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Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume I By Nigel Askey
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In June 1941 the Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa: the attack on the USSR and the largest land invasion in recorded history. Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical... More > Analysis, and Military Simulation focuses on 1941 - when the USSR came closest to defeat. It includes full analyses of the belligerents’ armed forces, weapons, equipment, personnel, transport, logistics, war-production, mobilisation and replacements. The work employs a unique military simulation methodology, extending from the tactical to the strategic level, and applies this methodology to each of the belligerents. Volume I, the first of six volumes, is primarily concerned with the structure of this methodology, but uses many of the events and weapons from Operation Barbarossa as illustrative case studies. The complete work represents the most historically accurate, advanced and comprehensive analysis of the first six months of the largest and most decisive military campaign of WWII.< Less
A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo By Robert Reynolds
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In 1991 the Philippines’ Mt. Pinatubo near Clark Air Base awoke after 500 years dormancy. Base officials evacuated non-essential personnel to Subic Bay Navy Base. Soon, the first eruption sent... More > ash and gas towering into the sky. A climactic explosion blew the top off the mountain. Day turned into midnight as thick ash blocked the sun and pumice and rock rained down. Aircraft hangars, warehouses and buildings collapsed. Earthquakes repeatedly rattled the area. Simultaneously, typhoon Yunya blew in causing muddy lahars to flood the countryside and sweep away bridges and homes. Volcanic ash buried parts of the base. Similar devastation occurred miles away at the Navy base. Military personnel and their families departed the devastated island via ships. However, some remained to conduct salvage operations before relinquishing the base. It was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the century. This is the exhilarating story leading up to this catastrophic event.< Less
A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo By Robert Reynolds
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In 1991 the Philippines’ Mt. Pinatubo near Clark Air Base awoke after 500 years dormancy. Base officials evacuated non-essential personnel to Subic Bay Navy Base. Soon, the first eruption sent... More > ash and gas towering into the sky. A climactic explosion blew the top off the mountain. Day turned into midnight as thick ash blocked the sun and pumice and rock rained down. Aircraft hangars, warehouses and buildings collapsed. Earthquakes repeatedly rattled the area. Simultaneously, typhoon Yunya blew in causing muddy lahars to flood the countryside and sweep away bridges and homes. Volcanic ash buried parts of the base. Similar devastation occurred miles away at the Navy base. Military personnel and their families departed the devastated island via ships. However, some remained to conduct salvage operations before relinquishing the base. It was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the century. This is the exhilarating story leading up to this catastrophic event.< Less
A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo By Robert Reynolds
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In 1991, Mount PInatubo awoke after 500-yrs dormancy. Nearby, America's Clark Air Base evacuated military personnel and dependents to Subic Bay Navy Base. One thousand Air Force and civilians... More > remained to safeguard Clark AB. A series of violent volcanic eruptions hurled ash, rock and gas into the sky. At the same time Typhoon Yunya blew in off the Pacific and earthquakes repeatedly rattled the Philippines countryside. As the rain-laden ash fell back to earth, aircraft hangars, warehouses, homes and buildings crashed to the ground as muddy ash covered the terrain. When the eruptions let up, military officials began evacuating tens of thousands from the country while those deemed mission-essential began salvage operations. This is a true account of this historic event from the perspective of a small group of civilians who were present throughout.< Less
A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo By Robert Reynolds
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In '91 the Philippines' Mt Pinatubo awoke after 500 yrs dormancy, threatening America's Clark Air Force Base. Base officials evacuated personnel deemed non-essential. 1,200 military and civilians... More > remained to safeguard the base. Violent eruptions chased the mission-essential team from the base. As the mountain sent ash and gas towering into the sky, earthquakes rattled the area and Typhoon Yunya blew in off the ocean dumping torrential rains. It was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of 20th century. Rain-laden ash mixed into a muddy lahar that washed over the base flooding and burying the base under thick layers of mud. Warehouses and hangars collapsed under the weight of the ash. With the area devastated, the military evacuated thousands of dependents from the country and the mission-essential team began salvage operations. This is a true and exciting story seen from the perspective of a group of civilian personnel assigned to Clark who were present during the catastrophic ordeal.< Less
