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Freedom's Thunderbolt: Ace Mobile Force [Land]. Schulze. Freedom's Thunderbolt: Ace Mobile Force [Land]. Schulze.

The Thunderbolt is the shoulder patch of Allied Command Europe Mobile Force [Land] - the western alliance's mobile immediate reaction force. It is NATO's multi-national military "fire brigade", ready to deploy anywhere in Europe. The ACE Mobile Force [Land] is composed of crack units such as: US, British, German and Belgian paratroopers and Netherlands marines; German and Italian alpine troops; Canadian, Spanish and Norwegian infantry; Recce, artillery, helicopter and support units from a total of 14 NATO countries. Carl Schulze, a military photo-journalist, provides this illustrated study of its organization and composition, missions, weapons, equipment and uniforms, supported by a text containing specific factual information.

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Stuka: Hitler’s Lethal Dive Bomber. Smith. Stuka: Hitler’s Lethal Dive Bomber. Smith.

The photographs in this collection belonged to Luftwaffe Stuka rear gunner and radio operator Erich Heine. The collection includes photographs of flights of Stukas in formation, operating training aircraft, and a selection of different Luftwaffe uniforms and flight gear. The photographer was based for a period in Czechoslovakia, was shot down over the Ukraine in August 1943 and for a time was listed as missing in action.

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Tools of War, Black. Tools of War, Black.

Presented here in chronological order are stories of 50 of the most significant advances in military technology. Each chapter focuses on a specific technology and the author discusses the specific engagements or campaigns where the weapon had most effect, providing the reader with a course in military history as well as an overview of world history itself. Includes 50 pages of military photographs, maps and artwork.

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Warships of the Great Lakes, 1754-1834. Malcomson. Warships of the Great Lakes, 1754-1834. Malcomson.

The age of fighting sail is primarily seen as a contest on the oceans, but there was also a huge, if neglected, naval shipbuilding effort on both sides of the Canadian Great Lakes. For eighty years between 1754 and 1834, these great expanses of fresh water saw the construction of warships that ranged from simple rowing gunboats to gigantic three-deckers that could have held their own in Nelson's line of battle. This book presents the history of the freshwater navies developed by the French, British and Americans as they struggled to control a wilderness frontier. It concentrates on the ships themselves, pointing up both the similarities and the differences compared with deep-water vessels. As many as possible are illustrated with original draughts and contemporary paintings and prints.
Apart from the ships, it also considers the logistics of the building operations, the provision of skilled labour and the supply of guns, revealing a story of human ingenuity and success against odds that surpasses the purely technical interest of the ships - probably the most astounding example being the pre-fabricated frigates that were built in Britain, dismantled, and labouriously hauled in pieces up the St Lawrence for eventual reconstruction on Lake Ontario.

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The Schooner, MacGregor. The Schooner, MacGregor.

From its emergence in Holland in the early seventeenth century to its present renaissance as a luxury charter vessel, the sleek and elegant schooner has embodied the romance of the seas. It has been used in just about every seafaring role from modest coastal craft navigating narrow inland waterways to high speed clippers plowing the world's oceans. Though schooners in Britain, America, and Canada were primarily cargo carriers, they were also used as Grand Banks fishing schooners, pilot boats, Baltimore clippers, colonial schooners, and yachts. This comprehensive history describes in detail the development of the beautiful rig and gives examples of all if its variations. Heavily illustrated with plans, paintings, and photographs, this new paperback edition will delight every maritime enthusiast.

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Corkscrews. Ellis. Corkscrews. Ellis.

Although most of us have a corkscrew in the kitchen, we remain largely unaware of the many different types and designs of corkscrews that have been developed over the last three hundred years. Since the 18th century, inventors have devised increasingly ingenious methods of removing corks from bottles of wine, beer, champagne, perfume, and medicine, using the laws of physics, the skills of mechanical engineering, the science of new materials, and the artistic aspects of design.

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Naval Edged Weapons: In the Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1865. Wolfe. Naval Edged Weapons: In the Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1865. Wolfe.

