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 Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps 2008
Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps 2008
Author: Collective
Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps 2008
Faircount LLC
2008
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 132
Size: 21 Mb
Language: English

Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps

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 Airway to the East 1918-1920
Airway to the East 1918-1920
Author: Clive Semple
Airway to the East 1918-1920
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848846576
2012
Format: EPUB
Size: 4,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
The origins of what became officially known as No 1 Aerial Route lay in the newly formed Royal Air Force's desire to move several squadrons of the then recently designed first heavy bomber to enter service - the Handley Page O/400, to the war in the Middle-East. The aircraft had served on the Western Front with some success, although not in the long-range capacity. During the spring of 1918, the Wing Commander of No 5 Wing, 'Billy' Borton, requested that one of the HP O/400 aircraft be flown to Egypt. This was approved by Major General Sir Frederick Sykes. Before the flight could proceed a great deal of planning was required since the aircraft's maximum range was only 600 miles. Several refueling and maintenance bases along the route were required. When planned in 1918 the route was from Paris - Lyons, Istres, Pisa, Rome, Barletta, Taranto, Athens, Crete, Mersa Matru and finally Cairo. Each landing station would require fuel, spares, and communications and back-up personnel. On July 50.00 1918 a new HPO/400 set off from Manston in Kent with Borton and his pilot Major McLaren plus two crew. After a comparatively trouble-free flight the bomber arrived in Aboukir, Alexandria on the evening of 7 August. As a result, the RAF decided to use this route to fly several squadrons of the Handley Page bombers shortly after the war had ended. The Arab leaders had found out that the Allie's promise that the captured Turkish lands would be returned to them was a duplicitous lie and that France and Great Britain would take control of the area. This quite naturally lead to massive unrest and rioting throughout the middle-eastern lands. The bombers were needed to quell the rioting and sabotage that had broken out. Thus, on 3 May 1919 58 Squadron set of from France on No 1 Aerial Route. It was a premature departure since many of the refueling airfields along the route were not prepared for there incoming customers. Chaos ensued - by 1 November Three Squadrons had been dispatched. Of the 51 bombers sent only 26 had arrived, ten were stuck en-route and 15 had been written-off as broken or lost at sea and 11 aircrew had perished.This is the story of the development of the route. It would eventually form the first stage of the Imperial Air Route to Australia.

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 Modelling the Challenger 1 and 2 MBT and Variants (Osprey Modelling №29)
Modelling the Challenger 1 and 2 MBT and Variants (Osprey Modelling №29)
Author: Graeme Davidson, Pat Johnston
Modelling the Challenger 1 and 2 MBT and Variants
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Modelling №29
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 80
Size: 15 Mb
Language: English

Introduced to the British Army in 1983, Challenger Main Battle Tanks have served operationally in the Balkans and both Gulf Wars, where their firepower, protection and shock action were instrumental to the success of British forces. In addition to the familiar gun tanks, the Challenger family encompasses the Rhino Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (ARRV), highly modified Desert Challenger 2s operated by the Royal Army of Oman and the radical Falcon 2 being developed by the Jordanian Army. This book covers a wide range of these variants, with each chapter presenting a different build using colour photos to illustrate scratch-building, painting and weathering techniques across a variety of skill levels.

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 A Short History of Air Power
A Short History of Air Power
Author: James L. Stokesbury
A Short History of Air Power
William Morrow and Company, Inc.
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 320
Language: English
Size: 46 MB

This superb account of the military use of the airplane over the last seventy-five years is the work of a professional historian with an impressive knowledge of his subject. It is a balanced and wholly captivating panorama of war in the air over both land and sea from Libya in 1911 to the Falklands in 1982. The author's skillful analysis of the men and machines, the tactics and changing patterns of aerial combat, give this book special value not only as a reference source but also as exciting reading.

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 RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War (Osprey Combat Aircraft 105)
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War (Osprey Combat Aircraft 105)
Author: Andrew Brookes
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Combat Aircraft 105
ISBN: 1782004114
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 96
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Airshow of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmanoeuvre all the fighters of the time and it could climb way above their operating ceilings. Yet this Cold War equivalent of the Mosquito was simple to maintain and a delight to fly, although it could bite any pilot who did not treat it with respect. The Canberra B 2 first flew on 21 April 1950 and entered frontline service with No 101 Sqn in May 1951.

