In the dark days of 1942, the battle for the Solomon Islands was very much in doubt. When carrier dive bomber Robert D. "Hoot" Gibson sighted the Japanese fleet heading for "Hell's Island," he attacked the vanguard ships, sinking the heavy cruiser Kinugasa and two loaded Japanese troop transports in a battle royal that earned him the Navy Cross. He was also credited with the sinking of an I-Class submarine and shooting down two Zeroes, after going toe-to-toe with Japan's premier ace pilot, and
The autobiography of Bartecchi's service as a doctor in the U.S. Army at Soc Trang during the Vietnam War. Also covered is his postwar efforts to organize humanitarian aid for the Vietnamese and, in particular, assisting a hospital and its staff with training, equipment and supplies, which continues to this day. In addition, it provides a history of military and civilian medicine in Vietnam from World War II when the Japanese occupied Indochina through the French occupation after World War II a
Daar was hewige vuurgevegte, oorwinnings, maar ook verliese . . . 1 Recce, Agter vyandelike linies, neem die leser tot in die Recces se "binnekamer". In hul eie woorde vertel Recce-operateurs van die lewensgevaarlike operasies wat hulle onder groot geheimhouding in die laat 1970's in Angola en Rhodesie uitgevoer het.
Provides a military insider's look at why the US counterinsurgency strategy was doomed to failure and details a truly viable strategy for Afghanistan, which promises actual decisive effects in short order. Rewrites how the US military should conduct counterinsurgency operations.
America has thirty six thousand reasons to remember the Korean War, the number of its sons and daughters who gave their lives to stop the spread of Chinese Communism from 1950 to 1953 over the entire Korean Peninsula, perhaps even Japan. On hill 717, the stench of the dead Chinese Communist troops hung over the hill like a sordid cloud.
Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed reference of the ships that made up the Austro-Hungarian Navy, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.