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Enabling Others To Win in a Complex World: Maximizing Security Force Assistance Potential in The Regionally Aligned Brigade Combat Team By Liam Walsh et al.
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As the Army downsizes its personnel while still being asked to conduct a wide variety of missions globally, the need for increased effectiveness is paramount. Those interested in the possibilities... More > presented by the Army’s recently developed regionally aligned forces (RAF) concept will find this monograph thought- provoking and of particular interest. While the United States has long recognized the importance of “helping others help themselves,” the author contends that, as Operation IRAQI FREEDOM demonstrated, U.S. Army conventional forces continue to falter in the realm of security force assistance. In a personnel and budgetary constrained environment, doing more with less will become more important, as will the need to build partner capacity. In this monograph, Captain (Promotable) Liam Walsh, an infantry officer and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, seeks to answer how the Army’s principal tactical formation—the brigade combat team—can best respond to this challenge and opportunity.< Less
The Long Road To Maralinga By Reg Simpson
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An account of an Royal Air Force man's long journey to get to Maralinga, South Australia, and his experiences as a participant in the British Atomic Weapons Tests held there in the South Australian... More > desert during 1956.< Less
Assassin By David Bruce
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(The sequel to “Prototype”) December, 1942. The air war is intensifying, but Britain has yet to get a firm grasp of the technology that could make all the difference - the jet-engine. ... More > So, the Prime Minister gives a small aircraft company a challenge: a new jet fighter prototype within a year - or bust. The prototype flies, but has a serious flaw and is threatened with relegation to experimental work. The solution? - banish it to Scotland for intensive operational testing while the politics are sorted out. For test pilot Peter Wren, veteran of the Great War and the Spanish Civil War, the task of leading a team of crack Mosquito crews and a pair of Jive-crazy Mustang pilots would be tough enough without having to cope with their personal problems - and his own feelings for the widow of an American fighter pilot. But the combat worthiness of the fighter is proved in ways that were never anticipated, and when a deadly threat to the USAAF bombing campaign emerges, the “Assassin” is ready...< Less
Eugene By John G Smith
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After a tough tour of duty as an RAF conscript, Eugene returns home from war-ravaged Burma. He is unexpectedly excluded from the family business and sets out to succeed in business by exploiting the... More > opportunities that present themselves in post-war Britain. For all his success Eugene still mourns the loss of the beautiful young Burmese nurse named Chit, who tenderly nurtured him back to life. Their relationship was brutally shattered when he was dragged away from her, arrested for fraternising with a local. Eugene is forced to make a life-changing decision – marry Chit, face court martial and a possible death sentence, or return home. Not knowing whether he’ll ever see his first love again? Eugene is driven to succeed but family tragedies ensue – his older brother commits suicide and his brother-in-law is killed in a mining accident. Eugene finds himself thriving at a time when the rest are going to wrack and ruin. But greed and self-interest take their toll and disintegration looms.< Less
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Runways to Freedom By Robert Body
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"Runways to Freedom", is based on years of extensive research into the Special Duties Squadrons, and many conversations with veterans and family members. The need for a means to drop... More > agents and supplies into Occupied Europe fell outside the normal duties of RAF squadrons so, in March 1940, RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire became the base for No.138 (SD) Squadron and No. 161 (SD) Squadrons. Flying mainly by the light of the full moon, these two squadrons operated throughout the length and breadth of Western Europe, delivering agents and supplies. Without the agents the secret services would have been hamstrung, and without the supplies the resistance movements would have been unable to participate in the armed struggle. By the end of the war, the Squadrons had, between them, lost in excess of 600 men. THIS IS THEIR STORY.< Less
Charlie - The Lancaster Gunner By Jeff Steel
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Charlie is a quietly brave man. He says goodbye to his shop, his wife and his child to fight Hitler. He knows he is unlikely to return. Firstly in a ground role during the Battle of Britain he... More > volunteers for active service and joins the RAF's elite 44 squadron. His first operation is on the 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne. His orders will take him to some of Hitler's most dangerous targets: Essen, Duisburg, Hamburg. This story is compiled from squadron records in the UK national archive, from Bomber Command veterans and from news archives of the time. The author was able to find two separate accounts of the final fatal raid. Uniquely, in a biography of this type the author has identified the Luftwaffe pilot and has engaged in correspondence with his son. 'Charlie - The Lancaster Gunner' is a vital source for those interested in World War Two. Crucially, it shows how a good man can drop bombs on a civilian population. It is a great read!< Less
The Hidden Sun By Pamela Howarth
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Sally, a typist at NAAFI HQ in Famagusta, is one of 300 volunteers recruited during the 1958 State of Emergency to replace Greek-Cypriot staff after a bomb incident at RAF Nicosia. She meets Edward,... More > a war veteran and Army Schools teacher. Trouble looms when police discover his boat has been ‘borrowed’ for gun-running. They are told to carry on as normal, but nothing is normal any more. Are the innocent truly innocent and is the primary suspect one of theirs or one of ours?< Less
The Hidden Sun By Pamela Howarth
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Sally, a typist at NAAFI HQ in Famagusta, is one of 300 volunteers recruited during the 1958 State of Emergency to replace Greek-Cypriot staff after a bomb incident at RAF Nicosia. She meets Edward,... More > a war veteran and Army Schools teacher. Trouble looms when police discover his boat has been ‘borrowed’ for gun-running. They are told to carry on as normal, but nothing is normal any more. Are the innocent truly innocent and is the primary suspect one of theirs or one of ours?< Less