Infantry Weapons of World War II


Author: Jan Suermondt
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715319253
Category: Infantry
Page: 256
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Jan Suermondt presents over 150 weapons used between 1940 and 1945 by both Allied and Axis forces, with detailed specifications, service history and actual accounts of their effectiveness by those who used them. These weapons defined the land war, from the US Army's BAR and the British Ben to the German Schmeisser and the Russian Degtaryev DP/DPM. Accompanied by actual war images of the weapons in use, this is a valuable and fascinating insight into the most important military struggle of the 20th Century.

World War Ii Infantry Weapons of the United States

Thompson Submachine Gun, M1 Garand, M1911 Pistol, M1 Carbine, M2 Browning MacHine Gun, Bazooka, M1
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230838328
Category:
Page: 94
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, M1911 pistol, M1 carbine, M2 Browning machine gun, Bazooka, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning machine gun, Winchester Model 1897, M3 submachine gun, M1917 Browning machine gun, M50 Reising, Maxim gun, Smith & Wesson Model 10, United States Marine Raider Stiletto, M18 recoilless rifle, KA-BAR, Winchester Model 1912, M2 4.2 inch mortar, Bangalore torpedo, M7 grenade launcher, M1941 Johnson rifle, Browning Auto-5, Ithaca 37, M1941 Johnson machine gun, United Defense M42, M2 mortar, Mk 2 grenade, M2 flamethrower, M20 recoilless rifle, T13 Beano Grenade, M1905 bayonet, M2 Hyde, M1 mortar, Satchel charge, M17 rifle grenade, M1942 bayonet, M7 mine, M1A1 Flamethrower, M1 bayonet, M1 mine, Mark I trench knife, M3 Fighting Knife. Excerpt: The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military, paramilitary and police forces, and has also been a popular civilian firearm. In selective fire versions capable of fully automatic fire, the carbine is designated the M2 carbine. The M3 carbine was an M2 with an active infrared scope system. Unlike conventional carbines, which are generally a version of a parent rifle with a shorter barrel (like the earlier .30-40 U.S. Krag rifle and carbine and the later M16A2 rifle and M4 carbine), the M1 carbine has only one part in common with the M1 rifle (a short buttplate screw) and fires a different cartridge. M1 Garand and M1 CarbinePrior to World War II, Army Ordnance received reports from various branches (infantry, armor, artillery, supply) that the full-size M1...

Eine höhere Pflicht

Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte
Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 386413532X
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.

The US Army in World War II (2)

The Mediterranean
Author: Mark Henry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782004793
Category: History
Page: 48
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It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in winter 1943/44. After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. This second of a series of three MAA titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.

The US Army in World War II (1)

The Pacific
Author: Mark Henry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780968329
Category: History
Page: 48
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When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army ? starved of resources since 1919 ? numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The Army's contribution to the war against Japan ? 20 divisions and numerous smaller units ? has tended to be overshadowed by the exploits of the much smaller Marine Corps. This first of three titles describes the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the US Army in the CBI and the Central and South-West Pacific from 1941 to 1945. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.

World War II US Army Combat Equipments


Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472814266
Category: History
Page: 64
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A soldier's "web gearÂ?? is as important to his ability to live and fight on the battlefield as are his clothing and weapons. In World War II the US Army issued equipment items that had originated in 1910, though modified and augmented in the 1920s and 1930s, and again during the war itself as a result of combat experience. This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics. In addition to the web gear itself it covers canteens, mess kit, and first aid items; weapons-related and other specialist items; the long struggle to produce a practical backpack; bivouac and shelter gear, and the most commonly carried tools. The text also explains the basics of materials, colors, markings, nomenclature, and weights for the guidance of collectors. It is illustrated with wartime photos and color close-ups, and the wide-ranging color plates specially prepared for this book offer more than 130 images.

The Battle Rifle

Development and Use Since World War II
Author: Russell C. Tilstra
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615640
Category: History
Page: 192
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While the 20th century brought many technological advancements to the battlefield, a key weapon of warfare remains the soldier and his rifle. This volume chronicles the historical development of the modern service rifle after World War II and examines its resurgence in Afghanistan after generations of absence following the introduction of the assault rifle. Individual chapters survey the most combat-tested models—including the FN FAL, U.S. M14 and HK 417—in technical detail, emphasizing key points in the evolution of rifle technology and ammunition. Also explored is the development of the current M16 series rifle, and how recent difficulties in Afghanistan have led to an increasing reliance on the venerable M14. Providing a strong knowledge base of the various weapons now in service throughout the world, this instructive work demonstrates that the battle rifle has not outlived its usefulness.

