The Russian Battleship Marat

Author: Oleg Pomoshnikov
Editor: Super Drawings in 3D
ISBN: 9788365437822
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In the interwar period the battleship "Marat" was considered a symbol of the naval power of the Soviet Union. She was the most-described and filmed ship of the Land of the Soviets. In her 40-year service, rich in events, she survived four wars, but only in one of them - the civil war - she used her main guns in an engagement with enemy warships. Only once in her career. In other conflicts, she served as a monitor rather than a battleship, shelling mainly land targets and carrying out counter-battery fire. At the end, she fell victim of the destructive power of German dive bombers. From that moment, she was a battleship only on paper. Mutilated and devoid of propulsion, she was still biting at the Germans from her remaining guns, and after the war, young pupils of the maritime craft appeared on board. Though it sounds absurd, even her reconstruction as a battleship was considered. This misconceived idea was not fortunately realized and the wreck - because it became one in the final period of service - finally went for scrap.

German Air Dropped Weapons To 1945

Author: Wolfgang Fleischer
Editor: Midland Pub Limited
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Provides a history of Germany air-dropped ammunition used until the end of World War II.

The Pharos Of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Author: Alpha Omega Alpha
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Stuka Pilot

Author: Hans Ulrich Rudel
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ISBN: 9781908476951
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Autobiography of World War Two Luftwaffe pilot Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most highly decorated German serviceman of WW2. Shot down over 24 times, he destroyed over 500 tanks, 2,000 ground targets, the Russian battleship Marat, two cruisers and a destroyer. His flying record of over 2,500 combat missions remains unmatched by any pilot since.

Soviet Russia Today

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The Winter War

Author: Eloise Engle
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ISBN: 9780811724333
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This authoritative account of the 105-day war between Finland and the Soviet Union in the early stages of World War II focuses on the human side of the story, particularly the bravery of the Finns who, despite being outnumbered, fought the Red Army tenaciously and held out far longer than anyone expected. The Soviet Union invaded Finland in November 1939 but was soon bogged down amidst wintry conditions and fierce Finnish resistance. Finland was finally forced to surrender in March 1940, but not before impressing the world with its efforts and highlighting the weakness of the Red Army.

World War Ii Sea War Vol 4 Germany Sends Russia To The Allies

Author: John Smillie
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1937470032
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Day-to-day naval actions June 1941 through November 1941.

The Foreign Policy Of Soviet Russia 1929 1941 2 1936 1941

Author: Max Beloff
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The French Revolutionary Tradition In Russian And Soviet Politics Political Thought And Culture

Author: Jay Bergman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019258037X
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Because they were Marxists, the Bolsheviks in Russia, both before and after taking power in 1917, believed that the past was prologue: that embedded in history was a Holy Grail, a series of mysterious, but nonetheless accessible and comprehensible, universal laws that explained the course of history from beginning to end. Those who understood these laws would be able to mould the future to conform to their own expectations. But what should the Bolsheviks do if their Marxist ideology proved to be either erroneous or insufficient-if it could not explain, or explain fully, the course of events that followed the revolution they carried out in the country they called the Soviet Union? Something else would have to perform this function. The underlying argument of this volume is that the Bolsheviks saw the revolutions in France in 1789, 1830, 1848, and 1871 as supplying practically everything Marxism lacked. In fact, these four events comprised what for the Bolsheviks was a genuine Revolutionary Tradition. The English Revolution and the Puritan Commonwealth of the seventeenth century were not without utility-the Bolsheviks cited them and occasionally utilized them as propaganda-but these paled in comparison to what the revolutions in France offered a century later, namely legitimacy, inspiration, guidance in constructing socialism and communism, and, not least, useful fodder for political and personal polemics.

