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  • Tornado Years af Herriot David Herriot Spar 14%
    - More Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator
    af Herriot David Herriot

    Following the success of The Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator: The Buccaneer Years, which won the Aviation Enthusiasts’ Book Club’s coveted ‘Book of the Year’ award in 2018, Wing Commander David Herriot now explores that part of his RAF service which was intimately linked to the Panavia Tornado.Whilst The Buccaneer Years introduced the reader to the life of an exuberant and boisterous young officer working hard to make his mark on four front-line fast-jet squadrons in both Germany and the United Kingdom, this book ushers in a much more sober and responsible officer. Qualified as a weapons instructor, and acknowledged as a skilled tactician and weapons expert, Herriot soon rose to the top on his first tour on Tornado. Subsequent promotions in rank found him with responsibility for all aspects of weapon delivery, and the formulation of tactics, for the four Tornado squadrons based at RAF Brüggen in Germany.Later, in Whitehall, his career changed to that of a Ministry of Defence staff officer, assigned with the development of the weapons requirements for all air-to-surface delivery platforms in the RAF, but particularly Tornado. There followed a wartime deployment as the ‘Boss’ of an RAF support unit in Italy, for a squadron of Jaguars deployed on NATO operations in Kosovo, before his next appointment took him to the RAF College where he was, as the commanding officer of Cadet Wing, responsible for the training and guidance of the future officer corps of the RAF.In the twilight of his career, and now acknowledged as ‘the man to give an operational project to’, he was tasked by the Air Force Board with analyzing, defining and creating an ‘Air Warfare Training’ through-life learning package for all the officers and airmen/women of the RAF.This is another epic adventure for the military aviation enthusiast, particularly those with affection for the Panavia Tornado. It is one that provides a rare insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of a number of air force departments that are not often exposed, quite so candidly, in an unclassified document. Herriot’s open and easy style has been commended highly previously. He does not let his readers down with this one. This is a story well worth reading.

  • Trafalgar Chronicle af Hore Peter Hore Spar 13%
    - Dedicated to Naval History in the Nelson Era: New Series 4
    af Hore Peter Hore

    The Trafalgar Chronicle is a prime source of information as well as the publication of choice for new research about the Georgian navy, sometimes also loosely referred to as ‘Nelson’s Navy’, though its scope reaches out to include all the sailing navies of the period. A central theme is the Trafalgar campaign and the epic battle of 21 October 1805 involving British, French and Spanish ships, and some 30,000 men of a score of nations.The next edition, new series No 4, will be themed on the people who knew Nelson, his friends and his contemporaries, as well as technical and scientific changes which were taking place at the turn of the eighteenth century.Contributions include an article by former US Navy Secretary John Lehman on Stephen Decatur and another by Professor John Hattendorf on Admiral Sir John Gambier, and the observations of American scientist, Professor Benjamin Silliman, who visited Britain in 1805. Other characters who appear are the New York-born Westphal brothers, ‘Jack Punch’ Perkins who was the first black officer in the Royal Navy, William Pringle Green who was so critical of the results at Trafalgar, and the two Loyalist Richard Bulkeleys, father and son, who served with Nelson at the beginning and at the end of his career. Two articles on technology in the Georgian navy address the surprising developments of the carronade and ballooning in the age of Nelson.Like earlier editions of The Trafalgar Chronicle, this edition is sumptuously illustrated with some seldom-seen pictures and will appeal to naval and social historians whether they are academics, antiquarians or amateurs or the reader who is curious to learn about significant but often overlooked aspects of naval history.

  • Trafalgar Chronicle af Hore Peter Hore Spar 13%
    - Dedicated to Naval History in the Nelson Era: New Series 4
    af Hore Peter Hore

    The Trafalgar Chronicle is a prime source of information as well as the publication of choice for new research about the Georgian navy, sometimes also loosely referred to as ‘Nelson’s Navy’, though its scope reaches out to include all the sailing navies of the period. A central theme is the Trafalgar campaign and the epic battle of 21 October 1805 involving British, French and Spanish ships, and some 30,000 men of a score of nations.The next edition, new series No 4, will be themed on the people who knew Nelson, his friends and his contemporaries, as well as technical and scientific changes which were taking place at the turn of the eighteenth century.Contributions include an article by former US Navy Secretary John Lehman on Stephen Decatur and another by Professor John Hattendorf on Admiral Sir John Gambier, and the observations of American scientist, Professor Benjamin Silliman, who visited Britain in 1805. Other characters who appear are the New York-born Westphal brothers, ‘Jack Punch’ Perkins who was the first black officer in the Royal Navy, William Pringle Green who was so critical of the results at Trafalgar, and the two Loyalist Richard Bulkeleys, father and son, who served with Nelson at the beginning and at the end of his career. Two articles on technology in the Georgian navy address the surprising developments of the carronade and ballooning in the age of Nelson.Like earlier editions of The Trafalgar Chronicle, this edition is sumptuously illustrated with some seldom-seen pictures and will appeal to naval and social historians whether they are academics, antiquarians or amateurs or the reader who is curious to learn about significant but often overlooked aspects of naval history.

