Download 100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War by Martin Bowman PDF

By Martin Bowman

As a part of the AHT sequence, the airfields and curiosity during this booklet are focused in a specific sector - accordingly Norfolk. The growing to be significance of the 'electronic war' within the air in 1943 prompted the production of a hundred team to fly either protective and offensive sorties utilising hugely mystery Radio Counter degree apparatus. the crowd flew from airfields at Foulsham, nice Massingham, Little noisily snoring, North Creake, Swannington and West Raynham. The plane flown have been Halifax, Beaufighter, Mosquito and citadel. the gang incorporated RAF Squadron numbers192, 169, 23, 171, 199, 214, 157, eighty five, 141 and 239.This e-book appears to be like on the background and personalities linked to every one base, what continues to be at the present time and explores the favorite neighborhood wartime haunts the place aircrew and flooring team might have sought richly deserved leisure and rest. different museums and areas which are suitable can also be defined and normal instructions on how you can get them integrated.

Show description

Read or Download 100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II (Aviation Heritage Trail) PDF

Similar military books

Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

The Berlin blockade introduced former allies to the threshold of conflict. Britain, France, the USA and the Soviet Union defeated and started their profession of Germany in 1945, and inside many years, the Soviets and their Western companions have been jockeying for keep watch over in their former foe. trying to thwart the Allied powers' plans to create a unified West German executive, the Soviets blocked rail and street entry to the western sectors of Berlin in June 1948. without different technique of providing foodstuff and provides to the German humans below their safety, the Allies prepared the Berlin airlift.

In Berlin at the verge of collapse: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the chilly conflict, Daniel F. Harrington examines the "Berlin question" from its foundation in wartime plans for the career of Germany throughout the Paris Council of overseas Ministers assembly in 1949. Harrington attracts on formerly untapped archival assets to problem common bills of the postwar department of Germany, the origins of the blockade, the unique goal of the airlift, and the management of President Harry S. Truman. whereas completely analyzing four-power international relations, Harrington demonstrates how the ingenuity and tough paintings of the folk on the backside -- pilots, mechanics, and Berliners -- have been extra important to the airlift's good fortune than judgements from the pinnacle. Harrington additionally explores the consequences of the challenge at the 1948 presidential election and on debates concerning the custody and use of atomic guns. Berlin at the breaking point is a clean, accomplished research that reshapes our figuring out of a severe occasion of chilly conflict history.

Scapegoats: Thirteen Victims of Military Injustice

13 fascinatingadiverse case stories provide aaunique and human tackle army background and the determine of the army scapegoat

Beginning with defining the scapegoat and interpreting the stipulations had to qualify, this booklet then stocks a background thatais packed with stories of these who've been wrongly castigated within the rush to discover a offender; in simple terms later, occasionally a lot later, whilst the true fact comes out, is the scapegoat exonerated. uncovered right here, the true tales at the back of the myths that let the reader to make a balanced judgment on history's equity to the person. From Admiral Byng, done for failing to do his utmost in 1757, to common Elazar, held answerable for Israel's loss of coaching initially of the Yom Kippur warfare, and basic Dallaire, allow down via the United international locations over the Rwanda massacres of 1994, those photos of people unjustly accused span continents and centuries. This beautifully researched ebook through a former expert soldier uncovers what can be termed the main disgraceful miscarriages of army justice.

RAF Southend

RAF Southend focuses in diary-type layout at the airport among October 1940 and August 1944, from while it grew to become a fighter station in its personal correct, to it turning into an armament perform camp later within the struggle. It describes the manning and upkeep of the ahead fighter station, usually less than assault, and follows the various fortunes of the workers and body of workers who have been published there, and the highs and lows and infrequently tragic occasions that happened on and round the aerodrome.

Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat

Within the culture of Shadow Divers, this is often the gripping actual account of the quest for German U-boat U-550, the final unfound, diveable break of a U-boat off the USA coast, and the conflict within which it was once sunk.
 
On April sixteen, 1944, the SS Pan Pennsylvania was once torpedoed and sunk by means of the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. In go back the sub used to be pushed to the outside with intensity fees, after which despatched to the ground of the sea by way of 3 destroyer escorts that have been guarding the naval convoy. For greater than sixty years the site of the U-boat’s smash eluded divers.
 
In 2012, a group came across it—the final undiscovered U-boat in dive-able waters off the jap Seaboard of the us, greater than 300 ft lower than the skin.
 
this is often the tale in their twenty-year quest to discover this "Holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive in this treacherous wreck—and of the lovely conflict at sea that sealed its doom and taken the conflict of the Atlantic to America’s doorstep.

Extra resources for 100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II (Aviation Heritage Trail)

Sample text

It would seem logical that the main royal fortresses (such as Herodium and Masada) were also defended by a bodyguard or by mercenaries. In peacetime the royal fortresses fulfilled another very important task, hosting the standing army of the state. At the beginning of the Hasmonaean period this was not a pressing requirement, as all the soldiers when not on reserve duty preferred to dwell in their own homes. This changed dramatically in the late Hasmonaean period, when rulers such as Alexander Jannaeus had need of small standing armies, composed of foreign mercenaries such as Cilicians and Pisidians.

The total capacity was 4,800 cubic metres. During the Herodian period Alexandrium was used as a state prison for members of the royal family. Herod detained his wife Mariamne and his mother Alexandra there in 30 BC (Josephus, Antiquities XV, 185–86), and later on he had his sons Alexander and Aristobulus buried there following their executions at Sebastia (Antiquities XVI, 394). Herod showed the fortification to Marcus Agrippa during his tour of the kingdom in 15 BC (Antiquities XVI, 13). Herodium Herodium was built on the site where Herod defeated Mattathias Antigonus’s force that had been sent to capture him while fleeing to Rome.

The complex included various elements, including a large fortified building erected at the top of a hill, and water-related and agricultural installations. Among the latter were a bathhouse in Roman style and a pool, an aqueduct, a columbarium and an oil press. The whole complex extends over a surface of three hectares. 5m along its east–west axis. The fortress wall features four corner towers and two intermediate towers. The gate in the southern wall is flanked by two towers. In the north-western part of the courtyard stands a square tower, built on a square proteichisma.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 31 votes