The Roman Army of the Punic Wars by Nic Fields

By Nic Fields

Long prior to the second one Punic warfare (218 - 201 BC), Rome's impact prolonged no additional than the Alps, and the wars that it fought consisted of small-scale raids and livestock rustling, with maybe the occasional conflict among armies.

Nevertheless, inside a century the seeds of an empire have been sown in Iberia, Africa, and the Greek east, and the Roman Republican military turned the main winning of its day, constructing criteria of self-discipline, association, and potency that set a bench mark for the later armies of Rome.

With the evolution of the Roman Republic got here the adoption of the Manipular legion, a formation taken from the hoplite phalanx and primary utilized in mass deployment opposed to the North African country of Carthage, in the course of the Punic Wars.

In this booklet Nic Fields examines the evolution of the Roman military from its defeat at Cannae via to their ultimate luck at Zama which observed a small city-based strength evolve right into a Mediterranean powerhouse, demonstrating how and why it turned the main hugely prepared, refined strength within the old world.

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Turning the Tide of War 50 Battles That Changed the Course by Tim Newark

By Tim Newark

This paintings makes a speciality of 50 battles that modified the the tide of struggle. It appears to be like at how the higher hand used to be won via twists of destiny, corresponding to whilst Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942. It exhibits how stronger forces have been crushed through smaller, well-trained armies, an instance brought up being the Allied defeat via Turkish troops at Gallipoli in 1915. In all of the booklet covers the previous 2 hundred years, from Napoleons conquest of Europe, via global Wars, to the Gulf warfare and the disintegration of Yugoslavia. it is also precise strategic and conflict plans.

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Disaster at Stalingrad: An Alternate History by Peter Tsouras

By Peter Tsouras

It really is early September 1942 and the German commander of the 6th military, common Paulus, assisted via the Fourth Panzer military, is poised to boost at the Russian urban of Stalingrad. His fundamental venture used to be to take town, crushing this significant heart of communique and production, and to safe the dear oil fields within the Caucasus.

What occurs subsequent is widely known to any scholar of contemporary historical past: a brutal struggle of attrition, characterised through fierce hand-to-hand wrestle, that lasted for almost years, and the eventual victory through a resolute Soviet crimson military. A ravaged German military used to be driven into complete retreat. This used to be the 1st defeat of Hitler's territorial objectives in Europe and a severe turning aspect of WWII.

But the end result might have been very various, as Peter Tsouras demonstrates during this interesting trade historical past of this fateful conflict. by way of introducing minor - and life like - changes, Tsouras provides a state of affairs during which the process the conflict runs really otherwise, which in flip throws up irritating percentages in regards to the final result of the full warfare.

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America’s weather warriors, 1814-1985 by Charles C. Bates

By Charles C. Bates

"This publication fills an enormous hole within the literature. I propose it enthusiastically not just to these attracted to an strange element of technology, but additionally to army commanders in any respect degrees who desire to use climate as an best friend, instead of to stand it as a foe."—Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, USAF (Ret.)

America's army climate forecasters have performed a vital position within the luck or failure of army operations, akin to the Normandy invasion of worldwide struggle II and the aborted Iranian hostage rescue project of April, 1980. here's the tale of America's climate warriors and their contribution to army meteorology, in addition to to approach and strategies. in line with interviews, letters, experiences, and first-hand adventure, the authors describe the human interaction and

personalized management that have been so very important within the start and improvement of the U.S. army climate services.

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Raw Courage: The Extraordinary and Tragic Story of Four RAF by Norman Franks

By Norman Franks

This can be the eye-catching tale of the 4 uncooked brothers, all of whom served with the Royal Air strength. The eldest 3 flew in the course of WW2 and all 3 died.

The youngest, no longer the right age to work out wartime flying, flew night-fighters within the postwar years, finishing up flying Spitfires with the conflict of england Memorial Flight. The eldest brother, John, was once killed in a flying coincidence simply as he used to be beginning a task as a flying teacher, in 1941. Peter was once a fighter pilot, flying Typhoons with 609 Squadron, profitable the DFC. unfortunately he was once killed in motion with 183 Squadron in 1944. Tony flew Hampden and Lancaster bombers, acquired the DFC and AFC, yet used to be additionally killed in motion in 1944.

Their father were a naval officer, serving commonly in destroyers in WW1, successful the DSC. He remained within the military put up struggle to turn into a commander yet then grew to become a barrister at legislations earlier than his premature demise in 1932. All 4 boys saved up a fit and loving correspondence with their mom, correct from their time at Wellington university, till their passing.

The e-book tells in their lives via those letters, written at a time whilst humans wrote virtually day-by-day to one another, if just a couple of strains. it's a touching memorial to 4 younger males who served their nation and its air strength good. unfortunately too, Michael, whose RAF profession introduced him the AFC, died of melanoma in 1986, yet all 4 left dwelling testaments to their younger lives and gallantry as RAF pilots in battle and peace.

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Find 'Em, Chase 'Em, Sink 'Em: The Mysterious Loss of the by Mike Ostlund

By Mike Ostlund

Now in paperback, revised and up to date, the stirring and authoritative account of 1 of worldwide warfare II's such a lot hugely adorned submarines

Find 'Em, Chase 'Em, Sink 'Em is the 1st ebook to recount the tragic and mysterious lack of the realm conflict II submarine USS Gudgeon. In April 1944, the hugely embellished submarine USS Gudgeon slipped underneath the waves in a single of the main treacherous patrol parts within the most threatening army carrier in the course of global warfare II. Neither the Gudgeon nor the team was once ever noticeable again.

Author Mike Ostlund's “Uncle Bill,” the operator of a farm implements enterprise, used to be aboard that send as a lieutenant junior grade. via wide examine of patrol studies in U.S. and jap naval data, interviews with veterans who had served aboard the Gudgeon sooner than its ultimate patrol, and the private results of the misplaced men's relations, Ostlund has assembled the main actual account but of this remarkably profitable submarine's exploits, of the lads aboard from steward to captain, and of what we now learn about her death. Find 'Em, Chase 'Em, Sink 'Em information the stories and lifestyles classes of the younger males who went to sea aboard Gudgeon sooner than its final patrol figuring out hardly ever something, and got here domestic having noticeable an excessive amount of.

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For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Howard Schultz

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Howard Schultz

A party of the extreme braveness, commitment, and sacrifice of this new release of yankee veterans at the battlefield and their both helpful contributions at the domestic front.

Because so few people now serve within the army, our women and men in uniform became strangers to us. We rise up at athletic occasions to honor them, yet we rarely be aware of their actual degree. the following, Starbucks CEO and longtime veterans' recommend Howard Schultz and nationwide ebook Award finalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington publish supply an enlightening, inspiring corrective.

The authors honor acts of unusual valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, together with a military sergeant who time and again runs via a hurricane of gunfire to avoid wasting the lives of his wounded comrades; Marines who sacrifice their lives to halt an oncoming truck bomb and safeguard thirty-three in their brothers in hands; a sixty-year-old general practitioner who joins the military to honor his fallen son.

We additionally see how veterans make important contributions after they go back domestic, drawing on their management abilities and dedication to carrier: former squaddies who relief citizens in rebuilding after usual failures; a former infantry officer who trades in a Pentagon task to coach in an inner-city local; a retired basic prime efforts to enhance remedies for brain-injured troops; the wife of a seriously injured soldier supporting households in comparable positions.

These strong, unforgettable tales reveal simply how indebted we're to people who guard us and what they must supply our country whilst their army carrier is done.

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