A Very Strange Way to Go to War

A Very Strange Way to Go to War

'It's quite a social milieu, the military and Navy, so that's what you'd expect to do in the evening, ... 'The atmosphere was a bit surreal, it was just a very strange way to go to war, but I'd rather do that than jump out of a plane ...

Author: Andrew Vine

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781845138462

Category: History

Page: 320

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Vast and brilliant white, P&O's flagship the SS Canberra was a final salute to a bygone era of opulence even as she embarked on her maiden voyage, For a decade she carried passengers between Britain and Australia, a 90-day voyage of pampering and decadence. But in March 1982, Britain went to war to defend the Falkland Islands and the SS Canberra found herself, surreally, requisitioned as a troop ship to carry the Marines and Paratroops into battle. Against all odds she surived, playing a vital role as a hospital ship, At the end of the war she arrived back in Southampton to a heroes welcome, where she became fondly known as the Great White Whale. This is the extraordinary and, as yet, untold story of how the crew of a luxury ocean liner: waiters, cooks, nurses and cleaners, found themselves suddenly thrust onto the front line. A Very Strange Way to Go to War is a candid and captivating story, drawing from first hand accounts and previously unpublished archives, of the heroic courage of ordinary British men and women in the face of great adversity, at the outpost of empire.
Categories: History

A Companion to the Falklands War

A Companion to the Falklands War

A Very Strange Way to Go to War: The Canberra in the Falklands. Aurum Press, 2012. Ward, Sharkey. Sea Harrier over the Falklands: A Maverick at War. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. Washington, Linda. Ten Years On: The British Army in the ...

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750982801

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Falklands War is a story of occupation, fierce air battles, heavy naval losses and bitter encounters between ground forces amidst an inhospitable terrain and unforgiving climate. With complex political machinations and nationalist sentiment at the centre of the conflict, even today the sovereignty of the islands is hotly contested in political circles. For the first time, renowned military historian Gregory Fremont-Barnes has compiled a definitive A–Z guide to the British involvement in the Falklands conflict, including personalities, weapons, battles, ships, places and much more. This accessible yet comprehensive companion to the Falklands War will be a welcome addition to any enthusiast’s shelves.
Categories: History

Logistics in the Falklands War

Logistics in the Falklands War

Hobson, Chris, Falklands Air War, Hinckley, England: Midland, 2002 Jolly, Rick, The Red and Green Life Machine: A Diary ... Merchant Ships at War, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984 Vine, Andrew, A Very Strange Way to Go to War: The ...

Author: Kenneth L Privratsky

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823129

Category: History

Page: 256

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While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four.??After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the book describes in detail the rush to re-organise and deploy forces, despatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theatre resupply, the set-backs and finally the restoring of order after victory.??Had the logistics plan failed, victory would have been impossible and humiliation inevitable, with no food for the troops, no ammunition for the guns, no medical support for casualties etc.??The lessons learnt have never been more important with increasing numbers of out-of-area operations required in remote trouble spots at short notice. The Falklands experience is crucial for the education of new generations of military planners and fascinating for military buffs and this book fills an important gap.
Categories: History

Air Power in the Falklands Conflict

Air Power in the Falklands Conflict

Villar, R., Merchant Ships at War. London: Conway Maritime Press and Lloyd's of London Press, 1984. Vine, A., A Very Strange Way to go to War. London: Aurum Press, 2012. Von Clausewitz, C., On War. Princeton University Press: Princeton, ...

Author: John Shields

Publisher: Air World

ISBN: 9781399007559

Category: History

Page: 376

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From the television footage shown in all its stark reality and the daily coverage and subsequent memoirs, the impression delivered from the air battles in the Falklands Conflict was that of heroic Argentine pilots who relentlessly pressed home their attacks against the British. While, by contrast, there is a counter-narrative that portrayed the Sea Harrier force as being utterly dominant over its Argentine enemies. But what was the reality of the air war over the Falkland Islands? While books on the air operations have published since that time, they have, in the main, been personal accounts, re-told by those who were there, fighting at a tactical level, or back in their nation’s capital running the strategic implications of the outcome. But a detailed analysis of the operational level of the air war has not been undertaken – until now. At the same time, some analysts have inferred that this Cold War sideshow offers little insight into lessons for the operating environment of future conflicts. As the author demonstrates in this book, there are lessons from 1982 that do have important and continued relevance today. Using recently released primary source material, the author, a serving RAF officer who spent two-and-a-half years in the Falklands as an air defence navigator, has taken an impartial look at the air campaign at the operational level. This has enabled him to develop a considered view of what should have occurred, comparing it with what actually happened. In so doing, John Shields has produced a comprehensive account of the air campaign that has demolished many of the enduring myths. This is the story of not why, but how the air war was fought over the skies of the South Atlantic.
Categories: History

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

Other similar titles: A Very Strange Way to Go to War by Andrew Vine Aurum Press Ltd Print & ebook Unlikely Warriors by Richard Baxell Aurum Press Ltd Print & ebook A Classless Society by Alwyn W. Turner Aurum Press Ltd Print & ebook ...

