Genrer
Pris
DKK
Formater
  • 999+
  • 999+
  • 819
  • 491
  • 73
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
Sprog
  • 109
  • 999+
  • 14
  • 11
  • 1
  • 1
  • 7
  • 3
  • 1

Krigsførelse og forsvar

  • Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War af Bezci Egemen Bezci
    - The Turkish Secret Service, the US and the UK
    af Bezci Egemen Bezci

    Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War examines the hitherto unexplored history of secret intelligence cooperation between three asymmetric partners specifically the UK, US and Turkey from the end of the Second World War until the Turkey's first military coup d' tat on 27 May 1960. The book shows that our understanding of the Cold War as a binary rivalry between the two blocs is too simple an approach and obscures important characteristics of intelligence cooperation among allies. Egemen Bezci shows that a pragmatic approach offers states new opportunities to protect national interests, by conducting ''intelligence diplomacy' to influence crucial areas such as nuclear weapons and to exploit cooperation in support of their own strategic imperatives. This study not only reveals previously-unexplored origins of secret intelligence cooperation between Turkey and West, but also contributes to wider academic debates on the nature of the Cold War by highlighting the potential agency of weaker states in the Western Alliance.

  • Franco and the Condor Legion af Alpert Michael Alpert
    - The Spanish Civil War in the Air
    af Alpert Michael Alpert

    The Spanish Civil War was fought on land and at sea but also in an age of great interest in air warfare and the rapid development of warplanes. The war in Spain came a turning point in the development of military aircraft and was the arena in which new techniques of air war were rehearsed including high-speed dogfights, attacks on ships, bombing of civilian areas and tactical air-ground cooperation. At the heart of the air war were the Condor Legion, a unit composed of military personnel from Hitler's Germany who fought for Franco's Nationalists in Spain. In this book, Michael Alpert provides the first study in English of the Spanish Civil War in the air. He describes and analyses the intervention of German, Italian and Soviet aircraft in the Spanish conflict, as well as the supply of aircraft in general and the role of volunteer and mercenary airmen. His book provides new perspectives on the air war in Spain, the precedents set for World War II and the possible lessons learnt.

  • Social Science and National Security Policy af Janeen M. Klinger
    - Deterrence, Coercion, and Modernization Theories
    af Janeen M. Klinger

    This book examines how deterrence, coercion and modernization theory has informed U.S. policy, addressing why former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's famous description of the Vietnam War as the "e;social scientist's war"e; is so accurate. By tracing the evolution of ties between social scientists and the government beginning in World War I and continuing through the Second World War and the early Cold War, the narrative highlights the role of institutions like the RAND Corporation, the Social Science Research Council and MIT's Center for International Studies that facilitate these ties while providing a home for the development of theory. The author compares and contrasts the ideas of Bernard Brodie, Herman Kahn, Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Schelling, Gabriel Almond, Lucian Pye and Walt Rostow, among others, and offers a cautionary tale concerning the difficulties and problems encountered when applying social science theory to national security policy.

  • Regulating US Private Security Contractors af Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
    af Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito

    This book explores different aspects of the regulation of private security contractors working for governments. The author specifically examines the US, identifying the obstacles that have hindered US regulatory outcomes. Theoretical discussions, supported by conceptual analysis of Bourdieu's Theory of Practice, are applied to analysis based on interviews with current and former employees of key stakeholders. By analyzing the political, bureaucratic, and organizational obstacles to the implementation of consistent and enforceable regulations, Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito points to creative possibilities for future use of her conceptual framework. 

  • Hindseeing af Bertram Clive Beardsley Spar 15%
    - A Life in the World
    af Bertram Clive Beardsley

    There are not many people alive who can testify to the remarkable twentieth century. Bertram Clive Beardsley, age ninety-one, can-from firsthand experience.Born in 1924, Kansas City, Beardsley grew up during the depression, served in World War II and Korea, earned a master's degree on the GI Bill, and worked in countries where Cold War hostilities bubbled under the surface. He married a woman from Belize and raised two biracial children at a time when such a family turned heads and caused comments.Along the way, Beardsley played baseball and jazz, took his family around the world, and strove to be a man in full.