Weapons of World War II


Author: Mike Taylor
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781562398088
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes some of the weapons used by both the Allied and Axis forces during World War II, including automatic weapons, radar, early computers, tanks, aircraft carriers, bombers and fighter planes, and the atomic bomb.

Encyclopedia of World War II


Author: Alan Axelrod,Jack A. Kingston
Publisher: H W Fowler
ISBN: 0816060223
Category: History
Page: 924
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Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.

Hitlers Wehrmacht 1935-1945


Author: Rolf-Dieter Müller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486854704
Category: History
Page: 224
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Die kurze Episode der "Wehrmacht" hat zu einer ungeheuren militärischen Kraftentfaltung des Deutschen Reiches geführt, zu überwältigenden Siegen und katastrophalen Niederlagen, zugleich zur Mitverantwortung für eine verbrecherische Kriegführung, wie sie in der deutschen Geschichte ohne Beispiel ist. Der Band bietet zunächst einen Überblick über die Wehrmacht im Dritten Reich, ihre Führungsprinzipien, Gliederung, Ausrüstung, Ausbildung und Fronterfahrung. Im zweiten Teil wird erkennbar, wie sich die militarisierte "Volksgemeinschaft" der Deutschen im Zweiten Weltkrieg unter dem Druck der totalen Mobilmachung veränderte. Der dritte Teil analysiert die militärische Kriegführung vom "Blitzkrieg" bis zum Untergang von Reich und Wehrmacht. Der Ausblick auf den Umgang mit diesem schwierigen Erbe in der Bundesrepublik zeigt, wie tief der Bruch in der deutschen Militärgeschichte gewesen ist.

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

Weapon of Denial : Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea
Author: Gary Null
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780160484223
Category: Bismarck Sea, Battle of the, 1943
Page: 32
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Infantry Weapons of WWII


Author: Jan Suermondt
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873497855
Category: History
Page: 256
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This new all-color reference provides engaging insights into the main infantry weapons of the five largest protagonists of World War II--Germany, Japan, Russia, the United States, and Great Britain, with particular attention to the actual roles these weapons played in battlefield combat encounters. Comparing axis to allies--who had the upper hand, the fair (or unfair) advantage--author Jan Suermondt examines the physical details (and provides current collector values) of over 150 "small arms," including revolvers, pistols, rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, mortars, grenades, and mines. Readers are introduced to the types of weapons used during the war; how five years of war saw the needs and types of weapons change; as well as the technological advances during the period (paying particular attention to antitank weapons). More than 500 photographs, including actual war images, present a masterful visual iconography of some of the most important weapons carried into combat--the U.S. Army's BAR, the British Ben, the German Schmeisser, and the Russian Degtaryev DP/DPM.

The American Arsenal

The World War II Official Standard Ordnance Catalogue
Author: Ian V Hogg
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1473897033
Category: History
Page: 384
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During WWII, various U.S. military agencies produced catalogues of equipment to fill the gaps left by the official War Department manuals, which led to inconsistent data appearing in different sources. In order to standardize information and properly cata

The Evolution of US Army Tactical Doctrine, 1946-76


Author: Robert A. Doughty
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428916024
Category: Military art and science
Page: 57
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Das Ende

