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  • Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britainby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.09

    Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland,... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.68

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...

  • Airwarby Phillip S. Meilinger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    According to the author all aircrews, tacticians and those who direct them have to realise the limitations of air power during conflicts. For years opinion has differed as to whether the aircraft has altered war strategies or merely the tactics of war. This volume explores the limits of airpower. more...

  • The United States Air Force: A Chronologyby John Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    The United States Air Force: A Chronology captures the sweep of U.S. Air Force history from the service's inception to present times. Concise entries, arranged by date, touch upon military events such as victories and defeats; significant political, administrative, and technological changes affecting the service; and significant events in the careers... more...

  • Mick Mannockby Dr Adrian Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 170.00

    Mick Mannock, Fighter Pilot rediscovers Britain's most successful fighter pilot of the First World War. It traces the myth of an 'ace with one eye', examining how Mannock has been represented in both biography and in fiction, and asks why he is still commemorated today. The author suggests Mannock's tactics drew on his socialist beliefs, and argues... more...

  • Gabler Lexikon Logistikby Peter Klaus; Winfried Krieger

    Gabler Verlag 2011; Not Available

    Logistik und Supply Chain Management gehören heute zu den wichtigsten unternehmerischen Aufgaben und ihre Bedeutung wächst kontinuierlich. Denn optimierte logistische Prozessketten verbessern die Wirtschaftlichkeit und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen entscheidend. Das Lexikon erläutert, was für die Gestaltung und kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung... more...

  • Flying for Freedomby Alan Brown

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    After the Dunkirk debacle in May 1940, Britain's primary weapon of defence was her air force. The exploits of the RAF's bomber crews and fighter pilots featured almost nightly on the radio and in the cinema newsreels; the men themselves were the objects of great admiration and respect. Yet, how many of these brave airmen were not British nationals?... more...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 42.00

    According to Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, "Flight has been part of the human dream for aeons, and its military application has likely been the dark side of that dream for almost as long." In the twentieth century, this dream and its dark side unfolded as the air forces of the world went to war, bringing destruction and reassessment with each... more...

  • Arming the Luftwaffeby Daniel Uziel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political,... more...

  • Military Airfields of Britain: Southern Englandby Ken Delve

    Crowood 2011; US$ 18.94

    Entries cover every military airfield within the counties, from WW1 to the present day and comprise: Brief history of the airfield, construction and use including decoy sites; comprehensive list of flying units with dates and aircraft types; list of HQ units based at the airfield; details of memorials; maps and plans of almost every airfield; location... more...