From Alamein to Austria - The 4 Year Battle of the 8th Army
From Alamein to Austria - The 4 Year
The experiences of Archibald Buchanan Lumsdon from the beginning to the end of World War 2 as part of the Eighth Army. A contiguous account from the start of the war to the long journey round the Cape and through the Middle East to Tripoli to join the retreat to Egypt and the long fight back against Rommel, through the Western Desert and two successive Invasions of Italy in Sicily then Salerno, through Monte Casino to the surrender in Northern Italy and garrisoning Austria in a stand off with Tito's partisans. Archie worked in close support signals in the front line and was one of XX survivors of his unit of 47 at the beginning of the war. He presents a holistic version of events including the rapid evolution of tactics and tecnology alongside everyday life, the class problems with often arrogant and incompetent British officers, working with Americans and the sometimes random chances of war, The landing at Salerno against Marshal Kesselring's Germans, not well reported elsewhere, is well worth a read if you have an imagination. These were the supposed .
- ASIN: B00C77UO9G
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 3)
The Guns at Last Light: The War in
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War IIIt is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe.D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew b...
- ASIN: B009LRWHQI
The Mighty Eighth in WWII : A Memoir
The Mighty Eighth in WWII : A
One of the great bomber pilots of World War II recalls his various missions over the European theater, from bombing heavy water installations in Norway to the raid that nearly wiped out German ball bearing production.
- Brand: Brand: University Press of Kentucky
- ASIN: 0813121787
The Eighth Army in North Africa (Images of War)
The Eighth Army in North Africa (Images of
The British Eighth Army, which played a decisive role in defeating the Axis in North Africa, was one of the most celebrated Allied armies of the Second World War, and this photographic history is the ideal introduction to it. The carefully chosen photographs show the men, weapons and equipment of the army during campaigns in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The battles the army fought in the Western Desert in 1941 and 1942 are the stuff of legend, as is the second Battle of El Alamein when, under Montgomery, it defeated the German and Italian forces commanded by Rommel.The book gives a vivid insight into the fighting and the desert conditions, and it shows what a varied, multinational force the army was, for it brought together men from Britain, the British Empire and Commonwealth as well as Free French, Greeks and Poles.
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The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat
The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of
"For all of us to be free, a few of us must be brave, and that is the history of America." But dying for freedom isn’t the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is. — “You flew with what I would call ‘controlled fear’. You were scared stiff, but it was controlled. My ball turret gunner—he couldn’t take it anymore… I guess he was right. He’s dead now. But he had lost control of the fear. He never got out of that ball turret; he died in that ball turret.” —B-24 bombardier ~THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL IN THE BEST SELLING ‘The Things Our Fathers Saw’ SERIES~How soon we forget. Or perhaps, we were never told. That is understandable, given what they saw. — “I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I had a lot of trouble reconciling how my mother died [of a cerebral hemorrhage] from the telegram she opened, saying I was [shot down and] “missing in action”. I didn’t explain to her the fact that ‘missing in action’ is not necessarily ‘killed in action’. You know? I didn’t even think about that. How do you think you feel when you find out you killed your mother?” —B-24 bombardier At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of ...
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Combat Ready?: The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series Book 129)
Combat Ready?: The Eighth U.S. Army on the
In the decades since the “forgotten war” in Korea, conventional wisdom has held that the Eighth Army consisted largely of poorly trained, undisciplined troops who fled in terror from the onslaught of the Communist forces. Now, military historian Thomas E. Hanson argues that the generalizations historians and fellow soldiers have used regarding these troops do little justice to the tens of thousands of soldiers who worked to make themselves and their army ready for war.In Hanson's careful study of combat preparedness in the Eighth Army from 1949 to the outbreak of hostilities in 1950, he concedes that the U.S. soldiers sent to Korea suffered gaps in their professional preparation, from missing and broken equipment to unevenly trained leaders at every level of command. But after a year of progressive, focused, and developmental collective training—based largely on the lessons of combat in World War II—these soldiers expected to defeat the Communist enemy.By recognizing the constraints under which the Eighth Army operated, Hanson asserts that scholars and soldiers will be able to discard what Douglas Macarthur called the "pernicious myth" of the Eighth Army's professional, physical, and moral ineffectiveness.
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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 2)
Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who
The riveting history of the American Eighth Air Force in World War Two, the story of the young men who flew the bombers that helped bring Nazi Germany to its knees, brilliantly told by historian Donald Miller and soon to be a major HBO series.Masters of the Air is the deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, Donald Miller takes you on a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden and describes the terrible cost of bombing for the German people. Fighting at 25,000 feet in thin, freezing air that no warriors had ever encountered before, bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind. Air combat was deadly but intermittent: periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear. Unlike infantrymen, bomber boys slept on clean sheets, drank beer in local pubs, and danced to the swing music of Glenn Miller’s Air Force band, which toured US air bases in England. But they had a much greater chance of dying than ground soldiers. The bomber crews were an elite group of warriors who were a microcosm of America—white America, anyway. The actor Jimmy Stewart was a bomber boy, and so was the “King of Hollywood,...
- Brand: Simon Schuster
- ASIN: 0743235452
Italeri WW2 British 8th Army (#6077)
Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare
Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the
Military History, now in paperback, is the ultimate guide to weapons, vehicles, hardware, and equipment of war throughout history. Military History is the definitive guide to the evolution of battlefield technology. In addition to comprehensively cataloging every significant weapon of each historical age, Military History pays particular attention to breakthroughs and advancements that transformed the capabilities of soldiers and the nature of warfare itself. Stunning "virtual tours" offer up-close investigation of key weapons as the book moves chronologically from battle axes to unmanned drones — helping trace the history of warfare from a fascinating perspective that's both scientific in its focus and utterly human in its impact. From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient warriors to the stealth bombers and unmanned drones used by today's armed forces, Military History explores in detail the weapons, armor, vehicles, aircraft, and hardware that have made the difference in the heat of battle time and time again.
- ASIN: 1465436081
- UPC: 790778036089
Desert Victory - British Eighth Army El Alamein 1942 Tripoli 80060
Support Our Channel : https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Documents the British Eighth Army's smashing victory at El Alamein in Nov. 1942, and its triumphant advance across the desert to Tripoli. The film begins in the days when Field Marchal Rommel's Afrika Korps had driven to within 60 miles...
WWII: The Battle Of North Africa - Full Documentary
The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts and in Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia.
British 8th Army Enters Tunisia
8th Army Enters Tunisia in North Africa in 1943 -- World War 2 operations.