Engines of War

How Wars Were Won and Lost on the Railways

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857891391

Category: History

Page: 300

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Engines of War tells the dramatic story of how the railways revolutionized the nature of warfare, ushering in an age of industrialized conflict in which wars were fought on a previously unimaginable scale. From the moment of its first appearance, the 'iron road' not only rendered armies more mobile, but also massively increased the power and the deadliness of the weaponry available to them. Christian Wolmar's epic account of how an invention that brought prosperity in peace-time metamorphosed in time of war into a weapon of death, is counterpointed by a wealth of human stories of personal endeavour and private tragedy. Embracing every major conflict in which railways have played a part - the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the First and Second Boer Wars, the two World Wars, the Korean War and the Cold War, Engines of War is awe-inspiring tale of industrial might and the transformative power of machinery.
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Our Engines of War

And how We Got to Make Them

Author: Henry Jervis-White-Jervis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Firearms

Page: 115

View: 3738

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Doctor Who: Engines of War

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142695

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5126

The Sunday Times bestseller The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor’s TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox. As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven’t the Daleks simply killed the humans? Searching for answers the Doctor meets 'Cinder', a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone. An epic novel of the Great Time War featuring the War Doctor as played by John Hurt.
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Engines of War - An Illustrated Booklet of the Locomotives and Freight Cars of the British Ministry of Supply and of the U.S. Army Transportaton Corps

Author: Guy N. Wildish

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473357381

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 9084

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Engines of War

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Doctor Who (BBC)

ISBN: 0553447661

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 3857

The Doctor does not like to remember the version of himself that lived during the Time Wars, when he crashed on the planet Moldox, where the Dalek took humans prisoner, and he joined forces with a young Dalek hunter, Cinder.
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Super-engines of war

Author: Henry Smith Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Romulus Buckle & the Engines of War

Author: Richard Preston (Jr.)

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477807682

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

View: 3151

Learning his long-lost sister is being kept at a mysterious clan's base, Romulus Buckle must rescue her to gain the key to victory over the Founders, but this rescue attempt means abandoning his allies to face the Founders' raids alone.
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Engines of War

Replica Medieval Siege Engines at Caerphilly Castle

Author: P. H. Humphries,Cadw (Organization : Great Britain),Wales. Welsh Assembly Government

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857602609

Category: Castles

Page: 6

View: 9811

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Engines of War

The Mechanised Army in Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mechanization, Military

Page: 86

View: 9232

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Doctor Who: Silhouette

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3864257506

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2366

Die Abenteuer des 12. Doktors gehen weiter! Marlowe Hapworth wird tot in seinem verschlossenen Arbeitszimmer aufgefunden, ermordet von einem unbekannten Angreifer. Rick Bellamy, Straßenkämpfer, wurde das Leben von einer als Leichenbestatter getarnten Gestalt ausgesaugt. Wie hängen diese Dinge miteinander zusammen? Und was hat Orestes Milton, ein reicher Industrieller, mit all dem zu tun? Als der Doktor und Clara sich der Suche anschließen, finden sie sich in einer Welt wieder, in der nichts und niemand ist, was er zu sein scheint.
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An Archaeological Dictionary, Or, Classical Antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, Alphabetically Arranged

Containing an Account of Their Manners, Customs, Diversions, Religious Rites, Philosophy, Festivals, Oracles, Laws, Arts, Engines of War, Weights, Measures, Money, Medals, Computation and Division of Time, Chronological Terms, Heresies in the Primitive Church, &c. &c

Author: Thomas Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: 482

View: 1679

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Hannibal: Clouds of War

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409052230

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9887

As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion series. 213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily. A veteran of the bitter war since its beginning, Quintus is ready to give his life in the service of the Republic. But dangers face him from within his own ranks as well as from the enemy - who include his former friend, the Carthaginian, Hanno. Hanno has been sent by his general Hannibal to aid Syracuse in its fight against Rome. Pledged to bring death to all Romans, he is diverted from his mission by the discovery of Quintus’ sister Aurelia, a captive within the city. Two friends on opposing sides. A woman caught between them. They are about to meet in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. Who will survive?
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Gottes Maschinen

Ein archäologischer Science Fiction-Roman

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404242085

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

View: 1471

Einsam steht sie auf einem Mond des Saturn: die riesige Statue eines außerirdischen Wesens, mit einer Inschrift, die allen Entschlüsselungsversuchen trotzt. Sie ist nicht das einzige Relikt. Nach Entwicklung des überlichtschnellen Antriebs entdecken Forscher weitere geheimnisvolle Bauwerke - und alle auf Welten, die von kosmischen Katastrophen heimgesucht wurden. Die Archäologen von der Erde stehen vor einem Rätsel. Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen den fremden Wesen und dem Untergang so vieler Zivilisationen? Und wohin sind die Monument-Erbauer verschwunden? Doch es bleibt ihnen nicht mehr viel Zeit, Antworten zu finden, denn die Erde, die sich selbst am Rande einer ökologischen Katastrophe befindet, kann keine weiteren Gelder für Forschungen bereitstellen - selbst wenn in ihnen der Schlüssel für das Überleben der ganzen menschlichen Rasse liegen könnte ... Ein fesselnder, außergewöhnlicher SF-Roman aus der Feder des Philip-K.-Dick-Award-Preisträgers JACK MCDEVITT.
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