Download E-books Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design 1870-1881 PDF

By John Beeler

The British send designers who plied their exchange among 1870 and 1881 have lengthy been criticized for being retrogressive and emblematic of the so-called darkish a while of the British Admiralty. during this revisionist research, John Beeler is going past a in simple terms technical research to check the most important exterior components that affected send building--politics, finance, forms, technique, and overseas threats. He makes a persuasive case that the Admiralty's brilliant method of the numerous difficulties of the last decade laid the basis for contemporary battleship layout. established principally on basic resources, the author's argument is sponsored up with reliable info and plenty of unique plans which are reproduced right here for the 1st time. This significant new paintings will please either technical historians and everybody attracted to the legend and lore of battleships.

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Download E-books Jane's Submarines: War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the Present Day PDF

By Robert Hutchinson

This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia starts off with the primitive boats of the 18th and nineteenth centuries, covers the submarines of either international Wars and is going directly to the nuclear submarines of this present day. Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons illustrates each significant kind of submarine. facts tables assemble info from submarine museums internationally, with sidebars on submarine injuries, guns know-how, sensors, oceanography, rescue missions and lots of different interesting elements of struggle underneath the waves.

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Download E-books America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan PDF

By James H. Willbanks

This publication gains the tales of two hundred heroic participants provided the Medal of Honor for his or her exotic army carrier whereas scuffling with for his or her kingdom, from the Civil battle to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

• presents 2 hundred biographical essays of Medal of Honor recipients and 10 sidebars with additional info concerning the Medal of Honor and its recipients

• comprises contributions from greater than 50 unique students and historians

• contains a whole alphabetical directory of people who've bought the nation's maximum army award for valor

• an in depth bibliography presents extra resources

• subject finders make it effortless to spot entries from a selected struggle, domestic country, or department of service

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Download E-books Ashore and Afloat: The British Navy and the Halifax Naval Yard Before 1820 (NONE) PDF

By Julian Gwyn

Ashore and Afloat tells the early heritage of the Halifax Naval backyard. From the construction of the backyard and its growth, to the folk fascinated with the firm, to the nuts and bolts of shopping for the masts and paying the accounts, Julian Gwyn's historical past of the Halifax Naval backyard leaves no stone unturned. Dozens of illustrations and copious appendices, together with a biographical listing, accompany this compelling history.

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Download E-books Elite 92: World War II Medal of Honor Recipients (1) Navy & USMC PDF

By Robert Hargis

The Medal of Honor is the top army award that may be bestowed on group of workers within the usa' military. This publication is the 1st of 2 titles the recipients of the Medal of Honor in the course of international struggle II (1939-1945). It covers army and Marine Corps awardees in all theaters of battle, from the assault on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the brutal battling on Iwo Jima in 1945. one of the inspiring tales advised are these of Signalman 1st classification Douglas Munro, the single Coast Guardsman to ever obtain the Medal of Honor, and Commander Antrim, who confronted nearly convinced demise to avoid wasting fellow prisoners in a jap prisoner of conflict camp.

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Download E-books Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914: Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare (Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series) PDF

By Stephen Cobb

This present day, the 1st international conflict is remembered mainly for the carnage of the Western entrance, yet on the time the Royal Navy's blockade of Germany was once a extra common resource of dialogue. For, even at a time of battle, there have been influential voices in Britain who baulked at an idea of monetary struggle that hindered the loose passage of products at the excessive seas, and taken German society to the edge of famine. To additional our knowing of those matters, this booklet appears on the historical past to the blockade, and the results of its implementation in 1914. It argues that there has been a broadly shared, yet principally unwritten, strategic tradition inside of British naval circles which authorised that during a battle with a huge maritime energy the British reaction will be to assault enemy alternate. this is often validated by means of the truth that from not less than the overdue Eighties the Royal military deliberate for using armed merchantmen to implement an financial blockade of an enemy. This it did by way of stepping into distinct preparations with significant British delivery businesses for the layout and subsidy of liners with the potential of use as service provider cruisers, and stockpiling their potential armament. in keeping with the modern, Corbettian, view that seapower will depend on loose communications, the ebook concludes via saying that the first function of the Grand Fleet within the First international struggle used to be to assure the power of the service provider cruisers at the Northern Patrol to interdict German seaborne alternate, instead of to have interaction in huge set-piece battles.

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Download E-books Civil War Sea Battles (Civil War guides) PDF

By Edward Stokes Miller

Unknown to most people, precise logbooks of so much Civil struggle vessels have survived and now lie within the nationwide files. utilizing study from those and different reliable documents, the writer has written distinctive money owed of crucial occasions in Civil battle maritime heritage, together with battles, amphibious attacks, shipwrecks, court-martials, or even the yellow fever epidemics of 1862 and 1864.

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Download E-books The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) PDF

By A. T. Mahan

First released nearly a century in the past, this vintage textual content at the heritage and strategies of naval battle had a profound influence at the imperial guidelines of the entire significant powers. Kaiser Wilhelm is related to have "devoured" this publication, and it was once avidly learn via presidents (including either Roosevelts), kings, major ministers, admirals, and chancellors.
This booklet used to be the paintings of famous U.S. naval officer and historian Alfred Mahan (1840–1914), who argued that regardless of nice alterations and clinical advances in naval weaponry, yes precept of naval approach stay consistent, and international locations forget about them at their peril. Credited with stimulating the expansion of recent navies in best international locations of the realm, the textual content continues to be a simple authority at the technique of naval war and continues to be utilized in the warfare colleges.
Demonstrating via old examples that the increase and fall of seapower (and of countries) has continuously been associated with advertisement and armed forces command of the seas, Mahan describes profitable naval recommendations hired long ago — from Greek and Roman occasions throughout the Napoleonic wars. Focusing totally on England's upward thrust as a sea energy within the 18th century, the ebook offers not just an summary of naval strategies, yet a lucid exposition of geographical, financial, and social components governing the upkeep of sea power.
The paintings is punctiliously written and tremendously well-documented; furthermore, the author's transparent, well-thought-out textual content avoids technical language, making it available to a nonprofessional viewers. moreover, 4 maps and a great quantity of plans of naval battles aid the reader take hold of the tactic and strategies enthusiastic about the various history's maximum maritime conflicts. during this reasonably cheap version, the publication represents an necessary sourcebook for statesmen, diplomats, strategists, and naval commanders in addition to scholars of heritage and overseas affairs. even though ships, guns, and the worldwide stability of energy have altered enormously on account that 1890, the teachings taught right here so vividly and compellingly are nonetheless acceptable at the present time. contains four maps, 24 conflict plans.

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Download E-books The Role of Amphibious Warfare in British Defense Policy (Cormorant Security Studies Series) PDF

This e-book breaks new floor because the first complete account of the function of amphibious conflict in British method among VE Day and the Anglo-French attack on Suez in 1956. Ian Speller analyses the advance of postwar strategic making plans and the style during which this motivated the character of Britain's defense force within the Forties and Nineteen Fifties. by means of detailing the advance of apparatus, doctrine and the position of the Royal Marines he sheds new gentle at the army reaction to a succession of abroad crises.

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