Raf Duxford

Author: Richard C. Smith
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ISBN: 9781904943594
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Raf Duxford. Richard Smith's research into RAF Duxford's history has led him to numerous previously unpublished collections from which he has unearthed some marvellous images of historical significance. This book is a must for the collector, historian or veteran of the times.

Forgotten And Lost Archival Research Of Aerial Photographic Collections Of The Western Front 1914 1918

Author: Birger Stichelbaut
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ISBN: 9612548315
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Forgotten And Lost Archival Research Of Aerial Photographic Collections Of The Western Front 1914 1918. Historical aerial photographs are an often overlooked source of information for archaeological, historical and landscape research. This monograph provides an overview and introduction to the collections which found their origin in the First World War and which are amongst the earliest systematic aerial collections. Along the Western Front from the end of 1915 onwards, aerial photo-reconnaissance units were sent out to record the outline of the enemy’s defences. The photographs were produced by an almost industrial process, brought together over four years, and survive in large quantities; archival collections are spread out across Europe, the United States and even Australia. The most important and interesting collections are discussed and dealt with, with a focus on their content, quantity, and geographic distribution. ------------------- Zgodovinske letalske fotografije so pri arheoloških, zgodovinskih in pokrajinskih študijah večkrat prezrt vir informacij. Monografija ponuja pregled nad kolekcijami, ki izhajajo iz prve svetovne vojne in sodijo med najzgodnejše sistematične zbirke fotografij posnetih iz zraka. Od leta 1915 naprej so vzdolž Zahodne fronte zračne opazovalne enote registrirale obrise sovražnikovih obrambnih položajev. Fotografije, ki so jih izdelovali v domala industrijskem obsegu in jih zbirali skozi širi leta, so se v velikem obsegu ohranile. Hranijo jih arhivi, ki so razprostranjeni po vsej Evropi, v Združenih državah Amerike in celo v Avstraliji. Opisane so najpomembnejše in najbolj zanimive zbirke letalskih fotografij Zahodne fronte, s posebnim poudarkom na njihovi vsebini, obsegu in geografski razprostranjenosti.

Hrh The Duke Of Kent

Author: Celia Lee
Publisher: Seymour Books
ISBN: 1843963515
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Hrh The Duke Of Kent. His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC(P), first cousin to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has devoted his life to the service of his country. Even before he served twenty-one years as a regular soldier in the British Army, he was introduced to this life of service by his widowed mother, HRH Princess Marina, The Duchess of Kent, during an extensive tour of the Far East at the time of his seventeenth birthday.His interest in modern technology, especially computing and engineering, in issues of health, fitness and social welfare, and in the development of the intellect, has seen him become the patron, president or active member of more than one hundred charities and social organisations. His military service, and deep interest in military history, sees him making a particularly important contribution to many military-related organisations - the chief of which must be the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.At the time of his eightieth birthday on October 9, 2015, Prince Edward remains one of the busiest members of the royal family. This book is offered as a tribute to his life of service, and to the myriad organisations, large and small, local, national and international, that make up the fabric of the United Kingdom in the twenty-first century.

Evidence History And The Great War

Author: Gail Braybon
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571818010
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Evidence History And The Great War. In the English-speaking world the Great War maintains a tenacious grip on the public imagination, and also continues to draw historians to an event which has been interpreted variously as a symbol of modernity, the midwife to the twentieth century and an agent of social change. Although much 'common knowledge' about the war and its aftermath has included myth, simplification and generalisation, this has often been accepted uncritically by popular and academic writers alike. While Britain may have suffered a surfeit of war books, many telling much the same story, there is far less written about the impact of the Great War in other combatant nations. Its history was long suppressed in both fascist Italy and the communist Soviet Union: only recently have historians of Russia begun to examine a conflict which killed, maimed and displaced so many millions. Even in France and Germany the experience of 1914-18 has often been overshadowed by the Second World War. The war's social history is now ripe for reassessment and revision. The essays in this volume incorporate a European perspective, engage with the historiography of the war, and consider how the primary textural, oral and pictorial evidence has been used - or abused. Subjects include the politics of shellshock, the impact of war on women, the plight of refugees, food distribution in Berlin and portrait photography, all of which illuminate key debates in war history.

The Second World War In Colour

Author: Ian Carter
Publisher: Imperial War Museums
ISBN: 9781904897422
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The Second World War In Colour. For those of us who didn't live through World War II, it appears in our mind's eye in black and white. Images of the Blitz, of the D-Day landings at Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the fall of Berlin--all come to us in shadowy grays and blacks, the lack of color simultaneously heightening their drama and distancing them from us. Seen in black and white, World War II seems wholly of the past, a story that's being told much more than an experienced that men and women actually lived through. ?This book will help change that. Reproducing seventy-eight rare full-color images from the archives of the Imperial War Museums, it shows us a new--or at least long-forgotten--World War II. In these pages, we see the vivid hues of flames, the richly colored fabrics of flags and uniforms, intense blue skies high over battlefields, faces of suntanned soldiers on the march, and the dizzyingly complicated color of the new art of military camouflage. The result is a World War II that has been rescued from the past and restored to us, powerful and unforgettable, so we can see for the first time what our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents saw as they fought and sacrificed all those decades ago.