Burn After Reading: The Espionage History of World War II
World War II A History of the Royal Navy. Автор: Redford D.
Yet the outstanding naval contribution to Britain' s survival and eventual victory came at a heavy cost in terms of ships and to the men who had to face not just the violence of the enemy, but also the violence of the sea. This book argues that World War II was, effectively, a maritime war; it was the Royal Navy' s war. The Royal Navy' s operations in World War II started on 3 September 1939 and continued until the surrender of Japan in August 1945 - there was no ' phoney war' at sea. The navy played a central role in the evacuation of the retreating British army at Dunkirk, and later orchestrated the sinking of Germany' s mighty battleship and Hitler' s pride, the Bismarck. Without the Royal Navy' s attention to the defence of Britain' s seaborne trade - especially in the struggle against German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic - there would not have been food for the country, fuel for the RAF' s operations or supplies to keep the army fighting in Europe, North Africa and the Far East. 1899 руб -20% 1519 руб √ в наличии
2014 год 256 стр твердый переплет
Unbroken. A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Автор: Hillenbrand L.
In boyhood, he' d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man' s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. 1217 руб √ в наличии
2014 год 512 стр мягкая обложка
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