Download E-books Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE and the Free Thai Underground during World War II (Cambridge Military Histories) PDF

By E. Bruce Reynolds

Regardless of its 1941 alliance with Japan, Thai leaders controlled to set up clandestine family members with China, Britain and the USA, each one of which had targets for postwar impact in Bangkok. established mostly on lately declassified intelligence files, this narrative background completely explores those relatives, info Allied mystery operations and sheds new gentle at the extreme contention among the British detailed Operations govt (SOE) and the U.S. workplace of Strategic providers (OSS).

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Download E-books The Siegfried Line Campaign PDF

To many an Allied soldier and officer and to numerous armchair strategists, global warfare II in Europe seemed close to an finish while in overdue summer season of 1944 Allied armies raced throughout northern France, Belgium, and Luxembourg to the very gates of Germany. That this used to be no longer, actually, the case used to be a painful lesson that the months of September, October, November, and December could clarify with stark emphasis. the tale of the sweep from Normandy to the German frontier has been instructed within the already released Breakout and Pursuit. the current quantity relates the reports of the 1st and 9th U.S. Armies, the 1st Allied Airborne military, and people American devices which fought lower than British and Canadian command, at the northern flank of the conflict entrance that stretched around the face of Europe from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean. The operations of the 3rd U.S. military within the heart, from mid-September via mid-December, were stated within the Lorraine crusade; these of the 7th U.S. military at the south should be instructed within the Riviera to the Rhine, a quantity in education. in contrast to the grand sweep of the pursuit, the breaching of the West Wall known as for the main grueling type of combating. large armies waged the crusade defined' during this booklet, however the person soldier, pitting his braveness and stamina opposed to harsh components in addition to a obdurate enemy, emerges because the relocating spirit of those armies. within the pain of the Huertgen woodland, the disappointment of MARKET-GARDEN, the savagery of the fight for Aachen, the valor of the yankee soldier and his gallant comrades proved the critical factor of eventual victory.

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Download E-books One Day in History: December 7, 1941 PDF

Offering a different method of heritage, this sequence of person encyclopedias will delineate and clarify the folks, areas, occasions, chronology, and ramifications of pivotal days in background. One Day in heritage: December 7, 1941 will offer a accomplished and fascinating assessment of this date in heritage in addition to an exam of the topic regarding the date—the assault on Pearl Harbor and international conflict II. This quantity will disguise all points of December 7, 1941, together with history info explaining what resulted in the date's occasions and post-date research discussing the results and outcomes of the day's events.

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Download E-books German Headgear in World War II: SS/NSDAP/Police/Civilian/Misc.: A Photographic Study of German Hats and Helmets (German Headgear in World War II , Vol 2) PDF

This quantity set through Pat Moran and Jon Maguire illustrates, in complete colour, over 240 visor hats and helmets of the German: military, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, SS, NSDAP, Police, Civilian, and miscellaneous formations. every one peaked hat is proven from 4 angles, together with inside, and insignia element. those volumes are a needs to for creditors of German headgear and militaria, in addition to modelers and scholars of army uniforms.

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Download E-books Sharing Secrets with Stalin: How the Allies Traded Intelligence, 1941-1945 (Modern War Studies) (Modern War Studies (Hardcover)) PDF

By Bradley F. Smith

Bestselling writer Bradley Smith unearths the strangely wealthy trade of wartime intelligence among the Anglo-American allies and the Soviet Union, in addition to the approaches and politics that made such an trade attainable.

Between the past due Thirties and 1945, allied intelligence organisations multiplied at an incredible expense which will gather the key details their governments had to win the conflict. yet, as Smith demonstrates, the call for for intelligence some distance outpaced the power of anyone best friend to supply it. as a result, Washington, London, and Moscow have been pressured to proportion a few of their such a lot delicate secrets and techniques.

