by Tracy Shilcutt
Combat medics adapted and innovated, overcoming inadequacies in the US Army's medical system and significant shortcomings in their own training. They learned quickly to modify, evade or ignore standing operating procedures in order to save lives, ...
by Geoffrey Jukes, Peter Simkins & Michael Hickey
<p>Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterised by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of the ...
Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War
by Bair Irincheev
In the wake of the civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the new Russo-Finnish border was established across the Karelian Isthmus. An area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden, and only 32km from the ...
by Neil Short
As early as 1938, elements within the German Army had plotted to remove their dangerous Führer from power. By 1944, with the Allies landing in France and the Eastern Front in disarray, the Army plotters were desperate. A plan was hatched: ...
by Robert Forczyk
Unable to conduct ground operations on the European continent until Allied strength was fully marshalled for a full-scale invasion, the British government based its grand strategy on a protracted campaign of aerial bombardment of Germany's cities ...
by Peter G Cooksley
<DIV>The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) were the precursors of arguably the finest, most efficient and certainly the oldest, independent air arm in the world - the RAF. The RFC was formed in 1912, combining the ...
His World War II Letters Home
by Maurice Isserman & Walter Cronkite, IV
A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell ...
by Prit Buttar
The Baltic States suffered more than almost any other territory during World War II, caught on the front-line of some of the wars most vicious battles and squeezed between the military might of the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army.
by Raffaele D’Amato
The civilizations of Greece in the Ancient World have inspired and fascinated throughout European history. The stories of Homer, combined with pioneering archaeological work, have enabled modern researchers and historians to piece together a rich ...
by Howard M. Hensel and Nelson Michaud
Operation Just Cause was the culmination of a gradually escalating confrontation between the United States and Panama. This volume examines the various ways representative examples of the global media covered the developing crisis and the ...
The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World
by Jim Lacey & Williamson Murray
Two modern masters of military history make their case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of the world hung in the balance.<br> <i> </i><br> In the grand tradition ...