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Easy Into Burma
  • by Russel E. Prather
    • The author's memoir as a pilot flying light planes in the First Air Commando Group in the support of the second invasion of Burma in 1943 and 1944.
  • $1.99
Effects of Climate on Combat in European Russia
  • Historical Study (German Report Series)
  • CMH Pub 104-6 formerly Dept. of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-291
  • 92 pages, 4 maps, 6 illustrations
    • The purpose of this study is to describe the climatic conditions encountered by the German armed forces during four years of struggle in European Russia. To this end the climate of the various regions is described together with its effects on men and equipment, combat and supply. Parts Two, Three, and Four are concerned with European Russia south of the Arctic Circle; Part Five treats of European Russia north of the Arctic Circle. The study emphasizes the lessons learned and improvisations employed to surmount difficult situations.
    • A Western European army fighting in Russia is faced with conditions entirely different from those to which it is accustomed, conditions rooted in the peculiarities of Russia and its people. The most unusual characteristic of the country is the climate, which affects terrain and vegetation and determines living conditions in general. The climate leaves its mark upon the Russian and his land, and he who steps for the first time on Russian soil is immediately conscious of the new, the strange, the primitive.
    • The German soldier who crossed into Russian territory felt that he entered a different world, where he was opposed not only by the forces of the enemy but also by the forces of nature. Nature is the ally of the Russian Army, and the struggle against this alliance was a severe test for the Wehrmacht, exacting great sacrifices. To conquer the raging elements of nature was the more difficult because their fury and effect were not fully recognized by the Germans, who were neither trained nor equipped to withstand them. The German command had been under the impression that the Red Army could be destroyed west of the. Dnepr, and that there would be no need for conducting operations in cold, snow, and mud.
  • Contents
    • PART ONE. INTRODUCTION
    • PART TWO. WINTER
      • Chapter 1. General
      • Chapter 2. Snow
        • Section I. Infantry
        • II. Artillery
        • III. Armored Forces
      • Chapter 3. German Tactics
      • Chapter 4. Runian Tactics
        • Section I. Ski Troops
        • II. Unusual Russian Tactics
      • Chapter 5. Clothing, Equipment, Rations
      • Chapter 6. Transportation and Troop Movements
        • Section I. Roads
        • II. Railroads
        • III. Draft Horses
      • Chapter 7. Health and Morale
        • Section I. Evacuation of Casualties
        • II. Effect of Cold on Morale
      • Chapter 8. Air Operations
        • Section I. Aircraft
        • II. Airfields
        • III. Flight
        • IV. Emergency Equipment
        • V. Rations and Clothing
    • PART THREE. SPRING AND AUTUMN
      • Chapter 9. General
        • Section I. Spring
        • II. Autumn
      • Chapter 10. Mud
        • Section I. General
        • II. Infantry
        • III. Artillery
        • IV. Armored Forces
      • Chapter 11. Clothing, Equipment, Rations
      • Chapter 12. Transportation and Troop Movements
        • Section I. Roads
        • II. Railroads
        • III. Bridges
        • IV. Small Boats
      • Chapter 13. Health
        • Section I. Troops
        • II. Horses
      • Chapter 14. Air Operations
    • PART FOUR. SUMMER
      • Chapter 15. General
        • Section I. Sudden Changes in Ground Conditions
        • II. Dust and Sand
        • III. Water
      • Chapter 16. German Tactics
        • Section I. Swamp and Sand
        • II. Swampy Forests
      • Chapter 17. Russian Tactics
      • Chapter 18. Clothing, Rations, Draft Horses
      • Chapter 19. Health
      • Chapter 20. Air Operations
    • PART FIVE. NORTH OF THE ARTIC CIRCLE
      • Chapter 21. General
        • Section I. Infantry
        • II. Artillery
        • III. Armored Forces
      • Chapter 22. Clothing, Equipment, Rations
      • Chapter 23. Transportation and Troop Movements
        • Section I. Roads
        • II. Railroads
        • III. Ski and Dismounted Movement
        • IV. Draft and Pack Animals
      • Chapter 24. Health and Morale
      • Chapter 25. Air Operations
        • Section I. General
        • II. Flight
    • PART SIX. CONCLUSIONS
    • APPENDIX. Temperatures and Precipitation at Rzhev Northwest of Moscow 1 January-20 April 1942 and 1 October 1942-12 January 1943
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Enemy Weapons, Part IV: German Infantry, Heavy AA and Divisional Artillery
  • The War Office, February 1943
  • 136 pages, photos, drawings, tables
  • Contents
    • 7.5cm Light Infantry Howitzer (7.5cm lIG 18)
    • 8.8cm Multi-purpose Gun (8.8cm Flak 36)
    • 10.5cm Gun Howitzer (10.5cm lFH 18)
    • 10.5cm Medium Gun (s. 10cm K18) and 15cm Medium Howitzer (15cm sFH 18)
    • 15cm Heavy Infantry Howitzer (15cm sIG 33)
    • Appendices
      • Notes on the Use of German Sights
      • German System of Angular Measurement
      • The Use of German Range Tables
      • Range Table for 7.5cm Infantry Howitzer (firing 12 lb HE shell)
      • High Angle Trajectory Chart for 6.6cm Gun
      • Ground Range Tale for 8.8cm Gun (firing AP shell)
      • Range Table for 10.5cm Gun-Howitzer (firing 32.6 lb HE shell)
      • Range Table for 10.5cm Gun-Howitzer (firing hollow-charge shell)
      • Range Table for 15cm Medium Howitzer
      • Range Table for 15cm Heavy Infantry Howitzer
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Estonian War of Independence 1918-1920
  • by the Estonian National Historical Committee, 1938-1939
  • reprinted by Eesti Vabadusvoitlejate Liit, New York, New York, 1968
  • 48 pages, 43 illustrations, 1 map
    • This is a very scarce work which was scanned from a photocopy made from an original loaned to me in the 1980s.