  • &quote;You're Not Gonna Believe This....&quote; af Charles E. Kaczorowski Spar 15%
    - My Ecclectic Memoir
    af Charles E. Kaczorowski

    How would you like to join me on an unbelievable ride?Let us take a ride on a mystical wooden kiddie roller coaster as we travel thru my dash (you know, that line that separates, the date you were born and the date that says you, died) to, re-live my experiences, when I went knocking on Heavens door, starting at the early age of five years old, having to survive my first automobile accident. At sixteen, I drowned but was miraculously saved. Four years later I was in Vietnam, then had two major automobile accidents one before I was there in the WTC on the 93 bombing, then another before I was there on 9/11. After ten months at Ground Zero, I ended up with nineteen health ailments, one being bladder cancer.This will probably have you feel like youve been pushed back into that seat youre in and have you look to see if youre safely secured, as we go about feeling the remainder of those climbs, drops, curves and hoops with me. While were still on this journey, I will tell you about some of these most amazing surprising coincidences that had occurred to me (ones that I could never imagine, happening) and all because of this sudden change in me, that came about, hours later on September 11, 2001.Why, and more than, anything why me?

  • Is It Routine? af John S. Ortmann Spar 15%
    - Lessons Learned During Thirty-Four Years in Law Enforcement
    af John S. Ortmann

    John Stanley Ortmann was having a routine day when he got the call: A mountain lion that had killed a sheep had possibly been shot and was hiding out in a brushy area near a busy road.Armed with catch poles, a syringe with a euthanasia drug, and carrying a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol, he located the mountain lion but had to crawl into the brush to catch him.Thats when the mountain lion surged into an opening in the brush, forcing Ortmann to his back. He had just enough time to draw his pistol and fire two shots. The mountain lion landed on top of himdead.Ortmann shares that story and many more in this memoir highlighting his adventures and challenges with the Army Military Police, as a city policeman and detective, and as a game warden.From the early 1960s well into the twenty-first century, he describes the training he received as well as the evolution of law enforcement equipment. He also makes the case that no matter how routine a situation may seem, it can turn out differentlyand you always have to be on your guard.

  • Navies and Maritime Policies in the South Atlantic
     

    This edited volume analyzes national security issues with maritime implications, and, specifically, naval projects and postures of main South Atlantic countries: Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, and South Africa. Additionally, it provides comprehensive and multi-level analysis of the interplay among national interests in the processes of demarcation of limits of the continental shelf and contention among Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and the United Kingdom in the Southern Atlantic and the Antarctica. This book will interest scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, regional studies, foreign and defense policy, and maritime security.

  • Revisiting the Memories of Yesterday af George E. Saurman Spar 15%
    - Looking Back
    af George E. Saurman

    George E. Saurman looks back at a life filled with adventure, beginning with his birth in Houston in 1926 and through his twilight years at a Pennsylvania retirement community. Within a year of being born, his family moved to Baltimore before finding a permanent home in Pennsylvania, but it wasnt long before they were immersed in the Great Depression. With Saurmans father out of work, his mother supported the family as a hairdresser. Saurman recalls being mentored by his grandfather, who taught the importance of living life according to the Ten Commandments and the Book of Proverbs. He also shares what it was like growing up as a boy in the 1930s and early 1940s. With the arrival of World War II, he joined the Army and eventually went to basic infantry training. He served in the infantry for the duration of the war. Hed have the great fortune to meet his future wife, Mary Elizabeth Ewen, at Ursinus College. They enjoyed a sixty-two year marriage and raised a wonderful family, and she supported him throughout his career as a businessman, borough councilman, as mayor of Ambler, and during his fourteen years as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

  • Bloody Day af Dan Harvey
    - The Irish at Waterloo
    af Dan Harvey

    Within the grand narrative of the Battle of Waterloo - one that marks the end of Napoleon's career as conqueror and the beginning of an extended peace in western Europe - little is known of the formidable efforts made by the Irish who supplemented the strength of the British Army and, in no small measure, directed the outcome of this vital moment in the history of the world.Through empirical research, Dan Harvey has delivered a book that reveals the manoeuvres that the Irish mounted against the French and the courage that they displayed at so many points within the confrontation. Harvey examines attacks from the French infantry, cavalry and Imperial Guard, revealing how Irish soldiers bore the brunt of Napoleon's frontal assault; they suffered many casualties but were also witness to countless feats of valour. A Bloody Day brings the actions of the Irish at Waterloo into focus, unravelling the true import of their deeds on Sunday, 18 June 1815.

