks http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49864 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49864 Fri, 12 August 2011 18:00:11 America/Los_Angeles Soldiers : a history of men in battle http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49862 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49862 Fri, 12 August 2011 17:53:18 America/Los_Angeles The Guinness Book of Naval Blunders http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49861 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49861 Fri, 12 August 2011 17:51:37 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated history of the RAF http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49860 From the early days of balloons and experimental flying machines, through two World Wars, and international incidents from the Cold War, the Falklands Campaign and beyond, this gigantic volume follows the development of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force right up to the present day. An immensely readable text -- written by a World War II RAF airman -- is accompanied by an expansive collection of more than 600 photographs in both black-and-white and color, many of which have never before been seen in print. The photography depicts all the legendary aircraft and campaigns of the RAF, and helps create an absorbing volume of essential and exciting reading for all historians and aviation enthusiasts alike. A fitting tribute to the many gallant airmen who offered, and so often gave, their lives for their country. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49860 Fri, 12 August 2011 17:49:40 America/Los_Angeles A history of combat aircraft http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49859 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49859 Fri, 12 August 2011 17:45:44 America/Los_Angeles The illustrated history of mililary vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49858 traces the evolution of military vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49858 Fri, 12 August 2011 17:42:00 America/Los_Angeles Military transport http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49854 These concise and informative guides provide an excellent source of reference on modern contemporary weapons and military equipment. Each features technical line profiles, a wealth of photographs and informative text written by experts in the field. Military Transports: Trucks and Transporters reviews key load-carrying vehicles in service around the world and includes technical data and performance details. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49854 Fri, 12 August 2011 17:32:26 America/Los_Angeles The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49780 An illustrated directory of the most important warships used by today's navies. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49780 Wed, 10 August 2011 10:29:41 America/Los_Angeles Avro Vulcan http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49749 this book describes its design evolution and operational history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49749 Wed, 10 August 2011 04:43:53 America/Los_Angeles Russia at War, 1941-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49748 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49748 Wed, 10 August 2011 04:40:39 America/Los_Angeles The Battle of the Atlantic http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49747 from the seies ww2 time life books http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49747 Wed, 10 August 2011 04:27:03 America/Los_Angeles The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49735 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49735 Wed, 10 August 2011 00:13:12 America/Los_Angeles The illustrated encyclopedia of the world's tanks and fighting vehicles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49694 over 100 tanks-30 self propelled guns 50 armoured vehicles-more than 20 armoured personell carriers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49694 Tue, 09 August 2011 08:17:16 America/Los_Angeles German & Allied secret weapons of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49692 fully illustrated http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49692 Tue, 09 August 2011 08:04:09 America/Los_Angeles Russia besieged http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49691 from the series ww2 time life books fully illustrated http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49691 Tue, 09 August 2011 08:02:12 America/Los_Angeles Battle of the Bulge http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49689 a pictorial history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49689 Tue, 09 August 2011 07:56:47 America/Los_Angeles German aircraft of World War 2 in colour http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49685 Illustrates over one hundred Luftwaffe aircraft using scale drawings as well as actual photographs and includes technical data and a commentary on the service of each http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=49685 Tue, 09 August 2011 07:42:18 America/Los_Angeles America's Military Today http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48693 provides an eye-opening survey of the way the modern U.S. military enlists, trains, and deploys its all-volunteer force. Long-standing soldiers' rights attorney Tod Ensign brings together a range of expert commentators to examine hot-button issues, including: The techniques used by the Pentagon to recruit and train a required 200,000 volunteers each year The controversial arguments being advanced for a return to the draft The military's reputation as an exemplar in the promotion of racial minorities The ongoing challenge of gender discrimination, sexual assaults, and bias against gays and lesbians The appropriate role of the armed forces in policing post-9/11 America The future of war fighting, with an emphasis on the continued relevance of the ordinary foot soldierThe book also includes first-person accounts from soldiers on active duty in Iraq, providing a harrowing and poignant picture of life at the sharp end of combat duty today. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48693 Sun, 31 July 2011 22:03:32 America/Los_Angeles 18 Hours http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48524 true story of an sas heros bloodiest battle against al qaeda in afganistan http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48524 Sat, 30 July 2011 05:25:37 America/Los_Angeles Suicide of the empires http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48450 the battles on the eastern front 1914-18 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48450 Fri, 29 July 2011 02:37:25 America/Los_Angeles Hitler's fortress islands. [The occupation of the Channel Islands. Illustrated.]. