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Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015065061742
Genre : Ships
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Category: Ships

Sea Breezes

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133486378
Genre : Shipping
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Category: Shipping

From Ship S Cook To Baronet

Author : David Jenkins
ISBN : 9781783162574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of ‘rags to riches’ - starting life as a deck-hand and ship’s cook sailing from his native Appledore in 1870, he was a master mariner at the age of twenty-two and subsequently commanded many of the fine sailing ships owned by Hugh Hogarth & Sons of Glasgow. A long-cherished ambition to become a shipowner was eventually realised in 1906 when he acquired his first steamship, City of Cardiff. The venture prospered and nine vessels were owned on the eve of the First World War. He subsequently showed great entrepreneurial initiative during the depression, acquiring motor vessels and establishing new trade routes. He is also remembered as a great philanthropist, particularly through his association with the National Museum of Wales – during his term as treasurer (1925-28) and president (1928-32), he restored the museum’s faltering finances and enabled the construction of the it’s east wing which is now so integral a part of Cardiff’s dignified civic centre. His establishment of the Reardon Smith Nautical School in Cardiff in 1921 was another notable achievement; this school provided an opportunity for aspiring deck officers to learn the essential skills appropriate to their chosen careers. He also funded hospital developments in Cardiff and Bideford, and endowed the chair of geography at Exeter University. At the time of his death in December 1935, fulsome tributes were paid to him both by his fellow shipowners and by the principals of those organisations which had benefitted from his generosity; many of those who live in south Wales and the West country today still enjoy that legacy
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Marine News

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ISBN : UOM:39015048302783
Genre : Shipbuilding
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Category: Shipbuilding

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437010719918
Genre : Law
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Bibliography Of Nautical Books

Author : Alan Obin
ISBN : 0948646152
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This is the 15th annual edition of the Bibliography of Nautical Books, a reference guide to over 14,000 nautical publications. It deals specifically with the year 2000.

The Mariner S Mirror

Author : Roger Charles Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015081883442
Genre : Great Britain
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Congressional Record Index

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01860826D
Genre : Law
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Includes history of bills and resolutions.
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Serials In The British Library

Author : British Library. Bibliographic Services Division
ISBN : STANFORD:36105116550851
Genre : British periodicals
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Focus Japan

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ISBN : UIUC:30112062818247
Genre : Industries
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Medical Record

Author : George Frederick Shrady
ISBN : CHI:78915958
Genre : Medicine
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Breaking The Fortress Line 1914

Author : Clayton Donnell
ISBN : 9781473830127
Genre : History
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Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German assault on the mighty fortress of Lige. They took twelve days to batter their way through the 'Gateway to Belgium', losing thousands of men in repeated frontal assaults, and they had to bring up the heaviest siege artillery ever used to destroy the defences.This is the epic struggle that Clayton Donnell depicts in this compelling account of a neglected aspect of the battles that followed the outbreak of the Great War. Not only does he reconstruct the German attack on the strongpoints they encountered along the entire invasion line, but he traces the history and design of these fixed defences and analyses the massive military building programmes undertaken by the French, the Germans and the Belgians between 1871 and 1914. Thousands of huge forts, infantry strongpoints, bunkers, casemates and shelters were dug out along the French and German borders. The German Moselstellung and Steinbruch-stellung were born. These massive concrete fortress systems with steel gun turrets and diesel motors to generate electricity were a completely new concept of fortress design.As war approached, France and Germany devised plans to overcome each other's powerful armies and these border defences. The French plan avoided contact with the German fortress system. But the Kaiser's army faced twelve forts at Lige, nine more at Namur, and then the strongpoints of the first and second Sr de Rivires lines. Clayton Donnell provides a gripping narrative of the violent confrontation that followed.
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