Island at War

Island at War
Robben Island, 1939-45

by Lionel Crook,Naval Heritage Trust (South Africa)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780620539197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Island at War

Island at War
Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

by Jorge Rodríguez Beruff,José L. Bolívar

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781626745643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diaspora at War

Diaspora at War
The Chinese of Singapore between Empire and Nation, 1937-1945

by Ernest Koh

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9047428226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Diaspora at War, Ernest Koh maps a history of Singapore's wartime past that extends beyond the Japanese invasion and occupation of the island.

'Totally un-English'?

'Totally un-English'?
Britain’s Internment of ‘Enemy Aliens’ in Two World Wars

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9401201382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The internment of ‘enemy aliens’ by the British government in two world wars remains largely hidden from history. British historians have treated the subject – if at all – as a mere footnote to the main narrative of Britain at war. In the ‘Great War’, Britain interned some 30,000 German nationals, most of whom had been long-term residents. In fact, internment brought little discernible benefit, but cruelly damaged lives and livelihoods, breaking up families and disrupting social networks. In May 1940, under the threat of imminent invasion, the British government interned some 28,000 Germans and Austrians, mainly Jewish refugees from the Third Reich. It was a measure which provoked lively criticism, not least in Parliament, where one MP called the internment of refugees ‘totally un-English’. The present volume seeks to shed more light on this still submerged historical episode, adopting an inter-disciplinary approach to explore hitherto under-researched aspects, including the historiography of internment, the internment of women, deportation to Canada, and culture in internment camps, including such notable events as the internment revue What is Life!

Islandology

Islandology
Geography, Rhetoric, Politics

by Marc Shell

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-08
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0804789266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy (England and Iceland), explains the location of military hot-spots and great cities (Hormuz and Manhattan), and sheds new light on dozens of world-historical productions whose motivating islandic aspect has not heretofore been recognized (Shakespeare's Hamlet and Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung). Written by Shell in view of the melting of the world's great ice islands, Islandology shows not only new ways that we think about islands but also why and how we think by means of them.

William Robert Broughton's Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798

William Robert Broughton's Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798
A Book

by Andrew David

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2016-02-17
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 1134767579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edited and richly annotated by Lt Cdr Andrew David, this volume offers for the first time a complete transcript of the handwritten journal kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-1798), together with supplementary letters and the journal of Broughton's journey across Mexico (1793). An extensive introduction by Professor Barry Gough places the voyage in its historical context. Broughton had first visited the North Pacific in 1792 in command of the brig Chatham during Vancouver's voyage. When negotiations between Vancouver and Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra reached an impasse, Broughton was sent back to London to seek fresh instructions, travelling across Mexico and returning to Europe in Spanish ships. Back in London in July 1793 he was appointed in command of the sloop Providence with orders to rejoin Vancouver in the Pacific, taking with him the astronomer John Crosley.

Moon Savannah

Moon Savannah
Including Hilton Head

by Jim Morekis

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-06-16
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 163121070X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Travel writer and Savannah native Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Savannah, from the classic charm of River Street to the waters around the Golden Isles—a perfect destination for kayakers. Morekis suggests excursions to the verdant expanse of Forsyth Park and the historic Fort Pulaski National Monument. Including expert advice on walking the squares of Savannah's Historic District and exploring the old-school-meets-cutting-edge Telfair Museums, Moon Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.

Docklands

Docklands
Urban Change And Conflict In A Community In Transition

by Janet Foster

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-10-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1000153843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text is a sociological study of a community in transition and the impact of urban regeneration. The process of change on the Isle of Dogs is revealed from the differing perspectives of Islanders, developers and business, and yuppies attracted to the area. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in urban sociology, social geography, cultural and community studies, housing and urban planning, race and ethnic studies, and broader market including Open University courses, "A"-level courses and general interest.

Docklands: Urban Change

Docklands: Urban Change
A Book

by Janet Foster

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-06-27
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1135367590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Decisions of the Court of Session

The Decisions of the Court of Session
From Its Institution Until the Separation of the Court Into Two Divisions in the Year 1808

by Scotland. Court of Session

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1811
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Children of the King Box Set