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48389 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48389 Thu, 28 July 2011 02:46:30 America/Los_Angeles The French Foreign Legion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48348 a history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48348 Wed, 27 July 2011 05:03:06 America/Los_Angeles Ark Royal http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48209 The Life, Death and Rediscovery of the Legendary Second World War Aircraft Carrier. The fascinating story of the life, legend and rediscovery of a British naval icon. In June 1941 HMS Ark Royal sailed through a ferocious storm intent on tracking the Bismarck. A dozen swordfish bombers took off from her deck and pounded shell after shell into the German battleship, sending her to the ocean floor. It was a signal victory that resonated around the world. Hitler, furious at the loss of the German fleet's flagship, demanded the destruction of the Ark Royal. HMS Ark Royal, launched in 1938, was one of the most sophisticated weapons in the British military arsenal. In her first two years of operation the Ark Royal survived countless attacks, and was considered one of the luckiest ships in the navy. But her luck was not to last, and within one month of sinking the Bismarck, HMS Ark Royal was destroyed while sailing off the coast of Gibraltar. There she rested, one kilometre beneath the sea, until her wreck was discovered by Mike Rossiter in 2004. In gripping detail, and using the testimony of survivors and the men who lived, flew and fought on the Ark Royal, Mike Rossiter tells her remarkable story, and of the quest to discover this naval legend. From the Trade Paperback edition. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48209 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:41:42 America/Los_Angeles Defiance at Sea http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48203 These 14 vivid tales of maritime warfare and daring span the centuries from 1591 to 1982. Go along with Grenville on the Revenge on a doomed mission as he and his British shipmates took on a Spanish fleet -- alone. Then sail with Barfleur and the French at La Hogue (1693), Captain Nelson at Cape St. Vincent (1792), and the USS Constitution in the War of 1812. 14 battles in all. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48203 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:32:24 America/Los_Angeles The fall of Crete http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48201 For both Allies and Axis powers, Crete offered immense strategic importance for controlling the Mediterranean, with great naval harbors, level areas for airfields, and mountain anti-aircraft positions. How did it happen, then, that in 1941, German paratroopers spectacularly overcame thousands of British troops and an even larger contingent from Greece to hold Crete until the war ended? A world-class historian vividly explains the events that led up to first major airborne assault in history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48201 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:28:26 America/Los_Angeles The Battle of France, 1940 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48200 On May 10, 1940, Hitler launched his war in the West, and France reeled under the hammer of blitzkrieg. Within four days, German panzer formations emerged from the apparently passable Ardennes and established bridgeheads across the Meuse. Soon after, they smashed a 50-mile breach in the Allied line. By June 22nd, it was over: France had fallen. The tragic story of this unprecedented defeat--the only occasion in World War II when a great power lost in a single campaign--makes gripping and unforgettable reading. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48200 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:26:25 America/Los_Angeles Mussolini's island http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48199 portrays the full horror and glory, the fear and the foul-ups of one of the least known but most dramatic and controversial campaigns of World War II�the battle for Sicily. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48199 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:25:00 America/Los_Angeles SAS and Elite Forces http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48189 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48189 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:03:47 America/Los_Angeles The Last Fighting Tommy http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48186 is the story of an ordinary man�s extraordinary life. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48186 Tue, 26 July 2011 06:00:31 America/Los_Angeles A brief history of fighting ships http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48139 ships of the line and napoleonic sea battles 1793-1815 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48139 Tue, 26 July 2011 04:19:30 America/Los_Angeles Armageddon http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48017 'Max Hastings now stands in the first rank of writers on modern war' " Financial Times " http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=48017 Sun, 24 July 2011 23:51:47 America/Los_Angeles The hidden war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47979 In 1988 Artyom Borovik marched with the Russian forces into Afghanistan, earning a medal for his 'valour in battle'. He returned home to write this extraordinary account of the terror, helplessness and despair of waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. Calling to mind Michael Herr's Dispatches, Artyom Borovik's classic account of 'Russia's Vietnam' was both a critical and popular success on its initial publication in 1989. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47979 Sun, 24 July 2011 10:50:48 America/Los_Angeles A world at arms http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47787 This major work is the first general history of World War II to be based both on the existing literature and on extensive work in British, American and German archives. It covers all the theatres of war, the weaponry used, and developments on the home front. Taking a global perspective, the work deals with all belligerents and relates events in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific to each other. The role of diplomacy and strategy, of intelligence and espionage, and the impact of war upon society are all dealt with, often on the basis of hitherto unknown material. New light is shed on the actions of great and small powers and on topics ranging from the beginning of the war to the dropping of the atomic bombs; the titanic battles on the Eastern Front are fitted into the war as a whole; the killing of six million Jews and millions of other civilians is placed into context; and the fighting at sea and in the air is included in a coherent view of the great conflict. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47787 Fri, 22 July 2011 00:08:03 America/Los_Angeles Forgotten Voices of the Great War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47706 Forgotten Voices of the Great War is the fruit of a project of the British Imperial War Museum begun in 1972 to tape-record the accounts of soldiers of all the armies involved in The Great War. An oral history of World War I from the perspective of the real people who fought it reveals the harrowing day-to-day lives of soldiers experiencing trench warfare, painting a vivid and compelling picture of the Great War. