The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780964021

Category: History

Page: 48

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The first Rolls-Royce armoured car was a privately owned vehicle fitted with a machine-gun and a limited amount of armour plate, used by the Royal Naval Air Service in Flanders in 1914. By 1915, nearly 100 had been built and turned over to the Army. From then on, as Sir Albert Stern said 'They searched the world for war', operating as far apart as the northwest frontier of India, the Middle East and southern Africa. The cars were fast, quiet and reliable but above all powerful. 'A Rolls in the desert is above rubies,' said Lawrence of Arabia. After World War I, the War Office continued to produce the Rolls-Royce while tinkering with the design. These further cars served all across the Empire, including in Ireland and even later Shanghai, returning for a final brief appearance in the early stages of World War II.This book tells the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, following its design and development as it fought from theatre to theatre during World War I and the turbulent inter-war years.

War Cars

British Armoured Cars in the First World War

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Seven Hills Books

ISBN: 9780112904397

Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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Great War Tank

1915-1945 (all models)

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332424

Category: History

Page: 160

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The world’s first ever battle tank receives the Haynes Manual treatment and its centrepiece is the most prolific British tank of the Great War – the Tank Mk IV. World authority David Fletcher looks at the anatomy, construction and operation of the Mk IV (including rare contemporary eyewitness descriptions), as well as giving fascinating insights into the maintenance and restoration of these historic armoured fighting vehicles. Individual preserved Great War tanks that feature in the manual include Flirt II, the Ashford Tank, Lodestar III, Excellent and Deborah.

Camp Borden

A Century of Service

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Author: William Anthony March,Terry Higgins

Publisher: Aviaeology

ISBN: 9780978069629

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Camp Borden: A Century of Service is an overview of the history of this iconic institution. Over ten decades Borden has been a temporary posting, as either instructor or trainee, for countless thousands of military men and women who have served Canada in peace and war. For generations it has been a home to military families. And for a century it has been a part of the local community fabric of Ontario. This book, in a small way, pays tribute to Camp Borden as a unique part of Canada s history and heritage. It is not the complete story of Camp Borden, but hopefully it will inspire the reader to dig deeper into the layered history of a Canadian military treasure. Profusely illustrated with a good number of photos published here for the first time. For one hundred years Camp Borden has been part of the Canadian military landscape. During that time it has become an integral part of the history of the country, the province and the local counties. Thousands of men and women who have passed through Borden s gates have gone on to the serve the nation in peace and war leaving their mark on the Camp in countless ways. Families have called it home, even if for the short period of time that makes up a military posting, creating stories and memories of their own. Units have come and gone; some with the startling rapidity that is a hallmark of military life, while others have resided at Borden for decades and each has a rich history of its own. To put it simple, the history of Camp Borden is too large a tale to be captured in a book of this size. So the reader should consider this but a taste of the sumptuous banquet that is Borden s story. Commissioned by Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart Beaton (Retired), the Director of the Base Borden Military Museum, this book commemorates one hundred years of a very unique institution, but it does not tell the complete tale. There is much more work to be done. And an excellent starting place would be a visit to the Military Museum, and its Air Force Annex, where one will discover elements of Camp Borden s history that could not be covered in so slim a publication. Reaching out and touching one of the armored vehicles in the Major-General Worthington Memorial Tank Park, or visiting the restored First World War training trench, will give the visitor a concrete link to the words in this book. Wrinkles and all, Camp Borden is still going strong and will soldier on for many years to come. The landscape may change, buildings will come and go, and its role will adapt to changing times, but the men and women who are the heart and soul of Borden will see to it that the camp continues to serve Canada with honor. The stories that will fill the next chapter of Borden s history are even now being written. Enjoy the read. Major William A. March, CD Trenton, Ontario, March 2016"

A DARRACQ called GENEVIEVE

The story of veteran motoring’s most famous car

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Author: Rodney Loredo

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110079

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Genevieve is the first definitive, documented, ownership history and cinematic record of the 1904 French Darracq motorcar. This car was propelled to international fame as Genevieve, in the record breaking 1953 film that centred around the annual London to Brighton run for veteran cars pre-1905.

