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Full Texts on Google Books (And other web Sources) - Out of copyright & Complete only.

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by von Poop, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There's a lot of complete text WW2 & vaguely military stuff on Google books.
    Can be a bugger to find though, so I thought I'd start a thread for people to add links to anything that might be interesting or useful.
    Full View only please. Partial texts are too frustrating.

    Google Books - Advanced Book Search

    Many have been linked to before, but it seems worth pouring 'em into one thread.
    To start off:

    The Soviet Airborne Experience - Google Books
    The Logistics of War.. - Google Books
    Handbook on Japanese military forces - Google Books
    A Battle Report: Alam Halfa - Google Books
    Tank, combat, full tracked, 105-mm ... - Google Books
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - Google Books
    The Development of Air Doctrine in the Army Air Arm, 1917-194 - Google Books
    Ideas and weapons: exploitation of the aerial weapon by the United States - Google Books
    Boys' Life - Aug 1943 - Google Books
    Boys' Life - Sept 1944 - Google Books
    Portuguese military dictionary ... - Google Books
    Ordnance maintenance: telescope mounts, M3A1, M18A1, M21A1, M25, M30, M44 - Google Books
    Tank destroyer pioneer platoon - Google Books
    Tank destroyer reconnaissance platoon - Google Books
    Tank destroyer towed gun platoon - Google Books
    Military dictionary: Part I. English-Spanish ... - Google Books
    Military intelligence: identification of German aircraft - Google Books
    Japanese phrase book - Google Books
    Browning machine guns, caliber .30, M1917A1, M1919A4, and M1919A - Google Books
    US Field service, regulations, administration - 1943 - Google Books
    Railway operating battalion - Google Books
    Chinese phrase book - Google Books
    Basic field manual: Tactics and technique of air-borne troops - Google Books
    Military police - Google Books
    Japanese aircraft - Google Books
    Handbook On Soviet Ground Forces (1975) - Google Books
     
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,

    Great idea. Many thanks.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. At Home Dad (Returning)

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  4. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Complete texts from anywhere all welcome I say.
    Got a load of links to pdfs of early tank warfare/development/doctrine tracts that are out of copyright (Fuller, Stern etc.) I'll have to dig 'em out.
     
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  9. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Hunting the Hun is superb!

    good selection, thanks
     

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  12. von Poop

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    US Techie manuals on IA:
    Internet Archive Search: technical manual
    eg.:
    Technical Manual TM 9-803 Operation & Maintenance MB GPW : War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Technical Manual TM 9-879 Harley Davidson WLA : War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Technical Manual TM E9-803 German Volkswagen : War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Technical manual : field music : United States. War Dept.; United States Army Band. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

    Other stuff, so far:
    The Strategy Of Indirect Approach : Liddell Hart : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Report about U.S. Army tanks
    A report about U.S. Army tanks
    Men and tanks : Macintosh, James Cheyne, 1897- : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    A company of tanks : Watson, William Henry Lowe, 1891- : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Tanks In The Next War : Sheppard, Major E.W. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Technical Manual TM 9-721 Heavy Tanks M6 and M6A1 : War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Tanks in the great war, 1914-1918 : Fuller, J. F. C. (John Frederick Charles), 1878-1966 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Handbook on M2A4, M3 and M3A1 Light Tanks March 1942-Revised : Unknown : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Tanks, 1914-1918; the log-book of a pioneer : Stern, Albert Gerald, Sir, 1878- : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Tanks across the desert : the war diary of Jake Wardrop : Wardrop, Jake, 1918-1945 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Panther-Fibel - Betrieb und Kampfanleitung : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    (1945) German Heavy Armour : Herbert Hillary Booker 2nd - Tujunga, California - 2009 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Firing line! Weapons, vehicles, rockets, and research--Army Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. : Colby, C. B. (Carroll B.) : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    France bears the burden : Fortescue, Granville Roland, 1875- : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Technical Manual TM 9-816 4- to 5-Ton 4x4 Tractor Truck (Autocar Model U-7144T) : War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    The Tank corps : Williams-Ellis, Clough, Sir, 1883- : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Tracked_Vehicle_Chassis_Units_A1605_ : United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    My War Diary : Mme Mary Alsop King Waddington : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    War diary of the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders, 51st (Highland) Division : Sutherland, D : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    WWII Diary : Charles L. Harrington Jr. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Gallipoli diary : Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Gallipoli diary : Gillam, John Graham : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    The war diary of a diplomat : Meriwether, Lee, 1862-1966 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    A war diary in Paris, 1914-1917 : Coolidge, John Gardner, 1864-1936 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    ww2newsletters : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    The Brown Network : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Soldiers of the Second World War 1939-1946 from Milton Ontario CANADA : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

    US country guides for troops:
    Pocket guide to New Caledonia : Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to New Zealand : United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to the cities of Norway : Army Information Branch, Information and Education Division, A.S.F., United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    A short guide to Syria : Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to Paris and the cities of northern France : Army Information Branch, Information and Education Division, A.S.F., United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to the cities of Belgium and Luxembourg : Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to West Africa : Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, United States Army. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Our British Ally : American Historical Association. Historical Service Board.; United States Armed Forces Institute. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to Egypt : United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Australia, our neighbor "down under" : American Historical Association. Historical Service Board.; United States Armed Forces Institute. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    Pocket guide to the cities of Denmark : Army Information Branch, Information and Education Division, A.S.F., United States Army : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
     
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  14. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Seems to be a controversial book, and if it causes problems for this forum, moderators, please feel free to delete this post.

    David Irving's (In?)famous bestseller, and made freely available by the Author:

    Hitler's War
    is here as a Free Download
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Doubtless this makes me a wicked curtailer of free speech, but we tend to cut urls from certain sources, RDR.

    Don't sweat it - it's just a part of the policy for keeping the oddballs down a tad (Links can be followed back to the source).
    If anyone wants to have a shufti they can Google 'em, or click on the above links and then remove the Xs from the address bar.

    ~A
     
  16. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    No worries, I hope it brings forth a (civil) debate.
    Edit: the contents of the book that is, not your curtailing of free speech!

    I'll start a thread here for discussion of this book, so this thread doesn't get cluttered.
     
  17. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I still have a copy of:

    Infantry Section Leading (1938) [(price 4d.]

    Lecture on Military Leadership by Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery (November 1945).

    The Highland Division , Eric Linlaker (1942).*

    The Campaign in Greece and Crete (1942).*

    They Sought Out Rommel (1942).*

    [*A series issued by the War Office: The Army at War.]

    21st Army group in the Campaign in North-West Europe 1944-45: Lecture by Sir Bernard L. Montgomery (October 1945).

    The Germany of 1 Corps District in Legend and Battle (1946).

    Joe Brown
     
  18. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Joe, excellent web site you have there, you should be proud of yourself.
    Does anyone know of a list of HMSO books published re: ww2? I have they sought out Rommel and one or two others, but only found them by chance on fleabay, I was wondering if there any gems out there I haven't come across?
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Have a shufti at Bod's thread here:
    WW2Talk - HMSO WW2 Paperbacks
    Think there were links to full lists there, but obviously they may have died since.
     
  20. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Have a shufti at Bod's thread here:
    WW2Talk - HMSO WW2 Paperbacks
    Think there were links to full lists there, but obviously they may have died since.

    Excellent! cheers.
     

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