Based on the diaries of Royal Engineer Robert Jones, the narrative follows him across the North African desert, describes the bombing of Tripoli Harbour, the invasion of Sicily and the landing on the Normandy beaches on D-Day + 2. The story follows the advance through Belgium and Holland, to the battle that became known as the Rhine Crossing.
Rob Morris spent three years interviewing veterans of the war in the Pacific, focusing on men who had undergone extreme combat, imprisonment, or sinking. Each chapter tells the reader, through the eyes of one to three survivors, what is was like to live through some of the greatest challenges of the Pacific War. From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima.
Early in 1945 the British Liberation Army, who had battled their way from the Normandy beaches to the borders of Germany, embarked on Operation Eclipse. This was the 'end-game' of the Second World War, the unique military campaign to invade and conquer Hitler's Third Reich. A thrilling race with Stalin's Red Army ensued to reach the Baltic.
The Mechanization and Demise of the U.S. Cavalry, 1916-1950
Following World War I, horse cavalry entered a period during which it fought for its very existence against mechanized vehicles. On the Western Front, the stalemate of trench warfare became the defining image of the war throughout the world.
An Illustrated History of The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry
Primus in armis, 'first in arms', the motto of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, Britain's senior regiment of volunteer cavalry raised in 1794 against the threat of French invasion. This new, illustrated history is an important military and social record of 200 years of service and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the British Army.
The Rhineland-Westphalian 6th Infantry Division, 1935-1945
Drawn primarily from German sources, especially the rare divisional and regimental histories and personal accounts and letters of its soldiers, Soldiers to the Last Day: the Rhineland- Westphalian 6th Infantry Division presents the German view of WWII from inside divisional headquarters down to the individual Landser.
British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) is in Alberta, on the dry Canadian prairie, where the Indian tribes once hunted buffalo. It is slightly larger than Luxembourg. Its purpose is to provide all-arms, battle group training with live firing; involving infantry, armour, artillery, aviation and support arms. The AAC has served there since ......
Delve into the photographic history of one of the world's most famous tanks; the T-34. Explore the technical innovations that kept the tank above the cream of the Wehrmacht. Never before has such a detailed study of the T-34 been conducted through the use of photographs, most of which were taken by those who opposed the tank on the battlefield.
Hitler's penal battalions were designed to change attitudes of prisoners towards national policy while instilling a sense of duty honour and purpose. These goals were to be achieved through harsh discipline and punishments, indoctrination programs and leave restrictions. Troops surviving their missions were eventually transferred to regular units.