Download E-books Armor PDF

By John Steakley

The army sci-fi vintage in a awesome new package

Felix is an Earth soldier, encased in designated physique armor designed to resist Earth's so much implacable enemy-a bioengineered, insectoid alien horde. yet Felix can be built with inner mechanisms that allow him, and his fellow squaddies, to outlive conflict events that may damage a man's mind.

This is a outstanding novel of the horror, the braveness, and the aftermath of combat--and how the power of the human spirit may be the best armor of all.

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Download E-books Royal Scots Greys (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Charles Grant

For nearly 3 centuries the Royal Scots Greys have had the proud contrast of being Scoland's simply average cavalry regiment, famed for his or her individual provider list from Marlborough's Wars (1702-1713) to international struggle II. certainly, the Greys at Waterloo shape the most memorable positive factors of army heritage. With their cry of "Scotland forever!" they charged upon the French ranks seizing the imperial eagle of the French forty fifth Regimental. This booklet additionally appears at how this conventional cavalry unit struggled to come back to phrases with the realities of recent battle through the Anglo-Boer battle (1899-1902) and global battle I. apparatus and association utilized in those combats are all specified in complete and uniforms are proven in complete colour paintings.

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Download E-books Cold Choices PDF

By Larry Bond

Following the occasions Jerry Mitchell encountered in Dangerous Ground, the pilot-turned-submarine officer is now a division head, the navigator, aboard USS Seawolf. Now on a project deep within the Barents Sea, north of Russia, Seawolf explores the ocean ground, a part of a worldly reconnaissance plan that would watch the Russian military because it trains for conflict. even though good open air Russia’s territorial waters, Seawolf is ambushed through Russia’s most up-to-date submarine, Severodvinsk. even though it doesn’t hearth any guns, its competitive new captain, Alexi Petrov, harasses the intruder with dangerously speedy, insanely shut passes by way of the yankee boat.
The subs collide, with the Russian boat crippled and trapped at the backside. basically Seawolf is aware the place she is, and the remainder of the Russian fleet is just too offended to hear. Mitchell and his shipmates need to retain their very own broken boat afloat, work out the way to make the Russians hear, and maintain the trapped Russian submariners alive till they are often kept - if that's even possible.

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Download E-books Alesia 52 BC: The final struggle for Gaul (Campaign) PDF

By Nic Fields

Caesar's Legions laid siege to Vercingetorix's Gallic military in a single of the main tactically remarkable battles of all time. Outnumbered 6:1, the Romans equipped siege traces dealing with inward and outward and avoided the Gauls from breaking the siege. The crusade resulting in the conflict published ingenuity on each side, notwithstanding in spite of everything Caesar validated his status in those actions.

In fifty two BC, Caesar's persisted technique of annihilation had engendered a spirit of desperation, which detonated right into a insurrection of Gallic tribes below the management of the charismatic, younger, Arvernian noble, Vercingetorix. notwithstanding the Gallic humans shared a standard language and tradition, forging a coalition among the fiercely self sustaining tribes was once an almost very unlikely feat, and it was once a tribute to Vercingetorix's character and skill.

Initially Vercingetorix's process was once to attract the Romans into pitched conflict. Vercingetorix was once soundly overwhelmed within the open box conflict opposed to Caesar at Noviodunum, by way of the Roman sack of Avaricum. even though, the motion that at Gergovia amounted to the main critical opposite that Caesar confronted within the entire of the Gallic conflict. Vercingetorix all started a canny coverage of small struggle and shielding maneuvers, which gravely hampered Caesar's pursuits through removing his offers. For Caesar it used to be to be a grim summertime - his entire Gallic company confronted liquidation.

In the development, by way of fabulous management, strength of hands, and sometimes sheer success, Caesar succeeded. This culminated within the siege of Alesia (north of Dijon), which Caesar himself brilliantly narrates (Bellum Gallicum 7.68-89). together with his 80,000 warriors and 1,500 horsemen entrenched atop a mesa at Alesia, the star-crossed Vercingetorix believed Alesia used to be unassailable. Commanding lower than 50,000 legionaries and diverse auxiliaries, Caesar however started the siege. Vercingetorix then dispatched his cavalry to rally reinforcements from throughout Gaul, and in flip Caesar built a contravallation and circumvallation, a double wall of fortifications round Alesia dealing with towards and clear of the oppidum. whilst the Gallic aid military arrived, the Romans confronted the soldiers in Alesia plus an alleged 250,000 warriors and 8,000 horsemen attacking from with no. Caesar adroitly hired his inside strains, his fortifications, and the higher education and self-discipline of his males to offset the Gallic virtue, yet after days of heavy struggling with, his military was once pressed to the verge of collapse. at the 3rd day, the Gauls, outfitted with fascines, scaling ladders and grappling hooks, captured the northwestern perspective of the circumvallation, which shaped a vital element within the Roman siege works. In desperation, Caesar individually led the final of his reserves in a do-or-die counterattack, and while his Germanic horsemen outflanked the Gauls and took them within the rear, the conflict decisively grew to become. The effective reduction military was once repulsed.