  • Churchill's Colonel Spar 14%
    - The War Diaries of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Barne
     

    Anthony Barne started his diary in August 1939 as a young, recently married captain in the Royal Dragoons stationed in Palestine. He wrote an entry for every day of the war, often with great difficulty, sometimes when dog-tired or under fire, and sometimes when things looked black and desperate, but more often in sunshine and optimism, ‘surrounded by good fellows who kept one cheerful and helped one through the sad and difficult times’. His diary ends in July 1945, by which time he was commanding officer of the 4th Hussars, having recently visited Downing Street for lunch alone with the Churchills.The diaries have an enormous scope covering time in Palestine and Egypt before he joins the Eighth Army, describing the retreat back to El Alamein, the battle and its aftermath. He ends the campaign commanding his regiment. He often graphically details the physical realities of war: the appalling conditions in the desert, the bombardments of the regiment from the air, the deaths and serious injuries of fellow soldiers. In 1943, he flies down to Rhodesia to see his wife and infant son before returning to Cairo to join Churchill’s regiment, the 4th Hussars. Arriving in Italy in 1944, he recounts the campaign as the Allies push north.The tone of the diaries varies wildly: often witty, sometimes outrageous but also poignant and philosophical. The voice and attitudes are entertainingly dated, but are delivered with warmth, a charming turn of phrase and a keen eye for the absurd.

  • Churchill's Colonel Spar 14%
    - The War Diaries of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Barne
     

    Anthony Barne started his diary in August 1939 as a young, recently married captain in the Royal Dragoons stationed in Palestine. He wrote an entry for every day of the war, often with great difficulty, sometimes when dog-tired or under fire, and sometimes when things looked black and desperate, but more often in sunshine and optimism, ‘surrounded by good fellows who kept one cheerful and helped one through the sad and difficult times’. His diary ends in July 1945, by which time he was commanding officer of the 4th Hussars, having recently visited Downing Street for lunch alone with the Churchills.The diaries have an enormous scope covering time in Palestine and Egypt before he joins the Eighth Army, describing the retreat back to El Alamein, the battle and its aftermath. He ends the campaign commanding his regiment. He often graphically details the physical realities of war: the appalling conditions in the desert, the bombardments of the regiment from the air, the deaths and serious injuries of fellow soldiers. In 1943, he flies down to Rhodesia to see his wife and infant son before returning to Cairo to join Churchill’s regiment, the 4th Hussars. Arriving in Italy in 1944, he recounts the campaign as the Allies push north.The tone of the diaries varies wildly: often witty, sometimes outrageous but also poignant and philosophical. The voice and attitudes are entertainingly dated, but are delivered with warmth, a charming turn of phrase and a keen eye for the absurd.

  • Gurkha Odyssey af Duffell Peter Duffell Spar 15%
    - Campaigning for the Crown
    af Duffell Peter Duffell

    It is 1814 and the Bengal Army of the Honourable East India Company is at war with a marauding Nepal. It is here that the British first encounter the martial spirit of their indomitable foe – the Gurkha hill men from that mountainous independent land. Impressed by their fighting qualities and with the end of hostilities in sight the Company begins to recruit them into their own ranks. Since then these light hearted and gallant soldiers have successfully campaigned wherever the British Army has served – from the North West Frontier of India through two World Wars to the contemporary battlefields of the Falklands islands and Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, with well over one hundred battle honors to their name and at a cost of 20,000 casualties.In this talk General Duffell separates fact and myth and recounts something of the history, character and spirit of these loyal and dedicated soldiers seen through the prism of his own service and campaigning as a regular officer in the 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles, as the Brigade of Gurkhas Major General and as Regimental Colonel of the Royal Gurkha Rifles.

