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Fighting on Guadalcanal
  • by Lt. Col. Russel P. Reeder Jr.
  • Operations Division, War Department General Staff, War Department, Washington, D.C., 1943
  • 80 pages, 4 map sketches, 1 drawing
    • To secure the point of view of the fighting men in the Solomon Islands, Lt. Col. Russel P. Reeder Jr. of the Operations Division of the War Department General Staff, discussed with many officers and soldiers, including some Marines, their experiences in jungle fighting against the Japanese.
    • Stated in the Foreword: "The stories of these men as told to Col. Reeder have been printed for your information. The American Marines and Doughboys show us that the Jap is no superman. He is a tricky, vicious, and fanatical fighter. But they are beating him day after day. Theirs is a priceless record of the gallantry and resourcefulness of the American fighting man at his best.
    • "Soldiers and officers alike should read these notes and seek to apply their lessons. We must cash in on the experience which these and other brave men had paid for in blood."
  • Contents
    • Foreword by General George C. Marshall
    • Major General Vandegrift
    • Gunnery Sergeant H. L. Beardsley, Co. G, Fifth Marines
    • Sergeant Major B. Metzger, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant H. R. Strong, Co. A, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant F. T. O'Fara, Co. B, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant R. A. Zullo, Co. C, Fifth Marines
    • Corporal W. A. McCluskey, Co. D, Fifth Marines
    • Second Lieutenant Andrew Chisick, Fifth Marines
    • Marine Gunner E. S. Rust, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant J. C. L. Hollingsworth, Co. H, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant George E. Aho, Co. F, Fifth Marines
    • Corporal J. S. Stankus, Co. E, Fifth Marines
    • Second Lieutenant H. M. Davis, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant C. M. Feagin, Co. I, Fifth Marines
    • Motor Section Sergeant T. E. Rumbley, Co. I, Fifth Marines
    • Corporal Fred Carter, Co. I, Fifth Marines
    • Sergeant O. J. Marion, Co. L, Fifth Marines
    • Corporal E. J. Byrne, Co. L, Fifth Marines
    • Corporal F. R. McAllan, Co. L, Fifth Marines
    • Colonel Merritt A. Edson, Commanding Officer, Fifth Marines
    • Major Lou Walt, C.O., 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marines
    • Platoon Sergeant C. C. Arndt, H & S Co., Fifth Marines
    • Colonel DeMuth, Division Artillery Commander, Americal Division
    • Colonel Amor Le R. Sims, C.O., Seventh Marines, 1st Marine Division
    • Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Puller, C.O., 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
    • Lieutenant Sheppard, 7th Marines
    • Master Gunnery Sergeant R. M. Fowle, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
    • Lieutenant Colonel Frisbee, Executive Officer, 7th Marines
    • Lieutenant Colonel N. H. Hannekan, C.O., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines
    • Second Lieutenant D. A. Clark, 7th Marines
    • Major Buse, Assistant G-3, General. Vandegrift's Staff
    • General Ed Sebree, Assistant Division Commander, Americal Division
    • Major Ben J. Northridge, C.O., 2nd Battalion, 164th Infantry
    • Lieutenant Colonel Frank Richards, C.O., 1st Battalion, 164th Infantry
    • Captain H. L. Crook, C.O., 3rd Battalion, 164th Infantry
    • Captain John A. Gossett, C.O., Co. H, 164th Infantry
    • Captain John A. Dawson, C.O., Co. B, 164th Infantry
    • Sergeant L. R. Lang, Platoon Sergeant, Co. E, 164th Infantry
    • Sergeant D. L. Golden, Co. F, 164th Infantry
    • Lieutenant John S. Graves, Platoon Leader, Co. C, 164th Infantry
    • Sergeant W. V. Demoss, Squad Leader, Co. C, 164th Infantry
    • Staff Sergeant A. L. Chapman, Platoon Sergeant, Co. G, 164th Infantry
    • Sergeant C. W. Arrowood, Co. F, 164th Infantry
    • Colonel B. E. Moore, C.O., 164th Infantry
    • Digest of Lessons Learned in the Tactics of Jungle Warfare as a Result of Interviews
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Fighting the Russians in Winter: Three Case Studies
  • Leavenworth Papers No. 5
  • by Dr. Allen F. Chew
  • Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1981
  • 57 pages, 7 photos, 7 maps
    • This study recounts three winter campaigns that the Red Army fought during the first quarter century of its existence. In the earliest case, 1918-19, neither the Russians nor their Allied enemies were properly trained or equipped for combat in deep snow and temperatures as low as –40°, and both sides paid heavy penalties for their unpreparedness. Because the defender enjoys great advantages in winter warfare, the Russians paid a higher price, for they undertook more offensive operations. This campaign is also noteworthy because about 5,000 Americans were involved in combat in northern Russia with the new Red Army.