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47706 Thu, 21 July 2011 08:30:24 America/Los_Angeles Vietnam http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47617 This history of Vietnam concentrates on a chronicle of the war. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47617 Thu, 21 July 2011 02:47:49 America/Los_Angeles The Pearl Harbor Story http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47607 the true account of the dec 7th attack http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47607 Thu, 21 July 2011 01:21:44 America/Los_Angeles Riverine force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47606 Describes the boats and weapons used to patrol rivers, creeks, and swamps in the Mekong Delta, recounts major operations, and discusses tactics and strategies http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47606 Thu, 21 July 2011 01:19:25 America/Los_Angeles Hemingway goes to war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47597 Ernest Hemingway, literary giant of the 20th century, was renowned as a hard-drinking man of action. As the fighting reached its climax in the closing ten months of World War II, he spent time as a US war correspondent based in London, Paris and Luxembourg. It was during that period, by his own account, that he participated in the D-Day landings and saw action in the frontline at the Battle of the Bulge with the US Army. He also claimed to have flown on bombing raids with the Royal Air Force. This text examines Hemingway's trail through war-torn Europe during World War II, chronicling his tangled personal life and assessing the impact that first-hand experience of war had on him both as a writer and as a man. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47597 Thu, 21 July 2011 01:03:21 America/Los_Angeles The longest battle http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47595 the war at sea 1939-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47595 Thu, 21 July 2011 00:58:41 America/Los_Angeles Aces high http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47593 the war in the air over the western front 1914-18 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47593 Thu, 21 July 2011 00:53:54 America/Los_Angeles World famous battles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47588 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47588 Thu, 21 July 2011 00:42:51 America/Los_Angeles Fighting Skills of the SAS and Special Forces http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47566 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47566 Wed, 20 July 2011 07:21:53 America/Los_Angeles Dunkirk http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47558 This is the story of the dark days of 1940, when defeat overtook the British Expeditionary Force in Flanders and the ghost of a great army came home from France. It is the story of a lost campaign, as untried young men armed with little more than rifles took on the might of Hitler's panzer divisions while the Allied armies crumbled on all sides. It is the story of French soldiers too, whose heroism and sacrifice made the deliverance of Dunkirk possible. It was the greatest disaster in British military history: the Second World War was all but lost. Yet from the rout rose that legendary spirit that somehow found triumph in defeat, success in the extraordinary evacuation of so many men from beneath the German guns. Robert Jackson's closely detailed account of three weeks of battle, and the nine days it took an armada of ships to evacuate 198,000 troops, recalls with startling clarity how unprepared were the British for war in 1940. Book jacket. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47558 Wed, 20 July 2011 07:03:31 America/Los_Angeles The Age of Battles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47554 "What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice." -- Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47554 Wed, 20 July 2011 06:53:47 America/Los_Angeles Ardennes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47541 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47541 Wed, 20 July 2011 04:27:12 America/Los_Angeles Desert of Death Exp http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47141 FOR THE FIRST TIME, A BRITISH SOLDIER RIPS THE LID OFF OUR CURRENT INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. Does for the British military what Jarhead did for the US. Leo Docherty was a serving British soldier on the ground in Afghanistan up until his explosive article in the Sunday Times in 2006. This book is set to be a timebomb under the British military presence in Afghanistan, criticising tactics, strategy, implementation, equipment and the wisdom behind the operation. Embargoed until publication. Please keep this book TOP SECRET until the massive publicity campaign breaks on release. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=47141 Sat, 16 July 2011 03:03:57 America/Los_Angeles Military mavericks http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46975 They are the unforgettable leaders who inspired their troops, the tacticians who devised the wiliest strategies, the military mavericks who won the wars. Although more than 2000 years separate Alexander the Great from Giap, the single-minded commander of the North Vietnamese forces that defeated the U.S., each of these outstanding characters has something to teach us about military history. They include Shaka Zulu, Stonewall Jackson, Garibaldi, Lawrence of Arabia, and Patton--12 in all. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46975 Wed, 13 July 2011 19:35:27 America/Los_Angeles The mammoth book of how it happened http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46898 eyewitness accounts of histories key naval conflicts from galleys to the gulf war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46898 Wed, 13 July 2011 01:46:09 America/Los_Angeles Turning the tide http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46754 decisive battles of 2nd world war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46754 Tue, 12 July 2011 00:21:21 America/Los_Angeles The man who broke Napoleon's codes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46692 In 1812 two mighty armies manoeuvred across the Spanish plains. They were finely balanced, under skilful leaders. Each struggled to gain an advantage. Wellington knew that if he defeated the French, he could turn the tide of the war. Good intelligence was paramount, but the French were using a code of unrivalled complexity - the 'Great Paris Cipher'. It was an unprecedented challenge, and Wellington looked to one man to break the code: Major George Scovell. Using a network of Spanish guerrillas, Scovell amassed a stack of coded French messages, and set to work decrypting them. As a man of low birth, Scovell - even with his genius for languages, and bravery on a dozen battlefields - struggled for advancement amongst Wellington's inner circle of wealthier, better connected officers. Mark Urban draws on a wealth of original sources, including many cyphers and code-tables, to restore Scovell to his rightful place in history as the man who was the brains behind the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army and a forerunner of the great code-breakers of the 20th Century. