Category: Naval

  • Download E-books Sky Sailors: The Story of the World's Airshipmen PDF

    The tales of the males who pioneered a style of air shipping that at the present time is nearly forgotten features first-hand debts through airshipmen from England, Germany, Italy, and the United States
    During the interval 1890 to 1910, airshipmen drastically outnumbered aircraft pioneers, yet airplane recommendations, global Wars, and airship failures introduced the time of the airship to an end. The exploits of those intrepid males are put on list during this account starting in Nineties Paris, relocating directly to learn the blimps and zeppelins of worldwide conflict I, interwar advancements, America's use of big airships to carry aircraft and smaller airships for anti-submarine patrols within the Atlantic and Pacific in the course of global warfare II, civilian operators, and the deadly failures of the Hindenberg, R101, and Shenandoah. This interesting and entirely illustrated research will motivate and attract all with an curiosity in aviation history.
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  • Download E-books The Naval Chronicle, Volume 06: Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects PDF

    By James Stanier Clarke (editor), John McArthur (editor)

    The Naval Chronicle, released in forty volumes among 1799 and 1818, is a key resource for British maritime and army heritage. This reissue is the 1st entire published replica of what used to be the main influential maritime book of its day. the themes lined variety from bills of battles and lists of ships to notices of promotions and marriages, courts martial and deaths, and biographies, poetry and letters. every one quantity additionally includes engravings and charts on the subject of naval engagements and demanding harbours world wide. quantity 6, released in 1801, contains first-hand bills and discussions of the naval strategies used in the course of the conflict of Algeciras and the strategies of the Danish defence on the conflict of Copenhagen. Biographies of Sir James Saumarez and Sir Roger Curtis also are integrated, including the background of Plymouth and the initial Articles of the Treaty of Amiens, which have been signed in October 1801.
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  • Download E-books Dutch Naval Air Force Against Japan: The Defense of the Netherlands East Indies, 1941-1942 PDF

    By Tom Womack

    December 7, 1941, spread out a brand new theater of conflict within the Pacific and a brand new probability for what was once then the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch, with their Naval Air strength or Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD), made a significant—and usually overlooked—contribution to the Allied attempt. With their one hundred seventy five airplane, the MLD in Southeast Asia outnumbered American and British naval air reconnaissance forces mixed. 3 months of severe struggling with left the Dutch bereft of millions of naval group of workers and over eighty percentage in their airplane. This paintings info the activities of MLD throughout the jap invasion of the Netherlands East Indies. starting with a glance on the origins of the MLD, it presents an outline of the strength, together with an research of its plane, apparatus, team of workers and coaching. Operations of the us army and Royal Air strength seaplane devices are integrated on the way to supply an intensive historical past of the crusade. ultimate chapters disguise the MLD’s ill-fated makes an attempt at evacuation of the island battleground and provide an total evaluation of the MLD’s functionality. Appendices comprise such info as Allied and jap plane necessities, squadron tables of association, and MLD bases and operational components. the result's via some distance the main accomplished English-language account of the Allied naval air warfare within the Netherlands East Indies.
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  • Download E-books One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U. S. Navy, 1890-1990 PDF

    A military is a state's major software of maritime strength. What it may do, what doctrine it holds, what ships it deploys, and the way it fights are made up our minds via useful political and armed forces offerings with regards to nationwide wishes. offerings are made based on the state's targets, perceived danger, maritime chance, technological features, useful adventure, and, now not the least, the best way the ocean provider defines itself and its manner of struggle. This booklet is a heritage of the fashionable U.S. military. It explains how the military, within the century after 1890, was once shaped and reformed within the interplay of objective, event, and doctrine.
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  • Download E-books Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet (Campaign) PDF

    By Nic Fields

    Osprey's learn of 1 of crucial battles of the Peloponnesian battle (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens introduced a wide expeditionary strength, its target the wealthy, grain-producing island of Sicily. This was once in keeping with a choice for assist in a minor warfare from an outdated best friend however the actual pursuits have been the strong urban of Syracuse, suspected of assisting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial growth. The Athenians gained an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans past due within the 12 months and renewed their assault within the spring of 414. After a interval of full of life siege war and a chain of large-scale battles on land and sea, the Syracusans won the higher hand and the excursion led to overall catastrophe with grave results for the way forward for Athens.

