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A Spy's Diary of World War II

A Spy's Diary of World War II


Inside the OSS with an American Agent in Europe Here is the wartime diary of Wayne Nelson, an OSS officer who served in North Africa and Europe during World War II. A prewar colleague of Allen Dulles, Nelson joined an infant OSS after failing to join the Navy because of a vision disability, and he went on to serve in North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy, Corsica, and mainland France....   [click here for more]
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Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide

Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide


One of the most significant innovations in modern warfare has been the appearance and development of air power, a technology which demanded technical and financial investment on a whole new scale and which ultimately changed the fundamental nature of war itself. This book covers the history and development of the German air force from 1935 to 1945, with descriptions and illustrations of almost all...   [click here for more]
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Allied Strafing in World War II

Allied Strafing in World War II


A Cockpit View of Air to Ground Battle Among the offensive aerial missions employed in World War II, air-to-ground gun fighting was one of the most valuable. Strafing, which involved the extensive damage of ground, air and naval forces by pilots flying in deadly, low-altitude skies, helped the Allies to their victory. This historical text examines the role of strafing in combat,...   [click here for more]
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American Attack Aircraft Since 1926

American Attack Aircraft Since 1926


This book provides a concise historical survey of the various types of aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps to accomplish air attack missions since 1926. The text covers four types of fixed-wing aircraft: designated attack aircraft; light, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers; and adapted attack aircraft. Reports...   [click here for more]
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American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925

American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925


Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day--the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere in the world, at any time--has become a foundational...   [click here for more]
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An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich


This dictionary gives an enormous amount of basic information on the Third Reich era by listing, and often depicting, German terms connected to Nazism and the Germany of World War II. It includes ranks, badges, insignia, regalia, medals, flags and banners, weapons, uniforms, equipment, vehicles, fortifications, airplanes, battleships, main Nazi concepts and organizations, slogans, sayings, code names,...   [click here for more]
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Animation Under the Swastika

Animation Under the Swastika


A History of Trickfilm in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 Among their many idiosyncrasies, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, remained serious cartoon aficionados throughout their lives. They adored animation and their influence on German animation after World War II continues to this day. This study explores Hitler and Goebbels' efforts to establish a German...   [click here for more]
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Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books

Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books


1920-1960 In this thorough history, the author demonstrates, via the popular literature (primarily pulp magazines and comic books) of the 1920s to about 1960, that the stories therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist fear of outsiders that had existed before World War I but intensified afterwards. These depictions were transferred to America's "new"...   [click here for more]
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Arming the Luftwaffe: The German Aviation Industry in World War II

Arming the Luftwaffe: The German Aviation Industry in World War II


During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political, scientific and social aspects of Germany's...   [click here for more]
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Final Hours in the Pacific

Final Hours in the Pacific


The Allied Surrenders of Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore....   [click here for more]
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Food in the American Military: A History

Food in the American Military: A History


American soldiers and sailors have progressed from simple campfire and ship's deck cooking to today's nutritionally sound, menu diverse, high tech, and ethnically correct feeding options. This book describes in great detail the development of rations used by America's military war by war from the Revolutionary period to the present, especially the challenges of preserving and transporting the food....   [click here for more]
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Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Beyond

Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Beyond


A Mud Marine's Memoir of the Pacific Island War Chronicling the growth of a recruit from boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to a seasoned troop leader, this memoir also relates the experiences of the 200 marines in A Company, First Battalion, Second Marines, as they engaged in island warfare in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. Note: This...   [click here for more]
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Hitler Youth, 1922-1945: An Illustrated History

Hitler Youth, 1922-1945: An Illustrated History


During the Nazi regime's swift rise to power, no single target of nazification took higher priority than Germany's young people. Well aware that the Nazi party could thrive only through the support of future generations, Hitler instituted a youth movement, the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), which indoctrinated the easily malleable students of Germany's schools and universities. Along with its female...   [click here for more]
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Responding to Call of Duty: Critical Essays on the Game Franchise

Responding to Call of Duty: Critical Essays on the Game Franchise


Call of Duty is one of the most culturally significant video game franchises of the 21st century. Since the first game was released for PC in 2003, the first-person shooter has sold over 250 million copies across a range of platforms, along with merchandise ranging from toys and comic books to a special edition Jeep Wrangler. Top players can compete for millions in prize money in tournaments...   [click here for more]
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The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934-1960

The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934-1960


The Boeing B-29 Superfortress lived an operational life of only 26 years, but what a life it was. The introduction to this book provides basic information on the physical plane: dimensions, specs, leading particulars and operational usages. Then an exhaustive day-by-day chronology of the B-29 is presented--from the earliest designs in 1934 through thousands of missions and aircraft events in World...   [click here for more]
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The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014

The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014


For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study--the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and...   [click here for more]
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The United States Coast Guard and National Defense

The United States Coast Guard and National Defense


A History from World War I to the Present In addition to port security, ship inspection and safety, law enforcement, and search and rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard assumes an important role in national defense at home and abroad. To that end, the Coast Guard has carried out separate and coordinated missions with other armed forces from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf...   [click here for more]
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The United States Coast Guard in World War II

The United States Coast Guard in World War II


A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions At home and overseas, the United States Coast Guard served a variety of vital functions in World War II, providing service that has been too little recognized in histories of the war. Teaming up with other international forces, the Coast Guard provided crewmembers for Navy and Army vessels as well as its own, carried troops, food, and military...   [click here for more]
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United States Naval Aviation, 1919-1941

United States Naval Aviation, 1919-1941


Aircraft, Airships and Ships Between the Wars Within six months of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy had checked the Japanese military advance in the Pacific to the extent that the United States could return to its original "Defeat Germany First" strategy. That the Navy was able to accomplish this feat with only six fleet aircraft carriers and little...   [click here for more]
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