... from Rugeley to near StourActon , in Cheshire . Its total length is bridge , and
from east to west , from 39 miles . The Dudley and the Stour- Walsall to
Wolverhampton — its greatest bridge canals have been already noticed length
being about ...
The most important movable bridge in Britain , however , is Tower Bridge where
two bascules can be lifted to allow ships to enter the Pool of London ; at first the ...
Next to our own , the Roman civilization was the greatest bridge - building ...
Many of the losses were sustained in attacks on bridges over the Somme, across
which the Germans were retreating in considerable confusion; the tragedy was
that not one of the bridges was hit. It was not until the afternoon of 9 August that a
Author: Robert Jackson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
During the last century the British aircraft industry created and produced many outstanding aeroplanes. These aircraft were world leaders in advanced technology, utilizing inventions by British engineers and scientists such as radar, the jet engine, the ejector seat and vertical take-off and landing. This book describes the design-history, development and operational careers of twenty-two legendary military and civil aeroplanes. Each one has played a significant part in aviation history.Sopwith Camel, SE.5, Bristol F2B Fighter and the Airco DH4 were all great successes in the relatively early days of flight. In the thirties the Bristol Bulldog fighter was an outstanding export success and the Short 'C' Class flying boat, later to become the Sunderland of World War II fame, pioneered the long-distance routes to the Empire. The pugnacious foreign policy of Hitler's Reich rung sudden alarm bells, rapid advances in fighting aircraft for the RAF became a premium objective. The brilliant Geodic construction of the Vickers Wellington bomber helped it survive terrible punishment throughout World War II, both the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire saved England from invasion and the Bristol Beaufighter, de Havilland Mosquito and Avro Lancaster took the war to enemy soil. The Gloster Meteor became the word's first operational jet fighter and the English Electric Canberra became the RAF's first jet bomber and was manufactured under licence in the USA as the Martin B-57. In post-war years the Vickers Viscount became the world's first turboprop airliner and eventually became Britain's best selling commercial aircraft, whilst the de Havilland Comet became the world's first jet airliner. Despite Britain's recessionary years in the 50s and early 60s, military success came with the beautiful Hawker Hunter, the super-sonic Fairey Delta experimental aircraft that broke the World Air Speed Record and the Vickers Valiant that pioneered the operational techniques to deliver Britain's nuclear deterrent. Later, there followed the Mach 2 English Electric Lightning and the ill-fated TSR-2, the cancellation of which is still regarded as one of the greatest mistakes ever made in British aviation history. Finally, the Harrier, the world's first vertical take-off and landing jet fighter that is still in service and now only being built in the USA.Finally the Harrier, the world's first vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, still in service and now being further developed in the USA.
London. The world-famous Tower Bridge Reason for inclusion: • Considered to
be the best-known bridge in the world Tower Bridge is more than just a bridge; it
is a feat of engineering, an icon, a landmark and the essence of Victorian Britain.
Author: Chris Peacock
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This quick-read guide introduces the reader to ten of the most amazing bridges in the world. Including photographs of every bridge and a brief description of the history of the structure, this ebook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers.
The Trunk Road ' s bridge over the Kedah was at Alor Star , and through this
bottle - neck most of the force would have to pass . A rearguard comprising two 2
/ 9th Gurkha companies took up a position to cover the retreat . An overturned ...
Author: Alan Warren
Publisher: A&C Black
New in paperback, The pre-eminent history of a military disaster. A masterful analysis of events.
It had to be crossed to reach the coal mining region of Arauco, and so the
company was faced by “the delightful difficulty of constructing one of the greatest bridges in the world” and embarked on “one of the finest engineering works of the
Author: W. Edmundson
Category: Social Science
This book sets out to narrate the contributions to and influence on the history of Chile that British visitors and immigrants have had, not as bystanders but as key players, starting in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' becoming Queen of Chile, and ending with the decline of British influence following the Second World War.
INDIA : Death of Sir Fazl - i - Husain : One of the Empire's Greatest Bridges :
Collapse of the de Havilland Arch . Simla , July 14 . Howrah Bridge . The decision
of the Calcutta Port Commissioners to A Great Muhammadan . accept the tender
... strong fortifications, large hospitals, and publick buildings; with the greatest bridge, and the greatest city in the world, made famous by the opulence of its
merchants, the encrease and extensiveness of its commerce; by its invincible
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Author: Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersPublish On: 1891
Occasional papers Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers. interesting bridges ,
from my point of view , are the Empress bridge , over the Sutlej , at Adamwahan ,
the Kaiser - i - Hind bridge , over the same river , at Ferozepur , and the Sher
Author: Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers
Category: Civil engineering
Annual re-issue of the Royal Engineer Institute's Occasional papers, issued quarterly.
Author: Concrete and constructional engineeringPublish On: 1945
BRIDGES IN CORNWALL THREE interesting bridges are being built stresses
due to shrinkage , keyways are to by the Cornwall County Council , two on be left
at 3 ft . 6 in . from each abutment the road diversion at Lostwithiel and one and
The flat contradictions of the existing British policy are not foolishness ; they are ,
for the first time , open and undisguised ... Madras and Calcutta ; built some of the
world ' s greatest bridges and trunk roads ; developed modern power systems ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 1879
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Mr. Penrose . 10th July 1879 . because
it would leave the bridge itself in some degree ... Would you go so far as to say it
fully rivals any of the greatest bridges , either in England or on the Continent ?
... RAILWAYS - 74 XII . RAILWAYS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 79
PAGE 85 91 102 107 III CHAPTER XIII . THE. THE FORTH BRIDGE . BRITAIN'S GREATEST BRIDGE A BELGIAN RAILWAY BY THE SEA ROCKET "
James Bryce, later British Ambassador to the United 3tates, called the Panama
Canal "the greatest liberty man ever took ... that it compared in size with the
largest bridge previously built in Great Britain as a Grenadier Guardsman
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A few months later Hodgson was back in Dunfermline telling the promoters that
his engineer had abandoned the ferry idea in favour of the greatest bridge in the
world which he was proposing to throw across the Firth . It would be 3 miles long
Author: Great Britain. Army. Educational and Training Establishments. School of Military Engineering, ChathamPublish On: 1870
Great Britain. Army. Educational and Training Establishments. School of Military
Engineering, Chatham. 270-271 . ... is to create in a comparatively short time the greatest bridges . obstacle in the shape of a breach , impassable , till by spars or
Author: Great Britain. Army. Educational and Training Establishments. School of Military Engineering, Chatham
Some of the greatest bridges of modern graphical works , Mr. Smiles chose a
subject times — such as those orer the Sone near Patidentified with the progress
of the age . The na , and ... Although Great Britain , first in the tion . This country
Some of the greatest bridges of modern graphical works , Mr. Smiles chose a
subject times — such as those over the Sone near Patidentified with the progress
of the age . The na , and ... Although Great Britain , first in the tion . This country ...
Author: Henry Mills Alden
Category: American literature
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