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In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
You set the price! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Inventions
(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".
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
(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.
Let's Kill the Dai Uy
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
To War in Style
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Grenada
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
A Pictorial History of Óglaigh na hÉireann, The Defence Forces of Ireland
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Biography
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...
The Battle of Belmont
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: 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.
Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Essay » Sociology
(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.
This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the U.S. Army
Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
Baby Killers
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author Jim Morris ponders the hated nickname "Baby Killers" given to Vietnam War soldiers, and then explains the extraordinary lengths U.S. soldiers go to in order to avoid civilian casualties, often at the soldiers' own expense.
The Green Berets Fiftieth Anniversary
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author and ex-Green Beret Jim Morris attends a fiftieth anniversary party for the Green Berets. This special forces unit traces its history back to the dawn of World War II when the OSS ran American intelligence's field operations in conjunction with resistance and guerilla fighters from countries occupied by the Nazis.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Military
Jim Morris (author of War Story) published his story about the making of the Disney movie, Operation Dumbo Drop, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, about the efforts of the Green Berets in transporting elephants (hence "Dumbo") via helicopter over the Vietnamese jungle while the war was going on. Pretty crazy...and based on a real event! Turns out making the movie was every bit as difficult.
Will The Real Albert Speer Please Stand Up? The Many Faces of Hitler’s Architect
You set the price! Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the years since the Nuremberg trial, biographers have been fascinated with the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man rumoured to replace him. This short book looks at the events leading up to the Nuremberg trial, and the trial itself, to understand the man behind the enigma.
Bowe Bergdahl: A U.S. Soldier imprisoned by the Taliban
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bowe Robert Bergdahl (born March 28, 1986) is a United States Army soldier who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014. The circumstances under which Bergdahl went missing and how he was captured by the Taliban have since become a subject of intense media scrutiny.
The Poltroon History of Lord Kitchener
Price: Free! Words: 15,700. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
inadequate, incompetent and in command, lord horatio kitchener, displayed all the qualities of a man who had greatness thrust upon him but repeatedly failed to meet the challenges.
Weather and Warfare
Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Essay » Political
Weather and Warfare dramatically retraces the meteorological forces during battlefield engagements that doomed or saved civilizations. And lessons of the centuries have convinced military planners that control of the weather is the ultimate goal and future weapon in America’s technology arsenal.
General Advice: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight general principles of war from an armchair general. The play on words on general is deliberate.
War & Warfare: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
A brief description of tactics, strategy and ethical consideration of war.