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Development of Armored Vehicles Volume 1: Tanks By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press Military Reprint MR26 (First Reprint Edition, 2015). This work is a handy overview of every experimental and production tank built in the United States between 1918 and 1947. Each... More > vehicle is covered with a full page photo and a page of data giving the vehicle nomenclature (official name), date produced, total production, armament, armor, maximum speed, weight, engine, suspension and tracks, plus a remarks section which is often critical of weaknesses in the vehicle. This is a very useful photographic resource of American tank development from World War I through 1947. Originally published 1 September 1947 by AGF Board No. 2, Fort Knox, Kentucky, this Merriam Press edition is a facsimile reprint. 94 photos.< Less
History of Cossac (Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander), 1943-44 By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Official history of the initial planning for the Normandy invasion, prepared by the Historical Sub-Section, Office of Secretary, General Staff, Supreme... More > Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force. Contents: Introduction. (1) The Origins of COSSAC. (2) The Aims of COSSAC. (30 The Development of COSSAC. (4) Operation Cockade. (5) Operation Rankin.(6) Operation Overlord. Bibliography. Appendix: Lt.-Gen Sir Frederick E. Morgan, Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander (COSSAC), the original planner of Operation Overlord. 4 photos, 1 illustration, 2 charts.< Less
Gebirgsjaeger: Germany's Mountain Troops By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History No. 9. First eBook Edition, 2015. Articles and over 60 photos and illustrations on the units, weapons, uniforms, insignia, equipment, men and activities of... More > Germany’s mountain troops. CONTENTS: (1) Gebirgsjäger: Germany’s Mountain Troops. (2) Weapons. (3) Equipment. (4) Awards. (5) Story of a Jäger: Gabriel Kopold, 1st Gebirgs Div., 98th Gebirgsjäger Rgt., 12th Company. (6) 1st Gebirgsjäger Div. (7) 2nd Gebirgsjäger Div. (8) 3rd Gebirgsjäger Div. (9) 4th Gebirgsjäger Div. (10) 5th Gebirgsjäger Div. (11) 6th Gebirgsjäger Div. (12) 7th Gebirgsjäger Div. (13) 8th Gebirgsjäger Div. (14) 9th Gebirgsjäger Div. (15) 157th Gebirgsjäger Div. (16) 188th Reserve Gebirgsjäger Div. (17) 188th Gebirgsjäger Div. (18) 100th Gebirgsjäger Regiment, 5th Gebirgsjäger Div. (19) Hochgebirgs-Jäger Bns. (20) 1st Skijäger Div. (21) Attack on Marukhkoy Pass: Caucasus, Sept. 1942. (22) Kriegsmarine Gebirgsjäger. (23) Gebirgsjäger Present Their Comradeship. (24) References. 67 photos, 14 tables.< Less
Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Campaigns of the Seventh Corps, United States Army In the War Against Germany, 1944-1945 By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. New edition of a unit history originally published in 1945 in Germany, compiled from the official history of the VII Corps, summarizing the events which... More > occurred during its participation in the defeat of Germany, from its creation in late 1940, through training in the States and, later, England, landing in Normandy at Utah Beach and fighting across France and into Germany, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland, the Rose Pocket, to the end of the war. Includes an appendix listing all of the units which served with the VII Corps in the ETO. Contents: Foreword: Lt. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, U.S. Army. Introduction. Preparation for D-Day. Invasion! South Out of Normandy. The Race Across France. On Into Germany. Slow and Steady. The Battle of the Bulge. Rhineland Reoccupied 1945. The Rose Pocket. Wehrmacht Kaput. Appendix 1: Statistical Summary. Appendix 2: Troop List. 31 photos, 9 maps, 2 illustrations.< Less
Central Pacific Campaigns and Operations By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press Military Monograph MM124 (Fourth Edition, 2012). First published as Chapters IX and X of The Campaigns of the Pacific War as part of the USSBS series in 1946. Primarily concerned with... More > naval operations, including naval and land-based air operations, it covers both American and Japanese plans and operations in this theater of the war. The bulk of this work is composed of more than a dozen appendices, many of which are, or contain, extensive charts and tables of information, including orders of battle, strengths, casualties, losses, rosters, postwar question and answer historical interrogations, and translations of Japanese directives, operations orders, dispatches, reports, war diary excerpts, etc. Very important and useful source of highly detailed information. Central Pacific Operations: From 1 June 1943 to 1 March 1944 including the Gilbert-Marshall Islands Campaign and Central Pacific Campaign, 1 March to 1 September 1944, including the occupation of the Marianas. 4 maps, 14 appendices.< Less
U. S. Army Ordnance Research and Development In World War 2: A Review By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Written just after the war, reviews activities of U.S. Army’s Ordnance Department’s research and development of small arms, ammunition,... More > artillery, bombs, armored and unarmored combat and motor transport vehicles, aircraft armament, rockets and launchers, fuels and lubricants, rubber, steel, and ballistics, from 1940 through the end of the war, plus effect of climate and terrain in jungle, cave, desert, and arctic warfare on development trends. Contents: Chapter 1: The Situation in 1940; Chapter 2: The Effect of Climate and Terrain Upon Development Trends: Jungle Warfare, Cave Warfare, Desert Warfare, Arctic Warfare; Chapter 3: The Course of Development: Combat Vehicles, Motor Transport Vehicles, Artillery, Small Arms, Aircraft Armament, Artillery Ammunition and Bombs, Small Arms Ammunition, Rockets, Fuels and Lubricants, Rubber, and Steel, Ballistics; Chapter 4: Unfinished Business, 1945. 134 photos and illustrations.< Less
Training for Mountain and Winter Warfare By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. This is a brand new edition of "Study No. 23: The Army Ground Forces: Training for Mountain and Winter Warfare," originally published in 1946. This... More > general study of the experiments in mountain and winter warfare training from 1940 to 1944 was designed as an introduction to the histories of the Mountain Training Center and the 10th Mountain Division. Its purpose was to trace the development of mountain and winter warfare training from its inception in 1940 to its termination in 1944. Considerable controversy attended the decisions of the War Department concerning mountain and winter warfare. This study was confined to an account of the actual decisions and the reasons for which they were made. This is an entirely new edition, with the addition of numerous photographs. 53 photos, footnotes.< Less
Rear Area Security In Russia: The Soviet Second Front Behind the German Lines By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Expanded edition of the 1951 Department of the Army Pamphlet 20-240, with photos and additional text. This study on the problems of rear area security is... More > based on German experiences during the Russian campaign. Particularly striking examples have been selected which show most clearly the type of disturbances created by the Russians, the German countermeasures taken against them, and the lessons learned from experience. Contents: (1) German Plans and Preparations (2) The Front Behind the Front (3) Interference by Isolated Russian Units (4) German Attempts to Restore the Local Economy (5) The Rise of the Partisan Front (6) Attacks on Rail Communications (7) Disruptions of Highway Traffic (8) Attacks on Supply Depots (9) Conclusions. 17 photos, 2 maps.< Less
General Hermann Balck: An Interview, January 1979 By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press Military Monograph No. 25. First eBook Edition 2015. Provides an interesting view of German as well as enemy operations, tactics, strategies, equipment, weapons, and more, through an... More > interview with a little-known but highly capable panzer general of the Wehrmacht, who saw considerable service in Europe and the Eastern Front during the war. Includes a brief biographical sketch of General Balck. 13 photos.< Less
Test By Ray Merriam
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