The particular needs of naval close-quarter combat produced distinctive versions of axes, pikes and cutlasses (not to mention the great variety of officers' fighting, presentation and dress swords) and this book surveys in full detail the whole gamut of such weapons as used in the Royal Navy and the new naval service of the United States. It concentrates on development from the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775 to the end of the US Civil War in 1865, the apogee and decline of fighting sail, revealing how British weapons were initially a major source of inspiration for the American navy, an influence which eventually declined as the United States developed its own arms industry. Using surviving examples, artifacts recovered by archaeology, and documentary sources, the book devotes individual chapters to shipboard axes, pikes and other polearms,

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Snipers at War. Walter. Snipers at War. Walter.

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 Easy Day was Yesterday. Jordan. The Easy Day was Yesterday. Jordan.

My SAS selection course instructor, was as hard as nails. At the start of each day’s training, he would say, ‘Men, the easy day was yesterday.’ With that, we’d all let out a silent sigh contemplating the tortures that lay ahead of us.
From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian jail, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, produce a young man hell bent on being the best of the best — an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. He survives the gut-wrenching training regime, deployment to the jungles of Asia and the horrors of genocide in Rwanda before leaving the army to embark on a career as a security adviser.
His new life sees him pursuing criminals and gun-toting bandits in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons, protecting CNN newsmen as the US 7th Cavalry storms into Baghdad with the outbreak of the Iraq War, and facing death on a massive scale as he accompanies reporters into the devastated Indonesian town of Banda Aceh, flattened by the Boxing Day tsunami.
During his 24 days in an Indian jail, Paul Jordan discovers that friendship and human dignity somehow survive the filth and deprivation. This is a personal account of a tough, hardened fighter who suddenly finds himself totally dependent on others for his every need.
The Easy Day was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest and raw, but laced with dark humour. The core of Paul Jordan’s eventful life, however, is the strength of his bonds with family and friends and the ability of the human spirit to survive even the direst adversity.

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Lady Death. Pavlichenko. Lady Death. Pavlichenko.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of the most successful – and feared – female snipers of all time. When Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 she left her university studies to join the Red Army. Ignoring offers of positions as a nurse she became part of Soviet Russia’s elite group of female snipers. Within a year she had 309 confirmed kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills.
Renowned as the scourge of German soldiers, she was regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort and, in 1942, on Stalin’s personal orders, she travelled as part of a Soviet delegation to the West, fundraising in Canada, Great Britain and the USA. Dubbed ‘Lady Death’, she spoke out about gender equality in the Red Army and made the case for the USA to continue the fight against the Nazis in Europe. The folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song about her exploits – ‘Miss Pavlichenko’ – and she visited the White House, where she formed an unlikely but long-lasting friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt.
In November 1942 she visited Coventry and accepted donations of £4,516 from Coventry workers to pay for three X-ray units for the Red Army. She also visited a Birmingham factory as part of her fundraising tour.

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The Empire has an Answer. Brady. The Empire has an Answer. Brady.

‘IF WE DO NOT WIN THE BATTLE OF TRAINING, WE SHALL WIN NO OTHER BATTLE IN THE AIR.’
The Empire Air Training Scheme was said to be ‘the successful accomplishment of a spacious task, imaginatively conceived and most faithfully carried out’, and yet, the significant achievements and success of the Empire Air Training Scheme has for the most part been overlooked in Australian history: until now!

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The Complete Dambusters : The 133 Men Who Flew on the Dams Raid. Foster. The Complete Dambusters : The 133 Men Who Flew on the Dams Raid. Foster.

On 16 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster aircraft from the RAF's 617 Squadron set off to attack the great dams in the industrial heart of Germany. Flying at a height of 60ft, they dropped a series of bombs which bounced across the water and destroyed two of their targets, thereby creating a legend. The one-off operation combined an audacious method of attack, technically brilliant flying and visually spectacular results.
But while the story of Operation Chastise is well known, most of the 133 `Dambusters' who took part in the Dams Raid have until now been just names on a list. They came from all parts of the UK and the Commonwealth and beyond, and each of them was someone's son or brother, someone's husband or father. This is the first book to present their individual stories and celebrate their skill, heroism and, for many, sacrifice.

