Download E-books Warsaw Pact Ground Forces (Elite) PDF

By Gordon L. Rottman

Osprey's learn of the floor forces of the chilly warfare (1946-1991). whereas a lot has been released at the military of the USSR through the Eighties, unusually little is on the market at the forces provided via the opposite member countries of the Warsaw Pact. Rivalling the dimensions of the U.S. military, the mixed floor forces of the six non-Soviet Warsaw Pact nations totalled over 775,000 energetic troops, with nearly million flooring forces reserves. This publication examines the background, association and uniforms of the usually missed DDR, Czechoslovak, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian forces on the finish of the chilly conflict.

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Download E-books Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth Century Europe PDF

By Douglas L. Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove, Albert Compton Reeves

This quantity offers with political, army, social, architectural, and literary elements of fifteenth-century England. The essays inside the quantity variety around the century from a number of the top students at the moment operating within the interval.

With contributions through Mark Arvanigian, Kelly DeVries, Sharon Michalove, Harry Schnitker, Charlotte Bauer-Smith, Candace Gregory, Helen Maurer, Karen Bezella-Bond, E. Kay Harris, Daniel Thiery, John Leland, Peter Fleming, Virginia ok. Henderson.

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Download E-books A Testament of Revolution (Eugenia & Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on Eastern Europe) PDF

By Béla Lipták

Terse, staccato, like a dispatch from front, Béla Lipták’s A testomony of Revolution peels away greater than 4 many years of intervening background to offer readers a shiny, firsthand examine the short, doomed fight of Hungarian freedom opponents opposed to Russian oppressors. Written in 1956 in an Austrian refugee camp, the place the writer had fled to flee reprisals for his position within the short-lived uprising, Lipták’s memoir compellingly sketches the clash among collage scholars, manufacturing unit employees, and Hungarian nationalists on one facet and the hated Hungarian mystery police and Russian military troops at the different. With an engineer’s eye for element, Lipták attracts the reader hour-by-hour into occasions, referring to verbatim discussion nonetheless clean in his brain. moves in close by Poland sparked the formation of an self sustaining union of college scholars in Hungary that October. issues escalated as manufacturing unit staff joined Hungarian scholars to precise team spirit with Poland. What started as a bid for higher freedom of speech and extra participation within the nationwide govt quick constructed into riot and armed repression. Hungarian mystery police and Russian troops moved jointly to suppress the scholars. Readers will undergo witness as armed yet untrained electorate proclaim any pupil donning a nationalist tricolor armband a commander they'll stick with in rebellion—and they're going to balk in horror as lots of those revolutionaries fall in undeclared highway battles. In a memoir that's either heritage and a saga of his coming of age, Lipták relates his transformation from carefree college scholar to impromptu innovative chief. His tale unfolds with unsparing honesty as he makes the reader aware about his conflicts, faults, and screw ups of judgment and braveness, laying naked his struggles with the enemy and with himself. A testomony of Revolution is the tale of 1 guy and each guy stuck up in occasions past his regulate, as waves of person integrity and patriotism foundered at the rocky shoals of oppression and foreign political exigencies.

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Download E-books A Concise History of Greece (Cambridge Concise Histories) PDF

By Richard Clogg

Now re-issued in a 3rd, up-to-date version, this e-book presents a concise, illustrated advent to the trendy heritage of Greece, from the 1st stirrings of the nationwide stream within the past due eighteenth century to the current day. the present financial challenge has marked a turning aspect within the country's heritage. This 3rd version encompasses a new ultimate bankruptcy, which analyses modern political, monetary and social advancements. It contains extra illustrations including up-to-date tables and recommendations for extra interpreting. Designed to supply a simple advent, the 1st variation of this highly profitable Concise historical past received the Runciman Award for the simplest ebook on an Hellenic subject released in 1992 and has been translated into twelve languages.

