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I Sank The Bismarck

Author : John Moffat
ISBN : 9781409082194
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the early hours of the 27th of May, 1941, the German warship Bismarck - scourge of the Atlantic ocean - was sailing towards a fateful encounter. Two days previously, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had issued the order to "Sink the Bismarck". High winds and low visibility added to the atrocious morning weather as Fleet Air Arm pilot, John Moffat, took to the air in his open cockpit bomber. Along with twelve other brave pilots, John Moffat took down the largest warship of its time. A warship that had destroyed the famed HMS Hood within minutes, and was able to withstand anything the British military threw at them. These men, in their Swordfish, managed to avoid the fearful anti-aircraft fire and launched their torpedoes. One of them hit, holing the German warship. This is his story - of how as a young man he experienced first-hand the titanic struggle for naval supremacy, the cramped-cabins and meagre rations of WW2, the mind-numbing patrols over hundreds of miles of ocean and the adrenalin and fear of being in a fragile aircraft sought out by gunfire. As the only surviving member of his fellow pilots, John Moffat tells of everything that led him to be able to say, "I sank the Bismarck".
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Battleship Bismarck

Author : Stefan Draminski
ISBN : 9781472829023
Genre : History
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The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous – and notorious – warship ever built. Completed in 1941, the 45,000-ton German battleship sank HMS Hood, the pride of the British Navy, during one of the most sensational encounters in naval history. Following the sinking, Bismarck was chased around the North Atlantic by many units of the Royal Navy. She was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after her completion. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4,800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. Drawing on new research and technology, this edition is the most comprehensive examination of Bismarck ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-colour 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs and text on the building of the ship and a record of the ship's service history.
Category: History

Sink The Bismarck

Author : Tom McGowen
ISBN : 0761315101
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the actions of the German battleship "Bismarck" during World War II and the operations of the British navy to destroy this ship.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bismarck 1941

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781849083843
Genre : History
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The break of the German battleship Bismarck into the North Atlantic in May 1941 was one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II. It began with a battle between the Bismarck and the British battleship Prince of Wales and the heavy cruiser Hood. The Hood was blown to pieces, while the battered Prince of Wales managed to escape. The British then focused all of their resources on hunting the mighty German battleship and eventually brought her down.
Category: History

Battleship Bismarck

Author : William H. Garzke Jr
ISBN : 1591145694
Genre : History
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"This book is a marine forensics analysis and engineering study of the design, operation, and loss of Germany's greatest battleship, drawing on survivors' accounts and the authors' experience in naval architecture and naval operations. Battleship Bismarck has finally resolved some of the major questions such as, 'Who sank the Bismarck, the British or the Germans?'"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Hunt The Bismarck

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781472833846
Genre : History
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Hunt the Bismarck tells the story of Operation Rheinübung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941. Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15-inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armoured protection earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. This claim was finally put to the test in May 1941, when she sortied into the Atlantic and fought the legendary battle of the Denmark Strait, destroying HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. Bismarck was now loose in the North Atlantic. However, damage sustained in the battle limited her ability to roam at will, while the Royal Navy deployed the Home Fleet to revenge the Hood. The stage was set for the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts, and intertwining extensive research into a fast-paced narrative, this is the most readable and accurate account of Bismarck's epic voyage ever produced.
Category: History

The Battleship Bismarck

Author : Jack Brower
ISBN : 1591140501
Genre : History
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Bismarck is arguably the most famous warship in the world. At 45,000 tonnes she and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest and heaviest warships ever completed by any European nation. This volume features: a full description of one of the most famous warships of all time; a pictorial section showing full-view and on-board photographs; a colour guide and action painting on the jacket; more than 250 perspectives and 3-view drawings, with descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship - including general arrangements, hull structure, rigging, armament, fittings, aircraft and ship's boats; and one large-scale plan on the reverse of the fold-out jacket. It also includes a complete anatomy of the type in words, photographs and drawings.
Category: History

