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British Army Cap Badges Of The Second World War

Author : Peter Doyle
ISBN : 9780747811107
Genre : History
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In their companion volume to British Army Cap Badges of the First World War, authors Peter Doyle and Chris Foster present an overview of the main cap badges worn by the British Army during the Second World War, which continued the rich and varied tradition of British regimental insignia. This book describes and illustrates, for the first time in high quality full colour, the main types of cap badge worn. With many amalgamations, war-raised units and special forces, British military insignia from the period have a surprising range that differs substantially from that worn by the soldiers of the previous generation. As in the first book, this volume contains contemporary illustrations of the soldiers themselves wearing the badges. Employing the skills of an established writer (and collector) and artist, it provides a unique reference guide for anyone interested in the British Army of the period.
Category: History

World Politics Trend And Transformation 2014 2015

Author : Charles W. Kegley
ISBN : 9781305162860
Genre : Political Science
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WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today’s international political stage Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

World War Ii German Women S Auxiliary Services

Author : Gordon Williamson
ISBN : 9781780965840
Genre : History
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Under the Nazi regime, Hitler's conservative views on the place of housewives and mothers in society limited German women to a much less active role in the war than their British and Allied counterparts. Nevertheless, the demands of a prolonged war did see German women in a range of uniforms as auxiliaries with the Army, Navy, Air Force and SS, particularly in the signals and air defence services. This unique book explains and illustrates these organisations and their uniforms and insignia, as well as Red Cross nurses, and auxiliaries of the Labour Corps, Customs Service, National Socialist Women's Organisation, and League of German Maidens (Hitler Youth).
Category: History

German Commanders Of World War Ii 1

Author : Gordon Williamson
ISBN : 9781782000204
Genre : History
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This first of two studies examines the careers and illustrates the appearance and uniforms of 19 of the German Army's leading field commanders in World War II. Their service covers the whole arc of that army's wartime experience, from stunning success in 1939–41, through the hugely costly middle years on the Russian Front to the stubborn defensive fighting in both East and West in 1943–45. Also included are five more junior unit commanders chosen because their service typifies the achievements of combat leaders in regimental and battalion commands. The colour portraits are in the uniquely meticulous style of the respected World War II illustrator Malcolm McGregor.
Category: History

The 2018 Book

Author : Eskild Rasmussen
ISBN : 9788792349088
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The 3rd world war. According to the author it's breakout will inevitably (for reasons explained in the book) be in one of these years: 2018, 2019 or 2020. In order to be on the safe side, this astrology textbook containing predictions about the 3rd world war was written and published in 2017. And since 2018 is the year closest to 2017 the focus is on 2018 in particular. The first chapter is similar to any other astrological yearbook with diagrams of aspects and catalogues of lucky and unlucky days. 2018 is apparently going to be a happy and prosperous year. There seems to be no indication of disaster. But what if the astrological techniques used in the first chapter are insufficient? The second chapter presents the reader with prophecies made about the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd world war. What are the options that 2018 will be the year, in which the 3rd world war breaks out from an astrological point of view? In order to give the reader a fair chance to answer this question a third chapter was added.
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The Origins Of The Second World War

Author : R. J. Overy
ISBN : 1405824697
Genre : History
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The book explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941. The war has usually been seen simply as Hitler’s war and yet the wider conflict that broke out when Germany invaded Poland was not the war that Hitler wanted. He had hoped for a short war against Poland; instead, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Richard Overy argues that any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must therefore be multi-national and he shows how the war’s origins are to be found in the basic instability of the international system that was brought about by the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers, Italy, Germany and Japan, keen to build new empires of their own.
Category: History

The Deceivers

Author : Thaddeus Holt
ISBN : 1439103887
Genre : History
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In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into erroneous action. Thaddeus Holt's elegantly written and comprehensive book is the first to tell the full story behind these operations. Exactly how the Allies engaged in strategic deception has remained secret for decades. Now, with the help of newly declassified material, Holt reveals this secret to the world in a riveting work of historical scholarship. Once the Americans joined the war in 1941, they had much to learn from their British counterparts, who had been honing their deception skills for years. As the war progressed, the British took charge of misinformation efforts in the European theater, while the Americans focused on the Pacific. The Deceivers takes readers from the early British achievements in the Middle East and Europe at the beginning of the war to the massive Allied success of D-Day, American victory in the Pacific theater, and the war's culmination on the brink of an invasion of Japan. Colonel John Bevan, who managed British deception operations from London, described the three essentials to strategic deception as good plans, double agents, and codebreaking, and The Deceivers covers each of these aspects in minute detail. Holt brings to life the little-known men, British and American, who ran Allied deception, such as Bevan, Dudley Clarke, Peter Fleming, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Newman Smith. He tracks the development of deception techniques and tells the hitherto unknown story of double agent management and other deception through the American FBI and Joint Security Control. Full of fascinating sources and astounding revelations, The Deceivers is an indispensable volume and an unparalleled contribution to World War II literature.
Category: History

Total War

Author : Peter Calvocoressi
ISBN : 0679730990
Genre : History
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