A Separate Little War

A Separate Little War

LITTLE WAR THE BANFF COASTAL COMMAND STRIHE WING WERSUS THE HRIEGSMARINE AND LUFTWAFFE 1944-1945 ANDREW D BIRD - A Separate Little War The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing. ASEPARATE Cover.

Author: Andrew Bird

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909166707

Category: History

Page: 192

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Every day for nine months from September 1944 to the end of the war, young British, Commonwealth and Norwegian airmen flew from Banff aerodrome in northern Scotland in their Mosquitoes and Beaufighters to target the German U-Boats, merchantmen and freighters plying along the coast and in the fjords and leads of southwest Norway, encountering the Luftwaffe and flakships every step of the way. This Scottish strike wing fought in some of the bitterest and bloodiest attacks of the war, all at very low level and at close quarters. Their contribution to winning the war was crucial and while the cost in precious lives and equipment was in the same proportion as Bomber Command, they inflicted far greater damage to the enemy in relation to their losses. With Group Captain The Hon. Max Aitken, DSO DFC as station commander, Banff was eventually to become the base for a total of six Mosquito squadrons (including 235, 248 and 143), together with B Flight of the elite 333 Norwegian Squadron, and would team up on missions with the nearby Dallachy Beaufighter strike wing (404 RCAF, 455 RAAF, 489 RNZAF and 144 Squadrons). A Separate Little War, then, is a well researched and detailed history of a microcosm of Coastal Command. Supported by many photographs, maps and charts, the vast majority never published before, the author has drawn on the personal accounts of, amongst others, British and Norwegian pilots, ground crew and civilians which augment the official sources, to give a compelling, accurate and fascinating depiction of an aerodrome at war. It is a subject which will be of great interest and value to the general reader and to those students of the Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, RAF and former Commonwealth Air Forces, the Polish Air Force and of maritime air operations during World War Two.
Categories: History

Donegan and the Splendid Little War

Donegan and the Splendid Little War

We were so full of raging hormones that the school had to institute a separate recess for the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in order to protect the younger, more docile students. My mother's fondest wish had been that I should ...

Author: Thomas E. Morrissey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462832620

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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Patrick Donegan, the fictionalized protagonist of Donegan and the Splendid Little War, is a war-profiteer and pro-Cuban journalist during the Spanish-American War. He becomes involved with the great historical and literary figures of the period, including Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, Winston Churchill, William Randolph Hearst, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Harding Davis, and Stephen Crane. Donegan inadvertently and unhappily participates in all the major events of the era, including the attack on San Juan and Kettle hills, the naval battle at Santiago harbor, and the assassination of President William McKinley.
Categories: Fiction

Corporal Cotton s Little War

Corporal Cotton s Little War

Marquees for workshops had been erected and a separate mess arranged for the flying crews of the Junkers of Fliegerkorps IX and the Messerschmitts and Dorniers of Fliegerkorps VIII. The place was beginning to look important.

Author: John Harris

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755102419

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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Storming through Europe, the Nazis are sure to conquer Greece but for one man, Michael Anthony Cotton, a heroic marine who smuggles weapons of war and money to the Greek Resistance. Born Mihale Andoni Cotonou, Cotton gets mixed up in a lethal mission involving guns and high-speed chases. John Harris ?produces an unforgettable champion, persuasive and striking with a touch of mastery in this action-packed thriller set against the dazzle of the Aegean.
Categories: Fiction

Clausewitz on Small War

Clausewitz on Small War

In order to facilitate a coherent division, the analysis of the whole system of forward posts and other security measures of the army has been left to me, because these are encompassed primarily by Small War. This will therefore be the ...

Author: Christopher Daase

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191056949

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Widely recognized as one of the most important theorists of warfare, important strands of Carl von Clausewitz's thinking on the subject are not widely known. In the English-speaking world, few are familiar with anything other than his major, though unfinished and posthumously published, opus On War, which is available in numerous translations. Although the corpus of Clausewitz's writings on the topic of warfare is far greater, most of these texts have never been translated. In Clausewitz on Small War, Christopher Daase and James W. Davis begin to redress this unfortunate state of affairs. In this volume they have assembled and translated Clausewitz's most important texts devoted to the analysis of asymmetric, unconventional, guerrilla, and small unit warfare, including Clausewitz's Lectures on Small War, held at the Prussian War Academy in 1810 and 1811. Augmenting our understanding of Clausewitz with his early writings on Small War leads to the conclusion that asymmetric warfare is not an historical development that can be termed pre- or post-Clausewitzian as many contemporary scholars of war and military strategy argue. Rather, Clausewitz himself emerges as an early theorist of insurgency and asymmetric warfare with insights that are relevant today. The book is a must read for soldiers, military strategists, historians of war, and students of international security.
Categories: Political Science

The Little War of Private Post

The Little War of Private Post

Beyond the ford there was another little bank that marked the narrow river's brim during high water . Against this were the wounded and dead of the men who had crossed and done the shooting that we had heard back in the trail .

