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Title: US Army in World War II
Post by: besilarius on January 25, 2014, 03:56:12 AM
http://www.history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/collect/usaww2.html

This may already be known to many, but just now it was found by me.
Almost all of the Army's history on the Second Wordl War is now available as downloads.
http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/anziobeach/anzio-fm.htm    Here is a link to the Anzio operation.

For those interested in WWII, or the US Army's operations, this is a goldmine.  Not written by staff officers with an agenda, but by professional historians, mostly finished by 1950.  It's free, and probably has some things that have been reevaluated over time.  But what a great resource.  Very highly recommended.
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Post by: bob48 on January 25, 2014, 05:34:19 AM
That is an absolute gem of a find, bes. I can see I'll be spending a lot of time on there. Thanks for posting that.
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Post by: Martok on January 25, 2014, 11:01:24 AM
Thanks for the link, besilarius.  Very cool. 

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Post by: Jack Nastyface on January 25, 2014, 07:18:24 PM
FYI...The USAF library is located here... http://www.afhra.af.mil/index.asp

You have to dig to find some of the interesting stuff, like the Studies link, but lots of good stuff.

The USN library is here...also good, but I don't see a .pdf section for downloads, only an online reading section...http://www.history.navy.mil/library/index.htm
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Post by: Gusington on January 26, 2014, 10:25:35 AM
Thank you Bes, that is fantastic.
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Post by: ArizonaTank on February 21, 2014, 06:19:55 PM
You can buy all this stuff on one DVD for $11 from the US Govt. Printing Office. 

Link is here:

http://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00550-6
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Post by: Gusington on February 21, 2014, 06:27:48 PM
Wow 11.00! That is unbelievably inexpensive.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 21, 2014, 08:53:11 PM
someone should sticky this thread.
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 21, 2014, 09:02:57 PM
EDIT: er, I mean: why yes, yes they should.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 21, 2014, 09:11:46 PM
The idea of Star wanting anything made sticky is kinda gross.  But we'll do what we can.
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Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on March 05, 2014, 06:24:44 PM
He makes everything sticky. Then says it is paint drying.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2014, 05:52:47 AM
Maybe this is a good place to ask...I've been trying to track down a resource that can tell me what the disposition of the U.S. Army was in Germany in July 1945 at the time of the Trinity test.

I cannot locate an OOB out there anywhere and everyone I've e-mailed writes me back saying they'll look into it, then disappear for months and I never hear from them again.

I know a lot of things were in flux at the time, but I need to get my facts right. It's for a book I'm writing.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2014, 07:31:16 AM
send me an email, and I'll see if I can find you a source
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 29, 2014, 07:35:52 AM
it's Brits, but it's still cool

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/1461774_771078986258588_1921199166444518557_n.jpg)
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Post by: Martok on April 29, 2014, 08:11:36 AM
Cool pic indeed.  Some nice blending/editing there.  Thanks for sharing, chief. 

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Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 29, 2014, 11:56:31 AM
Awesome!
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Post by: bob48 on April 30, 2014, 12:48:53 PM
Excellent. My late farther-in-law was a para.
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Post by: Jack Nastyface on April 22, 2015, 06:31:38 PM
Although this includes weapons from many nations from WWII, I've always enjoyed many of the  illustrations in WWII magazine: 
http://www.historynet.com/magazines/world_war_ii/world-war-ii-weapons-manual
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Post by: apapagos on February 03, 2016, 12:01:41 AM
Thanks for the gem. Bookmarked to read on flight tomorrow.