The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving Redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now Matthew H. Spring reveals how British infantry in the American Revolutionary War really fought. This groundbreaking audiobook offers a new analysis of the British Army during the ´´American rebellion” at both operational and tactical levels. Presenting fresh insights into the speed of British tactical movements, Spring discloses how the system for training the army prior to 1775 was overhauled and adapted to the peculiar conditions confronting it in North America. First scrutinizing such operational problems as logistics, manpower shortages, and poor intelligence, Spring then focuses on battlefield tactics to examine how troops marched to the battlefield, deployed, advanced, and fought. In particular, he documents the use of turning movements, the loosening of formations, and a reliance on bayonet-oriented shock tactics, and he also highlights the army´s ability to tailor its tactical methods to local conditions. Written with flair and a wealth of details that will engage scholars and history enthusiasts alike, With Zeal and with Bayonets Only offers a thorough reinterpretation of how the British Army´s North American campaign progressed and invites serious reassessment of most of its battles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Skinner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023994/bk_acx0_023994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cold Steel: The Knife in Army Navy and Special Forces Operations (Knives Swords and Bayonets: A World History of Edged Weapon Warfare #3): Martina Sprague
Manual of Bayonet Exercise:prepared for the use of the Army of the United States George B. McClellan
The Bayonets Of The Republic:Motivation And Tactics In The Army Of Revolutionary France 1791-94 John A Lynn
This fascinating third volume in the Britannia´s Fist series will have you pondering how easily history could have been swayed differently. What if other countries had become involved in America´s Civil War? Historian Peter G. Tsouras presents the third installment in his Britannia´s Fist alternate history series. The winter of 1863 lowered a white curtain on the desperate struggle for North America. The United States and Great Britain fought each other to a bitter draw. On both sides of the Atlantic, the forges of battle glowed as they poured out new technologies of war. British and French aid transformed the ragged Confederate armies and filled them with new confidence. Both sides strained to be ready for the coming campaign season. Now both sides seek to anticipate each other. The British strike suddenly at Hooker´s strung-out army in winter quarters in upstate New York in a brutal, swirling, late battle across frozen fields and streams. Besieged Portland shudders against relentless assault. The French attack Fort Hudson on the Mississippi. At Lincoln´s direction,two great raids are launched at the United Kingdom itself as Russia enters the war on the side of the Union to raid the Irish Sea. These are only preliminaries to the great gathering of modernized armies and ironclad fleets, and with them are deadly submersibles and balloons. Battles rage from Maine to Northern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, down to steamy Louisiana. And far away across the sea, Dublin stands siege as Russia simultaneously eyes Constantinople. For Americans (blue and gray), Britons, Irish, Frenchmen, and Russians, the summer of 1864 is the crescendo battle of destinies and dreams. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020053/bk_adbl_020053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the #1 bestselling author of The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross comes an exciting new book on the greatest minds of military leadership in history. Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marching elephants across the Alps and attacking the heart of Rome, Khalid ibn al-Walid boasting an undefeated military career and destroying the Persian Empire while subduing the Byzantines, or Russian General Alexander Suvurov and his elevation of the bayonet to a work of art that could cut down any European army, great military leaders have exerted tremendous influence on society. This book will look at the lives of the 10 greatest military commanders in history. Some conquered the fullest expanse of the known world, as did Alexander the Great. Still others were master statesmen and capable of translating military victory into long-term political gains, such as Julius Caesar, whose vanquishing of the Gauls and his political opponents laid the groundwork for several centuries of unmatchable Roman imperial might. It will also look at the tactics they used to bring down stronger armies and befuddle them at every turn; whether it is Napoleon, who nearly conquered Europe through his deadly manoeuvre sur les derrieres and marching unexpectedly away from the enemy´s main strength and concentrating on a weak but vital enemy point; or Hannibal´s double entrapment maneuver, which has been the envy of military strategists for the last 2,000 years. Whatever their background, these rulers show that the right military commander at the right time in history can destroy an empire, change civilization, and alter the course of world history forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014308/bk_acx0_014308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former ranger Jack Smith watched an Army bio-warfare experiment go horribly wrong in an Afghan village in 2001, escaping only after he turned to a makeshift mace and bayonet to destroy the skulls of the infected creatures that bullets to the chest could not stop. With the traumatic experience seared into his mind, he earned his PhD, in ancient history and began developing medieval weapons-making skills after he left the service. When the virus broke free from the Hindu-Kush Mountains a decade later and rapidly spread across the globe, Jack knew how to fight the monsters created by the infection: 21st-century technology combined with deadly medieval tactics and weaponry. Jack and his former squad mates lead a resistance against a zombie apocalypse in a crusade to ensure humanity´s survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.W. Vohs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043215/bk_acx0_043215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Johnstone Country. Where it´s never quiet on the Western front. Springfield Model 1880. Trapdoor rifle with bayonet. Vengeance optional.With a handful of murderous rogues, Captain Jed Foster has run off with four wagons containing new Springfield rifles, bayonets, and ammunition meant to resupply the troops at Fort Bowie in Arizona Territory. Foster plans to sell the weapons to the highest bidder - whether it´s Apaches, Mexican revolutionaries, or Confederate veterans who still dream of destroying the Union. But that´s the least of Foster´s problems....His junior officer, Lieutenant Grat Holden, is coming after him. With the help of an ornery ex-sergeant known as ´´Hard Rock´´ Masterson and fiery guerilla fighter Soledad, the young lieutenant will face off with war chiefs, banditos, and cutthroat outlaws. That´s just for starters. Then he´s got to take down a man who has enough guns for a small army. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015777/bk_tant_015777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Fifty years after the March on the Pentagon, Norman Mailer´s seminal tour de force remains as urgent and incisive as ever. Winner of America´s two highest literary awards, The Armies of the Night uniquely and unforgettably captures the Sixties´ tidal wave of love and rage at its crest and a towering genius at his peak. The time is October 21, 1967. The place is Washington, D.C. Depending on the paper you read, 20,000 to 200,000 protestors are marching to end the war in Vietnam, while helicopters hover overhead and federal marshals and soldiers with fixed bayonets await them on the Pentagon steps. Among the marchers is a writer named Norman Mailer. From his own singular participation in the day´s events and his even more extraordinary perceptions comes a classic work that shatters the mold of traditional reportage. Intellectuals and hippies, clergymen and cops, poets and army MPs crowd the pages of a book in which facts are fused with techniques of fiction to create the nerve-end reality of experiential truth. ´´[Mailer´s] genuine wit and bellicose charm, and his fervent and intense sense of legitimately caring, render The Armies of the Night an artful document, worthy to be judged as literature.´´-Time ´´Only a born novelist could have written a piece of history so intelligent, mischievous, penetrating and alive.´´-Alfred Kazin, The New York Times Book Review