Category: Military History

  • Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines: by Kent Holmes

    By Kent Holmes

    making a guerrilla flow to struggle the japanese career of the Philippines (1942–1945) awarded Colonel Wendell Fertig with a few ambitious demanding situations. not like the opposite islands within the archipelago, Mindanao had a wide Moslem (Moro) inhabitants. utilizing Moro and American management he introduced the Moro humans into the circulation. Fertig lacked sturdy conversation with MacArthur’s headquarters in Australia. With ingenuity and proficient technical team of workers he solved this challenge, and elevated the logistical aid for the guerrillas by means of submarine from Australia.
    because the strength elevated, Fertig was once lucky to recruit management from 187 Americans—military and civilian—who had now not surrendered to the japanese. The ensuing strength, with its intelligence from coastal watch stations, further six guerrilla divisions to U.S. army power for the 1945 liberation of Mindanao, a contribution distinct within the background of unconventional warfare.
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  • Canadian Holy War: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder, and by Ian MacDonald,Betty O'Keefe

    By Ian MacDonald,Betty O'Keefe

    Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith was once the sufferer of a 1924 tragedy that ignited racial pressure in a truly younger Vancouver. on the center of the problem have been the mysterious conditions surrounding Smith's dying, rather the truth that the one different grownup in the home on the time was once the chinese language houseboy. while Smith's loss of life used to be through the assassination of Davie Lew, a well known chinese language guy, it in simple terms bolstered the eu view that Vancouver's Asian neighborhood was once a hotbed of violence and corruption.

    Newspaper editors and such a lot of Vancouver's white group raised an outcry, charging the police with incompetence and important arrests, whereas Presbyterian indignation known as for legislations and order in addition to an finish to chinese language immigration. earlier than the summer season used to be over, the tongs of Chinatown and the clans of Canada's West Coast have been set to protect their very own, and one Scottish minister went as far as to claim it a time of "holy war."

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  • Javelin from the Cockpit: Britain’s First Delta Wing Fighter by Peter Caygill

    By Peter Caygill

    The Gloster Javelin used to be designed to be a night/all-weather fighter. It used to be first brought into RAF provider in 1956 and was once retired in 1967. It used to be a wide two-man, twin-engined and delta-winged plane. even supposing super rugged in development pilots have been banned from spinning as try out flights had proved it most unlikely to get better. in the course of its carrier 9 various marks have been brought. before everything it was once armed with 4 wing-mounted cannon yet as expertise complicated air-to-air missiles changed them. In its position as a night/all-weather fighter it bristled with Britain’s most up-to-date radar and interception devices.

    This booklet follows the subject of the ‘from the cockpit’ sequence and comprises improvement heritage, the several marks and their subtleties, radar and weapon features, injuries and incidents and plenty of first-hand aircrew stories of the sort.

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  • The First Marine Captured in Vietnam: A Biography of Donald by Donald L. Price

    By Donald L. Price

    Colonel Donald Gilbert cook dinner was once the 1st U.S. Marine captured in Vietnam, the 1st and purely Marine in historical past to earn the Medal of Honor whereas in captivity; and the 1st Marine POW to have a U.S. military send named in his honor, the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75). On December 31, 1964, whereas serving as an observer with a South Vietnamese Marine Corps battalion on a strive against operation opposed to Viet Cong forces, he was once captured close to the village of Binh Gia in South Vietnam. until eventually his dying in captivity in December 1967, prepare dinner led ten POWs in a sequence of primitive jungle camps.
    this primary book-length biography concentrates in particular on Cook’s 3 years in captivity, and is the 1st booklet solely a couple of Marine POW held in South Vietnam. all through, Cook’s adherence to the Corps’ conventional management ideas and data of the Code of behavior are highlighted. His biography offers a distinct case research of exemplary management below tremendous tough stipulations. comprises sixty eight photographs.
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  • Sierra Hotel: Flying Air Force Fighters in the Decade after by U.S. Government,U.S. Military,Department of Defense,U.S. Air

    By U.S. Government,U.S. Military,Department of Defense,U.S. Air Force (USAF),National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    Professionally switched over for actual flowing-text publication structure copy, this Air strength booklet tells the fascinating tales of fighter pilots and their missions and guns within the decade after the Vietnam battle. Colonel Anderegg's booklet is probably going to delight somebody with an curiosity in fighter pilots and the way they molded brand new Air strength. As one may perhaps look forward to finding in a fighter pilot tale, there's a lot of enjoyable alongside the way in which. For a distilled instance, seek advice the appendix on "Jeremiah Weed" (replete with directions for ingesting "afterburners"). As an advantage during this replica, now we have incorporated a bankruptcy from one other well known revolutionary administration publication, The scent of Kerorsene, which tells the both attention-grabbing tales of a NASA examine pilot.