Vercingetorix ultimately admitted defeat, and the full strength surrendered the next day to come. Alesia was once to be the final major resistance to Roman will in Gaul. It concerned nearly each Gallic tribe in a disastrous defeat, and there have been adequate captives for every legionary to be presented one to promote as a slave. In a truly actual feel Alesia symbolized the extinction of Gallic liberty. Rebellions might come and move, yet by no means back may a Gallic warlord self reliant of Rome carry sway over the Celts of Gaul.

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Download E-books First Meetings in Ender's Universe (Other Tales from the Ender Universe) PDF

By Orson Scott Card

Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for most sensible Novel--and input his Universe via this choice of stories.

"The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the long run father of Ender. within the years among the 1st Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desirous to recruit tremendous army commanders to repel the alien invasion. they could have came upon their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin....

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written specially for this collection--a excellent yet smug John Paul Wiggin, now a college scholar, suits wits with an both marvelous graduate scholar.

"The funding Counselor" is decided after the top of the Bugger Wars. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass assassin, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive--until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his id and threatens to reveal Ender the Xenocide.

Also reprinted here's the unique award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first seemed in 1977.

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Download E-books El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492 (Men-At-Arms, No 200) PDF

The very identify El Cid sums up a lot of the specified personality of medieval Spanish conflict. It comes from the Arabic al sayyid, grasp or chieftain, and turns out to were given to Rodrigo de Vivar through his Muslim foes. yet was once it given in acceptance of El Cid's victories opposed to Islam within the 'Reconquista' – or simply because this Castilian nobleman was once as content material to serve beside the Muslims as to struggle them? the tale of the Christian conquest of the Iberian peninsula which gave upward push to the legend of El Cid, is the following tested via David Nicolle, who outlines the heritage, strategies, fingers and armour of the interval.

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Download E-books U.S. Army Human Intelligence Collector Field Manual PDF

Among the main the most important roles of the USA army within the international warfare on Terror is the gathering of human intelligence from prisoners of battle, illegal opponents, and others. at the heels of controversy over the various options used to extract information—such as waterboarding—the division of the military thoroughly revised its interrogation instructions. the result's this e-book, the us Army’s human intelligence assortment playbook, which supplies directions at the constitution, making plans and administration of human intelligence operations, the debriefing of infantrymen, and the research of identified relationships and map facts. the biggest and such a lot newsworthy part of the ebook info systems for screening and interrogation, which allows a selected variety of interrogation thoughts, defined in bankruptcy eight as “approach techniques.” those ideas, defined in nice aspect, hold such names as Emotional Love, Mutt and Jeff, False Flag, or even Separation. A must-read for today’s army buffs, U.S. military Human Intelligence Collector box handbook can be a precious source for a person looking concepts to hire within the amassing of information.

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Download E-books Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961-70 (Fortress) PDF

By Gordon L. Rottman

In 1961 US specific Forces devices begun getting into distant parts of Vietnam ruled by means of the Viet Cong. Their activity used to be to prepare neighborhood safeguard and strike forces geared toward preventing the enemy from gaining additional regulate of such components. the golf green Berets organize fortified camps from which indigenous troops defended neighborhood villages and attacked and confused the enemy. How those camps have been built, constructed, and defended is documented right here for the 1st time. This publication additionally covers the guns, obstacles, and stumbling blocks utilized in those camps, offering particular examples of camp layout, and info how they withstood the try out of conflict opposed to a decided and imaginative enemy.

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Download E-books Wellington's Infantry (2) (Men-at-Arms, Volume 119) PDF

By Bryan Fosten

In 1803 Sir John Moore's coverage was once to provide quick-thinking, clever, cellular infantrymen in a position to attacking on their lonesome initiative. Old-style drill manuals, which nonetheless ruled the learning of the mass of British infantry, have been put aside; and self-discipline used to be maintained, at the least to a point, by way of appeals to delight in self and unit instead of by way of the lash. during this better half quantity to Men-at-Arms 114 Wellington's Infantry 1, Bryan Fosten offers an attractive account of the historical past and uniforms of the sunshine infantry troops who served below Wellington, including quite a few illustrations together with 8 targeted complete web page color plates by way of the writer himself.

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