Category: Military History

¡Es la guerra!: Las mejores anécdotas de la historia militar

By Jesús Hernández

Un libro de fácil lectura y apto para todos los públicos.Un clásico del género por el autor de Las cien mejores anécdotas de los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial y Cien historias secretas de los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Pese al trágico stability de muerte y destrucción que conlleva cualquier conflicto armado, no hay duda de que las guerras son una fuente inagotable de hechos curiosos, como que los angeles caballería ganara una vez una batalla naval, o que los alemanes lanzaran sobre Londres… ¡un jamón en paracaídas.

En los hechos que aquí se narran de manera tan amena como rigurosa resaltan no solo los aciertos y el heroísmo, sino también los errores y l. a. incompetencia de sus protagonistas, revelando así los episodios más asombrosos de l. a. historia militar.

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The Anabasis of Cyrus

By Xenophon

One of the foundational works of army historical past and political philosophy, and an thought for Alexander the good, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic tale of the 10 Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries employed by way of Cyrus the more youthful to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the main strong guy on the earth. It exhibits how Cyrus' military used to be assembled covertly and led from the coast of Asia Minor the entire method to Babylon; how the Greeks held the sector opposed to an outstanding Persian strength; how Cyrus used to be killed, leaving the Greeks stranded deep inside of enemy territory; and the way lots of them overcame numerous risks and located their as far back as Greece.

Their striking good fortune used to be due specifically to the wily and decisive management of Xenophon himself, a pupil of Socrates who had joined the 10 Thousand and, after lots of the Greek generals were murdered, rallied the despondent Greeks, received a place of management, and guided them properly via myriad obstacles.

In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful blend of liveliness and a constancy to the unique unusual in different models. Accompanying Ambler's translation is a penetrating interpretive essay via Eric Buzzetti, person who exhibits Xenophon to be an writer who wove a philosophic narrative into his dramatic story. the interpretation and interpretive essay inspire renewed examine of the Anabasis as a piece of political philosophy. additionally they have fun its excessive event and its hero's adroit decision-making below the main urgent circumstances.

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Breve historia de la Primera Guerra Mundial (Spanish Edition)

By Álvaro Lozano

Here you can find an entire and international imaginative and prescient of this bloody warfare that may later steered the Russian revolution, the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the tip of Imperial Germany and the entire fragmentation of imperative Europe. this can be a necessary paintings for realizing the realm of this day. Una visión international y completa del sangriento conflicto bélico que desencadenaría l. a. Revolución rusa, los angeles desaparición del Imperio austro-húngaro, l. a. Alemania imperial y el desmembramiento completo de Europa imperative. Esta obra abarca el desarrollo completo de los angeles Primera Guerra Mundial, desde los angeles batalla de Marne en 1914, a Gallipolli, el Somme, el horror de las ofensivas de 1917, los angeles ofensiva alemana de 1918 y las consecuencias de los angeles guerra.


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The Kaiser's Army: The German Army in World War One

In this accomplished ebook, David Stone describes and analyzes each point of the German military because it existed lower than Kaiser Wilhelm II, encompassing its improvement and antecedents, association, team of workers, guns and gear, inherent strengths and weaknesses, and victories and defeats because it fought on many fronts all through international battle I.

The publication bargains in massive element with the origins and production of the German military, interpreting the constitution of strength in German politics and wider society and the nation's imperial goals, in addition to the ways that the excessive command and common employees functioned when it comes to process and tactical doctrine. Stone examines the character, history, recruitment, education, and army studies of the officials, NCOs, and squaddies, in addition to own and collective values when it comes to honor, loyalty, and moral sense.

In addition the army's operations. Stone offers context with an summary of the military at conflict, protecting the main activities and results of significant campaigns from 1914 to 1918 as much as the signature of the Armistice at Compiègne. For somebody looking a definitive reference at the German military of the period--whether pupil, historian, serving soldier or just a normal reader--this notable booklet will turn out a useful work.

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Alexander the Great in his World

By Carol G. Thomas

Alexander the good is without doubt one of the so much celebrated figures of antiquity. during this booklet, Carol G. Thomas areas this robust determine in the context of his time, position, tradition, and ancestry in an effort to observe what affects formed his existence and career.

The booklet starts with an exploration of the Macedonia that conditioned the lives of its population. It additionally strains such impacts on Alexander's existence as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mom, Olympias. the writer examines Alexander's engagement with Greek tradition, particularly his dating with Aristotle, and contemplates how different societal elements - particularly the hugely militarized Macedonian state and the character of Macedonia's courting with neighboring states - contributed to his achievement.

