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The Minutemen of VP-92: The Story of New England's Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron By Marc Frattasio
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This is the story of VP-92, a Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron that flew Lockheed P-2 Neptunes and P-3 Orion aircraft on maritime patrol, anti-submarine warfare, and counter-narcotics missions as... More > well as for search-and-rescue and other purposes. VP-92 was originally based at NAS South Weymouth, MA between 1970 and 1996. In 1996, due to the impending closure of NAS South Weymouth, the squadron was relocated to NAS Brunswick, ME. VP-92 operated from NAS Brunswick until it was disestablished in November 2007. The book also presents the history of NAS South Weymouth and NAS Brunswick, discusses VP-92's Second World War namesake VP-92/VPB-92, and its predecessor Naval Air Reserve patrol squadrons at NAS Squantum and South Weymouth (VP-919, VP-ML-69, VP-911, VP-912, VP-913, VP-914, VP-915, VP-916, and VP-917), and also discusses the circumstances that led to the establishment of VP-92 in 1970. This expanded softcover second edition features 303 pages and 451 illustrations.< Less
Four Hundred Humorous Illustrations With Portrait and Biographical Sketch By Various
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was... More > an English caricaturist and illustrator. He is best known for his work for Punch, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. Leech catered to contemporary prejudices, such as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and supported acceptable social reforms. Leech's critical yet humorous cartoons on the Crimean War help shape public attitudes toward heroism, warfare, and Britons role in the world.John Leech was born in London. His father, a native of Ireland, was the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, "a man", on the testimony of those who knew him, "of fine culture, a profound Shakespearian, and a thorough gentleman." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leech_(caricaturist)< Less
Commando By Deneys Reitz
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(Revised in May 2009) Deneys Reitz was 17 when the Boer War broke out in 1899. Reitz describes that he had no hatred of the British people, but "as a South African, one had to fight for one's... More > country." Reitz had learned to ride, shoot and swim almost as soon as he could walk, and the skills and endurance he had acquired during those years were to be made full use of during the war. He fought with different Boer Commandos, where each Commando consisted mainly of farmers on horseback, using their own horses and guns. Commando describes the tumult through the eyes of a warrior in the saddle. Reitz was fortunate to be present at nearly every one of the major battles of the war. Commando is a straightforward narrative that describes an extraordinary adventure and brings us a vivid, unforgettable picture of mobile guerrilla warfare, especially later in the war as General Smuts and men like Reitz fought on, braving heat, cold, rain, tiring horses, and lack of food, clothing, and boots.< Less
'Mike' Andrews: pilot, manager of Liverpool Airport and secret agent By Bernard O'Connor
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Harold James Andrews, known as Mike, was born in 1897. Fascinated by planes, he joined the Royal Naval Air Force during the First World War and later the Royal Flying Corps flying bombers. After... More > working as a test pilot, in the early 1920s he moved to Barcelona to train the Spanish Air Force in anti-submarine warfare. Returning to Britain in 1930 he was Blackburn’s foreign representative, and t e photographs he took of airports and airfields across Europe were passed to the Secret Intelligence Service. He designed and later managed Liverpool airport and designed Kallang in Singapore. During the Second World War he was posted to Lisbon as Air Attaché but this was just a cover. His mission was to help a secret organisation operating in France, Spain and Portugal to get escaped prisoners-of-war, downed pilots, aircrew and other evaders back to Britain. Based on his grandson Simon’s stories, autobiographies of other intelligence officers, contemporary documents, this book tells his story.< Less
Colin Clink, Volume III (of III) By Charles Hooton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was... More > an English caricaturist and illustrator. He is best known for his work for Punch, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. Leech catered to contemporary prejudices, such as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and supported acceptable social reforms. Leech's critical yet humorous cartoons on the Crimean War help shape public attitudes toward heroism, warfare, and Britons role in the world.John Leech was born in London. His father, a native of Ireland, was the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, "a man", on the testimony of those who knew him, "of fine culture, a profound Shakespearian, and a thorough gentleman." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leech_(caricaturist)< Less
America’s Forgotten First War for Slavery and Genesis of The Alamo Volume II By Phillip Thomas Tucker