  • Constructions of Victimhood af David Clarke
    - Remembering the Victims of State Socialism in Germany
    af David Clarke

    The post-war Federal Republic of Germany faced the task of addressing the plight of the victims of state socialism under the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany and in the German Democratic Republic, many of whom fled to the west. These victims were not passive objects of the West German state's policy, but organized themselves into associations that fought for recognition of their contribution to the fight against communism. After German unification, the task of commemorating and compensating these victims continued under entirely new political circumstances, yet also in the context of global trends in memory politics and transitional justice that give priority to addressing the fate of victims of non-democratic regimes.Constructions of Victimhood: Remembering the Victims of State Socialism in Germany draws on the constructivist systems theory of Niklas Luhmann to analyze the role of victims organizations, the political system, and historians and heritage professionals in the struggle over the memory of suffering under state socialism, from the Cold War to the present day. The book argues that the identity and social role of victims has undergone a process of constant renegotiation in this period, offering an innovative theoretical framework for understanding how restorative measures are formulated to address the situation of victims. As such, it offers not only insights into a neglected aspect of post-war German history, but also contributes to the ongoing academic debate about the role of victims in process of transitional justice and the politics of memory.

  • Into Action af Dan Harvey
    - Irish Peacekeepers Under Fire, 1960-2014
    af Dan Harvey

    Into Action is the story of the Irish Defence Forces' role as international peacekeepers since 1960. While primarily posted to uphold the transition towards peace in overseas conflicts, they have at times inevitably been forced to fight back against often aggressive opposition. Dan Harvey's fascinating and accessible history follows the major military incidents in the peacekeepers' sixty-year campaign, from Niemba, the Siege at Jadotville, and Elizabethville in the Congo to At-Tiri in Lebanon, and Durbol in Syria. These are to name just a few of the military engagements that involved supreme bravery on behalf of the Irish Defence Forces and, at times, ended in terrible tragedy.Dan Harvey's detailed account of the military operations they were involved in reveal the defence forces' effective responses to crisis and conflict; how they stood firm during ethnically-motivated rioting in Gracancia or intervened in the midst of a clash between Chadian government forces and rebel attackers, and how the Irish nation was halted into mourning in November 1960 by news that nine soldiers of the 33rd Irish Battalion had been killed by Baluba warriors near Niemba in the Congo.These are the deeds and tragedies that have come to define Ireland's role in international peacekeeping. Into Action reveals the true story of this role and the immense courage that have underlined its operations from the beginning.

  • Into Action af Dan Harvey
    - Irish Peacekeepers Under Fire, 1960-2014
    af Dan Harvey

    Into Action is the story of the Irish Defence Forces' role as international peacekeepers since 1960. While primarily posted to uphold the transition towards peace in overseas conflicts, they have at times inevitably been forced to fight back against often aggressive opposition. Dan Harvey's fascinating and accessible history follows the major military incidents in the peacekeepers' sixty-year campaign, from Niemba, the Siege at Jadotville, and Elizabethville in the Congo to At-Tiri in Lebanon, and Durbol in Syria. These are to name just a few of the military engagements that involved supreme bravery on behalf of the Irish Defence Forces and, at times, ended in terrible tragedy.Dan Harvey's detailed account of the military operations they were involved in reveal the defence forces' effective responses to crisis and conflict; how they stood firm during ethnically-motivated rioting in Gracancia or intervened in the midst of a clash between Chadian government forces and rebel attackers, and how the Irish nation was halted into mourning in November 1960 by news that nine soldiers of the 33rd Irish Battalion had been killed by Baluba warriors near Niemba in the Congo.These are the deeds and tragedies that have come to define Ireland's role in international peacekeeping. Into Action reveals the true story of this role and the immense courage that have underlined its operations from the beginning.

