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Among Heroes: A Marine Corps Rifle Company on Peleliu - Sherman Tanks, C Company, Charlie Company, Incredible World War II Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,010. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Here is the gripping tale of the 1944 attack by the 1st Marine Division on the Japanese occupied island of Peleliu, one of the many small but well-fortified islands of the Palau group in the western Carolines. The account by First Sergeant Jack Ainsworth tells the harrowing story of the assault.
Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2009, an Army Major deployed a small team of specialists to Afghanistan to identify new technologies needed to fight the war. Braving rockets and IEDs, fighting the Army bureaucracy more than the enemy, this small team worked to improve everything from robots to mine-resistant trucks, boots, and parachutes. This is their story, from the team leader's journal.
One Man's War - the RAF from 1939-46
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The experiences of an ordinary country boy joining the RAF in September 1939, at 18, and within months retrieving crashed planes at the Battle of Britain, then the deserts of North Africa, El Alamein, and invading Sicily, Italy, Corsica and France at D-Day of the South, in August 1944. Along the way getting blown up, bombed, burnt and ill.
Into the Darkness
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.
Spies of the First World War
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The use of spies during war has a very long history, going back to the beginnings of warfare itself. In The Art of War, which is believed to have been written in the sixth century BCE, the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu wrote about the advantages to be gained from knowing your enemy and stressed the importance of cultivating those people who were in a position to spy on them.
The Unprevented War - Why the First World War Was Fought
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,140. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The First World War was one of the defining events of the 20th century. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars but instead it had disastrous repercussions, some of which are still reverberating today. A direct line can be drawn from the end of the First World War to the rise of Nazi Germany and to the beginning of the Second World War.