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Forgotten First Flights

Author : Paul Wittreich
ISBN : 9781462835119
Genre : Transportation
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Category: Transportation

A Forgotten Offensive

Author : Christina J. M. Goulter
ISBN : 0714646172
Genre : History
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'The forgotten offensive' of the title is RAF Coastal Command's offensive against German sea-trade between 1940 and 1945. RAF Coastal Command is more usually known for its anti-submarine campaign, but while engaged in these operations it was also making a true offensive against the enemy's merchant shipping in north-west European waters. Germany relied on foreign sources of supply for most of its vital raw materials, the most important of which was Swedish iron ore, which had to be brought by ship to Germany. Although Britain was aware of this weakness in German war-making capacity long before war broke out, RAF Coastal Command lacked the necessary equipment to attack it. The book argues that the preoccupation with strategic bombing doctrine was responsible for this lack, resulting in the effective exclusion of all other ideas on the employment of air power, including maritime and army support aviation. The fortunes of Coastal Command's campaign are followed throughout the war, demonstrating how lessons learned in the First World War had to be painfully relearned before the campaign became successful. Its success is then evaluated in terms of the volume of shipping sunk and, more importantly, the impact on the German economy. Among the important findings of this book is that Coastal Command's campaign should have been seen as a complementary strategy to the bomber offensive, the one cutting off vital raw materials and the other finishing the blow by directly assaulting enemy industry. Light is also shed on hitherto undiscovered aspects of British intelligence during the Second World War.
Category: History

Forgotten Tales Of Texas

Author : Clay Coppedge
ISBN : 9781625841964
Genre : Photography
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From El Chupacabra to the Marx Brothers, Clay Coppedge has a talent for digging into Texas's most unusual history. Strange as they may seem, many of these Texas-sized legends are surprisingly true, like Pancho Villa's film contract and the notorious Crash at Crush, a staged train collision and failed publicity stunt that turned tragic outside of Katy. Whether fact or lore, each tale is irrefutably part of a unique and fascinating heritage that invigorates the spirit like a Texas frontier remedy.
Category: Photography

Jfk S Forgotten Crisis

Author : Bruce Riedel
ISBN : 9780815727002
Genre : Political Science
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Bruce Riedel provides new perspective and insights into Kennedy's forgotten crisis in the most dangerous days of the cold war. The Cuban Missile Crisis defined the presidency of John F. Kennedy. But during the same week that the world stood transfixed by the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Kennedy was also consumed by a war that has escaped history's attention, yet still significantly reverberates today: the Sino-Indian conflict. As well-armed troops from the People's Republic of China surged into Indian-held territory in October 1962, Kennedy ordered an emergency airlift of supplies to the Indian army. He engaged in diplomatic talks that kept the neighboring Pakistanis out of the fighting. The conflict came to an end with a unilateral Chinese cease-fire, relieving Kennedy of a decision to intervene militarily in support of India. Bruce Riedel, a CIA and National Security Council veteran, provides the first full narrative of this crisis, which played out during the tense negotiations with Moscow over Cuba. He also describes another, nearly forgotten episode of U.S. espionage during the war between India and China: secret U.S. support of Tibetan opposition to Chinese occupation of Tibet. He details how the United States, beginning in 1957, trained and parachuted Tibetan guerrillas into Tibet to fight Chinese military forces. The United States did not abandon this covert support until relations were normalized with China in the 1970s. Riedel tells this story of war, diplomacy, and covert action with authority and perspective. He draws on newly declassified letters between Kennedy and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru, along with the diaries and memoirs of key players and other sources, to make this the definitive account of JFK's forgotten crisis. This is, Riedel writes, Kennedy's finest hour as you have never read it before.
Category: Political Science

The Forgotten Few

Author : Doug Hurst
ISBN : 9781741765236
Genre : History
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In June 1950, No 77 Squadron RAAF was in Japan, packed up and ready to go home. Instead, they went to Korea, flying Mustang fighters as part of a UN force aiding South Korea fight invading communists from the north. Early flights helped hold the crucial Pusan Perimeter, after which they moved north to fight both the enemy and the deep cold of the Korean winter. When Chinese MiG-15 jet fighters entered the war the squadron re-equipped with twin-jet Meteors. The MiGs were controlled by Russian fighter experts who targeted the Meteors, driving them out of 'MiG Alley'. Adopting ground attack with rockets as their main role, they still fought MiGs, ending the war with a five-all draw. It was valuable but very dangerous work and squadron pilots faced a one in four chance of death or capture for much of the war. Their deeds warranted lasting fame. Instead, they became the Forgotten Few of a largely forgotten war; those who read this book will find they deserve better than that.
Category: History

Forgotten Heroes

Author : Kenneth N. Jordan
ISBN : WISC:89062161161
Genre : History
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Forgotten Heroes contains all 131 Medal of Honor citations. Also included are the official communiques for that day and newspaper accounts of various battles. AUTHOR:
Category: History