Signal Charley – hook down Harry D. Hamilton By Harry Hamilton
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Signal Charley will captivate flight-fanciers, adventure readers and US Navy buffs alike. Ride along with the author through Midshipman cruises, pilot training, day and night aircraft carrier... More > qualifications, the transition from straight-deck to angled-deck carriers, operations in the Pacific, squadron operations, and in-flight emergencies. Experience first-hand accounts of Super Typhoon Karen on Guam (1962), temporary additional duties in Moscow (1967), and landing on an oceanic ice floe north of Alaska. Share the author’s experiences as a pilot and meteorologist during the evolutionary change from manual to numerical analysis and forecasting, and the initial introduction of satellite (TIROS) data to improve both methods. Savor, from start to finish, thoroughly-researched details, accompanying period photographs, meticulous accuracy, and the author’s insightful and engaging perspective.< Less
Signal Charley – flaps, wheels, hook down By Harry D. Hamilton
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Signal Charley will captivate flight-fanciers, adventure readers and US Navy buffs alike. Ride along with the author through Midshipman cruises, pilot training, day and night aircraft carrier... More > qualifications, the transition from straight-deck to angled-deck carriers, operations in the Pacific, squadron operations, and in-flight emergencies. Experience first-hand accounts of Super Typhoon Karen on Guam (1962), temporary additional duties in Moscow (1967), and landing on an oceanic ice floe north of Alaska. Share the author’s experiences as a pilot and meteorologist during the evolutionary change from manual to numerical analysis and forecasting, and the initial introduction of satellite (TIROS) data to improve both methods. Savor, from start to finish, thoroughly-researched details, accompanying period photographs, meticulous accuracy, and the author’s insightful and engaging perspective.< Less
A Bird's Eye View By Steve Kelly
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In January 1944, the US Navy warships of Task Force 58 began advancing across the Central Pacific, attacking the defenses of the Empire of Japan, island by island. A year and a half later, the ships... More > were anchored in Tokyo Harbor for the signing of Japan's unconditional surrender. Experience this remarkable group of ships' dramatic combat operations as seen through the eyes of Signalman 1st Class William Kelly from his vantage point high above the decks on the signal bridge of the heavy cruiser CA-69 the USS Boston. Read as the great offensive campaigns unfold: the capture of the Marshall & Mariana Islands, the operations to liberate the Philippines; Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the attacks on Japan itself. Experience the devastating Typhoon Cobra. Read about the famous Battles of the Philippine Sea, the Marianas Turkey Shoot; the nail-biting tow of the crippled heavy cruisers Canberra and Houston damaged in the Battle of Formosa, and the tragic sinking of the Indianapolis.< Less
Thunder in Formosa: An International Thriller By Fritz Galt
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Mick Pierce leads a peaceful existence posted as a CIA operative on the island of Taiwan. The last thing Washington policymakers suspect is a strike out of the blue. But signs of looming political... More > and natural disasters mount in a steady drumbeat, and Mick finds himself facing a perfect storm. In a deadly super-typhoon, Mick is torn from his beautiful wife and separated from his erratic brother. He must fight his way across the island and contact the outside world. Can he get word out in time to stop an international calamity in the making? Can he stir Washington to action? Is he truly safe...because all the while, the enemy is following his every move. Immersed in the life of Taiwan for four years, Fritz Galt brings to life a vibrant people and a beautiful island under the constant threat of the elements and its precarious relationship with the mainland.< Less
Disaster at Dieppe: World War II's Little D-Day By Narayan Sengupta
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The raid on Dieppe, code named Operation Jubilee, was the first invasion/large scale raid, of World War II. Jubilee featured the first use of Rangers, Churchill tanks, tanks in an amphibious assault,... More > P-51s and Typhoons and more. Approximately 6,000 troops were roped into the attack: they included 5,000 Canadians, 1,000 British, 50 American Rangers and 24 French light infantry. Poor planning and Murphy’s Law led to an 85% casualty rate for the Canadians who landed! It was a rate far, far worse than the 10% suffered by the US Marines at Tarawa in late 1943 or the 15% that would be sustained by the Americans on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. But their sacrifice was not in vain and may have saved 10 times as many lives in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This is an easy read. At the same time, it is thoroughly documented. Its tables and six page index makes it a great reference book. 174 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", 66 photos and maps.< Less