  • Gurkha Odyssey af Duffell Peter Duffell Spar 15%
    - Campaigning for the Crown
    af Duffell Peter Duffell

    It is 1814 and the Bengal Army of the Honourable East India Company is at war with a marauding Nepal. It is here that the British first encounter the martial spirit of their indomitable foe – the Gurkha hill men from that mountainous independent land. Impressed by their fighting qualities and with the end of hostilities in sight the Company begins to recruit them into their own ranks. Since then these light hearted and gallant soldiers have successfully campaigned wherever the British Army has served – from the North West Frontier of India through two World Wars to the contemporary battlefields of the Falklands islands and Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, with well over one hundred battle honors to their name and at a cost of 20,000 casualties.In this talk General Duffell separates fact and myth and recounts something of the history, character and spirit of these loyal and dedicated soldiers seen through the prism of his own service and campaigning as a regular officer in the 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles, as the Brigade of Gurkhas Major General and as Regimental Colonel of the Royal Gurkha Rifles.

  • RAF College, Cranwell: A Centenary Celebration af Annett Roger Annett Spar 14%
    - We Seek the Highest
    af Annett Roger Annett

    "We Seek the Highest" has been the motto of the thousands of Officer Cadets who, over ten decades, have passed through the rigorous training regime at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, Lincolnshire. The words embody the College ethos: to strive to reach the tough standards demanded by the RAF, in the air and on the ground.This book tells the 100-year story from the point of view of the Officer Cadets themselves. The College was founded in 1919 – some eighteen months after the birth of the RAF itself – with the aim of providing a cadre of disciplined, highly trained officers, ready to lead the service through the uncertain postwar and post-Empire times to come. Since then, it has responded continuously to the UK’s political, economic and military requirements.The RAF Officer Cadets’ world has thus been one of change. The author documents these changes from 1919 to today, overlaying the historical and social scene with the candidly related airborne and ground-based exploits of three-score ex-cadets.The core narrative is based on the three years at Cranwell of 81 Entry of Flight Cadets, who graduated in July 1962 with thirty-seven jet pilots and eight navigators, having launched a curriculum-changing experiment in degree-level studies.With a Foreword from an Air Chief Marshal former cadet, 130 illustrations, and a full index, the whole offers a cadets’ tribute to a world-famous military academy on its centenary.

  • RAF College, Cranwell: A Centenary Celebration af Annett Roger Annett Spar 14%
    - We Seek the Highest
    af Annett Roger Annett

    "We Seek the Highest" has been the motto of the thousands of Officer Cadets who, over ten decades, have passed through the rigorous training regime at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, Lincolnshire. The words embody the College ethos: to strive to reach the tough standards demanded by the RAF, in the air and on the ground.This book tells the 100-year story from the point of view of the Officer Cadets themselves. The College was founded in 1919 – some eighteen months after the birth of the RAF itself – with the aim of providing a cadre of disciplined, highly trained officers, ready to lead the service through the uncertain postwar and post-Empire times to come. Since then, it has responded continuously to the UK’s political, economic and military requirements.The RAF Officer Cadets’ world has thus been one of change. The author documents these changes from 1919 to today, overlaying the historical and social scene with the candidly related airborne and ground-based exploits of three-score ex-cadets.The core narrative is based on the three years at Cranwell of 81 Entry of Flight Cadets, who graduated in July 1962 with thirty-seven jet pilots and eight navigators, having launched a curriculum-changing experiment in degree-level studies.With a Foreword from an Air Chief Marshal former cadet, 130 illustrations, and a full index, the whole offers a cadets’ tribute to a world-famous military academy on its centenary.

  • Official U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual af Department of the Army
    af Department of the Army

    Tactics is the art and science of employing all available means to win battles and engagements. Specifically, it comprises the actions taken by a commander to arrange units and activities in relation to each other and the enemy. Filled with diagrams of attack plans, defensive strategies, and troop movements, U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual is the playbook the U.S. Army uses to employ available means to win in combat. This book provides combat-tested concepts and ideas modified to exploit emerging Army and joint capabilities. This book focuses on the organization of forces, minimum essential control measures, and general planning, preparation, and execution considerations for each type and form of combat operation. It is the common reference for all students of the tactical art, both in the field and the Army school system. The Art of Tactics * Common Tactical Concepts and Graphic Control Measures * The Basics of Offense * Movement to Contact * Attack * Exploitation * Pursuit * Basics of Defensive Operations * The Area of Defense * The Mobile Defense * The Retrograde * Security Operations * Reconnaissance Operations * Troop Movement * Relief in Place * Passage of Lines.

  • Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century af Neville Leigh Neville Spar 14%
    - Guns of the World's Armies
    af Neville Leigh Neville

    Soldiers in today's modern armies have access to ever more advanced infantry weapons; lighter, more compact and more accurate than anything seen in the last century. These include combat pistols, personal assault rifles, sub-machine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, light machine guns and squad automatic weapons.Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century features all these weapons and more in exhaustive detail. The author draws on the operational combat experience of the users in war zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine. As well as assessing and comparing the potency of different nations weapon systems , the book looks to the future demands of the infantry man.As in the case of the author's previous work Guns of Special Forces 2001-2015, the result is an affordable, comprehensive and authoritative study of modern infantry weapons.

  • Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century af Neville Leigh Neville Spar 14%
    - Guns of the World's Armies
    af Neville Leigh Neville

    Soldiers in today's modern armies have access to ever more advanced infantry weapons; lighter, more compact and more accurate than anything seen in the last century. These include combat pistols, personal assault rifles, sub-machine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, light machine guns and squad automatic weapons.Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century features all these weapons and more in exhaustive detail. The author draws on the operational combat experience of the users in war zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine. As well as assessing and comparing the potency of different nations weapon systems , the book looks to the future demands of the infantry man.As in the case of the author's previous work Guns of Special Forces 2001-2015, the result is an affordable, comprehensive and authoritative study of modern infantry weapons.

  • German Military Vehicles in the Spanish Civil War af Mata Jose Maria Mata Spar 14%
    - A Comprehensive Study of the Deployment of German Military Vehicles on the Eve of WW2
    af Mata Jose Maria Mata, Molina Lucas Molina & Manrique Jose Maria Manrique

    A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the combat and logistics vehicles which formed part of the German contingent that fought in the Spanish Civil War alongside the rebels.The Panzer I, which so surprised the world in the Polish campaign and initially equipped the German Panzerdivisionen, was first seen in the Spanish Civil War, together with a wide range of war materiel such as antitank guns, flamethrowers, and so on.This book looks at a wide range of vehicles: from the humblest motorcycle to the Horch staff car; from Opel ‘Blitz’, MAN Diesel, Mercedes, and Krupp trucks to the enormous Vomag 3LR 443 truck; not forgetting all the different types of military ambulances seen in Spain during the war years.Never has such a comprehensive, painstaking and graphical study been made of vehicles used by the German contingent in the Spanish Civil War. The book contains over 500 top quality images, most of them previously unpublished, with each model that served in Spain perfectly identified.

  • German Military Vehicles in the Spanish Civil War af Mata Jose Maria Mata Spar 14%
    - A Comprehensive Study of the Deployment of German Military Vehicles on the Eve of WW2
    af Mata Jose Maria Mata, Molina Lucas Molina & Manrique Jose Maria Manrique

    A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the combat and logistics vehicles which formed part of the German contingent that fought in the Spanish Civil War alongside the rebels.The Panzer I, which so surprised the world in the Polish campaign and initially equipped the German Panzerdivisionen, was first seen in the Spanish Civil War, together with a wide range of war materiel such as antitank guns, flamethrowers, and so on.This book looks at a wide range of vehicles: from the humblest motorcycle to the Horch staff car; from Opel ‘Blitz’, MAN Diesel, Mercedes, and Krupp trucks to the enormous Vomag 3LR 443 truck; not forgetting all the different types of military ambulances seen in Spain during the war years.Never has such a comprehensive, painstaking and graphical study been made of vehicles used by the German contingent in the Spanish Civil War. The book contains over 500 top quality images, most of them previously unpublished, with each model that served in Spain perfectly identified.

  • Schweinfurt Regensburg 1943 af Michel III Marshall Michel III
    - Eighth Air Force s costly early daylight battles
    af Michel III Marshall Michel III

    In 1943, the USAAF and RAF launched the Combined Bomber Offensive, designed to systematically destroy the industries that the German war machine relied on. At the top of the hit list were aircraft factories and plants making ball-bearings a component thought to be a critical vulnerability. Schweinfurt in southern Germany was home to much of the ball-bearing industry and, together with the Messerschmitt factory in Regensburg, which built Bf 109 fighters, it was targeted in a huge and innovative strike.Precision required that the targets were hit in daylight, but the raid was beyond the range of any existing escort fighter, so the B-17s would go in unprotected. The solution was to hit the two targets in a coordinated 'double-strike', with the Regensburg strike hitting first, drawing off the defending Luftwaffe fighters, and leaving the way clear for the Schweinfurt bombers. The Regensburg force would carry on over the Alps to North Africa, the first example of US 'shuttle bombing'.Although the attack on Regensburg was successful, the damage to Schweinfurt only temporarily stalled production, and the Eighth Air Force had suffered heavy losses. It would take a sustained campaign, not just a single raid, to cripple the Schweinfurt works. However, when a follow-up raid was finally launched two months later, the losses sustained were even greater. This title explains how the USAAF launched its daylight bombing campaign in 1943, the technology and tactics available for the Schweinfurt-Regensburg missions, and how these costly failures forced a change of tack.

