The Pointblank Directive Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan that Saved D-Day (Osprey General Military)

History / Military

The Pointblank Directive: Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan that Saved D-Day (Osprey General Military)
The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History (Osprey General Military)
Tiger (Osprey General Military)
The King in the North
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, „Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Volume 2, 18th Edition“

The Pointblank Directive: Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan that Saved D-Day (Osprey General Military)

Osprey Publishing | 2012 | ISBN: 1849089337 | English | 286 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 6 MB

Where was the Luftwaffe on D-Day? Following decades of debate, 2010 saw a formerly classified history restored and in it was a new set of answers. Pointblank is the result of extensive new research that creates a richly textured portrait of perhaps the last untold story of D-Day: three uniquely talented men and why the German Air Force was unable to mount an effective combat against the invasion forces. Following a year of unremarkable bombing against German aircraft industries, General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces, placed his lifelong friend General Carl A. “Tooey” Spaatz in command of the strategic bombing forces in Europe, and his protégé, General James “Jimmy” Doolittle, command of the Eighth Air Force in England. For these fellow aviation strategists, he had one set of orders – sweep the skies clean of the Luftwaffe by June 1944. Spaatz and Doolittle couldn’t do that but they could clear the skies sufficiently to gain air superiority over the D-Day beaches. The plan was called Pointblank.

The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History (Osprey General Military)

Osprey Publishing | 2013 | ISBN: 1782001891 | English | 256 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 13 MB

The Special Boat Squadron was Britain’s most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in early 1943, having previously operated under the auspices of the SAS during the war in North Africa. Unlike its sister unit, which numbered more than 1,000 men, the SBS never comprised more than 100. Led by men such as the famed Victoria Cross recipient Anders Lassen, the SBS went from island to island in the Mediterranean, landing in the dead of night in small fishing boats and launching savage hit and run raids on the Germans. By the end of the war they had served in Italy, the Balkans and mainland Greece, and following the cessation of hostilities their deeds were airbrushed out of history by an establishment that had never warmed to their piratical exploits. Through unrivalled access to the SBS archives and interviews with the surviving members of the unit, Gavin Mortimer has pieced together the dramatic exploits of this elite fighting force, fully illustrated with images of their daring actions, finally granting the unit the recognition they so richly deserved.

Tiger (Osprey General Military)

2013 | ISBN: 1780962010 | English | 256 Pages | True PDF | 18 MB

The King in the North

2013 | 816 pages | PDF | 16.71 Mb

This book is more than just a biography of the first great English monarch: it is a stunningly researched, wide-ranging, beautifully written and revelatory history of seventh-century Britain in all its aspects.
swald Whiteblade lived one of the most influential and colourful lives in early English history. Before his death in battle against the pagans of Mercia cut short his reign as king of Northumbria (634-42), he remodelled his northeastern English homeland as a Christian kingdom, founded the monastery of Lindisfarne, introduced a culture of learning which influenced all Europe, and became the most powerful ruler in Britain.
Max Adams’s thrilling account rescues Oswald from Dark Age obscurity to reveal an unjustly forgotten English hero – a king whose return from exile to reclaim his birthright was the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien’s Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings.

Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, „Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Volume 2, 18th Edition“

ISBN: 0393922154 | 2013 | PDF | 1013 pages | 69 MB

A storytelling approach that engages students with features to help them master core content, think critically, and make connections.
The engaging narrative and carefully crafted, innovative pedagogical tools in Western Civilizations are based on the co-authors’ own teaching experiences. The text provides balanced coverage, places the West in a larger global context, and carefully integrates new research. In the eighteenth edition, the early modern period has been completely overhauled—and now includes a new chapter on the Atlantic World.