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The Great War 1914 1918

Author : Spencer Tucker
ISBN : 9781134817504
Genre : History
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Great Passenger Ships Of The World

Author : Arnold Kludas
ISBN : UOM:39015002073214
Genre : Ocean liners
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World War Ii Sea War France Falls Britain Stands Alone Day To Day Naval Actions From April 1940 Through September 1940

Author : Donald A. Bertke
ISBN : 9781937470005
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Day-to-Day Naval Actions April 1940 through September 1940

Ss Normandie

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 0752488082
Genre : Photography
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the world of ocean liners, those built for French lines were the epitome of style and panache, and SS Normandie perhaps the pinnacle of this. When she entered service in 1935, she was the largest, longest, fastest and certainly the best fed ship of her time, serving the finest food imaginable in a dining room longer than the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Normandie emobodied high glamour and was a firm favourite of many, albeit for a short time. Times were changing and even the French government's massive subsidies to the builders, an attempt to make Normandie a flagship for the drive out of the Depression. could only work for so long, as the Second World War drew nearer. She might have been a valuable troopship, and served a the USS Lafayette for a time, but caught fire at her New York pier in 1942. The great ship was salvaged, but with an expensive restoration in prospect she could not escape being scrapped in 1946-47. Through beautiful illustrations and evocative writing, William H.Miller presents the story of one of the most lavish liners ever to cross the seas.

Great Passenger Ships Of The World 1977 1986

Author : Arnold Kludas
ISBN : 0850597471
Genre : Ocean liners.
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Provides information on the dimensions, characteristics, ownership, construction, and important events in the history of pre-World War I ocean liners

New World Immigrants

Author : Michael Tepper
ISBN : 9780806308548
Genre : Reference
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Picture History Of The French Line

Author : William H., Jr. Miller
ISBN : 9780486157467
Genre : Transportation
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Superb pictorial history of the company's fleet of formidable passenger ships: Ile de France, Normandie, Liberté, Colombie, Antilles, Flandre, France, and many more. Over 170 black-and-white photographs.

Us News World Report

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ISBN : UVA:X000022620
Genre : World politics
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Fighting The Great War At Sea

Author : Norman Friedman
ISBN : 9781848321892
Genre : History
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The overriding image of the First World War is the bloody stalemate of the Western Front, but although much of the action did occur on land, the overall shape of the war _ even the inevitability of British participation _ arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in the desperate German attempts to deal with the American industrial threat, which ultimately levered the United States into the war, and thus a consequence of British sea control.rn This radical new book concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other, and in so doing it describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapon technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Combat produced many surprises: some, like the impact of the mine and torpedo, are familiar, but this book also brings to light many previously unexplored subjects, like creative new tactical practices and improved command and control.rn The contrast between expectation and reality had enormous consequences not only for the course of the war but also for the way navies developed afterwards. This book melds strategic, technical, and tactical aspects to reveal the First World War from a fresh perspective, but also demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second.

New Directions Of Oceanographic Research And Development

Author : Noriyuki Nasu
ISBN : 9784431682257
Genre : Science
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The earth where we live is the only planet of our solar system that holds a mass of water we know as the ocean, covering 70.8% of the earth's surface with a mean depth of 3,800 m. When using the term ocean, we mean not only the water and what it contains, but also the bottom that supports the water mass above and the atmosphere on the sea surface. Modern oceanography thus deals with the water, the bottom of the ocean, and the air thereon. In addition, varied interactions take place between the ocean and the land so that such interface areas are also extended domains of oceanography. In ancient times our ancestors took an interest in nearshore seas, making them an object of constant study. Deep seas, on the other hand, largely remained an area beyond their reach. Modern academic research on deep seas is said to have been started by the first round-the-world voyage of Her Majesty's R/V Challenger I from 1872 to 1876. It has been only 120 years since the British ship leftPortsmouth on this voyage, so oceanography can thus be considered still a young science on its way to full maturity.

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