Author: Edward Kritzler

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781313763

Category: History

Page: 336

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At the end of the fifteenth century, the Spanish Inquisition forced many Jews to flee the country. The most adventurous among them took to the high seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham, they attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding. Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean is the entertaining saga of a hidden chapter in Jewish history, and of the cruelty, terror and greed that flourished during the Age of Discovery. Among the many daring figures to feature in the book are: ‘the Great Jewish Pirate’ Sinan, Barbarossa’s second-in-command; Rabbi Samuel Palache and his brother, Joseph, who went from commanding pirate ships to founding the first openly Jewish community in the New World; and Abraham Cohen Henriques, and arms dealer who used his cunning and economic muscle to find safe havens for other Jews. Filled with high-seas adventures including encounters with Captain Morgan and other legendary pirates – and detailed portraits of cities stacked high with plunder, such as Port Royal, Jamaica, Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean captures a gritty and glorious era of history from an unusual and eye opening perspective.
Categories: History

The Secret Life of Fighter Command

The Secret Life of Fighter Command

The men and women who beat the Luftwaffe Sinclair McKay. Aurum Press Ltd Print & ebook A Very Strange Way to Go to War by Andrew Vine Aurum Press Ltd Print & ebook First published in Great Britain 2015 by Aurum Press Ltd.

Author: Sinclair McKay

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781314784

Category: History

Page: 352

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During the dark days of 1940, when Britain faced the might of Hitler’s armed forces alone, the RAF played an integral role in winning the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe, thus ensuring the country’s safety from invasion. The men and women of Fighter Command worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout the length and breadth of Britain to thwart the Nazi attacks; The Secret Life of Fighter Command tells their story. From setting up the ground-breaking radar systems along the coast of the Southeast of England, to the distribution of spotters of bombing waves coming along the Thames Estuary, the boffins who designed and built the guidance and detection structures to organise a winning defence umbrella, to the Wrens who plotted enemy movements and then conveyed this to the various RAF squadrons stationed in the UK’s zonal defence system – all of them played a part in maintaining the security over Britain. Through exclusive interviews with various members of this unique and world famous organisation, bestselling author Sinclair McKay tells the human story of how Britain survived the Nazi onslaught and enabled our Hurricanes and Spitfires to triumph over the German airforce.
Categories: History

God s Truth and Wisdom Revealed Achieving Spiritual Vigilance in the Face of Terrorism

God s Truth and Wisdom Revealed  Achieving Spiritual Vigilance in the Face of Terrorism

In a very strange way, the entire world has come together on this point! President Bush and our political leaders must use this now. For if this coalition is formed properly and used properly, there will be no need to go to war with ...

Author: Joshua Stone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595209378

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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One of the most complete and in-depth books ever written on the subject of terrorism from a Spiritual perspective! In this book you will receive a full spectrum prism consciousness understanding from Spirit and the Ascended Masters' perspective on terrorism in general and specifically on the soul's perspective of the terrorist bombing of the twin towers on 9/11. This is one of the most comprehensive overviews ever written on this subject and brings forth an absolutely brilliant and clear understanding of the entire sequence of events from a Spiritual, psychological and political or Earthly perspective. In truth, must reading for everyone in the world given the magnitude of the events we are all now experiencing in our world!
Categories: Religion

From Civility to Survival Richmond Ladies During the Civil War

From Civility to Survival  Richmond Ladies During the Civil War

Oh, I trust that they sprang from the din of the battle-field to the peace of heaven! Lord, how long must we suffer such things? 27th— . . . It is strange how we go from month to month, living in the present, without any prospect for ...