  • Bloody Day af Dan Harvey
    - The Irish at Waterloo
    af Dan Harvey

    Within the grand narrative of the Battle of Waterloo - one that marks the end of Napoleon's career as conqueror and the beginning of an extended peace in western Europe - little is known of the formidable efforts made by the Irish who supplemented the strength of the British Army and, in no small measure, directed the outcome of this vital moment in the history of the world.Through empirical research, Dan Harvey has delivered a book that reveals the manoeuvres that the Irish mounted against the French and the courage that they displayed at so many points within the confrontation. Harvey examines attacks from the French infantry, cavalry and Imperial Guard, revealing how Irish soldiers bore the brunt of Napoleon's frontal assault; they suffered many casualties but were also witness to countless feats of valour. A Bloody Day brings the actions of the Irish at Waterloo into focus, unravelling the true import of their deeds on Sunday, 18 June 1815.

  • Forgotten Heroes af Edward Lee Smith Lt. Col. Ret. Spar 15%
    - An American Soldier'S Journey from Korea Through the Cold War
    af Edward Lee Smith Lt. Col. Ret.

    When author Edward Lee Smith set out to write about his life as an African American soldier and teacher in America during the tumultuous twentieth century, he had a very personal mission in mind. He needed to confront his demons. Smith and his twin brother, Fred, encountered some of the bloodiest combat in the Korean War as ri emen with the Seventh Infantry Division of the US Army.In Forgotten Heroes, he shares his life storyfrom his birth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; to growing up in North Carolina during the Great Depression under the oppressive Jim Crow laws that pervaded the South; to his relatively happy teen years during World War II; to the bloody combat in Korea during the countero ensive of 1951; to joining the National Guard and working his way up to lieutenant colonel.As an African American of advanced age, Smith shares how he lived through Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, war, the civil rights movement, economic booms and busts, the birth of rock n roll, the free love and drugs of the 1960s, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the womens liberation movement, the tech bubble, and the Great Recession.

  • Maritime Security Challenges in the South Atlantic
     

    This edited volume focuses on the South Atlantic regional and national issues with maritime implications: naval policy, security, transnational organized crime, and Europe's legacy and current influence. The work analyzes the positions in favor and against NATO's extended role in the South Atlantic, the historical and current issues related to the Falklands War, the African national deficits, and initiatives to attend the regional maritime problems. Including contributions from Angolan, Brazilian, Senegalese, and US collaborators, the volume offers eclectic conceptual frameworks, rich historical backgrounds, updated data, original analysis models, and policy recommendations.

  • Poor White Trash No More af Don Neese Spar 15%
    - From Sharecropper to Country Squire
    af Don Neese

    No one would have guessed that Donald Neesewho grew up poor in Alabama in the 1940s and 1950swould become an Air Force pilot, a CIA agent, and a senior executive with Lockheed Martin.But Neese always had a way of surprising folks. No one ever saw him coming, which may be why he made a great spy.He looks back at his adventure-filled life, from growing up with an abusive father and an overly religious mother to trying to live up to his valedictorian brother and then flying missions over the battlegrounds of Vietnam and beyond.Not everything turned out as planned, for instance, there was a painful divorce, but his love of country and family got him through the toughest of times. Hed also discover love again.In Poor White Trash No More, Neese looks back at an incredible life filled with surprising turns. His story will inspire you to keep chasing your dreams even during the darkest of times.

  • Veteran Psychiatry in the US
    - Optimizing Clinical Outcomes
     

    This volume explores the unique psychiatric needs of active and former military personnel and offers clinical pearls for the optimal delivery of care for these individuals. Written by experts in military and veteran psychiatry, this book addresses the most common issues in military and veteran patients, including depression, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, homelessness, and suicidality.  Chapters highlight the characteristics of veterans suffering from each disorder that requires special treatment, making it a valuable resource for both military and civilian clinicians. Veteran Psychiatry in the US is a valuable resource for all mental health clinicians working with or seeking to work with veterans, including psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, residents, and all others.

