The Hitler Options

The Hitler Options
Author: Kenneth Macksey
Publsiher: Frontline Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN: 1473842476
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hitler Options Book Excerpt:

'A thought-provoking study of what might have been.' British Army Review What would have happened if Hitler invaded England in July 1940, or concentrated on the capture of Moscow in 1941 instead of first diverting to Kiev? Or if Rommel had implemented Plan Orient in 1942, striking across the Middle East to join Japanese forces moving to India? How would the course of World War II have been changed if Churchill had persuaded the Americans to concentrate on attacking the 'soft underbelly' of Europe instead of Northern France?In this compelling book, ten acclaimed military historians explore what might have happened if at ten crucial turning-points of the war Hitler had taken a different direction, or how he would have reacted if the Allies had changed course. Each scenario is based on real situations and are within the bounds of what could genuinely have occurred.With vivid and realistic descriptions of the ensuing campaigns and battles, The Hitler Options is a gripping, thought-provoking and, at times, disturbing look at what could have been.

The Sacred Scriptures 29th Special Edition Part 3 4

The Sacred Scriptures   29th Special Edition  Part 3 4
Author: Johannes Biermanski
Publsiher: Ebozon Verlag
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 395963207X
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Scriptures 29th Special Edition Part 3 4 Book Excerpt:

The objective of “The Sacred Scriptures” by John Biermanski, 29th edition - “Special Edition,” also written in German, is to revoke all falsifications in today's Bibles known so far (the New Testament), and to restore the original state of the verses as far as possible. In the present work, you will find the holy and true name of the living Elohim/G-d “YAHWEH” (the Elohim/G-d of Abraham, the Elohim/G-d of Isaac and the Elohim/G-d of Jacob), of the children of Israel (Exodus 3:15), to his glory in this edition, and “The New Covenant ~ The New Testament”, “The Book of Psalms” and “The Book of Daniel”, in which all verses are written in German and English with “Appendix” in English (see the “Table of Contents”). In this part is: "THE LETTER OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE ROMANS" until "THE GENERAL LETTER OF JUDAH" and "THE BOOK OF DANIEL". The author was born in 1963 in North Rhine-Westphalia and completed a traineeship for wholesale and foreign trade in a pharmaceutical wholesale company. In the course of his professional development, he used to be a freelancer but was also officially employed; he has experienced a lot rises and falls throughout his life. While studying the Scriptures, he was led by the Spirit of the only God, the Almighty and the only Holy Father in heaven, whereas, by grace, he could recognize many things that are now presented as heresies to the world. In recent years he has been active in the proclamation of the Word of God in Europe, particularly in Brazil (South America), and has enlightened many people by his message, so that they get to know the true God, His holy name and His will and only obey Him - and start to think about all this, i. e. "so that they finally decide themselves in favour of the living God, instead of against Him, and their names are not erased from the divine 'Book of Life' forever."