What was once the importance of those impacts at the guy who succeeded in conquering lots of the recognized global from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? the writer specializes in this question in exploring old landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity for you to penetrate the inducement, objectives, and internal being of Alexander the nice.

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The Roman Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 350 BC-AD 475

The Roman army used to be notable for its measurement, succeed in and durability. As major because the Royal military used to be to the British Empire within the 19th century, the Roman military was once the most important to the extreme growth of Imperial strength and for its upkeep over a interval of greater than 800 years. the cloth and organization of this maritime strength is on the center of this new book.

At the peak of its energy the Roman army used to be, not less than in numerical phrases, the most important maritime strength ever to have existed. It hired tens of millions of sailors and maintained and fought fleets of ships better than any forces considering that. In those pages the writer appears to be like in any respect the elements of the army in flip. Shipbuilding, rigs and fittings, and shipboard weaponry are coated as are the entire valuable send from the earliest kinds to the final. The command constitution is printed, as are all points of the crews’ lives, their recruitment, phrases of carrier, education and uniforms. lifestyles onboard, food and drinks, self-discipline, faith and superstition are defined, whereas seamanship and navigation are handled in addition to bases and shore institutions. Operations function prominently, the allied and enemy navies in comparison, and specimen battles hired to give an explanation for battling tactics.

All those points replaced and constructed highly over the good span of the Roman empire yet this attention-grabbing publication brings this complicated tale jointly in a single incredible volume.

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Collateral Damage: Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II

By Sahr Conway-Lanz

"Collateral harm" is an army time period for the inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians during army operations. In Collateral harm: american citizens, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after international battle II, Sahr Conway-Lanz chronicles the heritage of America's try and reconcile the fitting of sparing civilians with the truth that sleek battle leads to the killing of blameless humans. Drawing on policymakers' reaction to the problems raised by way of the atrocities of worldwide warfare II and using the atomic bomb, in addition to the continued debate by means of the yankee public and the media because the Korean battle constructed, Conway-Lanz presents a entire exam of contemporary American discourse regarding civilian casualties and offers a desirable examine the improvement of what's now generally called collateral damage.

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Shadows: Airlift and Airwar in Biafra and Nigeria 1967-1970

The Nigerian Civil struggle broke out in 1967 after the country's japanese sector declared itself the self reliant country of Biafra. It lasted for almost 3 years. Of the various conflicts and wars that experience ravaged Africa this used to be some of the most hard-fought, and if ever an air struggle was once fought within the shadows, then this used to be it. The Biafran Air strength used to be outfitted with a motley mixture of antiquated and modem airplane, all acquired via doubtful and clandestine channels. for a lot of the clash it was once overshadowed and outclassed through the Nigerian Air strength, outfitted essentially with mercenary-crewed MiG 17s, Il 28s and L-29 Delfins. yet Biafra held out, although for many of the clash it was once landlocked, its merely hyperlink to the skin global an air bridge to a switched over bush airstrip deep within the Biafran heartland. It supported an grand airlift of nutrition and palms, moment in simple terms to the Berlin Airlift of 1948. Fusing first hand money owed and lots more and plenty unique documentation this is often the tale of a clash which the realm didn't want to occur, yet one that the unlawful overseas palms alternate sought after by no means to finish. Foreword via Frederick Forsyth.

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How Wars Are Won: The 13 Rules of War from Ancient Greece to the War on Terror

By Bevin Alexander

While we head into twenty-first-century struggle, 13 time-tested ideas for waging battle stay relevant.

Both well timed and undying, How Wars Are Won illuminates the 13 crucial principles for achievement at the battlefield that experience developed from precedent days until eventually the current day. Acclaimed army historian Bevin Alexander’s incisive and shiny analyses of well-known battles during the a long time exhibit how the best commanders—from Alexander the good to Douglas MacArthur—have utilized those principles. For example:

• Feign retreat: fake defeat, pretend a retreat, then ambush the enemy whereas being pursued. Used to devastating impression by way of the North Vietnamese opposed to U.S. forces in the course of the Vietnam warfare.
• Strike at enemy weak spot: stay away from the enemy’s power solely by way of refusing to struggle pitched battles, a mode that has run along traditional warfare from the earliest days of human clash. Brilliantly utilized by means of Mao Zedong to defeat the chinese language Nationalists.
• safeguard, then assault: achieve ownership of a high-quality weapon or tactical process, set off the enemy to release a fruitless assault, then move at the offensive. hired again and again opposed to the Goths through the japanese Roman normal Belisarius to reclaim titanic stretches of the Roman Empire.

The classes of historical past printed in those pages can be utilized to form the ideas had to win the conflicts of at the present time.

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