    • During the initial fighting in Finland in 1939-40, the Red Army, although enjoying great superiority in numbers and firepower, was hopelessly unprepared for that sub arctic environment. In contrast, its Finnish opponents, who were superbly trained and equipped for winter warfare, inflicted severe and humiliating losses on the Russian invaders. The most spectacular of those debacles was the destruction of the Soviet 44th Motorized Rifle Division.
    • The final section deals with the monumental problems the German Army encountered in Russia during the winter of 1941-42. In this conflict the Russians were far better prepared to cope with nature's perils than were their antagonists, who suffered about 250,000 frostbite casualties during that first terrible winter on the Russian front.
    • All three case studies illustrate certain common lessons and the need for thorough preparations, specialized training, and appropriate equipment for any winter operations in an environment similar to that of European Russia. They also present dramatic proof of the cost of ignoring those lessons.
  • Contents
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1: Selected Examples and Lessons from the Undeclared Allied-Soviet War in Northern Russia During the Winter of 1918-19
    • Chapter 2: The Destruction of the Soviet 44th Motorized Rifle Division
    • Chapter 3: Pertinent Aspects of Nazi-Soviet Warfare During the Winter of 1941-42
    • Chapter 4: Conclusion
    • Notes
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Finito! The Po Valley Campaign, 1945
  • by Headquarters, 15th Army Group—Italy, 1945
  • 69 pages, 51 photos, 9 maps
    • The story of the Po Valley Campaign of 1945 as told by the Allied force that conducted the offensive against the German Army Group Southwest.
  • Contents
    • Winter 1944-45
    • The Task Ahead
    • The Plans
    • The Battle Begins
    • The Eighth Army Strikes
    • The Fifth Pushes Off
    • Victory on the Horizon
    • The River is Crossed
    • Victory
    • The Eighth Army's Story
      • 9th April, 1945
      • Breaching the Senio
      • Breaching the Santerno
      • The Sillaro crossings and the Capture of Imola
      • Through the Argenta Gap
      • Bologna falls
      • The Enemy is routed
      • The End
    • The Fifth Army's Story Finito!
      • 14 April 1945
      • II Corps Strikes
      • The Road to Bologna
      • Bologna falls
      • The crossing of the Panaro
      • We reach the Po
      • Verona falls
      • The finale
    • Presidential Message to 15th Army Gourp
    • Prime Minister's Message to Field Marshal Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander
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Five Years - Five Countries - Five Campaigns: An Account of the 141st Infantry in World War II
  • Edited by Clifford H. Peek, Jr.
  • 141st Infantry Regiment Association, 1945
  • 157 pages, 69 B&W illustrations, 4 color illustrations, 3 B&W maps, 14 color maps
    • The story of the 141st Infantry Regiment of the 36th (Texas) Infantry Division from training in 1940 and the Louisiana and Carolina maneuvers to movement to North Africa for more training, to the Salerno invasion, San Pietro, River Rapido, Monte Cassino, fall of Rome, the invasion of Southern France, Montelimar, the Vosges Mountains, the Colmar Pocket, winter in the Northern Alsace, Haguenau and the Siegfried Line and the end of the war in May 1945.
  • A Few Facts
    • The men of the 141st Infantry were among the first American troops to land on the continent of Europe in World War II
    • Among the first troops to enter Rome
    • The first Infantry Regiment to land on the coast of Southern France
    • The first Regiment in the Seventh Army to cross the Moselle River
    • The first of the 36th Division troops to enter Germany
    • Since September 9, 1943, the 141st Infantry Regiment experienced 361 days of combat—137 days in Italy, 204 days in France, 17 days in Germany and 4 days in Austria
    • The Regiment sustained more than 6,000 casualties in World War II, including 1,126 killed, approximately 5,000 wounded and over 500 missing in action
    • During the fighting in France alone, the munitions section of the Regiment handled 3,500 tons of ammunition
    • In one month—August 15, 1944 to September 15, 1944—one of the Regiment's Nighthawk trucks drove 9,000 miles
    • For their action in World War II, the men of the 141st Infantry received 2,614 awards and decorations:
      • Congressional Medal Of Honor: 3
      • Distinguished Service Cross: 31
      • Legion Of Merit: 12
      • Silver Star: 492
      • Soldier's Medal: 11
      • Bronze Star: 1,685
      • Division Commendation: 340
      • Foreign Decorations: 40
  • Contents
    • Ploughshares to Swords
    • Bloody Salerno
    • The Assault on San Pietro
    • Disaster at the River Rapido
    • The Fight for Monte Cassino Abbey
    • Velletri and the Fall of Rome
    • Amphibious Assault on the Riviera
    • Montelimar and the Pursuit North
    • Forging the Vosges
    • Riquewihr and the Colmar Pocket
    • Christmas Interlude
    • Winter in Northern Alsace
    • Haguenau-Siegfried Offensive
    • The Last Ten Days of the War
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The First to Be Freed: The Record of British Military Administration in Eritrea and Somalia, 1941-1943
  • by K. C. Gandar Dower
  • HMSO, 1944
  • 76 pages, 35 photos, 2 maps
    • The story of how the British military administration of these two countries, the first to be freed from Axis occupation, aided their rebuilding and also provided the knowledge and developed the methods which would be used later on to administer other former Axis occupied countries.
