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"First In, Last Out,­" is the motto of the U.­S. Air Force Combat Control Team, and this elite group certainly lives by that slogan. Readers get a captivating look into this lesser-­known branch of the special forces. Additionally, as-­told-­by accounts of clandestine missions offer a window into what it?­s really like to be the first ones in and the last ones out of war zones.

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From the dawn of time to the present, from the days of mammoth hunting to the era of Scud-­busting, pictures of war constitute the most persistent genre of images human beings have created. In fact, human beings are the only creatures who engage in these two activities--­organized violence and the making of pictorial images--­and the author shows how both art and war emerge from the same source: the hunter's eye.­This book explores and analyzes the thirteen thousand-­year legacy of pictures of war from various cultures over the centuries, from the Stone Age cave paintings and monumental sculpture of the ancient Near East to the art of the classical period and the Middle Ages, from pre-­contact Mesoamerican imagery to Napoleonic propaganda and totalitarian art and on to the instantaneous images of the Gulf War.

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Mississippians have long found the need for an arsenal of interesting, lethal, and imaginative weapons. Native Americans, frontier outlaws, antebellum duelists, authorities and protestors in the civil rights struggle, and present-­day hunters have used weapons to survive, to advance causes, or to levy societal control.­In Weapons of Mississippi, Kevin Dougherty examines the roles weapons have played in twelve phases of state history. Dougherty not only offers technical background for these devices, but he also presents a new way of understanding the state's history-­through the context and development of its weapons. Chapters in the book bring the story of Mississippi's weapons up to date with a discussion of the modern naval shipbuilders on the Coast and interviews with hunters keen to pass on family traditions.­As Mississippi progressed from a sparsely populated wilderness to a structured modern society, management of weaponry became one of the main requirements for establishing . . .

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The Middle East is potentially the worlds major and most dangerous trouble spot. This book looks at why airpower is of such strategic and tactical importance in the area. It provides an overview of the state of the air forces in the first decade of the 21st Century. Each air force will be profiled, aerospace industries reviewed, major campaigns in the past decade are examined and the future airpower is discussed. The countries include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Yemen and will also cover British and American operations. Each country is profiled with its air forces history, current status, order of battle, aircraft, ordnance and recent operations. Air campaigns of the 21st Century within the region are also described. The book includes many color and mono photographs, maps and diagrams.

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Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies: US and UK Armed Forces in the 21st Century

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Short-­listed for the 2009 Red Maple Award for Non-­Fiction, OLA Forest of Reading and commended for the 2009 OLA Best Bets This book presents the story and issues of the First World War in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches or maps. Focussing on social as well as political issues with a Canadian perspective, Wilson presents the issues of the war with depth and compassion. This book will be a very useful tool for educators in explaining the hows and whys of this most important period.

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Cet ouvrage captivant, richement documenté d'archives et de témoignages pour la plupart inédits, dresse un tableau complet des crimes nazis sur l'ensemble du territoire français en 1944-­1945. Cette période couvre à elle seule 70 % des atrocités commises par l'occupant durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Les nazis appliquent méthodiquement le concept de guerre totale – déjà mis en œuvre par l'armée allemande en 1914-­1918 – visant à massacrer une commune entière afin de terroriser la population de la région, de tarir en elle tout sentiment patriotique, tout soutien aux maquis, et diminuer l'activité de ceux-­ci par crainte de la répression contre les civils. En effet, la montée en puissance des maquis, qui multiplient les sabotages et les embuscades avant même le débarquement des Alliés en Normandie en juin 1944, amène les Allemands à mener de nombreuses opérations répressives, où les civils ne sont pas épargnés. Parfois il s'agit de simples représailles, suite à une action armée de . . .

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Sua Sponte Latin for “Of Their Own Accord” The 75th Ranger Regiment’s Motto Army Rangers are not born. They are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of 250 years of American soldiering. As a fighting force with our nation’s oldest and deepest tradition, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers’s Rangers during the prerevolutionary French and Indian War, through the likes of Francis Marion and John Mosby, to the five active Ranger battalions of the Second World War, and finally, to the four battalions of the current Ranger regiment engaged in modern combat. Granted unprecedented access to the training of this highly restricted component of America’s Special Operations Forces in a time of war, retired Navy captain Dick Couch tells the personal story of the young men who begin this difficult and dangerous journey to become Rangers. Many will try, but only a select few will survive to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sua Sponte follows a group . . .

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China's turn toward the sea is evident in its stunning rise in global shipbuilding markets, its expanding merchant marine, its wide reach of offshore energy exploration, its growing fishing fleet, and its increasingly modern navy. This comprehensive assessment of China's potential as a genuine maritime power is both unbiased and apolitical. Unlike other works that view China in isolation, it places China in a larger world historical context. The authors, all authorities on their historical eras, examine cases of attempted maritime transformation through the ages, from the Persian Empire to the Soviet Union, and determine the reasons for success or failure.

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This edition features a linked Table of Contents.   CONTENTS Volume I THE STORY OF THE KEARSARGE AND THE ALABAMA Volume II THE MONITOR AND THE MERRIMAC - BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY Introduction The Monitor and the Merrimac Told by Lieutenant Worden and Lieutenant S.­D. Greene of the Monitor The Merrimac and the Monitor Told by H. Ashton Ramsay, Major C.­S.­A., Chief Engineer of the Merrimac The Last of the Monitor By an eye-­witness, Rear-­Admiral E.­W. Watson, U.­S.­N.

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