The world's first independent air force, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018. In the 100 years since the end of World War I, the service has been involved in almost continuous operations around the globe, giving the RAF the longest and most wide-ranging history of any air force in the world. But over the years this history has also become entangled with myths. The Royal Air Force: A Centenary of Operations will set the record straight, dispelling these as it uncovers – in both words and photographs – the true exploits and accomplishments of RAF personnel over the last 100 years. From its formation as an independent service in the dying days of World War I, its desperate fight against the Axis air forces in World War II, to its commitments during both the Cold War and modern times, this is the complete story of how the RAF has defended Britain for a century.
A Centenary of Operations
Author: Michael Napier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Meine Erlebnisse in der Fremde
Author: Roald Dahl
Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity. Unrivalled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world, offering an unsurpassed overview of the role of modern intelligence in every part of the globe. From spies and secret agents to the latest high-tech wizardry in signals and imagery surveillance, it provides fascinating, in-depth coverage of important operations of United States, British, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, German, and French intelligence services, and much more. All the key elements of modern intelligence activity are here. An expert whose books have received high marks from the intelligence and military communities, Jeffrey Richelson covers the crucial role of spy technology from the days of Marconi and the Wright Brothers to today's dazzling array of Space Age satellites, aircraft, and ground stations. He provides vivid portraits of spymasters, spies, and defectors--including Sidney Reilly, Herbert Yardley, Kim Philby, James Angleton, Markus Wolf, Reinhard Gehlen, Vitaly Yurchenko, Jonathan Pollard, and many others. Richelson paints a colorful portrait of World War I's spies and sabateurs, and illuminates the secret maneuvering that helped determine the outcome of the war on land, at sea, and on the diplomatic front; he investigates the enormous importance of intelligence operations in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II, from the work of Allied and Nazi agents to the "black magic" of U.S. and British code breakers; and he gives us a complete overview of intelligence during the length of the Cold War, from superpower espionage and spy scandals to covert action and secret wars. A final chapter probes the still-evolving role of intelligence work in the new world of disorder and ethnic conflict, from the high-tech wonders of the Gulf War to the surprising involvement of the French government in industrial espionage. Comprehensive, authoritative, and addictively readable, A Century of Spies is filled with new information on a variety of subjects--from the activities of the American Black Chamber in the 1920s to intelligence collection during the Cuban missile crisis to Soviet intelligence and covert action operations. It is an essential volume for anyone interested in military history, espionage and adventure, and world affairs.
Intelligence in the Twentieth Century
Author: Jeffery T. Richelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This publication contains the selected proceedings of a conference devoted to the history of aerial photography (Ghent, 2003).
A Century of Information ; Papers Presented During the Conference Held at the Ghent University, December 10th - 12th, 2003
Author: Jean Bourgeois,Marc Meganck
Publisher: Academia Press
Category: Social Science
"This volume ... looks at the air arms of seven nations engaged in [World War II]: France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the USSR and the United States. Selected campaigns are discussed in detail to illustrate how national pre-war airpower doctrine was applied, and what results were achieved."--Preface.
Part Two (1939-1945)
Author: John F. O'Connell
HANIF KUREISHIS fulminanter erster Roman Karim ist jung, Karim will das Leben und nicht den kleinbürgerlichen Mief der Londoner Vorstadt, wo sein indischer Vater und die britische Mutter versuchen, in die Mittelschicht aufzusteigen. Als der Vater den Bürojob schmeißt und als Meditationslehrer mit exzentrischer Geliebter zum BUDDHA DER VORSTADT wird, ist auch Karim zu allem bereit: Mystik, Drogen, Frauen und Männer, Hauptsache schrill und intensiv.
Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Die Geschichte zweier junger Engländer, die mit ihrem Segelboot im norddeutschen Wattenmeer kreuzen und dabei unversehens zwischen die englisch-deutsche Geheimdienstfront vor dem 1. Weltkrieg geraten.
ein Bericht des Geheimdienstes
Author: Erskine Childers,Hubert Deymann
A record of the National Mapping Programme project in Northamptonshire. It recovered and mapped archaeological evidence from field systems, through settlement remains, to funerary monuments, and ranges from the Neolithic to the 20th century.
Author: Alison Deegan,Glenn Foard
Publisher: English Heritage
Category: Social Science