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Download E-books Czechoslovakia (Brief Histories) PDF

By Maria Dowling

Located on the middle of Europe among east and west, Czechoslovakia used to be, in lots of methods, the epicenter of twentieth-century ecu heritage. This vast consultant starts with the country's formation in 1918 from the ruins of an empire. It remained a beacon of democracy till the Nazi invasion and fell below communist rule until eventually the Czechoslovakian "Velvet Revolution" of 1989. L Maria Dowling's historical past of Czechoslovakia gains topics of presidency: nationalism, democracy, and authoritarian rule and courses the reader throughout the relatively wealthy and sundry stories of Czechoslovakian energy and tradition in twentieth-century Europe together with the burst of renowned democracy throughout the "Prague Spring of 1968".

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Download E-books Napoleon's Men: The Soldiers of the Revolution and Empire PDF

Napoleon's squaddies marched throughout Europe from Lisbon to Moscow, and from Germany to Dalmatia. a few of the males, quite often conscripted by means of poll, had by no means earlier than been past their local village. What did they make in their notable reviews, battling battles millions of miles from domestic, foraging for provisions or garrisoning city in antagonistic international locations? What was once it wish to be a soldier within the progressive and imperial armies? we all know extra approximately those males and their reactions to conflict than concerning the infantrymen of any prior military in heritage, not only from authentic assets yet from the massive variety of own letters they wrote. Napoleon's males offers an immediate perception into the reports and feelings of squaddies who risked their lives at Austerlitz, Wagram and Borodino. now not strangely, their minds frequently dwelt as a lot on what was once taking place at domestic, and on mundane questions of foods and drinks, as on Napoleon himself or the distinction of France.

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Download E-books Growing Older in Europe PDF

This publication presents a entire photograph of caliber of existence in previous age in 5 very assorted eu Union international locations. according to systematic assessment of the facts in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UIKL through major nationwide specialists the quantity constitutes a distinct source for a person drawn to getting old in Europe. in addition to protecting all of the most crucial concerns touching on caliber in later existence, together with actual and psychological overall healthiness, the environments of growing older, employment and source of revenue, kinfolk and aid networks and participation and social integration, each one bankruptcy follows a typical layout to make sure greatest accessibility of the fabric offered and comparisons among the international locations. A comparative framework is supplied within the introductory bankruptcy which additionally locations the 5 international locations of their vast ecu context. The study proof contained during this quantity hasn't ever been to be had formerly within the one position and, consequently, it represents a special contribution to the literature. The publication is meant as a significant other quantity to the others within the "Growing Older" sequence offering the single comparative ecu standpoint. This comparative research exhibits that many comparable caliber of later lifestyles matters are being confronted by means of older humans in numerous ecu nations yet that the coverage and repair contexts are rather assorted, as are the learn traditions.

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Download E-books Histories of the Aftermath: The Legacies of the Second World War in Europe PDF

By Frank Biess, Robert G. Moeller

In 1945, Europeans faced a legacy of mass destruction and dying: thousands of households had misplaced their houses and livelihoods; thousands of fellows in uniform had misplaced their lives; and hundreds of thousands extra were displaced through the war's destruction, and the genocidal regulations of the Nazi regime. From quite a number methodological historic perspectives-military, cultural, and social, to movie and gender and sexuality studies-this quantity explores how Europeans got here to phrases with those a number of pasts. With a spotlight on unique nationwide stories in either jap and Western Europe, it illuminates how postwar stabilization coexisted with chronic insecurities, accidents, and trauma.

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Download E-books Carrying a Secret in My Heart...: Children of Political Victims of the Revolution, 1956 Hungary -- An Oral History PDF

By Zsuzsanna Korosi, Adrienne Molnar

The twelve-day 1956 revolution exerted a long-lasting impression at the fates of the households of the greater than 20,000 who have been imprisoned and 229 achieved via the regime within the harsh reprisals that the crushing of the insurrection. The authors current a wealthy collection of excerpts from the interviews performed with the youngsters of these Hungarians who have been imprisoned for his or her involvement within the rebellion. The intimidation, and the attendant social and financial devastation that it wrought, bore in particular tough at the psyches, upbringing and schooling, and accordingly the following possibilities and lifestyles classes of these little ones.

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