Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (3): Colours, Standards and Guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Berg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, The Netherlands, Mecklenburg, (Men-at-Arms, Volume 115)

By Terence Wise

During this 3rd of 3 volumes studying the flags of the Napoleonic Wars [Men-at-Arms seventy seven, seventy eight & a hundred and fifteen] Terence clever information shades, criteria and guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Burg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, the Netherlands, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Portugal, Reuss, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Westphalia in a textual content containing a plethora of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates via Guido Rosignoli.

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Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

By Andrew Cockburn

An crucial and page-turning narrative at the background of drone conflict via the acclaimed writer of Rumsfeld, exploring how this tradition emerged, who made it take place, and the genuine outcomes of unique killing

Assassination by way of drone is a topic of deep and enduring fascination. but few know the way and why this has develop into our relevant means of waging battle. Kill Chain uncovers the genuine and notable tale; its origins in long-buried mystery courses, the breakthroughs that made UAV operations attainable, the ways that the know-how works and, regardless of respectable claims, doesn't paintings. Taking the reader contained in the well-guarded international of nationwide safeguard, the publication unearths the strong pursuits - army, CIA and company - that experience led the force to kill participants by means of handheld remote control. most significantly of all, the e-book describes what has fairly occurred whilst the theories underpinning the tactic -- and the multi-billion greenback contracts they spawn -- were placed to the attempt. Drawing on resources deep within the army and intelligence institutions, Andrew Cockburn's Kill Chain unveils the genuine results, as validated by means of bloody event, of assassination struggle, a revelation that readers will locate striking in addition to shocking.

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Norwich Blitz (Images of War)

By Martin W. Bowman

Norwich, in universal with such a lot English towns, suffered enemy air assault and through a interval of virtually 3 and a part years bombs have been dropped in every little thing of the town. the 1st German raid happened on Tuesday eight July 1940; the final on 6 November 1943. the full variety of signals in the course of 1943 used to be ninety five with a complete period of fifty four hours. The Crash caution used to be sounded 50 instances with a complete length of nineteen hours eight½ mins. there has been no huge devastated sector yet during the urban huge harm was once triggered. All sections of lifestyles have been affected and factories, railway stations, retailers, colleges, hospitals and church buildings sustained harm and plenty of structures have been completely ruined. Of the city’s 35,569 homes in 1939, 2,082 have been destroyed completely, 2,651 have been heavily broken and 25,621 have been reasonably broken. In human toll 340 humans have been killed and 1,092 injured, over three-quarters of those casualties happening in 1942 whilst the enemy performed what turned often called the Baedeker Raids upon Cathedral towns and historical and administrative capitals of the provinces.

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The Burning Dark (Spider War)

By Adam Christopher

Adam Christopher’s astounding first novel, Empire kingdom, used to be named the simplest e-book of 2012 via SciFi Now journal. Now he explores new dimensions of time and area within the Burning Dark.

Back within the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into conflict opposed to an implacable computing device intelligence in a position to devouring complete worlds. yet after saving a planet, and getting a bum robotic knee within the method, he reveals himself relegated to at least one of the main distant backwaters in Fleetspace to supervise the decommissioning of a semi-deserted house station well beyond its use-by date.

But all isn't good aboard the U-Star Coast urban. The station’s reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be noticeable, leaving Cleveland to accommodate a antagonistic staff on his personal. continual malfunctions plague the station’s structures whereas interference from a poisonous crimson superstar makes even usual communications not easy. Alien shadows and whispers appear to hang-out the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everybody aboard.

Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe through an old style area radio, merely to track in to a wierd, enigmatic sign: a woman’s voice that turns out to echo throughout 1000 light-years of area. yet is the transmission only a random little bit of static from the past—or a caution of an timeless risk past mortal comprehension?

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War Story

By Derek Robinson

Filled with thrills, this novel by means of Booker Prize nominee Robinson additionally serves as a daunting exposé of the absurdities of the 1st global conflict. In 1916, Oliver Paxton enters the Royal Flying Corps a naïve younger patriot. Pompous, silly, and enthusiastic, he's made up our minds to end up himself. yet, because the realities of battle, in addition to the lax morals and informal cruelty of his fellow pilots, take their toll, Paxton turns into as upset as those that encompass him. "...superlatively good done..."--Times Literary Supplement.

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Sten Omnibus

International relations IS overvalued Soldier, Imperial bodyguard, Fleet Captain, Prisoner of struggle - Sten has been many stuff in his lengthy occupation, yet there is something he is by no means been - a diplomat. but if the Emperor sends Sten to the Altaic Cluster to aid its dictator in quelling a civil struggle, a diplomat is strictly what Sten has to be. because the struggle intensifies, he starts to suspect he is up opposed to anything greater than a neighborhood disturbance. an individual - working in deep conceal and likely sponsored by way of the top gurus - is operating backstage to boost catastrophe. And that somebody wishes not anything greater than to work out Sten lifeless ...This omnibus includes the novels VORTEX and EMPIRE'S finish.

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The American Indian Wars 1860-90 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 63)

By Philip Katcher

The yankee Indian Wars, the main recognized of which have been fought at the nice Western plains among 1860 and 1890, have been one of the so much tragic of all conflicts ever fought. To the victor went at the very least the full domination of the continent, to the loser overall extinction. Accustomed in simple terms to small scale skirmishing and raiding, the Indians have been doomed from the beginning. that they had by no means fought a European-style warfare with its consistent strain and co-ordinated innovations. Philip Katcher information the armies of either side, paying specific recognition to their association and uniforms.

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Black Flag: The Surrender of Germany's U-Boat Forces on Land and at Sea

By Lawrence Paterson

At the eve of Germany's hand over in could 1945, Grossadmiral Karl Donitz commanded hundreds of thousands of unswerving and lively males of the U-boat provider. nonetheless absolutely armed and unbroken in morale, enclaves of those males occupied bases stretching from Norway to France, the place cadres of U-boat males fought on in ports that rejected besieging Allied troops to the final. At sea U-boats nonetheless operated on a warfare footing round Britain, the coasts of the USA and so far as Malaya. Following the contract to give up, those huge formations had to be disarmed - frequently by way of markedly inferior forces - and the boats at sea situated and escorted into the harbours in their erstwhile enemies. Neither aspect knew solely what to anticipate, and plenty of of the encounters have been annoying; at times there have been unsavoury incidents, and tales of worse. for plenty of Allied group of workers it was once their first glimpse of the feared U-boat risk and each side have been compelled to workout massive restraint to prevent compromising the phrases of Germany's quit. one of many final yet so much dramatic acts of the naval conflict, the tale of ways the give up was once dealt with hasn't ever been handled at size prior to. This e-book uncovers a lot new fabric in regards to the technique itself and the ruthless aftermath for either the crews and their boats.

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The Minotaur

By Stephen Coonts

After flying A-6 Intruders in Vietnam and commanding an air wing within the Mediterranean, Jake Grafton is grounded. He attracts task to the Pentagon the place he's taking on improvement of the navy's new top-secret stealth assault aircraft -- the A-12.

At each flip, Jake encounters political and technical difficulties. sooner than lengthy he learns of Minotaur, a mole hidden within the Pentagon who's funneling American security secrets and techniques to the Russians. Who can he be? Jake units out to discover him.

"Move over Clancy! Coonts' strength is his use of genuine and rapid main issue, and human failings, subject matters crying for dialogue and invaluable of excessive drama." --John Lehman, former Secretary of the military

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