Jeeps 1941-45 (Osprey New Vanguard 117) by Steven J. Zaloga (Author)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (November 2005) | ISBN: 9781841768885 | PDF | 16,8 Mb | 48 pages
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About this book
The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military tasks including use as a scout vehicle, battlefield ambulance, communications vehicle, and staff car. This book, covering “the savior of World War II”, focuses on the design and development of this versatile vehicle used on nearly every front of World War II.
France and the World Since 1870 (International Relations and the Great Powers) by J. F. V. Keiger
A Hodder Arnold Publication (September 6, 2001) | ISBN: 0340760125 | HTML | 267 pages | 15 Mb
Here, John Keiger examines the subtle forces that have shaped France’s international relations, from material aspects such as geography, demography, and economics, to more abstract features of France’s national identity such as the notion of state and the impulse to spread French culture. The first study of its kind in English, the book is divided into thematic chapters that include discussions of how foreign policy is formulated and executed, the nature of strategy and defence, France’s allies and adversaries, cultural diplomacy, and an assessment of French espionage. A final chapter examines France’s position in the post-Cold War era, its adjustment to the new international system, and the extent to which old mentalities persist or have been resurrected.
Michael Barthorp and Pierre Turner, “Osprey Elite 24 - The Old Contemptibles”
Osprey Publishing | 1989 | ISBN: 0850458986 | 68 pages | PDF | 27MB
On 19 August 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered General von Kluck, commanding the German First Army, to ‘exterminate the treacherous English and walk over General French’s contemptible little Army’. The ‘Old Contemptibles’ adopted the aspersion like a treasured regimental title, their subsequent successes earning them a more accurate evaluation as ‘the best trained, best organized and best equipped British Army that ever went forth to war’. This book examines the history, organization and uniforms of the British Expeditionary Force of the early 20th century. The text is accompanied by numerous illustrations, including maps, photographs, and color plates.
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