Download E-books Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton (World War II Collection) PDF

By Robert K. Wilcox

Murder, He Wrote…

… And he wrote the true tale. Investigative and army reporter Robert Wilcox unravels the secret surrounding the loss of life of 1 of history’s preeminent conflict heroes: George S. Patton. Wilcox cries foul play and divulges the surprising fact in the back of outdated Blood and Guts' premature loss of life in Target: Patton—the Plot to Assassinate normal George S. Patton.

Conflicting testimony, disappearing witnesses, lacking professional studies, a suspicious Stalin, and an absence of post-mortem include the best unsolved secret of global warfare II.

Find out "whodunit" during this exciting account of America's most famed general.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books World War II: People, Politics, and Power (America at War) PDF

By William L. Hosch

International struggle II used to be a bad deviation from our lengthy dating with warfare; new applied sciences and concepts have been hired that ended in frequent loss of life and incredible atrocities—never ahead of recognized to guy. This e-book is a precious source that follows the conflict from the increase of Hitler to the shedding of the atomic bombs, via blitzkrieg and bombings, to the treaty that eventually ended all of it, noting the results upon destiny international politics.

Series evaluation: the United States at War
"This sequence tells the complete tale of the most important army conflicts of the us like few different units have performed, whereas being written in a manner that just about somebody may possibly comprehend. a variety of illustrations and photographs reduction in explaining what occurred. The short biographical sketches of approximately each significant individual of worldwide value on the time are target and full of aspect. Many information goods, speeches, and army engagements are defined in blocked textual content, giving the reader a greater figuring out of phrases and events...This set presents budget friendly for the money."
—Library Media Connection

Series assessment: the United States at War
"This five-volume set offers necessary info for college kids who're getting ready a learn venture or are easily attracted to the battles, political and army figures, and history details offered. every one quantity is definitely geared up, with a liberal sprinkling of pictures, brief biographical sketches, and first resource documents...this well-prepared sequence can be of worth to readers for either school room assignments and private interest."
—VOYA journal

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Anzio: Italy 1944 (Battleground Europe) PDF

In an try and outflank the German Gustav Line working throughout Italy, Operation SHINGLE used to be introduced on January twenty second 1944. reaching whole shock, the Allies made a profitable touchdown at Anzio, yet paused instead of pushing speedy inland, a hold up which gave the Germans time to seal off the realm and to counterattack the beachhead.

Heavy battling came about until eventually early March, within which the american citizens and British have been approximately pushed into the ocean, and then a stalemate used to be reached. within the following months the Allied forces have been strengthened and in overdue might a breakout used to be made with the strategic purpose of removing the Germans taking flight from the Gustav line, which had now been pierced.

However, normal Mark Clark redirected the most attempt of the Anzio forces in the direction of the seize of Rome, allowing many of the enemy to flee and to struggle one other day. An operation that expense millions of lives for disputed merits, SHINGLE is still a debatable subject.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books The Kommandant's Girl PDF

In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, bestselling writer Pam Jenoff indicates the unbelievable sacrifices one lady needs to make in a time of war 

Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married basically 3 weeks while Nazi tanks thunder into her local Poland. inside of days Emma's husband, Jacob, is compelled to vanish underground, leaving her imprisoned in the city's decrepit Jewish ghetto. yet then, at nighttime, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to stay with Jacob's Catholic aunt, Krysia, Emma takes on a brand new id as Anna Lipowski, a gentile. 

Emma's already precarious scenario is complex through her advent to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi reputable who hires her to paintings as his assistant. instructed through the resistance to take advantage of her place to entry information of the Nazi profession, Emma needs to compromise her safety—and her marriage vows—in order to assist Jacob's reason. because the atrocities of conflict accentuate, so does Emma's dating with the Kommandant, construction to a climax that might danger not just her double existence, but in addition the lives of these she loves.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler PDF

By Peter Levenda

Ratline is the documented historical past in regards to the mechanisms during which hundreds of thousands of different Nazi conflict criminals fled to the remotest elements of the globe--including really potentially Adolf Hitler.

