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About the Jam, Darling: A Soldier's thoughts on Love and War told through Letters

This is a true story: a romantic, amusing and occasionally moving account of a soldier's personal experiences during the Second World War, as told through his letters to his sweetheart. Collated and edited by his daughter, these letters are full of intimate and fascinating detail about the real day-to-day experiences of the life, thoughts and hopes of an ordinary Lancashire lad in extraordinary times. Covering the period 1940 to 1945, Jim writes from the heart, and we follow this idealistic young man as he meets the challenges of wartime, with quiet courage, wit and growing wisdom.

After a brief prologue, the story is told through his letters, interspersed with photographs and factual details about the events unfolding on the larger stage, worldwide.

'It brought a tear to my eye. I fear we shall never see such fortitude again. ... It's so important for these life stories to be on record, so that future generations will know what people went through and how they lived - and loved.' Bel Mooney

Prepared: The 8 Secret Skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces Operator That Will Keep You Safe - Basic Guide

Learn the 8 secret skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces operator that will keep you safe and prepare you for any situation - from a street mugging all the way to a full blown global catastrophe!



"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."

Joseph Heller, Catch-22



This is a great start to becoming more prepared for any situation. Our world is truly strange that so many good and helpful people find themselves preyed upon by the criminal elements. In case of an emergency or a catastrophe those odds may become even worst.



My name is Roy Shepard and I'm a former IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Special Forces Operator. During my military service, I took part in countless missions behind enemy lines and later trained young cadets as a Master Sergeant. I specialize in weapons training, stealth and camouflage, and Krav-Maga. I've been in active reserve duty for the past 20 years and spent much of that time formulating and implementing defense strategies and drills in military bases all over Israel. Highly trained in martial arts, I specialize in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, and Russian Systema--with both hand-to-hand combat and melee weapon handling. I am also an expert marksman with both close-quarters and long-range weapons.



The IDF is one of the most effective militaries in the world with proven strategies and tactics that have kept Israel safe for the last 70 years. The harsh reality is that Israel is a small country surrounded by hostile nations that have been intent on destroying it since it was formed in 1948. The IDF has defended Israel in eight full-out wars and fended off many incursions and terrorist attacks.



The skills that I'm about to share with you are the same ones used by the IDF Special Forces Operators to stay safe in hostile situations and will allow you to do so as well. Be it fending off a mugger in a dark parking lot or surviving a post-catastrophe scenario.



The reality is that we are always only moments away from danger and knowing the exact step-by-step response can be the difference between life, injury, or even death. Using the knowledge in this book you will learn how to avoid, escape, or survive numerous dangerous situations using minimal effort.



The number one thing you must remember is that being efficient can save your life. If you don't take steps to conserve your energy, you will get tired very quickly and may lose the battle. Professional fighters can hold a full combat event for a few seconds and after that they rely solely on technique to survive and accomplish the mission.



This book will teach you eight of the most effective techniques to stay safe:

1. Situational awareness

2. Tactical relocation

3. Planning for emergencies

4. Survival self-defense

5. Team roles

6. Communications

7. Fitness

8. Survival tools



I look forward to seeing you as part of our community at https://prepperlegend.com and hope you enjoy this book at least as much as I enjoyed writing it.



And above all else stay safe!



Your friend always,



Roy Shepard



The Holocaust

This 12-hour free course examined the Holocaust, historical arguments surrounding it, whether it is unique and why it happened as and when it did.

All you ever wanted to know about fortifications but never asked

An introduction to the history of fortifications and their building technology.

Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

The publisher offers this ebook for free at www.thetrumpet.com/literature/7/winston-s-churchill-the-watchman.

There has probably never been a greater political watchman than Winston Churchill. His foresight saved the Western world from demise in World War II. Yet today, the West scorns his message. The biggest tragedy of World War II is that we didn't learn from that shameful and near-fatal disaster.

