Wars That Changed History 50 Of The World S Greatest Conflicts

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697863
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50 of the World's Greatest Conflicts Spencer C. Tucker. Lunéville on ... The British
had long relied on the Baltic region for grain imports, but the Royal Navy was
dependent on it for timber and naval stores. London ... with the larger ships of the
line. Danish commodore Johan Fischer had 18 warships, armed hulks, and
floating batteries moored paralleling the shore and supported by shore batteries.
Things went badly for Nelson from the start when several of his ships grounded.
A long ...

History S Lost Moments

Author: Tom Horton
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781466929180
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This iron hull cargo carrier could have spent her entire life in the great waters of
the northern Pacific had not the events of September 11, 2001, changed the
course of history. Few outside the ... 50 miles off of Iran's coastline in the
international waters of the Persian Gulf, when Iranian Fast-Attack Patrol Boats,
similar to American World War II P-T Boats, swarmed and made a dash at speeds
exceeding fifty knots toward what appeared to them to be an unarmed American
merchant ship.

Days That Changed The World

Author: Hywel Williams
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1849166552
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Taking in the assassination of Julius Caesar, the fall of Constantinople, the first day of the Somme, Nelson Mandela's release from prison and concluding with 11 September 2001 and the destruction of New York's Twin Towers, Days that ...

History And Climate Change

Author: Neville Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113497759X
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land. of. the. gods. The belief that the cause of storm damage simply lay in
tempests of abnormal ferocity and frequency may have drawn some
encouragement, justifiably or otherwise, from a Japanese national legend dating
from late in the thirteenth century. This says that the Shinto gods revered at Ise
Shrine on the southern coast of Honshu conjured up the two storms that
shattered the Mongol invasion fleets in 1274 and 1281, and thereby, it is averred,
changed the course of history.

War At Sea

Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195110382
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A Naval History of World War II Nathan Miller. navy in contrast to the U-boats,
which descended upon ... Hitler changed his tone at once, but nearing sixty-
seven the Grand Admiral was weary after years of battling for his service and was
adamant. Raeder said he would step down on January 30 — the tenth
anniversary of the beginning of his service to Hitler — so that he would appear to
be retiring in the normal course of events. In a last-ditch effort to save the fleet he
had brought into ...

Ballou S Pictorial Drawing Room Companion

Author: Maturin Murray Ballou
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Observe here that 'uller, in his history of the “ \Vouders of England,”
acknowledges that at the commencement of the seventeenth century, the
Dunkirkers furnished the models of the best vessels built at this period in the
British ports. . \Vhen Louis ... After the siege of La Rochelle, Richelieu, jealous of
the growth of the English navy, had given a sort of impulse to naval ideas by
arming immediately fifty ships and twenty galleys; but the effect of this impulse
was merely momentary. Colbert ...

Ships And The Sea

Author: Duncan Haws
Publisher: Crescent
ISBN: 9780517482872
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Many of the immediate post-Second World War ships that were replaced by this
new breed of merchantmen were, of course, scarcely a decade old, and had
plenty of life left in them. For the most part, they ... The route to the Far East by
way of Cape Town, thought to be an historical anachronism, was once more a
stark reality. Tankers were the ... Where a shipping company might once have
operated a fleet of fifty ships, its complement in 1975 is more likely to be ten.
However, the cubic ...

The History Of Ancient Greece

Author: John Gillies
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... Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts John Gillies.
rian fleet from joining their victorious companions. Meanwhile, with several
quinquereme, and five trireme, galleys, hastily prepared, he sailed round to
attack the Tyrians. The besieged observing from their walls the approach of
Alexander, endeavoured, by shouts and sigmals, to recall their ships. They had
scarcely changed their course, when the enemy assailed, and soon rendered
them unserviceable.