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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'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!

The Thames at War

The Thames at War
Saving London From the Blitz

by Gustav Milne

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release : 2020-04-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1526768054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Between 1940 and 1945 London suffered 101 daylight and 253 nighttime air raids from the Luftwaffe and V1 and V2’s. There were 80,000 fatalities or serious injuries and appalling devastation. Well documented as these horrific events are, there was another major threat – the all too real possibility of widespread flooding whenever the Nazi onslaught breached the Thames’ river defenses. This superbly researched and illustrated book describes the vital role and unsung achievements of the London County Council emergency repair teams ably led by Chief Engineer Thomas Peirson Frank. Three rapid response units were formed and, in the event, undertook repairs to over 100 breaches of the flood defenses, thus saving the Capital from drowning. We also learn of the fate of London’s docks and bridges and of the ships, boats and barges lost in the estuary and tideway. This fascinating account has been compiled by the Thames Discovery Programme team and, 80 years on, pays tribute to the noncombatants who kept the major port running and saved London.

Sisters at War

Sisters at War
A Book

by Milly Adams

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-10-06
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1473518911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE SECOND HEART-WRENCHING NOVEL FROM MILLY ADAMS. Perfect for fans of Ellie Dean and Katie Flynn. 'Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending.' Anna Jacobs on At Long Last Love ******** Bryony and Hannah are sisters, but they couldn't be more different, and war has brought even more of a rift between them. Bryony is happiest where her family and loved ones are - at Combe Lodge, the family home - and these uncertain times have brought them all closer together. But Hannah is young and headstrong. No one will stop her from doing what she wants - and this time she's decided to flee to Jersey. Even though Hannah has left, at Combe Lodge, everyone else is pitching in with the war effort. The family home fills with evacuees and Bryony is doing her bit, flying planes at the nearby Combe Lodge Airlines. But despite all that is going on with war, Bryony knows that above everything she needs to reach out to Hannah. Only she will be able to keep her flighty younger sister's feet on the ground. But is Bryony too late to help her? Will Hannah ever come home? 'Milly Adams' readers will find the story and its rich cast of characters very appealing.' Lizzie Lane on At Long Last Love

The Second World War and the 'Other British Isles'

The Second World War and the 'Other British Isles'
Memory and Heritage in the Isle of Man, Orkney and the Channel Islands

by Daniel Travers

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-06-28
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1350006963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is often held to be Britain's 'finest hour' – the Second World War – was not experienced so uniformly across the British Isles. On the margins, the war was endured in profoundly different ways. While D-Day or Dunkirk is embedded in British collective memory, how many Britons can recall that Finns were interned on the Isle of Man, that enemy soldiers developed British infrastructure in Orkney, or that British subjects were sent to concentration camps from Guernsey? Such experiences, tangential to the dominant British war narrative, are commemorated elsewhere in the 'other British Isles'. In this remarkable contribution to British Island Studies, Daniel Travers pursues these histories and their commemoration across numerous local sites of memory: museums, heritage sites and public spaces. He examines the way these island identities assert their own distinctiveness over the British wartime story, and ultimately the way they fit into the ongoing discourse about how the memory of the Second World War has been constructed since 1945.

States at War, Volume 6

States at War, Volume 6
The Confederate States Chronology and a Reference Guide for South Carolina in the Civil War

by Richard F. Miller

  • Publisher : University Press of New England
  • Release : 2018-01-02
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN : 151260108X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although many Civil War reference books exist, Civil War researchers have until now had no single compendium to consult on important details about the combatant states (and territories). This crucial reference work, the sixth in the States at War series, provides vital information on the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and laws of Civil War South Carolina. This volume also includes the Confederate States Chronology. Miller enlists multiple sources, including the statutes, Journals of Congress, departmental reports, general orders from Richmond and state legislatures, and others, to illustrate the rise and fall of the Confederacy. In chronological order, he presents the national laws intended to harness its manpower and resources for war, the harsh realities of foreign diplomacy, the blockade, and the costs of states’ rights governance, along with mounting dissent; the effects of massive debt financing, inflation, and loss of credit; and a growing raggedness within the ranks of its army. The chronology provides a factual framework for one of history’s greatest ironies: in the end, the war to preserve slavery could not be won while 35 percent of the population was enslaved.

