Fighters Under Construction in World War Two

Author: Graham M. Simons
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781781590348
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There has been bookshelf after bookshelf of books compiled, written and published about British aircraft, the Royal Air Force and the activities of its pilots during World War Two. Tales of derring do, bravery and gallantry quite rightly litter the bookshelves and libraries, but little has appeared in print about the what could be called the unsung heroes, those that designed, built and maintained the fighting equipment used to eventually defeat the enemy. This is all the more incredible when one realises that there exists a huge archive of images that have survived which clearly show the skills and scale of what went on. These images of war - many of which are seen here for almost the first time in seventy years - form a remarkable tribute to the designers, engineers and workers who did so much. Following the end of the Great War, the Royal Air Force was drastically reduced in both manpower and equipment. The application of a 'ten Year Rule' in which the British Government foresaw no war being fought during the next ten years resulted in minimal defence expenditure throughout the 1920s. Financial resitrictions went on until the early 1930s, when it at last became apparent that Germany was developing expansionist and aggressive tendencies that could no longer be ignored. The British Government and Air Ministry at last began to develop plans of their own to expand and develop the Royal Air Force. A number of plans were approved by the Cabinet, but each one was often replaced by a revised one before the original could be completed. Between 1933 and 1939 the Royal Air Force was given higher priority in terms of rearmament plans than the other services. The policy was driven by the pursuit of parity with Germany more than by defence and strike needs, for there was no fixed ratio of bombers to fighter aircraft to guide procurement. There could be no expansion without manufacturing capacity and luckily these manufacturers were not only capable of producing, but they also recorded much of their activities and remarkably a huge archive of images have survived which clearly show the skills and scale of what went on. These images of war - many of which are seen here for almost the first time in seventy years - form a remarkable tribute to the designers, engineers and workers who did so much.

Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production

Author: Joshua Stoff
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486139077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of all time: America's massive production of World War II fighters and bombers. An introduction and captions outline the history.

West Germany Under Construction

Author: Robert G. Moeller
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066483
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Collects important recent essays in a critical reexamination of the Federal Republic's early history

Perilous Memories

Author: T. Fujitani
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325642
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DIVA rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism./div

Robert Frost in Context

Author: Mark Richardson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139916203
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This new critical volume offers a fresh, multifaceted assessment of Robert Frost's life and works. Nearly every aspect of the poet's career is treated: his interest in poetics and style; his role as a public figure; his deep fascination with science, psychology, and education; his peculiar and difficult relation to religion; his investments, as thinker and writer, in politics and war; the way he dealt with problems of mental illness that beset his sister and two of his children; and, finally, the complex geo-political contexts that inform some of his best poetry. Contributors include a number of influential scholars of Frost, but also such distinguished poets as Paul Muldoon, Dana Gioia, Mark Scott, and Jay Parini. Essays eschew jargon and employ highly readable prose, offering scholars, students, and general readers of Frost a broadly accessible reference and guide.

Fighting Words and Images

Author: Elena V. Baraban
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442662646
Format: PDF
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Fighting Words and Images is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis of war representations across time periods from Classical Antiquity to the present day and across languages, cultures, and media including print, painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Featuring contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, Fighting Words and Images is organized into four thematically consistent, analytically rigourous sections that discuss ways to overcome the conceptual challenges associated with theorizing war representation. This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations.

The Second World War Europe and the Mediterranean

Author: Thomas B. Buell
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757001604
Format: PDF
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From the prewar development of the German war machine to the ultimate victory of the Allied coalition, here is an in-depth analysis of the battles that raged on the Western and Eastern Fronts. It examines the major strategies, the innovative tactics, and the new generation of weapons—along with the people who used them.

World War II The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099697
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With more than 1,700 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of World War II, the events and developments of the era, and myriad related subjects as well as a documents volume, this is the most comprehensive reference work available on the war. • Provides a clear understanding of the causes of World War II, reaching back to World War I and the role of the Western democracies in its origin • Examines home front developments in major countries during the war, such as race and gender relations in the United States • Recognizes the important roles played by women in the war and describes how the United States mobilized its economy and citizenry for total war • Discusses the Holocaust and establishes responsibility for this genocide • Details the changing attitudes toward the war as expressed in film and literature