The Siege of Tsingtau, The German-Japanese War 1914

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This is one of those WWI campaigns that has received very little coverage by historians. The horror of the Western Front has seized the attention of historians and although it was a very important element of WWI, there were many other very important elements, such as that covered by this excellent book – Highly Recommended.


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‘Aiming’ for Operational Readiness at the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration

Ranger P. Nakogee, 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group prepares to fire her weapon at the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration held at the Connaught Range, Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday September 14, 2016.

Photo by: Corporal Nathan Moulton, Imagery Valcartier

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September 1, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

More than 450 shooters and supporting staff, including international shooting teams from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, will be participating in this year’s Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC). The event will take place at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 4 to 16, 2017.

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Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles

Aegis Weapon System test supports the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to protect NATO Europe against ballistic missile threats

USS JOHN PAUL JONES, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Aegis Combat System. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.

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U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $900 Million Long Range Stand Off Missile Contract

Agreement Initiates Technical Maturation and Risk Reduction Phase

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $900 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop and mature technologies for the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile program. Terms of the Technical Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) contract were not disclosed.

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Boeing Awarded Design Work for New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Boeing will develop its preliminary design for America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile through a $349 million U.S. Air Force contract announced today. Boeing and one other company each received risk-reduction contracts for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, which will replace the Minuteman III ICBM. (Boeing photo)

U.S. Air Force seeking replacement for Minuteman III ICBM Boeing, Air Force partnership on ICBM force began in 1958

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will develop its preliminary design for America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile through a $349 million U.S. Air Force contract announced today.

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Under the Devil’s Eye, The British Military Experience in Macedonia 1915-1918

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A very welcome new book from an author with a passion for her subject. A well-researched study of a subject that has received far less attention than it merits. The photo-plate section is well selected, with images that have not previously appeared in a printed work. There are also extensive notes on the sources used, making this a valuable reference work in addition to being a fascinating story – Most Highly Recommended.


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Under the Devil’s Eye, The British Military Experience in Macedonia 1915-1918

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The authors have addressed one of the great omissions by historians covering WWI. This is a well-researched study of a subject that has received far less than its deserved attention. The photo-plate section is well selected and maps in the body of the book help in the understanding of this unfamiliar part of WWI – Very Highly Recommended.


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Voices in Flight: Escaping Soldiers and Airmen of World War I

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The author is well-known for his aviation histories and this book is an interesting departure from his main work, albeit not far from it. As usual, this is a well-researched study of a subject that has received far less than its deserved attention. The two photo-plate sections are well selected – Most Highly Recommended.


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Your Towns & Cities in the Great War, Norfolk Coast in the Great War, King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, Sheringham, Cromer & Great Yarmouth

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The publisher produces a number of fine series that provide valuable insights into history. The sad part of reviewing books is that time restricts the number of books that can be read and reviewed. As a result, the FIRE Project review team has not been able to review all of the titles in the local histories of WWI, taking only snapshots of the series. This new title is a delight and representative of the high standard achieved by the series. The text is built on thorough research and is very ably supported by a host of illustration – Very Highly Recommended.


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