It is a narrative concerning Soviet spies, Nazi monks, and a community of Catholic monasteries and secure homes referred to as the rat line. The identify of 1 priest particularly, Monsignor Draganovic, was once came across through the writer in a diary present in Indonesia. Why may this identify ensue in a record written in a spidery German hand in a distant island in Indonesia?

As famed writer Peter Levenda started his study, additional info got here to mild: In December of 2009, it was once printed that the cranium the Russians claimed used to be Hitler's--salvaged from the bunker in 1945--was now not that of Hitler! In 2010, records from the workplace of detailed Investigations of the Justice division have been declassified, revealing a heritage of yank intelligence offering conceal for Nazi conflict criminals.

The secret deepened, and the writer lower back to his personal roots searching Nazis in North the United States, South the US and Europe. He revisited outdated contacts, made a few new ones, and progressively the explosive tale used to be published: there isn't any forensic facts to turn out that Adolf Hitler died within the bunker in April 1945!

Show description

Read more

Download E-books The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II PDF

By Judith M. Heimann

N ovember 1944: military airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what must have been a simple project off the Borneo coast. as a substitute they discovered themselves abruptly dealing with a jap fleet—and have been shot down. once they reduce themselves free from their parachutes, they have been scattered around the island’s mountainous inside. Then a bunch of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. could those Dayak tribesmen flip the ravenous airmen over to the antagonistic eastern occupiers? Or could the Dayaks probability vicious reprisals to get the airmen accurately domestic? The tribal leaders’ extraordinary selection ended in a determined online game of hide-and-seek, and, finally, the go back of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting.
A cinematic survival tale that includes a bamboo airstrip equipped on a rice paddy, a mad British significant, and a blowpipe-wielding military that helped wreck one of many final eastern strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there trip into the distant global and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books World War II: Army (Edge: Action Force) PDF

By John Townsend

Inside of military: The armies of worldwide warfare II - Jungle battles - Panzer assault - Infantry guns - Dunkirk - Artillery guns - D-Day - North Africa, plus even more! Get tricky with a few of international conflict II's battling males and devices. From battlefield frontlines to navalconvoys, from mystery missions to aerial dogfights, motion strength brings jointly the people,weapons, automobiles, the stats and the evidence in oneall-action global conflict II sequence. you will have motion packed? learn motion strength!

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (The Resistance Trilogy Book 2) PDF

By Caroline Moorehead

From the writer of the New York Times bestseller A teach in Winter comes the soaking up tale of a French village that helped keep hundreds of thousands hunted by means of the Gestapo in the course of international battle II—told in complete for the 1st time.

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered homes excessive within the mountains of the Ardèche, probably the most distant and inaccessible components of jap France. through the moment global struggle, the population of this tiny mountain village and its parishes stored millions sought after by means of the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, OSS and SOE brokers, and Jews. lots of these they secure have been orphaned little ones and infants whose mom and dad were deported to focus camps.

With unheard of entry to newly opened files in France, Britain, and Germany, and interviews with a number of the villagers from the interval who're nonetheless alive, Caroline Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of braveness and resolution: of what was once comprehensive whilst a small workforce of individuals banded jointly to oppose their Nazi occupiers. an exhilarating and atmospheric story of silence and complicity, Village of Secrets finds how each of the population of Chambon remained silent in a rustic notorious for collaboration. but it's also a narrative approximately mythmaking, and the fallibility of memory.

A significant contribution to WWII background, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, Village of Secrets units the list immediately in regards to the occasions in Chambon, and will pay tribute to a gaggle of heroic contributors, so much of them ladies, for whom saving others turned extra vital than their very own lives.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books British Battle Insignia (1) : 1914-18 (Men-At-Arms, 182) PDF

By Mike Chappell

The British squaddies who marched off to struggle in international battle I in 1914 wore basically regimental insignia, but by the point of the armistice in November 1918, insignia within the British military had passed through a substantial swap. Now noticeable used to be a bewildering demonstrate of colored units on uniforms, helmets, autos, weapons, signboards and flags. Regimental badges remained yet have been joined via divisional insignia. those have been hardly ever noticeable within the entrance line. in its place the 'battle patch' had seemed for strive against use. during this superbly illustrated booklet Mike Chappell appears on the vibrant number of insignia utilized by the British military in the course of the nice conflict.

Show description

Read more