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The Sniper Encyclopedia. Walter. The Sniper Encyclopedia. Walter.

The Sniper Encyclopaedia is an indispensable topic-by-topic guide to a fascinating subject.
This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive volume covers virtually any aspect of sniping. The work contains personal details of hundreds of snipers, including not only the best-known, world-renowned marksmen such as Vasiliy Zaytsev and Chris Kyle, but also many crack shots whom history generally overlooks. Among them are some of more than a thousand Red Army snipers, men and a surprising number of women, who amassed dozens and even hundreds of kills in the ferocious fighting of World War II’s Eastern Front. Some of the best-known victims of snipers are identified, and the veracity of some of the most popular myths is explored.
The book pays special attention to the history and development of the many specialist sniper rifles – some more successful than others – that have served the world’s armies since the American wars of the nineteenth century to today’s technology-based conflicts. Attention, too, is paid to the progress made with ammunition, without which, of course, precision shooting would be impossible. The development of aids and accessories, from optical sights to laser rangefinders, is also considered.
Finally, The Sniper Encyclopedia examines places and specific campaigns – describing the ways marksman have influenced the course of the individual battles and the locations which have played a crucial part in the history of sniping.

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Warships of the USSR and Russia, 1945-95. Pavlov. Warships of the USSR and Russia, 1945-95. Pavlov.

The aim of this book is to provide complete and accurate information on the ships of the Soviet Navy throughout the Cold War and beyond. Details are given of the construction, capabilities and career of every Soviet and Russian naval vessel in a period of growth and development. It also includes Stalin's ambitious postwar proposals for battleships and battle cruisers, the development of the nuclear submarine fleet in the 1960s, and the air-capable ships of the 1970s and 1980s. Each vessel is listed with its project number, Russian name, specifications, building dates and ultimate fate, from the guided-missile battle cruiser Kirov to the smallest intelligence-gathering trawlers. This edition has been revised and updated to include the latest information that has become available. Illustrations include internal layouts of nuclear submarines.

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The Illustrated World Guide To Submarines: Parker The Illustrated World Guide To Submarines: Parker

A complete encyclopedia of underwater vessels throughout history, from the Nautilus and Hunley to the nuclear-powered submarines of today. A countr- by-country directory provides an in-depth survey with at-a-glance specifications giving country of origin, length, displacement, speed, armament, propulsion and complement.

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The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food. Landers. The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food. Landers.

Hunting deer is the most inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. In this thorough primer, perfect for those who’ve never hunted before, Jackson Landers explains how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. From choosing the correct rifle and ammunition to field dressing, butchering, and proper safety measures, Landers takes you through every step of the process and encourages a gentle, practical approach to the psychology and politics of hunting.

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Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs. Landers. Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs. Landers.

Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs: Recipes & Techniques for Preserving Protein-Packed Foods

Jerky is a popular and delicious way to add protein to your diet - but all the artisanal varieties showcasing locally raised meats and specialty flavours mean purchasing it can get expensive. Food preservation teacher and cook Karen Solomon teaches you how to smoke, pickle, salt-cure, oil-cure, and dehydrate a variety of meats, dairy, fish, eggs, and other proteins economically and at home. Fifty creative recipes highlight the range of specialty foods that you can make yourself with these techniques, including smoked salmon, pickled beans, cured sardines, brined cheese, duck breast prosciutto, and, of course, beef jerky (eight varieties!).

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Matchbox Toys: Stoneback Matchbox Toys: Stoneback

Matchbox Toys: a Guide to Selecting,
Collecting, and Enjoying New and Vintage Model
Illustrated with numerous color photographs of Matchbox cars, trucks and other collectibles of that company.

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The World Atlas of Musical Instruments. Ullmann. The World Atlas of Musical Instruments. Ullmann.

