By Pamela S. Richards
This booklet describes how the turning out to be understanding of the strategic value of technology within the Thirties brought on the Allied and German management to construct medical info offer structures that survived into the postwar period. utilizing archival fabrics from 5 nations, Richards lines the successes and screw ups of those early clinical intelligence enterprises. She specializes in the OSS unit providing reproduction for the united states government's wartime software to reprint present German medical journals. She describes in addition the equipment utilized by the OSS to spirit person magazine matters from contained in the Reich to microfilm squads on Germany's outer edge, and offers exact recognition to the Allied quest for info in regards to the legendary German atomic bomb. Richards additionally describes the availability approach manage via the Nazi govt, and the way its expanding desperation for Allied clinical information led within the final 12 months of the struggle to a submarine touchdown of Abwehr brokers at the U.S. coast to microfilm periodicals on the big apple Public Library. the ultimate bankruptcy of her e-book appears to be like at how the wartime event with clinical info encouraged postwar styles of clinical documentation and librarianship in every one country.
By Albert Castel
By John Cox
By Marshall B. Davidson
Indeed, France has captivated us for hundreds of years. the following, during this compelling heritage from acclaimed historian Marshall B. Davison, is its tale: from prehistory to its conquest by way of Julius Caesar; from its invasion by means of the Franks, who gave us the identify we use this day, to the reign of Charlemagne; from the guideline of the Bourbon monarchs, who reached their apex below the solar King, Louis XIV, to the bloody days of the French Revolution; from the ruthless upward push and reign of Napoleon Bonaparte to the brutal Nazi profession in the course of international battle II. This ebook is a must-read for any Francophile.
By James R. Knight
By Henry Stevens
By Geoffrey Till
Using 4 warship-centered examples, this ebook exhibits how naval battles are received or lost—and how technological virtue isn't as decisive in defeat or victory as is usually claimed.
• makes a speciality of 4 ship-centered conflict narratives: the conflict of Trafalgar, the conflict of Jutland, the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, and the Falklands War
• Identifies eleven views that designate victory and defeat in naval operations
• presents a history-based survey of winning naval operations whereas highlighting the character of naval operations within the twenty first century
• offers info written in a transparent, reader-friendly type with no compromising on its scholarly criteria of content material and accuracy
• deals attention-grabbing studying for naval students, common audiences who take pleasure in naval historical past, and naval historians alike