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In Volume II of this ground-breaking series, Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., has presented a “new look” at the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836 without the traditional romance and myths.... More > Mexico made the mistake of allowing American immigrants to settle in Texas. Mostly from the South, they created an unprecedented economic prosperity based on slavery and cotton cultivation. However, these developments set the stage for open warfare between the largely pro-slavery settlers and the Republic of Mexico, which had abolished slavery in 1829. Because of the massive support from the U.S. to the Texas rebels who fought to preserve the Southern way of life and slavery, the Texas Revolution was actually America's first war for slavery. With this revealing new perspective, Tucker's historical analysis has given us an insightful understanding of a war that altered the destinies of two neighboring republics. For the first time, Tucker has revealed the hidden secrets and forgotten truths of the Texas Revolution.< Less
Lewis Wetzel - The Renowned Virginia Ranger and Scout By C. Stephen Badgley & Robert Cornelius V. Meyers
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Lewis Wetzel, a famous scout and ranger on the early American frontier just west of the Appalachian Mountains. He is a true American icon, but is he a hero or a villain? Almost all of the early... More > settlers considered him a hero because he vowed to "kill any Indian" who crossed his path and in doing so deterred the Indians from striking the settlements. Others of the time considered him a barbarous, psychotic murderer for killing innocent Indians, including women and children and thus incited the Indians to warfare against the growing population of whites. They claim Lewis Wetzel did everything in his power to prevent peace between the Indians and the settlers so he could keep on killing with impunity. The author of this book wrote the story of Lewis Wetzel in almost novel-like form which makes for very interesting reading and he attempts to keep the middle ground as to whether Wetzel was a hero or a villain. He has left it up to you, the reader, to decide.< Less
The BBC and the Pigeon Spies By Bernard O'Connor
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Over 16,000 pigeons were dropped into occupied Europe during the Second World War. Some were used by secret agents to send messages back to headquarters. Others were dropped into selected areas of... More > France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark in the hope that people would complete the attached questionnaire and provided military, political, economic or other intelligence of value for the Allies. There were also requests for information on the reception and content of the BBC Overseas Service news. Many messages sent back requests that the BBC acknowledge receipt of the message. This book investigates the work of MI14, known as the Colomba Service, and for the first time sheds light on conditions in Occupied Europe described by extremely brave men and women who risked execution if found in possession of a pigeon. MI14 staff, decoded or translated messages and forwarded copies to the SOE, SIS, MI19, the War Office, RAF, Royal Navy, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Churchill, de Gaulle and the BBC.< Less
The Danish History, Books I-IX By Grammaticus Saxo
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1150 – c. 1220 AD), also known as Saxo... More > cognomine Longus, was a Danish historian, theologian and author, thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, foremost advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. He is the author of the first full history of Denmark.The Jutland Chronicle gives evidence that Saxo was born in Zealand (Danish: Sjælland). It is unlikely he was born before 1150 and it is supposed that his death could have occurred around 1220. His name Saxo was a common name in medieval Denmark. The name Grammaticus ("the learned") was first given to him in the Jutland Chronicle and the Sjælland Chronicle makes reference to Saxo cognomine Longus ("the tall").He lived in a period of warfare and Danish expansion, led by Archbishop Absalon and the Valdemars. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxo_Grammaticus< Less
John Leech's Pictures Of Life And Character, Volume III (of III) From The Collection Of "Mr. Punch" By John Leech
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was... More > an English caricaturist and illustrator. He is best known for his work for Punch, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. Leech catered to contemporary prejudices, such as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and supported acceptable social reforms. Leech's critical yet humorous cartoons on the Crimean War help shape public attitudes toward heroism, warfare, and Britons role in the world.John Leech was born in London. His father, a native of Ireland, was the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, "a man", on the testimony of those who knew him, "of fine culture, a profound Shakespearian, and a thorough gentleman." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leech_(caricaturist)< Less

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