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In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
By Glenn Dean
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
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. 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.
Grenada
By Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command
By Graeme Boocock
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.
To War in Style
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In January of 1973 we in 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
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. 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
By Defence Forces Ireland
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.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ruby Side Thompson, an ordinary woman living during the World War ll London Blitz bombing blasts history out of the realm of dry, dusty names and dates and places the reader in the midst of the terrifying events as they unfold. This is very important documentation and will have tremendous appeal to those who have an avid interest in the effect of the war on ordinary citizens.
Poker According to Sun Tzu
By Mike Evan
Price: Free! Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, “The Art of War,” is adapted specifically for the competitive poker player. Players at all levels will find a multitude of lessons to help them maintain discipline, manage the internal conflict between mind and impulse, find their “center,” and raise their play to the level of a master.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
By Austin Torney
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home
By Paul Kijinski
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.
The Battle of Belmont
By Greg Schroeder
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.
”Hekla” 1905. Dagbog ført paa Fiskeriinspektionstogtet til Island fra den 1’ Marts til den 15’ December af Gustav Kragh Underskibsminør i Flaaden.
By Søren Nørby
Price: Free! Words: 23,430. Language: Danish. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Dagbog fra fiskeriinspektionstogt med krydseren ”Hekla” i 1905. Beskriver levende en nygift underskibsminørs 10 måneder lange togt. Et godt tidsbillede på den latente konflikt mellem fiskeriinspektionen og de kritiske islændinge.
Guide to the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection
By Defence Forces Ireland
Price: Free! Words: 54,890. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Explore the many testimonies and accounts of the surviving leaders, the veterans and volunteers who took part in the historic events of Ireland's 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War, along with a plethora of supporting documentation gathered from the participants through the unique collection that is the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection.
Memoirs of World War II
By Daniel Badger
Price: Free! Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on the letters written to his wife between August 1942 and June 1945, this memoir is an account of the author's experiences as a Counter-Intelligence Corp officer attached to the US Army VIIth Corp, including mobilisation in England, invasion of Normandy on D-Day +1, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the fight across Germany to Leipzig at the end of the war in Europe.
War & Warfare: An Essay
By Edward E. Rochon
You set the price! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A brief description of tactics, strategy and ethical consideration of war.
"Hejmdal" 1903-04
By Søren Nørby
Price: Free! Words: 25,190. Language: Danish. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Dagbog, ført paa Vintertogtet til Middelhavet fra 15' Oktober 1903 til 16' Februar 1904, samt fra denne Dato i de danske Farvande til 30' Marts 1904. Af Gustav Kragh, Underskibsminør i Flaaden.
The Unprevented War - Why the First World War Was Fought
By Bill Price
Price: Free! 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.
SÆLENs deployering til Middelhavet og den Persiske Golf
By Søren Nørby
Price: Free! Words: 10,540. Language: Danish. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Om ubåden SÆLENs togt til Mellemøsten og den Persiske Golf i 2003.