  • Contents
    • Introduction by Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Preface to the 1968 Edition
    • Preliminary Events
    • Conditions at the Beginning of the War of Independence
    • Invasion of Estonia by the Red Army
    • Counteroffensive of the Estonian Forces for Liberation of the Country
    • The Offensive of the Soviet Russian Red Army to Reconquer Estonia
    • Organization of Defence After the Defeat of the Enemy on Estonian Territory
    • Carrying the Offensive Into Soviet Russian Territory
    • Liberation of Northern Latvia
    • Defensive Fighting on the Soviet Russian Territory in Summer
    • General Position by the Autumn of 1919
    • Military Operations on the Soviet Russian and Latvian Territories in the Autumn of 1919
    • Concluding Battles of the War on the Viru Front
    • End of the War
    • General Summary
      • Corrections provided by Fred Limberg, one of the authors of the Merriam Press Military History Series title, Estonian Army Uniforms and Insignia, 1936-1944 (these corrections were not part of the original reprint and are exclusive to this Archives edition).
  • $1.99
Ex-CBI Roundup, China-Burma-India, February 1977
  • China-Burma-India Veterans Association
  • 28 pages, 19 photos, 2 drawings
    • Established in 1946, this is a "reminiscing" magazine published by and for former members of U.S. units stationed in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, and is the official publication of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.
  • Contents
    • The Living... and the Dead
    • Letter From the Editors
    • To the Editor
    • The Stilwells in China: Returning After 37 Years
    • Jungle Chief or Commander: He Treated Them All in CBI
    • A Brotherhood of Bathers: Meeting at the Ghats of Calcutta
    • Shopping Center to Replace Old Theatre Communications Setup
    • CBIers Help Start Lions Club in India; Honored During Visit
    • Old Faces and New: On the Streets of Kaiyuan
    • Pulling and Pushing: Rickshaws Remain in Calcutta
    • CBI Dateline
    • Commander's Message
  • $1.99
Ex-CBI Roundup, China-Burma-India, March 1977
  • China-Burma-India Veterans Association
  • 24 pages, 22 photos, 2 drawings
    • Established in 1946, this is a "reminiscing" magazine published by and for former members of U.S. units stationed in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, and is the official publication of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.
  • Contents
    • In Burma... the Temples and the People
    • Letter From the Editors
    • To the Editor
    • The Fighting Dentist: It May All Be Fiction
    • The Forgotten Squadron: They Were Left at the Polo Field
    • War Wasn't All Hell! There Was Humor in the AVG
    • Col. Philip Cochran, Flip Corkin Original, Keeps Busy at 67
    • CBI Dateline
    • Commander's Message
  • $1.99
Ex-CBI Roundup, China-Burma-India, April 1977
  • China-Burma-India Veterans Association
  • 24 pages, 25 photos, 2 drawings
    • Established in 1946, this is a "reminiscing" magazine published by and for former members of U.S. units stationed in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, and is the official publication of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.
  • Contents
    • Letter From the Editors
    • To the Editor
    • Service on Two Fronts: 352nd Engineers in Iran and CBI
    • 'Missing in Flight': 34-Day Trek Back to Safety
    • Book Reviews
    • Tribute to Burma Road Engineers
    • China Wartime News Front: Link With the Outside World
    • Commander's Message
  • $1.99
Experiences Aboard the First Ship Sunk in the D-Day Invasion of France
  • Written in a Hospital in England the Week of the Invasion
  • by Lt. Halsey V. Barrett, USNR
  • Self-published by author, 1996
  • 16 pages, 1 illustration
    • Account by an officer on board the USS PC-1261 struck by a shell from a 5-inch shore battery in the St. Vaase la Hougue area at 5:34 a.m. on 6 June 1944, or 58 minutes before H-Hour, and sank 1½ hours later.
  • $1.99
Extract of Interim Historical Report, Korea War Crimes Division, Cumulative to 30 June 1953
  • Judge Advocate Section, Korean Communications Zone, 1953
  • 96 pages, photos, charts, graphs, maps
    • Important document with details and numerous photographs of atrocities committed by North Korean and Chinese Communist troops against American and South Korean troops and civilians. Not for the squeamish!
  • $1.99
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