Sniper on the Eastern Front

Author: Albrecht Wacker

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781781590041

Category: History

Page: 178

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Josef "Sepp" Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight's Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiment's only sniper specialist. In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in field craft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorized its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror. Allerberger was a cold-blooded killer, but few will find a place in their hearts for the soldiers of the Red Army against whom he fought.
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Vergiß die Zeit der Dornen nicht

zwischen Ritterkreuz und Holzkreuz als Landser der Wehrmacht in Rußland 1942 - 1945 ; [ein Soldat der 24. Panzerdivision erlebt die sowjetische Front und den Kampf um Stalingrad]

Author: Günter K. Koschorrek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783881895088

Category: Deutschland - Soldat - Russlandfeldzug 1941-1945 - Erlebnisbericht - Geschichte 1942-1945

Page: 476

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Günter K. Koschorrek war nicht Heerführer, nicht Wissenschaftler oder Historiker, er hat in seinem Buch zusammengefasst, was er als einfacher Soldat im Grauen des Krieges täglich aufgeschrieben hat. Sein Erleben des Krieges war ein anderes als das in den Stäben oder Befehlsständen. Der Verfasser war 19 Jahre alt, als ihn der Krieg in seiner schlimmsten Phase einholte und ihn in seine unerbittliche Gewalt nahm. Er hatte zu gehorchen und nicht nach dem Warum zu fragen. Das NS-Regime, das seine Ziele gnadenlos verfolgte, hatte eine ganze Generation unter Eid und in die Pflicht genommen, ihre Ideale schändlich missbraucht.
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Im Auge des Jägers

der Wehrmachts-Scharfschütze Franz Karner ; (eine biographische Studie)

Author: Albrecht Wacker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Germany

Page: 288

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Als Panzeroffizier in Ost und West

Im Panzer III, Tiger und Königstiger in Russland, Frankreich und Ungarn

Author: Richard von Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803500441

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 316

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Stalingrad

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570551349

Category:

Page: 543

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Iwans Krieg

die Rote Armee 1939 bis 1945

Author: Catherine Merridale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596173860

Category:

Page: 473

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Snipers at War

An Equipment and Operations History

Author: John Walter

Publisher:

ISBN: 178438187X

Category: History

Page: 304

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Snipers at War is a detailed history and analysis of the equipment, tactics and personalities of the ‘sniping world’, from the pursuit of accuracy to the latest electronic aids to observation and ranging. Technology and marksmanship from the Crimean War to the present day is examined in detail. The role of the sniper was largely ignored until the Winter War of 1939-40 between Finland and the USSR showed what could be achieved by specialist marksmen: Finn Simo Häyhä amassed 505 kills in less than a hundred days, a lesson learned by the Red Army to its cost. By the Germans invasion of 1941 the Russians were prepared: when the war ended, in addition to men such as Vasiliy Zaytsev, a Stalingrad hero with 242 accredited kills, the USSR had trained more than 2000 women as snipers. After 1945, the sniper’s reputation declined again. However, the Vietnam War, seemingly unending Middle Eastern conflict, internal strife in Sri Lanka, and ever-present urban threats have given new impetus not only to sniping but also to the development of new and more effective weaponry.
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The Character of War in the 21st Century

Author: Caroline Holmqvist-Jonsäter,Christopher Coker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135183554

Category: History

Page: 192

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This edited volume addresses the relationship between the essential nature of war and its character at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The focus is on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, situations that occupy a central role in international affairs and that have become highly influential in thinking about war in the widest sense. The intellectual foundation of the volume is Clausewitz’s insight that though war has an enduring nature, its character changes with time, space, social structure and culture. The fact that war’s character varies means that different actors may interpret, experience and, ultimately, wage war differently. The conflict between the ways that war is conceptualised in the prevailing Western and international discourse, and the manner in which it plays out on the ground is a key discussion point for scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations. Contributions combine insights from social theory, philosophy, sociology and strategic studies and ask directly what contemporary war is, and what the implications are for the future. This book will be of much interest to students of war studies, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general. Caroline Holmqvist-Jonsäter is currently completing a PhD in the conflation of war and policing in international conflicts at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is the author of 11 books on war and security issues.
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Undercover gegen den Terror