  • Schweinfurt Regensburg 1943 af Michel III Marshall Michel III
    - Eighth Air Force s costly early daylight battles
    af Michel III Marshall Michel III

    In 1943, the USAAF and RAF launched the Combined Bomber Offensive, designed to systematically destroy the industries that the German war machine relied on. At the top of the hit list were aircraft factories and plants making ball-bearings a component thought to be a critical vulnerability. Schweinfurt in southern Germany was home to much of the ball-bearing industry and, together with the Messerschmitt factory in Regensburg, which built Bf 109 fighters, it was targeted in a huge and innovative strike.Precision required that the targets were hit in daylight, but the raid was beyond the range of any existing escort fighter, so the B-17s would go in unprotected. The solution was to hit the two targets in a coordinated 'double-strike', with the Regensburg strike hitting first, drawing off the defending Luftwaffe fighters, and leaving the way clear for the Schweinfurt bombers. The Regensburg force would carry on over the Alps to North Africa, the first example of US 'shuttle bombing'.Although the attack on Regensburg was successful, the damage to Schweinfurt only temporarily stalled production, and the Eighth Air Force had suffered heavy losses. It would take a sustained campaign, not just a single raid, to cripple the Schweinfurt works. However, when a follow-up raid was finally launched two months later, the losses sustained were even greater. This title explains how the USAAF launched its daylight bombing campaign in 1943, the technology and tactics available for the Schweinfurt-Regensburg missions, and how these costly failures forced a change of tack.

  • Indian Nuclear Strategy af Sanjay Badri-Maharaj
    - Confronting the Potential Threat from both China and Pakistan
    af Sanjay Badri-Maharaj

    This book examines India's nuclear strategy as it confronts the potential threat from both China and Pakistan. The potential threats - traditional as well as non-traditional CBRN threats - will be examined as will India's approach to dealing with them. India's nuclear arsenal, its dual purpose civil-military space program and its nascent BMD capability will be explored with a view to informing the reader as to the steps taken by India to confront its nuclear challenges.Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

  • Indian Nuclear Strategy af Sanjay Badri-Maharaj
    - Confronting the Potential Threat from both China and Pakistan
    af Sanjay Badri-Maharaj

    This book examines India's nuclear strategy as it confronts the potential threat from both China and Pakistan. The potential threats - traditional as well as non-traditional CBRN threats - will be examined as will India's approach to dealing with them. India's nuclear arsenal, its dual purpose civil-military space program and its nascent BMD capability will be explored with a view to informing the reader as to the steps taken by India to confront its nuclear challenges.Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

  • Constructing the Cyberterrorist af Gareth Mott
    - Critical Reflections on the UK Case
    af Gareth Mott

    This book maps and analyses the official British construction of the threat of cyberterrorism.By using interpretive discourse analysis, this book identifies 'strands' from a corpus of policy documents, statements, and speeches from UK Ministers, MPs, and Peers between 12 May 2010 and 24 June 2016. The book examines how the threat of cyberterrorism was constructed in the UK, and what this securitisation has made possible. The author makes novel contributions to the Copenhagen School's 'securitisation theory' framework by outlining a 'tiered' rather than monolithic audience system; refining the 'temporal' and 'spatial' conditioning of a securitisation with reference to the distinctive characteristics of cyberterrorism; and, lastly, by detailing the way in which popular fiction can be ascribed agency to 'fill in' an absence of 'cyberterrorism' case studies. He also argues that the UK government's classification of cyberterrorism as a 'Tier One' threat created a central strand upon which a discursive securitisation was established.This book will be of interest to students of Critical Security Studies, terrorism studies, UK politics, and international relations.

  • Constructing the Cyberterrorist af Gareth Mott
    - Critical Reflections on the UK Case
    af Gareth Mott

    This book maps and analyses the official British construction of the threat of cyberterrorism.By using interpretive discourse analysis, this book identifies 'strands' from a corpus of policy documents, statements, and speeches from UK Ministers, MPs, and Peers between 12 May 2010 and 24 June 2016. The book examines how the threat of cyberterrorism was constructed in the UK, and what this securitisation has made possible. The author makes novel contributions to the Copenhagen School's 'securitisation theory' framework by outlining a 'tiered' rather than monolithic audience system; refining the 'temporal' and 'spatial' conditioning of a securitisation with reference to the distinctive characteristics of cyberterrorism; and, lastly, by detailing the way in which popular fiction can be ascribed agency to 'fill in' an absence of 'cyberterrorism' case studies. He also argues that the UK government's classification of cyberterrorism as a 'Tier One' threat created a central strand upon which a discursive securitisation was established.This book will be of interest to students of Critical Security Studies, terrorism studies, UK politics, and international relations.

