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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
With the very real possibility of nuclear war looming on the horizon from 1945 to the early 1960s, both federal and local governments took on the responsibility of educating Americans on how to survive the expected blasts, residual fallout, and radiation poisoning. Duck and cover drills, bomb shelters, and evacuation plans became an integral part of... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 54.89
Der Luftkrieg gehörte auch in Frankreich zu den einschneidenden gesellschaftlichen Erfahrungen während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Michael Schmiedel beleuchtet seine sozialen und politischen Auswirkungen, die bisher in der Geschichtsschreibung weitgehend vernachlässigt wurden. Er zeigt, wie der durch die deutsche Besatzung ohnehin in seiner Handlungsfähigkeit... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
Between the Crimean War and the end of the First World War the British Army underwent a dramatic change from being an anachronistic and frequently ineffective organization to being perhaps the most professional and highly trained army in the world. Historians have tended to view that transformation through the successive political reform efforts of... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
Formed in 1801 to protect sea captains against attack from the British navy and Barbary Pirates, the Providence Marine Corps of Artillery remains one of the most famed regiments in the U.S. Army. It distinguished itself during the War of 1812, the Dorr Rebellion, and in nearly every major engagement of the Civil War. After assuming the identity of... more...
- The New Press 2006; US$ 10.00
So you?re walking out of school and parked at the gate is a new, bright red Ford Mustang with a hulk of a man in the front seat. He?s sporting a razor cut and wraparound shades. Before you can pass he?s out of the car and blocking your path. "Mind if I take a minute"?he has you by the arm now?"to tell you about the great life in today?s Army and why... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 21.49
This scarce work (in its original printing) covers the period stated in the title in detail. Importantly, it has good coverage of several little-known operations in the West Indies and in West Africa. Apps: List of former COs (1795-1892), chronology of movements and stations. more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know how many cannons a Tudor ship could carry? How many people go missing from cruise ships every year? What is a hawsehole? And why are submarines painted black? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts about ships and boats, split into categories such as famous ships, seafaring terminology, naval ship classes and many more.... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 21.49
A Regular cavalry regiment and a Territorial Yeomanry regiment make strange bedfellows in a combined regimental history, but this is the work of an officer who commanded both during the war and felt the need to make a record of the incidents which united the Regiments in close friendship during the Great War. Whitmore was a Territorial officer, not... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.99
The frontispiece photo of this book says it all: it shows the 23 officers of the 12th battalion, Royal Lancers, grim faced and determined as they set off for France in August 1914. Four years later when the Great War ended in November 1918 , seven of the 23 (30 percent) have been killed - a very high fatal casualty rate. This brief history of the 12th... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95
A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent... more...