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The Painter: The Bomber War, Book 2 , Hörbuch, ...
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The Painter is one woman’s remembrance of the days of her youth, spent in Bielefeld under the bombs of the Allied Air Forces in the final months of the war in Europe. After writing Until the Night, I had been looking for a way to start telling the other stories of the Bombing War in Europe. Until the Night was about the men in the bombers over Germany in the winter of 1943 to '44; The Painter is about the experience of ordinary Germans under the bombs in the last winter of the war. The Painter is the first of a series of companion audiobooks to Until the Night in the Bomber War series. Future audiobooks will include prequels or sequels to Until the Night, but The Painter stands alone, unconnected other than in time and theme by the tragedy of that, thankfully, past age. History is history, but for it to "live", it needs to be experienced through the eyes and ears of "people", and it was not until I heard "The Painter", a beautifully elegiac song penned by Hannah Martin and performed in a concert by the duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, that I discovered a way to speak to the nightmare of the closing months of the war in Europe. In her song, Hannah Martin encapsulates the stories told to her by her grandmother about her life as a young woman growing up in Bielefeld. In the terrible "big picture" of the bombing war, Bielefeld suffered less than many places in Germany. In the UK, we recall the trial by fire of Coventry in 1940; that city has become a leitmotif of the British experience of the blitz even though other towns and cities were as badly hit by the Luftwaffe. Bielefeld, a much smaller city than Coventry, its population swollen by slave labourers, suffered at least as many civilian casualties between September 1944 and VE-Day in April 1945. Although it was never subjected to a major "area bombing" raid by the RAF, the US Army Air Force repeatedly attack 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117156/bk_acx0_117156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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Berlin Stories
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A gorgeously jacketed hardcover anthology of classic stories set in Berlin, by an international array of brilliant writers.Spanning more than a century, this collection of stories reflects Berlin's rich and turbulent history, chronicling the creative ferment of the Weimar Republic, the devastation of wartime, the cruel divisions of the Berlin Wall, and the aftermath of reunification. Classics by Theodor Fontane and Robert Walser provide a window on privileged society at the turn of the century. Alfred Döblin, Erich Kastner, Vladimir Nabokov, and Christopher Isherwood illuminate the frenetic Golden Twenties and the ruinous crash that followed, while marginal youths roam the city's seamy underside in Irmgard Keun's The Artificial Silk Girl and Ernst Haffner's Blood Brothers. The hero of Thomas Wolfe's You Can't Go Home Again visits a city shadowed by Hitler's rise, while in Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin a working-class couple quietly resists the Nazis. Cold War espionage enlivens works by Len Deighton and Ian McEwan, Christa Wolf's They Divided the Sky and Peter Schneider's The Wall Jumper depict the Berlin Wall's impact on a personal scale, and Thomas Brussig's Stasi officers engage in meaningless surveillance in Heroes Like Us. Günter Grass shows us German reunification through the eyes of an elderly Luftwaffe veteran while Uwe Timm does so through a writer's madcap wanderings in a bewildering post-Wall landscape. Finally, more recent arrivals--from Chloe Aridjis's Mexican-Jewish university student in Book of Clouds to the desperate African refugees in Jenny Erpenbeck's Go, Went, Gone--bear witness to Berlin's continuing evolution as an arena of the possible.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Com...
