Recollections of Rifleman Harris, (Old 95th)

Author: Benjamin Harris
Publisher: Echo Library
ISBN: 9781406887099
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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Harris (b. 1781) was an infantryman who served in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. He is most widely remembered today as the author of this memoir which gives a rare insight into the world of the enlisted man in Wellington's army. Most memoirs published after the war came from serving officers and the experiences of ordinary soldiers were overlooked due to widespread illiteracy at the time. Harris was himself illiterate but his recollections were recorded in the mid-1830s by an officer who knew him, Captain Henry Curling, who kept the manuscript until 1848 when he succeeded in publishing it.

Death To The French

Author: C. S. Forester
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1780226950
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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A stand-alone novel that inspired Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series It is 1810, and the last French invasion of Portugal has penned Wellington's army behind the river Tagus with their backs to the sea. Separated from his regiment, Rifleman Dodd of the Ninety-Fifth stumbles on a band of undisciplined Portuguese guerrillas. With rough inventiveness he transforms this ramshackle group into an organised fighting force, continually harrying the infuriated enemy as he battles his way back to his own lines. Written by the author of the Hornblower series, DEATH TO THE FRENCH is a classic novel of the Peninsular War, and was the inspiration for Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe books.

Battleground Pacific

A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5
Author: Sterling Mace,Nick Allen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250005051
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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A rifleman's account of his experiences in the fabled 1st Marine Division in the Pacific War, describing the brush with the law that led to his enlistment and the harsh lessons he learned about bravery, death, and survival.

The Young Rifleman's Comrade

A Narrative of His Military Adventures, Captivity, and Shipwreck
Author: Johan Christian Mämpel,John Kincaid
Publisher: N.A
Page: 310
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A Rifleman's Diary

Kicking Against the Pricks
Author: Eric Fawbert
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425154174
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 270
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A ranker's critical account of six years war service in the infantry from 1940 to 1946, including four years front-line' service in N.Africa, Italy, and NW Europe.

"Guide to SSC Constable & Rifleman (GD) Exam 2018 "

Author: Disha Experts
Publisher: Disha Publications
ISBN: 9387045528
Page: 400
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The book 'Guide to SSC Constable (GD) Exam 2018' covers: 1. Covers 2015 Solved Paper. 2. Comprehensive Sections on: General Intelligence & Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge/ Awareness & English Language. 3. Each section is divided into chapters and each chapter contains detailed theory along with solved examples and practice exercise. 4. The book provides thoroughly updated General Awareness section with Current Affairs till date. 5. Solutions to the Exercise have been provided at the end of each chapter.

Tree of Hate

Propaganda and Prejudices Affecting United States Relations with the Hispanic World
Author: Philip Wayne Powell
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826345769
Category: History
Page: 210
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"Powell seeks not merely to trace the origins of what he calls Hispanophobia but to analyze its impact on American education, textbooks, religion, and especially foreign policy."--"Journal of American History"

A Rifleman Went to War

Author: Herbert W. McBride
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 144749914X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 404
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Rifleman Dodd

Author: C.S. Forester
Publisher: eNet Press
ISBN: 1618861174
Page: 152
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An English rifleman from the 95th rifle brigade is separated from his unit during the Napoleonic war in Portugal in 1812 and must find his way back to his unit from behind hostile French lines. Told from Dodd's perspective as well as the French, his story effectively conveys how the efforts of a single man can alter the will of an opposing nation.

Harry's Last Stand

How the world my generation built is falling down, and what we can do to save it
Author: Harry Leslie Smith
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317271
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it...’ In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith’s Guardian article – ‘This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time’ – was shared over 80,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society. Now he brings his unique perspective to bear on NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education – and much more. From the deprivation of 1930s Barnsley and the terror of war to the creation of our welfare state, Harry has experienced how a great civilisation can rise from the rubble. But at the end of his life, he fears how easily it is being eroded. Harry’s Last Stand is a lyrical, searing modern invective that shows what the past can teach us, and how the future is ours for the taking.