  • Tigers in the Mud af Otto Carius
    - The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius
    af Otto Carius

    WWII began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer. No German tank better represents that thundering power than the infamous Tiger, and Otto Carius was one of the most successful commanders to ever take a Tiger into battle, destroying well over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career.

  • Economics of the Global Defence Industry
     

    This book makes an original contribution to our knowledge of the world's major defence industries. Experts from a wide range of different countries - from the major economies of North America and Western Europe to developing economies and some unique cases such as China, India, Singapore, South Africa and North Korea - describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the defence industry in that country.Each chapter opens with statistics on a key nation's defence spending, its spending on defence R&D and on procurement over the period 1980 to 2017, allowing for an analysis of industry changes following the end of the Cold War. After the facts of each industry, the authors describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the industry. The analysis of 'structure' includes discussions of entry conditions, domestic monopoly/oligopoly structures and opportunities for competition. The section on 'conduct' analyses price/non-price competition, including private and state funded R&D, and 'performance' incorporates profitability, imports and exports together with spin-offs and technical progress. The conclusion explores the future prospects for each nation's defence industry. Do defence industries have a future? What might the future defence firm and industry look like in 50 years' time?This volume is a vital resource and reference for anyone interested in defence economics, industrial economics, international relations, strategic studies and public procurement.

  • Economics of the Global Defence Industry
     

    This book makes an original contribution to our knowledge of the world's major defence industries. Experts from a wide range of different countries - from the major economies of North America and Western Europe to developing economies and some unique cases such as China, India, Singapore, South Africa and North Korea - describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the defence industry in that country.Each chapter opens with statistics on a key nation's defence spending, its spending on defence R&D and on procurement over the period 1980 to 2017, allowing for an analysis of industry changes following the end of the Cold War. After the facts of each industry, the authors describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the industry. The analysis of 'structure' includes discussions of entry conditions, domestic monopoly/oligopoly structures and opportunities for competition. The section on 'conduct' analyses price/non-price competition, including private and state funded R&D, and 'performance' incorporates profitability, imports and exports together with spin-offs and technical progress. The conclusion explores the future prospects for each nation's defence industry. Do defence industries have a future? What might the future defence firm and industry look like in 50 years' time?This volume is a vital resource and reference for anyone interested in defence economics, industrial economics, international relations, strategic studies and public procurement.

  • Danmarks Oldtid af Klaus Ebbesen Spar 18%
    - Arkæologiske essays
    af Klaus Ebbesen

    Bogen giver en oversigt over menneskers levevilkår samt kultur- og samfundsudviklingen fra de første danskere tog landet i besiddelse under istiden og helt frem til middelalderen. Der er tale om selvstændige essays, som tilsammen belyser denne 12.000-årige kulturhistorie.Bogen består af 55 kapitler: 1. Hvorfor arkæologi? – 2. De første mennesker. – 3. Istidens Danmark. – 4. Billingen-katastrofen. – 5. De ældste danskere. – 6. Undersøisk stenalder. – 7. Danske kannibaler. – 8. Forsøg med stenalderen. – 9. Grisefest i stenalderen. – 10. Franske forbindelser? – 11. Elmefaldet gjorde danskerne til bønder. – 12. Urkommunismens fald. – 13. Den ældste metalteknologi. – 14. Da Saltholm var ny. – 15. Hvad stendysserne fortæller. – 16. De døde sjæles landsby. – 17. Hver familie sin egen jættestue. – 18. De skabte den jyske hede. – 19. Old-europæisk snak. – 20. Stenalderfolk opførte sig som indianere. – 21. Spis og drik som pigen fra Egtved. – 22. Hvem er højfolket? – 23. De første nydanskere. – 24. Musik fra bronzealderen. – 25. Moseguder og gudinder. – 26. Danske guldsmede kunne godt. – 27. Rigdomscentre i yngre bronzealder. – 28. Jernteknologiens lange vej hertil. – 29. Dagligliv i jernalderen. – 30. Historien om Tollundmandens storetå. – 31. Var der penge i Gundestrupkarret? – 32. Slaget ved Hjortspring. – 33. Romere i Danmark? – 34. Hobybægrene – berømte serieprodukter. – 35. Østjyder mod vestjyder. – 36. Da klinger i muld det gamle guld. – 37. De satte skræk i Europas folk. – 38. De sang også ”Nibelungenlied” i jernalderen. – 39. Kongsgård med lugt af komøg. – 40. Hvem var guldgubberne? – 41. Da danskerne kom til penge. – 42. Den nordiske mytologi. – 43. Rolf Krake – en del af kulturarven. – 44. I skib til Valhal. – 45. Hvad koster et vikingeskib? – 46. Togt i vikingetiden. – 47. De samlede Danmark. – 48. Gådefulde Jelling. – 49. Vikingernes borge sat på plads. – 50. – og gjorde danerne kristne. – 51. Hvem byggede kirkerne? – 52. Venderne – de blev så integrerede, at de forsvandt. – 53. Det var ikke Absalon. – 54. Arkæologi til søs. – 55. Sprogø i fuld fart.Bogen er skrevet af den kendte arkæolog, dr. phil. Klaus Ebbesen. Han er den bedste kender af Danmarks oldtid. Klaus Ebbesen har en meget stor videnskabelig produktion. Hertil kommer flere skolebøger og mange populærvidenskabelige bøger. Klaus Ebbesen er også en meget benyttet foredragsholder om vores fortid overalt i landet.Her kommer en beskrivelse af bogen