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When Germany initiated Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in April 1941, the Soviet air forces were inferior to the Luftwaffe in virtually every respect save numerical strength. By 1944-1945, however, Soviet air power exercised almost uncontested air superiority. How and in what timeframe did this dramatic turnaround occur? This question is answered in 'The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Commanders', one of a series of historical studies written by, or based on information supplied by, former key officers of the German Air Force for the United States Air Force Historical Division. After an introductory section describing the development and German appraisal of Soviet air power prior to Operation Barbarossa, the book provides a detailed account of German perceptions of Soviet fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, ground-air attack, special air operations, airborne, and other capabilities from the onset of war until the end of 1941 and followed by an examination of the 1942 through 1943 period, at which point a shift in power ratios in favor of the Soviets began and then accelerated through the end of the war. The final section details the achievement of air superiority rather than air supremacy by 1945. Soviet successes on the ground and in air warfare, Soviet numerical superiority, progress in technology, and the increasing combat experience of Soviet airmen, combined with declining German resources in both men and materials, signaled the onset of Soviet air superiority. This did not indicate a decline in German skill or courage, but rather the inevitable grinding down of German resources. As in the past however, Soviet air forces were employed mainly in support of ground forces, and the strategic use of air power remained limited, albeit much improved since the beginning of the war. Given the marked inferiority of Soviet air forces at the beginning of the Soviet-German conflict, The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Commanders is a remarkable story of rapid numerical and experiential growth in almost unbelievably adverse conditions. This important study by its adversaries is still of great value to strategists and historians interested in the development of modern air power in war. Originally published in 1960: 450 p. ill.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 22.02.2020
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Always Faithful
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A Picture is worth a thousand wordsIn his Always Faithful, noted military historian Eric Hammel has assembled one hundred Marine Corpsa combat photos from the Pacific Theater of operations during World War II. Together these tell the story of the Marines' costly victory over the Japanese.Over the years, innumerable historians, novelists, film-makers, and artists have attempted in various ways to capture what it was like to fight in the Pacific. In Always Faithful, readers are invited to take in the combat slowly, as it unfolds, image by image.Arranged by theme-from dramatic images of beach assaults to heartbreaking photographs of the injured and killed-in-aetion-Always Faithful seeks to capture the essence of the War in the Pacific and the core of what it means to be a Marine.Hammel has carefully selected each image in these pages, shown with only the barest of explanation: a short caption to describe the time and place. But even with so few words, each photograph is a complete message unto itself, a picture of truth showing a moment of humanity. Together, these images reveal what it means to be always faithful.Critical Acclaim for Always Faithful . . .&quote;Eric Hammel is one of our most interesting and dedicated military writers.&quote;-Tom Ricks, author of The Making of the Corps&quote;Hammel's magnificent compilation is a &quote;best of breed&quote; that captures-like no other work-the sweat, grime, misery and terror that was combat in the Pacific. This is an effort that underscores Hammel's position as one of the subject's leading historians. Simply put, Always Faithful is the must-have pictorial of Marine Corps operations in the Pacific.&quote;-LtCol. Jay A. Stout, USMC (Ret), Author of The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe &quote;While some readers may already be familiar with many of the photos collected here by Eric Hammel, all will find his selection and arrangement uniquely encapsulates the fighting in the Pacific. In Always Faithful, there are solitary moments where a Marine faces an unseen enemy and moments where brothers-in-arms stand shoulder to shoulder. It is instants like these that remind me of what it means to be a Marine.&quote;-Col. William J. Davis, USMC (Ret), Executive Director of the MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Virginia&quote;An inspirational and graphical account of Marines doing what they have always done when the Nation calls. Hammel's selection of images peeks into the individual's gut-level experience of combat in the Pacific through the eyes of those who &quote;closed with the enemy&quote;, from the assault on the beach through the ebb and flow of the fighting to eventual victory. A must for any military historian's reference library.&quote; -R.J. Sullivan, LtCol, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret) &quote;Military writer Eric Hammel has used his broad research background to capture the essential essence of the Marine Corps Pacific War experience during World War II. The focus on the individual Marines pictured makes as strong an impact as any narrative would. This visual legacy is preserved and presented in a memorable manner and style. Semper Fi!&quote;-Charles D. Melson, Chief Historian, U.S. Marine Corps History DivisionAuthor of Osprey's Marine Recon, Vietnam Marines, and U.S. Marine Rifleman in Vietnam&quote;A powerful and evocative visual portrayal of Marines in close combat during the climactic battles of World War II. The images and illustrations are emotional, soul searing reminders of the human cost of the Pacifc Campaign. For anyone looking for a viceral understanding of battle, this book is not to be missed.&quote;-John R. Bruning author of The Devil's Sandbox, Bomb's Away, The Battle of the Bulge, Jungle Ace, Ship Strike Pacific, and Crimson Sky&quote;Eric Hammel has captured the true character of war in the Pacific, a fight to the finish, with no holds barred. The images in Always Faithful are far from the glorified portrayals of home front propaganda. They portray the gutsiness of combat-the filth, the stress, the pain of a lost comrade-in such a way as to be indelibly etched in the viewer's mind. Hammel's selection of photos is spot on...I highly recommend Always Faithful.&quote; -Colonel Dick Camp USMC (Ret), Vice

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 22.02.2020
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The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Com...
