The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I

A Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Amber

ISBN: 9781782741411

Category: History

Page: 272

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Profiles and provides photographs of over three hundred land, air, and naval weapons used in World War I, including armoured vehicles, rifles, airships, battleships, and submarines.
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The World's Most Powerful Tanks

Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499465580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book features 52 of the best armored fighting vehicles from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War to today. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a color profile artwork, photographs, key features, and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is a colorful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.
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Letters from the Boys

Wisconsin World War I Soldiers Write Home

Author: Carrie A Meyer

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870208527

Category: History

Page: 223

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Words from the Wisconsin boys manning the trenches. On the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the flood of American troops in Europe that would shift the tide of World War I in favor of the Allies, Letters from the Boys brings to life this terrible war as experienced by Wisconsinites writing home. Technology had transformed the battlefield in alarming ways. Automatic rifles mowed down the young men who went “over the top” to attack enemy trenches; airplanes and improved artillery brought death unseen from miles away; terrifying clouds of poison gas choked and burned the European countryside; the internal combustion engine brought tanks to the battlefield for the first time and revolutionized the way troops deployed. In the thick of it were young men from Wisconsin who found themselves caught up in geopolitical events half a world away. Professor Carrie A. Meyer combed through three newspapers in Green County, Wisconsin, to collect and synthesize the letters from the boys into a narrative that is both unique and representative, telling the stories of several Green County boys and what they saw, from preparing for war, to life among French families near the front, to the terror of the battlefield. Meyer gracefully removes the veil of obscurity and anonymity hanging over soldiers who participated in a war fought so long ago by great numbers of men, reminding us that armies are made of individuals who strove to do their part and then return to their families.
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American Military History

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Daniel K. Blewett

Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 441

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Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.
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The Axmann Conspiracy

A Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S. Army Defeated It

Author: Scott Andrew Selby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611383

Category: History

Page: 320

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Berlin, 1945: Artur Axmann—a trusted member of Hitler’s inner circle and leader of the Hitler Youth—witnesses the Führer commit suicide. But he would not let the Reich die with its leader . . . Evading capture, and with access to remnants of the regime’s wealth, Axmann had enough followers to reestablish the Nazi party in the very heart of Allied-occupied Germany—and position himself to become dictator of a Fourth Reich. U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps Officer Jack Hunter was the perfect undercover operative. Fluent in German, he posed as a black marketeer to root out Nazi sympathizers and saboteurs after the war, and along with other CIC agents uncovered the extent of Axmann’s conspiracy. It threatened to bring the Nazis back into power—and the task fell to Hunter and his team to stop it. The Axmann Conspiracy is the true story of the Nazi threat that continued in the wake of World War II, the espionage that defeated it, and two fascinating men whose lives forever altered the course of history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS
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