The U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history, from the simple bayonet to multi-million-dollar technological marvels like the M1 Abrams tank and Apache Longbow helicopter.
This We'll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated... [click here for more]
In 1982, the average Briton didn't know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands and overwhelmed the small defending force. Both nations claimed the islands were theirs, but now Argentina thought the British would give them up without a fight.
They were wrong.
Britain... [click here for more]
The Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine -- The Austro-Hungarian Navy -- was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful "fleet in being" forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto... [click here for more]
This is the inspiring true story of what happens when ordinary people unite to make a stand against evil.
Lidice was a peaceful and vibrant community in Czechoslovakia with a rich mining heritage. But an act of Nazi revenge saw this village wiped from existence in a horrifying chapter of European history.
Disaster struck for Lidice in 1942 when the prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich was... [click here for more]
In the 1970's, the US Army decided that it needed a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, similar to the West German Gepard or Soviet ZSU-23-4. The result was the M247 Sergeant York.
This article describes the M247 itself, the procurement process, and all the problems that led to Caspar Weinberger describing it as "basically an ineffective system" when it was cancelled in 1985. ... [click here for more]
Victors write history. German Admiral Reinhard Scheer knew this, and wrote his own anyway. In this memoir of World War One, he says, "We are victors and vanquished at one and the same time, and in depicting our success the difficult problem confronts us of not forgetting that our strength did not last out to the end."
Admiral Scheer took command of the German High Seas Fleet in... [click here for more]
The truth behind the SAS' most famous mission.
Drawing on extensive research, Operation Nimrod dispels the myths and reveals the truth of those six long days, and the dramatic rescue that thrust the SAS into the public eye.
On 29th April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took twenty-six hostages.... [click here for more]
When East and West survived on a knife-edge between peace and war, both sides were busy preparing themselves for military action. But what exactly would NATO's troops have faced if the Cold War had suddenly turned hot?
Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact is a fascinating reference book looking at the wide variety of combat vehicles which were poised and ready for action throughout the long... [click here for more]
Tessa the Tank is old and retired, living in a shed at Fretwell Tank Museum.
Tessa is excited about going to a classic vehicle show, but Brian the tank transporter has an accident. Will they get to the show on time?
Children will love this story, which subtly conveys the importance of teamwork. ... [click here for more]