Germany's Spanish Volunteers 1941-45 (Men-At-Arms Series, 103)

By John Scurr, Richard Hook

The Spanish Civil warfare have been a clash among the nationalists and conservatives on one aspect, and what they observed because the opposing anarchic atheistic Marxism which was once eroding the normal Catholic values of Spain. The nationalists ultimately gained via Germany opposed to the Soviet subsidized Marxists, and 4 years later, the Spaniards seized the chance to settle a rating with those that had tried to collapse their kingdom. John Scurr's e-book presents an soaking up account of the organization, campaigns and uniforms of Germany's Spanish volunteers who fought from 1941-45.

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Gone to Ground: One woman's extraordinary account of survival in the heart of Nazi Germany

By Marie Jalowicz Simon

Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish lady, makes a rare choice. throughout her, Jews are being rounded up for deportation, compelled labour and extermination. Marie takes to the air the yellow famous person and vanishes into the city.

In the years that stick to, Marie lives below an assumed id, relocating among nearly twenty diverse secure homes. She is compelled to simply accept preserve at any place she will locate it, and plenty of of these she stayed with anticipated companies in go back. She remains with international employees, dedicated communists or even confident Nazis. Any fake stream may well result in arrest. continuously at the flow, by no means yes who will be relied on and the way a ways, it was once her quick-witted selection and the main outstanding and hair-raising strokes of good fortune that ensured her survival.

This is Marie's striking tale, instructed in her personal voice with unflinching honesty after greater than fifty years of silence.

Marie Jalowicz Simon used to be born in 1922 and got here from a middle-class Jewish relations. She escaped the ghettos and focus camps that claimed the lives of such a lot of different Jews in the course of the moment global struggle, by means of dwelling in hiding in Berlin. After the warfare she taught classics and philosophy on the Berlin Humboldt collage, yet hardly spoke approximately her previous. presently prior to her dying in 1998, her son recorded her telling her tale for the 1st time. This e-book is predicated at the tapes he recorded.

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Operation Dragoon 1944: France's other D-Day (Campaign)

Osprey's examine of Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, which was once probably the most debatable operations of worldwide battle II (1939-1945), resulting in deep divides among usa and British planners. the united states goal was once to threaten the rear of the German armies occupying France through a touchdown at the japanese French coast and to push speedily northward in the direction of Lorraine to fulfill up with Allied forces bursting out of Normandy.

Dragoon used to be a posh operation similar to the Normandy landings, entire with a US and British airborne attack by means of a naval attack touchdown. The landings resulted in a precipitous German retreat from France, licensed by means of Hitler himself. In September 1944, the USA 7th military and French First military reached Lorraine, sealing off any final German troops and finishing the liberation of the vast majority of French territory.

Popular Osprey writer Steve Zaloga tells the tale of this operation, from the derisive debates among the Allied commanders to the lads who hit the seashores and charged ashore to assist free up occupied France.

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The Cabanatuan Prison Raid: The Philippines 1945

By Gordon L. Rottman

On 27 January 1945 the sixth Ranger Battalion and the sixth military designated Reconnaissance Unit (the Alamo Scouts) all started the main risky and demanding venture in their careers to rescue 500 American, British and Dutch prisoners-of-war held at a camp close to Cabanatuan. This bold plan was once fraught with problems – the rangers needed to fight with harsh jungle terrain, 30 miles in the back of enemy strains opposed to a much higher strength, understanding that if their mystery project used to be leaked, the POWs will be massacred by means of their captors. but, with assistance from a Filipino guerilla strength, they controlled to free up 513 prisoners and kill 225 jap in quarter-hour, whereas merely anguish losses themselves. Relive the dramatic rescue during this action-packed account, whole with bird's eye view and battlescene art. Gordon Rottman info the build-up to and execution of the operation, examining the problems confronted and the contribution made via the guerrillas. this can be a tale not just of outstanding army good fortune yet a compelling story of braveness within the face of overwhelming odds.

