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A Raid Too Far

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Author: James H. Willbanks
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN: 1623490170
Size: 67.25 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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A Raid Too Far

by James H. Willbanks, A Raid Too Far Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Raid Too Far books, In February 1971, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) launched an incursion into Laos in an attempt to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and destroy North Vietnamese Army (NVA) base areas along the border. This movement would be the first real test of Vietnamization, Pres. Richard Nixon’s program to turn the fighting over to South Vietnamese forces as US combat troops were withdrawn. US ground forces would support the operation from within South Vietnam and would pave the way to the border for ARVN troops, and US air support would cover the South Vietnamese forces once they entered Laos, but the South Vietnamese forces would attack on the ground alone. The operation, dubbed Lam Son 719, went very well for the first few days, but as movement became bogged down the NVA rushed reinforcements to the battle and the ARVN forces found themselves under heavy attack. US airpower wreaked havoc on the North Vietnamese troops, but the South Vietnamese never regained momentum and ultimately began to withdraw back into their own country under heavy enemy pressure. In this first in-depth study of this operation, military historian and Vietnam veteran James H. Willbanks traces the details of battle, analyzes what went wrong, and suggests insights into the difficulties currently being incurred with the training of indigenous forces.



Tobruk

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Author: David Jefferson
Publisher: Robert Hale
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780709092988
Size: 19.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Tobruk

by David Jefferson, Tobruk Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tobruk books, "The disastrous raid on Tobruk, the ill-fated Operation Agreement, took place in September 1942... [This book] explores the operation in-depth, highlighting appalling errors in judgement and their tragic consequences, as well as the astonishing trek of survivors across the desert to reach their front line"--Dust jacket.



Armies Of Sand

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Author: Kenneth Michael Pollack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190906960
Size: 53.87 MB
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Category : HISTORY
Languages : en
Pages : 676
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Armies Of Sand

by Kenneth Michael Pollack, Armies Of Sand Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Armies Of Sand books, Armies of Sand asks, 'why have Arab militaries fought so poorly in the modern era?' It examines the performance of over two-dozen Arab militaries from 1948 to 2017, and compares them to a half-dozen non-Arab militaries, to conclude that politics, economics, and culture all contributed to the past weakness of Arab armies.



Enduring Vietnam

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Author: James Wright
Publisher: Macmillan
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 1250092493
Size: 13.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Enduring Vietnam

by James Wright, Enduring Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Enduring Vietnam books, The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows. Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. And their median age was 21—among the non-draftees it was only 20. The book describes the “baby boomers” growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in “Nam.” And to come home. With a rich narrative of the Battle for “Hamburger Hill,” and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war, and its quiet acts of courage. James Wright's Enduring Vietnam provides an important dimension to the profile of an American generation—and a rich account of an American War.



Military Review

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Publisher:
Release: 2015
ISBN:
Size: 10.96 MB
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Category : Military art and science
Languages : en
Pages :
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Fire And Fury

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Author: Randall Hansen
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN: 0571288693
Size: 43.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Fire And Fury

by Randall Hansen, Fire And Fury Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fire And Fury books, During World War II, Allied bombing obliterated every major German and Japanese city, killing approximately 400,000 Germans and 330,00 Japanese, the vast majority civilians. Fully 83,000 British, Commonwealth, and American airmen lost their lives, as well. A large number of these raids occurred when Allied victory was assured. Fire and Fury asks why. Based on extensive archival sources, interviews with bombing survivors, airmen, and published first-hand accounts, the book looks at the bombing campaign from an avowedly human perspective - Allied, German and Japanese. It recreates the experience of living through the death of a city. It presents the complex personalities of the senior airmen, and explores why bombing campaigns that seem so excessive seventy-five years later seemed reasonable, to many, at the time. Fire and Fury explains why those campaigns became so murderous so late in the war. And it asks, with the full benefits of time's passing, whether it was all worth it.



Operation Agreement

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Author: John Sadler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1472814908
Size: 26.53 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 316
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Operation Agreement

by John Sadler, Operation Agreement Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Operation Agreement books, The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) was the most exceptional of Special Forces. Created to raid behind enemy lines posing as German troops, the SIG was largely made up of German Jews who were all too aware of the dangers they faced – capture meant either death or deportation to a concentration camp. In 1942, Operation Agreement saw the SIG tasked with taking part in a raid on Tobruk, where they were to make up the land-based element of the attack. Disguised as POWs under escort by German-speaking SIGs the group covered close to 1,700 miles of desert to reach their target. The ruse worked perfectly and the SIG went on to destroy a number of coastal guns before eventually being overwhelmed by Axis forces. This is the history of the SIG, revealing startling details about the group and offering moving insights into the Jewish volunteers putting their lives on the line to fight against the evils of Nazism.