Historians have lengthy identified in regards to the shut Anglo-American intelligence collaboration, yet before the Soviet connection has been principally unexplored. Smith contends that chilly conflict animosities helped hold this tale from a public that will have stumbled on it tough to think that such cooperation used to be ever attainable. in reality, respectable denials from such illustrious chilly Warriors as splendid court docket Justice Lewis Powell and the CIA's Sherman Kent persevered good into the past due Eighties.

Smith argues that, opposite to the legit tale, Soviet-American intelligence exchanges have been either broad and winning. He exhibits that East and West weren't as opposed to one another in the course of the warfare or as made up our minds to march correct off into the chilly warfare as many have urged. between different issues, he offers convincing proof that the U.S. military gave the Soviets its highest-grade extremely intelligence in August 1945 to hurry up the Soviet advances within the a long way East.

Based on interviews and large learn in Anglo-American documents and regardless of restricted entry to tenaciously guarded Soviet files, Smith's publication persuasively demonstrates how reluctant and suspicious allies, pushed through the cruel realities of overall conflict, ultimately put aside their ideological ameliorations to paintings heavily with humans they neither depended on nor fairly loved.

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Download E-books Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims PDF

By Paul Begg

The variety of girls murdered and mutilated through Jack the Ripper is very unlikely to grasp, even if so much researchers now agree on 5 participants. those 5 canonical circumstances were tested at size in Ripper literature, yet different modern murders and assaults bearing powerful resemblance to the ugly Ripper slayings have obtained scant awareness. those unsolved situations are the point of interest of this interesting book.
 
the amount devotes separate chapters to a dozen lady sufferers who have been attacked throughout the years of Jack the Ripper’s homicide spree. Their negative stories—a few survived to endure witness, yet so much died in their wounds—illuminate key features of the Ripper case and the interval: the gangs of London’s Whitechapel district, Victorian prostitutes, the general public panic encouraged via the crimes and fueled through reporters, clinical practices of the day, police strategies and competency, and the possible lifestyles of different serial killers. The e-book additionally considers crimes at the start attributed to Jack the Ripper in different components of england and the area, particularly big apple, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. In a last bankruptcy, the force to discover the id of the Ripper is tested, taking a look at modern and later suspects in addition to a number of very important theories, revealing the lengths to which a few have long past to say good fortune in selecting Jack the Ripper.

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Download E-books L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City PDF

By John Buntin

Now the TNT unique sequence MOB CITY

Midcentury l. a.. A urban offered to the area as "the white spot of America," a land of light and orange groves, healthy Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, secure by means of the world’s most famed police strength, the Dragnet-era LAPD. at the back of this public photo lies a hidden global of "pleasure women" and crooked police officers, ruthless newspaper tycoons, corrupt politicians, and East Coast gangsters at the make. Into this underworld got here men—one L.A.’ s such a lot infamous gangster, the opposite its most famed police chief—each ready to conflict the opposite for the soul of the town.

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Download E-books Sudden Terror PDF

By Larry Crompton

This e-book relies at the genuine case of the East region Rapist, later often referred to as the unique evening Stalker, a masked guy who terrorized California groups for ten years; 1976 via 1986, and probably to this present day. simply because i used to be now not taken with the preliminary rape investigations, they're written from thousands of news, notes, memos, newspaper clippings, conversations and interviews with those that have been concerned. The crimes are real. The crimes are genuine. whereas all characters and occasions have direct opposite numbers within the telling of the tale, i've got created a few discussion within the curiosity of clarity. The police officers within the preliminary rapes are usually not real, their activities are. Their names and outlines are thoroughly fictitious. The names of the sufferers, witnesses and suspects are fictitious; the phobia, the discussion throughout the crimes, and the investigations are genuine. The law enforcement officials curious about the circumstances after i used to be concerned are actual, their names and discussion is real, the investigations are actual. The soreness and terror can have decreased within the minds of the sufferers, i'm hoping that the discomfort doesn't go back. My cause is to inform the tale with no endangering the privateness or the distinction of the sufferers. they've got suffered adequate.

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