Author: A.M. Gray
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 030782330X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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Warfighting is an authentic American philosophy of action that will thrill the millions of fans of SunTzu's The Art of War and Musashi's The Book of Five Rings. This modern classic of strategy and philosophy is the quintessential guide to prevailing in competitive situations, be it war, work, play, or daily living. Sometimes life is war and sometimes business is war and sometimes you need to call in the Marines. Over the past two hundred years, the Marines have developed a reputation for getting the job done—fearlessly, boldly, and taking no prisoners. What better role model for the hidden warriors in ourselves? What better advice to call on when the stakes are high and sensitivity just isn't going to work? Written in 1989 as a philosophical and strategic guide-book for the US. Marine Corps, Warfighting is a worthy successor to SunTzu's The Art Of War. With clarity, brevity, and wisdom, it describes the basic forces at work in every competitive situation whether on the field of battle, in the boardroom, or in the courtroom. With twentieth-century technology and its emphasis on speed and versatility, the rules of war and competition have changed. Warfighting's exploration of maneuver warfare takes readers beyond Sun Tzu's classic lessons and provides them a more thorough understanding of what it takes to fight and win in the modern world. Currency's edition of Warfighting features interviews with famous former Marines including F. Lee Bailey, Ed McMahon, and Donald Regan. They tell how they have used the Marine Corps' battle strategies of strength and straightforwardness as their secret weapons in every confrontation, whether at a corporate, departmental, or personal level.

Instructions for American Servicemen in France during World War II

Author: United States Army
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226841758
Category: History
Page: 84
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“You are about to play a personal part in pushing the Germans out of France. Whatever part you take—rifleman, hospital orderly, mechanic, pilot, clerk, gunner, truck driver—you will be an essential factor in a great effort.” As American soldiers fanned out from their beachhead in Normandy in June of 1944 and began the liberation of France, every soldier carried that reminder in his kit. A compact trove of knowledge and reassurance, Instructions for American Servicemen in France during World War II was issued to soldiers just before they embarked for France to help them understand both why they were going and what they’d find when they got there. After lying unseen in Army archives for decades, this remarkable guide is now available in a new facsimile edition that reproduces the full text and illustrations of the original along with a new introduction by Rick Atkinson setting the book in context. Written in a straightforward, personal tone, the pamphlet is equal parts guidebook, cultural snapshot, and propaganda piece. A central aim is to dispel any prejudices American soldiers may have about the French—especially relating to their quick capitulation in 1940. Warning soldiers that the defeat “is a raw spot which the Nazis have been riding” since the occupation began, Instructions is careful to highlight France’s long historical role as a major U.S. ally. Following that is a brief, fascinating sketch of the French character (“The French are mentally quick;” “Rich or poor, they are economical”) and stark reminders of the deprivation the French have endured under occupation. Yet an air of reassuring confidence pervades the final section of the pamphlet, which reads like a straightforward tourists’ guide to Paris and the provinces—like a promise of better days to come once the soldiers complete their mission. Written by anonymous War Department staffers to meet the urgent needs of the moment, with no thought of its historical value, Instructionsfor American Servicemen in France during World War II nevertheless brings to vivid life the closing years of World War II—when optimism was growing, but a long, demanding road still lay ahead.

Platoon Leader

A Memoir of Command in Combat
Author: James R. McDonough
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780307416384
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.' "Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program. . . . Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns. . . McDonough has focused a seasoned storyteller’s eye on the details, people, and incidents that best communicate a visceral feel of command under fire. . . . For the author’s honesty and literary craftsmanship, Platoon Leader seems destined to be read for a long time by second lieutenants trying to prepare for the future, veterans trying to remember the past, and civilians trying to understand what the profession of arms is all about.”–Army Times From the Paperback edition.

Out of Nowhere

A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan
Author: Martin Pegler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849088756
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 328
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The sniper is probably the most feared specialist warrior and the most efficient killer on the battlefield. Endlessly patient and highly skilled, once he has you in his crosshairs, your chances of survival are slim. This revised edition of Out of Nowhere provides a comprehensive history of the sniper, giving insights into all aspects of his life; his training tactics, equipment and the psychology of sniping are examined in the context of the major wars of modern times – including the American Civil War, both world wars, the Vietnam War and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. First-hand accounts from veteran snipers demonstrate their skill and extraordinary courage and show why they are still such a vital part of any war.