The Complete Maisky Diaries

Author: Ivan Mikhaĭlovich Maĭskiĭ
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300117825
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The War Illustrated

Author: Sir John Alexander Hammerton
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The German Air Force Versus Russia 1941 1943

Author: Hermann Plocher
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The Fighting Admirals

Author: Martin Stephen
Editor: Naval Inst Press
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An assessment of the Royal Navy's admirals who played a key role in bringing about Allied victory in World War II.

Proceedings

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Catapult Aircraft

Author: Leo Marriott
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 184415419X
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During World War I, the navies of the opposing forces discovered the value of aerial reconnaissance and many experiments were made to allow larger warships to carry one or sometimes two aircraft aboard. In the early days these were float planes that were lowered by crane into the sea and then lifted back aboard upon their return. This was a lengthy affair and when a speedy departure was necessary, time was of the essence. A new system was devised so that a powerful catapult system and a short ramp could, with the added speed of the ship, get an aircraft airborne in a fraction of the time previously required. Thus was born a highly specialised type of aircraft. This book includes all the major designs that went to war in the First and Second World Wars and includes aircraft used by all the combatants. It looks at how the aircraft evolved and how the warships were modified to accommodate the aircraft and the catapult system. The use of these fixed-wing aircraft was abandoned when the invention of the helicopter was made in the early post WW II years.

Images Of Barbarossa

Author: Christopher Ailsby
Editor: Potomac Books Incorporated
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"Images of Barbarossa is an illustrated account of the greatest land invasion in history? Drawing on many previously unpublished images from Russian archives, Christopher Ailsby chronicles engagements at Bialystok, Minsk, and Smolensk, and the annihilation battles of Uman and Kiev. Away from the battlefield, he examines the atrocities of the German SS and paramilitary units that were charged with implementing the murderous racial policies of Nazism"--Page 4 of cover.

The Last Century Of Sea Power From Washington To Tokyo 1922 1945

Author: H. P. Willmott
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In this second volume of his history of naval power in the 20th century, H. P. Willmott follows the fortunes of the established seafaring nations of Europe along with two upstarts—the United States and Japan. Emerging from World War I in command of the seas, Great Britain saw its supremacy weakened through neglect and in the face of more committed rivals. Britain's grand Coronation Review of 1937 marked the apotheosis of a sea power slipping into decline. Meanwhile, Britain's rivals and soon-to-be enemies were embarking on significant naval building programs that would soon change the nature of war at sea in ways that neither they nor their rivals anticipated. By the end of a new world war, the United States had taken command of two oceans, having placed its industrial might behind technologies that further defined the arena of naval power above and below the waves, where stealth and the ability to strike at great distance would soon rewrite the rules of war and of peace. This splendid volume further enhances Willmott's stature as the dean of naval historians.

Encyclopedia Of Elite Forces In The Second World War

Author: Michael E. Haskew
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The Second World War saw the formation and employment of a large number of specialist units in all the many theatres. The most celebrated Special Forces were the units such as the SAS, Long Range Desert Group and the American OSS but this book looks at the much wider spectrum. It embraces special-to-purpose formations such as the Chindits (in Burma), parachute forces (of Germany and the Allies), specially formed air force units such as the Dambusters, Hans-Ulrich Rudel's Tank Busting Stuka Squadrons, the US Flying Tigers and the Doolittle Raiders and Memphaisi Belle Bomber team. “ At sea the activities of the midget submarine crews, torpedo operators and the mighty German battleships are examined. “ All this and much besides make Elite Forces of the Second World War a thrilling, highly informative and most attractive book. “ AUTHOR: Michael E. Hawskew has been writing and researching military history subjects for 20 years. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine and is the author of The Sniper At War. He also served as editor of The World War II Desk Reference with The Eisenhower Center For American Studies. An expert on special forces activities during World War II, Mr. Haskew has written extensively on the topic. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. SELLING POINTS: Satisfied the demand for books on Special Forces ands small specialist units, whether on land, sea or in the air. “ Covers all participants' elite forces, their actions and their commanders. 120 photos