  • Miracle in the South Pacific af Robert J. Loyd Spar 15%
    - A Sailor'S Story of Survival in World War Ii
    af Robert J. Loyd

    In 1943, Robert Loyd was a sixteen-year-old without a drivers license or a car who had just moved to St. Louis from the countryside. The Uncle Sam Wants You! posters hanging in every public building enticed him to lie about his age and join the fight. After graduating from the program at Farragut Naval Training Station, he was assigned to overhauling the USS Dewey, a destroyer, in Bremerton, Washington. When the Dewey was deemed seaworthy, his group received orders to join the Third Fleet in the Pacific and arrived in Honolulu in October 1943. The next months were spent in and around Ulithi atoll in the Western Caroline Islands, protecting and escorting the fleets carriers, tankers, and cruisers. In December 1944, the Dewey weathered a powerful typhoon, her crew lashed to their bunks or to stanchions, as the ship was tossed by winds and rain and finally righted itself after an eighty-degree roll. After repairs, the ship rejoined the fleet in February 1945 and supported the invasion of Iwo Jima. The Dewey was decommissioned in October 1945, and the author returned to civilian life in May 1946.

  • Report for Duty af Forrest A. Thornton Spar 15%
    - Memoirs & Photos of a World War Ii Veteran
    af Forrest A. Thornton

    A non-commissioned officer in the 107th Ordinance Medium Maintenance Company during World War II, Sgt. Forrest A. Thornton personally experienced four major battles: Northern France (July 1944 to September 1944), Rhineland (September 1944 to March 1945), Ardennes-Alsace (December 1944 to January 1945), and Central Europe (March 1945 to May 1945).In this down-to-earth journal of memoirs and reflections, the homegrown West Virginia native writes candidly of his pre-war romance, enlistment in the United States Army, voyage overseas on the Troup Ship RMS Queen Elizabeth, and wartime ventures. Committed to his vibrant faith, undaunted patriotism, and patiently waiting fianc, Thornton stayed the course through it all, and now engagingly shares his story. His memories and thoughts include: Submarine danger on the North Atlantic Ocean German bombers and the Luftwaffe Pilotless flying bombs Narrow escape near Bonn, Germany Axis Sally - 1942 The atomic bombYour own courage and gratitude will become freshly renewed as you vicariously take this journey with him and Report for Duty!

  • Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles af Tom Cole
    af Tom Cole

    This new book will be an essential reference for modellers and wargamers who build and paint World War II British armoured fighting vehicles. It provides extensive information on different types of vehicles, describing when they were used, by whom and for what purpose. In addition, the many modifications made to vehicles during the war are included, with guidance on how to create these for models. The step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale. This book features models, often with a comparison of models from different manufacturers, for the following: M3 Grant Mk1, including a North African version; Cromwell Mk IV; Royal Marine Centaur; Cavalier Observation Post; Sherman M4A1 and Crab; Crusader III AA Mk 1; Matilda; Morris and Guy Quads; Bedford QLs; Scammell Pioneer Heavy Artillery tractor conversion; Anti-tank guns, e.g. the 'Pheasant', field guns, anti-aircraft guns, etc and, finally, figures which include uniform painting guides. The author has been a keen military modeller for many years and has a particular passion for British & Commonwealth forces of WWII. It is superbly illustrated with 335 colour photographs.

  • No Place to Hide af Bill Sly Spar 15%
    - A Company at Nui Ba Den
    af Bill Sly

    No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den puts into words what few can imagine and even fewer have experiencedthe harrowing and life-altering experience of facing deadly assaults from snipers. The U.S. Armys Alpha Company, deployed in Vietnam in 1969, followed orders sending it toward a mountain, Nui Ba Den. There they encountered North Vietnamese snipers, secure on higher ground, who subjected the company to two days of unremitting attack. In the end, nine members of the company and two of Charlie Company who came to their aid lost their lives. The author, Bill Sly, survived both the battle at Nui Ba Den and the Vietnam War. A college degree in history education and his military duties writing narratives to support awards of the Medal of Honor provided him with the background and expertise to bring to life his first-hand experience with the war and this particular engagement. In the pages of No Place to Hide, he tells the story of this company and its men who served, fought, and died and those who survived to remember and to remind others of the sacrifices of their comrades. No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den honors the men who fought together, remembers the sacrifices of those who died, and preserves the history of the events it depicts.