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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy)

By Rick Atkinson

It is the 20th century's unequalled epic: at a superb cost, the U.S. and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. within the first volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson stated how they fought via North Africa and Italy to the brink of victory. Now he tells the main dramatic tale of all―the giant conflict for Western Europe.

D-Day marked the graduation of the eu war's ultimate crusade, and Atkinson's riveting account of that daring gamble units the velocity for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal struggle in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the catastrophe that used to be Operation industry backyard, the bad conflict of the Bulge, and at last the thrust to the guts of the 3rd Reich―all those historical occasions and extra come alive with a wealth of recent fabric and a enthralling solid of characters. With The Guns eventually Light, the stirring ultimate quantity of this enormous trilogy, Atkinson has produced the definitive chronicle of the battle that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom within the West.

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US Coast Guard in World War II (Elite)

Alex de Quesada finds the whole background of the united states Coast protect all through global struggle II (1939-1945) during this Elite name. specifically, the booklet attracts cognizance to the little-known heritage of the way the USA Coast defend ran a few of the touchdown craft all through D-Day in 1944 in addition to supplying an important anti-U-boat patrols through the struggle years. a couple of Coast protect servicemen have been misplaced in those campaigns, and their indisputable contribution to the united states warfare attempt merits better attractiveness. there has been a various array of roles in the wartime Coast defend, from the manning of touchdown craft, to Coast defend aviators and gunners to the service provider Marine and Port protection providers. those roles are all totally defined and illustrated with a couple of infrequent photos and specifically commissioned art.

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The Eldorado Network

By Derek Robinson

Following the fortunes of a tender, green Spaniard, despatched to England in 1941 to undercover agent for the 3rd Reich, this tale tells how "Eldorado" manage a community of brokers whose info altered the process the warfare. Derek Robinson has additionally written "Artillery of Lies".

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The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle

A clean viewpoint at the 3rd Reich: the lethal contests between Hitler's lieutenants, and their disastrous consequences.

The Nazi regime was once primarily a non secular cult hoping on the hypnotic character of Adolf Hitler, and it was once fated to die with him. yet whereas it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed ferociously for energy and place as his selected successor. This odd management dynamic led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and a few of the worst excesses of worldwide conflict II. The Devil's Disciples is the 1st significant publication for a common readership to check these lieutenants, not just as contributors but in addition as a bunch. It specializes in the 3 most vital Nazi paladins―Göring, Goebbels, and Himmler―with their nearest rivals―Bormann, Speer, and Ribbentrop―in shut attendance. Perceptive, illuminating, and grandly bold, The Devil's Disciples is mainly a strong chronological narrative, exhibiting how the personalities of Hitler's internal circle built and the way their jealousies and incessant intrigues affected the regime, the warfare, and Hitler himself. sixteen pages of illustrations

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Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster

By David M. Glantz

Kharkov used to be one of many final German victories at the Russian entrance; it is a specific exam of Soviet command judgements and German battlefield suggestions in an incredible yet missed conflict. during this eagerly expected booklet, America's leading professional in Russian army reports addresses this missed. Sandwiched because it is among extra well-known battles, each army background reader is familiar with "about" Kharkov, yet there hasn't ever been a ebook that centred completely on that crusade. David M. Glantz has now stuffed the gap.

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The Invasion of 1950

By Christopher Nuttall

The 12 months is 1950, yet no longer the 1950 we all know. the second one global battle resulted in 1943. Hitler by no means declared conflict at the usa and is at present grasp of an empire that stretches from the Atlantic beach of France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. hundreds and hundreds of thousands are useless or enslaved as Hitler’s fans make his goals actual, however the Fuhrer remains to be no longer chuffed. To the west, Britain is still self sustaining – and, past it, the us of America.

Since 1943, the area has loved an uneasy peace.

That is set to alter ...

[As an issue of precept, all of my self-published books are DRM-free. you are able to do what you love with them (well, not less than something you are able to do with a paperback book.) ]

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