The Adventures and Inventions of Stewart Blacker Book

The Adventures and Inventions of Stewart Blacker


  • Author : Barnaby Blacker
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2006-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844154319
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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The Adventures and Inventions of Stewart Blacker Summary:

En biografi over den britiske flyver, eventyrer og opfinder, Stewart Blacker, der deltog i begge verdenskrige og bl. a. udviklede de første britiske mandbårne anti-tank-våben.

Cracking Hitler s Atlantic Wall Book
Score: 5
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Cracking Hitler s Atlantic Wall


  • Author : Richard C. Anderson Jr.
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2009-11-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811742719
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb

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Cracking Hitler s Atlantic Wall Summary:

Refreshingly different perspective on the momentous events of D-Day.

The Indian Army on the Western Front Book

The Indian Army on the Western Front


  • Author : George Morton-Jack
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107027466
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb

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The Indian Army on the Western Front Summary:

This book recasts the role of the Indian Army on the Western Front, questioning why its performance was traditionally deemed a failure.

The Indian Army on the Western Front South Asia Edition Book

The Indian Army on the Western Front South Asia Edition


  • Author : George Morton-Jack
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107117655
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

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The Indian Army on the Western Front South Asia Edition Summary:

Recasts the role of the Indian Army on the Western Front, questioning why its performance was traditionally deemed a failure.

Churchill s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Book
Score: 4
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Churchill s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare


  • Author : Giles Milton
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250119049
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men—along with three others—formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Giles Milton's Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

Zeppelin Onslaught Book

Zeppelin Onslaught


  • Author : Ian Castle
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848324350
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Zeppelin Onslaught Summary:

At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defense capability worthy of the name. Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all but five of these considered of dubious value. So when raiding German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible and ineffective. Of Britains fledgling air forces, the Royal Flying Corps had accompanied the British Expeditionary Force into Europe leaving the Royal Naval Air Service to defend the country as best it could. That task was not an easy one.From the first raid in December 1914, aerial attacks gradually increased through 1915, culminating in highly damaging assaults on London in September and October. London, however, was not the only recipient of German bombs, with counties from Northumberland to Kent also experiencing the indiscriminate death and destruction found in this new theater of war the Home Front. And when the previously unimagined horror of bombs falling from the sky began, the British population was initially left exposed and largely undefended as civilians were killed in the streets or lying asleep in their beds. The face of war had changed forever and those raids on London in the autumn of 1915 finally forced the government to pursue a more effective defense against air attack.This German air campaign against the United Kingdom was the first sustained strategic aerial bombing campaign in history. Yet it has become the forgotten Blitz.In Zeppelin Onslaught Ian Castle tells the complete story of the 1915 raids in unprecedented detail in what is the first in a planned series of three books that will eventually provide a complete history of Britains Forgotten Blitz of 1914–18.

Britain s War Machine Book
Score: 3
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Britain s War Machine


  • Author : David Edgerton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199832682
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb

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Britain s War Machine Summary:

The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small. Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.

The PIAT Book

The PIAT


  • Author : Matthew Moss
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472838148
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb

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Designed in 1942, Britain's innovative Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT) provided British and Commonwealth troops with a much-needed means of taking on Germany's formidable Panzers. Replacing the inadequate Boys anti-tank rifle, it was conceived in the top-secret World War II research and development organization known colloquially as 'Churchill's Toyshop', alongside other ingenious weapons such as the sticky bomb, the limpet mine and the time-pencil fuse. Unlike the more famous US bazooka, the PIAT had its roots in something simpler than rocket science. Operated from the shoulder, the PIAT was a spigot mortar which fired a heavy high-explosive bomb, with its main spring soaking up the recoil. The PIAT had a limited effective range. Troops required nerves of steel to get close enough to an enemy tank to ensure a direct hit, often approaching to within 50ft of the target, and no fewer than six Victoria Crosses were won during World War II by soldiers operating PIATs. A front-line weapon in every theatre of the conflict in which Commonwealth troops fought, from Europe to the Far East, the PIAT remained in service after 1945, seeing action during the Greek Civil War, the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Korean War. This illustrated study combines detailed research with expert analysis to reveal the full story of the design, development and deployment of this revolutionary weapon.