World War II in 1941 the History of the War s Most Pivotal Year

World War II in 1941  the History of the War s Most Pivotal Year
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-01-26
ISBN: 9781984226969
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II in 1941 the History of the War s Most Pivotal Year Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of fighting *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading At the beginning of 1941, it was unclear whether the Allies would be able to remain in the war for much longer. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had already immortalized the men of the Royal Air Force with one of the West's most famous war-time quotes, but the potential of a German invasion of Britain still loomed. With the comfort of hindsight, historians now suggest that the picture was actually more complex than that, but the Battle of Britain, fought throughout the summer and early autumn of 1940, was unquestionably epic in scope. The largest air campaign in history at the time, the vaunted Nazi Luftwaffe sought to smash the Royal Air Force, but thankfully, the RAF stood toe to toe with the Luftwaffe and ensured Hitler's planned invasion was permanently put on hold. The Allied victory in the Battle of Britain inflicted a psychological and physical defeat on the Luftwaffe and Nazi regime at large, and as the last standing bastion of democracy in Europe, Britain would provide the toehold for the June 1944 invasion of Europe that liberated the continent. For those reasons alone, the Battle of Britain was one of the decisive turning points of history's deadliest conflict. In the warm predawn darkness of June 22, 1941, 3 million men waited along a front hundreds of miles long, stretching from the Baltic coast of Poland to the Balkans. Ahead of them in the darkness lay the Soviet Union, its border guarded by millions of Red Army troops echeloned deep throughout the huge spaces of Russia. This massive gathering of Wehrmacht soldiers from Adolf Hitler's Third Reich and his allied states - notably Hungary and Romania - stood poised to carry out Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's surprise attack against the country of his putative ally, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Stalin knew that if he could delay an invasion through the summer of 1941, he would be safe for another year, but Hitler began to plan to invade Russia by May of 1941. Since military secrets are typically the hardest to keep, Stalin soon began to hear rumors of the invasion, but even when Winston Churchill contacted him in April of 1941 warning him that German troops seemed to be massing on Russia's border, Stalin remained dubious. Stalin felt even more secure in his position when the Germans failed to invade the following May. What Stalin did not realize was that Hitler had simply overstretched himself in Yugoslavia and only planned to delay the invasion by a few weeks. As the beginning the start of the fighting on the Eastern Front, the deadliest part of history's deadliest war, Operation Barbarossa would turn out to be arguably the most fateful choice of World War II., but if it wasn't, that distinction may very well go to another decision made in the second half of 1941. All Americans are familiar with the "day that will live in infamy." At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, the advanced base of the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, was ablaze. It had been smashed by aircraft launched by the carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. All eight battleships had been sunk or badly damaged, 350 aircraft had been knocked out, and over 2,000 Americans lay dead. Indelible images of the USS Arizona exploding and the USS Oklahoma capsizing and floating upside down have been ingrained in the American conscience ever since. In less than an hour and a half the Japanese had almost wiped out America's entire naval presence in the Pacific. World War II in 1941: The History of the War's Most Pivotal Year chronicles the year that the fate of the free world hung in the balance. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about World War II in 1941 like never before.

Wales

Wales
Author: Jan Morris
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 0241970245
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wales Book Excerpt:

Jan Morris's magnificent book celebrates Wales and all things Welsh. Written as a deeply personal study, it reflects the rich bilingual literature and folklore of Wales, the buildings and wonderfully varied landscapes, the national character and humour, the historical predicaments and the political condition of this small but extraordinary country. Jan Morris is a distinguished historian as well as being one of the world's leading travel-writers. Her passionate love of Wales makes this a unique evocation.

Appendix to the Second Report of the Commissioners

Appendix to the Second Report of the Commissioners
Author: Great Britain. Commissioners for Inquiring into the Employment and Condition of Children in Mines and Manufactories
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1842
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child labor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 1 The Medieval Period Second Edition

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature  Volume 1  The Medieval Period   Second Edition
Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 921
Release: 2009-08-21
ISBN: 9781770480872
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 1 The Medieval Period Second Edition Book Excerpt:

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The second edition of volume one of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature includes considerably more of Langland's Pier’s Plowman than appears in the first edition, and includes for the first time the work of John Gower. Also new to the bound book component of the anthology is the York Crucifixion Play, and additional work by Chaucer. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology.

Britain at Bay

Britain at Bay
Author: Alan Allport
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 045149475X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain at Bay Book Excerpt:

A sweeping, groundbreaking epic that combines military with social history, to illuminate the ways in which Great Britain and its people were permanently transformed by the Second World War. Here is the many-faceted, world-historically significant story of Britain at war. In looking closely at the military and political dimensions of the conflict's first crucial years, Alan Allport tackles questions such as: Could the war have been avoided? Could it have been lost? Were the strategic decisions the rights ones? How well did the British organize and fight? How well did the British live up to their own values? What difference did the war make in the end to the fate of the nation? In answering these and other essential questions he focuses on the human contingencies of the war, weighing directly at the roles of individuals and the outcomes determined by luck or chance. Moreover, he looks intimately at the changes in wartime British society and culture. Britain at Bay draws on a large cast of characters--from the leading statesmen and military commanders who made the decisions, to the ordinary men, women, and children who carried them out and lived through their consequences--in a comprehensible and compelling single history of forty-six million people. For better or worse, much of Britain today is ultimately the product of the experiences of 1938-1941.

