Category: Naval

  • Download E-books The Spanish Main 1492-1800 (Fortress) PDF

    The 'Spanish major' – the Spanish possessions within the West Indies and the imperative American and Mexican coast – was once the envy of Englishmen, Frenchmen and Dutchmen from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. To counter their attacks in addition to these of pirates, the Spanish outfitted a superb approach of fortifications – a lot of which nonetheless stands at the present time. This name will hide the 3 major classes of improvement together with the 1st 'castles' in Americas according to medieval kinds outfitted to guard opposed to marauding adventurers together with Sir Francis Drake. Later those forts have been tailored to mirror the enhanced strength of artillery. Following the autumn of Havana to the British in 1762, the defences of the Spanish major have been published as outdated and an entire reconstruction of them was once ordered within the ultimate degree of improvement as great Vauban-style fortifications have been created.
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  • Download E-books US Commanders of World War II (2) Navy & USMC PDF

    This name, the second one of 2 US commanders of global conflict II (1939-1945), examines the strive against careers, personalities, uniforms, gown and visual appeal of the major US naval and Marine commanders. those males performed a very important position within the defeat of the Axis powers, fairly within the Pacific theater in the course of such battles as Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Iwo Jima. between these coated are Holland Smith, Lemuel Shepherd, Roy S. Geiger; John D. Bulkeley, Bull Halsey, Thomas Hart, Husband Kimmel, Charles Lockwood, Marc A. Mitscher, Chester Nimitz, Norman Scott, Raymond Spruance, Wade McCluskey, and Theodore Wilkinson.
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  • Download E-books Naval Blockades and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-Strategies, 1805-2005 (Cass Series: Naval Policy and History) PDF

    This new number of scholarly, readable, and up to date essays covers the main major naval blockades of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

    Here the reader can find Napoleon’s Continental Blockade of britain, the Anglo-American battle of 1812, the Crimean struggle, the yankee Civil conflict, the 1st Sino-Japanese conflict 1894-95, the Spanish-American conflict, the 1st global warfare, the second one Sino-Japanese conflict 1937-45, the second one global battle in Europe and Asia, the Nationalist try and blockade the PRC, the Korean battle, the Cuban Missile hindrance, the Vietnam conflict, the British blockade of Rhodesia, the Falklands battle, the Persian Gulf interdiction application, the PRC "missile" blockade of Taiwan in 1996, and eventually Australia's fresh "reverse" blockade to maintain unlawful extraterrestrial beings overseas.

    The authors of every bankruptcy deal with the reasons of the blockade in query, its lengthy and momentary repercussions, and the process the blockade itself. extra often, they handle the nation of the literature, profiting from new study and new methodologies to supply whatever of price to either the expert and non-specialist reader. Taken as a complete, this quantity offers clean insights into matters equivalent to what a blockade is, why international locations may perhaps pick out them, which navies can and can't utilize them, what responses result in passable or unsatisfactory conclusions, and the way far-reaching their outcomes are typically.

    This publication might be of significant curiosity to all scholars and students of strategic reviews, army historical past and maritime reports particularly.

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  • Download E-books The Royal Marines 1939-93 (Elite) PDF

    The beginning of the Royal Marines dates again to the formation of the Admiral's Regiment within the seventeenth century. on the grounds that then Marines have participated in additional battles on land and sea than the other department of the British military. Their 'elite' prestige rests within the commandos - the single formation that's knowledgeable to be dropped at conflict via helicopter or touchdown craft from ships. This ebook examines the devices, association and operations of the Royal Marines, concentrating on their task in numerous theatres of global warfare II (1939-1945) and their post-war operations in Northern eire, the Falklands (1982)and the Gulf (1990-1991).
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  • Download E-books The German Navy Handbook 1939-1945 PDF

    By Jak P. Mallmann Showell

    Synonymous with such notorious battleships because the Bismarck, Scharnhorst and Tirpitz, the German army (or Reichsmarine) was once renamed the Kriegsmarine in 1935, presently after the emergence of the Nazi country, and went via an enormous re-organization in 1939. in the course of international battle II, it turned a much-feared adversary either on and underneath the excessive seas, with its marauding U-boat wolf packs coming just about defeating Britain within the conflict of the Atlantic. the writer of this article examines the several roles of the Fleet, and its association and coaching actions through the warfare years. Incidents and operations are defined, including technical information for ships, U-boats and their weaponry. A consultant to German military uniforms and insignia is integrated, including complete info of rank constitution and professional trades.
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  • Download E-books U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939-1945 PDF

    Including broad details merely present in scattered assets or reputable files and information, this publication presents precise assurance of all organizational features of the Marine Corps devices in global conflict II's Pacific Theater. It offers in-depth history info at the devices' capabilities, evolution, designation practices, tactical association of wrestle devices, and large statistical and technical facts together with 21 maps. It covers odd topics comparable to Marines in China, and feminine and African American marines. huge extra information on guns, U.S. military and military backgrounds, jap military and army backgrounds, code names, and comparative ranks of U.S. forces look within the appendices. The publication is a helpful one-stop source for researchers, historians, army historical past lovers, and warfare gamers.

    As an entire reference resource at the Marine Corps, the ebook presents an evolutionary learn of the Marine Corps' wartime growth and association. It heavily examines the prewar and wartime progress of the Marine Corps in addition to its postwar relief whereas supplying whole historical past details on all floor and air devices within the Pacific and their evolution. details on every one Marine Corps unit contains: dates in strive against, place and code identify of touchdown shorelines, time of touchdown, island operation code names, date the island used to be declared safe, job association for wrestle order of conflict of the opposing eastern devices and their casualties, connected U.S. military and U.S. military devices, and masses extra. The booklet is the definitive resource of organizational information.

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