Charts and surveys in peace and war

the history of the Royal Navy's Hydrographic Service, 1919-1970
Author: Roger O. Morris,Great Britain. Ministry of Defence
Publisher: The Stationery Office/Tso
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 280
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This new publication, by a former Hydrographer of the Navy, covers the period which included the introduction of the echo-sounder, rotary offset printing and electronic position fixing, and the development of surveying sonar after WWII.

Beans, Bullets, and Black Oil - The Story of Fleet Logistics Afloat in the Pacific During World War II


Author: Rear Adm. Worrall Reed Carter
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786252295
Category: History
Page: 433
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Includes over 150 photos. Victory is won or lost in battle, but all military history shows that adequate logistic support is essential to the winning of battles. In World War II, logistic support of the fleet in the Pacific became a problem of such magnitude and diversity, as well as vital necessity, that all operations against Japan hinged upon it. The advance against the enemy moved our fleet progressively farther and farther away from the west coast of the United States, from Pearl Harbor, and from other sources of supply, to support our fleet we constructed temporary bases for various uses, and we formed floating mobile service squadrons and other logistic support groups. These floating organizations remained near the fighting fleet, supplying food, ammunition, and other necessities while rendering repair services close to the combat areas, this support enabled the fleet to keep unrelenting pressure upon the enemy by obviating the return of the fleet to home bases. Because of the knowledge gained during his South Pacific service and particularly from his experience as Commander of Service Squadron Ten, the largest of the mobile squadrons, Rear Admiral W.R. Carter was chosen to write this history of logistics afloat in the Pacific. The opinions expressed and the conclusions reached are those of the author.- Secretary of the Navy, Dan Kimball

The Naval Service of Canada

Its Official History Volume 1
Author: Gilbert Norman Tucker
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 9781296770426
Category:
Page: 522
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

TREATY OF PEACE W/GERMANY


Author: Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920),Etc 1918 Germany Treaties
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781371250171
Category: History
Page: 584
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Logistics in the National Defense


Author: Henry Effingham Eccles
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313227165
Category: History
Page: 347
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The author develops the concept that logistics constitute a bridge between the national economy and the combat forces. He explains the role of the civilian as well as of the professional, and discusses the differences in their modes of thought and methods of operation.

Biplanes and Bombsights: British Bombing in World War I


Author: George K. Williams
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178625025X
Category: History
Page: 261
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This study measures wartime claims against actual results of the British bombing campaign against Germany in the Great War. Components of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), and the Royal Air Force (RAF) conducted bombing raids between July 1916 and the Armistice. Specifically, Number 3 Wing (RNAS), 41 Wing of Eighth Brigade (RFC), and the Independent Force (IF) bombed German targets from bases in France. Lessons supposedly gleaned from these campaigns heavily influenced British military aviation, underpinning RAF doctrine up to and into the Second World War. Fundamental discrepancies exist, however, between the official verdict and the first-hand evidence of bombing results gathered by intelligence teams of the RAF and the US Air Service. Results of the British bombing efforts were demonstrably more modest, and costs in casualties and wastage far steeper, than previously acknowledged. A preoccupation with “moral effect” came to dominate the British view of their aerial offensives. Maj Gen Hugh M. Trenchard played a pivotal role in bringing this misperception to the forefront of public consciousness. After the Armistice, the potential of strategic bombing was officially extolled to justify the RAF as an independent service. The Air Ministry’s final report must be evaluated as a partisan manifestation of this crusade and not as a definitive final assessment, as it has been mistakenly accepted previously. This study develops and substantiates a comprehensive evaluation of British long-range bombing in the First World War. Its findings run directly counter to the generally held opinion. Natural limitations, technical shortfalls, and aircrews lacking proficiency acted in concert with German defenses to produce far less results than those claimed.

The Chinese Navy

Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles
Author: National Defense University (U S ),Institute for National Strategic Studies,Phillip C. Saunders,Christopher D. Yung,Michael Swaine,Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160897634
Category:
Page: 339
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Tells the story of the growing Chinese Navy - The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - and its expanding capabilities, evolving roles and military implications for the USA. Divided into four thematic sections, this special collection of essays surveys and analyzes the most important aspects of China's navel modernization.

The Signal Corps

The Emergency (to December 1941)
Author: Dulany Terrett
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514809761
Category:
Page: 400
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The more mobile an armed force becomes, the more rugged the terrain it encounters, or the more widely the force is deployed, the greater becomes the difficulty of securing and maintaining rapid, completely linked communications. In the U.S. Army the Signal Corps is the agency charged with developing, procuring, and furnishing signal equipment to overcome the difficulties mentioned above. In an age of swift and startling progress in electronics, this phase of its mission demands that it keep abreast of scientific advances at home and abroad and maintain close ties with civilian laboratories and industry in order to take advantage of their capabilities. This volume traces the course which the Signal Corps followed between the first and second world wars, a period of planning and preparation. Others to follow will recount the testing of the Corps' organization and equipment, and the results achieved at home and overseas. The author has dealt with the subject on a chronological basis, instead of following the topical treatment used in other technical service volumes. This broad-front approach has enabled him to weave into one pattern the many activities in which the Signal Corps was simultaneously engaged. The reader can here follow from birth the history of Army radar and mobile radio, the first steps taken in the conversion of the civilian communications industry to war production, the expansion of training facilities, and the beginnings of the far-flung communications network that eventually encircled the globe. He will see the uncertainties of planning and the difficulties of organization incident to rapidly changing conditions, meager appropriations, and the clash of interest within the military household. These and many other matters showing human beings and institutions under pressure are replete with significance to us who must live in a turbulent world where revolution tends to have the upper hand over evolution.

Harper's Pictorial Library of the World War: 5


Author: Albert Bushnell Hart
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378949566
Category: History
Page: 454
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The Geology of Liberia

A Selected Bibliography of Liberian Geology
Author: R. Lee Hadden,Topographic Engineering Center,U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Publisher: www.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK
ISBN: 9781780391861
Category: Nature
Page: 174
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Updated through 2006, this bibliography on the water and geological information of Liberia was begun in 1998 as a request through the US Department of State by the Government of Liberia. It brings together selected citations from a variety of different cartographic, geographical, geological and hydrological resources and specialized library collections. Most of the citations have location information on where these items can be located and used on site, and either borrowed through inter-library loan or purchased through a commercial document delivery services.