The Tank Factory

Author: William Suttie
Editor: History Press
ISBN: 9780750961226
Size: 16,16 MB
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Despite being the inventor of the tank and responsible for campaign-winning tactics, by the start of the Second World War the United Kingdom had fallen well behind other nations in the design and build of armoured vehicles. Here, William Suttie uncovers the history of tank design from a government perspective and the decisions and failures that led to that state of affairs, and details the formation of the Fighting Vehicles Research and Development Establishment at Chertsey. Known as the Tank Factory, the Chertsey establishment sought to ensure that the United Kingdom became world-leading in the field of military vehicle research and design, and that the British Army would never be underprotected or outgunned again. Drawing on unpublished sources and photographs, this fascinating book reveals the establishment’s history, its groundbreaking research and its inventions and designs, including first-hand insights from those who worked there.

Military Aid To Egypt

Author: United States. General Accounting Office
Size: 11,10 MB
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Stalin S Keys To Victory

Author: Walter Scott Dunn
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990671
Size: 16,37 MB
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Traces the Soviet's key strategy on the Eastern Front, by detailing their emphasis on troop training and replacement through important battles and engagements.

British Tank Production And The War Economy 1934 1945

Author: Benjamin Coombs
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472512820
Size: 18,33 MB
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British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 explores the under-researched experiences of the British tank industry in the context of the pressures of war. Benjamin Coombs explores the various demands placed on British industry during the Second World War, looking at the political, military and strategy pressures involved. By comparing the British tank programme with the Canadian, American, Russian and Australian equivalents, this study offers an international perspective on this aspect of the war economy. Topics covered include the premature contraction of the tank programme and dependence on American armour, the supply of the Valentine tank to the Russian authorities and the ongoing employment of the tank in the postwar peacetime markets.

Guide S Life

Author: Mikel W. Dawson
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 162212166X
Size: 18,13 MB
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Guide's Life is an autobiographical memoir by Mikel W. Dawson. The book chronicles the author's life as a professional guide and a distinguished 23-year military career, including time spent as a member of the 7th ARCOM from 1993 until 2004. Growing up on a farm in southwest Idaho, Dawson graduated from the Greenleaf Friends Academy in 1974 and worked as a diesel mechanic, spending his spare time with horses. Dawson eventually met a wilderness outfitter and was offered a job as a guide. He spent several seasons as a guide in the Salmon River Wilderness Area in central Idaho, before moving to Denmark. Dawson joined the 25th Army Band, Idaho National Guard in 1983, eventually transferring to the 104th Division, changing to MOS 11B, and becoming a drill Sergeant in the Army Reserve, and then transferring to the 321st Combat Engineers. After moving to Denmark, the author transferred to the 7th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) and went on to earn the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star following assignments in Bosnia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Iraq. Guide's Life chronicles the author's adventures, experiences and trials during these 23 years of service. Mikel W. Dawson grew up a country boy in rural Idaho. Following a distinguished career in the military, the author now resides in Lintrup, Denmark where he runs his own business shoeing horses. In addition to his writing and his work with horses, the author enjoys metalworking, studying history, and travel. Publisher's website: http: //

Rolling Thunder

Author: Philip Kaplan
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831369
Size: 15,98 MB
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The tank is such a characteristic feature of modern warfare that its difficult to imagine a time when its presence wasn't felt on the battlefield in some form or another. Rolling Thunder, from eminent historian and author Philip Kaplan, traces the history of the vehicle from its developmental early days on the battlefields of the Great War, to modern-day uses and innovations in response to the growing demands of twenty-first century warfare.Featured in this volume are images of some of the most highly regarded and imposing types, such as the Chrysler-built Grant, the Skoda-built Hungarian Turan and the M-26 Pershing tank, employed so extensively during the Korean War. Tanks employed during the battles of Barbarossa, El Alamein, Kursk and Ardennes all feature, their histories depicted in words and images.From the battlefields of the Great War to modern-day theaters such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the history of this impressive war machine is tracked in detail.


Author: Martin Blumenson
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612340678
Size: 19,74 MB
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A new volume in the Military Profiles series

Okh Toy Factory

Author: Michael Winninger
Editor: Muller History Facts
ISBN: 9783905944051
Size: 10,99 MB
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Behind the camouflage name OKH Toy Factory plans to build a new tank factory in Austria were hidden. Most secret were all plans to build the tank works and to run the production. By building this wide spread factory, the small village of St. Valentin was rapidly developed to a most important armament place in the Third Reich. Although hindered by war restrictions the tank factory was growing from 1941 - 1945 to become biggest manufacturer of Panzerkampfwagen IV. The author, Michael Winninger, used original documents of the former Nibelungenwerk GmbH and official authorities as well as photographs for his deep research. He lives in closest distance to the former Nibelungenwerk and was researching the topic for years. This book is the standard publication on the most important German tank manufacturing company of World War II.REVIEWS an excellent book, thoroughly researched and it tells a story that is seldom told. The privations of many who worked in the camp and the terrible efficiency of the Nazi regime are all chronicled in a sensitive and readable way. I would highly recommend this title.Military Modelcraft International

Engineering Communist China

Author: You-Li Sun
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 087586225X
Size: 17,42 MB
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Coming of age along with Communist China, a bright, educated young engineer represented its elite base of support. The author, a historian, follows him through those tumultuous years, from total commitment to political prison and thence to rehabilitation.