  • Unconventional Lifetime Journey af Bill Faulhaber Spar 15%
    - My 269 Daily E-Mail Stories
    af Bill Faulhaber

    An Unconventional Lifetime Journey: My 269 Daily E-mail Stories collates and presents hundreds of short stories that provide humorous, touching, memorable, and insightful glimpses into the life of William Faulhaber. Retired after a long career in the sporting goods business, he began to e-mail reminiscences to a list of his friends. Hearing encouragement to keep writing, he wrote about a surprisingly wide array of topics: Americas bicentennial, golf-club shafts, plow horses, vacuum cleaner sales, pontoon boats, bingo, and miracles. To truly appreciate the reach of these stories, one must dive into the collection and explore its vast wealth. Many histories take as their topics the great and cataclysmic events: wars, the rise and fall of nations, discoveries that change the direction of human evolution. If you enjoy history, you may find room on your shelf for a book that takes the time to look at the little comings and goings that make up the life of one person among many who live in the world shaped by those big events. If that is the case, then An Unconventional Lifetime Journey: My 269 Daily E-mail Stories promises to give you that fine-grain detail that brings one mans story to life.

  • Ecology of Violent Extremism
    - Perspectives on Peacebuilding and Human Security
     

    The Ecology of Violent Extremism brings together leading theorists and practitioners to describe an ecological or systems approach to violent extremism. Nothing can be fixed until it is understood. News media keep us alarmed to the close--up devastation of acts of terrorism. This book climbs a ladder to get a better view of the problem. What is beneath and beyond violent extremism? How do we respond to the problem of violent extremism in ways that do not fertilize the root causes that fueled it in the first place? While many books offer one or two hypotheses for preventing terrorism, this book gives readers the tools to look at the problem from many different angles. The book offers a ';map of violent extremism' drawing connections between twenty--five factors that correlate with violent extremism (VE). On a spectrum, counterterrorism seeks to disrupt, detain, and destroy terrorist plans and networks. P/CVE seeks to prevent and counter the belief systems that support violent extremism. Peacebuilding addresses the longer--term factors and root causes driving VE. An ecological approach to VE recognizes that interventions also interact with each other. For example, some approaches to counterterrorism also motivate further recruitment to VE groups and undermine peacebuilding interventions. Readers finish the book recognizing the debates within the very definition of violent extremism, and understanding a broader paradigm for how we understand and respond to violent extremist beliefs and acts of terror.

  • Sea and Shore Stories, and the Nuclear Boogeyman af Ebe Chandler McCabe Jr. Spar 15%
    - Life'S Experiences and Lessons
    af Ebe Chandler McCabe Jr.

    Ebe McCabes book opens during the Great Depression. During World War II, dissatisfaction with urban life caused his father to return to his rural hometown with his young family. From there Ebe fulfilled a dream of his parents by attending the Naval Academy, where he learned the Duty, honor, country maxim. After graduation, he served on a destroyer, two fleet submarines, two nuclear powered fleet ballistic submarines, and the Atlantic Submarine Force Commanders staff. That included deployments to the Mediterranean and to the Western Pacific, and seven Polaris submarine patrols. After his active naval duty, he served in the Navy Reserve. Ebes civilian career began with a nuclear power plant supplier subsidiarys nuclear controls engineering section. That was followed by over twenty years as a federal regulator of civilian nuclear power, including response to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Part Four of his book presents his personal assessment of nuclear war and nuclear power, with a primary basis being his naval and civilian experience and training. Besides his career, Ebes book addresses controversies like the Kent State tragedy, war, marriage, immigration, capitalism vs. socialism, equality, and religion.

  • Town Class Destroyers af John Henshaw
    - A Critical Assessment
    af John Henshaw

    Early in World War II, fifty obsolete US Navy destroyers were transferred to the Royal Navy in return for a 99-year lease on British bases in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Newfoundland. Though they were obsolete and far from ideal, they played a vital role in the Royal Navy's campaign. This is their complete story. Topics covered include the background to the acquisition of the ships, the Battle of the Atlantic; their specification and design, and modifications in RN service; operations and achievements, such as the St Nazaire raid and finally, losses and accidents. This authoritative text is supported by many contemporary photographs and twenty eight detailed plans prepared specially for this book. Superbly illustrated with fifty contemporary black & white photographs and twenty-eight plans specially drawn by the author.

