Author: George T. Wheeler
Publisher: R James Bender Pub
The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; later versions in .38in calibre went on to see further service in World War II and beyond, as well as in a host of law-enforcement roles around the world into the 1970s. Developed to give British service personnel the ability to incapacitate their opponents in 'small wars' around the globe, the Webley used the formidable ? and controversial ? .455in cartridge, a variant of which was known as the 'manstopper'. Users found it offered good penetration and excellent stopping power with only mild recoil ? indeed, it was rated superior to the US .45 Colt in stopping power. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the compelling story of the Webley revolver, the powerful pistol that saw service across the British Empire and throughout two world wars.
Bayonet Belt Frogs
Author: Anthony Carter
Publisher: Norwich, Norfolk : Tharston Press
Søgeord: Stødvåben; Stikvåben; Bayonetter; Bajonetter; Bayonets; Bajonetholdere; Sværdtaske; Bajonetskede; Bajonethylster.
The Armies of Rommel
Author: George Forty
Brilliant tactician, daring commander, and strong-willed leader, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's battlefield maneuvers remain unsurpassed. A noted historian probes the legendary fighter's military life, forces, armaments, and strategies. With a wealth of archival photographs. "...describe(s) each and every posting and its units...and...Rommel's actions and reasons. Everywhere you turn...there are detailed tables and descriptions of organizations and equipment....diverse and voluminous knowledge of the German Wehrmacht...Recommended reading and also excellent as a reference source..."--Axis Europa.
When the Third Reich fell, it fell swiftly. The Nazis had little time to cover up their memos, their letters, or their diaries. William L. Shirer’s definitive book on the Third Reich uses these unique sources. Combined with his personal experience with the Nazis, living through the war as an international correspondent, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich not only earned Shirer a National Book Award but is recognized as one of the most important and authoritative books about the Third Reich and Nazi Germany ever written. The diaries of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels as well as evidence and other testimony gained at the Nuremberg Trials could not have found more artful hands. Shirer gives a clear, detailed and well-documented account of how it was that Adolf Hitler almost succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich has become one of the most authoritative books on one of mankind’s darkest hours. Shirer focuses on 1933 to 1945 in clear detail. Here is a worldwide bestseller that also tells the true story of the Holocaust, often in the words of the men who helped plan and conduct it. It is a classic by any measure. The book has been translated into twelve languages and was adapted as a television miniseries, broadcast by ABC in 1968. This first ever e-book edition is published on the 50th anniversary of this iconic work.
The Gallipoli Letter
Author: Keith Murdoch
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
The vivid, charged and emotional letter that changed the course of the Gallipoli campaign.
Histoire & Collections new modelers series sees 4 new titles this season. These books are rapidly becoming firm favorites amongst hobbyists, whether they be modelers or just enthusiasts for the subject. At the moment, there are two series; Aircraft and Pilots and Officers and Soldiers. All the books are illustrated in full color with stunning computer graphic images of the aircraft and uniforms. The same detail will be found in this book as with the two Me-109 books. Stunning color images and detailed graphic representations of the markings of these German aircraft are shown in over 200 images. Also many variants depicted in detail for the first time.
Author: Nigel Cave
Publisher: Pen & Sword
This wood featured significantly in the First and Third Battles of Ypres and was the scene of numerous deeds of heroism, such as that which won young Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bent the VC. The courage of individuals and units from Britain and Australia is described in this latest edition to the series covering Ypres.
The Austrian Mountain Troops
Author: Hermann Hinterstoisser, M. C. Ortner, Wilfried Beimrohr, Erwin A. Schmidl, Meinrad Pizzinini
Author: Simon Millar
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Osprey's study of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). In January 1758 Count Wilhelm Fermor marched into East Prussia at the head of 45,000 Russians. Frederick the Great was dismissive of the Russian army and failed to take the threat seriously. With the Russians laying siege to the fortress of Cüstrin, Frederick crossed the River Oder and cut their supply lines. On 25 August the two armies met at Zorndorf. This book details the bitter day-long battle in which the Russian infantry refused to buckle. Casualties were horrific, the Russians losing almost half their army. Frederick had managed to stave off the Russian threat but his opinion of their army had changed dramatically.
This comprehensive volume details the circumstances surrounding the development and fielding of the machine carbine, machine pistol and assault rifles employed by Hitler's Wehrmacht. It also includes a complete review of the ammo, field accessories and special equipment intended for the short cartridge weapon.
Imperial Germany Revisited
Author: Sven Oliver Muller, Cornelius Torp
Publisher: Berghahn Books
The German Empire, its structure, its dynamic development between 1871 and 1918, and its legacy, have been the focus of lively international debate that is showing signs of further intensification as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Based on recent work and scholarly arguments about continuities and discontinuities in modern German history from Bismarck to Hitler, well-known experts broadly explore four themes: the positioning of the Bismarckian Empire in the course of German history; the relationships between society, politics and culture in a period of momentous transformations; the escalation of military violence in Germany's colonies before 1914 and later in two world wars; and finally the situation of Germany within the international system as a major political and economic player. The perspectives presented in this volume have already stimulated further argument and will be of interest to anyone looking for orientation in this field of research.
The complete story of Germany's sniping arms development through both World Wars. Presents more than 600 photos of Mauser 98s, Selbstladegewehr 41s and 43s, optical sights by Goerz, Zeiss, etc., plus German snipers in action. An exceptional hardcover collector's edition for serious military historians everywhere.