Mauser Military Rifles of the World

Author: Robert W.D. Ball
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
ISBN: 1440215448
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

More Models — More Photos — More History Robert Ball, the world's foremost authority on Mauser military rifles, continues to scour the continents in search of more details and models of this ubiquitous rifle. His years of research and expertise culminate in this definitive, full-color Mauser reference. In this new edition, you'll find: Previously unknown variations Rare coverage of experimental weapons and prototypes Meticulously cataloged descriptions, historical backgrounds, model specifics and markings, and detailed photographs One of a kind, this edition is the most exhaustive reference ever for Mauser military rifles!

Mauser Military Rifles

Author: Neil Grant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472805959
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Genre: History

This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service in the time of the Kaiser, provided the basis for the US Springfield M1903 and equipped combatants such as the South African Boers. It also investigates the Kar 98k, which was still in front-line use with Wehrmacht troops in 1945, saw use with Mexican and Yugoslavian forces, and even played a role in the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the hands of snipers. Featuring expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and gripping first-hand accounts, this volume is ideal for anyone seeking an understanding of these sturdy and accurate rifles' unique place in the history of small-unit tactics in the 20th century.

Schwarzbuch Waffenhandel

Author: Jürgen Grässlin
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641074210
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Political Science

Politik, Industrie, Banken – wer profitiert vom Krieg? Unsere Politiker beschwören den Frieden und betreiben den Krieg: Deutschland ist der weltweit drittgrößte Waffenexporteur – und schreckt vor Lieferungen an verbrecherische Regime und Diktatoren nicht zurück. Jürgen Grässlin deckt auf, wer die Profiteure dieser Kriegswirtschaft sind, er nennt Industrieunternehmen beim Namen, er zeigt, wer in der Politik die Exporte genehmigt und wie die Banken das alles finanzieren. Hochbrisante Fakten, profund recherchiert – ein Augenöffner, wie tief unser Land in die globale Tötungsmaschinerie verstrickt ist.

Der rote Kampfflieger

Author: Manfred von Richthofen
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849625221
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (* 2. Mai 1892 in Breslau; † 21. April 1918 bei Vaux-sur-Somme, Département Somme) war ein deutscher Jagdflieger im Ersten Weltkrieg. Er erzielte die höchste Zahl von Luftsiegen, die im Ersten Weltkrieg von einem einzelnen Piloten erreicht wurde. Den berühmten Beinamen „Der Rote Baron“ erhielt von Richthofen, der einen Großteil seiner Einsätze in mehr oder weniger rot gestrichenen Flugzeugen flog, erst nach dem Krieg. Er geht vermutlich auf ein englisches Nachkriegsbuch zurück, das seinen Titel „Freiherr“, den es im Englischen nicht gibt, mit „Baron“ übersetzte. Im Ersten Weltkrieg wurde Richthofen auf französischer Seite « le petit rouge » (deutsch: „Der kleine Rote“) oder auch « Rouge diable » (deutsch: „Roter Teufel“) genannt. Seine gesammelten Tagebücher tragen den Titel „Der rote Kampfflieger“. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine detaillierte Abhandlung über die Entstehung der Militärluftfahrt.

Anzac Battlefield

Author: Antonio Sagona
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316467848
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: History

Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory explores the transformation of Gallipoli's landscape in antiquity, during the famed battles of the First World War and in the present day. Drawing on archival, archaeological and cartographic material, this book unearths the deep history of the Gallipoli peninsula, setting the Gallipoli campaign in a broader cultural and historical context. The book presents the results of an original archaeological survey, the research for which was supported by the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish Governments. The survey examines materials from both sides of the battlefield, and sheds new light on the environment in which Anzac and Turkish soldiers endured the conflict. Richly illustrated with both Ottoman and Anzac archival images and maps, as well as original maps and photographs of the landscape and archaeological findings, Anzac Battlefield is an important contribution to our understanding of Gallipoli and its landscape of war and memory.

