The German Wehrmacht was the name given to the unified armed forces of Germany during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945. The Wehrmacht consisted of the Heer (Army), the Kriegsmarine (Navy) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force). Forming part of a three part series, this DVD, entitled Main Frontlines on the Eastern Front, documents the operations carried out by the Armoured Forces, tanks and infantry units.Special Features:Bonus archive film
The German Wehrmacht was the name given to the unified armed forces of Germany during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945. The Wehrmacht consisted of the Heer (Army), the Kriegsmarine (Navy) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force). Forming part of a three part series, this DVD, entitled Winter War on the Northern and Eastern Front, documents the battles in North Africa and Stalingrad and the ground units that fought in them.Special Features:Bonus archive film
Erscheinungsdatum: 05.02.2010, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Secret Army (TV series), Titelzusatz: Gerard Glaister, Belgium, Resistance Movement, World War II, Luftwaffe, Redaktion: Surhone, Lambert M. // Timpledon, Miriam T. // Marseken, Susan F., Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller e.K., Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Medienwissenschaften // Sonstiges, Seiten: 148, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 238 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 03/2018, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Thunder Over Vietnam, Titelzusatz: The American Air War in Southeast Asia, Autor: Villalva, Alejandro, Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publ, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Amerika // Erdteil // Asien // Geschichte // Nachkriegszeit // Südostasien // Politik // Zeitgeschichte // USA // Recht // Vietnam // Staat // Vietnamkrieg // Militärgeschichte // Vietnamesisch // Englische Bücher // u. Sozialwissenschaft // HISTORY // Military // Vietnam War // ca. 1955 bis ca. 1975 // Zeitraum des Vietnamkriegs // Moderne Kriegsführung // Politik und Staat // Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika // 1970 bis 1979 n. Chr // Geschichte allgemein und Weltgeschichte // Asiatische Geschichte // Amerikanische Geschichte // Luftwaffe und Kriegsführung, Rubrik: Zeitgeschichte // Politik (ab 1949), Seiten: 129, Abbildungen: 300 colour illustrations, Reihe: Stackpole Military Photo Series, Gewicht: 492 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Do you want to learn more about World War II, but don’t have time to read huge, long books? Then let The History Journals take you on an hourly history tour of each year of the war with The World War II History Journals series which includes one book per year from 1939 to 1945. Throughout this series of journals released to acknowledge 80 years since the beginning of WW2, we will be looking at the seven years of that conflict on an annual basis. The conflict, the buildup to war, the major battles, the strategies and technological developments, the effect on civilians and most importantly of all we’ll consider the role of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives fighting for the freedom of others.In the opening days and weeks of 1942, the impact of the wider world now being at war really began to be felt. Since 1939 Adolf Hitler and his Axis powers had dominated mainland Europe and for a time it seemed that every military move Hitler made was successful. By the end of 1940 the Germans had completed their occupation of France and in the autumn months had fought the Battle of Britain with a view to an early invasion of the United Kingdom. As an island nation, standing alone against Hitler the British faced the terror of the Blitz, as the Luftwaffe bombed London and other major cities, night after night. Under the leadership of Winston Churchill the people defiantly refused to allow their spirits to be broken, but as another year passed, the threat of a Nazi invasion force reaching Britain’s shores loomed as large as ever. Follow us onward into the history of WW2 in 1942. You will learn about:German forces struggle with Russian winter, Rommel makes his mark in North AfricaFirst GI’s to Britain as America steps up, Japan invades SingaporeBritish rationing, Luftwaffe begins “Baedeker” raids bombing major British citiesBattle of Midway, Rommel begins to struggle, Monty appears a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Dale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164317/bk_acx0_164317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Winter Comes is the fourth audiobook of the Until the Night series and is set in December 1943. The Until the Night series is about Bomber Command in the winter of 1943 to '44 and follows the experience of Adam Chantrey, a 25-year-old veteran of the Bombing War sent to Ansham Wolds in Lincolnshire to rebuild a shattered Lancaster squadron. Exhausted and tormented by his own demons, he discovers, amidst the chaos of war and loss, love and an unlikely inner peace up on the high wold of Lincolnshire while all around him the world is enveloped in madness. It is December 1943, and the Lancaster Force has settled into the long, hard slog of razing Berlin from end to end. Raid after raid presses on against the storms of winter and the fury of the gun lines and the fighters guarding the faraway cities on the Saxon plain. The storms that batter the Main Force and the seasonal fog and mist that regularly envelope their bases are enemies as deadly as the Luftwaffe; the time when any man on ops could cling to hope is quickly disappearing. For Adam Chantrey and his exhausted crews, the odds are ever more stacked against them, but there is no option but to press on. The cause is just even if the means are anything but. Bomber Command is flying towards its collision with destiny, and the battle gets bloodier, it seems, every time the Main Force is hurled against the German cities. Please be aware - this audiobook is also available in an omnibus edition titled Until the Night, a revised second edition of a previously published title of the same name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Calverley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117155/bk_acx0_117155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nazi Germany is entering a dangerous period of its existence and a young German boy, Wolf Kruger, dreams of becoming a fighter ace in the feared Luftwaffe. His parents, however, have higher aspirations for their talented son and are beginning to voice concerns over Hitler and his increasingly frightening megalomania, something which ultimately costs them their lives. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, there is a single voice of reason, standing up to the rise of the Nazis and challenging the appeasement of the British government as they give in, time and again, to Hitler's demands. Winston Churchill warns against allowing the Fuhrer to get away with too much and urges others to make a stand. Little does Churchill and Kruger realize, but their lives are soon to become inextricably intertwined as the boy grows into a man, and the politician in the wilderness grows into one of the most formidable statesmen of the 20th Century. Packed with history, fighter pilots and intrigue, this is the first book in the fast-paced Epic War series, featuring the intellect and persona of Winston Churchill and a host of other memorable characters, including Madeline, Winston's headstrong niece who is a match for any man...or fighter pilot. The book has been re-edited. As Winston Churchill might have said in this case, "The author will do the right thing...eventually. And he was kind enough to light my cigar." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Raposa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094976/bk_acx0_094976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 attacked 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117156/bk_acx0_117156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If one took no chances, one would not fly at all. (Charles Lindbergh) In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. In many ways, Charles Lindbergh represented the best and worst of America during the first half of the 20th century. Lindbergh became famous for being an aviation pioneer whose solo flight across the Atlantic captured the imagination of an entire world, yet he was an isolationist who wanted to keep American freedoms safe for Americans and no one else. Lindbergh was the quintessential family man, yet he fathered illegitimate children and suffered an unspeakable tragedy that became known as "The Crime of the Century". Lindbergh embodied some of his era’s greatest virtues and harbored some of its worst prejudices. Lindbergh was a 25-year-old US Air Mail pilot who was probably best known for two crashes before shooting to fame with his non-stop flight across the Atlantic from New York City to Paris on May 20-21, 1927. Lindbergh was Time Magazine’s first Man of the Year in 1927, and he used his newfound fame to promote the development of commercial flight and become a spokesman and symbol for advances in aviation. Tragically, Lindbergh was the subject of front page headlines in 1932 when his infant son, Charles, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in the "Crime of the Century". After going into voluntary exile in Europe, Lindbergh found himself embroiled in scandals as he toured German (and Luftwaffe) aviation systems and took isolationist stances, at times making comments that were tinged with anti-Semitism and in favor of eugenics. Nevertheless, after Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh was rejected from serving in the armed forces, likely because President Roosevelt thought he was a Nazi sympathizer. But Li 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111603/bk_acx0_111603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.