Tag: Battles

The Biggest Tank Battles of World War II The History of the Most Decisive Tank Encounters between Allies and Axis [Audiobook]

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English | ISBN: 9798868699009 | 2023 | 5 hours and 11 minutes | M4B@128 kbps | 287 MB
Author: Charles River Editors
Narrator: Bill Caufield

The tank was first developed by the British and French during World War I as a means to break the deadlock on the Western Front. More so than any previous war, the balance of power lay with the defense, as machine guns, trenches, bunkers, barbed wire, and rapid-firing rifles all made frontal assaults on established positions prohibitively costly. In the closing months of the war, the tank partially evened up that balance, even as the war’s commanders initially proved unsure of how to use them. While it cannot be said that the tank won the war, it contributed to its end and if the fighting had continued another year, the mass production that had started in Allied countries may have proved decisive. World War II was the culmination of a quarter century of tank development, and it would also be the first major test of tanks in mobile warfare during which they had to face other tanks.


Classic RAF Battles from World War One to the Present

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Brockhampton Press | 2002 | ISBN: 186019897X | English | 180 pages | PDF | 112.43 MB
The Royal Air Force has earned its celebrated reputation for excellence and courage over seven decades of service to Britain, through two World Wars and many small incidents, events and flash-points the world over. In compiling this superb visual testament to the RAF, the general aim has been to capture the very reason for the RAF’s existence – the combat actions which have given it such an historic tradition of defence to the nation. Some scenes are of general campaigns or aspects of the RAF’s history; most, however, are of specific raids, operations or incidents; but they all demonstrate the variety of locations, task’s and aircraft types that feature in the RAF’s reputation.


British Battles of the Spanish Civil War How Volunteers from Britain Fought against Franco

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English | ISBN: 1526782812 | 2023 | 248 pages | EPUB | 19 MB
The Spanish Civil War continues to attract attention as a brutal political and military struggle which foreshadowed the wider war across Europe that followed, and it has given rise to myths that have become commonplace since the war ended eighty years ago. Few of these myths are as potent as those associated with the International Brigades, the 45,000 volunteers from many countries who traveled to Spain to fight for the Second Republic. That is why this perceptive and original study by Charles Esdaile is so valuable. Using the recorded experience of the British Brigaders as well as primary research in the Spanish archives, he thoroughly re-examines the contribution they made to the war effort against the Nationalists of General Franco.


Battles of the Civil War

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English | 2019 | ISBN: 1017664293, 1010108948 | EPUB | pages: 172 | 0.9 mb
In all history of this American Republic, or perhaps any other nation, there was no conflict that was so terrible as our Civil war. Napoleon’s efforts to bring into reality his dream of universal empire would not compare with it.


Battles Of English History

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English | 2015 | ISBN: 1517072867, 0530731819 | EPUB | pages: 302 | 0.4 mb
It has been the business of my life to teach history: and the informal division of labour which comes to pass in a University has led me to pay special attention to the military side of it. This aspect of history involves much comparison of statements and weighing of evidence, and is therefore calculated to be very useful to those for whom the study of history is, not their permanent occupation, but the means of completing their mental training. Campaigns and battles present in an exceptionally clear shape the stock problems of history, what was done, why it was done, what were the results, what ought to have been done, what would have been the consequences if this or that important detail had been different. It is however not easy to gain from books a clear general idea of a campaign or a battle, harder perhaps than to obtain a similar grasp of the work of a legislator, or of the drift of a social change. To the ordinary historian the military side is only one aspect of his theme, and very possibly an aspect which interests him but little. He narrates the facts as given him by his authorities: but when these are vague, as mediaeval writers mostly are, or discrepant, as modern writers are who mean to be precise and write from different standpoints, he need be something of an expert to make his narrative lifelike. On the other hand, purely military works are, very reasonably, technical: they are written for experts, to whom the technical language is familiar, and they often go into considerable detail. Ordinary readers are apt, consequently, to want help in obtaining from them a clear idea of the outline of events.


My Fighting Family Borders and Bloodlines and the Battles That Made Us [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0C21DVJQQ | 2024 | 10 hours and 44 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 308 MB
Author: Morgan Campbell
Narrator: Morgan Campbell

The debut memoir from award-winning journalist Morgan Campbell: an incredible history of a family’s battles across generations, a hilarious and emotional coming-of-age story, and a powerful reckoning with what it means to be Black in Canada-particularly when you have strong American roots. Morgan Campbell comes from "a fighting family," a connection and clash that reaches back to the south side of Chicago in the 1930s. His father’s and mother’s families were both part of the Great Migration from the U.S. rural south to the industrial north, but a history of perceived slights and social-class differences solidified a great feud that only intensified over the course of the century after the families came together in marriage and split up across the border.


Win Your Inner Battles Defeat the Enemy Within and Live with Purpose [Audiobook]

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English | September 14, 2022 | ASIN: B0BFBX4F7G | M4B@128 kbps | 2h 37m | 143 MB
Author and Narrator: Darius Foroux
Do you want to change your career? Start a business? Stop losing sleep over a deadline? End your relationship? Or maybe, just live a fulfilling life? Everyone has goals and ambitions in life. But we often don’t pursue our inner desires because of one thing: fear and a lack of self-confidence.
In Win Your Inner Battles, I will show you how to destroy fear and live your life with a sense of purpose.


Writing Battles New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

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English | ISBN: 1788316746 | 2020 | 280 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Battles have long featured prominently in historical consciousness, as moments when the balance of power was seen to have tipped, or when aspects of collective identity were shaped. But how have perspectives on warfare changed? How similar are present day ideologies of warfare to those of the medieval period?


The End of World War II The History of the Battles that Ended the Fighting in Europe and the Pacific [Audiobook]

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English | ISBN: 9798868609022 | 2023 | 10 hours and 27 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 299 MB
Author: Charles River Editors
Narrator: Bill Caufield

After the successful amphibious invasion on D-Day in June 1944, the Allies began racing east toward Germany and liberating France along the way. The Allies had landed along a 50 mile stretch of French coast, and despite suffering 8,000 casualties on D-Day, over 100,000 still began the march across the western portion of the continent. By the end of August 1944, the German Army in France was shattered, with 200,000 killed or wounded and a further 200,000 captured. However, Adolf Hitler reacted to the news of invasion with glee, figuring it would give the Germans a chance to destroy the Allied armies that had water to their backs. As he put it, "The news couldn’t be better. We have them where we can destroy them." While that sounds delusional in retrospect, it was Hitler’s belief that by splitting the Allied march across Europe in their drive toward Germany, he could cause the collapse of the enemy armies and cut off their supply lines.