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46692 Mon, 11 July 2011 04:26:27 America/Los_Angeles My war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46688 The experience of war has produced some extraordinary writing, classics of reporting and memoir. MY WAR is destined to join that list. Colby Buzzell, a young private fresh from army training learnt the realities of war the hard way - spending a year on the ground with the US Army in Iraq. MY WAR is a startlingly honest story of a young man and a war. Trapped in 'guerrilla warfare, urban-style' in Mosul, Iraq, Buzzell was struck by the bizarre, absurd, often frightening world surrounding him. He began writing a blog describing the war - not as recounted by CNN or official reports, but as seen by a soldier on the ground living through the chaos. The result is a powerful narrative of the fire-fights, fear and frustrations of modern war, unlike any you have ever read before. It is hard-hitting, brutally honest, laugh out loud funny in places, and full of great military action, but it also has a more serious side as we watch Buzzell's journey from gung-ho jarhead to battle-hardened, politically aware soldier. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46688 Mon, 11 July 2011 04:04:04 America/Los_Angeles Against all odds! http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46682 What fierce motivation drives warriors to commit themselves to a last stand against a more powerful and better-armed enemy? The reasons are countless: anger, fear, brotherhood, personal glory, and survival. These 13 examples of persistence against incredible odds come from two centuries worth of combat in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. Follow glorious battles from Napoleon and Wellington at Hougoumont to the bloody Civil War battle at Antietam to Pork Chop Hill in Korea. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46682 Mon, 11 July 2011 03:52:30 America/Los_Angeles The Imperial War Museum book of 1918 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46674 Published on the eightieth anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this book tells the story of a year during which the casualty lists on all sides were longer, the turns of fortune were most remarkable, and action was most intense. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46674 Mon, 11 July 2011 03:18:31 America/Los_Angeles Soldiering http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46603 A career in the U. S. Army in the second half of the twentieth century was a passageway to every conceivable locale, hospitable and decidedly otherwise. Henry Gole'�"s experiences lead the reader through the geography of one such career. The recollections of a professional soldier, Henry Gole'�"s account is a humorous and interesting tale of a man who loved soldiering but not necessarily the organization in which he soldiered. He feels the gratification of having served in the U. S. Army during an era when, personal doubts and political controversy notwithstanding, the world depended on America and its armed forces to preserve freedom. He offers the unique perspective of a member of the '�Ssilent generation,'� those who immediately followed the World War II generation but find themselves often overlooked by historians and the media. From 1952 through 1988, covering the ordinary rifleman'�"s view in Korea to the Green Beret'�"s war in Vietnam, Gole also provides fascinating insight into the professional military at war and how these professionals relate to each other, both under great stress and during periods of decompression. Containing a wealth of leadership lessons that will serve as an invaluable guide for junior NCOs and officers alike, this thoughtful and introspective warrior has also written a moving tribute to the brave soldiers with whom he served. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46603 Sun, 10 July 2011 22:46:19 America/Los_Angeles The Somme http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46510 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46510 Sat, 09 July 2011 05:15:34 America/Los_Angeles Midnight in Some Burning Town http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46388 Man for man, the British Special Forces are regarded as the best in the world. Their reputation ensures they are the first to be deployed to trouble-spots and they have never been busier than in the last few years.Christian Jennings is an experienced journalist who has covered SAS operations all over the world. MIDNIGHT IN SOME BURNING TOWN follows a number of Special Forces teams from the intervention in the Balkans (Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia) to the invasion of Afghanistan, the overthrow of the Taliban and the hunt for bin Laden and his terrorists. It culminates in the largest Special Forces operation yet seen: the penetration of Iraq months before the main Coalition forces invaded in March 2003. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46388 Fri, 08 July 2011 23:35:04 America/Los_Angeles The interrogator's war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46266 inside the secret war against al qaeda http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46266 Fri, 08 July 2011 02:55:13 America/Los_Angeles Tank warfare in World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46122 first hand accounts from allied and axis soldiers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46122 Thu, 07 July 2011 05:40:11 America/Los_Angeles The hinge factor http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46097 From the wooden horse of Troy to the Gulf War, military history has been as much marked by chance and error, as by gallantry and heroism. Many conflicts have been decided by the caprice of weather, bad intelligence, heroism where it wasn't expected, or individual incompetence. In military terms, the incident which can swing a battle from victory to defeat in a moment is known as the Hinge Factor. The Hinge Factor vividly describes battles which demonstrate this phenomenon - including the circumstances behind the loss of the Holy Cross, through to the attack of African war bees in 1914, to Star-War weaponry described in the Gulf War. This enthralling book demystifies the general belief that battles are always won due to the brilliance of a general and will both inform and entertain a wide audience. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=46097 Thu, 07 July 2011 00:04:26 America/Los_Angeles The Battle of Britain http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=45703 In July 1940, England stood alone, with only the Royal Air Force to defend her against the German Luftwaffe. But even as the nation fought, John Dowding, mastermind of the RAF's winning strategy, underwent a personal struggle against his rivals in the Air Ministry. In October of that year, he was dismissed. Why? This engrossing behind-the-scenes look contrasts the battles in the corridors of power with the dramatic war in the air--revealing the full truth behind the Battle of Britain. In July 1940, England stood alone, with only the Royal Air Force to defend her against the German Luftwaffe. But even as the nation fought, John Dowding, mastermind of the RAF's winning strategy, underwent a personal struggle against his rivals in the Air Ministry. In October of that year, he was dismissed. Why? This engrossing behind-the-scenes look contrasts the battles in the corridors of power with the dramatic war in the air--revealing the full truth behind the Battle of Britain. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=45703 Thu, 30 June 2011 19:45:43 America/Los_Angeles Queen Victoria's little wars http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44894 "Tells all the old stories of imperial heroism con brio." -Noel Annan, New York Review of Books http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44894 Wed, 15 June 2011 22:24:01 America/Los_Angeles Devils, Not Men http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44821 the history of the french foreign legion http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44821 Tue, 14 June 2011 18:55:57 America/Los_Angeles Afrika Korps http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44066 a guide http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44066 Mon, 06 June 2011 22:52:35 America/Los_Angeles The secret war with Germany http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44037 deception espionage and dirty tricks http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44037 Mon, 06 June 2011 00:49:01 America/Los_Angeles SS-1 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44012 the unlikely death of heinrich himmler http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=44012 Sun, 05 June 2011 23:19:46 America/Los_Angeles kitchner http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=43765 his life and military campagins im egypt,south africa,india and the war office http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=43765 Wed, 01 June 2011 23:11:34 America/Los_Angeles Rifles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=43747 As part of the Light Division created to act as the advance guard of Wellington's army, the 95th Rifles are the first into battle and the last out. Fighting, thieving and raping their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops. The 95th are in fact the first British soldiers to take aim at their targets, to take cover when being shot at, to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre. And by the end of the six-year campaign they have not only proved themselves the toughest fighters in the army, they have also - at huge personal cost - created the modern notion of the infantryman. 'If you like Sharpe, then this book is a must, your Christmas present solved.' Bernard Cornwell, Daily Mail 'A brilliant warts-and-all depiction of Wellington's famous riflemen.' Daily Telegraph http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=43747 Wed, 01 June 2011 18:46:06 America/Los_Angeles Secrets of the SS http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=43672 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=43672 Wed, 01 June 2011 03:07:47 America/Los_Angeles Commando extraordinary, Otto Skorzeny http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42977 "Described by the Allied forces during World War II as ""the most dangerous man in Europe"", the German maverick soldier Otto Skorzeny was the creator of many of the tactics later employed by the SAS. This account tells how he became world famous overnight when, with a glider borne attack he rescued Mussolini from the mountain prison of Gran Sasso." http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42977 Sat, 28 May 2011 00:18:38 America/Los_Angeles The miracle of Dunkirk http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42568 Details the story of the rescue of more than three hundred thousand Allied troops from the coast of Dunkirk during the spring of 1940 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42568 Mon, 23 May 2011 23:00:16 America/Los_Angeles Blaise de Monluc; http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42357 military memoirs the habsburg valois wars and the french wars of religon http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42357 Thu, 19 May 2011 19:33:41 America/Los_Angeles Bastogne: the road block http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42134 history of ww2 battle book 4 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42134 Tue, 17 May 2011 04:59:34 America/Los_Angeles The retreat from Moscow http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42052 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=42052 Mon, 16 May 2011 06:14:25 America/Los_Angeles RAF camouflage of World War 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41873 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41873 Sat, 14 May 2011 06:07:46 America/Los_Angeles Bombs have no pity http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41820 my war against terrorisim http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41820 Sat, 14 May 2011 03:51:14 America/Los_Angeles Setting the stage http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41802 Surveys the history of Vietnam from the earliest times to the end of the Vietnam War and examines the development of the country's revolutionary movement http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41802 Sat, 14 May 2011 02:56:13 America/Los_Angeles The defence of Moscow http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41293 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41293 Thu, 05 May 2011 18:36:58 America/Los_Angeles London's burning http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41286 history of ww 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41286 Thu, 05 May 2011 17:48:41 America/Los_Angeles Panzer division, the mailed fist http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41284 history of the second ww weapons book2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41284 Thu, 05 May 2011 17:44:14 America/Los_Angeles Target Basra http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41275 In the dead of night on 20 March 2003, Royal Navy Marines from 40 and 42 Commando board a fleet of twenty helicopters. With faces blackened and mouths dry at the thought of what lies ahead, they have been given the job of capturing the oil pipelines and pumping stations through which 90 per cent of Iraqs oil is exported, to seal off the whole of the Faw peninsula and hold it against any counter-attack by the Iraqi Army. They will be the first troops on the ground in Iraq, literally kicking the door down. They will also suffer the first allied casualties in the war to overthrow Saddam Hussein.Operation Telic was a bold and audacious break with military doctrine, a night-time airborne assault against heavily defended positions. With the Commandos lightly armed and isolated, the night-time landing was just the beginning. They were engaged in a series of fast-moving and hard-fought battles as they moved rapidly north until they reached the outskirts of Basra. Finally, after a two-day battle that broke the back of the Iraqi resistance, and eighteen days after their first contact with the enemy, Royal Marine Commandos entered the presidential palace in Basra.Told from the perspective, and with the cooperation of officers and men in the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines, Target Basra is a story of courage, fortitude and the harsh realities of modern war, fought in the context of the turmoil of the Middle East. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=41275 Thu, 05 May 2011 09:01:46 America/Los_Angeles The Last Escape http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40915 The untold story of Allied POW's in Germany 1944-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40915 Sat, 30 April 2011 04:57:48 America/Los_Angeles And we shall shock them http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40767 british army in he second world war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40767 Thu, 28 April 2011 00:14:23 America/Los_Angeles Testimony of war, 1914-1918 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40116 contemporary documents and photographs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40116 Wed, 20 April 2011 00:53:48 America/Los_Angeles Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1062 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40102 From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended. This books recreates these enormous fortified monasteries and temples, tracing their development from the 10th century through to the Sengoku Jidai period and the rise of the power of the shogunate under Tokugawa Ieyasu. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=40102 Tue, 19 April 2011 23:43:13 America/Los_Angeles Norway - The commandos - Dieppe http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39956 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39956 Tue, 19 April 2011 04:36:25 America/Los_Angeles Submarine http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39952 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39952 Tue, 19 April 2011 04:29:22 America/Los_Angeles The Order of the S.S. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39843 a pictorial history filled with rare photographs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39843 Tue, 19 April 2011 00:15:28 America/Los_Angeles Small wars you may have missed http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39738 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39738 Mon, 18 April 2011 06:25:16 America/Los_Angeles D-Day, June 6, 1944 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39689 is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination -- what Eisenhower called "the fury of an aroused democracy" -- that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39689 Mon, 18 April 2011 04:36:39 America/Los_Angeles The Oxford companion to New Zealand military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39676 From the destructive Musket War, which culminated centuries of Maori tribal warfare, to the New Zealand wars to the world wars of the twentieth century, conflict has played a defining role in New Zealand. The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History provides a fascinating look at this history. It contains more then 650 entries, written by a wide range of contributors, and covers all of the main campaigns and wars since 1800. It provides numerous profiles of key figures, including Te Rauparaha, Gustavus von Tempsky, Charles Upham, Ettie Rout, Bernard Freyberg, and John Stark. It also describes the weapons and equipment used in New Zealand's military operations, and it features substantial essays on the impact of war on religion, science, technology, and industry, as well as it influence on New Zealand's language, literature, art, and film. Comprehensive and rich in detail, with over 150 photographs and 40 maps, the book is an invaluable reference for students of military history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39676 Mon, 18 April 2011 03:49:43 America/Los_Angeles Behind the war in Eritrea http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39579 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39579 Sun, 17 April 2011 23:20:44 America/Los_Angeles British special forces http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39430 uniforms illustrated no 13 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39430 Fri, 15 April 2011 22:29:57 America/Los_Angeles History of the RAF http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39427 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39427 Fri, 15 April 2011 22:23:14 America/Los_Angeles nam http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39420 the vietnam experience 1965-75 vol 25 images of war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39420 Fri, 15 April 2011 22:09:58 America/Los_Angeles Sovereign of the seas http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39217 the british sea power http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39217 Thu, 14 April 2011 23:58:08 America/Los_Angeles Waffen Ss http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39081 weapons book/picture guide http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=39081 Tue, 12 April 2011 18:41:53 America/Los_Angeles The encyclopedia of modern war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38874 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38874 Mon, 11 April 2011 02:24:21 America/Los_Angeles The Zulu war, 1879 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38861 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38861 Mon, 11 April 2011 01:52:11 America/Los_Angeles Suez 1956 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38853 arab israil war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38853 Mon, 11 April 2011 01:21:59 America/Los_Angeles Okinawa http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38056 from the series purnell history of the ww 2 battle book no 12 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=38056 Thu, 24 March 2011 22:54:14 America/Los_Angeles The great war. Soueces and Evidence http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=37455 Examines the background of the war. Source-based questions encourage the development of historical skills. Wide range of photographs, maps and written sources. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=37455 Wed, 16 March 2011 08:32:55 America/Los_Angeles Colour guide to German army uniforms, 1933-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=37209 mil his http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=37209 Fri, 11 March 2011 06:17:19 America/Los_Angeles eyewitness history of ww 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36757 the siege total experience in words and pictures http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36757 Thu, 03 March 2011 23:18:00 America/Los_Angeles The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36756 Great war stories by Max Hastings, a leading military historian and war correspondent http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36756 Thu, 03 March 2011 22:48:28 America/Los_Angeles Artillery http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36579 Over 500 of the World's Finest Artillery Pieces from 1914 to the Present Day. