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This experience gives you the chance to drive a Chieftain tank Armoured Personnel Carrier and a Quad Bike. You'll be given full driving tuition by friendly and experienced instructors (who may have fought in the Falklands and Gulf Wars) and could have fascinating stories to tell. To keep all participants busy in the session the number of guests to vehicles will reflect this. On the day you'll have complimentary refreshments a full safety briefing driving the Chieftain (MBT 55 tons 700hp) driving the Abbot SPG (self-propelled field gun) driving the APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) and riding the Quad Bikes. At the end of the day you'll recieve a Certificate of Achievement to keep as a memento of the day. The experience will run on select Saturdays along with some Friday dates and toilets are available on site. There's also an undercover area with picnic benches and a wood fire that's lit in cold or wet weather which is where the safety briefing will be held and the refreshments will be. - A.D. Location: Hampshire (South East) - Romsey Important Information: Your voucher is valid for 10 months. You must pre-book a date for your experience. This experience only runs on Saturdays. Please dress comfortably and warmly. Sturdy boots are advisable as are waterproofs during wet weather. Should there be any problems (breakdown starting late etc) there are spare vehicles available to help keep the session on schedule. Please note that if you have a chest size of over 50 inches it may be difficult for you to get into some of the vehicles. Minimum age for participants is 16 years old. Please do not bring dogs to the site. Spectators are welcome at a fee of £10.00 payable on the day. Children under 10 years are free. The spectator entrance fee includes a ride on a tank along with complimentary tea and coffee. Due to weather conditions the season starts in February and runs till the end of October (although bookings can be made all year round).
This timely illustrated book presents a lively discussion concerning the role of the war correspondent, news gathering in a war zone, and the influence of technology on war reporting. It examines themes of propaganda, censorship and responsibility, and the impact of those iconic front line despatches or photographs over the last century that have crystallised the public perception of the war zone. The book unfolds chronologically and each chapter focuses on the medium that defined the conflict - from the age of print (the First World War) to the rise of radio (Spanish Civil War), the multimedia war (the Second World War), the war in colour (Vietnam and the Falklands) and the modern digital age (the second Gulf war and the war in Afghanistan). Each section includes several feature spreads in which an individual object from the exhibition - a photograph or artefact - is fully profiled. The book concludes with a discussion between a group of contemporary reporters, TV directors, photographers and artists about their personal experiences, the demands of the job and the effects of changing media technology on the very idea of the war correspondent.
America's Economic Way of War: War and the US Economy from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf War
This revealing book exposes the influence of economics and finance on how America waged war in the twentieth century.
The terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War, killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a huge range of fascinating sources, this major new book reimagines the war. The terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. It was a war for territory, provoked by fear that if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse then Russia could control a huge swathe of land from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf. But it was also a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist and ever more ferocious belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia's task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land. Orlando Figes' major new book reimagines this extraordinary war, in which the stakes could not have been higher and which was fought with a terrible mixture of ferocity and incompetence. It was both a recognisably modern conflict - the first to be extensively photographed, the first to employ the telegraph, the first 'newspaper war' - and a traditional one, with illiterate soldiers, amateur officers and huge casualties caused by disease. The iconic moments of the war - the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Siege of Sebastopol, the impact of Florence Nightingale - are all here, but there is also a rich sense of the Crimea itself and the culture that was destroyed by the fighting. Drawing on a huge range of fascinating sources, Figes also gives the lived experience of the war, from that of the ordinary British soldier in his snow-filled trench, to the haunted, gloomy, narrow figure of Tsar Nicholas himself as he vows to take on the whole world in his hunt for religious salvation.
SOLDIER FIVE is an elite soldier's memoir of his time within the Special Air Service (SAS) and, in particular, his experiences during the Gulf War. As a member of the Special Forces patrol now famously known by its call sign Bravo Two Zero, he and seven others were inserted hundreds of kilometres behind enemy lines. Their mission was to reconnoitre targets, undertake surveillance of Scud missile sites and sabotage Iraqi communications links, but was to end in desperate failure.From the outset the patrol was dogged by problems that contributed both directly and indirectly to the demise of the mission. The patrol's compromise, and subsequent attempts to evade Iraqui troops, resulted in four members of Bravo Two Zero being captured and a further three killed. One escaped. But the story goes further than the Gulf War itself. Despite numerous books, films and articles on the same subject, the British Government has done its utmost to thwart the release of Soldier Five, at one stage claiming the book in its entirety was confidential. A campaign of harassment that took some four-and-a-half years of litigation to resolve has now resulted in this explosive publication. SOLDIER FIVE is a gripping and suspenseful account of one man's experiences as a Special Forces soldier. Revealing his conflicts, loyalties and relationships forged, it is the resolution of a soldier's determined fight to see his story told.
Turkey's involvement in the Gulf War in 1991 paved the way for the country's acceptance into the European Union. This book, newly available in paperback, traces that...
