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Hitler S Spyplane Over Normandy 1944

Author : Philippe Bauduin
ISBN : 9781473842960
Genre : History
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This is the story of the Arado 234, an aircraft that on one day in 1944, in the skies above Normandy, heralded the beginning of a new era in aviation: the jet era...For more than a century, the aviation industry has experienced continual change and upheaval. Many individuals have contributed to this field of developmental aviation over the course of time. One of these key players is Heinrich Lbbe, a man who marked the evolution of aerial transportation through his cultivation of technological excellence. From flying lessons given to him by his friend Roland Garros, to the creation of the Arado business, Lbbe made a significant impact and left a lasting legacy.His machines, the first jets in the world, were flown by exceptional pilots such as Horst Gtz and Erich Sommer, known as "des moustachus" (the moustachioed). In Hitler's Germany, the Arado jets were put to work in a variety of contexts. Perhaps most significantly, they were employed in the task of photo-reconnaissance during the Battle for Normandy, following the iconic landings of June 1944. In this role, they brought back extraordinary images from the invasion beaches, revealing with astounding detail the positions and plans of the allied forces.These images, previously unseen by the public, shed new light on the battle, whilst at the same time proving the Germans' indisputable superiority in the field of jet aviation. The fact that American troops hastened to transfer the Arado AR234 and Messerschmitt 262 to the USA to uncover all their secrets post-war says a lot about how they were viewed in the eyes of the enemy.In addition to many top-secret aerial images, this book is enriched with around twenty photographs from the personal archives of Erich Sommer, the Arado pilot, which have never before been published. The book is packed with both colour and black and white images and represents an impressive pictorial history of the world's first jet.

Operation Sealion Hitler S Invasion Plan For Britain

Author : David Wragg
ISBN : 9781473867413
Genre : History
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During the Summer of 1940, Hitlers Germany appeared unstoppable. The Nazis were masters of mainland Europe, in alliance with Stalins Russia and only the English Channel prevented an immediate invasion. Britain stood alone. The BEF had been routed but, due to the Dunkirk miracle, most of her manpower had returned albeit without their transport and heavy equipment and guns. There was no doubt that the Nazis planned to invade all intelligence pointed that way. In the event it never materialised, thanks to the outcome of the Battle of Britain and Hitlers decision to invade Russia. Operation SEALION examines just how realistic the German threat of invasion was. The author studies the plans, the available capability and resources, the Germans record in Norway and later Crete. The author weighs these against the state of Britains defences and the relative strengths of the land, air and particularly naval forces. The result is a fascinating study of what might or might not have been.

German Aircraft Industry And Production 1933 1945

Author : Ferenc A. Vajda
ISBN : 1853108642
Genre : Aeronautics
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Beskriver den tyske flyindustri i perioden 1933-45, herunder de særlige forhold under 2. verdenskrig.

An Encyclopedia Of Battles

Author : David Eggenberger
ISBN : 0486249131
Genre : History
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Gives the essential details of over 1,560 land, air, and sea battles from 1479 B.C. to 1984

Hitler S Atlantic Wall Normandy

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781473828377
Genre : History
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This highly informative book begins with an examination of the background to Germany's primary military objectives in relation to the western end of their self-styled 'Fortress Europe' including the early foundation of shore defences in northern France.In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall's role from attack to defence. Beach defences became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organisation began a massive building programme constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labour.Hitler appointed Rommel to formulate Germany's anti-invasion plans in early 1944. At the same time the Allies were making extensive studies of the fortifications and preparing for the challenge of overcoming this most formidable of obstacles.Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain's 79th Armoured Division, Sir Percy Hobart's 'Funnies', as they utilised their unique weaponry in support of Allied efforts to ensure the success of the invasion. The author draws on British, American, Canadian and German sources.Hitler's Atlantic Wall Normandy also includes information on war cemeteries along with travel information and accommodation suggestions and a guide to the relevant museums.

Hitler S Spanish Legion

Author : Gerald R. Kleinfeld
ISBN : 9780811759427
Genre : History
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Classic story of the 47,000 Spaniards who fought for the Third Reich in World War II.

Normandy To Victory

Author : William C. Sylvan
ISBN : 9780813138664
Genre : History
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During World War II, U.S. Army generals often maintained diaries of their activities and the day-to-day operations of their command. These diaries have proven to be invaluable historical resources for World War II scholars and enthusiasts alike. Until now, one of the most historically significant of these diaries, the one kept for General Courtney H. Hodges of the First U.S. Army, has not been widely available to the public. Maintained by two of Hodges's aides, Major William C. Sylvan and Captain Francis G. Smith Jr., this unique military journal offers a vivid, firsthand account detailing the actions, decisions, and daily activities of General Hodges and the First Army throughout the war. The diary opens on June 2, 1944, as Hodges and the First Army prepare for the Allied invasion of France. In the weeks and months that follow, the diary highlights the crucial role that Hodges's often undervalued command -- the first to cross the German border, the first to cross the Rhine, the first to close to the Elbe -- played in the Allied operations in northwest Europe. The diary recounts the First Army's involvement in the fight for France, the Siegfried Line campaign, the Battle of the Bulge, the drive to the Roer River, and the crossing of the Rhine, following Hodges and his men through savage European combat until the German surrender in May 1945. Popularly referred to as the "Sylvan Diary," after its primary writer, the diary has previously been available only to military historians and researchers, who were permitted to use it at only the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, the U.S. Army Center for Military History, or the U.S. Army Military History Institute. Retired U.S. Army historian John T. Greenwood has now edited this text in its entirety and added a biography of General Hodges as well as extensive notes that clarify the diary's historical details. Normandy to Victory provides military history enthusiasts with valuable insights into the thoughts and actions of a leading American commander whose army played a crucial role in the Allied successes of World War II.

Bombing Hitler

Author : T.I. Steel
ISBN : 9781784620448
Genre : History
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125,000 men volunteer, 75,000 become casualties, 55,000 are killed. During World War II, the most dangerous place to be as a member of the British and Commonwealth forces was in an aircraft of RAF Bomber Command. Before war broke out in 1939, those who fought were ordinary husbands, sons, fathers and brothers. Unbeknown to them, they would soon become extraordinary men. Describing what life was like for thousands of brave airmen, Bombing Hitler tells the true story of one such unsung hero from the outbreak of war, following each stage of his training to his 33 operational missions over enemy territory, each of which is recreated in detail. Detailing the life of Bernard Steel and his comrades, this story reflects on all aspects of Bomber Command life, from the dangers of training, to being an instructor, as well as the effects six years of war had on his family and ultimately himself. Providing a full and detailed story of World War II from one man’s perspective, Bombing Hitler is inspired by the work of authors such as Patrick Bishop, Kevin Wilson and John Sweetman, and will appeal to those who enjoy reading about the military, in particular World War II.

Introduction To The United States Air Force

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World War Ii Europe

Author : R. G. Grant
ISBN : 0836856694
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the events and campaigns of World War II in Europe and North Africa, discussing the rise and defeat of Nazi Germany and the post-war political divisions in Europe that led to the Cold War.

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