Author: Neal E. Wixson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462067174

Category: History

Page: 208

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Motivated by their patriotism, the Richmond Ladies were willing to make the necessary sacrifices for the Southern cause. Many sent their husbands and sons to fight for the glory of the South. However, as the war progressed, their sacrifices became harder and harder to bear. They faced shortages of food, struggled to find adequate housing, and, in some cases, endured the ultimate price of losing husbands, sons, and close relatives. As Richmond was evacuated, they braced themselves for military occupation and reconstruction. With the loss of their slaves, wealth, social standing, and homes, they entered into a new world order with few familiar aspects. Through their diaries and recollections, their story of courage and commitment to survive in an ever changing world is told. “Neal Wixson selected detailed, poignant and sentimental excerpts from some of the most important accounts of Richmond during the Civil War which succeeds in capturing much of the flavor of the Confederate capital as seen through women’s eyes.” Michael B. Chesson, Professor of History, The American College of History and Legal Studies and author of several books including Richmond after the War 1865-1890 “A vivid account of wartime Richmond as told by women who endured its physical and emotional hardships.” Carol Sheriff , Professor of History, College of William & Mary and author of The Artificial River and of co-author of A People at War “By giving voice to the ladies who lived in Richmond during the Civil War, Neal Wixson offers a chorus of their faith and perseverance in enduring deprivations and sacrifice.” Will Molineux, editor of A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War
Categories: History

Our Women in the War

 Our Women in the War

A few days after this the proprietor of the warblo yard before montioned sent Madge word that he had some flour to soll . This 860mod very strange . How oould be get flour at this time ? Thero was only one way - ho must bave bad it ...

Author: News and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044004979746

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 482

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Categories: Confederate States of America

War Stories of the Battle of the Bulge

War Stories of the Battle of the Bulge

fighting it was very strange how suddenly the battle ended, how quiet everything had become. I had a feeling of disbelief that it was over, ... I had to go back and do everything by the numbers without live ammunition again.

Author: Michael Green

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781610600408

Category: History

Page: 320

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The powerful German counteroffensive operation codenamed "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched against the American First Army in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg that winter is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Here are the first-person stories of the American soldiers who repelled the powerful German onslaught that had threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe during World War II.
Categories: History

Parallels

Parallels

YURI KIRICHENKO I would like the American people to remember this : War can never be noble . It's a very ugly business . Man is such a strange being that in strange conditions ... strange situations ... strange things happen . How did ...

Author: John T. Hansen

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202367738

Category: History

Page: 250

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The experience of American and Soviet participants in Vietnam and Afghanistan respectively is constructed directly from the narratives and the recollection of surviving veterans. In their very intensity and authenticity, these voices pose a challenge to conventional understandings of contemporary warfare. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History

Theodosius

Theodosius

If he did contemplate war from the outset he went about it in a very strange way indeed . It was four months before he finally adopted a new imperial candidate , and almost a year before he extended his power into Italy .

Author: Stephen Williams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300074476

Category: History

Page: 238

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Emperor Theodosius was the last Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West, and his reign represents a turning point in the policies and fortunes of the Late Roman Empire. In this biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell bring together literary, archaeological and numismatic evidence concerning this Roman emperor, studying his military and political struggles, which he fought heroically but ultimately in vain. Summoned from retirement to the throne after the disastrous Roman defeat by the Goths at Adrianople, Theodosius was called on to rebuild the armies and put the shattered state back together. He instituted a new policy towards the barbarians, in which diplomacy played a larger role than military might, at a time of increasing frontier dangers and acute manpower shortage. He was also the founder of the established Apostolic Catholic Church. Unlike other Christian emperors, he suppressed both heresy and paganism and enforced orthodoxy by law. The path was a diffucult one, but Theodosius (and his successor, Stilicho) had little choice. This new study convincingly demonstrates how a series of political misfortunes led to the separation of the Eastern and Western empires which meant that the overlordship of Rome in Europe dwindled into mere ceremonial. The authors examine the emperor and his character and the state of the Roman empire, putting his reign in the context of the troubled times. --From publisher's description.
Categories: History

The Superhero s Son Omnibus action adventure young adult superheroes

The Superhero s Son Omnibus  action adventure young adult superheroes

... agreement or alliance comes out of this in the INJ's favor.” “It seems like a strange way to go about asserting their dominance over us in the Summit, though,” I said. “What if it leads to all-out war between the two organizations?