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 The Airline Builders
The Airline Builders
Author: Oliver Allen
The Airline Builders (The Epic of Flight)
Time-Life Books
1981
Format: PDF
Pages: 186
Language: English
Size: 26.5 MB

Another well researched and written book from Time-Life, this book details the founding and early years of America's major airlines. It contains a wealth of information on the personalities, struggles , competition and even the airplanes that constituted these new giants of transportation. A suprising fact was that the airline routes were really established by the U.S. Postmaster General, when airmail accounted for more revenue to the airlines than passenger fares. A must have for aviation enthusiasts.

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 Nestor Makhno - Anarchy's Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917-1921
Nestor Makhno - Anarchy's Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917-1921
Nestor Makhno - Anarchy's Cossack: The Struggle for Free Soviets in the Ukraine 1917-1921
Author: Alexandre Skirda
AK Press
2004
Pages: 400
Format: PDF
Size: 259 Mb
Language: English

The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno (1888–1934) provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the tsarist empire and the civil war that convulsed and bloodied Russia between 1917 and 1921. As in many of history's chivalric tales, clashes were fought through lightning cavalry charges and bitter hand-to-hand, saber-wielding combat. The combatants were drawn from several camps: Budyenny's Red cavalry, the Don Cossacks and Kuban Cossacks (allied with the Whites), Ukrainian nationalists, and Makhnovist partisans. Makhno, a formidable and daring strategist, headed an army of anarchist insurgents—a popular peasant movement which bore his name.

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 Tanks
Tanks
Author: Ian V. Hogg
Tanks (Modern Military Techniques)
Lerner Publications Company
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 54
Language: English
Size: 64.7 MB

A survey of the evolution of modern armored tanks, now equipped with computerized electronics, night vision, air filtration, and laser fire control systems, and their tasks and tactics today.

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 Command of the Sea: The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires
Command of the Sea: The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires
Author: Clark G. Reynolds
Command of the Sea: The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires
Krieger Pub Co
ISBN: 0898746299
1984
Format: PDF
Size: 10,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 689
This book consequently seeks to discover the strategic alternatives and constants governing navies and empires throughout the continuum of history by raising hypotheses to be tested by historical examination and by future action. It therefore examines the natural factors such as geography and topography, the political and economic aspects of empire building, the cultural and intellectual manifestations, technology and the tactical evolution of naval forces. Together, these elements define the concept of sea power-in the twentieth century A.D. as well as in the twentieth century B.C. Sea power, when applied to command of the major waterways of the world, indeed emerges as "a great thing"-in the past, today and for the foreseeable future.

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 A History of the Holocaust From Ideology to Annihilation
A History of the Holocaust From Ideology to Annihilation
Author: Rita Steinhardt Botwinick
A History of the Holocaust: From Ideology to Annihilation
Pearson
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 56,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
Examines the causes of the Holocaust and the people involved.
Told with scrupulous attention to detail and accuracy, this text provides important background information on Jewish life in Europe, the functions of the hierarchy within the Nazi government, and the psychological foundations of prejudice.
Unlike other texts on the subject, A History of the Holocaust gives students an idea of just who the victims of the Holocaust were. In fact, the author tells this story from a unique point-of-view, having experienced Nazi Germany as a child.

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 Submarines: The Story of Underwater Craft From the Diving Bell of 300 B.C. to Nuclear-Powered Ships
Submarines: The Story of Underwater Craft From the Diving Bell of 300 B.C. to Nuclear-Powered Ships
Author: Edward C. Stephens
Submarines: The Story of Underwater Craft From the Diving Bell of 300 B.C. to Nuclear-Powered Ships
Golden Press. Inc.
1962
Format: PDF
Pages: 56
Language: English
Size: 10.4 MB

Informative, lively, easily read texts • Completely authoritative, each book checked for accuracy by an expert in the field • Handsomely illustrated with full-color photographs, paintings, diagrams and charts • Wide range of fascinating subjects • Prepared under the supervision of Dr. Herbert S. Zim, noted authority on science education and editor of the Golden Nature Guides.

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 Warships
Warships
Author: C. J. Norman
Warships (Picture Library)
Franklin Watts Ltd
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 38
Language: English
Size: 24.2 MB

In this book all sorts of warships are highlighted, with material on their design, technology, and capabilities.

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 Airplanes and Helicopters of the U.S. Navy
Airplanes and Helicopters of the U.S. Navy
Author: Frank J. Delear
Airplanes and Helicopters of the U.S. Navy
Dodd, Mead & Company
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 152
Language: English
Size: 65 MB

Traces the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its beginnings to current aircraft, including supersonic jets, and examines new technology and future aircraft.