  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk V af Listemann Phil H. Listemann Spar 13%
    - - The Norwegians -
    af Listemann Phil H. Listemann

    Paradoxically, the Mk.V, which ended up being the most numerous variant of the famous fighter built, was not even an intended development of the design. Indeed, it was only considered because of the abandonment of the Spitfire Mk.III. As the Luftwaffe was continually improving its formidable Messerschmitt Bf 109, the latest version of which, the Bf 109F, clearly outclassed the Spitfire Mk.II, the British had no other option but to rapidly find a successor to the latter. At this time, at the end of 1940, the British did not know what the Germans' were planning and expected them to carry on undertaking daylight raids upon the return of nicer weather. The RAF, therefore, wanted to be ready to counter the new German fighter developments. A solution was soon found by mounting a Merlin 45 (former Merlin III), a simplified version of the Merlin XX, on a slightly strengthened Spitfire Mk.I or Mk.II airframe. Several Spitfires were thus modified, with either a Merlin 45 or Merlin 46, during the first weeks of 1941. The resulting feedback was good and the Air Ministry requested that Supermarine modify, as early as possible, Spitfires already on the assembly lines so they could be put into service as rapidly as possible. This is how the Spitfire Mk.V came to be. In 1941, the Spitfire Mk V progressively became the backbone of the Fighter Command and among the squadrons that switched onto the Spitfire Mk V, there were the two Norwegian fighter squadrons, Nos. 331 and 332. The operational usage of the Spitfire Mk V by those two squadrons is here described in 40 pages, 35 photos and illustrated with eight colour profiles.

  • Brewster Buffalo af Listemann Phil H. Listemann
    af Listemann Phil H. Listemann

    The Brewster Buffalo was born as the Brewster F2A for the United States Navy. It was the first monoplane fighter to be introduced into USN service. At the end of the thirties, with war approaching, many European countries were seeking new equipment, particularly modern fighters, and the Brewster looked promising and when war was declared in September 1939, requirements were drastically accelerated and the UK was among the first to place an order. For the British, the Buffalo was not an obvious option as they were already producing two excellent fighters, the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire, that were far superior to the American design. The Brewster fighter was initially rejected by the British Purchase Commission for this reason. However, the Air Ministry soon realised that production of both Hurricanes and Spitfires would not be enough to meet the RAF’s increasing demands and the acquisition of foreign fighters was therefore seriously considered. By the end of 1939, all American manufacturers were overloaded and delivery delays repeatedly extended. Large orders could only be placed with the manufacturers not yet overloaded. The Brewster Corporation was one such manufacturer. Therefore, the Brewster 339 was the only suitable option and appeared to be a good alternative that left Hurricanes or Spitfires to theatres where the RAF was already engaged, like the Far East. When Japan invaded Malaya and Burma in December 1941, the Buffalo was the backbone of the RAF fighter force in the Far East. They faced to very experienced Japanese fighter pilots who gave no chance to the young pilots freshly graduated from advanced training schools. The sacrifice of those young Commonwealth pilots, most coming from Australia and NZ would be in vain Burma and Singapore would be lost. About seventy photos and six colour profiles.

