A Forgotten Offensive

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Author: Christina J. M. Goulter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714646176
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A Forgotten Offensive by Christina J. M. Goulter

Original Title: A Forgotten Offensive

'The forgotten offensive' of the title is RAF Coastal Command's offensive against German sea-trade between 1940 and 1945. RAF Coastal Command is more usually known for its anti-submarine campaign, but while engaged in these operations it was also making a true offensive against the enemy's merchant shipping in north-west European waters. Germany relied on foreign sources of supply for most of its vital raw materials, the most important of which was Swedish iron ore, which had to be brought by ship to Germany. Although Britain was aware of this weakness in German war-making capacity long before war broke out, RAF Coastal Command lacked the necessary equipment to attack it. The book argues that the preoccupation with strategic bombing doctrine was responsible for this lack, resulting in the effective exclusion of all other ideas on the employment of air power, including maritime and army support aviation. The fortunes of Coastal Command's campaign are followed throughout the war, demonstrating how lessons learned in the First World War had to be painfully relearned before the campaign became successful. Its success is then evaluated in terms of the volume of shipping sunk and, more importantly, the impact on the German economy. Among the important findings of this book is that Coastal Command's campaign should have been seen as a complementary strategy to the bomber offensive, the one cutting off vital raw materials and the other finishing the blow by directly assaulting enemy industry. Light is also shed on hitherto undiscovered aspects of British intelligence during the Second World War.

Fragments Of A Faith Forgotten Annotated Edition

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Author: G. R. S. Mead
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849640477
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Fragments Of A Faith Forgotten Annotated Edition by G. R. S. Mead

Original Title: Fragments Of A Faith Forgotten Annotated Edition

The writing of the present work has been a congenial task to Mr. Mead, and he has brought to bear lovingly and zealously upon the portraiture of the figure of Christ and of early Christianity, all the knowledge which a deep study of Oriental religions from their emotional side could furnish.The outset that there is very little of what is commonly regarded as the Theosophic method apparent in the work, which is the product of a scholarly though withal very devotional spirit. Mr. Mead's aim has been to enable the reader to obtain a glimpse of a world of which he has never heard at school, and of which no word is ever breathed from the pulpit; to take him away from the pictures which the rationalists and the apologists have presented, and to enable him to obtain an unimpeded view of that wonderful panorama of religious strife which the first two centuries of our era presented. He will here see a religious world of immense activity, a vast upheaval of thought and a strenuousness of religious endeavor to which the history of the Western world gives no parallel. Thousands of schools and communities on every hand, striving and contending, a vast freedom of thought, a mighty effort to live the religious life. Here he finds innumerable points of contact with other' religions; he moves in an atmosphere of freedom of which he has previously had no experience in Christian tradition. Who are all these people—not fishermen and slaves and the poor and destitute, though those are striving too—but these men of learning and ascetic life, saints and sages as much as many others to whom the name has been given with far less reason ?


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Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780310552
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Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Original Title: Forgotten

Here’s the thing about me: I can see the future in flashes, like memories. But my past is a blank. I remember what I’ll wear tomorrow, and an argument that won’t happen until this afternoon. But I don’t know what I ate for dinner last night. I get by with the help of notes, my mom and my best friend Jamie, and the system works . . . Until now. Everything’s falling apart. Jamie’s going of the rails. My mom is lying to me. And I can’t see the boy I adore in my future. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much . . . Forgotten is a dark, against-the-odds romance like no other. Cat Patrick's debut novel for young adults is the perfect read for everyone who loved Rachel Ward's Numbers or Teri Terry's Slated trilogy. This is teen fiction at its most absorbing. Look out for Cat's other books: Just Like Fate (with Suzanne Young), Revived and The Originals. ‘A fantastic, absorbing debut that will have you reading in every spare second’ – Thirst for Fiction, YA blogger.

Forgotten Africa

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Author: Graham Connah
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415305907
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Forgotten Africa by Graham Connah

Original Title: Forgotten Africa

Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africa's momentous human story. Graham Connah is concerned to raise public awareness, both inside and outside Africa, to this frequently overlooked and often forgotten subject. Forgotten Africa examines: * human origins, * the material culture of hunter gatherers * the beginnings of African farming, the development of metallurgy * the emergence of distinctive artistic traditions * the growth of cities and states * the expansion of trading networks * the impact of European and other external contacts. The result is a fascinating and important story told in a straightforward and readable manner.


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Author: David Shayler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852335755
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Apollo by David Shayler

Original Title: Apollo

Drawing upon combinations of archival documentation from the first four manned Apollo missions and future mission plans evolved in the summer of 1969, Apollo - The Lost and Forgotten Missions explains how the machines and the men were prepared for the landing on the moon and what would have followed the initial landings.

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