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 The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam
Author: Robert Spencer
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)
Regnery Publishing
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 38.2 Mb
Language: English

Everything (well, almost everything) you know about Islam and the Crusades is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academics and Islamic apologists who justify their contemporary political agendas with contrived historical "facts."
But fear not: Robert Spencer refutes popular myths and reveals facts that you won't be taught in school and will never hear on the evening news. He supplies a revealing list of "Books You Must Not Read" (as far as the PC left is concerned), and takes you on a fast-paced politically incorrect tour of Islamic teaching and Crusades history that will give you all the information you need to understand the true nature of the global conflict America faces today.
Bet your teacher never told you:
- Muhammad did not teach "peace and tolerance"-he led armies and ordered the assassination of his enemies
- The Qur'an commands Muslims to make war on Jews and Christians
- The much-ballyhooed "Golden Age" of Islamic culture was largely inspired by non-Muslims
- What is known today as the "Islamic world" was created by a series of brutal conquests of non-Muslim lands
- The Crusades were not acts of unprovoked aggression by Europe against the - Islamic world, but a delayed response to centuries of Muslim aggression
- The jihad continues today: Europe could be Islamic by the end of the twenty-first century
- Ex-Muslims must live in fear even in the United States

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 An Island Hell: A Soviet Prison in the Far North
An Island Hell: A Soviet Prison in the Far North
Author: Malsagoff S.A.
An Island Hell: A Soviet Prison in the Far North
London: A.M. Philpot ltd.
1926
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 55,6 mb

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 Weyers Flottentaschenbuch / Warships of the World: 60 Jahrgang 1990/1991
Author: Gerhard Albrecht
Weyers Flottentaschenbuch / Warships of the World: 60 Jahrgang 1990/1991
Bernard & Graefe Verlag
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 859
Size: 272 Mb
Language: German/English

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 Modern Military Powers: Israel
Modern Military Powers: Israel
Author: Stan Morse
Modern Military Powers: Israel
Military Press
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 35.8 MB

The rise of the Israel Defence Forces is one of the most remarkable phenomena of the modern military scene. Born out of the horrors of the holocaust of World War II, they have quickly grown into the most successful military force the world has ever seen. Five times they have been to war, and five times they have triumphed. They have faced and vanquished the entire hostile Arab world. They are the masters of modern warfare, and even the mighty USA gratefully accepts master classes from their war-proven airmen and soldiers. This volume illustrates and describes nearly all the items in Israel's order of battle.

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 From Marx to Lenin: An evaluation of Marx's responsibility for Soviet authoritarianism
From Marx to Lenin: An evaluation of Marx's responsibility for Soviet authoritarianism
Author: David W. Lovell
From Marx to Lenin: An evaluation of Marx's responsibility for Soviet authoritarianism
Cambrigde University Press
2009
ISBN: 0521125537
Format: PDF
Size: 10,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 252
This study is a contribution to the debate, begun just after the October Revolution, concerning the relationship between Marx's project and Soviet society. It focuses, however, only on the political aspects of the matter: to what extent was early Soviet authoritarianism the necessary outcome of Marx's works? Since Lenin's practice and theory largely determined and justified the early political character of the Soviet state, we may ask whether Lenin was implementing Marx's project or a project of his own design. Lenin, influenced by debates within Social Democracy and by the experience of the Russian revolutionary tradition, used a one-sided interpretation of Marx's work to build and defend a 'transition' which was fundamentally authoritarian. Marx was not causally responsible for the theoretical foundation of Soviet authoritarianism.

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 Telling Lies About Hitler - The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Telling Lies About Hitler - The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Author: Richard J. Evans
Telling Lies About Hitler - The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Verso Books
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 321
Language: English
Size: 13 MB

In April 2000 a High Court judge branded the writer David Irving a racist, an antisemite, a Holocaust denier, and a falsifier of history. The key expert witness against Irving was the Cambridge historian Richard J. Evans who describes here, in a book which several publishers have been intimidated to withdrawing, his involvement in the case. Recounting his discovery of Irving's connections with far right Holocaust deniers in the United States and of how Irving falsified the documentary evidence on the Second World War, Evans reflects generally and eloquently on the interaction of historical and legal rules of evidence. Evans argues that the Irving trial does for the twenty-first century what the Eichmann trial did for the second half of the twentieth. It vindicates history's ability to come to reasoned conclusions on the basis of a careful examination of the evidence, even when eyewitnesses and survivors are no longer around to tell the tale.

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