Category: Military History

Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660, Volume 1

By Christopher Duffy

This vintage textual content is the 1st built-in survey of the phenomenon of siege war in the course of its so much artistic interval. Duffy demonstrates the results of the fort for questions of army association, approach, geography, legislation, architectural values, city lifestyles and symbolism and mind's eye. The booklet is definitely illustrated, and may be a precious better half for fans of army and architectural historical past, in addition to the overall medievalist.

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Highlander in the French-Indian War: 1756-67 (Warrior)

Colonial American historian Ian Macpherson McCulloch makes use of infrequent resources to convey to existence the stirring tale of the 3 Scottish Highland regiments that operated in North the US throughout the French-Indian warfare (1754-1763). Forbidden to hold palms or put on the kilt until they served the British King, many former Jacobite rebels joined the hot Highland regiments raised in North the United States. taken with one of the most bloody and determined battles fought at the North American continent, Highlanders effectively reworked their picture from enemies of the crown to Imperial heroes. the writer can pay specific cognizance to the half they performed at Ticonderoga, Sillery, furry Run and at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec.

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War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine

By Don Keith

The gripping tale of heroism below the ocean, from the nationwide bestselling writer of Final Patrol & U.S.S. Billfish

In November 1943, whereas on conflict patrol within the Makassar Strait, the U.S.S. Billfish submarine used to be noticed via the japanese, who introduced a vicious intensity cost assault. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen instantly hours. With senior officials incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key participants of the team in a heroic attempt to maintain their send intact as they attempted to flee. instructed in harrowing element, War underneath the Waves is an inspiring story of 1 man's management and braveness lower than hearth, and of the extraordinary efforts of a submarine group to do their accountability and store their ship.

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The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo: The Battle's Hidden Last Half Hour

By Nigel Sale

Wellington's clarification of ways Waterloo was once gained is proven to be a lie, because the writer makes use of his event as a serving soldier to discover the battlefield anew and dismantle the authorized history

All descriptions of the top of the conflict of Waterloo are fallacious, careworn by way of the parable which Wellington promulgated, giving himself the credits for ordering the successful blow. in the end the reality has been teased out of the maze of proof, revealing a story, which—without the compelling evidence—would be approximately incredible. through examining eyewitness debts the writer has came upon the motion was once way more complicated and engaging than both Wellington defined or has been concocted therefore. This progressive account of the "Crisis" conjures clean insights from original facts in addition to newly-published fabric, and demolishes many long-held theories. the writer investigates how the parable was once proven and the maneuvers to which Wellington was once pressured to hotel to be able to preserve the key, together with a suicide and blackmail. The 52nd mild Infantry can now firmly be credited with routing Napoleon’s left wing whereas the Prussians routed the right.

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The Battle of Agincourt: Sources and Interpretations (Warfare in History)

By Anne Curry

Available collections of basic resources protecting the Hundred Years struggle are nonetheless remarkably few and much among, and academics of the topic will locate Curry's quantity a priceless addition to their bibliographies and instructing aids. FRENCH heritage "Agincourt! Agincourt! recognize ye no longer Agincourt?" So started a ballad of round 1600. because the occasion itself (25 October 1415), the nice army engagement has occupied a different position in either English and French recognition, respectively as both of the best army successes ever, or because the "accursed day". a lot ink has been spilt at the conflict yet can we relatively comprehend Agincourt? no longer in view that Harris Nicolas's historical past of the conflict of Agincourt (1827-33) has there been an entire try to survey the resources before: this e-book brings jointly, in translation and with observation, English and French narrative debts and literary works of the 15th century. It additionally strains the therapy of the conflict in sixteenth-century English histories and within the literary representations of, among others, Shakespeare and Drayton. After studying how later historians interpreted the conflict, it concludes with the 1st complete overview of the tremendous wealthy administrative documents which live on for the armies which fought "upon Saint Crispin's day". ANNE CURRY is Professor of Medieval heritage on the collage of Southampton.