  • Contents
    • Deserts in Disorder
      • The Lie of the Land
      • The Size of the Problem
      • The Pioneers Move In
      • Settling Down
    • Recovery in Eritrea
      • Keeping the Peace
      • Courts of Justice
      • Health Comes to Eritrea
      • Education for Young and Old
      • Italians in Distress
      • New Fields and Factories
      • African Arsenal
    • Recovery in Somalia
      • Law and Order
      • Crime and Punishment
      • Somalia Learns to Feed Itself
      • Industrial Revolution
      • The Social Services Grow
      • Balance Sheet
  • $1.99
Foreign Materiel, Volume 1
  • The Ordnance School
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, February 1943
  • 132 pages, photos
  • Contents
    • General
    • Small Arms
      • Hand and Shoulder Weapons
        • German Mauser, cal. 7.92mm
        • German antitank rifle, cal. 7.92mm, PzB 39
        • German Schmeisser machinwe pistol, cal. 9mm, model MP40
        • German Bergman submachine gun, cal. 9mm
      • Light Machine Guns
        • German dual purpose machine gun, cal. 7.92mm, model MG34
        • Italian Breda light machine gun, cal. 6.5mm, M1930
        • Russian Sfitalui light machine gun, cal. 7.62mm, model 1937
        • French light machine gun, cal. 7.5mm M1924-29
        • Japanese Nambu machine rifle, cal. 6.5mm, M1922
      • Heavy Machine Guns
        • Japanese heavy machine gun, cal. 7.7mm, model 92
  • $1.99
Foreign Materiel, Volume 2
  • The Ordnance School
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, March 1943
  • 116 pages, photos
  • Contents
    • General
    • Small Arms (Aircraft Machine Guns and Cannon)
      • German aircraft machine gun, cal. 7.92mm, model MG15, flexible
      • German aircraft machine gun, cal. 7.92mm, model MG17, fixed
      • German aircraft machine gun, cal. 7.92mm, model MG81, flexible
      • German Oerlikon aircraft gun, cal. 20.01mm, fixed or flexible
      • Italian Breda aircraft machine gun, cal. 7.7mm, fixed, and cal. 12.7mm, fixed or flexible
    • Artillery
      • The Japanese 70mm Mortar
      • The Japanese 37mm Gun, Model 1922
    • Automotive
      • The German Volkswagen
      • The German 1-ton Half-Track
    • Index
  • $1.99
Foreign Materiel, Volume 3
  • The Ordnance School
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, July 1943
  • 106 pages, photographs, illustrations
  • Contents
    • General
    • Fire-Control Instruments
      • German aiming circle, Rkr 31
      • German stereoscopic telescope, B.C. type
      • German range finder, EM 34, 70cm base, coincidence insert-image type
      • German range finder, 70cm base, superposed-image type
      • German night-lighting device
      • Japanese range finder, 75cm base, coincidence type
      • Japanese height finder, 2m base, stereoscopic type
    • Sighting Equipment
      • German anti-tank telescope, ZF
      • German 81mm mortar sight
    • Index
  • $1.99
Fort Saulsbury and the Delaware National Guard
  • by Ray Bunting
  • Self-published by author, 1970
  • 20 pages, 51 photos (contemporary as well as some taken by the author)
    • Pictorial history from World War I through World War II by a resident who experienced World War II on the Delaware coast.
