Black Cross

Author: Greg Iles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101146361
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes a gripping World War II thriller that “vaporizes almost every cliché about the limits of the genre...[it’s] good enough to read twice”(Kirkus Reviews). It is January 1944—and as Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it—no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.

Operation Barbarossa The Complete Organisational And Statistical Analysis And Military Simulation Volume Iia

Author: Nigel Askey
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304453294
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Operation Barbarossa: Volume IIA concerns the Wehrmacht. All the significant German weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history. An assessment of each weapon system's inherent 'combat power' is provided, as well as attributes such as the relative anti-tank, anti-personnel and anti-aircraft values. Volume IIA then focuses on the detailed Kriegstarkenachweisungen (KStN, or TOE) for German land units (including those in the West), as well as the unit's actual organisation and equipment. All significant units in the German Army (Heer), Waffen SS, Luftwaffe and security forces are included; ranging from the largest panzer divisions, down to small anti-aircraft companies, military-police units, Landesschutzen battalions, and rail-road and construction companies. In all cases the data is presented in detailed tables, using the weapon systems and combat squads previously analysed.

Panzer Divisions

Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472800826
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At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Germany's armoured forces the Panzerwaffe were still in their infancy. The restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles meant that German tank production lagged behind its enemies. Initial armour campaigns in Poland were not overly successful and changes were needed before the invasion of France. This book examines the organizational changes, developments in doctrine and tactics and improved command and control that provided the basis for the spectacular success of the Panzer divisions in 1940. Achieving tactical and operational surprise, the Panzer divisions broke through enemy defences, enveloping a large number of hostile forces at Dunkirk. The legend of the Blitzkrieg was born.

Operation Barbarossa The Complete Organisational And Statistical Analysis And Military Simulation Volume I

Author: Nigel Askey
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304038181
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In June 1941 the Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa: the attack on the USSR and the largest land invasion in recorded history. Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation focuses on 1941 - when the USSR came closest to defeat. It includes full analyses of the belligerents' armed forces, weapons, equipment, personnel, transport, logistics, war-production, mobilisation and replacements. The work employs a unique military simulation methodology, extending from the tactical to the strategic level, and applies this methodology to each of the belligerents. Volume I, the first of six volumes, is primarily concerned with the structure of this methodology, but uses many of the events and weapons from Operation Barbarossa as illustrative case studies. The complete work represents the most historically accurate, advanced and comprehensive analysis of the first six months of the largest and most decisive military campaign of WWII.

Black Cross Red Star Operation Barbarossa 1941

Author: Christer Bergström
Publisher: Pacifica Press
ISBN: 9780935553482
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In assembling the first installment of a projected six-volume series documenting the air war on the Eastern Front, the authors combed hitherto unexplored archives in the former Soviet Union to produce the first balanced history of the subject. More than 180 photographs that have never been seen by any reading public accompany color maps and an authoritative text debunking 50-year-old Western beliefs about Operation Barbarossa. The lives and accomplishments of Soviet fighter aces, about which little, if anything, has previously been published, make this groundbreaking history essential reading for both enthusiasts and casual history buffs.

Where The Iron Crosses Grow

Author: Robert Forczyk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782009752
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The Crimea has been the scene of conflict throughout its history. First occupied by the Russians in the 18th century it was the scene of the Crimean War, and was drawn into the Russian Civil War, as well as World War II. Today it remains a much disputed region with the Crimea at the center of ongoing tensions between East and West. Throughout World War II the Crimea was a microcosm of the more general war on the Eastern Front, reflecting the ebb and flow of fortunes of that conflict. It was a crucible that saw first Soviet and then German armies surrounded, overwhelmed, and then destroyed. The nature of the fighting in the Crimea was unusual for the Eastern Front, with naval forces playing an important role, as the Crimea's position in the Black Sea gave rise to a major role for naval supply, amphibious landings, and, ultimately, evacuation. However, in other ways it was more characteristic of the Eastern Front, and the fighting for and occupation of the region saw the same level of atrocity and ethnic cleansing commonplace throughout the war in the East, with each side reaching the depths of barbarity in their treatment of the civilian population. Based on extensive new archival research, this incredible narrative history by acclaimed historian Robert Forczyk sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front that has not been covered in English before.

Ewiger Schlaf

Author: Greg Iles
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838717252
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Der Geologe John Waters führt ein glückliches Leben mit Frau und Kind in Natchez, Mississippi. Das war nicht immer so, denn Jahre zuvor drohte ihn die obsessive Liebesbeziehung zu einer anderen Frau zu vernichten. Doch die Frau verschwand und fand einen schrecklichen Tod in New Orleans. Nun, zehn Jahre später, macht John die Bekanntschaft der attraktiven Immobilienmaklerin Eve Sumner, einer Frau, die offenbar jedes Detail aus seiner bewegten Vergangenheit zu kennen scheint. Als auch Eve ums Leben kommt, wird der Geologe in einen Strudel aus Hass und Gewalt verwickelt, der ihn an den Rand des Wahnsinns bringt...

Warcross Das Spiel Ist Er Ffnet

Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732011933
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Mit Warcross liefert Bestsellerautorin Marie Lu den Auftakt zu einer temporeichen Cyberpunk-Jugendbuchreihe, die durch viel Action, Spannung und eine starke, coole Protagonistin überzeugt. Ein Muss für alle, die Videospiele und eSports lieben, aber nicht auf Romantik verzichten möchten! Die Welt ist verrückt nach Warcross, dem gigantischsten Videospiel aller Zeiten! Erfinder Hideo Tanaka wird wie ein Gott verehrt, eSport-Turniere füllen ganze Stadien und die Meisterschaft ist das größte Event der Welt. Kopfgeldjägerin Emika Chen erhält zu Beginn der Warcross-WM ein verlockendes Jobangebot von Hideo Tanaka: Undercover soll sie an dem Wettkampf teilnehmen und einen Hacker aufspüren, der Warcross sabotiert. Eine waghalsige Jagd beginnt, bei der Emika nicht nur ihr Leben aufs Spiel setzt, sondern auch ihr Herz ... Warcross – Das Spiel ist eröffnet ist der erste von zwei Bänden.

Barbarossa

Author: Christer Bergström
Publisher: Classic Publications
ISBN:
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Although Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia in June 1941, is widely perceived seen as a great land offensive, equally important was the aerial supremacy that the Luftwaffe achieved over the front during its early phases. Without the elimination of the threat posed by the Soviet air force, it would have been impossible for the army to have made the rapid advances of the summer and autumn of 1941. This book provides a detailed account of the massive aerial campaign fought in the skies over the Soviet Union following the launch of Operation Barbarossa. Drawing on both Russian and German sources, the strength of Christer Bergstrm's writing lies in its detail, his ability to tell the story from the viewpoints of both sides and to put events in both their strategic and tactical contexts. A large number of rare and previously unpublished photographs, biographical studies of major players, data tables, technical assessments and appendices accompany the text. Compiled by one of the world's leading experts on the air war over the Eastern Front, this is the first in a series of books to cover the major phases of World War Two in this theatre of operations.