Author: Charles Johnson Post

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803287577

Category: History

Page: 382

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Charles Johnson Post (1873?1956) received not one but two handmade red flannel bellybands for protection against tropical fevers when he enlisted as a private in 1898 with the 71st New York Infantry. He was paid a monthly wage of $13.00, with an additional $1.30 combat pay per month. Setting off for what he later termed "the little wars that are the mere trivia of history," he came back to write "a mild chronicle of many little men who were painting on a big canvas, and of their little epic routines of life, with a common death at their elbow. It is only the little, but keen, tribulations that made the epic routine of an old-fashioned war."
Categories: History

World War II at Sea An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

World War II at Sea  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes

Individual fleet carriers also conducted specific antishipping operations in June, September, October, and December ... References Bird, Andrew D. A Separate Little War: The Banfl Coastal Command Strike Wing Versus the Kriegsmarine and ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844580

Category: History

Page: 925

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The war at sea was a key aspect of World War II, one that is too-often under-studied. This comprehensive encyclopedia shares current understandings of the struggle to control the seas during that conflict—and it opens our eyes to the reasons sea power continues to be of critical importance today. • More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry
Categories: History

The War

The War

In one area that measured just two miles by four. there were four thousand such fields; each became what Pyle called “a separate little war." fought mostly by companies of riflemen. Sherman tanks oould not break through the hedgerows.

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307498595

Category: History

Page: 485

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The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to win—the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost. Focusing on the citizens of four towns— Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama;—The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. All the iconic events are here, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps—but we also move among prisoners of war and Japanese American internees, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together while their men were shipped off to Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa. Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: History

Heroes of Coastal Command

Heroes of Coastal Command

The RAF's Maritime War 1939–1945 Andrew D. Bird. Andrew D. Bird is one of Britain's respected military historians and his previous books include A Separate Little War: The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing Versus the Kriegsmarine and ...

Author: Andrew D. Bird

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526710710

Category: History

Page: 296

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In Heroes of Coastal Command, Andrew Bird examines the maritime war between 1939 and 1945, interweaving accounts of events of the period with personal stories of individuals caught up in them. Through interviews, letters, diaries and reports, all combined with his own research, the author looks afresh at the maritime conflict, reassessing long-held views of the Cinderella Service’s defensive and offensive capabilities through the eyes of ordinary individuals battling for survival above the oceans against flak gun, enemy aircraft and weather as the stakes rose higher and the number of casualties become catastrophic. Heroes of Coastal Command makes the reader think again about the RAF’s maritime arm, Coastal Command, which was established in 1936. Throughout the war, its crews worked tirelessly alongside the Royal Navy to keep Britain’s vital sea lanes open. Together, they fought and won the Battle of the Atlantic, with RAF aircraft destroying 212 German U-Boats and sinking a significant tonnage of enemy warships and merchant vessels. Often working alone and unsupported, undertaking long patrols out over opens seas, Coastal Command bred a special kind of airman. This includes individuals such Lloyd Trigg, who was awarded the Victoria Cross; Roger Moorwood, a Blenheim pilot who flew in the Battle of France; Jack Davenport, who flew his Hampden; John Watson, the sole survivor of a Short Sunderland which was lost during a rescue mission; Maurice Guedj, a Frenchman who escaped from Morocco to join the Free French Air Force; Sam McHardy, who for a short while became a Coastal Command ground coordinator posted aboard a Royal Navy destroyer for a raid on Norway; and Ken Gatward, who flew a unique daylight mission over Paris to drop a Tricolore on the Arc de Triomphe. These are just some of the fabulous stories, full of daring and breath-taking courage, and individuals explored in this book.
Categories: History

Airman

Airman

These different task groups are needed because the theater is immense , and we frequently move resources to # ) TOT ETS ... the admiral said he considers each of the approximately 280 suspect tracks a year as a separate little war .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00305742P

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 650

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Categories: Aeronautics

Modernist Fiction and News

Modernist Fiction and News

remarkably close to the sounds, sights, and feelings of the war. Like Stein, Ernie Pyle could break the abstraction of war into a series of smaller wars, as the title of his dispatch “Each One Is a Separate Little War” suggests.30Like ...

Author: D. Rando

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230119666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Modernist Fiction and News characterizes uses novel reading of Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, John Dos Passos, and Virginia Woolf to explore how these authors engaged with a rapidly expanding news industry in order to establish an experimental space in which to represent experience with the hope of greater immediacy and faithfulness to reality.
Categories: Literary Criticism