Unravelling Enigma

Author : Maurice Freedman
ISBN : 9781473820159
Genre : History
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Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking efforts through the rickety structure of the pre-war Government Code and Cypher School to Bletchley Park where a large powerful organisation arose, unscrambling thousands of secret enemy messages every day. Detailing how these amazing discoveries were actually used, taking us briefly into some of the battles of the Second World War, and in some detail the Battle of the Atlantic, when Britain was in danger of starving and where the war was nearly lost.For the first time, the code-breaking story with all its complexities is told in a straightforward and readable manner, whilst at the same time it will not fail to intrigue and astonish readers.
Category: History

Syntactic Analysis

Author : Nicholas Sobin
ISBN : 1444390708
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Highly readable and eminently practical, Syntactic Analysis: The Basics focuses on bringing students with little background in linguistics up to speed on how modern syntactic analysis works. A succinct and practical introduction to understanding sentence structure, ideal for students who need to get up to speed on key concepts in the field Introduces readers to the central terms and concepts in syntax Offers a hands-on approach to understanding and performing syntactic analysis and introduces students to linguistic argumentation Includes numerous problem sets, helpfully graded for difficulty, with model answers provided at critical points Prepares readers for more advanced work with syntactic systems and syntactic analyses
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Who Sank The Sydney

Author : Michael Montgomery
ISBN : 9780436284472
Genre : History
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In February 1941, HMAS Sydney, a glamour ship of the Royal Australian Navy in World War II, returned from the Mediterranean to a tumultuous welcome in Australia. The Sydney had crowned her service in that theatre of operations with the Royal Navy by sinking the Italian ship Bartolomeo Colleoni, described as the fastest cruiser in the world. Nine months later the Sydney had disappeared off the coast of Western Australia following an action against the German raider Kormoran. Three hundred and eight men from the Kormoran were eventually requested, but the Sydney's entire complement of six hundred and forty-five men was lost, making her the largest ship in the whole course of the War to go down with all hands. Survivors from the Kormoran at first talked of rowing towards her in the hope of being picked up and then seeing her blow up, but when they were reunited with their officers their story began to change.... In Who Sank The Sydney Michael Montgomery has pieced together hundreds if items of evidence gathered in four years research to provide solutions to the hitherto unanswered questions surrounding what the American historian Hanson Baldwin has described as 'the most curious incident of the seas'. Why were there no survivors from the Sydney and how did all trace of the cruiser disappear so quickly? How was the raider able to destroy the much larger and much more heavily armed cruiser? Was a Japanese submarine involved? Why did the Navy disown a body found three months later in a Carley float from the Sydney? Since this book was first published in Australia in 1981 much more evidence has come to light to support Michael Montgomery's theories of a major cover-up in high places. In particular, he demonstrates that the Navy suspected the Japanese involvement almost immediately, and that on November 26ty Churchill sent Roosevelt a telegram which coursed him to break off negotiations with Japan. Pearl Harbour followed a fortnight later; was the Sydney thus the “Lusitania” of World War II?
Category: History

Watson S Really Big Wwii Almanac

Author : Patrick Watson
ISBN : 9781469101897
Genre : Reference
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Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.
Category: Reference

World War Ii Weapons

Author : Mike Taylor
ISBN : 9781614780274
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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World War II continues to be one of the most significant conflicts in history. In this title, readers will examine the weapons_large and small_used by military forces in the war as well as the technological advances made to produce them. Engaging text introduces readers to the tanks, ships, and aircraft developed and used and the roles they played in military campaigns. Chapters also introduce the personal weapons and artillery used. Additionally, readers will explore the development and impact of the Atomic Bomb. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Author : John Hamilton
ISBN : 9781617830648
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the weapons of World War II, including tanks, ships, and the atomic bomb.
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United States Submarine Losses In World War Ii

Author : United States Navy
ISBN : 9781935327097
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Originally printed in 1946 at the order of Vice Admiral Lockwood, Commander of Submarines, Pacific Fleet, United States Submarine Losses memorializes the 374 officers and 3131 men lost at sea between 1941 and 1945. It also chronicles the gallantry and persistence of these men, who under the most difficult conditions possible, performed critical missions and almost single-handedly decimated Japan¿s merchant fleet. ¿To those whose contribution meant the loss of sons, brothers or husbands in this war,¿ Admiral Lockwood noted in a speech given on Navy Day, 1945, ¿ I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths. May God rest their gallant souls.¿ This book is a testament to all those, living and dead, who served in the Silent Service in WWII. This enhanced, softbound edition features the entire original text and includes an official appendix of Axis submarine losses.