RAND in Southeast Asia

A History of the Vietnam War Era

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Author: Mai Elliott

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833049151

Category: History

Page: 694

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This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era and assesses the effect that this research had on U.S. officials and policies. Elliott draws on interviews with former RAND staff and the many studies that RAND produced on these topics to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times and conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved.

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow/Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche

Revised & Enlarged Edition

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Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843010

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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New Updated Fourth Edition, now in paperback. The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series were a revolutionary step forward when launched in 1965. Here’s the full story, including related coachbuilt cars & the Silver Wraith ll, Corniche & Camargue.

JCB 3C MkIII Backhoe Loader (1977 onwards)

An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation of JCB's iconic excavator loader

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Author: Julian Carder

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785210723

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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This Manual will cover the JCB Backhoe Loader - the iconic 'yellow' digger, variants of which have now been in production for over 50 years. The book will be produced with the full co-operation of JCB, who are likely to take approx 2,000 copies to use for promotional activity to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary in October 2015 (a year of celebrations is planed running until October 2016). JCB has an extensive archive from which material will be drawn for use in the book, and it is envisaged that the 'project vehicle' will be a 'classic' 1979 3C Backhoe Loader - revered by enthusiasts, and the machine that took JCB from leading British manufacturer to a global player.

Memoirs Of A Cold War Son

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Author: Post, Jr. Gaines

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587293048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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In 1951 Gaines Post was a gangly, bespectacled, introspective teenager preparing to spend a year in Paris with his professorial father and older brother; his mother, who suffered from extreme depression, had been absent from the family for some time. Ten years later, now less gangly but no less introspective, he was finishing a two-year stint in the army in West Germany and heading toward Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, having narrowly escaped combat in the Berlin crisis of 1961. His quietly intense coming-of-age story is both self-revealing and reflective of an entire generation of young men who came to adulthood before the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Post's experiences in high school in Madison, Wisconsin, and Paris, his Camus-influenced undergraduate years at Cornell University, and his army service in Germany are set very effectively against the events of the Cold War. McCarthyism and American crackdowns on dissidents, American foreign and military policy in Western Europe in the nuclear age, French and German life and culture, crises in Paris and Berlin that nearly bring the West to war and the Post family to dissolution—these are the larger scenes and subjects of his self-disclosure as a contemplative, conflicted "Cold War agnostic." His intelligent, talented mother and her fragile health hover over Post's narrative, informing his hesitant relationships with women and his acutely questioning sense of self-worth. His story is strongly academic and historical as well as political and military; his perceptions and judgments lean toward no ideological extreme but remain true to the heroic ideals of his boyhood during the Second World War.

Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001

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Author: Graham Hull

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584601X

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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A unique and personal account of young designer’s journey after joining that most prestigious of marques, Rolls-Royce. Sometimes eccentric, often humorous, the workings of this uniquely British institution during a period of immense change are described in detail. Generously supported by previously unseen illustrations, the author’s story, from his position as designer to Chief Stylist, pulls back the curtain concealing an idiosyncratic institution, motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line.

Panzer III

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A to N (SdKfz 141)

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Author: Michael Hayton,Dick Taylor

