'the ultimate military aim in war is the destruction of the enemy's main forces on
the battlefield'. For the Navy the aim was 'to destroy in battle or to neutralise and
to weaken the opposing navy including its directing will and morale.' Trenchard ...
Author: Greg Baughen
Publisher: Fonthill Media
In The Rise of the Bomber: RAF-Army Planning 1919 to Munich 1938, the second book in the series, author Greg Baughen uses archive material to reassess British air policy in the inter-war years. Gone is the image of a Royal Air Force starved of funds and struggling for survival against a bullying Army and Navy. Instead, Baughen describes how the Air Force set out to replace both the Army and Navy. It blocked the development of a modern air/tank strategy and won government backing for a defence policy built around the bomber the first weapon of mass destruction. Yet the time and money invested in the policy achieved nothing. When put to the test in 1938, the equipment proved inadequate and the strategy flawed. The Air Staff had misled the government, deceived itself and left the country defenceless. Yet, all was not lost. Unintentionally, the Air Ministry had been creating the aircraft that might still save the country...
their infantry at the end of the battle marched towards Genin , far south of the field
, to cut off the retreat of that part of the enemy which had come from Nablus . I
presume that Bessières and his Guides - à - cheval remained with Bonaparte ...
Rise. of. Transnationalist. Jihadis. and. the. Far. Enemy. The rise of
transnationalist j ihadis and the shift from localism to global' ism cannot be
understood without contextualizing the alliance between two men, Osama bin
Laden and Ayman ...
Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This edition shows that not only have the jihadists split ranks, but those who previously supported al Qaeda are condemning its tactics.
But why don't the Medes attack before the Evil Empire's army can organize,
before the enemy can get his second wind after the long march? The predators
from the steppe are taking their time, seemingly waiting for something, but neither
of us ...
Author: Bjarke Rink reports
Publisher: Author House
Thousands of years ago, on the central asian steppes, an amazing symbiosis ocurred between horse and man. This blending of two extremely "dissimilar" species would have far-reaching consequences for World History. But what drew men and horses to join forces? Who were the first people to approach horses? For what reason? Who had the improbable idea of mounting a horse and guiding it from a position on its back? And what environmental pressure made this imperative to do so? In this adventure we'll witnes the origins of horsemanship and how horses empowered humans. Riding with the Cimmerians and the Scythians, we will discover how horsemanship upset the power balances of natons. History as told from horseback will give you new insights about the past and a special appreciation for the role of the horse in molding today's world
His entire marine life he had dreamed that one day he would lead a charge into
the enemy as so many brave Altararians did in the past. Now he had his chance.
Raton yelled his charge call, “Yeehee!” a call that had passed through ages of ...
Author: Malcolm P. Chester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this sequel to the Rise of the Human Androids, lizard like aliens called the Sharptors have perfected high-energy shields for hyperspace travel and begun exploring the galaxy. Meanwhile, James decides to not run for re-election for President of Mars. He plans instead to search the galaxy for old ones technology in a heavy cruiser with a supergun named after his wife. His wife and two children will join him on this journey. Susan, Mars' Secretary of State and former President of the U.S. will run for James' spot and James' adopted human android daughter Martha will run for vice-president. James' actions are motivated by the re-emergence of Ergone as the Marshall of the powerful and independent Altararian military. James knows Ergone wants to avenge his loss to Mars and Earth in their last war. James fears the Altararians with their vastly superior forces will crush Mars if he can't find advanced technology to stop them. In a chance meeting, James encounters the Sharptors while looking at a promising planet for exploration. A fight breaks out. James wins the encounter but the Sharptor warship escapes. Still, a plan begins to emerge in James' mind of how to use the aggressive new aliens against the Altararians. Meanwhile James and his associates explore an old ones site on their promising new earth like world Sisney 1. They must battle a super aggressive mammal the Ratang and insect the Botos, which have stripped Sisney 1 of almost all of its land animal life as they explore the site. They find new technology at the site, which they plan to use against the Altararians. Meanwhile a secret organization called the Committee, which has controlled many economic events on Earth, finds it difficult to control Mars and its allied planets. As a result, to make themselves relevant in the changing world around them, they join with bigoted groups on Mars and Ganymede and in a secret deal with the Altararians to sabotage Mars efforts to arm itself against the expected Altararian invasion. Many characters on Earth, Mars and Ganymede battle this super secret group in their efforts to prepare Mars for the Altararian invasion. All these forces clash as Mars struggles to survive its confrontation with the Altararians and preserve its Utopian World of human androids and human immigrants.
In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology.
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Category: Business & Economics
Why doesn’t the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? What is the systemic problem that sets the rich against the poor and the technologists against everybody else? When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn’t between the unemployed and the digital elite, or even the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Rather, a tornado of technological improvements has spun our economic program out of control, and humanity as a whole—the protesters and the Google employees as well as the shareholders and the executives—are all trapped by the consequences. It’s time to optimize our economy for the human beings it’s supposed to be serving. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology. Tying together disparate threads—big data, the rise of robots and AI, the increasing participation of algorithms in stock market trading, the gig economy, the collapse of the eurozone—Rushkoff provides a critical vocabulary for our economic moment and a nuanced portrait of humans and commerce at a critical crossroads.