  • Long Blue Walk af Norman A. Carter Jr. Spar 15%
    - My Journey as a Philly Cop
    af Norman A. Carter Jr.

    Norman A. Carter Jr. was sitting in an Army barracks in the 1960s when he decided to become a police officerand in 1967, he was accepted into the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Academy.His wife and family did not like the idea of him becoming an officer of the law. Police officers were known as people not to be trusted, and the people in Carters neighborhood saw them as corrupt and brutal.But Carter was convinced that the best way to change that perception and help the country heal during the turbulent Civil Rights Movement was to become a Police Officer. He knew that once he became a Police Officer, hed work alongside other honorable men and women.While there were plenty of those, including some who died serving their city, he also found others who soiled the reputation of Police Officers determined to protect and serve. Some of them were criminals themselves.For years, he tried to expose these criminalized Police Officers , but he wasignoredor worseretaliated against. He reveals how a corrupt system negatively impacted every citizen of Philadelphia in The Long Blue Walk.

  • Through a Pilot's Window af Lt. Col. William McKean Gilbert Spar 15%
    - Adventures Piloting a B-24 Bomber in the 9Th and 344Th Bomber Squadron in Wwii During the Asian-Pacific, European and African Middle Eastern Campaigns, 1942-1945
    af Lt. Col. William McKean Gilbert

    A stick of five bombs left the lead ship. I concentrated on our own bomb-release signal. It should flicker now -- no -- now! What in hell was the matter?Just as the Major swung into a 90-degree turn, our ship jumped. The bombs were gone! The electric releases must have frozen, and now the bombardier had salvoed. Some spot of open water would be broiled up. I whipped a glance at Eds face. That was all I needed: I wondered how much it would take for a man to explode at 24,000 feet and what a mess it would be for the co-pilot to work through! I was too mad to talk, but Ed was trying, and the words that spouted from his red face into the green oxygen mask fairly blew the mask off his face. The garbled mess the throat microphone allowed to boil into the interphone must have thawed out those rear gunners! Now the two right motors dropped earthward in a wingover as we held our place in formation. We twisted and dived for three thousand feet to avoid the black puffs now spouting around us.

  • Flugzeugtrager af Ingo Bauernfeind
    af Ingo Bauernfeind

    Moderne Schiffsmacht ist ohne Flugzeugtrager nicht denkbar, dabei ist die Schiffsgattung keine 100 Jahre alt. Der erste richtige Flugzeugtrager der Welt war die britische HMS Ark Royal, die 1914 in Dienst gestellt wurde. Der einzige deutsche Flugzeugtrager Graf Zeppelin lief 1938 vom Stapel, wurde jedoch nie fertig gestellt. Im 2. Weltkrieg spielten Flugzeugtrager am Pazifischen Kriegsschauplatz erstmals eine entscheidende Rolle. Ohne sie waren bald keine groeren Operationen mehr moglich. Daher unterhielten auch die Japaner eine groe Tragerflotte. Dieser Band widmet sich den Flottentragern aller Nationen, die im Zweiten Weltkrieg zum Einsatz kamen: Geschichte, Daten, Schicksale. Das Aufkommen der Flugzeugtrager beschleunigte andererseits das Ende der Grokampfschiffe.

  • MiG af Rudolf Hofling
    af Rudolf Hofling

    Ende 1939 entstand das Experimental-Konstruktionsburo OKB MiG mit den beiden Flugzeugingenieuren Artjom I. Mikojan und Michail J. Gurewitsch. Damit begann eine einzigartige Firmengeschichte. MiG-Flugzeuge zahlen seit Jahrzehnten zu den bekanntesten und leistungsfahigsten Militarflugzeugen der Welt und brachen eine ganze Reihe von Rekorden, sowohl durch ihre Flugleistung als auch mit ihren groen Produktionszahlen. Beginnend mit der MiG-1 aus dem Jahr 1939 bis zur MiG-35 des Jahres 2011 wird hier in bekannter Manier der weltberuhmte Flugzeughersteller und seine Produkte vorgestellt. Auch zahlreiche, zum Teil wegweisende Prototypen, werden beschrieben.

Gør som tusindvis af andre bogelskere

Tilmeld dig nyhedsbrevet og få gode tilbud og inspiration til din næste læsning.