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Download e-book for iPad: Descent into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941 - A Navy Diver's by Cdr. Edward C. Raymer USN (Ret.)

By Cdr. Edward C. Raymer USN (Ret.)

ISBN-10: 1591147247

ISBN-13: 9781591147244

On December 7, 1941, because the nice battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralyzed and burning within the aftermath of the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, a crack workforce of U.S. army salvage divers headed via Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. The divers were given a Herculean activity: rescue the sailors and Marines trapped less than, and resurrect the satisfaction of the Pacific fleet.

Now for the 1st time, the executive diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the complete tale of the determined makes an attempt to save lots of crewmembers stuck within their sinking ships. Descent into Darkness is the one booklet on hand that describes the elevating and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December seventh attack.

Once Raymer and his workforce of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecks--attempting untested and in all probability lethal diving techniques--they skilled an international of overall blackness, not able to work out even the faceplates in their helmets. by means of memorizing the ships' blueprints and utilizing their experience of contact, the divers groped their approach hundreds and hundreds of toes contained in the sunken vessels to make upkeep and salvage important conflict fabric. The divers realized the best way to deal with such unseen hazards as falling gadgets, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human our bodies, and the consistent possibility of eastern assaults from above.

Though a lot of those divers have been killed or heavily injured in the course of the wartime salvage operations, normally they'd nice good fortune acting what very unlikely jobs. between their credit, Raymer's group raised the sunken battleships West Virginia, Nevada, and California. After Pearl Harbor they moved directly to different the most important salvage paintings off Guadalcanal and the websites of different nice sea battles.

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Download e-book for iPad: Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban by William B. Ecker

By William B. Ecker

ISBN-10: 1780960719

ISBN-13: 9781780960715

With a Foreword by way of Michael Dobbs, writer of One Minute to Midnight.

Human intelligence was once missing in the course of the Cuban Missile challenge, and a number of the intelligence companies needed to depend on their most reliable means to lead them - aerial images. images of the missile websites have been successfully used to cajole uncertain allies, in addition to adversaries, that the facts used to be genuine, and so they rallied all over the world aid of the yankee options curious about the removing of the offensive guns from Cuba. President Kennedy's government Committee of the nationwide defense council opened every one assembly with a briefing of the most recent research of the former day's photograph missions. Aerial images used to be quickly famous as necessary to the end result of the crisis.

Both President Kennedy and Chairman Khrushchev famous that they didn't thoroughly keep watch over occasions, and understood that unforeseen occasions may spiral the trouble uncontrolled. whereas precipitating the drawback through the advent of offensive guns in Cuba, Khrushchev stepped again from the nuclear abyss that either international locations have been heading for. Kennedy nonetheless applied his army innovations in a good technique of ratcheting up strain and, while, resisting his civilian and army advisors' calls for for attacking Cuba. Photographic intelligence gave him the time to strengthen a calm answer to the crisis.

Most books at the Cuban Missile obstacle inform the tale throughout the standpoint of memoirs of these who suggested President Kennedy, as he struggled to prevent international warfare III. This publication explains the serious occasions, in addition to the stories of these who execute presidential instructions in occasions of nationwide predicament. Their competence, or loss of it, frequently can suggest the variation among warfare and peace. The background unfolds because the reader is placed into the cockpit of a supersonic photograph jet, giving a clean standpoint of these suspenseful 13 days. Michael Dobbs, writer of 1 Minute To nighttime, describes Blue Moon over Cuba as 'a outstanding contribution to the physique of Missile situation literature. The booklet will absolutely be the main authoritative and entire account of the low-level reconnaissance over Cuba.'

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Warships Data 4 - USS Intrepid - download pdf or read online

By Stan Cohen

Overdue in I9~ i used to be my first involvement with USS INTREPID. by means of then she used to be already an empty send, having heen decommissioned in March of that year.Since that point. Ive skilled a thorough schooling software approximately this ancient vessel and her 23 si.sterships. referred to as the ESSEX type No different unmarried type of warship has ever had. nor may have back, a better impression on heritage than did the ESSEX classification by no means back will one of these huge variety of a similar type of fleet companies he outfitted. Thcv have been a phenomenon of the days.

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Download e-book for iPad: Fighting Ships of the Far East: China and Southeast Asia 202 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

ISBN-10: 1841763861

ISBN-13: 9781841763866

Battling Ships of the some distance East (1) provides greatly to the hitherto small corpus of information a couple of interesting and little identified topic. utilizing distinct descriptions, actual cutaway plates and trustworthy ancient examples, this e-book covers the historical past of chinese language send layout and naval conflict from the start of the Han dynasty to the 1st few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic conflict of Lake Poyang in in 1363, received by means of the fellow who was once to develop into the 1st Ming Emperor, can also be particular.