Meine wahre Geschichte als Geheimagent beim MI5

Author: Tom Marcus

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959716516

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Tom Marcus wurde vom MI5 rekrutiert, um sein Land zu schützen – undercover gegen interne und externe Bedrohungen, den Terror und zum Schutz der größten Geheimnisse des Landes. Tägliche Entscheidungen, die Leben oder Tod bedeuten. Ein nie enden wollender Kampf, den viele seiner Kollegen nicht überleben sollten. Bei einem seiner Einsätze nahm er die Identität eines verwahrlosten Obdachlosen an – und stellte bei einem Verdächtigen außergewöhnliche Verhaltensweisen fest. Zeichen, die vielleicht niemand außer einem ausgebildeten Agenten bemerkt hätte. Tom ließ das Haus stürmen. Gefunden wurden einige Gewehre und sechs selbstgebaute Bomben. Diese hätten, so zeigte sich später, 60 Schulkinder töten sollen, die sich auf der Rückfahrt von einer Klassenfahrt befanden. Dieser fesselnde Bericht über einen Krieg, der um unserer Sicherheit willen geführt wird, weiht uns in eines der am besten behüteten Geheimnisse Europas ein – den britischen Geheimdienst MI5.
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Schulpädagogik und Schultheorie

Author: Thorsten Bohl,Albrecht Wacker,Martin Harant

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825241807

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Grundlegende und systematische Orientierung Der Band verbindet zwei zentrale Themenbereiche der schulpädagogischen Diskussion: Er stellt Schulpädagogik als wissenschaftliche Disziplin sowie als Vertiefung schultheoretischer Ansätze vor. Damit verschafft er grundlegende und systematische Orientierung und bietet gleichzeitig reflektierende und kritische Einblicke in schulpädagogisches Denken und Handeln.
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Mauser Military Rifles

Author: Neil Grant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147280595X

Category: History

Page: 80

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This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service in the time of the Kaiser, provided the basis for the US Springfield M1903 and equipped combatants such as the South African Boers. It also investigates the Kar 98k, which was still in front-line use with Wehrmacht troops in 1945, saw use with Mexican and Yugoslavian forces, and even played a role in the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the hands of snipers. Featuring expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and gripping first-hand accounts, this volume is ideal for anyone seeking an understanding of these sturdy and accurate rifles' unique place in the history of small-unit tactics in the 20th century.
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German Automatic Rifles 1941–45

Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780963874

Category: History

Page: 80

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This book explores the origins, development, combat use and lasting influence of Nazi Germany's automatic rifles, focusing on the Gew 41(W), Gew 43/Kar 43, FG 42 and MP 43/StG 44. The Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939–40 convinced many observers that most infantry combat took place at closer ranges than the 750–1,000m. From 1941 Germany's arms designers took note and produced a new series of infantry firearms. This study not only provides a detailed technical description of each weapon, but also explores how the firearms performed on the battlefields of World War II. The combat takes us from the FG 42 in the hands of Fallschirmjäger at Monte Cassino through to StG 44s being used by Waffen-SS soldiers on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. Postwar service is also studied, such as the Gew 43's adoption by the Czech Army and the StG 44's use by the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War. Setting each firearm in its tactical and historical context, and employing striking photographs and full-colour artwork, firearms expert Chris McNab sets out the absorbing story of this distinctive and influential series of weapons.
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Krieg der Ratten

Roman

Author: David L. Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453190016

Category:

Page: 511

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Verlorene Ehre, verratene Treue

Zeitzeugenbericht eines Soldaten

Author: Herbert Maeger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783475536595

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 399

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