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Infantry Aces

Author : Franz Kurowski
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Combat stories of eight German infantry soldiers: one paratrooper, two members of the Waffen-SS, and five members of the Wehrmacht A concluding chapter examines infantry tactics This is an authentic account of German infantry aces, common foot soldiers who were thrust into a blazing maelstrom of bloody horror the world had never seen. On the frozen Russian steppes, under the scorching African desert sun, and in the final desperate battles, they were outnumbered and outgunned and faced impossible odds. Here are the fascinating stories of the men who stared death in the face during some of the most brutal battles ever waged.

Infantry Aces of the Reich

Author : Gordon Williamson
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"Bravery on the field of battle has been an aspect of war since conflicts first began. 'Heroism under enemy fire' and 'selfless devotion to duty in the face of overwhelming odds' are phrases echoed in all armies, since bravery is not dependent upon nationality or cause. The recognition of such acts, however, is more affected by fate, and the infantryman has historically often been passed over in favour of the dashing cavalryman or the ace fighter pilot."--Book Jacket.

Tank Aces

Author : Ralph Zumbro
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A collection of firsthand accounts from combat tanker soldiers who served in wars during the twentieth century covers a range of historical moments surrounding such figures as Patton and Saddam Hussein. Original.

Victory at Mortain

Author : Mark J. Reardon
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Determined to drive the Allies back to the English Channel, elements of four combat-hardened panzer divisions faced off against a single American infantry division near the town of Mortain. The Americans held their ground, enabling the Allied armies to secure the invasion and ultimately liberate France. Reardon offers a new perspective on the German defeat in Normandy.

Panzergrenadier Aces

Author : Franz Kurowski
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Exciting stories of the infantrymen who supported Germany's tanks How tanks and infantry cooperated at the small-unit level First time in English The panzergrenadiers were the footsoldiers who went into battle alongside the Third Reich's feared tanks. Whether in the Wehrmacht or Waffen-SS, these troops endured all the horrors of infantry combat--fighting hand-to-hand, storming enemy positions, and rescuing fallen comrades--but they did so in the shadow of thundering giants like the Tiger and Panther. Kurowski tells the stories of some of the very best of these mechanized infantrymen, bringing them and their actions to life.

Tank Aces

Author : George Forty
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Forty, an ex-British Army tank officer and former director of the Bovington Tank Museum recounts the stories of more than twenty-five tank driving aces of various nationalities. Covers conflicts from the Second World War to the Gulf War.

Here There are Tigers

Author : Reginald Hathorn
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In-the-cockpit perspective on aerial warfare during the Vietnam War Many never-before-heard stories--some of them tragic, others humorous At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn (call sign NAIL 31) flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, completed missions for the CIA, and flew missions with the Lao Army. Most of the time, he flew into Laos and called in airstrikes against targets inside that country--in a war which did not officially exist, about which the world knew nothing, and which the U.S. government denied.

Panzers in Normandy

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
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The story of one of Germany's most renowned panzer commanders Based on Eberbach's own papers and writings Details on the armored opponent the Allies faced after D-Day In July 1944, after fighting in most of Germany's campaigns--Poland, France in 1940, the Eastern Front--and then serving as Heinz Guderian's troubleshooter, General of Panzer Troops Hans Eberbach took command of Panzer Group West near the vital city of Caen in the British sector of Normandy. During the next two months, Eberbach led German tanks against the Allied onslaught in an ultimately vain attempt to stop the breakthrough into France's interior. Captured by the British at the end of August, Eberbach nevertheless secured himself a place among Germany's best panzer leaders.

The Leibstandarte

Author : Rudolf Lehmann
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2. Verdenskrig. Tysk militærhistorie. Engelsk oversættelse af den tyske originaludgave om den berømte SS enhed "Die Leibstandarte", bind 4.1. KGB har også den tyske originaludgave se ISBN: 3921242592.

The History of the Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland

Author : Helmuth Spaeter
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Denne enhed spillede også en rolle ved attentatet på Hitler den 20. juli 1944. Panserkorps "Grossdeutschland" fik navn efter de ovennævnte stamenheder. Korpset blev oprettet omkring årsskiftet 1944/45 og foruden Panzergrenadier - Division Grossdeutschland indgik tillige infanteridivisionerne Brandenburg og Kurmark i korpset.

German Fighter Aces of World War One

Author : Terry C. Treadwell
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German side included Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen (the Red Baron). Ernst Udet and Hermann Goring (later to play a prominent part in World War Two). Terry C. Treadwell and Alan C. Wood recount the stories of the Aces of the Imperial German Air Services, as well as providing accounts of the manufacturers and their aircraft. Book jacket.

The Polish Studies Newsletter

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Crumbling Empire

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
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Mitcham chronicles the crushing German defeats that ensued during the final months of the war.

Sport and Athletics in 1908

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In Good Faith

Author : Friedrich Husemann
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Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute

Author : United States Naval Institute
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Fighter Aces

Author : Raymond F. Toliver
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Story of all serial combatants - American, French, British, German, Russian and Japanese - who shot down five or more enemy Aircraft, from World War I through the Korean War.

The Greatest Aces

Author : Edward H. Sims
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Narrates exploits of fighter pilots of World War II, including the British Royal Air Force, the German Luftwaffe, and the U.S. Army Air Force.

The American Aces Speak Aces against Japan II

Author : Eric M. Hammel
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Amerikanske flyver-esser beretter om deres luftkampe med japanerne under 2. verdenskrig.

Sport Athletics

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