  • Contents
    • Fort Saulsbury
    • Buying of the Land for Fort Saulsbury
    • Fort Saulsbury is Completed
    • Restoration of Fort Saulsbury
    • Fort Saulsbury in a State of Holding
    • 261st Coast Artillery (Harbor Defense)
    • Delaware's Army
    • Development of the Army Truck
    • Naming of the National Guard
    • Old Milford Armory
    • Locations of Towers
    • Through the Eyes of the Towers
    • War at Sea
    • Dirigibles That Never Came
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From Fedala to Berchtesgaden: A History of the Seventh United States Infantry in World War II
  • by Nathan William White
  • 1947
  • 344 pages, 122 maps, 563 photos, 41 color illustrations, 8 B&W illustrations
    • The complete history of the U.S. 7th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Possibly the most extensive and complete history of a U.S. regiment in World War II ever produced.
  • Contents
    • Foreword
    • A Brief History of the Seventh United States Infantry from 1798 to 1941
    • Colonels of the Seventh United States Infantry
    • French Moroccan and Tunisian Campaigns, 8 November 1942-6 July 1943
      • The Invasion of North Africa
      • The North African Interlude and Plans for a Second Amphibious Assault
    • The Sicilian Campaign, 10 July-18 August 1943
      • The Landing West of Licata, the Capture of Agrigento and Palermo
      • The Drive Along the North Coast of Sicily and the Capture of Messina
    • The Campaign of Southern Italy, 22 September-17 November 1943:
      • From Palermo, Sicily, to Centurano, Italy
      • The Crossing of the Volturno
      • From the Volturno to the Heights of Mignano
    • The Anzio-Rome Campaign, 22 January-4 June 1944
      • Preparation and Plans
      • The Landing South of Nettuno, Italy
      • Attacks and Counterattacks of 30 January-5 February 1944
      • The Enemy is Twice Thrown Back As the Gallant Seventh Infantry Holds Its Ground
      • The Seventh Infantry Divides Two Reserve Periods in "The Pines" with Sixteen Days on the Line
      • The Breakthrough from the Anzio Beachhead and the Capture of Cisterna di Littoria
      • On to Rome
    • From the Riviera to the Rhine, 15 August-20 December 1944
      • The Campaign of Southern France
      • Bitter Fighting from Grandvillers to Le Haute Jacques in the Vosges Mountains
      • Crossing the Meurthe and the Push to the Rhine
    • The "Colmar Pocket" Campaign, 21 December 1944-18 February 1945
      • Defense
      • Attack
    • The German Campaign, 15 March-8 May 1945
      • Preparation and Plans
      • Seventh Infantry Leads the Third Division into Germany and Breaches the Siegfried Line
      • The Rhine River Crossing and Drive to the East
      • The Battle of Nürnberg
      • The Battle of Augsburg
      • The Race into München
      • The Dash into Salzburg, Austria, and the Capture of Berchtesgaden, Germany
    • Appendix: Summary
    • Glorious Dead of the Seventh Infantry
    • Campaign Credits, Citations and Awards
    • Three Popular World War II Songs
    • Biography of the Writer
  • $1.99
  • Reviews and Testimonials
    • This sure is a good book. It got me information I've been looking for for quite some time on my wife's brother who was KIA in Germany. —Walt Wybiral
    • I really appreciate your service.  I already own one copy of the 7th Infantry Regiment history From Fedala to Berchtesgaden and I'm buying a second for one of the Company Commanders currently assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, stationed in Iraq. —David Spanburg
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From Occupied to Ally: Danish Resistance Movement 1940-45
  • a.k.a. Denmark's Fight for Freedom 1940-45
  • Panorama Denmark 1
  • by Jørgen Haestrup
  • Press and Information Department of the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Christiansborg, Copenhagen, 1963
  • 44 pages, 31 photos, 4 illustrations, 1 cover illustration, 2 maps
    • The story of the German occupation of Denmark and the Danish people's resistance to that occupation.
  • Contents
    • Background
      • April 9, 1940
      • Capitulation
      • The German Promise
      • Government's Political Situation
      • Concessions
    • Resistance
      • An Undeclared War
      • The Formal Conditions
      • Atlantic Territories
      • Rise of Resistance Movement
      • Early Resistance
      • Foreign Reactions
      • Anglo-Danish Contact
      • 1943
      • August 29, 1943
      • Situation After August 29
      • Organizing the Struggle
      • The Fight
        • The Underground Press
        • Sabotage
        • Underground Army
        • Arms Supply
        • Communications
        • Intelligence Service
        • Escape Service
        • Police Groups
        • German Countermeasures
    • Fruit of Resistance
      • From Occupied to Ally
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From the Volturno to the Winter Line (6 October-15 November 1943)
  • American Forces in Action No. 4
  • Military Intelligence Division
  • War Department, Washington, D.C., 1944
  • 130 pages, 34 photos, 1 painting, 10 illustrations, 29 maps, 1 color foldout map
    • From the Volturno to the Winter Line was a sequel to Salerno: American Operations from the Beaches to the Volturno (see #L44). After Fifth Army, commanded by Lt. Gen. Mark W. Cark, had established the Salerno beachhead and captured Naples, it pushed the Germans northward across the Volturno River and into the mountain defenses of the Winter Line. The actions of the American VI Corps, which served as right flank of Fifth Army during the six weeks of this advance, are narrated in detail. Closely related actions of the British 10 Corps, Fifth Army's left flank, and of the British Eighth Army, operating on the Adriatic coast, are summarized briefly.