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36579 Mon, 28 February 2011 07:29:54 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated data guide to modern artillery http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36574 Provides technical data and descriptions for towed and self-propelled artillery for battlefield use http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36574 Mon, 28 February 2011 07:14:27 America/Los_Angeles An Illustrated Data Guide to Submarines of WorldWar II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36573 Examines the different classes of submarines used during World War II, listing their dimensions, armaments, and maximum performance http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36573 Mon, 28 February 2011 07:13:16 America/Los_Angeles An illustrated data guide to modern fastattackcraft http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36572 Covers the full details and specifications of the small naval vessels called fast attack crafts, arranged by class from Hauk to Willemoes http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36572 Mon, 28 February 2011 07:11:48 America/Los_Angeles british aircraft of the world war 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36535 with colour photos http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36535 Mon, 28 February 2011 00:19:34 America/Los_Angeles the beginning of the road http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36240 story of the battle for stalingrad http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36240 Sat, 26 February 2011 01:04:34 America/Los_Angeles war comes to america http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36189 mil his vol 6 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36189 Thu, 24 February 2011 15:22:31 America/Los_Angeles Anzio: bid for Rome http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36188 purcell history of ww2 book no15 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36188 Thu, 24 February 2011 15:17:43 America/Los_Angeles Panzerkrieg http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36123 Mange forbinder navnet "Blitzkrieg" med Tysklands massivangreb med kampvogne, som gennembr? allieredes forsvarslinierlinier. V?en i beretningerne herom har hidtil v?t lagt p?rigsv?et, Kampvognen, som den st?t mobile v?nplatform. I denne bog er fokus rettet mod dem der p?? og lavere f?kampvognene endsige ledte kampvognsslagene. Omfattende nylig tilg?elig dokumentation og beretninger fra generaler som Guderian, Rommel, kampvognsdesignerne Wittmann og Bake samt formationschefer som Balck og Bayerlein er kernen i denne bog. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=36123 Wed, 23 February 2011 10:37:42 America/Los_Angeles Operation Condor http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35955 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35955 Mon, 21 February 2011 02:54:22 America/Los_Angeles The war machine http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35952 the case against the arms race http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35952 Mon, 21 February 2011 02:33:20 America/Los_Angeles American tanks of World War 2 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35602 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35602 Wed, 16 February 2011 06:30:06 America/Los_Angeles The world at war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35574 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35574 Wed, 16 February 2011 04:51:54 America/Los_Angeles Breakout: drive to the Seine http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35514 miltary from the illustrated series purnells history of the 2nd ww no4 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35514 Tue, 15 February 2011 20:43:55 America/Los_Angeles Warships http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35286 from the american civil war to the falklands conflict and beyond http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35286 Sat, 12 February 2011 02:59:44 America/Los_Angeles Tanks http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35282 The development and military and political deployments of the tank from World War I to the present are examined, emphasizing its critical offensive role in World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35282 Sat, 12 February 2011 02:54:43 America/Los_Angeles U-boat war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35273 military his http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=35273 Sat, 12 February 2011 02:46:00 America/Los_Angeles The Gothic Line http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34927 the allied offensive in italy autum 1944 illustrated http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34927 Tue, 08 February 2011 23:26:59 America/Los_Angeles Eyewitness history of World War II http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34926 illustrated blitzkrieg http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34926 Tue, 08 February 2011 23:24:04 America/Los_Angeles The Battle of Matapan http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34850 mil his http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34850 Sun, 06 February 2011 18:04:40 America/Los_Angeles The Korean War http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34846 illustrated.the story of the fighting commonwealth regiments 1950-53 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34846 Sun, 06 February 2011 17:55:41 America/Los_Angeles Modern British military missiles http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34745 pictorial intro http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34745 Thu, 03 February 2011 08:56:20 America/Los_Angeles Wolf packs http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34350 Chronicles German submarine warfare during the Second World War, focusing on battles, tactics, and commanders http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34350 Sat, 22 January 2011 02:04:13 America/Los_Angeles B-29 Superfortress at war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34346 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34346 Sat, 22 January 2011 01:55:11 America/Los_Angeles The devils are among us http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34326 the war for namibia http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34326 Sat, 22 January 2011 00:55:48 America/Los_Angeles Fighting Sail http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34320 from the time life series the seafarers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34320 Fri, 21 January 2011 23:28:37 America/Los_Angeles Aerial espionage http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34278 secret intelligent flights by east and west http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34278 Thu, 20 January 2011 23:55:13 America/Los_Angeles Stories of Famous Fighting Ships: In the days of sail http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34271 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34271 Thu, 20 January 2011 23:27:18 America/Los_Angeles The Paras