    Nic Fields explores the historical past of this foolhardy enterprise during which Athens took on a country that used to be militarily and financially robust and over seven hundred miles far-off. Then, following the narrative of Thucydides, the chronicler of the Peloponnesian conflict, he describes and explains the lengthy and violent crusade that pitted the 2 biggest democracies of the Greek international opposed to every one other.

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  • Download E-books D-Day Ships: The Allied Invasion Fleet, June 1944 PDF

    By Yves Buffetaut

    Released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the landings at Normandy, this reprint of a vintage paintings bargains an excellent appraisal of the Allies' naval contribution to the biggest amphibious operation in background. the writer examines the ships, strategic and tactical making plans, the channel voyage, landings on either American and British shores, the Mulberry Harbours, the nice typhoon, and appears on the invasion from the point of view of amphibious operations all through international battle II. With the large variety of craft exact and aiding plans and motion pictures, this reprint is the easiest to be had account of Operation Overlord. 164 pages. one hundred forty illustrations. Hardcover. eight half x eleven inches.
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  • Download E-books Maritime Empires: British Imperial Maritime Trade in the Nineteenth Century PDF

    Britain's in another country Empire pre-eminently concerned the ocean. In a two-way method, ships carried visitors and explorers, exchange items, migrants to new lands, squaddies to struggle wars and garrison colonies, and in addition principles and crops that may locate fertile minds and soils in different lands. those essays, deriving from a countrywide Maritime Museum (London) convention, supply a wide-ranging and entire photograph of the actions of maritime empire. They talk about various concerns: maritime trades, between them the trans-Atlantic slave exchange, Honduran mahogany for transport to Britain, the circulate of horses around the colossal reaches of Asia and the Indian Ocean; the impression of recent applied sciences as Empire accelerated within the 19th century; the sailors who manned the ships, the settlers who moved abroad, and the key ports of the Imperial global; plus the function of the military in hydrographic survey.
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  • Download E-books Russian Naval Construction, 1905-45 (Studies in Russian and East European History and Society) PDF

    By J. N. Westwood

    This publication examines how the categories, numbers and designs of Russian warships have been decided within the years previous the 2 global Wars, with the three-way interaction of naval employees, naval designers and political leaders, leading to fleets that contained a few notable devices yet that have been, probably, beside the point to the initiatives set via these wars. It additionally considers how less than either Nicholas II and Stalin, overseas rules have been followed with too little attention of Russia's designated conditions. a lot of the study was once in accordance with now obtainable Russian naval information and there's additionally a plate part containing unique pictures from the Russian records.
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  • Download E-books Osprey Warrior 052 - US Naval Aviator 1941-45 PDF

    By Robert Hargis Osprey

    The united states naval aviator of worldwide warfare II performed a pivotal half within the profitable of the warfare. From the nice and cozy waters of the Pacific to the icy stipulations of the Bering Sea (including the conflict of Midway), the Naval aviator used to be available to struggle the enemy in any and all stipulations. among 1940 and 1942 the educational of the naval aviator lasted 11 months, divided into 5 separate and certain levels. From section one, often called the removing or "E" base for brief, via to ultimate task to a service dependent squadron, the learning used to be hard and unrelenting.This identify examines the lifestyles and studies of the united states Naval Aviator in all 3 sorts of service squadron - opponents (VF), dive-bombers (VB) and the torpedo squadrons (VT). From recruitment to conflict, the aspect of what it used to be prefer to fly and struggle for the USA army is introduced vividly to lifestyles.
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  • Download E-books Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers (New Vanguard) PDF

    Heavily armed and ambitious, guided missile cruisers shaped the middle of the Soviet military in the course of the chilly battle. From the final classification of traditional Sverdlov-class cruisers via to more and more advanced and bold missile cruisers, those ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval probability heavily. Soviet chilly conflict Guided Missile Cruisers covers all sessions of those amazing warships, from the early Sverdlov during the Kynda, Kresta, Kara, and Slava to the big Kirov sessions. jointly, those vessels marked the apogee of Soviet naval know-how and power they usually stay at the present time the most important non-aircraft-carrier warships equipped seeing that 1945.

    Containing fabric formerly on hand basically in Russian and completely researched from expert safeguard journals, this entire quantity examines the layout, improvement, and meant function of those amazing, hi-tech warships, and recounts their dramatic operational heritage as NATO and Soviet warships confronted off opposed to each other through the lengthy chilly conflict at sea.

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