The streets were covered from the gates with the enemy and were so thick one
had to concentrate to see those lasting elves of Shaggar. Geric's amber eyes
scanned the area with no fear of his surroundings, for he numbly accepted his
Author: The Brothers Orange
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The races of man; elf, human, dwarf and halflings face a darkness that they can not comprehend. Molloch the dark god, has planned for thousands of years to seize Oren, but the great god EL has stopped him time and time again. Now the inhabitants of Oren have turned their backs on EL and a new window of opportunity for Molloch to seize Oren has arise. EL will not abandon Oren to the dark one without a fight, as he has a plan as well. EL has kept the elves of Shaggar safe for thousands of years, but there hearts have turned from him placing Oren in jeopardy. A lone half-elf, shunned by his people must fight against prejudice and hate to become the instrument of his god. Geric of the House of Joda must survive the trails of his youth and lead his people back into the light of EL. Shante Hartas, High Guardian of the city of Shaggar has other plans, as he secretly worships Molloch leading the great city into darkness under his rule. Raven Mercury a human warrior, fights to change his familys station in life from commoner to noble. Raven proves himself by winning the annual tournament granting him a chance to train at the legendary school of Ascension. The ancient dragon, Dragmyre is raising an army to begin his conquest of the world of Oren. Dragmyre has collected his generals to lead his army, and with the world unaware victory seems sure. Until a fateful night when Raven finds out the truth; the school is not what it seems. Will he hold too the noble intentions he has of being a knight or take his rightful place as a general in the Dragon Horde. With the world hanging in the balance, Geric Joda and Raven Mercury are thrust into the battle for Oren. Molloch is gathering his force on two fronts, preparing to seize all that EL holds dear. Two warriors will decide the future of Oren the half-elf and the human, will they unite in time to save a world or choose a darker path. All will be decided in.... Blackstarr: The Chronicles of Morgan Sparrowhawk
The consequence of this " leftist " evaluation is either the adventurism of
underestimating the enemy or dismissing their " right " opportunist nature of
fearing the enemy . The party must use Marxism and Leninism to educate our
party members ...
Author: Benjamin Yang
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Category: Political Science
This collection of documents covers the rise to power of the Chinese communist movement. They show how the Chinese Communist Party interpreted the revolution, how it devised policies to meet changing circumstances and how these policies were communicated to party members and public.
Our men had driven the enemy from his advanced encampment, and he had
fallen back behind an open field to the bank of the river, where, in a dense wood,
was concealed an infantry line, with artillery in position. Soon after our arrival, ...
Author: Jeferson Davis
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jeferson Davis
... the foremost section was to deliver its fire , retreat to the rear , and load , to be
followed by the next , which was to do the same , and , above all , that not a
barquebus should be discharged till the faces of the enemy could be
CHAPTER 20 As the light strengthened in the east, the enemy campfires that had
dotted the nighttime landscape faded and then disappeared all together. The sky
was clear and the air began to warm rapidly as the first rays of golden sunlight ...
Author: Robert L. Vitelli
Under the cover of night, three armed soldiers from the City of Torsch secretly enter the deep valley of Feuterdale. They are urgently looking for Jorin Dulin, the one man whose fate is marked to change the world. The young Jorin soon learns from the strangers that his life is intricately tied to the powerful leaders of Torsch. Hearing tales of insidious evil, dark sorcery, impending war, and a shocking revelation about his own identity, Jorin s peaceful world is suddenly turned upside down. Time is running out as the powers of black magic gather strength under the control of Salairis, the Dark Queen sorceress, who seeks to destroy Jorin, or even worse claim him as her own! With his loyal friend, Oland, the reluctant Jorin leaves behind everything he has ever known and embarks on a dangerous mission to fulfill his destiny. At stake are his life, his identity, and the lives of thousands of people who face death, destruction, and enslavement from the greatest evil ever to threaten the land! Follow Jorin, and witness the immortal struggle of good against evil in a magical world of courage, mystery, friendship, danger, and power.
... was to deliver its fire , retreat to the rear , and load , to be followed by the next ,
which was to do the same , and , above all , that not a harquebus should be
discharged till the faces of the enemy could be distinguished.1 The troop started .
Try to sink a ship in the channel! Vessels in the port would be trapped; any out to
sea, helpless to refuel!” Nagumo rises, stands in front of the room and begins to
speak.” This Empire is now going to war with an arrogant and predestined enemy
Author: T. J. Fresso
December 7th, 1942. Over 300 Japanese warplanes destroy the Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor. A day that will live in infamy. With those words, President Roosevelt declares war on the Axis powers during WWII. On that fateful day, 2 Army soldiers, 1 sailor/cook, and a Hollywood actress' lives are forever dramatically changed. Ravaged during the initial onslaught, they are reborn by mythology, science, & intestinal fortitude. As the Nazis & Japanese pillage the world, "The Fighters" train. The time has come, and their baptism of fire shall be in North Africa. But, the Germans are waiting with "specials" of their own. Most of which aren't quite......human!
If a good discipline could be effected on the ships , it might be a justifiable mode
of warfare against our common enemy . ” “ Why cannot it be done ? ” inquired
Orange . The two chiefs had many conversations on this subject . William
He knew that it was the object of the enemy to deprive the country of its head ,
and no inducements were sufficient to make him a party to the plot . At the same
time he was unwilling to be an obstacle , in his own person , to the conclusion of
He effected his design in spite of the enemy, breaking through their main body
with seven hundred horse, and two hundred foot. The town, however, was closely
invested; and the constable Montmorency, anxious to extricate his nephew out of
With a force only half the size of the enemy's, he could only trail behind and hope
that Nilka's defensive forces pushed forward to meet the outlanders. He would
then sweep in from the rear in hopes that, between them, they had sufficient force
Author: Christopher L. BennettPublish On: 2013-06-25
silent enemy's ship: a black, hunchbacked delta-wing craft with a notched prow
and luminescent green protrusions along its flanks and rear. “Captain,” he said,
coming up to the alcove's forward railing and catching T'Pol's attention.