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Get Operational Warfare at Sea: Theory and Practice (Cass PDF

By Milan Vego

ISBN-10: 0203889959

ISBN-13: 9780203889954

ISBN-10: 0415770041

ISBN-13: 9780415770040

This new quantity presents a accomplished research of either the idea and perform of operational war at sea. The publication is exclusive in utilizing various resources and examples to give a finished topical description and research of the foremost parts of operational battle at sea this present day. It opens with a survey of the emergence of operational struggle at sea because the finish of the Napoleonic Wars, happening describe and learn the ambitions of naval battle on the operational point and techniques of employment of naval forces for attaining those ambitions. The e-book explains the specifics of operational features in a maritime theatre, discusses the character qualities schooling required for winning naval operational commanders, and explores naval operational command and keep an eye on in either peacetime and struggle, final with predictions for the way forward for operational struggle at sea.  This booklet serves as a primer of the way to plot, organize and execute significant naval operations and campaigns for naval commanders and their staffs, yet may also be of curiosity to complicated scholars of naval heritage, strategic reports and armed forces background regularly.

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Download e-book for iPad: Naval Edged Weapons: In the Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1865 by Sarah C Wolfe

By Sarah C Wolfe

ISBN-10: 1861762453

ISBN-13: 9781861762450

Despite the plain dominance of gunnery, within the age of sail sea fights have been frequently concluded through boarding activities - determined and bloody hand-to-hand melees the place edged guns instead of firearms have been the determining issue. the actual wishes of naval close-quarter strive against produced detailed types of axes, pikes and cutlasses (not to say the good number of officials' scuffling with, presentation and get dressed swords) and this ebook surveys in complete aspect the complete gamut of such guns as utilized in the Royal military and the hot naval provider of the USA. It concentrates on improvement from the outbreak of the yank Revolution in 1775 to the top of the USA Civil warfare in 1865, the apogee and decline of struggling with sail, revealing how British guns have been first and foremost an enormous resource of concept for the yankee army, a power which finally declined because the usa constructed its personal palms undefined. utilizing surviving examples, artifacts recovered by way of archaeology, and documentary assets, the ebook devotes person chapters to shipboard axes, pikes and different polearms, and either officials' and enlisted men's swords and cutlasses. It additionally seems on the ornament of swords and the importance of the motifs used, concluding with a piece on strategy of production and the companies concerned. seriously illustrated with examples from Europe and the United States, Naval Edged guns is an available advent for the overall reader, but in addition presents an invaluable evaluation for the specialist.

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New PDF release: The Sea Power of the State

By S.G. Gorshkov (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0080219446

ISBN-13: 9780080219448

Admiral Gorshkov, the writer of the trendy Soviet army, is broadly recognizes to be his country's such a lot awesome naval strategist of this or any interval in background. He has made the Soviet Union right into a global sea strength for the 1st time. during this booklet Admiral Gorshkov examines the concept that of sea strength because it has been understood and positioned to paintings via diverse countries. He then exhibits how the complicated operations of a contemporary fleet, army or civilian, have their position within the politics and defence of the USSR. --- from book's again hide

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Download e-book for kindle: Unknown Waters: A First-Hand Account of the Historic by Alfred S. McLaren, William R. Anderson

By Alfred S. McLaren, William R. Anderson

ISBN-10: 0817316027

ISBN-13: 9780817316020

ISBN-10: 081738006X

ISBN-13: 9780817380069

This name tells approximately charting the Siberian continental shelf throughout the top of the chilly War.This e-book tells the tale of the courageous officials and staff of the nuclear submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the 1st survey of the distant and demanding Arctic Ocean zone. The unpredictability of floating sea ice, shallow waters, and attainable Soviet discovery, all play a dramatic half during this attention-grabbing 1970 voyage.Covering 3,100 miles over a interval of a few 20 days at a arduous typical pace of 6.5 knots, the assault submarine threaded its approach via underwater canyons of ice and rolling seafloor, at one element changing into lodged in an ice storage. simply cool considering and skillful maneuvering of the approximately 5,000-ton vessel dislodged it. the second one section of the adventure begun 240 nautical miles past the North Pole with an in depth survey of the Siberian shelf, operating again to the Bering Strait during the Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi seas.The skipper of the Queenfish have been expert and chosen through Admiral Hyman Rickover and, encouraged by means of this polar adventure, McLaren turned one of many worlds optimum Arctic scientists, learning first at Cambridge collage, and acquiring his doctorate in polar reviews from the college of Colorado at Boulder. DEPOSITили

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Julian Stafford Corbett's Naval and Military Essays: Being Papers read in the Naval PDF

By Julian Stafford Corbett

ISBN-10: 1108003494

ISBN-13: 9781108003490

As Europe used to be poised at the cusp of the nice conflict (1914-1918), problems with nationwide defence have been of paramount drawback. regardless of the significance to German safety of concentrating its assets on continental defence inside Europe, the previous years have been steeped within the cult of the army. Germany's daunting pursuit of Weltpolitik had raised a significant problem to conventional British naval hegemony. At factor have been the long run process diplomacy, monetary improvement and, crucially, the stability of energy on either neighborhood and worldwide scales. released in early 1914, a few papers during this quantity reviewed old contributions of the British army, delivering a well timed chance to formulate a greater realizing of ways the military can be anticipated to accomplish sooner or later. The contents are frivolously divided among essays on naval and armed forces historical past, with the price of such historic analyses to modern officials being an particular subject matter all through.

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