War Hammers I

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750958669
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War Hammers I. This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19. In many ways, it was their success in wartime competitions that led to them being accepted into the Football League in 1919, paving the way for subsequent FA Cup and League success. As well as a football story, this book is about the impact of the war on Britain. It documents the social implications of war on Londoners and the social and political influence of football, the armed forces and civilians alike. Looking closely at the 13th Service Battalion, also known as the ‘West Ham Pals’, the book includes such players as George Kay, Ted Hufton, and their manager and coach, Syd King and Charlie Paynter respectively.

War Hammers Ii

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 075096572X
Size: 37.28 MB
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War Hammers Ii. Following on from War Hammers: The Story of West Ham United During the First World War, War Hammers II looks at the achievements and developments of the Upton Park heroes throughout the Second World War. West Ham United was forced to adapt in the dark days of the 1940s, building the outlook and approach that would eventually give rise to the club’s most successful period, and establishing a culture of style and support that is still present today. Exploring the power, politics and intrigue of wartime football, a detailed account is given of the Irons’ 1940 War Cup victory and of those who played for the club between 1939 and 1945. Author Brian Belton includes huge global events and many local incidents within the context of the club’s history, to create a book that is sure to fascinate and entertain football fans and historians alike.


Author: Icon Group International
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780546631333
Size: 55.15 MB
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Weapons Of War

Author: Rupert Matthews
ISBN: 9780545729451
Size: 25.48 MB
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Weapons Of War. Discover history's deadliest weapons, from razor-sharp swords, powerful maces, and boulder-hurling catapults to the awesome, castle-smashing power of medieval cannons.


Author: Christopher W. Wilbeck
Publisher: Aegis Consulting Group
Size: 73.40 MB
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Sledgehammers. "Although much is available about Tiger tanks' technical details and some of the most famous soldiers and units that employed them, until now, there has been little concerning the organization and tactical use of heavy tank battalions across the theaters in which they were employed. [Wilbeck] provides an in-depth look at heavy tank battalions' organizations and tactics, including the tactical doctrine by which these elite units were supposed to fight and case studies to illustrate how they were actually employed on the battlefield"--Page 4 of cover.

European Weapons And Armour

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 184383720X
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European Weapons And Armour. The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

Helfort S War Book 2 The Battle Of The Hammer Worlds

Author: Graham Sharp Paul
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345509528
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Helfort S War Book 2 The Battle Of The Hammer Worlds. He thought Hell was the worst they could throw at him. He was wrong. Back from tangling with the Hammer of Kraa, the most brutal, trigger-happy tyrants in humanspace, Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort is assigned to the Federated Worlds heavy cruiser Ishaq, which is struggling to rise to the threat posed by a newly resurgent Hammer. Aboard the floundering ship, Helfort is coming to grips with a painful injury and the unpleasant truth that nobody likes a young hero–least of all senior officers. Without warning, the Ishaq and twenty-seven Fed merchant ships are blown apart in a horrific ambush, the first step in the Hammer’s master strategy to destroy the hated Federated Worlds. Michael and a pitiful remnant of the Ishaq’s crew escape the inferno. The Feds have no idea who’s behind the heinous attack, and the Hammer are determined to keep it that way, consigning the Ishaq’s survivors to a prison camp deep in the wilderness of the Hammer’s home planet. No one’s getting out alive to derail the Hammer’s lethal master plan–especially not the FedWorlds hero who so humiliated them on the battlefield. It’s payback time, and the Hammers intend to throw their entire space fleet into destroying Michael Helfort and the Federated Worlds. Too bad it won’t be enough. From the Paperback edition.