In this booklet:

o Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

o Learning From History

o Preparing for War

o Illusion of Security

o Winston S. Churchill: The Leader

o A Final Warning

The Trolley Mission 1945: Aerial Pictures and Photographs of Germany, 24 hours after World War II

This electronic book tells the story of a sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War. In May 1945, thousands of men who had, in countless ways, played a part in the aerial attack on Germany received their first opportunity to see the fruits of their labors. The Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (AAF, USAAF) all played a part in the destruction. The author, Markus Lenz, was born in 1975 and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a private pilot and an economic historian and was collecting aerial photographs of the Trolley Mission.

Raiders (eBook Sampler)

A free sampler of Ross Kemp's Raiders: six true stories of the most daring British operations of World War Two.

This sampler contains the story of Operation Judgement; believed to be one of the most incredible raids of World War Two.

The full ebook and hardback will be available on 25th October 2012.

Six raids that changed the course of history.

Operation Judgement: one of the most spectacular efforts of World War Two, where obsolete British biplanes attacked the Italian fleet in Taranto.

Operation Archery: the first true combined operation carried out by all three British forces. THis successful raid persuaded Hitler that the Allies were planning a full scale invasion.

Operation Biting: a cross-Channel raid into France that was the first major attack by the British Airborne Division and its first battle honour.

Operation Gunnerside: a dramatic demolition assault on Hitler's atomic bomb plant in Norway.

Operation Chariot: 'the greatest raid of all': the British amphibious attack on the Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France.

Operation Deadstick: the story of the first Allies into the fray on D-Day, tasked with seizing and holding two bridges to prevent an armoured German counter-attack.

My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War

This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, the captain of the HMS Canopus between 1914-1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914-1918 series and is based on a series of articles Grant wrote for the Naval Review in the 1920s.

It is published primarily to be of interest to those seeking more details about particular aspects of the war at sea. Grant never intended it to be a great work of naval literature, but a work of historic record.

For the first two years of the war HMS Canopus had as eventful a time as any ship in the Royal Navy, being involved at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.

As captain of the ship, Grant's account, based on his service reports and diary, is a valuable source for those wanting to know more about such key naval events of the First World War.

The report of his conversations with Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock sheds a valuable light on events at Coronel, while his description of the measures taken on land to defend the Falkland Islands details an important aspect of the battle often overlooked in accounts which focus primarily on the battle at sea.

The Canopus also played a critical role at the Dardanelles, getting further up the Straits than any other Allied ship, and Grant's sceptical perspective from inside the higher echelons of the Royal Navy adds further grist, if more were needed, to critics of the campaign. Later his account of the role of the navy in the Smyrna patrol and the subsequent operations against the Turkish coast following the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula provide a fascinating view into this frequently forgotten aspect of the conflict.

With the kind permission of the Naval Review, I have brought together all of Grant's articles and reproduced them in a single volume to make them more easily accessible. I have also added the account given by Commander Philip J. Stopford of the Canopus which also appeared in the Naval Review. Stopford's account is much shorter and considerably less interesting than Grant's, but it does offer some additional insights.

THE WARFARE COLLECTION – Complete Military Works of Rudyard Kipling: Sea Warfare, The Irish Guards in the Great War, A Fleet in Being, America's Defenceless ... Author, France at War, The War in the

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Warfare Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War - I The Irish Guards in the Great War - II The America Army America's Defenceless Coasts Autobiography: Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

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One Young Man: The Simple and True Story of a Clerk who Enlisted in 1914, who Fought on The Western Front for Nearly two Years, was Severely Wounded ... Somme, and is now on his way Back to his Desk

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Andersonville, a Story of Rebel Military Prisons

Lang:- English, Pages 654. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back[1879]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions.Original Title:- Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, Fifteen Months a Guest of the So-called ... 1879 [Hardcover] Author:- John McElroy

Forty-six Years In The Army

Lang:- eng, Pages 614. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back[1897]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions.

The War That Will End War

They Shall Not Pass

Holocaust