Wars Of The Americas

Author: David Marley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368375
Size: 76.93 MB
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An annotated chronology covering every major--as well as most minor--military conflicts since the arrival of Columbus

Medals Of The British Navy And How They Were Won

Author: WH Long
Publisher: Lancer Publishers
ISBN: 1935501275
Size: 19.87 MB
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Britain will always be grateful to her Navy for making her an empire, “on which the sun would never set”. It was the British Navy, which time and again, had been solely responsible for routing the forces of the various kingdoms in the world. And it was these acts of heroism by the valiant members of the nautical forces of the British Empire, which deserve more than perhaps just a mere mention. These acts have gone on to win various prestigious medals and other decorative honours. In this book, the author WH Long collates these stories of heroism from the various books and journals, which have long gone out of print. While the stories behind these medals may have been erased from records, they will forever be entrenched in the minds of a grateful British folk. These medals do not merely record an event, but they have a story to tell – a story of valour, courage, determination and patriotism. A must have book for a military enthusiast.

A Naval Biographical Dictionary Volume 3

Author: William R. O’Byrne
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1781502811
Size: 48.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Volume 3 of 3. Originally published in 1849, this work gives details of “the life and services of every living officer in ‘Her Majesty’s Navy” who was serving or had retired by 1845 – nearly 5,000 officers in all. Generally acknowledged as the most comprehensive work of its kind, it was a considerable undertaking for one man to piece together such detailed biographies. This information was compiled from official records and from details supplied by the officers themselves. The service details found on every page reflect the centuries-old naval traditions of devotion to duty and great bravery in the face of danger. They also provide information on the many naval actions that were fought at the end of the eighteenth and first half of nineteenth centuries. Coincidentally, the original publication took place during the year of issue of what is now referred to as the Naval General Service Medal. In 1847 Queen Victoria authorised this award to be struck to record the services of naval officers and men who took part in various actions between 1793 and 1815, later extended to 1840. The award was limited to those who were alive at the time of the announcement. Over 200 Naval actions were commemorated on clasps to this medal; details of these and a considerable number of other engagements are to be found throughout this volume. Over the century and a half since its publication, this work has established itself as an essential reference work for naval historians and for a wider section of the public who are in search of their naval ancestry.

The Claws Of The Eagle

Author: Barbara Degler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435714407
Size: 38.13 MB
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"Ellen will build bridges." Was Frau Burmeister's 'prediction' merely frivolous or might there be more to it than anyone realized? Leaving tragedy behind, Ellen Marshall sails toward a new life in France. But the sharp claws of Hitler's Nazi Germany clutch at Europe, and soon ominous events confront Ellen, her family and her French and German friends. As Hitler's tanks smash through the Ardennes Forest, threatening France, Ellen finds that a new life will demand compassion, cunning and courage.

The Navy List

Author: Great Britain. Admiralty
Size: 38.46 MB
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The Royal Navy

Author: Sir William Laird Clowes
Publisher: Chatham Publishing
Size: 36.13 MB
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Covers the period from the American Revolution to the Peace of Amiens in 1802.

The Royal Navy

Author: William Laird Clowes
Size: 60.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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