The Bazooka

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The Bazooka

The Bazooka

  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849088020
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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Most belligerents entering World War II armed their infantry with bulky and ineffectual anti-tank rifles as their primary means of combating tanks. US planners realized that what infantrymen needed was a relatively lightweight, man-portable anti-tank weapon that was simple to operate, accurate, and capable of knocking out the average tank at a reasonable range, while also being effective against fortified buildings, pillboxes, and personnel in the open. The bazooka combined a revolutionary new anti-tank rifle-grenade warhead, a much-modified British anti-aircraft rocket motor, and a cobbled-together launcher tube and electrical firing system; its first test-firing astounded observers, and it was immediately adopted by the US armed forces. Featuring specially drawn colour artwork, this engaging study tells the story of the bazooka, which set the standard for future light anti-tank weapons and their ammunition, and was a key influence on anti-tank tactics and techniques in the post-war era.

Julia and the Bazooka

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Julia and the Bazooka

Julia and the Bazooka

  • Author: Anna Kavan
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780720613285
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 157
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Originally published: London: Owen, 1970.

The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

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The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

  • Author: Chris Bishop
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781586637620
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published. It is a must for the military, enthusiast, and all those interested in World War II.

Bazooka vs Panzer

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Bazooka vs Panzer

Bazooka vs Panzer

Battle of the Bulge 1944

  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472812514
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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World War II saw tanks assume a dominant role in warfare, capable of tearing through the enemy lines if left unchecked. To combat the threat posed by these armoured behemoths the United States developed the M1 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, better known as the Bazooka. First employed in combat during 1942, the weapon required a great deal of skill and courage to use effectively. By late 1944 it was a mainstay of the US infantry's anti-tank capabilities, alongside towed weapons, anti-tank grenades and other longer-established measures. Focusing on the savage close-quarters fighting between Germany's armoured divisions and the US infantry during the Battle of the Bulge, Steven Zaloga's absorbing study compares and assesses the strengths and limitations of the cutting-edge technology used by both sides. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and explosive battle reports, this volume casts new light on the evolving nature of infantry-versus-tank combat in the closing months of World War II.

Weapons of Patton's Armies

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Weapons of Patton's Armies

Weapons of Patton's Armies

  • Author: Michael Green Gladys Green
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610607742
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Julia and the Bazooka, and Other Stories

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Julia and the Bazooka, and Other Stories

Julia and the Bazooka, and Other Stories

  • Author: Anna Kavan
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Manners and customs
  • Page: 155
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Weapons of the Modern Marines

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Weapons of the Modern Marines

Weapons of the Modern Marines

  • Author: Michael Green
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610607766
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Prairie Nights to Neon Lights

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Prairie Nights to Neon Lights

Prairie Nights to Neon Lights

The Story of Country Music in West Texas

  • Author: Joe Carr,Alan Munde
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • ISBN: 9780896723658
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 234
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Belmont University Prize for Best Book on Country Music 1995 From the regional bands of the 1930s and 1940s to the impact of Elvis Presley on the musicians and singers of the 1950s, Prairie Nights to Neon Lights takes us inside the heart of West Texas music. Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Edd Mayfield and Tex Logan, the Carter Family and Bob Wills, Tommy Hancock and Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock—these are just a few of the legends profiled in this exciting volume.

The Americans at Normandy

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The Americans at Normandy

The Americans at Normandy

The Summer of 1944--The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise

  • Author: John C. McManus
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1466845805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers. Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph? Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

D-Day: The Decision to Launch

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D-Day: The Decision to Launch

D-Day: The Decision to Launch

A Selection from D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Penguin Tracks)

  • Author: Antony Beevor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101630906
  • Category: History
  • Page: 30
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The little-known drama of the last-minute decision to launch the invasion of Normandy—excerpted from the internationally bestselling D-Day: The Battle for Normandy In D-Day: The Decision to Launch, excerpted from Antony Beevor’s bestselling book D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, readers get the little-known story of how the difficult decision was made to launch the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944. The stakes could not have been higher: if Operation Overlord were to fail, it would be a crushing blow to the Allies, a huge loss of both men and equipment. The decision of when to launch rested with supreme commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, but it hinged on one factor: the weather. If there was too much cloud cover, the Allied bombers wouldn’t be able to provide air support, and if the seas were too rough, the landing craft would be swamped. It fell to one man to predict the weather: Dr. James Stagg, the head of the meteorological team at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. This riveting selection from D-Day, praised by Time as “a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women,” tells the fascinating inside story of one of the most important decisions of World War II.