History of the Dorsetshire Regiment 1914 1919

History of the Dorsetshire Regiment  1914 1919
Author: Great Britain. Dorsetshire Regiment. Regimental History Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1932
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Dorsetshire Regiment 1914 1919 Book Excerpt:

Fighting for Life

Fighting for Life
Author: Albert E. Cowdrey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting for Life Book Excerpt:

Cowdrey tells the remarkable story of how American units developed and implemented new technology under dire pressures, succeeding so brilliantly that World War II became the first American war in which more men died in combat than of disease. Penicillin brought the antibiotic revolution to the battlefield, air evacuation plucked the wounded from jungles and deserts, and a unique system brought blood, still fresh from America, to our soldiers all over the world. Surgeons working just behind the front lines stabilized the worst cases, while physicians and public health experts suppressed epidemics and cured exotic diseases. Psychiatrists, nurses and medics all performed heroic feats amidst unspeakable conditions. Together, these men and women improvised medical miracles on the battlefield that could not have been imagined by practitioners in peacetime.

Attlee and Churchill

Attlee and Churchill
Author: Leo McKinstry
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN: 1786495740
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attlee and Churchill Book Excerpt:

Chosen as a Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail 'A masterpiece' Frederick Forsyth 'Beautifully written... unlikely to be surpassed' Simon Heffer 'Superb' Daily Mail, Book of the Week 'Terrific' Observer Throughout history there have been many long-running rivalries between party leaders, but there has never been a connection like that between Clement Attlee and Winston Churchill, who were leaders of their respective parties for a total of thirty-five years. Brought together in the epoch-making circumstances of the Second World War, they forged a partnership that transcended party lines, before going on to face each other in two of Britain's most important and influential general elections. Based on extensive research and archival material, Attlee and Churchill provides a host of new insights into their remarkable relationship. From the bizarre coincidence that they shared a governess, to their explosive wartime clashes over domestic policy and reconstruction; and from Britain's post-war nuclear weapons programme, which Attlee kept hidden from Churchill and his own Labour Party, to the private correspondence between the two men in later life, which demonstrates their friendliness despite all the political antagonism, Leo McKinstry tells the intertwined story of these two political titans as never before. In a gripping narrative McKinstry not only provides a fresh perspective on two of the most compelling leaders of the mid-twentieth century but also brilliantly brings to life this vibrant, traumatic and inspiring era of modern British history.

Mussolini s War

Mussolini s War
Author: Frank Joseph
Publsiher: Helion and Company
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2010-05-06
ISBN: 1906033560
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mussolini s War Book Excerpt:

Among the great misconceptions of modern times is the assumption that Benito Mussolini was Hitler's junior partner, who made no significant contributions to the Second World War. That conclusion originated with Allied propagandists determined to boost Anglo-American morale, while undermining Axis cooperation. The Duce's failings, real or imagined, were inflated and ridiculed; his successes, pointedly demeaned or ignored. Italy's bungling navy, ineffectual army - as cowardly as it was ill-equipped - and air force of antiquated biplanes were handily dealt with by the Western Allies. So effective was this disinformation campaign that it became post-war history, and is still generally taken for granted even by otherwise well-informed scholars and students of World War Two. But a closer examination of recently disclosed, and often neglected, original source materials presents an entirely different picture. They shine new light, for example, on Italy's submarine service, the world's greatest in terms of tonnage, its boats sinking nearly three-quarters of a million tons of Allied shipping in three years' time. During a single operation, Italian 'human torpedoes' sank the battleships HMS Valiant and Queen Elizabeth, plus an eight-thousand-ton tanker, at their home anchorage in Alexandria, Egypt. By mid-1942, Mussolini's navy had fought its way back from crushing defeats to become the dominant power in the Mediterranean Sea. Contrary to popular belief, his Fiat biplanes gave as good as they got in the Battle of Britain, and their monoplane replacements, such as the Macchi Greyhound, were state-of-the-art interceptors superior to the American Mustang. Savoia-Marchetti Sparrowhawk bombers accounted for seventy-two Allied warships and one hundred-ninety-six freighters before the Bagdolio armistice in 1943. On 7 June 1942, infantry of the Italian X Corps saved Rommel's XV Brigade near Gazala, in North Africa, from otherwise certain annihilation, while horse-soldiers of the Third Cavalry Division Amedeo Duca d'Aosta defeated Soviet forces on the Don River before Stalingrad the following August in history's last cavalry charge. As influential as these operations were on the course of World War Two, more potentially decisive was Mussolini's planned aggression against the United States' mainland. Postponed only at the last moment when its conventional explosives were slated for substitution by a nuclear device, New York City escaped an atomic attack by margins more narrow than previously understood. It is now known that Italian scientists led the world in nuclear research in 1939, and a four-engine Piaggio heavy bomber was modified to carry an atomic bomb five years later. These and numerous other disclosures combine to debunk lingering propaganda stereotypes of an inept, ineffectual Italian armed forces. That dated portrayal is rendered obsolete by a true-to-life account of the men and weapons of Mussolini's War.