Throughout human history, music has accompanied us in times of joy and in times of sorrow. This comprehensive encyclopedia is not only a reference work on musical instruments suitable for experts, it also explains the effects and expressive powers of the musical arts. The authors present the various methods of producing sound with great passion, vividly explaining how early musical inventions were scattered across the globe and how they evolved in various cultures. Clearly arranged, the structure of the book provides a quick overview of the history, symbolism, construction, and playing technique of each of the instruments discussed. The World Atlas of Musical Instruments is an indispensable reference work for every professional musician and for interested amateurs.

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Goins' Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings. Goins Goins' Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings. Goins

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Goins' Encyclopedia, is one of the most talked about books in recent memory. Since the first Encyclopedia became required reading for all cutlery collectors 12 years ago, John and Charlotte Goins have been deluged with ever more questions, queries, and bits of information on old firms and markings. Increasingly, collectors have wondered if and when there might be an update to that knife collector's "bible." Friends, the answer is yes, and that day is finally here. For those of you unfamiliar with the "Goins Book," Goins' Encyclopedia contains summaries of the known history behind practically every marking found on antique cutlery. There are literally thousands of cutlery manufacturers, importers, dealers, hardware firms, barber supply companies, and the like included in its scope. When it comes to historical information on the brands of old knives, razors, or anything else that goes 'cut,' Goins' Encyclopedia is far and away the best single resource.

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A Simple Guide to Proofs, Stamps and Trademarks on Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols. Fowkes A Simple Guide to Proofs, Stamps and Trademarks on Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols. Fowkes

A Simple Guide to Proofs, Stamps and Trademarks on Rifles, Shotguns Pistols.

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French Eighteenth-Century Clocks and Barometers in the Wallace Collection. Hughes French Eighteenth-Century Clocks and Barometers in the Wallace Collection. Hughes

The 4th Marquess of Hertford had a passion for clocks, collecting them in both Paris and London. Most were kept in his apartment in the rue Laffitte, but several, acquired in England, were part of the furnishings of Hertford House, notably the monumental astronomical clock. Despite the elaborate movement of the latter, Lord Hertford, like the French eighteenth-century noblemen whose tastes he so often shared, bought his clocks for the artistry of their cases, whether in Boulle marquetry, gilt and patinated bronze, gilt bronze and marble, Sevres porcelain, lapis lazuli, tulipwood or ebony. His taste in clocks was supremely that of a collector for whom time itself did not matter.
All the eighteenth-century clocks and barometers formerly owned by the Marquess and now in the Wallace Collection are featured in this book. For each clock a description of the case and movement is provided, along with details of the work of the clockmakers, cabinetmakers, bronze founders and gilders. There are full-page colour illustrations of each clock, accompanied by details in black and white of the movements and photographs of comparable clocks. Essays on clock cases and on clock movements and barometers put the Marquess's collection in its historical context, while a glossary and diagrams provide technical details.
Of great interest to historians of the decorative arts and to horologists, the book will also appeal to anyone with a love of French art of the eighteenth century.

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Custom Knifemaking : 10 Projects from a Master Craftsman. McCreight. Custom Knifemaking : 10 Projects from a Master Craftsman. McCreight.

Secondhand Ex Cond.
Ten projects that together constitute a survey of knifemaking skills. Learn how to cut, shape, heat, treat, and finish a knife.

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World War One Soldiers-1914-1918. Mirouse. World War One Soldiers-1914-1918. Mirouse.

Never before have actual battle uniforms, individual equipment and weapons of the infantrymen of the great war been illustrated in such authentic detail. Original surviving items, painstakingly assembled from rare private and public collections, are illustrated in full colour on live models, just as they were worn in the battlefield. Each of these 31 soldiers: British, Belgian, French, German, Russian, Austrian, Italian and American, is photographed from both front and back, with key diagrams, and accompanied by a detailed commentary.