    In February 1999, just a couple of weeks ahead of the U.S. Air strength spearheaded NATO's Allied strength air crusade opposed to Serbia, Col. C. R. Anderegg, USAF (Ret.), visited the commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Colonel Anderegg had recognized Gen. John Jumper for the reason that they served jointly as jet ahead air controllers in Southeast Asia approximately thirty years previous. From the vantage element of 1999, they regarded again to the day in February 1970, once they first managed a laser-guided bomb strike. during this publication Anderegg takes us from "glimmers of wish" like that one via different significant advancements within the Air strength that got here among the Vietnam conflict and the Gulf War.
    Always critical in Anderegg's account of these adjustments are the folks who made them. this can be a very own e-book through an officer who participated within the transformation he describes so vividly. a lot of his tale revolves round the Fighter guns tuition at Nellis Air strength Base (AFB), Nevada, the place he served excursions as an teacher pilot focusing on guided munitions, yet he additionally takes a glance at different "Fighter Mafia" outposts within the Pentagon and elsewhere.

    Part I: The Vietnam institution of challenging Knocks * bankruptcy 1 - Fallen Comrades * bankruptcy 2 - The Schoolhouse * bankruptcy three - Glimmers of desire * half II: altering of the defend * bankruptcy four - the hot Officer Corps * bankruptcy five - adjustments in angle * bankruptcy 6 - Making It occur * bankruptcy 7 - Let's Get fascinated about Dive Toss * half III: the learning Revolution * bankruptcy eight - The Aggressors * bankruptcy nine - pink Flag * bankruptcy 10 - Measuring wrestle potential * bankruptcy eleven - The Nellis levels * half IV: Killing the objective * bankruptcy 12 - dust Beaters * bankruptcy thirteen - Maverick: like it or Hate It * bankruptcy 14 - capturing Missiles * half V: Reticles to HUDs—The New combatants * bankruptcy 15 - The Eagle * bankruptcy sixteen - Down 'n' soiled: The A-10 * bankruptcy 17 - The F-16: The Fighter Pilot's Fighter * end * Appendix I - the real tale of Jeremiah Weed * Appendix II - the valuable Boss Letter
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  • Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne by Douglas V. Mastriano

    By Douglas V. Mastriano

    Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- religious Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of global warfare I -- is certainly one of America's most famed and celebrated squaddies. recognized to generations via Gary Cooper's Academy Award-winning portrayal within the 1941 movie Sergeant York, York is credited with the seize of 132 German squaddies on October eight, 1918, within the Meuse-Argonne sector of France -- a deed for which he was once offered the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    At war's finish, the media glorified York's bravery yet a few individuals of the German army and a soldier from his personal unit forged aspersions on his wartime heroics. Historians proceed to discuss even if York has acquired extra reputation than he merits. A fierce war of words concerning the position of the conflict within the Argonne wooded area has additional advanced the soldier's legacy.

    In Alvin York, Douglas V. Mastriano kinds truth from fantasy within the first full-length biography of York in a long time. He meticulously examines York's adolescence within the hills of east Tennessee, his provider within the nice battle, and his go back to a quiet civilian lifestyles devoted to charity. by means of reviewing artifacts recovered from the battlefield utilizing army terrain research, forensic learn, and study in either German and American documents, Mastriano reconstructs the occasions of October eight and corroborates the recorded money owed. at the eve of the WWI centennial, Alvin York offers to be a huge contribution to twentieth-century army history.