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When Germany initiated Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in April 1941, the Soviet air forces were inferior to the Luftwaffe in virtually every respect save numerical strength. By 1944-1945, however, Soviet air power exercised almost uncontested air superiority. How and in what timeframe did this dramatic turnaround occur? This question is answered in 'The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Commanders', one of a series of historical studies written by, or based on information supplied by, former key officers of the German Air Force for the United States Air Force Historical Division. After an introductory section describing the development and German appraisal of Soviet air power prior to Operation Barbarossa, the book provides a detailed account of German perceptions of Soviet fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, ground-air attack, special air operations, airborne, and other capabilities from the onset of war until the end of 1941 and followed by an examination of the 1942 through 1943 period, at which point a shift in power ratios in favor of the Soviets began and then accelerated through the end of the war. The final section details the achievement of air superiority rather than air supremacy by 1945. Soviet successes on the ground and in air warfare, Soviet numerical superiority, progress in technology, and the increasing combat experience of Soviet airmen, combined with declining German resources in both men and materials, signaled the onset of Soviet air superiority. This did not indicate a decline in German skill or courage, but rather the inevitable grinding down of German resources. As in the past however, Soviet air forces were employed mainly in support of ground forces, and the strategic use of air power remained limited, albeit much improved since the beginning of the war. Given the marked inferiority of Soviet air forces at the beginning of the Soviet-German conflict, The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Commanders is a remarkable story of rapid numerical and experiential growth in almost unbelievably adverse conditions. This important study by its adversaries is still of great value to strategists and historians interested in the development of modern air power in war. Originally published in 1960: 450 p. ill.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 22.02.2020
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Always Faithful
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A Picture is worth a thousand wordsIn his Always Faithful, noted military historian Eric Hammel has assembled one hundred Marine Corpsa combat photos from the Pacific Theater of operations during World War II. Together these tell the story of the Marines' costly victory over the Japanese.Over the years, innumerable historians, novelists, film-makers, and artists have attempted in various ways to capture what it was like to fight in the Pacific. In Always Faithful, readers are invited to take in the combat slowly, as it unfolds, image by image.Arranged by theme-from dramatic images of beach assaults to heartbreaking photographs of the injured and killed-in-aetion-Always Faithful seeks to capture the essence of the War in the Pacific and the core of what it means to be a Marine.Hammel has carefully selected each image in these pages, shown with only the barest of explanation: a short caption to describe the time and place. But even with so few words, each photograph is a complete message unto itself, a picture of truth showing a moment of humanity. Together, these images reveal what it means to be always faithful.Critical Acclaim for Always Faithful . . .&quote;Eric Hammel is one of our most interesting and dedicated military writers.&quote;-Tom Ricks, author of The Making of the Corps&quote;Hammel's magnificent compilation is a &quote;best of breed&quote; that captures-like no other work-the sweat, grime, misery and terror that was combat in the Pacific. This is an effort that underscores Hammel's position as one of the subject's leading historians. Simply put, Always Faithful is the must-have pictorial of Marine Corps operations in the Pacific.&quote;-LtCol. Jay A. Stout, USMC (Ret), Author of The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe &quote;While some readers may already be familiar with many of the photos collected here by Eric Hammel, all will find his selection and arrangement uniquely encapsulates the fighting in the Pacific. In Always Faithful, there are solitary moments where a Marine faces an unseen enemy and moments where brothers-in-arms stand shoulder to shoulder. It is instants like these that remind me of what it means to be a Marine.&quote;-Col. William J. Davis, USMC (Ret), Executive Director of the MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Virginia&quote;An inspirational and graphical account of Marines doing what they have always done when the Nation calls. Hammel's selection of images peeks into the individual's gut-level experience of combat in the Pacific through the eyes of those who &quote;closed with the enemy&quote;, from the assault on the beach through the ebb and flow of the fighting to eventual victory. A must for any military historian's reference library.&quote; -R.J. Sullivan, LtCol, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret) &quote;Military writer Eric Hammel has used his broad research background to capture the essential essence of the Marine Corps Pacific War experience during World War II. The focus on the individual Marines pictured makes as strong an impact as any narrative would. This visual legacy is preserved and presented in a memorable manner and style. Semper Fi!&quote;-Charles D. Melson, Chief Historian, U.S. Marine Corps History DivisionAuthor of Osprey's Marine Recon, Vietnam Marines, and U.S. Marine Rifleman in Vietnam&quote;A powerful and evocative visual portrayal of Marines in close combat during the climactic battles of World War II. The images and illustrations are emotional, soul searing reminders of the human cost of the Pacifc Campaign. For anyone looking for a viceral understanding of battle, this book is not to be missed.&quote;-John R. Bruning author of The Devil's Sandbox, Bomb's Away, The Battle of the Bulge, Jungle Ace, Ship Strike Pacific, and Crimson Sky&quote;Eric Hammel has captured the true character of war in the Pacific, a fight to the finish, with no holds barred. The images in Always Faithful are far from the glorified portrayals of home front propaganda. They portray the gutsiness of combat-the filth, the stress, the pain of a lost comrade-in such a way as to be indelibly etched in the viewer's mind. Hammel's selection of photos is spot on...I highly recommend Always Faithful.&quote; -Colonel Dick Camp USMC (Ret), Vice

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