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.

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.

Paper View

Paper View
The Best of The Sunday Times Television Columns

by A.A. Gill

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-11-25
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0297857517
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The finest TV critic of our time talks about Sport, Sitcoms, News, the Weather, Children's programmes and 'Reality Television'. A.A. Gill has been the must-read television critic in the SUNDAY TIMES 'Culture' section for more than ten years. This collection of some of the best writing from his columns is broken down into themes - Sport, Costume Drama, Detectives, Children's Television, and News. And now it's over to A.A. Gill: 'Those who complain, usually from the Parnassian heights of print journalism, that TV is dumbed-down and peddles dross to the lowest common denominator, citing Big Brother or Celibate Love Island, miss the point... In barely a generation, the information from television has changed the way we see the world and everyone in it. That's no small achievement. Television really does make a difference... It can bring down walls, save lives and right wrongs. It can also tell you how to put a water feature on your patio...'

A New History of the Isle of Man: The modern period 1830-1999

A New History of the Isle of Man: The modern period 1830-1999
A Book

by Richard Chiverrell,John Belchem,Dr. Geoff Thomas,Seán Duffy,Harold Mytum

  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780853237167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study of the Isle of Man surveys all aspects of its history, from the evolution of the landscape to coverage of the political, constitutional, economic, labour, social and cultural developments in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The American Weekly Messenger, Or, Register of State Papers, History and Politics

The American Weekly Messenger, Or, Register of State Papers, History and Politics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1814
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Official Register of the United States

Official Register of the United States
A Book

by United States Civil Service Commission

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1920
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Other New York, The

Other New York, The
The American Revolution beyond New York City, 1763-1787

by Joseph S. Tiedemann,Eugene R. Fingerhut

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0791483681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.

Dangerous Strait

Dangerous Strait
The U.S.--Taiwan--China Crisis

by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2008-03
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0231135653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dangerous Strait provides fresh perspectives on the complex political, economic, and strategic issues of the Taiwan Strait. Essays examine a variety of topics, which include the movement for independence and its place in Taiwanese domestic politics, the underlying weaknesses of democracy in Taiwan, and the significance of China and Taiwan's economic interdependence. In the area of security, contributors provide incisive critiques of Taiwan's incomplete military modernization, the strains in U.S.-Taiwan relations and their differing interpretations of China's intentions, and the misguided inclination to abandon Washington's traditional policy of strategic ambiguity.

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.

SPECIAL EVENT POSTMARKS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM VOLUME 5

SPECIAL EVENT POSTMARKS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM VOLUME 5
A Book

by ALAN FINCH,COLIN PEACHEY

  • Publisher : BRITISH POSTMARK SOCIETY
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0900214147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A catalogue of postmarks used on mail posted at congresses, exhibitions, shows etc, and for anniversaries from 2004-2013.

Night in the American Village

Night in the American Village
Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa

by Akemi Johnson

  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2019-06-18
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1620973324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A lively encounter with identity and American military history in Okinawa. Night in the American Village is by turns intellectual, hip, and sexy. I admire it for its ferocity, style, and vigor. A wonderful book.” —Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead A beautifully written examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the U.S. bases in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for decades—with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military, especially after the brutal rape of a twelve-year-old girl by three servicemen in the 1990s. But the situation is more complex than it seems. In Night in the American Village, journalist Akemi Johnson takes readers deep into the “border towns” surrounding the bases—a world where cultural and political fault lines compel individuals, both Japanese and American, to continually renegotiate their own identities. Focusing on the women there, she follows the complex fallout of the murder of an Okinawan woman by an ex–U.S. serviceman in 2016 and speaks to protesters, to women who date and marry American men and groups that help them when problems arise, and to Okinawans whose family members survived World War II. Thought-provoking and timely, Night in the American Village is a vivid look at the enduring wounds of U.S.-Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the American military empire.

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.