Author: Lucas Flint

Publisher: Secret Identity Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2159

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Percy Jackson meets the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this action-adventure superhero series! Kevin Jason thinks he's just a normal teenager until he accidentally punches the school bully through the cafeteria wall. Kevin soon discovers that he is the son of a famous superhero and decides to become the superhero Bolt. As Bolt, Kevin fights supervillains, criminals, corrupt politicians, aliens, and more in this complete, epic nine-book superhero series! Contains the following books: The Superhero's Test The Superhero's Team The Superhero's Summit The Superhero's Powers The Superhero's Origin The Superhero's World The Superhero's Vision The Superhero's Prison The Superhero's End Plus bonus short story: Don't Fear the Reaper KEYWORDS: superhero action fiction, superhero fantasy, superhero fiction novel, superhero science fiction, superhero scifi, superhero young adult, superhero city, superhero books, superhero action, superhero books for kids, superheroes, cool superheroes, action adventure books, superhero action adventure books, action adventure fiction, superhero action adventure fiction, young adult action adventure, action adventure young adult, coming of age books
Categories: Fiction

Heather Graham s Haunted Treasures

Heather Graham s Haunted Treasures

IT SEEMED A VERY STRANGE circumstance to be leaving a Yankee camp with Yankee protection instead of a Yankee guard. ... why—dying from a gunshot was certainly one of the most horrible ways to go—but there was just something about this.

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: Invoke Books

ISBN: 9780692320358

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Presented together for the first time, New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Graham brings back three tales of paranormal love and adventure. Lovers and Demons Fleeing the unholy attentions of a creature of the night, Lenore Tyler, a ravishing Confederate smuggler, joins forces with a brave Yankee officer--and discovers ecstasy in the arms of her handsome, virile enemy. And I Will Love You Forever A beauty, overcome by war, triumphs in love when her strange dreams of a virile and ghostly Viking protector come true. Vanquish The Night Anne Pemberton, a beautiful Texas innocent falls under the haunting spell of a dashing exotic immortal, and is rescued from eternal damnation by the rapturous power of love.
Categories: Fiction

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

So sounds when most of the gains in economic activi- it has not been a harmful inflation . ... must be addi . for their actions has decided that : This is a strange way indeed to encourage intional money brought into circulation to 1.

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000126163165

Category: Law

Page:

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

Field Artillery

Field Artillery

... that in the strange ways that battle turns out in the end , it really doesn't make much difference what equipment is in ... to Europe well - well enough to go into battle with something more than a shoestring's chance of success .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002020335

Category: Artillery, Field and mountain

Page:

View: 346

Categories: Artillery, Field and mountain

The Congressional Globe

The Congressional Globe

How would it strike us , if we should see other great commercial nations acting upon such a system ? IEng . ... This seems to me to be a very strange way of reasoning , and a very strange course of political conduct .

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:31675044

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Home at Last

Home at Last

As we strolled the streets of this beautiful city , we felt glad to be alive and free , no matter how very strange a time it was to wander like a tourist . Our next plan was to go back to Gleiwitz I , where Leo and I hoped to find some ...

Author: Kurt Moses

Publisher: Martell Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1893181782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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Mr. Moses was compelled to write his story if for no other reason than to document the unique evil that befell the victims of the Nazi Party in the last century. Nothing in his own childhood could have prepared him for the horrific years that followed. From a youth with a normal, easy-going life to a starved prisoner exposed to death and torture every day from 1942 through 1945, going from two concentration camps and then finally in the death camp that was Auschwitz.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Making Game

Making Game

to move for two years and in the third burned their farms and villages to the ground. They vowed to displace any who stood in the way of their migration. ... The heroic depends on nostalgic longing in a very strange way.

Author: Peter L. Atkinson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781897425282

Category: Philosophy

Page: 155

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Making Game contributes significantly to the genre of the meditative essay in its treatment of the author's relations to the natural world. Atkinson reflects on the philosophical and ethical nature of hunting wild game, finding in that activity existential clues that connect him first to his family of origin and then more broadly to the tradition at large. Always the work of 'making game' strives to understand the self. Although non-technical, the writing is informed by the author's significant background of scholarly engagement with the phenomenological tradition in modern philosophy and classical Greek literature. This book will appeal to readers of literature with a theoretical bent, as well as those interested in questions of autobiography and identity, especially in relation to issues of family and personal identity.
Categories: Philosophy

How to Win the Culture War

How to Win the Culture War

No explanation will help; no road map will make you move. That sounds pretty hopeless. Not at all. Look at yourself. Have you ever moved? Have you grown at all? So little. But a little. Yes. So you are growing.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875634

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Peter Kreeft examines the true nature of the "culture war" today, identifies the real enemies facing the church and maps out a strategy for battle.
Categories: Religion