Runner s World

Runner s World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Running
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates

Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1042
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt:

The Parliamentary Debates

The Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt:

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt:

To Defeat the Few

To Defeat the Few
Author: Douglas C. Dildy,Paul F. Crickmore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1472839153
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Defeat the Few Book Excerpt:

Over the past 80 years, histories of the Battle of Britain have consistently portrayed the feats of 'The Few' (as they were immortalized in Churchill's famous speech) as being responsible for the RAF's victory in the epic battle. However, this is only part of the story. The results of an air campaign cannot be measured in terms of territory captured, cities occupied or armies defeated, routed or annihilated. Successful air campaigns are those that achieve their intended aims or stated objectives. Victory in the Battle of Britain was determined by whether the Luftwaffe achieved its objectives. The Luftwaffe, of course, did not, and this detailed and rigorous study explains why. Analysing the battle in its entirety in the context of what it was – history's first independent offensive counter-air campaign against the world's first integrated air defence system – Douglas C. Dildy and Paul F. Crickmore set out to re-examine this remarkable conflict. Presenting the events of the Battle of Britain in the context of the Luftwaffe's campaign and RAF Fighter Command's battles against it, this title is a new and innovative history of the battle that kept alive the Allies' chances of defeating Nazi Germany.

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Kaiser Wilhelm II
Author: John C. G. Röhl
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 1107072255
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaiser Wilhelm II Book Excerpt:

This is a concise edition of John Röhl's prize-winning three-volume biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. It sheds new light on the Kaiser's troubled youth, his involvement in social and political scandals, and his role in foreign policy decisions that led to the outbreak of the First World War.

The Paras The Inside Story of Britain s Toughest Regiment

The Paras   The Inside Story of Britain s Toughest Regiment
Author: John Parker
Publsiher: Metro Publishing
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN: 1782190503
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paras The Inside Story of Britain s Toughest Regiment Book Excerpt:

Since their foundation during the Second World War, the Parachute Regiment has acquired a formidable reputation as tough, fearless soldiers. 'The Red Devils' have played a key role in many of the battles of the past sixty years - the capture of Sicily, the D-Day landing, the heroic but doomed attempt to capture the bridge at Arnhem. In the savage wars of 'peace' since the Second World War, the Paras have seen action all over the world - from Cyprus, Palestine, Egypt, Borneo and the Falklands to Bosnia. For his authoritative book, John Parker has gathered together the testimony of numerous veterans of the Parachute Regiment. Their first-hand accounts of the major events in their history make enthralling reading, bringing home the reality and cruelty of combat.

Afghanistan at War From the 18th Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

Afghanistan at War  From the 18th Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century
Author: Tom Lansford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 581
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN: 1598847600
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan at War From the 18th Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the modern founding of the country in the 1700s to the contemporary struggle with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the causes and results of Afghanistan's wars and examines leading political and military figures, weapons, and tactics. • Provides readers with a thorough background on the wars of Afghanistan that allows them to understand the influence of past conflicts on current strife • Enables a more complete appreciation of the ethnic and religious complexities that fuel the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan • Examines how past Afghan conflicts contributed to the rise of terrorism and figures such as Osama bin Laden • Presents an accessible explanation of the "Great Game" for power and influence by imperial Russia and Great Britain in the 1800s and the impact of this contest on Afghanistan

An Encyclopedia of Battles

An Encyclopedia of Battles
Author: David Eggenberger
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN: 0486142019
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Encyclopedia of Battles Book Excerpt:

Essential details of every major battle in recorded history from the first battle of Megiddo in 1479 B. C. to Grenada in 1984. List of battle maps. 99 illustrations.