Kampf bis in den Untergang - NS-Deutschland 1944/45
Author: Ian Kershaw
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641128099
Category: History
Page: 704
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Das apokalyptische Finale des »Dritten Reiches« In der Endphase des Zweiten Weltkriegs glich das Leben in Deutschland einem Albtraum, die Städte lagen in Trümmern, Millionen von Menschen waren tot. Warum kämpften die Deutschen bis zum bitteren Ende weiter? Ian Kershaw schildert die letzten Monate des »Dritten Reichs«, vom Attentat auf Hitler im Juli 1944 bis zur Kapitulation im Mai 1945, und zeichnet dabei meisterhaft das Räderwerk nach, das das nationalsozialistische Herrschaftssystem bis zum Schluss in Gang hielt. Das »Dritte Reich« kämpfte nicht nur bis zum bitteren Ende, bis zur totalen Niederlage, es funktionierte auch bis zum Schluss. Bis die Rote Armee vor den Pforten der Reichskanzlei stand, wurde die öffentliche Ordnung in Deutschland, das täglich ein Stück mehr unter alliierte Besatzung geriet, weitgehend aufrechterhalten. Löhne wurden gezahlt und die Verwaltung arbeitete – wenngleich unter großen Schwierigkeiten – weiter. Aber warum war das so? Zentral bei der Frage nach Antworten, warum das Regime so lange durchhalten konnte, sind die Strukturen von Hitlers Herrschaft und die Mentalitäten, die sie untermauerten.

US Field Artillery of World War II


Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849088195
Category: History
Page: 48
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Determined to learn from the lessons of World War I, the US Army developed a new generation of field artillery weapons and tactics during the 1930s. Consequently, in World War II it was the clear leader in field artillery. Providing a thorough examination of the many critical innovations and doctrines, and the impact they had on performance, including the motorization of artillery, Fire Direction Centers, aerial observation, and radio communications. Exploring, in their entirety, the weapons that formed the backbone of the US artillery arsenal in World War II, this book reveals a wealth of detail not readily available elsewhere.

Starship Troopers

Der Science Fiction Klassiker von Robert A. Heinlein
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Mantikore-Verlag
ISBN: 3945493137
Category: Fiction
Page: 388
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Gewinner des Hugo Awards! DER KLASSIKER DER SCIFI-LITERATUR IST ZURÜCK! "NUR EIN TOTER BUG IST EIN GUTER BUG!" Der junge Juan Rico tritt der mobilen Infanterie bei und erlebt als Soldat den totalen Krieg gegen die außerirdischen "Bugs". Heinleins düstere Vision einer militarisierten Zukunft ist eines der erfolgreichsten und gleichzeitig umstrittensten Werke der Science Fiction Literatur! "TO THE EVERLASTING GLORY OF THE INFANTRY!"

German Automatic Weapons of World War II


Author: Robert Bruce
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781861262691
Category: History
Page: 128
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Exceptional color photography and an authoritative text reveal the individual characteristics of the automatic weapons used by German soldiers during World War II. The weapons are depicted being field-stripped and fired by models dressed in authentic period uniforms and field equipment, effectively placing each weapon in its correct historical context. Some of the weapons profiled include: the Mauser Schnellfeuer machine pistol; MP40 sub-machine gun; MG34 machine gun; FG42/I and II paratroop assault weapons; and the StG44 assault rifle.

The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947


Author: Paul Silverstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135864721
Category: History
Page: 458
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The Navy of World War II, 1922-1946 comprehensively covers the vessels that defined this momentous 24-year period in U.S. naval history. Beginning with the lean, pared-down navy created by the treaty at the Washington Naval Conference, and ending with the massive, awe-inspiring fleets that led the Allies to victory in the Second World War, the fourth volume in the celebrated U.S. Navy Warship series presents a detailed guide to all the warships that exhibited the might of the U.S. Navy to the fullest. Showcasing all the ships—both the famous and the often overlooked-that propelled the U.S Navy to prominence in the first half of the twentieth century, The Navy of World War II catalogues all the warships from this era, including those that did battle in the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters from 1941-1946. From the fleet attacked at Pearl Harbor, to those that fought valiantly in the Battle of the Guadalcanal, to the official surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the USS Missouri, this latest volume is the definitive guide to the warships that defined this pivotal period in U.S. naval history. Each volume in the U.S. Navy Warship series represents the most meticulous scholarship for its particular era, providing an authoritative account of every ship in the history of the U. S. Navy from its first incarnation as the Continental Navy to its present position as one of the world’s most formidable naval superpowers. Featuring convenient, easy-to-read tabular lists, every book in the series includes an abundance of illustrations, some never before published, along with figures for actions fought, damages sustained, casualties suffered, prizes taken, and ships sunk, ultimately making the series an indispensable reference tool for maritime buffs and military historians alike. A further article about Paul Silverstone and the Navy Warships series can be found at: http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11s18s180&SecId=180&AId=58892&ATypeId=1