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Mein Kampf (My Struggle) is Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political-ideological testament, the first volume of which (subtitled A Reckoning) was composed in Landsberg Prison in 1924 and published in July 1925, seven months after his release. A second part, entitled The National Socialist Movement, was added in 1926 and from 1930 the standard ...
General Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s “Infanterie Greift an”, of which this is a translation, was published in Germany in 1937, and the first edition in English was published by The Infantry Journal in Washington in 1944. The original translator’s note explains that all German units and ranks have been converted into their American equivalents. ...

Apocalypse (1945)

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In 1963 Alexander McKee wrote: David Irving produced his book The Destruction of Dresden. This created a tremendous furor. Undoubtedly there were still some sensitive nerves about. However, Mr. Irving's approach was so historically balanced and precise that I felt he had failed to bring out to the full the terrible truths of the story. I had und...
The author has created the Stilwell Papers from the private diaries, notes and letters of General Joseph Stilwell (nicknamed “Vinegar Joe”). They offer an interesting perspective on the U.S. relations with China in the past and present (Nationalist and Communist China).
After the last shell was fired on the western front in the First World War. and the last bullet was spent, the study of war and military history was cast by society into the outer circles of Hell. True, the mountain of memoirs, debates, arguments and petty squabbles grew every year, but the serious study of war went out of fashion. Now, in an ag...
Early on the morning of the 28th of January 1945 a small detachment of volunteers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry A. Mucci, leader of the 6th Ranger Battalion, embarked from their base in the Philippines on the most audacious rescue operation ever undertaken.
The Falklands, Yom Kippur, Tet and Pearl Harbor? Avoidable intelligence blunders or much worse? Altogether a compelling read from someone who knows the business. "Military Intelligence", runs the old saying, "is a contradiction in terms". This weary old joke has about the same impact on professional intelligence officers as jokes about striking ...
On a rainy day in October 1946, at an anonymous bend in the road somewhere on the outskirts of Munich, Germany, a group of Allied soldiers slowly poured several containers of ashes into the gutter. These ashes were all that remained of several men who had been the heads of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany) witnesses and active participants in the b...
I would dare to say that most people have heard the name George S. Patton. Those who know military history are familiar with him and his actions, of course, but Patton is renowned among ordinary Americans in a way that few of our generals are. After Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson (both of whom were heroes to Patton), after George Washingt...
This book has two purposes. The first is to provide a concise narrative history of the First World War for college students and general readers. The second is to present a global history of the war that highlights environmental and technological factors. Taking the environment and technology into account enriches our understanding of the social ...
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