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  • The Other Desert War: British Special Forces in North by John W. Gordon

    By John W. Gordon

    Gordon's ebook unearths a magnificent mastery of the archival and secondary resources on hand at the topic. His writing is crisp and fascinating, but sober and scholarly whilst. The bold and imaginative males of the British barren region forces have discovered a historian whose skill to inform their tale fits their skill to create probably the most bold and innovative operations of worldwide struggle II. this is often a unprecedented publication approximately awesome infantrymen. Military Review

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  • Sheppard Air Force Base (Images of America) by SMSGT Norman Wayne Brown Retired USAF,Pioneer Aviator Jim

    By SMSGT Norman Wayne Brown Retired USAF,Pioneer Aviator Jim Foreman

    The historical past of flight for the USA military Air Corps grew to become more and more very important in the course of global battle I. Wichita Falls, Texas, was resolute to be a good climate flying place for education cadets to develop into aviators. Wichita Falls used to be the gracious host not just for international warfare I pilots education at name box, positioned close to town, but if global conflict II got here alongside, the town additionally hosted the hole of Sheppard box, adjoining to the municipal airport. hundreds of thousands of body of workers have been informed there in the course of global battle II, and later, the sphere was once redesigned as Sheppard Air strength Base. the bottom has been a hub for pilot education in addition to technical education for lots of Air strength specialties. Wichita Falls, accordingly, has a wealthy historical past as a number for many years of army education. Sheppard Air strength Base, Texas, has informed millions of army women and men from in the usa, in addition to hundreds of thousands of guys and ladies from allied international locations worldwide. Sheppard Air strength Base grew to become the biggest education base within the Air strength and maintains actively this present day with its fundamental undertaking of teaching army personnel.
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  • The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis by Kevin Dougherty,J. Michael Moore

    By Kevin Dougherty,J. Michael Moore

    The greatest offensive of the Civil struggle, related to military, army, and marine forces, the Peninsula crusade has encouraged many historical past books. No prior paintings, besides the fact that, analyzes Union normal George B. McClellan's significant attack towards Richmond within the context of present and enduring army doctrine. The Peninsula crusade of 1862: an army Analysis fills this void. heritage heritage is equipped for continuity, however the middle of this publication is army research and the remarkable quantity to which the character qualities of generals usually crush even the simplest efforts in their armies.

    The Peninsula crusade lends itself to any such research. classes for these learning the artwork of struggle are many. On water, the 1st ironclads without end replaced naval war. on the strategic point, McClellan's lack of ability to understand Lincoln's grand goal turns into obtrusive. on the operational point, Robert E. Lee's hassle in synchronizing his assaults deepens the mystique of ways he completed a lot with so little. on the tactical point, the accomplice use of terrain to exchange house for time allows a vintage learn in strategies.

    in addition, the crusade is filled with classes concerning the own size of warfare. McClellan's overcaution, Lee's audacity, and Jackson's own exhaustion all supply useful insights for modern-day commanders and for Civil battle fanatics nonetheless debating this large fight. old photographs and special conflict maps make this learn a useful source for these traveling the numerous battlegrounds from Young's Mill and Yorktown via reasonable Oaks to the ultimate throes of the Seven Days' Battles.

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  • New Perspectives on the Civil War: Myths and Realities of by John Y. Simon,Michael E. Stevens,Gary W. Gallagher,Joseph T.

    By John Y. Simon,Michael E. Stevens,Gary W. Gallagher,Joseph T. Glatthaar,Ervin L., Jr. Jordan,Mark E., Jr. Neely,Alan T. Nolan,James I., Jr. Robertson

    because the American Civil battle recedes into the previous, renowned fascination keeps to upward thrust. as soon as a question that mainly involved veterans, individually geared up North and South, who collected to refight outdated battles and to memorialize the heroes and sufferers of conflict, the Civil struggle has steadily develop into a part of a collective heritage.

    Issues raised by means of the warfare, together with its motives and effects, reverberate via modern society. kinfolk and neighborhood connections with the battle exist all over the place, as do battlefields, memorials, and different actual reminders of the clash. We, as americans, are eager about the sheer importance of the struggle fought over hundreds of thousands of miles of yank soil and leading to notable casualties. It was once a big nationwide drama enacted by means of those who appear either modern and remote.

    Here for the 1st time, prime Civil warfare students assemble to deal with the very fact and fiction of our collective stories. individuals contain Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark E. Neely, Jr., Alan T. Nolan, John Y. Simon, James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., Gary W. Gallagher, Joseph T. Glatthaar, and Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
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