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The Line Of Battle

Author : Robert Gardiner
ISBN : 9780851779546
Genre : Transportation
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Although purpose-built fighting ships had existed earlier, the principal characteristics of the classic sailing warship were only defined in the mid-seventeenth century, when the emergence of strong central governments, as in Cromwell's Commonwealth or the France of Louis XIV, combined with the novel line-ahead tactics to produce for the first time national fleets of reasonably similar line-of-battle ships. As the battleship became more distinct, the need for a specialized cruising ship became apparent - particularly as warfare became more global - and from this the frigate was born. Gradually during the period, myriad types of crafts were adapted for naval use and the central emphasis of this volume is on the increasing specialization of the fleet and the evolution of each ship type, down to the period when the installation of the steam engine sparked another revolution in tactics and technology.
Category: Transportation

In The Line Of Battle

Author : Walter Wood
ISBN : 1647991722
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Excerpt In dealing with these records I have tried to be a faithful interpreter or reproducer of a tale that has been told to me. I have invited a man to tell his story as it came into his mind, and to look upon me simply as a means of putting it into concrete and coherent form, and as a medium between himself and the reader. The greatest difficulty that had to be overcome was a narrator's reluctance to speak Of his own achieve ments, though he never failed to wax enthusiastic when telling Of the doings Of his comrades. Nothing has left a deeper impression on my mind than the generous praise which a gunner, say, has bestowed upon the infantry, and the blessings that the infantry have invoked upon the gunners. Never in any of Great Britain's wars has there been such an exhibition of universal esprit de corps as we have witnessed in this stupendous conflict between civilisation and freedom and cultured barbarism and tyranny.
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Form Line Of Battle

Author : Alexander Kent
ISBN : 9781409062356
Genre : Fiction
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June 1793, Gibraltar - The gathering might of revolutionary France prepares to engulf Europe in another bloody war. As in the past, Britain will stand or fall by the fighting power of her fleet. For Richard Bolitho, the renewal of hostilities means a fresh command and the chance of action after long months of inactivity. However, his mission to support Lord Hood in the monarchist-inspired occupation of Toulon has gone awry. Bolitho and the crew of the Hyperion are trapped by the French near a dry Mediterranean island. The great ship-of-the-line's battered hull begins to groan as her sails snap in the hot wind.
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America S Line Of Battle

Author : T. D. Shiflett
ISBN : 9780977607211
Genre : History
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This book tells the story of the United States Navy's 15 Ships-of-the-Line--ships which were the battleships of their day that performed their duties in a workmanlike manner by showing American naval might around the world, visiting foreign ports to facilitate American trade, and deterring aggression towards United States interests.
Category: History

In The Line Of Battle

Author : Various
ISBN : 9785040885015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lines Of Battle

Author : Annette Tapert
ISBN : 9780307818775
Genre : History
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Arranged in chronological order, this collection of some 100 letters from soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines offers a very personal view of World War II and a sense of immediacy that is remarkable. The correspondence ranges from a GI's final message, written from Bataan, to a private's advice to his unexpectedly drafted father; from a general's letter of condolence to journalist Ernie Pyle's widow to a marine's revelation to his mother that he lost a leg in battle; from an airman's description of the mercy-killing of a comrade trapped in a burning plane to a soldier's reaction to the news of the A-bombings. Several letters are by well-known figures (William Halsey, George Patton, John Kennedy, among them), but these obviously were included for the eloquence of emotion expressed rather than because of the writer's renown.
Category: History

The Battle Line Of Democracy

Author : United States. Committee on Public Information
ISBN : UIUC:30112066657492
Genre : Flag Day
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German Order Of Battle 1st 290th Infantry Divisions In World War Ii

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
ISBN : 9780811734165
Genre : History
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These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945. Taken together, these volumes are the most comprehensive and accessible reference available on the Germany Army in World War II, unmatched in the information compiled on each division from inception to destruction.
Category: History

German Order Of Battle 291st 999th Infantry Divisions Named Infantry Divisions And Special Divisions In World War Ii

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
ISBN : 9780811734370
Genre : History
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These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945. Taken together, these volumes are the most comprehensive and accessible reference available on the Germany Army in World War II, unmatched in the information compiled on each division from inception to destruction.
Category: History

Order Of Battle

Author : Ib Melchior
ISBN : 9781497642720
Genre : Fiction
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An assassination attempt on General Eisenhower looms as agents race to take down a Nazi terrorist organization in this “undeniably exciting” thriller (The Washington Post). Written by an author with personal experience as a counterintelligence agent during World War II, Order of Battle is set during the waning days of Nazi Germany, as plans are hatched for a covert terrorist organization known as the Werewolves, meant to carry on Hitler’s legacy even in the face of defeat. High on their list of goals: the death of America’s heroic Dwight D. Eisenhower. But the secret Nazi resistance will have trouble eluding the Allied forces lying in wait for them—especially one dedicated American intelligence officer who suspects that danger lurks underground amid the chaos of a collapsing empire—in this novel inspired by real events and filled with “maximum tension” (The New York Times).
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German Order Of Battle Panzer Panzer Grenadier And Waffen Ss Divisions In World War Ii

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
ISBN : 9780811734387
Genre : History
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These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945. Taken together, these volumes are the most comprehensive and accessible reference available on the Germany Army in World War II, unmatched in the information compiled on each division from inception to destruction.
Category: History

Sherman S 1864 Trail Of Battle To Atlanta

Author : Philip L. Secrist
ISBN : 0865547459
Genre : History
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Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta traces the principal routes and sites of battle used by the Confederate and Union armies in the 120-day Atlanta Campaign. Special care is given to locating and identifying local families living along this path of war in 1864, and through their letters, diaries, or books, shares their experiences of war. Frances Howard's book In and Out of the Lines, chronicles the hardships experienced by families in the path of marching armies, and Lizzie Grimes's diary describes the burning of her house and town of Cassville, Georgia.
Category: History

Naval Records

Author : Edward Pellew Exmouth (Viscount)
ISBN : UCI:31970033862621
Genre : Battleships
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Category: Battleships