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344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
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401 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
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72 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
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144 pages
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xxvii, 436 pages : maps, illustrations ; 28 cm
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xvi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm.
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217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction /Development /Use /Impact /Select Bibliography /Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780963853 20160612
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 Fallschirmjager 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780963853 20160612
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160 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
German Machine Guns of the Second World War is a highly illustrated record of the German war machine between 1939 - 1945. Many of the photographs, all from the authors collection, come originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war. Arranged by theatre chronologically, the book analyses the development of the machine gun and describes how the Germans carefully utilised weapons such as the MG34 and the much vaunted MG42 into both offensive and defensive roles. Supported by a host of other machine guns like the MP28, MP38/40 and the lethal Sturmgerher 44, it depicts how these formidable machine guns fought against an ever increasing enemy threat. Using over 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, this book provides a unique insight into German weaponry from early Blitzkrieg campaigns to the final demise of the Nazi empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781592731 20160612
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xxvi, 575 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The Lions' Gate (May-June, 1967). May Day ; The Center ; Born to serve ; A time of waiting ; No-man's-land ; "the Temple Mount is in our hands" ; "Jerusalem of Iron"
  • The seventh day (1967-1973). The summer of Mercaz ; The Kibbutzniks come home ; The children return to their borders ; Attrition ; The invention of Yisrael Harel ; Utopias lost and found ; Across the border
  • Atonement (1973-1982). Brave-hearted men ; "Our forces passed a quiet night in Suez" ; The home front ; "End of the orange season" ; A new Israel ; Building different Israels ; Hurban
  • Middle age (1982-1992). The forty-first kilometer ; Civil wars ; Idolatrous fire ; New beginnings ; Under siege
  • The end of the Six Day War (1992-2002). A new Israel, again ; Almost normal ; Careening toward the center.
In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present.
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288 p. : ill., maps (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.
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12. The gun [2010]

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481 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Origins
  • The birth of machine guns
  • Machine guns in action
  • Hiram Maxim changes war
  • Slaughter made industrial : the Great War
  • Invention and distribution
  • Stalin's contest : the creation of the AK-47
  • The breakout : mass production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47
  • Aftermath ; consequences of the AK-47's global spread
  • The accidental rifle
  • Everyman's gun
  • Epilogue : the twentieth-first century's rifle.
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2 v. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
  • t. 1. Ses combats
  • t. 2. Son âme.
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288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The Civil War's single-shot, muzzle-loading musket revolutionized warfare - or so we've been told for years. Noted historian Earl J. Hess forcefully challenges that claim, offering a new, clear-eyed, and convincing assessment of the rifle musket's actual performance on the battlefield and its impact on the course of the Civil War.Many contemporaries were impressed with the new weapon's increased range of 500 yards, compared to the smoothbore musket's range of 100 yards, and assumed that the rifle was a major factor in prolonging the Civil War. Historians have also assumed that the weapon dramatically increased casualty rates, made decisive victories rare, and relegated cavalry and artillery to far lesser roles than they played in smoothbore battles.Hess presents a completely new assessment of the rifle musket, contending that its impact was much more limited than previously supposed and was confined primarily to marginal operations such as skirmishing and sniping. He argues further that its potential to alter battle line operations was virtually nullified by inadequate training, soldiers' preference for short-range firing, and the difficulty of seeing the enemy at a distance. He notes that bullets fired from the new musket followed a parabolic trajectory unlike those fired from smoothbores; at mid-range, those rifle balls flew well above the enemy, creating two killing zones between which troops could operate untouched. He also presents the most complete discussion to date of the development of skirmishing and sniping in the Civil War.Drawing upon the observations and reflections of the soldiers themselves, Hess offers the most compelling argument yet made regarding the actual use of the rifle musket and its influence on Civil War combat. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, his book will be of special interest to Civil War scholars, buffs, re-enactors, and gun enthusiasts alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700616077 20160528
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xi, 258 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments.Author's Note.Introduction.1. Protecting the Motherland.2. A Reputation Born in the Rice Paddies.3. Pandora's Box.4. The African Credit Card.5. The Kalashnikov Culture Reaches Latin America.6. Kalashnikov and His Gun Visit America.7. The United Nations Takes On the True Weapons of Mass Destruction.8. AK versus M-16: Part 2.9. The Second Selling of the AK.Epilogue: The Last Days of the AK?Notes.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470168806 20160528
No single weapon has spread so much raw power to so many people in so little time and had such a devastating effect as the AK 47 assault rifle. This book examines the legacy of this world changing weapon, from its creation as means of fighting the Nazis to its ubiquity today in every kind of conflict, from civil wars in Africa to gang wars in L.A.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470168806 20160528
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16. Kalashnikov : AK47 [2006]

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96 p. : ill., port. ; 18 cm.
  • Introduction 1 An icon is born 2 Kalashnikov chic 3 Symbol of power 4 Weapon of war 5 Kids and Kalashnikov 6 Guns for Goats Contacts and resources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781904456308 20160528
Vodka, chess, hip-hop and child soldiers...all these are linked by the Kalashnikov, the iconic but deadly Russian rifle. Some 90 million of these guns exist - and they do not die when their owners do. Now made in dozens of countries it has been fired in hundreds of conflicts since its introduction. It has a terrible claim to fame: the most effective weapon ever invented. Trigger Issues - "Kalashnikov" explains the arms trade, politics and culture through the grimly fascinating lens of the world's deadliest weapon and shows how its direct social effects have swept across whole continents. In contrast, campaigns round the world are removing guns from gangs and communities. As they are recycled and made into sculptures might the Kalashnikov one day be seen as a symbol of peace?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781904456308 20160528
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185 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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220 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
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440 p. : ill., map ; 31 cm.
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301 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
On 24 June 2003, six British military policemen were killed in the most horrific circumstances in Iraq. At the same time, and in the same town, a small patrol of the Parachute Regiment shot its way out of an Iraqi ambush. Mark Nicol investigates the controversial deaths of the Military Policemen, drawing on their own diaries and letters home, as well as eyewitness testimony from their Iraqi Police interpreters. At the same time, he tells the incredible story of how a hopelessly outnumbered patrol of Paras managed to escape the fury of the mob. The Paras were ready to die, fighting, in the best traditions of the maroon berets. Their lives were ultimately saved by Private Freddy Ellis, whose bravery under fire moved his commander on the ground to recommend he be decorated. Sergeant Gordon Robertson was awarded a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his leadership during the contact. This was the British BLACKHAWK DOWN. Mark Nicol has travelled back to Iraq to produce the first and only coherent account of the bloodiest day of the British experience in Iraq.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297846413 20160528
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