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In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
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Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
Let's Kill the Dai Uy
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Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command
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Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and a young Canadian working at the experimental gardens in Craibstone, Scotland, voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These are the memoirs of my late grandfather, Don Cameron, Lancaster bomber pilot with RAF Squadron 115 based at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. They cover his training, his active service, and his later flying with BOAC.
Grenada
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Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
To War in Style
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15. This article is about what occurred during that time.
Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...
A Pictorial History of Óglaigh na hÉireann, The Defence Forces of Ireland
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Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A very brief history of Ireland's Defence Forces. The tradition of service and loyalty, that runs as a theme throughout our history, was set by the Volunteers in 1913 and is continued to this day in the modern Defence Forces. Our history is in essence a history of the State.
Chow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An Army moves on its stomach but sometimes, you eat like a native or at least what you can scrounge. Chow explores one Soldier's best meals ever.
Soldier
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Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A verse of memories from a soldier. How does one feel after returning from a war zone?
Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home
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Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(2.00 from 1 review)
The author, a missile launch control officer in the waning years of the Cold War, returns to his old Air Force unit in North Dakota. His goal is to learn firsthand how today's missileers are faring in the gray environment of the post-Cold War era.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
The Battle of Belmont
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Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short military history of Ulysses S Grant's first major command in the American Civil War. Tactical descriptions, light command analysis, references and an order of battle. An easy to read yet accurate introduction to Grant, the Civil War, and military history.
An Introduction to Hadrian's Wall: One Hundred Questions About the Roman Wall Answered
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 1. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book provides a friendly and accessible introduction to Hadrian's Wall in the form of 100 questions and their answers. Designed to appeal to all who have heard of (but do not necessarily know much about) this important monument, it is written by an archaeologist who has walked, driven, cycled, flown, illustrated, photographed and even excavated on Hadrian's Wall
This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the U.S. Army
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history. This We'll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated to form a short, easy-to-use but comprehensive reference.
Shaping the World from the Shadows: The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force Post-9/11
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. Army's Delta Force has quietly spearheaded the most ambitious special operations campaign in modern history. SHAPING THE WORLD FROM THE SHADOWS provides a wide-ranging look into the staggering secret history of the world's leading special operations force in their defining hour.
The Hell Hawk Poems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A collection of poems from World War II, primarily focusing on the war in the South Pacific and, in particular, the Solomon Islands Campaign. The poems were collected by William C. Livingood while he was a Flight Surgeon assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps fighter squadron, VMF-213, also known as the Hell Hawks. Many of the poems were written by a VMF-213 pilot.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section One: Marching with Maps & Mapping the Shenandoah Valley
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This first section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping includes an introduction to the series as well as a description of the efforts by the opposing Confederate and Federal Armies to accurately map the logistically and strategically crucial valley sheltered between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.
The Battle of Kabul (1879) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
With British & American troops again in Afghanistan, this book looks back to a previous conflict when Islamic fundamentalists again sought to overthrow the government of Afghanistan and British troops went in to pacify the area.
The Battle of Chesterfield 1266
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the Battle of Chesterfield that ended the Baronial Wars of King Henry III against Simon de Montfort.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Two: U. S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This second section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping describes the logistics and tactics of General U. S. Grant during the Vicksburg campaign and the role that maps played in his maneuvers.