http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34257 military uk http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34257 Thu, 20 January 2011 22:51:13 America/Los_Angeles a brief history of the royal air force http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34126 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=34126 Wed, 19 January 2011 22:05:25 America/Los_Angeles The siege of Malta 1565 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33766 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33766 Fri, 14 January 2011 02:50:51 America/Los_Angeles Escape from the swastika http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33721 military http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33721 Thu, 13 January 2011 23:27:32 America/Los_Angeles Five steps to selecting the best alternative medicine http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33408 An introduction to alternative medicine presents a five-step process to help readers find treatments to suit personal needs, understand how such therapies work, find and evaluate qualified practitioners, and develop a partnership with practitioners. Original. 25,000 first printing. Tour. IP. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33408 Mon, 10 January 2011 11:26:46 America/Los_Angeles A matter of trust http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33395 mi5 194-72 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33395 Mon, 10 January 2011 04:51:58 America/Los_Angeles USAAF fighter units MTO, 1942-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33392 This book traces the combat History of USAAF fighter units, including the creation of the 15th air force. Major aircraft types are all covered, and their missions over North Africa, Italy, and North West Europe are detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33392 Mon, 10 January 2011 04:43:41 America/Los_Angeles The U-boats http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33388 from the series seafarers http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33388 Mon, 10 January 2011 04:36:36 America/Los_Angeles The War on land http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33324 vol 3 1939-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33324 Mon, 10 January 2011 01:49:03 America/Los_Angeles The Russian war, 1941-1945 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33157 a pictorial history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33157 Sat, 08 January 2011 04:19:27 America/Los_Angeles Who dares win http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33078 the story of the special air service 1950-80 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=33078 Sat, 08 January 2011 00:55:21 America/Los_Angeles SBS, the invisible raiders http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=32669 history of the special boat squardon fom ww2 to the present http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=32669 Sat, 01 January 2011 02:50:14 America/Los_Angeles The desert generals http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=32640 history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=32640 Fri, 31 December 2010 22:03:39 America/Los_Angeles Scharnhorst and Gneisenau http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=31602 military history http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=31602 Wed, 22 December 2010 23:19:35 America/Los_Angeles German airborne troops, 1936-45 http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=30103 uniform weapons and equipment training and organisation air transport military ops unit histories personalities http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=30103 Fri, 03 December 2010 05:35:46 America/Los_Angeles British volunteers for liberty http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=30096 the spanish civil war http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=30096 Fri, 03 December 2010 05:21:10 America/Los_Angeles Dixie betrayed http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=29982 A study in how governments can self-destruct during wartime. For more than a century, the conventional wisdom has been that the South lost because of overwhelming Union strength and bad luck. The Confederates have been lionized as noble warriors who fought for an honorable cause with little chance of succeeding. But historian Eicher reveals a calamity of political conspiracy, discord, and dysfunction. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Eicher shows how President Jefferson Davis viciously fought with the Confederate House and Senate, governors, and his own cabinet. Confederate senators threatened each other with physical violence; some were brutal drunks, others, hopeless idealists. Military commanders were assigned not by skill but because of personal connections. Davis frequently interfered with his generals in the field, ignoring the chain of command. Also, some states wanted to set themselves up as separate nations, further undermining efforts to conduct a unified war effort.--From publisher description. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=29982 Wed, 01 December 2010 22:11:03 America/Los_Angeles Adapting to conditions http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=29617 war and society in the 18th century http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=29617 Sun, 28 November 2010 23:52:58 America/Los_Angeles The twilight of a military tradition http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=27619 In this path-breaking study, Gregory Hanlon argues that there was a startling decline of military activity for Italian aristocrats around the middle of the seventeenth century. Italian states virtually ceased making war against each other and, with the important exception of the Piedmontese, and in stark contrast to the rest of Europe, Italian elites lost interest in military affairs. Outlining the process of military withdrawal in the context of events unfolding in Europe, Hanlon explores how the Italians rallied to defend a certain Catholic conception of Europe. He examines their surprising prominence in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire on land, and against Ottoman and Barbary Coast ships at sea and their commitment to quell the Protestant Reformation in France and the Netherlands. He assesses their involvement in the Thirty Years War and investigates why this triggered a turning point in military enthusiasm. Alive to methodological issues and aware of the multifaceted nature of war, the author throws new light on the politics, society and culture of power in the early modern period. He provides at once a wide-ranging account of Italian history and important work in military history. This fascinating study gives students and scholars a much-neglected Italian dimension to the political and military history of Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. This unique work will prove of interest to students of early modern European history, particuarly those interested in the history of social elites and military history. http://www.kitabain.com/index.php?view=bookdetail&id=27619 Wed, 03 November 2010 12:23:44 America/Los_Angeles