A Peiper S Tale

Author: Allan Peiper
Editor: Mousehold Press for Basque Children of '37 Association UK
ISBN: 9781874739395
Size: 17,55 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As a child growing up in Australia, Allan Peiper never knew where home was. In this book he tells of the new world and culture he discovered, as he fought prejudice and deceit, made friends and won races on the way to riding the Tour de France and becoming one of the most respected professional riders of the 1980s.

The Ronde

Author: Edward Pickering
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471169286
Size: 14,25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 220

'It wasn't a race but a war game' Bernard Hinault 'Without question, the hardest one-day bike race ever created' George Hincapie ?The Tour of Flanders – known to cycling fans as the Ronde – is the biggest one-day bike race in the world. It is a potent mix of grit, cobbles, steep climbs, narrow roads, national pride, beer, brutal weather and the maddest, most passionate fans in the sport. It’s the Tour de France boiled down into a single day of non-stop action – the Belgian equivalent of the Grand National, Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. And there’s yet more to it than that. Edward Pickering tells the story of the Tour of Flanders, its history, culture and meaning, through the prism of the 2011 Ronde, an incredible edition that was one of the most exciting bike races of the past half-century. He weaves the narrative of that day into a broader study of the race, with eyewitness accounts from the key locations of the Ronde and dozens of interviews with the riders. The Ronde is a textured portrait of a race, but it also explores the deep links between bike races and the landscape and culture in which they take place, and explains how cycling works, with the most detailed analysis of a single event ever seen.

Scottish Sporting Legends

Author: Robert Philip
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1780571666
Size: 11,72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 435

Scotland may not have won a World Cup (yet!), but many of the country’s sportsmen and women are revered as global legends, including Olympic and US Open champion Andy Murray and winner of six Olympic gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy. In football, the likes of Denis Law, ‘Slim’ Jim Baxter and Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone would not have looked out of place in the canary yellow of Brazil, while managers Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein have become part of football folklore, as has Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times. Amazingly, Scots have reached the top in just about every major sport: Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart in Formula One; Andy Murray in tennis; Ken Buchanan and Benny Lynch in the boxing ring; Chris Hoy in cycling; sprinters Allan Wells and Eric Liddell on the Olympic track; and, as befits a nation renowned as ‘the home of golf’, Sandy Lyle was recognised as the greatest player on the planet upon winning the Masters in 1988. Scottish sport is the richest of tapestries and in Scottish Sporting Legends the cream of the crop are entertainingly profiled in a revealing collection of pen portraits of stars past and present.

Jochen Peiper Justice Denied

Author: David G Williams
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291546073
Size: 12,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jochen Peiper was a Colonel in the Waffen SS. One of the wars more divisive men who was accused and convicted of more than 900 murders yet he walked free after only a few years in prison, why? This book covers his whole life, from his humble beginnings in Berlin to his rise to full Colonel in the SS, and his participation in numerous campaigns in Europe and the Eastern Front. The story leads to the war crimes trial held in Dachau in 1946, the results of that trial, and the use of coercion and dubious interrogation methods leading up to it. Many guilty men walked free and many innocent men remained in jail. Others who were clearly guilty and named were never prosecuted at all. Rules were dismissed and what was supposed to be a shining example of justice became an embarrassing mess. If Peiper and his men were guilty of the crimes convicted of, why were the sentences never carried out? Thoroughly researched using original archived documents and other material this book sheds new light on an old story.

Battle Of The Bulge

Author: Ray Merriam
Editor: Merriam Press
ISBN: 157638165X
Size: 15,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Size: 16,34 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ss Peiper

Author: Charles Whiting
Editor: Harvill Secker
Size: 10,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 322

Biografi om Jochen Peiper, der blev beskyldt for at være medansvarlig for Malmedy massakren under Ardenneroffensiven.

Beyond Monsters And Clowns

Author: Karl H. Theile
Editor: University Press of Amer
Size: 12,69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a comprehensive description and analysis of the 38 Combat-SS Divisions. The author was granted unparalleled access to all SS personnel files housed in the Document Center in Berlin, as well as interviews with veterans who served in these units. The result of this painstaking research is the most definitive work on the Combat-SS to be published in English. The author seeks to present facts that will correct the mythology and propaganda surrounding the 38 Combat-SS divisions since 1945. Contents: Setting the Stage; The Political-Military Heritage; The Formative Years; Unreadiness; Command, Strategy, Operations, Tactics, and Training; A New Elite Formation: The Birth of the Combat-SS; The Start of Armageddon to the Goetterdaemmerung: The W-SS; Atrocities During WW II: Fact or Fiction? The Military Trials and Justice; Appendix; Bibliography.

Tour De France Legendary Climbs

Author: Chris Sidwells
Editor: Carlton Books
ISBN: 9781780977904
Size: 20,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explore the intensity of the Tour de France's most challenging climbs as never before! In this stunning book, 20 notorious ascents that are beyond classification are captured in high-definition satellite photography from Google Earth including the 2,715-meter ascent of Col de la Bonette, the historic Great St Bernard Pass, Col du Galibier's incredibly torturous 15 percent gradient climb, and Alpe de Huze's famous hairpins."

Knights Of The Skull 1 Battle Group Peiper

Author: Wayne Vansant
Editor: Caliber Comics
ISBN: 1632945495
Size: 14,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The story of the infamous Panzer division that led the German Ardennes Offensive during World War II, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. This publication tells the tale of the young German commander, Joachim Peiper, as he spearheaded the offensive. Time was of the essence and he sacrificed tanks, his own men, and when it came time to take prisoners...he shot them instead, in what is now known as the Malmedy massacre. This tale is written and illustrated by one of the foremost creators working in historical comics today, Wayne Vansant. By Caliber Comics