Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941–45 (Fortress) by Gordon L. Rottman

By Gordon L. Rottman

The lengthy and bloody struggling with for regulate of the japanese occupied Pacific islands in international struggle II is a key element in 20th-century struggle. No islands have been alike within the structures and nature in their protective emplacements, and native improvization and command personal tastes affected either fabrics used and protective versions. This identify information the institution, development and effectiveness of jap transitority and semi-permanent crew-served guns positions and person and small-unit battling positions. built-in hindrances and minefields, camouflage and the altering shielding ideas also are lined.

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The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in by Richard Woodman

By Richard Woodman

Striking maritime heroes of the past due 18th and early nineteenth centuries stride throughout those pages - a few, like Warren, Pellew, Cochrane and Collingwood, are nonetheless popular; others are nearly unknown this present day, but their very good exploits should be pulled from lower than the lengthy shadow of the best naval determine of all, Horatio Nelson. The Royal Navy's fight is decided opposed to the political backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and the ocean struggle with the United States.

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Descent into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941―A Navy Diver’s by Cdr. Edward C. Raymer USN (Ret.)

By Cdr. Edward C. Raymer USN (Ret.)

On December 7, 1941, because the nice battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralyzed and burning within the aftermath of the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, a crack staff of U.S. army salvage divers headed through Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. The divers were given a Herculean job: rescue the sailors and Marines trapped less than, and resurrect the satisfaction of the Pacific fleet.

Now for the 1st time, the manager diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the entire tale of the determined makes an attempt to avoid wasting crewmembers stuck inside of their sinking ships. Descent into Darkness is the single booklet to be had that describes the elevating and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December seventh attack.

Once Raymer and his workforce of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecks―attempting untested and possibly lethal diving techniques―they skilled an international of overall blackness, not able to work out even the faceplates in their helmets. via memorizing the ships’ blueprints and utilizing their feel of contact, the divers groped their manner hundreds and hundreds of toes contained in the sunken vessels to make maintenance and salvage important conflict fabric. The divers discovered tips to take care of such unseen hazards as falling items, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human our bodies, and the consistent danger of jap assaults from above.

Though a lot of those divers have been killed or heavily injured through the wartime salvage operations, quite often they'd nice luck appearing what looked to be very unlikely jobs. between their credit, Raymer’s workforce raised the sunken battleships West Virginia, Nevada, and California. After Pearl Harbor they moved directly to different an important salvage paintings off Guadalcanal and the websites of different nice sea battles.

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Einziger deutscher Flugzeugtraeger Graf Zeppelin by Ulrich Israel

By Ulrich Israel

Изображения: черно-белые фотоNamensgeber und Traditionsleitbild des ersten (und einzigen) deutschen Flugzeugtr#228;gers battle Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Graf von Zeppelin, geboren am 08. Juli 1838 in Konstanz am Bodensee, gestorben am 08. M#228;rz 1917 in Berlin, beigesetzt am 12. M#228;rz 1917 auf dem Prager Friedhof in Stuttgart. Der identify des Grafen Zeppelin ist auf alle Zeit verbunden mit der Schaffung des ersten wirklich brauchbaren Starrluftschiffs mit Aluminiumtragger#252;st, unterteilten Traggaszellen und langgestreckter Walzenform. Das Zeppelin-Luftschiff entstand im harten Wettstreit zu anderen Luftschiffkonstruktionen und wurde weltweit zum Inbegriff des zivil und milit#228;risch verwendbaren Luftfahrzeuges des Prinzips »Leichter-als-Luft«. Die einhundertste Wiederkehr des Geburtstages des genialen Luftfahrtpioniers hat m#246;glicherweise eine Rolle bei der Namensgebung des Schiffes gespielt, obwohl der Taufredner Hermann G#246;ring mit keiner Silbe darauf eingegangen ist.

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The Naval Chronicle, Volume 13: Containing a General and by James Stanier Clarke (editor), John McArthur (editor)

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

The Naval Chronicle, released in forty volumes among 1799 and 1818, is a key resource for British maritime and armed forces historical past. This reissue is the 1st entire published replica of what was once the main influential maritime ebook of its day. the themes lined variety from debts of battles and lists of ships to notices of promotions and marriages, courts martial and deaths, and biographies, poetry and letters. each one quantity additionally comprises engravings and charts in relation to naval engagements and critical harbours worldwide. quantity thirteen (1805) unearths how, following Napoleon's coronation as Emperor and the outbreak of struggle with Spain, fears of invasion grew superior. Parliament drastically elevated expenditure at the military, however the long lists of ships misplaced or captured on both sides express that assets have been stretched. Topographical reviews pay attention to French managed ports, and literary and old content material during this factor used to be significantly decreased.

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From Jack Tar to Union Jack: Representing naval manhood in by Mary A. Conley

By Mary A. Conley

Jack Tar to Union Jack examines the intersection among empire, military, and manhood in British society from 1870 to 1918. via research of resources that come with courts-martial instances, sailors' personal writings, and the HMS Pinafore, Conley charts new depictions of naval manhood through the Age of Empire, a interval which witnessed the novel transformation of the military, the intensification of imperial festival, the democratisation of British society, and the appearance of mass tradition. Jack Tar to Union Jack argues that well known representations of naval males more and more mirrored and expert imperial masculine beliefs in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Conley indicates how the British Bluejacket as either patriotic defender and dutiful husband and father stood in sharp distinction to the stereotypic photo of the courageous yet bawdy tar of the Georgian navy.

This booklet could be crucial examining for college students of British imperial background, naval and army heritage, and gender studies.

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Naval Edged Weapons: In the Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1865 by Sarah C Wolfe

By Sarah C Wolfe

Despite the plain dominance of gunnery, within the age of sail sea fights have been frequently concluded by way of boarding activities - determined and bloody hand-to-hand melees the place edged guns instead of firearms have been the finding out issue. the actual wishes of naval close-quarter wrestle produced certain models of axes, pikes and cutlasses (not to say the good number of officials' combating, presentation and get dressed swords) and this booklet surveys in complete element the complete gamut of such guns as utilized in the Royal army and the hot naval provider of the U.S.. It concentrates on improvement from the outbreak of the yankee Revolution in 1775 to the tip of the USA Civil struggle in 1865, the apogee and decline of struggling with sail, revealing how British guns have been at the beginning an immense resource of concept for the yankee army, a power which ultimately declined because the usa built its personal fingers undefined. utilizing surviving examples, artifacts recovered via archaeology, and documentary assets, the ebook devotes person chapters to shipboard axes, pikes and different polearms, and either officials' and enlisted men's swords and cutlasses. It additionally appears to be like on the ornament of swords and the importance of the motifs used, concluding with a bit on means of production and the organisations concerned. seriously illustrated with examples from Europe and the USA, Naval Edged guns is an available advent for the final reader, but additionally offers an invaluable assessment for the specialist.

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Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin by Neal Bascomb

By Neal Bascomb

In 1905 greater than 700 Russian sailors mutinied opposed to their officials aboard the battleship Potemkin, some of the most robust battleships on this planet. Led through the charismatic firebrand Matyushenko, they risked their lives to take regulate in their send and fly the pink flag of revolution. What used to be a violent port-to-port chase that spanned 11 harrowing days and got here to represent the Russian Revolution itself.

This pulse-pounding tale alternates among the opulent court docket of Nicholas II and the drama at the excessive seas. Neal Bascomb combines vast study and clean info from Soviet data to inform the real tale of the deadliest naval mutiny in historical past. crimson Mutiny is a good experience packed with epic naval battles, heroic sacrifices, treachery, bloodlust, and the rallying cries of freedom.

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