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The Vietnam War: A Concise International History (Very Short Introductions)

By Mark Atwood Lawrence

The Vietnam warfare continues to be a subject matter of amazing curiosity, no longer least due to remarkable parallels among that clash and newer combating within the center East. In The Vietnam War, Mark Atwood Lawrence attracts upon the newest study in information world wide to provide readers a very good account of a key second in U.S. in addition to international history.

whereas targeting American involvement among 1965 and 1975, Lawrence bargains an unprecedentedly entire photograph of each side of the warfare, particularly by way of analyzing the reasons that drove the Vietnamese communists and their overseas allies. in addition, the publication rigorously considers either the lengthy- and temporary origins of the struggle. Lawrence examines the increase of Vietnamese communism within the early 20th century and divulges how chilly struggle anxieties of the Forties and Fifties set the us at the street to intervention. in fact, the center of the publication covers the "American war," starting from the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem to the influence of the Tet Offensive on American public opinion, Lyndon Johnson's withdrawal from the 1968 presidential race, Richard Nixon's growth of the struggle into Cambodia and Laos, and the frustrating peace contract of 1973, which ended American army involvement. eventually, the booklet explores the advanced aftermath of the war--its enduring legacy in American books, movie, and political debate, in addition to Vietnam's struggles with critical social and financial problems.

A compact and authoritative primer on an intensely correct subject, this well-researched and fascinating quantity bargains a useful assessment of the Vietnam War.

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Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Blood of the Provinces is the 1st absolutely complete examine of the biggest a part of the Roman military, the auxilia. This non-citizen strength constituted greater than half Rome's celebrated armies and was once frequently the army presence in a few of its territories. varied in origins, personality, and tradition, they performed a vital position in development the empire, maintaining the unequal peace celebrated because the pax Romana, and enacting the emperor's

Drawing upon the newest historic and archaeological examine to envision recruitment, trust, day-by-day regimen, language, strategies, and get dressed, this quantity bargains an exam of the Empire and its squaddies in an intensive new manner. Blood of the Provinces demonstrates how the Roman nation addressed a vital and enduring problem either off and on the battlefield - conserving keep watch over of the miscellaneous auxiliaries upon whom its very lifestyles depended. Crucially, this used to be no longer simply
achieved through pay and punishment, but in addition via a truly specific set of cultural attributes that characterised provincial society less than the Roman Empire. concentrating on the warriors themselves, and encompassing the disparate army groups of which they have been an element, it bargains an essential resource of data on how
individuals and groups have been included into provincial society below the Empire, and the way the nature of that society advanced accordingly.

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Islam and Nazi Germany's War

By David Motadel

Winner of the 2014 Fraenkel Prize in modern History

In the main an important section of the second one global conflict, German troops, scuffling with in areas as a long way aside because the Sahara and the Caucasus, faced the Allies throughout lands mostly populated by means of Muslims. Nazi officers observed Islam as a strong strength with an identical enemies as Germany: the British Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Jews. Islam and Nazi Germany's War is the 1st finished account of Berlin's remarkably formidable makes an attempt to construct an alliance with the Islamic world.

Drawing on archival study in 3 continents, David Motadel explains how German officers attempted to advertise the 3rd Reich as a consumer of Islam. He explores Berlin's rules and propaganda within the Muslim struggle zones, and the wide paintings that gurus undertook for the recruitment, non secular care, and ideological indoctrination of tens of millions of Muslim volunteers who fought within the Wehrmacht and the SS.

Islam and Nazi Germany's War finds how German troops at the floor in North Africa, the Balkans, and the japanese entrance engaged with different Muslim populations, together with Muslim Roma and Jewish converts to Islam. Combining measured argument with a masterly dealing with of element, it illuminates the profound influence of the second one global struggle on Muslims world wide and offers a brand new realizing of the politics of faith within the bloodiest clash of the 20 th century.

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SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden

By Chuck Pfarrer

The actual tale of the killing of bin weighted down by way of writer and previous U.S. army SEAL Chuck Pfarrer
On could 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite tv for pc uplink was once despatched from Pakistan crackling into the location room of the White residence: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." those phrases, spoken via a army SEAL, ended Osama bin Laden’s reign of terror. SEAL aim Geronimo is the tale of Neptune's Spear from the lads who have been there.  After chatting with participants of the SEAL group serious about the raid, Pfarrer stocks never-before-revealed details in an particular account of what happened as he's taking readers contained in the partitions of Bin Laden’s compound penetrating deep into the terrorist’s lair to succeed in the precise spot the place the Al Qaeda chief used to be cowering whilst the bullet entered his head. SEAL aim Geronimo is an explosive tale of remarkable valor and clockwork army precision performed by means of the main elite battling strength within the world—the U.S. Navy’s SEAL staff Six.

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