Author : Carole Ann Alpert Ganz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025637518
Genre : Individuation (Philosophy)
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Author : Iain Ballantyne
ISBN : 9781504059152
Genre : History
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With extensive eyewitness accounts, the author of Killing the Bismarck vividly reconstructs the day British soldiers sank the infamous Nazi battleship. May 26, 1941. After a desperate chase lasting three days and more than seventeen hundred miles, Britain’s Home Fleet would finally close in on the world’s most powerful battleship, the very ship that sank the Royal Navy’s battlecruiser HMS Hood. The German battleship Bismarck was literally in a class by itself, being one of two newly-designed Bismarck-class ships in the German fleet. But it would soon face, and ultimately lose, a brutal fight to the finish involving more than five thousand men of the Royal Navy and twenty-six thousand men of Hitler’s Kriegsmarine. Historian Iain Ballantyne spent years conducting interviews with surviving veterans who had been present on that fateful day. Published here for the first time, alongside a compelling narrative of the final twenty-four hours of the mission to sink the Bismarck, are transcripts of those interviews, offering the unique eyewitness accounts of Royal Navy sailors who participated in one of the most significant sea battles of World War II.
Category: History

Hitler S U Boat War

Author : Clay Blair
ISBN : 9780297866213
Genre : History
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A gripping account of the U-Boat war. Already acclaimed on publication in the United States, the U-Boat war is here chronicled with authority, fidelity, objectivity, and extraordinary detail. He also writes vivid and dramatic scenes of naval actions with startling new revelations and conclusions about all aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic.
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The Second World War

Author : Bradley Lightbody
ISBN : 9781134592722
Genre : History
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Bradley Lightbody presents a fascinating and accessible history of the Second World War in its global context. Examining the war around general themes from ambition and advance, through expansion and containment, to rout and victory, The Second World War covers all the major theatres and events of the war. From the origins and background to the war to its aftermath and legacy, The Second World War covers: * the pre-war ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan * the outbreak of the war in Poland * the 'Phoney War' * Blitzkrieg, the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain * Pearl Harbour * the war in North Africa and El Alamein * the final solution * D-Day, the liberation of Italy and deliverance from the concentration camps * the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the global ambitions and the global warfare that was the Second World War, making it essential reading for all students of twentieth century world history.
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Lake Effect

Author : Darlene Pollock
ISBN : 9781490729466
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty six year old Nicolette Strickland has been working on the lakes for five seasons. Her and her friend Earl Franklin board an ore carrier from the mail boat in Detroit in August. The story picks up in November when the unloading boom goes overboard in heavy weather in Lake Superior. Nick has to help the other guys to get the boom back onboard. In Sault Ste Marie, they pick up an unwanted guest and Nick continues to rack her brain to figure out the identity of her secret admirer. After unloading in Cleveland, Nick gets into a fight with Earl. Nick meets the Mate at a restaurant and accidently discovers that he is the secret admirer. They both live in Marblehead, so he takes her home. When the boom is fixed, they go to Lorain to get a load of coal. They have to fix a turbine on the way. In Lake Huron the weather turns bad but they have Thanksgiving dinner on board. Nick and several guys get the 24 hour fl u before they get to Duluth. After unloading the coal, the ship goes to Winter lay-up and most of the crew leave. Nick and Earl catch a commercial flight to Cleveland. A couple of the crew are on the airplane. A week later they attend a retirement party for Captain Kompsii. A small fight ensues after the party. Back in Marblehead, Nick finds out that her former shipmate, Guiddo, is in bad shape from a stroke. Nick arranges to complete her degree over the winter. She finds herself hanging out with the Mate quite frequently.
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Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 1101002255
Genre : History
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They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.Carrier includes: * Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone * The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry * The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare * Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
Category: History