This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of the Soviet Union. From the bitter urban warfare of Stalingrad, through the Winter War against Finland and the final drive to Berlin, the detailed army lists provided in this supplement allow players to construct Soviet armies for any theatre and any year of the war.
In 1939, Germany shattered the peace of Europe with a lightning-fast strike against Poland. The next year, it captured Denmark and Norway, before launching its famous Blitzkrieg against France, Belgium and The Netherlands. In less than two years of fighting, Nazi Germany became the master of mainland Europe. This new Theatre Book for Bolt Action allows players to command armies of German tanks driving across the continent or to lead the desperate defense of the outgunned Allied armies. New scenarios, special rules and units give players everything they need to recreate the devastating battles and campaigns of the early war in Europe, including the fall of Poland, the breaking of the Maginot Line and the dramatic retreat to Dunkirk.
The most current, up to date, full color manual anywhere on the RPD Machine Gun system. Authored by Erik Lawrence, former Special Forces Instructor and owner of one of the most realistic and experienced training companies in the US. 72 pages of great to know information with procedures that have been vetted over time. 60+ color pictures to better explain the listed procedures. Developed for weapons familiarization classes and instructor development...the best Team Room reference library available. The objective of this manual is to allow the reader to be able to use the RPD Machine Gun system safely and competently. The practical guide will give the reader: * background/specifications of the weapon and its capability * Multiple descriptive photographs * instructions on its operation * disassembly and assembly procedures * proper safe firing procedures * malfunction and misfire procedures Operator level maintenance will also be detailed to allow the operator to understand and become competent in the use and maintenance of the RPD Machine Gun system.
Enthusiasts of the venerable Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle, one of the most basic of the Russian and Soviet small arms, will find a wealth of information in the latest Soviet military manual translation by Maj. James F. Gebhardt. The manual, available in English for the first time, covers disassembly and assembly, cleaning and lubricating, and firing for zero at the specified zeroing range of 100 meters. Described in detail are all the steps, procedures and criteria that will ensure proper and safe function of the rifle or carbine. Also included are several data tables describing the ballistic performance of the 148-grain type-1908 projectile and the weight and length of the basic rifle and carbines in various configurations. For those interested in the sniper version of this rifle, an appendix describes both the PE and PU scopes. This is the ultimate source for Mosin-Nagant owners.
In 1939, an extensive and bitter conflict involving over thirty countries resulted in World War II. This war was fought from 1939 to 1945, the Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, China, and other allies defeated Germany, Italy, and Japan this intense war had far reaching impact, affecting over 100 million people and causing extensive damage to valuable resources. The consequences of this war resulted in significant casualties to civilian and soldiers. Some of these casualties were brought on by the actions of snipers, specialist trained sharpshooters who are usually in possession of high bred weapons aimed at halting or wiping out their opponents or restricting their progress. These delays were sometimes lengthy and provided considerably advantage to the offensive country.
The epic novel of two families and the genocide in Nazi Germany, by the writer of the blockbuster TV miniseries. The Dorfs are “good” Germans, loyal to the new Nazi regime, with whom their son Erik, a promising lawyer, finds his ambitions realized with the SS at the side of the ruthless Reinhard Heydrich. The Weisses are Jewish, also “good” Germans—but under the new regime, they are doomed. Told through the reminiscences of Erik Dorf, the ambitious SS officer, and the courageous young Jew Rudi Weiss, who ran away from his family as a young boy in an effort to fight the Nazis, this novel takes us through almost every significant event of the Third Reich, from the horrific reality of Kristallnacht to the mass exterminations at Auschwitz. It is a portrait of the extraordinary choices all Germans were forced to make on a daily basis—and the unimaginable consequences if they were wrong. A winner of the Dag Hammarskjöld International Prize, with more than two million copies sold, Holocaust is an unforgettable glimpse into this monumental human tragedy.
Hitler's decision to renege on his alliance with Stalin and invade Russia in June 1941 was to have the most far reaching consequences for the world. Indeed, if there was one critical turning point in the Second World War, it would have to be this. The latest book in the Images of War series uses over 300 rare contemporary photographs to capture the scale, intensity and brutality of the fighting that was unleashed on 22 June 194`. No less than 4.5 million men of the Axis Power advanced on a 2,900 kilometer front. We see how the apparently unstoppable German led assaults crushed the Soviet resistance. But not for the first time Russian determination aided by the terrible winter conditions and over extended lines of communication checked the Nazi onslaught. In the annals of warfare there has never arguably been such a bitter and costly campaign.
For nearly two years the two most infamous dictators in history actively collaborated with one another. The Nazi-Soviet Pact stunned the world when it was announced, the Second World War was launched under its auspices with the invasion and division of Poland, and its eventual collapse led to the war’s defining and deciding clash. It is a chapter too often skimmed over by popular histories of the Second World War, and in The Devils’ Alliance Roger Moorhouse tells the full story of the pact between Hitler and Stalin for the first time, from the motivation for its inception to its dramatic and abrupt end in 1941 as Germany declared war against its former partner. Using first-hand and eye-witness testimony, this is not just an account of the turbulent, febrile politics underlying the unlikely collaboration between these two totalitarian regimes, but of the human costs of the pact, as millions of eastern Europeans fell victim to the nefarious ambitions of Hitler and Stalin.