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Goins' Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings. Goins Goins' Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings. Goins

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Goins' Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition is one of the most talked about books in recent memory. Since the first Encyclopedia became required reading for all cutlery collectors 12 years ago, John and Charlotte Goins have been deluged with ever more questions, queries, and bits of information on old firms and markings. Increasingly, collectors have wondered if and when there might be an update to that knife collector's "bible." Friends, the answer is yes, and that day is finally here. For those of you unfamiliar with the "Goins Book," Goins' Encyclopedia contains summaries of the known history behind practically every marking found on antique cutlery. There are literally thousands of cutlery manufacturers, importers, dealers, hardware firms, barber supply companies, and the like included in its scope. When it comes to historial information on the brands of old knives, razors, or anything else that goes 'cut,' Goins' Encyclopedia is far and away the best single resource.

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Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Specters of the Nuclear Age. Miller. Weapons of Mass Destruction. Specters of the Nuclear Age. Miller.

The Nuclear Age properly began with the discovery of the nucleus by Ernest Rutherford in 1911, but its impact on civilization began with the use of atomic bombs against Japan in WWII. The development of atomic bombs forever changed the world. From having a single bomb immediately after the Nagasaki attack, the United States would go on to build some 70,000 nuclear bombs over the course of the Cold War. The colossal brinkmanship with the Soviet Union threatened each country's people. Why were so many bombs thought to be necessary? How did the infrastructure come about to enable the delicate business of building and deploying so many bombs? This book answers these questions and more; through high quality photographs the full flowering of the warheads and delivery systems of the nuclear age are shown in chilling detail.

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Preserving Our Proud Heritage. Taubert. Preserving Our Proud Heritage. Taubert.

The Australian Army’s customs and traditions represent the symbols and substance of much of our national character, adopted from Army’s forebears and developed since 1901 to where we are today. In the form of the ‘Rising Sun’, these traditions shape Army’s institutional values and to an extent its collective personality, which provides – along with serving members both past and present – the Army’s beating heart. Army’s foundations, exhibited through its customs and traditions, will ensure it continues to draw the pride and respect of the nation.
Much can be learnt from the past and Army constantly draws on the importance of its comparatively young but rich history. These origins have provided the forms for its badges, insignia and symbols of office; the way Army demonstrates respect for the past through formal functions and dinners, the way it addresses its people and the way they wear their uniform. These tangible links to Army’s past, like the weft and warp of a rich historical tapestry, set it up well for its furture. Just as Army respects its past, it and its people will respect it today and tomorrow.
This thoroughly researched and beautifully presented full colour edition of Preserving Our Proud Heritage: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army includes a companion CD of the Australian Army’s Regimental marches and bugle calls, assembled together for the very first time.
Includes a CD of the Australian Army’s Regimental Marches and Bugle Calls.

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Military Aircraft Markings and Profiles. Wheeler. Military Aircraft Markings and Profiles. Wheeler.

Traces the history of aircraft camouflage from the age of the biplanes to today's jets, including data on the shapes and insignia of one hundred forty aircraft

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The Official Guide to Gunmarks: Third Edition. Balderson. The Official Guide to Gunmarks: Third Edition. Balderson.

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THE ULTIMATE GUN IDENTIFICATION AND REFERENCE GUIDE!
Completely updated and expanded, this new edition of The Official Guide to Gunmarks identifies manufacturers' marks that appear on American and foreign pistols, rifles, and shotguns. It is the perfect reference for discerning collectors to take with them to gun shows and auctions.
[ ] COMPREHENSIVE. Virtually every gunmark you are likely to encounter is illustrated and indexed for easy reference. Modern proof and inspection marks from the late nineteenth century to the present day indicate the gun's country of origin and the specific test that was performed to qualify it. Military Acceptance Marks are listed for nations that don't require proof marks.
[ ] LOADED WITH INFORMATION. A complete reference offering new, important features: date of manufacture, curios and relics, manufacturers and importers, associations, and an essential glossary of firearm terms. A lively Q&A section investigates current firearm topics.
[ ] PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. The Official Guide to Gunmarks enables collectors to overcome the difficulties of determining makers' marks and proof marks, pointing out which marks make a firearm valuable and rare, and how to spot fakes and forgeries.
[ ] BONUS FEATURE. A special section translates the Waffenamt numerical system, used by the Germans during World War II in lieu of manufacturers' names.

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