Tra le forze armate tedesche, la Luftwaffe, l'aviazione militare, fu una delle "armi" più efficienti ed efficaci della Wehrmacht durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Fondamentale per la riuscita della Blitzkrieg, la Guerra Lampo in Europa, la Luftwaffe ebbe sotto il proprio controllo anche le unità di paracadutisti (Fallschirmjäger) e altre formazioni militari terrestri. In questo audiolibro raccontiamo i momenti più importanti dell'aviazione tedesca, asso nella manica del Terzo Reich. [Among the German armed forces, the Luftwaffe, the air force was one of the "weapons" more efficient and effective in the Wehrmacht during World War II. Crucial to the success of the Blitzkrieg, the Blitzkrieg in Europe, the Luftwaffe had under its control the units of paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger) and other military formations on Earth. In this audiobook tell the most important moments of the German aviation ace in the sleeve of the Third Reich.] Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Lorenzo Visi. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000101/bk_area_000101_sample.mp3.
In 1939 Britain and her allies were completely unprepared for total war.In the spring of 1940, after months of inactivity, the powerful and highly trained German army smashed it's way through neutral Holland and Belgium and into northern France. The Allies had no choice but to retreat to the costal areas, where the 'Miracle of Dunkirk' took place. Half a million men were finally evacuated to England. Hitler, anxious to invade Britain, ordered the Luftwaffe to destroy the Royal Air Force. The Battle of Britain started. A climax was reached on September 15th when, following a great raid over London, the RAF shot down 175 raiders. Hitler relentlessly bombed Britain hoping to break the British people. Many were killed or wounded and countless home where destroyed but the British spirit never broke. The British people defied the enemy until May of 1941 when much of the Luftwaffe was moved away to fight on the Russian front. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000022/bk_rhuk_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sweeping tale of love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story. Germany, 1943. The choices she makes will change her life forever. Growing up in Hitler's Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart, Heinrich, while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland. But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte's life of privilege and comfort begins to collapse around her. As Hitler's Reich abandons Germany and the country falls to the Allied forces, Lotte is forced to flee from the unfolding chaos to the country with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior. Amid the danger, pain and heartbreak of a country turning on itself, Lotte must forge a new life for herself. But as the country struggles to find its future, shadows of the past come rushing back, and Lotte finds herself questioning everything she has fought for - love, duty and freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003346/bk_boli_003346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To Command the Sky is a scholarly record of the fight for domination of the skies over Western Europe during World War II. It also explains the technical details of the tactics used to defeat the Luftwaffe. This book is important for serious students of World War II or military aviation. The book is published by The University of Alabama Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038288/bk_acx0_038288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“The passive resistance to war, in which we have acquitted ourselves so well, must come to an end.” (Prime Minister Winston Churchill) Europe’s attempts to appease Adolf Hitler, most notably at Munich in 1938, failed, as Nazi Germany swallowed up Austria and Czechoslovakia by 1939. Italy was on the march as well, invading Albania in April of 1939. The straw that broke the camel's back, however, was Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1 of that year. Two days later, France and Great Britain declared war on Germany, and World War II had begun in earnest. Of course, as most people now know, the invasion of Poland was merely the preface to the Nazi blitzkrieg of most of Western Europe, which would include Denmark, Belgium, and France by the summer of 1940. The resistance put up by these countries is often portrayed as weak, and the narrative is that the British stood alone in 1940 against the Nazi onslaught, defending the British Isles during the Battle of Britain and preventing a potential German invasion. At the beginning of 1941, it was unclear whether the Allies would be able to remain in the war for much longer. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had already immortalized the men of the Royal Air Force with one of the West’s most famous war-time quotes, but the potential of a German invasion of Britain still loomed. With the comfort of hindsight, historians now suggest that the picture was actually more complex than that, but the Battle of Britain, fought throughout the summer and early autumn of 1940, was unquestionably epic in scope. The largest air campaign in history at the time, the vaunted Nazi Luftwaffe sought to smash the Royal Air Force, but thankfully, the RAF stood toe to toe with the Luftwaffe and ensured Hitler’s planned invasion was permanently put on hold. The Allied victory in the Battle of Britain inflicted a psychological and physical defeat on the Luftwaffe and Nazi regime at large, and as the last standi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110686/bk_acx0_110686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Air raid on New York City. This is not a drill. December 1943. The momentum of the Second World War has shifted in favor of the Allies, and American confidence in the security situation has soared in the past few months. City lights and radio stations are back on across the East Coast as normalcy has returned to America.While Germany may be down, though, it isn’t out, and the Luftwaffe has developed the technology to get Nazi Germany back in the war. Operating from secret bases in occupied Norway, Hitler’s Luftwaffe is about to launch their new heavy bombers against the mainland United States.Unprepared for an attack on its homeland, only a limited number of air and naval units are available to react to the surprise attack on America’s most valuable asset - its will to fight.It’s a race against time, with the fate of New York City hanging in the balance. You’ll experience breathtaking action and historical drama as the American homeland is attacked for the first time since 1812 by a foreign power. Can the Americans stop the German bombers before they release their weapons, or will the German forces fight their way through and destroy their impossible target? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141028/bk_acx0_141028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
France had fallen. All Britain waited for the inevitable German invasion. But first the Luftwaffe must destroy the Royal Air Force. It was the greatest air battle of all time against seemingly overwhelming odds. This programme follows the events of the epic weeks of the summer of 1940 and pays tribute to Winston Churchill's "Few" who saved Britain from the Nazi hordes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Murray, Michael Burrell, John Graham, Gary Hope, Michael Kilgarriff, Sandra Frieze, Mandy More. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/berg/000049/pf_berg_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The British people had no sooner finished rescuing their trapped army from Dunkirk than they found themselves preparing for an attack from the Germans once again. This time, the Nazi menace struck from the air, as Hitler’s Luftwaffe bombed the British in an attempt to break their spirit and force Great Britain to accept peace terms. But as the skies above London filled with the German planes, the Royal Air Force pilots, alerted by radar, flew to intercept them. The Luftwaffe had started the Battle of Britain confident the RAF was no match for German aircraft and skill, but the pilots of the RAF, the people of England, and the bulldog tenacity of Prime Minister Winston Churchill did not intend to give way. You will learn about: Battle for the skies The home front The London Blitz Churchill at war The end of the Battle of Britain And much more! The heroism of the RAF and the fortitude of the British people turned Germany’s certain victory into defeat, forcing Hitler to abandon his plans to invade England. “We shall never surrender,” Churchill vowed, and his words rallied a nation, delivering a blow to the Nazi war machine that would, in the end, prove to be a turning point in World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117570/bk_acx0_117570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from "the enemy within" - Nazis posing as ordinary citizens. With pressure mounting, the intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colorful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade - N and M have just murdered Britain's finest agent and no one at all can be trusted.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002962/bk_harp_002962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.