Courland is an entity that no longer exists. With the Gulf of Riga to the north, the Baltic to the west and Lithuania at its southern border, and now part of modern Latvia, the region was by occupied by Nazi Germany and returned to Soviet Russia after the war, remaining largely inaccessible until 1991. Once ruled by descendants of the Teutonic Knights, it is now a nowhere land of wide skies and forests, deserted beaches, ruined castles and ex-KGB prisons. For years Jean-Paul Kauffmann has been irresistibly drawn to this place, the buffer between the Germanic and Slav worlds. His digressive travels at the wheel of a Skoda become an investigation into the whereabouts of a former lover, a search for an excavator of tombs, and he follows in the footsteps of Louis XVIII, for whom Courland was once a place of exile. Author of Voyage to Desolation Island and The Dark Room at Longwood - 'a remarkable book which defies classification' (New Statesman), which won six prizes on its publication in France - Kauffmann has come to be known as an erudite and witty observer of the world's most desolate reaches.
Brings together the profiles of sixty soldiers who have fought over the past 2,500. From the Spartans at Thermopylae to the war in the Persian Gulf, this book shows ...
"Sean McMeekin has written a classic of First World War history ...This superb and original book is the reality behind Greenmantle". (Norman Stone). "The Berlin-Baghdad Express" explores one of the big, previously unresearched subjects of the First World War: the German bid for world power - and the destruction of the British Empire - through the harnessing of the Ottoman Empire. McMeekin's book shows how incredibly high the stakes were in the Middle East - with the Germans in the tantalizing position of taking over the core of the British Empire via the extraordinary railway that would link Central Europe and the Persian Gulf. Germany sought the Ottoman Empire as an ally to create jihad against the British - whose Empire at the time was the largest Islamic power in the world. "The Berlin-Baghdad Express" is a fascinating account of western interference in the Middle East and its lamentable results. It explains and brings to life a massive area of fighting, which in most other accounts is restricted to the disaster at Gallipoli and the British invasions of Iraq and Palestine.
The Nimitz class aircraft carrier is the ultimate symbol of the United States superpower status. A true behemoth, this is an unsurpassed weapons platform that overshadows all of its nearest rivals. A history of the world's largest aircraft carriers, with runways over 300 meters long, this book looks at the development and deployment of the nuclear-powered Nimitz class aircraft carriers from 1975 when the USS Nimitz, the lead ship of the class, was commissioned, to the present day. All of the class are still operational and the tenth and last of the class, the USS George H. W. Bush, was commissioned in 2009. Here, Brad Elward provides a detailed overview of their design and development, highlighting their unique features, from jet blast deflectors to cutting edge radar systems, and a history of the Nimitz class in service, from deployment in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, through to the enforcement of the no fly zone over Bosnia.
In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Teaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided cover for the numerous landings in the Pacific. At the war's end, the Japanese signed their surrender on the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri. After World War II, the ships continued to serve, providing support during Korea, Vietnam, and even the first Gulf War. This book tells the full story of the greatest of the American battleships.
For thousands of years, Plains Indians and their ancestors have occupied the vast region that stretches from the Mississippi river to the Rocky Mountains and from the Canadian plains to the Gulf of Mexico. From about 1800 one of the most important units, beyond the extended family, was the warrior society a social, political and ritual group that engaged in warfare and organised ceremonial life. The societies offered members the opportunity to gain honours through individual acts of bravery such stealing horses, capturing women, and taking scalps during war raids, but also had a rich ritual life marked by a strong sense of spirituality. Through a selection of unique objects from the British Museums collection, this beautifully illustrated little book explores the world of the warriors of the North American Plains. Here are exceptional examples of feather headdresses, shields, moccasins, painted hides, scalps, pipes, tomahawks, and traditional and contemporary costumes. Many of these items may seem initially familiar from popular culture, but their deeper ritual significance is revealed by the author. A perennially popular subject, this book will appeal to young and old alike.
SOLDIER FIVE is an elite soldier's explosive memoir of his time within the Special Air Service (SAS) and, in particular, his experiences during the 1991 Gulf War. As a member of the Special Forces patrol now famously known by its call sign Bravo Two Zero, he and seven others were inserted hundreds of kilometres behind enemy lines. Their mission to reconnoitre targets, undertake surveillance of Scud missil sites and sabotage Iraqi communications links was to end in desperate failure.From the outset, the patrol was dogged by problems that contributed both directly and indirectly to the demise of the mission. The patrol's compromise, and subsequent attempts to evade Iraqi troops, resulted in four members of Bravo Two Zero being captured and a further three killed. One escaped. But the story goes further that the Gulf War itself. Despite numerous books, films and articles on the same subject, the British Government has done its utmost to thwart the release of SOLDIER FIVE, at one stage claiming the book in its entirety was confidential. A campaign of harassment that took some four and a half years of litigation to resolve has now resulted in this controversial publication. SOLDIER FIVE is a gripping and suspenseful account of one man's experiences as a Special Forces soldier. Revealing his conflicts and loyalties, and the relationships he forged both on and off the battlefield, this book is the resolution of a soldier's determined fight to see his story told.