Children of the King Box Set
Books 1-5

by Gloria Clover

  • Publisher : By The Vine Press
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 1433
  • ISBN : 1635640385
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get all of the Children of the King Series books at a great discount! Washed Under the Waves A hidden island. A prince in disguise…and a lady torn between love and duty. Lady Tayte Bashan never desired the distinctive black hair that marks her as Undae royalty, but when her family perishes in a devastating tsunami, the burden of leadership falls upon her young shoulders. Even as she prepares her island for the prophesied prince, she fears the duty to marry him is truly meant for another. Sent from the King to an island untouched by the outside world for centuries, Prince Geoffrey Athan D’Ambrose's mission is to lead its people to the ultimate truth. The first sent out, he desires to serve his King, but how is he supposed to win the heart of Undae’s princess when the King sends him disguised as a tutor? The Fire Starter A secluded island. A fiery princess…and a translator with a smoldering mission. Princess Amaryllis Filippopoulos, the rightful heir of Celosia, will not succumb to her father’s absurd plot to marry her off and forfeit her rule. When a proxy wedding creates a sham of a marriage and battle erupts over the bride, will she do the unimaginable in order to save her island? Prince Valryan Molan is sent by the King to translate the island's scrolls…and to marry its princess. The High Lord of Celosia may have handed Valaryn the key to his kingdom, but she’s as pliable as iron. From the Frozen Depths An island at war. A determined commander…and a princess frozen in frustration. Padar Lacer receives a chilly reception on the island of Dharani, home to a people solidified in their beliefs of caste and karma. Upon her arrival, Padar agrees to treat a dying soldier, but when she discovers it requires more than her medical training, can she do the unimaginable to save his life? Jym Fountayn wants to stop the war at all costs, even using a foreign princess to further his cause. After all, he warned her from the beginning that he was no prince. But when Padar's talk of a King who can shatter frozen thinking ignites the entire island, Jym begins to wish he was the chosen prince and not just a warrior destined to kill or be killed. Dealing in Shadows An Imprisoned island. A desperate leader…and a prince gambling on faith. Since her parents' courageous sacrifice, Kylie Laperouse leads a band of rebels in the underground tunnels of Karoo. She lives to free prisoners from the governor's systematic slavery and to protect them from the island's dragon. Prince Mitchell Chifley Monroe eagerly seeks his mission to Karoo, but he'd rather forgo pursuing a princess. As he uncovers the island's secrets, he discovers more than the penitentiary keeps its inhabitants cowering in the shadows. Lost in Beauty A dying island. A traditional pharaoh ... and a princess beaming with change. Princess Mina Everheart is thrilled with the opportunity to introduce the people of Osaze Island to the King and free them from their fixation on outward appearance. Her mantra, "Win the pharaoh; win the island," proves difficult since the pharaoh clings to his professional mask as closely as his official paint covers his skin. As pharaoh and the divine son of the sun god Aten, Hawk must keep up appearances. But if he is divine, why is he rendered immobile by the weight of his responsibilities? When the prophesied princess arrives, he expects her to assist ... not undermine ... his endeavors. Ripe with adventure, intrigue, romance, and an imaginative, tangible relationship with the King, this is a series you won't want to miss! The Children of the King series weaves the past and future together in these inspirational tales of hidden islands. With a touch of fantasy, the charm of historical fiction, and a faith message that will stir your imagination and heart, you won't want to miss these adventurous romances!

From the Frozen Depths

From the Frozen Depths
A Book

by Gloria Clover

  • Publisher : By The Vine Press
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 1635640245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An island at war. A determined commander…and a princess frozen in frustration. Padar Lacer receives a chilly reception on the island of Dharani, home to a people solidified in their beliefs of caste and karma. Upon her arrival, Padar agrees to treat a dying soldier, but when she discovers it requires more than her medical training, can she do the unimaginable to save his life? Jym Fountayn wants to stop the war at all costs, even using a foreign princess to further his cause. After all, he warned her from the beginning that he was no prince. But when Padar's talk of a King who can shatter frozen thinking ignites the entire island, Jym begins to wish he was the chosen prince and not just a warrior destined to kill or be killed. Deception falls as thick as the swirling snow, and Jym and Padar must pierce hidden motives to end the civil war and reunite the families of Dharani under the King of kings. About the Children of the King Series: The Children of the King series is comprised of stand-alone, individual romances. Any of the books can be read out of order, but there is a growing series arc woven into each story. The books are set in the distant (or not so distant) future when the King sends out His children to reclaim His lost lands. However, because of the simplistic cultures of many of the island inhabitants, the majority of the stories will seem set in the past—except for modern phrases, changed-up idioms, occasional futuristic words, references to our present as their past, and other speculative story elements that remind the reader this isn’t Kansas anymore.

Islands of the Damned

Islands of the Damned
A Marine at War in the Pacific

by R. V. Burgin,Bill Marvel

  • Publisher : New Amer Library
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780451229908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An eyewitness account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan is told from the point of view of a young Marine who left Texas to escape life as a traveling salesman.

Popular Music And Television In Britain

Popular Music And Television In Britain
A Book

by Ian Inglis

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-22
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1317078160
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that consistently make use of popular music, and the importance of the small screen as a principal point of contact between audiences and performers are familiar components of contemporary media operation. Yet there have been few attempts to examine the two activities in tandem, to chart their parallel evolution, to explore the associations that unite them, or to consider the increasingly frequent ways in which the production and consumption of TV and music are linked in theory and in practice. This volume provides an invaluable critical analysis of these, and other, topics in newly-written contributions from some of Britain's leading scholars in the disciplines of television and/or popular music studies. Through a concentration on four main areas in which TV organises and presents popular music - history and heritage; performers and performances; comedy and drama; audiences and territories - the book investigates a diverse range of musical genres and styles, factual and fictional programming, historical and geographical demographics, and the constraints of commerce and technology to provide the first systematic account of the place of popular music on British television.