  • Souvenirs de la maison des morts af Fiodor Dostoievsky
    af Fiodor Dostoievsky

    "C'était surtout en hiver qu'on nous enfermait de bonne heure; il fallait attendre quatre heures au moins avant que tout le monde fût endormi, aussi était-ce un tumulte, un vacarme de rires, de jurons, de chaînes qui sonnaient, une vapeur infecte, une fumée épaisse, un brouhaha de têtes rasées, de fronts stigmatisés, d'habits en lambeaux, tout cela encanaillé, dégoûtant; oui, l'homme est un animal vivace! on pourrait le définir: un être qui s'habitue à tout, et ce serait peut-être là la meilleure définition qu'on en ait donnée."Souvenirs de la maison des morts (1862) est un roman concentrationnaire de Fiodor Dostoïevski, se déroulant dans un goulag en Sibérie. Ce fut le premier récit publié à ce sujet et sinspire des quatre années de travail forcé que Dostoïevski lui-même a passé dans un bagne à Omsk. Ce récit se centre sur Alexandre, un gentleman envoyé au goulag, qui peine à s’acclimater à son nouvel environnement. Ses camarades de prison, issus d’une autre classe sociale, s’en prennent à lui et le révulsent, mais avec le temps, les choses changent, et lui aussi.Fiodor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski(1821-1881) est un écrivain russe. Il est considéré comme étant l'un des plus grands romanciers russes, et a inspiré entre autres Friedrich Nietzsche et Jean-Paul Sartre. Dostoïevski passa quatre ans de sa vie dans un goulag en Sibérie pour ses activités révolutionnaires, convictions qui ont imprégnés tant sa vie que son œuvre. Il est surtout connu pour ses romans "Crimes et Châtiment" (1866), "L’Idiot" (1869) et "Les Frères Karamazov" (1880). Il écrivit en tout neuf romans et de nombreuses nouvelles. Ses livres ont été traduits dans plus de 170 langues.

  • Den yderste grænse af Mikkel Kirkebæk
    af Mikkel Kirkebæk

    For første gang kortlægges én af de mest kontroversielle - og i dag mindst kendte - affærer i dansk politik i mellemkrigstiden: Udsendelsen af et privatfinansieret militærkorps til kamp mod bolsjevismen i Sovjet i 1919. Dansk Baltisk Auxiliær Corps bestod af lejesoldater og ideologisk motiverede frivillige, som trodsede den officielle neutralitetspolitik og drog i krig med regeringens hemmelige accept. Kampene var uhørt brutale og for mange af de frivillige blev deltagelsen i de baltiske uafhængighedskrige starten på en ny militant aktivisme efter hjemkomsten. Striden om den yderste grænse kom derfor ikke kun til at påvirke de frivillige, men også det danske samfund i tiden op mod og under Anden Verdenskrig.Historiker Mikkel Kirkebæk, tidligere modtager af Weekendavisen Litteraturpris, skildrer i dette illustrerede tobindsværk den danske indsats i Baltikum politisk, militært  og sociologisk. Bogen er et resultat af flere års arkivstudier i ind- og udland og baserer sig på et omfattende og hidtil ukendt kildemateriale. Særligt gennem de mange breve og dagbogsnotater kommer vi helt tæt på de frivillige. Et glemt kapitel af vores historie, der ikke alene prægede samtid og efterkrigstid, men også trækker tråde til dansk sikkerhedspolitik i Østersøregionen i dag. 

  • United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2015: Part II af United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
    af United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

    The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, volume 40 (Part II): 2015, with a foreword by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, summarizes developments and trends in 2015 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels; reviews the activity of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission; and contains a handy timeline of highlights of multilateral disarmament in 2015.

  • UNODA Occasional Papers No.29 af United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
    - Bringing Democracy to Disarmament - A Historical Perspective on the Special Sessions of the General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament, October 2016
    af United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

    The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Occasional Papers is a series of ad hoc publications presenting, in edited form, papers or statements made at meetings, symposiums, seminars, workshops or lectures that deal with topical issues in the field of arms limitation, disarmament and international security. They are intended primarily for those concerned with these matters in Government, civil society and in the academic community. This paper provides historical background on the special sessions of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (1978, 1982 and 1988) and discusses efforts to convene a fourth special session. The Assembly has used these sessions to enable Member States to participate in the process of developing or strengthening global norms in disarmament. Complementing work done elsewhere in the multilateral disarmament machinery, the sessions enable consideration of how the various parts of the disarmament puzzle fit together in a coherent whole.

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