Field of Fire

Field of Fire

That was his biggest advantage, but now he found himself in the same position as Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg. The fight had started and he wasn't on the right ground. He had to seize the high ground to give himself a clear field of fire ...

Author: James O. Born

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101207253

Category: Fiction

Page: 598

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Categories: Fiction

Field of Fire

Field of Fire

All night nowadays one hears the drone and moan of the bombers; occasionally one is shot down and erupts in a burst of fire, silhouetting the unchanging hills for a moment in pink fire. Am not working over well with H.F. who is touchy, ...

Author: Jack Swaab

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495910

Category: History

Page: 288

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Jack Swaab joined the veteran 51st (Highland) Infantry Division on 3 January 1943. He kept a series of diaries over the following two and a half years, recording the combination of boredom and fear that characterises active service. In mid-March 1943 he saw battle for the first time as Montgomery attacked the Mareth Line. In July that year Swaab took part in the Allied landings on Sicily, writing of the scorching humidity of the Sicilian summer. In May 1944 he records the restless time as his regiment prepared for the invasion of Normandy. In September 1944 Swaab's role changed dramatically, as he moved from commanding a troop to being a forward observation officer. His new position meant that he was working closely with the infantry in the front line. Swaab's first five months as a forward observation officer came to an abrupt end on 13 February, when he was wounded in the leg by shellfire. He was again selected for FOO duty during Operation 'Varsity', the Rhine crossing, in March 1945, and received the Military Cross.
Categories: History

Field of Fire

Field of Fire

I was seated in the Murrayfield press-box next to the former French star Franck Mesnel, who was wearing what appeared to be ballet shoes. Mesnel, a player who won 56 caps as a midfield back in ... 5 FIELD OF FIRE In a war, there are many.

Author: Jeff Connor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780572789

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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In 1987, a British-based team competed in the Tour de France for the first time in almost two decades. The ANC-Halfords squad were decimated by the punishing pace, the manager walked out during one of the Alpine stages, five of the nine riders and some of the staff never made it to Paris, and most of the personnel went unpaid. ANC were the definitive innocents abroad and it became one of the great sporting misadventures of all time. If that wasn't bad enough for ANC, a tabloid journalist travelled with them for the full three weeks. Jeff Connor's account of the Tour, Wide-Eyed and Legless, became a classic and was later voted number one in Cycle Sport's list of the best cycling books of all time. Now, 25 years on, Connor revisits the scene of the crime, tracks down the participants and discovers exactly how their fortunes were changed, some irrevocably, by the '87 Tour. Field of Fire tells a moving tale of sporting disillusionment, heartbreak, anger - and humour.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Seal Team Seven 19 Field of Fire

Seal Team Seven  19  Field of Fire

Titles by Keith Douglass THE SEAL TEAM SERIES SEAL TEAM SEVEN SPECTER NUCFLASH DIRECT ACTION FIRESTORM ... FRONTAL ASSAULT FLASHPOINT TROPICAL TERROR BLOODSTORM DEATHBLOW AMBUSH COUNTERFIRE PAYBACK DEADLY FORCE FIELD OF FIRE THE CARRIER ...

Author: Keith Douglass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101576076

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock and five members of Seal Team Seven are assigned to back up the CIA on a covert operation in Syria. Their mission: destroy the laboratory housing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb capable of rendering all electronic components within a hundred-mile radius inoperative. But just when the SEALs think they’ve been successful, an EMP is detonated just off the coast of Haifa, Israel, disabling the entire city. As Israel’s military defends its land from Syrian invasion, Seal Team Seven must enter the fray—and rescue ten American college students trapped in the chaos.
Categories: Fiction

Field Artillery Surveyor

Field Artillery Surveyor

TASK NUMBER : 071-331-0852 CLEAR FIELDS OF FIRE CONDITIONS : Given a partially completed fighting position with an assigned sector of fire , containing thick underbrush and small to medium trees , an intrenching tool , an axe ...

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000090147004

Category: Artillery, Field and mountain

Page: 744

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Categories: Artillery, Field and mountain

Field Artillery And Fire Power

Field Artillery And Fire Power

It was a characteristic of German planning that a defensive line should optimize the value of artillery support by providing observation, good fields of fire and communications. This was evident from the first year of the War, at Ypres, ...

Author: J.B.A Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135478124

Category: History

Page: 417

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This definitive overview of the development and use of artillery makes the complex artillery systems of today understandable, while at the same time showing how they have evolved and how they are likely to change in the future. The author, until recently chief of artillery for the British Army, is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the subject. Unlike other books that either describe the technical aspects of present-day firepower or outline its history during specific wars, this work provides both a detailed explanation of the modern artillery system and a history of its development over the past six hundred fifty years, identifying its enduring principles and changing practices against an ever-changing background of technology, tactics, and strategy. When an earlier version of this book was published in 1989, it became known as the best single source on field artillery in the English language. This new edition has been fully updated and substantially expanded to cover a wide range of contemporary military debates and the role of firepower, and is certain to be regarded as the ultimate work on the subject for years to come. J. B. A. Bailey assesses major developments over the past decade, analyzing artillery operations in airborne, urban, littoral, desert, jungle, mountain, artic, and nocturnal environments. He examines direct fire, counterfire, the suppression of enemy air defenses, and force protection methods. He explains field artillery from its primitive beginnings to its dominance as an art in World War II and its potent utility in operations since 1945 and into the future. The book will be of particular interest to military historians and those engaged in debating firepower's future. Published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army. 15 photographs. 8 line drawings. Appendixes. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 7 x 10 inches.
Categories: History

Field Manual

Field Manual

It shares with the heavy machine gun the mission of direct fire support of tank attacks . c . ... the fire of the section and assigns targets or sectors of fire and position areas , and regulates the displacement of the weapons .

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3239498

Category:

Page:

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Tracking Signs of Man Signs of Hope

Tracking  Signs of Man  Signs of Hope

The left coverman (assuming a northward direction of travel) has a field of fire that starts at 80 degrees and shifts north, west, south, and a little towards the east to 175 degrees; his total field of fire is approximately 265 degrees ...

Author: David Diaz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762552

Category: Reference

Page: 264

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Tracking--Signs of Man, Signs of Hope is a complete guide to tracking and finding humans, alive and dead: lost children and adults, crime victims, escaped criminals.
Categories: Reference

FA Meteorological Crewmember

FA Meteorological Crewmember

TASK NUMBER : 071-331-0852 CLEAR FIELDS OF FIRE CONDITIONS : Given a partially completed fighting position with an ... depth or sector of fire to be cleared , and a designated amount of time in which to clear the field of fire .

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000090147053

Category: Artillery, Field and mountain

Page: 680

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Categories: Artillery, Field and mountain

FA Target Acquisition Specialist

FA Target Acquisition Specialist

TASK NUMBER : 071-331-0852 CLEAR FIELDS OF FIRE CONDITIONS : Given a partially completed fighting position with an ... depth or sector of fire to be cleared , and a designated amount of time in which to clear the field of fire .

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03774820Q

Category: Artillery, Field and mountain

Page: 728

View: 322

Categories: Artillery, Field and mountain