Sas Ghost Patrol

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Author: Damien Lewis
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 1786483130
Size: 42.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Sas Ghost Patrol

by Damien Lewis, Sas Ghost Patrol Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sas Ghost Patrol books, 'Lewis has done a terrific job in resurrecting Heaven Platoon, portraying them as the brave, buccaneering heroes they undoubtedly were' Daily Mail 'Another true tale of military derring-do from Lewis' Sunday Express 'Intensively researched and powerfully written. One of the great untold stories of WWII' Bear Grylls 'In SAS Ghost Patrol Lewis reveals a tale of suicidal bravery, untold daring and breath-taking deceit. Told with the panache and verve of a born storyteller, Lewis is in a class of his own' Saul David 'Amazing tale of WWII great escaper's Nazi ruse ... The extraordinary Second World War saga of the SIG and its legacy is revealed.' The Daily Mirror 'British troops dressed in German uniforms and mounted a daredevil raid to take the Libyan port of Tobruk during the Second World War, reveals a fascinating new book' Daily Express 'Lewis's account ... reads like a Boy's Own adventure, except it isn't a work of fiction and the heroes don't come through unscathed. His storytelling enhances the bravery of the men and the danger of the missions without over-dramatising anything. There is no need to' Soldier Magazine 'Reveals the true story of an ultra-secret fighting unit that posed as Nazi Storm Troopers to seize the German-held port city of Tobruk during the Second World War' Richard Hatch and Verity Geere, Forces Radio breakfast show The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing), this is one of the most remarkable stories of wartime lawlessness, eccentricity and raw courage in the face of impossible odds - a thoroughly British undertaking. What unfolded - the longest mission ever undertaken by Allied special forces - was an epic of daring, courage, tragedy and survival that remains unrivalled to this day, and which rightly became a foundation stone of Special Forces legend. Written with Lewis's signature authenticity and dramatic verve, SAS Ghost Patrol is peopled by a cast of the utterly maverick and the extraordinary. In its quirky eccentricities and outrageous rule-breaking, this is a story that only the British could have authored, and with such panache and aplomb. It may read like the stuff of impossible myth or folklore, but every single word is true.



Arab Travelers And Geographers

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Author: Pier Giovanni Donini
Publisher:
Release: 1991
ISBN:
Size: 19.89 MB
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Category : Arabian Peninsula
Languages : en
Pages : 107
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by Pier Giovanni Donini, Arab Travelers And Geographers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Arab Travelers And Geographers books,



Another Bloody Chapter In An Endless Civil War Volume 1

Another Bloody Chapter In An Endless Civil War  Volume 1 PDF
Author: Ken Wharton
Publisher: Helion and Company
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN: 1912174278
Size: 60.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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Another Bloody Chapter In An Endless Civil War Volume 1

by Ken Wharton, Another Bloody Chapter In An Endless Civil War Volume 1 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Another Bloody Chapter In An Endless Civil War Volume 1 books, The period under review covers the years of 1984-87 - nearing the end of the third decade of the Troubles. It will use research and oral contributions from the mid to late 1980s and will show not only how the Provisional IRA (PIRA) grew in financial and logistical strength, but also how the Security Forces (SF) worked hard to contain them. It was also a period where the Republican terror group fully embraced Danny Morrison’s mantra: ‘The Armalite and the ballot box’ as they moved toward a realization that the British military could not be beaten, but that they (PIRA) could at least sit down with them from a position of strength. Thereafter, their intention was not only political agitation, but also to keep up the terror campaign and force the British Government to talk; further to ensure that they – the British - accepted that there could only be an impasse (albeit one of continued violence). However, whilst they fought, talked and then fought again, a further 356 people died. This book will cover every major incident of the period - commencing with the ambush of an off-duty UDR soldier, Robert Elliott, through to the shameless bombing of Enniskillen. Significantly, both incidents were at the hands of the Provisional IRA. It will also look at the continued negative interference of the United States and the vast contribution of the Brit-hating Irish-Americans through NORAID, which ensured the killing and the violence would continue.