Great Britain (Amazing & Extraordinary Facts)

History / Military

Stephen Halliday, “Great Britain (Amazing & Extraordinary Facts)”
Jane’s Fighting Ships 1942
The Visser Collection: Arms of the Netherlands in te Collection of H.L. Visser. Volume II Ordnance
Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-45 by Neill Lochery
Zbrane 20. Stoleti: 600 Nejznamejsich Zbrani Sveta

Stephen Halliday, “Great Britain (Amazing & Extraordinary Facts)”

ISBN: 0715339079 | 2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 144 pages | 4 MB/4 MB

“Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain” unearths the hidden legends, laws, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and locations that have shaped Britain’s compelling, and at times, tumultuous past. Explore how Britain was formed – its geology and climate, the quirky characters and events of its history and the origin of British institutions, such as public schools, fish and chips and driving on the left hand side. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

Jane’s Fighting Ships 1942

Sampson Low Marston | 1943 | ISBN: No | English | 611 Pages | PDF | 156 MB

The Visser Collection: Arms of the Netherlands in te Collection of H.L. Visser. Volume II Ordnance

Waanders Publishers | 1996 | ISBN: 9040098824 | English | 248 Pages | PDF | 99 MB

Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-45 by Neill Lochery

English | Nov. 1, 2011 | ISBN: 1586488791, 1610391888 | 344 Pages | EPUB | 2.6 MB

Lisbon had a pivotal role in the history of World War II, though not a gun was fired there. The only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis power operated openly, it was temporary home to much of Europe’s exiled royalty, over one million refugees seeking passage to the U.S., and a host of spies, secret police, captains of industry, bankers, prominent Jews, writers and artists, escaped POWs, and black marketeers. An operations officer writing in 1944 described the daily scene at Lisbon’s airport as being like the movie “Casablanca,” times twenty.
In this riveting narrative, renowned historian Neill Lochery draws on his relationships with high-level Portuguese contacts, access to records recently uncovered from Portuguese secret police and banking archives, and other unpublished documents to offer a revelatory portrait of the War’s back stage. And he tells the story of how Portugal, a relatively poor European country trying frantically to remain neutral amidst extraordinary pressures, survived the war not only physically intact but significantly wealthier. The country’s emergence as a prosperous European Union nation would be financed in part, it turns out, by a cache of Nazi gold.

Zbrane 20. Stoleti: 600 Nejznamejsich Zbrani Sveta

1997 | ISBN: 8071812005 | Czech | 194 Pages | PDF | 168 MB