Die B chse der Pandora

Author: Jörn Leonhard
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406676802
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: History

Der Erste Weltkrieg sprengte alles, was sich die Welt vor 1914 hatte vorstellen können. Er wirkte wie die Büchse der Pandora – jenes mythische Schreckensgefäß, aus dem alle Übel der Welt entwichen, als man gegen den Rat der Götter seinen Deckel hob. Jörn Leonhard erzählt die Geschichte des Krieges so vielschichtig wie nie zuvor. Er führt den Leser auf vergessene Schlachtfelder und versetzt ihn abwechselnd in die Hauptstädte aller beteiligten Staaten. So entfaltet dieses Buch ein beeindruckendes Panorama. Es zeigt, wie die Welt in den Krieg hineinging und wie sie aus ihm als eine völlig andere wieder herauskam. Es nimmt nicht nur die Staaten und Nationen in den Blick, sondern auch die Imperien in Europa und weit darüber hinaus. Es beschreibt die dynamische Veränderung der Handlungsspielräume, die rasanten militärischen Entwicklungen und die immer rascheren Wandlungen der Kriegsgesellschaften. Und es lässt die Erfahrungen ganz unterschiedlicher Zeitgenossen wieder lebendig werden: von Militärs, Politikern und Schriftstellern, Männern und Frauen, Soldaten und Arbeitern. Jörn Leonhard ist eine zeitgemäße und moderne Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs gelungen, die es so bisher noch nicht gegeben hat: europäisch vergleichend, global in der Perspektive, souverän in der Darstellung.

Gun Trader s Guide to Rifles

Author: Stephen D. Carpenteri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781628734812
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Gun Trader's Guide is the bestselling collectible firearms reference, having sold over two million copies in thirty-five editions. The guide includes prices for all types of firearms, but what if you are only interested in buying, selling, and collecting rifles? Then Gun Trader's Guide to Rifles is the book for you! Featuring all your favorite rifles from the original Gun Trader's Guide, plus hundreds more, this is the only reference you'll ever need. Veteran editor and firearms enthusiast Stephen D. Carpenteri has compiled and cataloged discontinued and collectible rifles from your favorite manufacturers, such as Anschütz, Browning, Colt, Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Weatherby, Winchester, and more. Complete with specs and price gradients based on the condition of the rifle, collecting and selling your firearms will be easier than ever. Carpenteri also provides valuable tips on how to use the guide, as well as articles on various collectible rifles and the art of rifle trading. Also step behind the scenes to learn what dealers are looking for, what they want in your rifle, and what's required to become a dealer, which should help you when buying, trading, or selling your rifles. Whether you are a first-time rifle-owner or a longtime rifle enthusiast, Gun Trader's Guide to Rifles is an invaluable tool to read before stepping foot in that dealer's store or attending a gun show.

Mechanical Variations of Mauser Bolt Action Military Rifles

Author: James A. Wingate
Publisher:
ISBN: 141967093X
Release Date: 2007-06-11
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Collecting these great historical battle rifles is great fun, but the serious novice will soon become confused, and then irritated. The Author, a veteran Mechanical Engineer, knows this, because it happened to him too. He actually wrote this book for his own use, from notes he made to avoid being cheated out of hard-earned gun-collecting investment funds, and now he shares it with you. Its Mauser Model identification procedure guides the new collector in sorting out a specific rifle identity from the world's hundreds of known physical variants, using standard photographic references commercially available to everyone. It is chock full of brand-new close-up photos, mechanical details, info on chamber crests, markings, and the historical time line of the many global manufacturers of this immortal rifle. It is written in a crusty, personal and often irreverent style (but only where irreverence is well past due!)

Gun Trader s Guide Thirty Fifth Edition

Author: Stephen D. Carpenteri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781628734829
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

If you are seeking a comprehensive reference for collectible gun values, the Gun Trader's Guide is the only book you need. For more than half a century, this guide has been the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts. Updated annually, it remains the definitive source for making informed decisions on used firearms purchases. Included are extensive listings for handguns, shotguns, and rifles from some of the most popular manufacturers, including Beretta, Browning, Colt, Remington, Savage, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, and many more. This thirty-fifth edition boasts one hundred new entries since last year's edition and includes a complete index and a guide on how to properly and effectively use this book in order to find the market value for your collectible modern firearm. Determine the new in box, excellent, and good condition prices for any firearm you want to sell or trade. With new introductory materials that every gun collector and potential buyer should read, this book is the ultimate guide to purchasing classic or discontinued firearms. No matter what kind of modern firearm you own or collect, the Gun Trader's Guide should remain close at hand.

Military Rifles of Two World Wars

Author: John Walter
Publisher: Greenhill Books
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026617121
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

A compact and authoritative guide to military rifles - Covers rifles from Britain, the USA, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere - Includes technical data and performance details The twentieth century was a true testing ground for tactics, conducting warfare, and, inevitably, weaponry. The mainstay of all armies in the two great confrontations of that century was the military rifle. This informative book presents information on more than 60 weapons, including semiautomatics and auto-loaders, including the Mauser, Lee-Enfield, and Tokarev. A detailed description of each rifle and its key features is supported by technical data and specially selected illustrations. Details of relevant ammunition and accessories complete the work.