This book tells, through its images and ... text, the story of the Allied discovery, understanding and campaign against the insidious Vengeance weapons ... [It also] reveals how air photographic intelligence provided the information to ...
Author: Roy M. Stanley
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
"Hitler's V-1 and much larger V-2 rockets added a terrifying extra dimension to the Second World War and seriously threatened the Allies' hope of victory ... This book tells, through its images and ... text, the story of the Allied discovery, understanding and campaign against the insidious Vengeance weapons ... [It also] reveals how air photographic intelligence provided the information to defeat this threat"--Jacket.
25 Tokyo , 34 , 138 Ur , trident from , 104 Toledo , Spain , 68 Utsobu ( quiver ) ,
142 Tombs , hunting scenes in , 118–21 , 133 , 330 V weapons in , 172–3 , 325 ,
335 Valai tade ( throwing stick ) , 337 Tomo ( wrist - guard ) , 143 Valltorta Gorge
Author: Howard L. Blackmore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Detailed, comprehensive account of swords, knives and bayonets, staff weapons, bows, crossbows, guns and other miscellaneous arms — dating from the Middle Ages to modern times. Over 280 contemporary illustrations catalog the spear of a Roman hunter, a medieval broad arrow, a harpoon gun fired by whalers, and much else.
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who dealt with the largest bomb ever dropped on this country. has died at
Henstead, near Beccles. Major Hunt, who was made an MBE for his services,
died at ...
Author: Chris Ransted
Publisher: Pen and Sword
An account of the “brave men of the bomb disposal units who died disarming the weapons that Hitler hoped would save the Nazis from defeat” (Dover Express/Folkestone Herald). In 1944 the V-1s and V-2s, Hitler’s “vengeance” weapons, were regarded by the Allied leaders in London as the single greatest threat they had faced. It was feared that these flying bombs and rockets might turn the tide of war once again in Germany’s favor. Yet, little more than half of these missiles hit their targets, some failing to explode. Their wreckage lay across the southern half of England or in Europe, with contents liable to sudden and deadly ignition. It was the job of specialist Bomb Disposal teams to render the V-weapons safe and uncover their secrets. This is their story. In this unique book Chris Ransted has investigated the work of these unsung heroes who risked their lives every time they were called into action and, in the course of his research he has located the sites of many of the unexploded V-weapons, revealed here for the first time. Ransted also details the methods used by the Bomb Disposal men and the equipment they used. The book is richly illustrated with 266 photographs and diagrams, many of which have never previously been published. In completing this, the most comprehensive study of its kind, the author describes the deeds of those gallant Bomb Disposal men that were awarded one of the highest honors which could have been bestowed upon them by their country—the George Medal. “A particularly thorough and enlightening book.”—Military Vehicle Trust
Hunt. British Intelligence was too slow in discovering what was happening at
Peenemünde. This bald statement will cause ... This chapter makes no claim to
cover the entire V-weapons intelligence hunt but merely to present the
background to ...
Author: Martin Middlebrook
Publisher: Pen and Sword
On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemnde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The raid was meticulously planned and hopes were high. But the night sky was so cloudless that the British bombers presented an easy target for German night fighters, and over 40 were lost. Martin Middlebrook draws on the memories of over 400 people involved in the dramatic events on that night: RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, German personnel at the research site and foreign labourers who had been forced to work there. The result is a truly compelling account of this hazardous attempt to disrupt Hitler's V-weapons programme.
CHAPTER V NDORCIBO ELEPHANT-HUNTING Ndorobo elephantdhunler—His
Weapons—Mode ol' hunting—My next success—The spell broken—An early
starl—A simple repeat—Tracking elephants—The hunt ——A promise ...
Author: A.H. Neumann
Publisher: Рипол Классик
Being an Account of Three Years' Ivory-Hunting Under Mount Kenia and Among the Ndorobo Savages of the Lorogi Mountains. Including a Trip to the North of Lake Rudolph
While she was working at the Pentagon, her part in the hunt for the V weapons
was given to the press and. with her photogenic looks doubtless helping what
was in any case a strong story, dramatic headlines including 'Connie Saves New
Author: Allan Williams
Publisher: Random House
The story of the photographic intelligence work undertaken from a country house at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, is one of the great lost stories of the Second World War . At its peak in 1944, almost 2,000 British and American men and women worked at the top-secret Danesfield House, interpreting photographs - the majority stereoscopic so they could be viewed in 3D - to unlock secrets of German military activity and weapons development. Millions of aerial photographs were taken by Allied pilots, flying unarmed modified Spitfires and Mosquitos on missions over Nazi Europe. it was said that an aircraft could land, the photographs be developed and initial interpretation completed within two hours - marking the culmination of years of experiments in aerial intelligence techniques. Their finest hour began in 1943, during the planning stages of the Allied invasion of Europe, when Douglas Kendall, who masterminded the interpretation work at Medmenham, led the hunt for Hitler's secret weapons. Operation Crossbow would grow from a handful of photographic interpreters to the creation of a hand-picked team, and came to involve interpreters from across the Medmenham spectrum, including the team of aircraft specialists led by the redoubtable Constance Babington Smith. In November that year, whilst analysing photographs of Peenemunde in northern Germany, they spotted a small stunted aircraft on a ramp. This intelligence breakthrough linked the Nazi research station with a growing network of sites in northern France, where ramps were being constructed aligned not only with London, but targets throughout southern Britain. Through the combined skill and dedication of the Crossbow team and the heroism of the Allied pilots, throughout late 1943 and 1944 V-weapon launch sites were located and through countermeasures destroyed, saving hundreds of thousands of lives, and changing the course of the war. Operation Crossbow is a wonderful story of human endeavour and derring-do, told for the first time.
An Explanatory Guide to the Natural Productions and Manufactures of the Great
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, 1851 Robert Hunt ... showing its utility in
naval architecture, and its durability and cleanliness, are exhibited (end of Class
V., Ground Floor). ... man has led him in all ages and in all countries to give the
highest possible degree of perfection to his weapons of offence and defence, and
Author: Robert Hunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Hunt's Hand-Book to the Great Exhibition (1851) displays a compelling enthusiasm for the modern world, technology and progress.