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857338273

Category: History

Page: 160

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When Hitler unleashed Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in June 1941, the 23-tonne Panzer III was in the vanguard of the German assault. The German Panzer III tank (official designation Panzerkampfwagen III, Sd Kfz 141, abbreviated to PzKpfw III) saw widespread use during the Second World War campaigns in Poland, France, the Soviet Union and the Balkans, and in North Africa with the famous Afrika Korps. A small number were still in use in Normandy (1944), at Anzio (1943), in Norway and Finland and in Operation Market Garden (1944). Some 5,774 were built between 1937 and 1943. Although the Panzer III was conceived to operate alongside the infantry-supporting Panzer IV to fight other tanks and armoured fighting vehicles, the roles were reversed when the German Army came up against the formidable Soviet T-34 tank. A tank with a more powerful anti-tank gun was needed so the Panzer IV with its larger turret ring and long-barrelled 7.5cm KwK 40 gun was used in tank-versus-tank battles, with the Panzer III being redeployed in the infantry support role. Production of the Panzer III ended in 1943, although its dependable chassis provided hulls for the Sturmgeschutz III (StuG III) assault gun, one of the most successful of the war, until the end of the war. Centrepiece of the Haynes Panzer III Tank Manual is the Bovington Tank Museum's PzKpfw III Ausf L, which has been restored to running condition. This tank belonged to the same battalion as the museum's famous Tiger I (the 501st (Heavy) Panzer Abteilung) and is an early production Ausf L, modified for tropical service. It was shipped via Naples to Benghazi in Libya in July 1942 and was issued to the 8th Panzer Regiment, part of the 15th Panzer Division and probably fought in the Battle of Alam Halfa. It was subsequently captured by the British Army and shipped to the UK.The Tank Museum has restored the tank to running order, has repainted it in its original camouflage and markings and is currently replacing many of the ancillary tools and equipment that it carried.

1914-1938 Armored Fighting Vehicles

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Author: George Bradford

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742113

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

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George Bradford's latest collection of scale drawings of armored fighting vehicles focuses on the years from World War I to the eve of World War II.

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

From 1980 (M1, M1A1 and M1A2 Models)

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Author: Bruce Oliver Newsome,Gregory Walton

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785210990

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The American M1 Abrams main battle tank is a revolutionary design: it broke an evolutionary development lineage from the M20 medium tank of 1941 to the M60 (which it replaced, and which stayed in production until 1987). The M1 remains the only main battle tank in the inventories of the US Army and the US Marine Corps, with years of service to come, while no replacement has been procured. It is believed that the M1 will easily serve for more than 50 years in the US alone. The US retains about 6,000 M1s, while almost 2,000 are in use with the armies of other countries including Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Universal Carrier 1936–48

The ‘Bren Gun Carrier’ Story

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780967411

Category: History

Page: 48

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The Universal Carrier was a fast, lightly armed vehicle developed by the British Army to carry infantry across ground defended by small-arms fire, specifically the Bren light machine gun, hence the name 'Bren Gun Carrier'. This name would stick with the Universal Carrier and all of its future variants. This book details the Carrier, which was employed in a number of roles including carrying ammunition and towing anti-aircraft guns and trailers. All Allies used the Universal Carrier extensively during practically every World War II campaign. By the war's end, the Universal Carrier had proved itself to be an invaluable and successful cross-country vehicle that was both agile and fast for its time.

British Battle Tanks

World War I to 1939

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472817567

Category: History

Page: 288

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When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new and astonishing weapon – the tank. After a stuttering start armoured behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end. Marking the centenary of their battlefield debut, this comprehensive volume traces the design and development of the famous British invention during World War I and the increasingly tense years of the 1920s and 30s, from the first crude but revolutionary prototype to the ever-more sophisticated designs of later years. Bolstered by historic photographs and stunning illustrations, author David Fletcher brings us the thrilling history behind the early British battle tanks.

British Battle Tanks

British-made tanks of World War II

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472821491

Category: History

Page: 288

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Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, the early years of World War II were years of struggle for Britain's tank corps. Relying on tanks built in the late 1930s, and those designed and built with limited resources in the opening years of the war, they battled valiantly against an opponent well versed in the arts of armoured warfare. This book is the second of a multi-volume history of British tanks by renowned British armour expert David Fletcher MBE. It covers the development and use of the Matilda, Crusader, and Valentine tanks that pushed back the Axis in North Africa, the much-improved Churchill that fought with distinction from North Africa to Normandy, and the excellent Cromwell tank of 1944–45. It also looks at Britain's super-heavy tank projects, the TOG1 and TOG2, and the Tortoise heavy assault tank, designed to smash through the toughest of battlefield conditions, but never put into production.

Quieting the Boom

The Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstrator and the Quest for Quiet Supersonic Flight

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626830042

Category: Aerodynamics, Supersonic

Page: 400

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