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The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989 (Osprey Essential Histories 75)
: The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989 (Osprey Essential Histories 75)
: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
: Osprey Publishing
: 2012
: True PDF
: 96
: 26 Mb
: English

The Soviet invasion of its neighbour Afghanistan in December 1979 sparked a bloody nine-year conflict in that country until Soviet forces withdrew in 1988-89, dooming the communist Afghanistan government to defeat at the hands of the Mujahideen, the Afghan popular resistance backed by the USA and other powers. The Soviet invasion had enormous implications on the global stage; it prompted the US Senate to refuse to ratify the hard-won SALT II arms-limitation treaty, and the USA and 64 other countries boycotted the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. For Afghanistan, the invasion served to prolong the interminable civil war that pitted central government against the regions and faction against faction. The country remains locked in conflict over 30 years later, with no end in sight. Featuring specially drawn mapping and drawing upon a wide range of sources, this succinct account explains the origins, history and consequences of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, thereby shedding new light on the more recent history - and prospects - of that troubled country.
: dimarik 27-04-2016, 13:55 | : 0 |
Manzikert 1071: The Breaking of Byzantium (Osprey Campaign 262)
: Manzikert 1071: The Breaking of Byzantium (Osprey Campaign 262)
: David Nicolle
: Osprey Publishing
: 2013
: True PDF
: 98
: 12 Mb
: English

On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the Byzantine emperor captured and much of his fabled Varangian guard killed. This battle is seen as the primary trigger of the Crusades, and as the moment when the power of the East Roman or Byzantine Empire was irreparably broken. The Saljuq victory opened up Anatolia to Turkish-Islamic conquest, which was eventually followed by the establishment of the Ottoman state. Nevertheless the battle itself was the culmination of a Christian Byzantine offensive, intended to strengthen the eastern frontiers of the empire and re-establish Byzantine domination over Armenia and northern Mesopotamia. Turkish Saljuq victory was in no sense inevitable and might, in fact, have come as something of a surprise to those who achieved it. It was not only the battle of Manzikert that had such profound and far-reaching consequences, many of these stemmed from the debilitating Byzantine civil war which followed and was a direct consequence of the defeat.
: dimarik 27-04-2016, 13:53 | : 0 |
Chivalry
: Maurice Keen
: Chivalry
: Yale University Press
: 1984
: PDF
: 364
: English
: 79 MB

Chivalrywith its pageants, heraldry, and knights in shining armorwas a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of knighthood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility.
: bakerman 27-04-2016, 13:00 | : 0 |

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US Airborne Forces of the Cold War
: US Airborne Forces of the Cold War
: Leroy Thompson
: Greenhill Books
/ : G.I. Series 30
: 2003
: PDF/scan
: 74
: 40 Mb
: English

: pentagonus 27-04-2016, 09:19 | : 0 |
US Special Operations Forces in the Cold War
: US Special Operations Forces in the Cold War
: Leroy Thompson
: Greenhill Books
/ : G.I. Series 27
: 2002
: PDF/scan
: 74
: 17 Mb
: English


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America's Commandos - US Special Operations Forces of World War II and Korea
: America's Commandos - US Special Operations Forces of World War II and Korea
: Leroy Thompson
: Greenhill Books
/ : G.I. Series 25
: 2001
: PDF/scan
: 74
: 20 Mb
: English

: pentagonus 27-04-2016, 08:47 | : 0 |
The Men of the Mighty Eighth. The USAAF 1942-45
: The Men of the Mighty Eighth. The USAAF 1942-45
: Christopher J. Anderson
: Greenhill Books
/ : G.I. Series 24
: 2001
: PDF/scan
: 72
: 19 Mb
: English

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: pentagonus 27-04-2016, 08:27 | : 0 |
Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 [Illustrated Edition]
: Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 [Illustrated Edition]
: Murray Williamson
: Pickle Partners
: 2015
: ePub (e-book)
: 553
: 56 MB
: English

Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos.
: bakerman 27-04-2016, 08:15 | : 0 |
The Marines In World War II. From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
: The Marines In World War II. From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
: Christopher J. Anderson
: Greenhill Books
/ : G.I. Series 22
: 2000
: PDF/OCR
: 72
: 19 Mb
: English
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