Forgotten Weapon

Author : William F. Althoff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124133229
Genre : History
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Airships are the forgotten weapon of World War II. Forgotten Weapons analyzes the development of airships as weapons for antisubmarine warfare, examines how scientists and airmen collaborated to combat U-boats and reveals the little-known accomplishments of airship crews. As William F. Althoff demonstrates, the naval airship logged an admirable operational record during the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continued armed contest during the war. Their useful deployment depended first, however, on effective collaboration between naval airmen and government-sponsored research institutions, such as the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC). The Battle of the Atlantic saw a race to gain technological advantage German measures met by Allied counter measures with both sides producing various weapons and sensors designed either to destroy or to protect Allied merchant shipping. For the antisubmarine campaign, U.S. contract laboratories devised the magnetic airborne detector (MAD), microwave radar, the Loran long-range navigation systems, radio sono-buoys, and pattern ordnance, all of which were fitted to airships. Key NDRC projects exploited lighter-than-air platforms for airborne tests. Hurried into production, special devices for antisubmarine warfare were fitted onto fleet airships as well as in airplanes and surface forces. The result turned the tide against the U-boat menace and saved countless lives, supplies, and shipping. This book is an invaluable history and reference for readers interested in airships, antisubmarine warfare, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the bygone squadrons of unique airmen who helped defeat the Nazi war on commerce from 1939 to 1945.
Category: History

Wingless Flights

Author : Danny Miller
ISBN : 0879727187
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this innovative work, Danny L. Miller surveys some of the depictions of mountain women from the 1880s to the 1950s, in the writings of Mary Noailles Murfree, Edith Summers Kelley, Anne W. Armstrong, Emma Bell Miles, Jesse Stuart, James Still, and Harriette Arnow. The major aims of the study are to show changes in the descriptions of mountain women—from non-native to native portrayals; from romantic to realistic presentations; and from an emphasis on victimization and drudgery to an emphasis on strength and endurance. Miller identifies qualities that have consistently characterized mountain women in literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

First Flight

Author : Tom D. Crouch
ISBN : 0912627719
Genre : Transportation
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Describes the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio and the events that lead to the world's first successful flight of a man-carrying, power-driven, heavier-than-air machine. The Wright brothers' first flight occurred on Dec. 17, 1903 and lasted just 12 seconds at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Category: Transportation

Forgotten Wings

Author : Gail M. Gutierrez
ISBN : UCSC:32106016523448
Genre : Air pilots, Military
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Category: Air pilots, Military

The Rocket Men

Author : Rex Hall
ISBN : 185233391X
Genre : Science
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This book is the first known work in the west dedicated to revealing the full story of the Vostok space missions, and the first fledgling steps off our planet. In Leaving the Planet authors Rex Hall and Dave Shayler review this Soviet demonstration of technological progress. The text examines both the developmental and operational aspects of the missions, which at the time were clouded in secrecy. This fascinating and important text features a significant amount of new material on the spacecraft, as well as the history, design and development of the launch vehicle. It also includes the full story of the men and women who trained for these missions, some of whom never flew.
Category: Science

The Forgotten Pilots

Author : Lettice Curtis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105082192753
Genre : Airplanes
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Beretter om de engelske piloter - herunder kvindelige piloter (Ferry Pilots), der under 2. verdenskrig fløj nye, militære fly fra fabrikkerne til flyvepladserne. Organisationen blev benævnt Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).
Category: Airplanes

The Forgotten Fleet

Author : John Winton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080726438
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Mayflower Murderer And Other Forgotten Firsts In American History

Author : Peter F. Stevens
ISBN : UOM:39015062494128
Genre : History
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Twenty-five stories of firsts in America relate the stories of men and women who have been unjustly robbed of their historical due for their early contributions to a young nation
Category: History

The Forgotten War

Author : Stan Cohen
ISBN : WISC:89058524422
Genre : History
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All aspects of military activities in Alaska and northwestern Canada from 1939-45 using 367 photographs to complement the narrative.
Category: History

Forgotten Armies

Author : Christopher Bayly
ISBN : 9780141927190
Genre : History
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The vast crescent of British-ruled territories from India down to Singapore appeared in the early stages of the Second World War a massive asset in the war with Germany, providing huge quantities of soldiers and raw materials and key part of an impregnable global network denied to the Nazis. Within a few weeks in 1941-2 a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, almost effortlessly taking the 'impregnable fortress' of Singapore with its 80,000 strong garrison, and sweeping through South and Southeast Asia to the frontier of India itself. This revolutionary, absolutely gripping book brings to life the entire experience of South and Southeast Asia in this extraordinary period, telling the story from an Indian, Burmese, Chinese or Malay perspective as much as from that of the British or Japanese. Effectively it is the story of the birth of modern South and Southeast Asia and the hopes and fears of the dozens of 'forgotten armies' marching through the jungle battlefields, so many dying for causes swept away by the reality that emerged in 1945. Even as the British successfully fought back in the bloodiest battles in South and Southeast Asia's history, there was no going back to colonial rule.
Category: History

America S Forgotten Architecture

Author : National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States
ISBN : UOM:39015008062591
Genre : City planning
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Describes and pictures buildings and places throughout the United Sates deemed worthy of preservation, and explains ways in which architecturally valuable structures and cities have been saved.
Category: City planning