Churchill’s Army 1939-1945, The Men, Machines and Organisation

B2350

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This is the most comprehensive coverage of the British Army from 1939 to 1945 ever undertaken in a single volume. It is lavishly illustrated and works carefully through each of the organizations that made up the British Army, including the Home Guard, the secret Resistance organization, and Special Forces. Strongly Recommended.

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British Warship Recognition, The Perkins Identification Albums, Volume II Armoured Ships 1860-1895, Monitors and Aviation Ships

B2349

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This is the second facsimile volume of the outstanding Perkins warship recognition set to be released. The publisher and the British National Maritime Museum have committed to publishing a full set of eight facsimile volumes of this unparalleled source of information. Realistically, the cover price, and even the aggressive early sale discounts, will limit the readership of books that will appeal to a very wide audience of professionals, historians, enthusiasts and all with any interest in British warships. If you can find the money, don’t delay but buy today. Very Highly Recommended.

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When Shall Their Glory Fade? The Stories of the Thirty Eight Battle Honours of the Army Commandos

B2348

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This is a story about the British military force that inspired special forces around the world, written by a Commando. British Commandos served in every theatre of WWII. Between the Dunkirk evacuation and the large scale raid on Dieppe, the Commandos were the only direct action force attacking the Germans in Occupied Europe as a uniformed organization of the British Army. The author has told their story with authority and feeling. This is a must read history from WWII.

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Monte Cassino, a German View

B2309

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The author (1914-1968) was a German paratroop officer who was a battalion commander during the battle for the monastery at Monte Cassino. There have been many books, articles and references to the fight for Monte Cassino, but from the view point of the Allied Forces attempting to take the position. The author provides a German perspective. Well-written and authoritative, strongly recommended.

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The End of Empire, The Cyprus Emergency: a Soldier’s Story

B2308

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The author is perhaps best known as a war reporter, campaigner and former Independent MP. This book is almost of another life. A life that is alien to those born after 1960, if they have even heard of it, but a life that was known to millions of Britons as they spent their compulsory period in National Service. A fascinating tale that is based on letters the author wrote home to his family during his National Service with the Suffolk Regiment in the 1950s.

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Rockwell Collins bringing next generation mission solutions to Air, Space & Cyber 2016

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At Air, Space & Cyber 2016, Rockwell Collins will be showcasing a number of its next-generation avionics and network mission communications solutions, including the F-35 helmet mounted display system.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 15, 2016) – Rockwell Collins will demonstrate next-generation avionics and networked mission communications including the F-35 helmet mounted display system developed by Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, Pro Line Fusion® avionics, modernized airborne communications radios, Head-up Guidance System (HGS™), multispectral Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and wearable Firestorm™ integrated targeting system at Air, Space & Cyber 2016. The exhibition takes place at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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F-35 and Aegis Combat System Successfully Demonstrate Integration Potential in First Live Missile Test

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, New Mexico Sept. 13, 2016 – Two pre-eminent weapon systems, the F-35 Lightning II and Aegis Weapon System, worked together for the first time during a live fire exercise. The joint Lockheed Martin, (NYSE: LMT) U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps exercise was the first live fire missile event that successfully demonstrated the integration of the F-35 to support Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA).

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