Na Pua Alii o Kauai

Na Pua Alii o Kauai
Ruling Chiefs of Kauai

by Frederick B. Wichman

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2003-02-28
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 0824841190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The stories of Kauai's ruling chiefs were passed from generation to generation in songs and narratives recited by trained storytellers either formally at the high chief's court or informally at family gatherings. Their chronology was ordered by a ruler's genealogy, which, in the case of the pua alii (flower of royalty), was illustrious and far reaching and could be traced to one of the four great gods of Polynesia--Käne, Kü, Lono, and Kanaloa. In these legends, Hawaiians of old sought answers to the questions "Who are we?" "Who are our ancestors and where do they come from?" "What lessons can be learned from their conduct?" Nä Pua Alii o Kauai presents the stories of the men and women who ruled the island of Kauai from its first settlement to the final rebellion against Kamehameha I's forces in 1824. Only fragments remain of the nearly two-thousand-year history of the people who inhabited Kauai before the coming of James Cook in 1778. Now scattered in public and private archives and libraries, these pieces of Hawaii's precontact past were recorded in the nineteenth century by such determined individuals as David Malo, Samuel Kamakau, and Abraham Fornander. All known genealogical references to the Kauai alii nui (paramount chiefs) have been gathered here and placed in chronological order and are interspersed with legends of great voyages, bitter wars, courageous heroes, and passionate romances that together form a rich and invaluable resource.

Ben Macintyre's Espionage Files

Ben Macintyre's Espionage Files
Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat & Double Cross

by Ben Macintyre

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-11-18
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1408838389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agent Zigzag: One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, inside the traitor was a hero, inside the villain, a man of conscience: the problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters, was knowing where one ended and the other began. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent. Operation Mincemeat: One overcast April morning in 1943, a fisherman notices a corpse floating in the sea off the coast of Spain. When the body is brought ashore, he is identified as a British soldier, Major William Martin of the Royal Marines. A leather attaché case, secured to his belt, reveals an intelligence goldmine: top-secret documents Allied invasion plans. But Major William Martin never existed. The body is that of a dead Welsh tramp and every single document is fake. Operation Mincemeat is the incredible true story of the most extraordinary deception ever planned by Churchill's spies - an outrageous lie that travelled from a Whitehall basement, all the way to Hitler's desk. Double Cross: D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit... At the heart of the deception was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents whose bravery, treachery, greed and inspiration succeeded in convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong Allied invasion force. These were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit saved thousands of lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.

A Journey Through Ruins

A Journey Through Ruins
The Last Days of London

by Patrick Wright

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2009-02-26
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0191567604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London. Written at a time when the looming but still unfinished tower of Canary Wharf was still wrapped in protective blue plastic, its cast of characters includes council tenants trapped in disintegrating tower blocks, depressed gentrifiers worrying about negative equity, metal detectorists, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Cutting through the teeming surface of London, it investigates a number of wider themes: the rise and dramatic fall of council housing, the coming of privatization, the changing memory of the Second World War, once used to justify post-war urban development and reform but now seen as a sacrifice betrayed. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very best accounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years.

Decisions of the Court of Session

Decisions of the Court of Session
From the Beginning of February 1752, to [November 1825] ...

by Scotland. Court of Session

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1791
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Decisions of the Court of sessions, from 1752 to (1808)

Decisions of the Court of sessions, from 1752 to (1808)
A Book

by Faculty of Advocates (Scotland)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1791
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gang Wars on the Costa - The True Story of the Bloody Conflict Raging in Paradise

Gang Wars on the Costa - The True Story of the Bloody Conflict Raging in Paradise
A Book

by Wensley Clarkson

  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release : 2010-10-14
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1784184969
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than a decade, an intense gang war has been raging between British and foreign criminals in Spain's sunny coastal regions. The warring factions have left more than a hundred people dead and scores injured, making headlines around the world. These vicious conflicts for control of drugs turf, protection rackets, people smuggling and sex slavery have blighted the reputation of what was once Europe's number one holiday destination and given it a sinister epithet: Costa del Crime.Gang Wars on the Costa reveals the inside story of the crime mobs, their deadly feuds and how this chilling criminal gang culture has evolved at a rate and intensity unlike anything seen before in Europe. With unprecedented access to senior gang members and police officers, Wensley Clarkson traces the roots of these criminals - from Britain, southern Europe, South America and the former Soviet block - and focuses on the emergence of the main gangs, whose rise to power has sparked gun battles and even professional hits.