    • This study was the fourth in the American Forces in Action series, designed exclusively for military personnel and primarily for wounded soldiers in hospitals to tell them the military story of the campaigns and battles in which they served. It was based on the best military records available at the time.
  • Contents
    • Foreword
    • Moving to the Volturno
      • Introduction
      • Fifth Army Prepares for the Second Phase of the Italian Campaign
      • Getting Into Position
      • Orders Are Issued for the Attack on the Volturno
      • The 34th Division Moves Into Line
      • Preparations by 3rd Division
      • The 34th Division Prepares to Attack
      • Drive to the West by the 45th Division
      • Fifth Army is Poised to Strike
    • First Crossing of the Volturno
      • 3rd Division Attack
      • Breakthrough at the Hairpin Loop
      • Drive Toward Mount Caruso
      • Triflisco Gap
      • The 3rd Division Bridges
      • On the 34th Division Front
      • Taking Caiazzo
      • In the Hills East of the River Junction
      • Battle for Supplies
      • The 45th Division Reaches the Volturno
      • British 10 Corps Secures a Bridgehead
      • The Battle is Won
    • Rearguard Action Up the Volturno Valley
      • The 3rd Division Drives Toward Dragoni
      • The 34th Division Advances Along the River
      • Second Volturno Crossing of the 34th Division
      • Toward Sant' Angelo d'Alife
      • The Battle for Hill 235
      • Advance Toward the Barbara Line
    • Across the Volturno and Against the Winter Line
      • The 45th Division Crosses the Volturno
      • Third Crossing of the 34th Division
      • The 3rd Division at the Mignano Gap
      • 34th and 45th Divisions Batter at the Mountains
      • British 10 Corps Attacks Mount Camino
    • Strategic Air Missions
    • Conclusion
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Fuehrer Conferences on Matters Dealing with the German Navy 1942
  • Office of Naval Intelligence, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., 1946
  • 166 pages
    • The Office of Naval Intelligence undertook the translation of important documents concerning World War II which were found in the German Naval Archives captured at Tambach.
  • $1.99
Fw 190A-5/A-6 Flugzeug-Handbuch, Teil 0: Allgemeine Angaben
  • Der Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe, 8 December 1943
  • Text is in German
  • 31 pages, 3 photos, 27 drawings
    • This aircraft manual provides much technical information for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 and A-6 types. The information was apparently intended to aid ground crews in maintaining the aircraft.
  • Contents
    • Ubersuchtswerte
      • Kennzeichnung
        • Verwendungszweck
        • Bauform
      • Flugwerk
        • Rumpfwerk
        • Fahrwerk
        • Leitwerk
        • Steuerwerk
        • Tragwerk
      • Treibwerk
        • Motor
        • Luftschraube
        • Behälter
      • Ausrüstung
      • Daten und Leistungsangaben
        • Hauptmasse
        • Betriebswerte des Motors
        • Flugleistungen
        • Gewichtsangaben
      • Aufbau des Flugzeuges
        • Bauteile und Zerlegbarkeit
        • Deckel und Klappen
    • Allgemeines über Arbeiten am Flugzeug
      • Allgemeines über Wartung
        • Verschraubungen
        • Stossstangenköpfe
        • Deckel und Klappen
        • Rohr-und Schlauchleitungen
        • Reinigung und Anstrichpflege
        • Reinigung von Plexiglas
        • überholungen
      • Allgemeines über Ab- und Aufbau
        • Grundsätze für alle Arbeiten
        • Betreten des Flugzeuges
        • Ablegen von Teilen und Werkzeugen
        • Kennzeichnung voh Teilen
        • Vorspannung von Steuerdrähten und Seilzügen
      • Heissen und Aufbocken
        • Heissen
        • Aufbocken
      • Abschleppen
      • Verankern und Abdecken
      • Nivellier-und Einstellpläne
  • $1.99
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