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By Major A.J.C. Lavalle

ISBN-10: 1931641862

ISBN-13: 9781931641869

Для сайта:Мир книгUSAF Southeast Asia Monograph sequence. quantity 1 Monographs 1 and a pair of. Many records, articles, and tales were written approximately U.S. Air strength operations in Southeast Asia (SEA). in spite of the fact that, none have giyen the serious in-depth assurance commensurate with our point of involvement. This quantity, the 1st in a USAF Southeast Asia Monograph sequence, is an try to rfile the tale of AIR-POWER— and the folks in the back of it—in our countries longest armed conflict.For 8 years American airmen fought with a mess of missions, evolving weaponry, ever-changing strategies and perhaps so much notable—constantly altering constraints. during this quantity, authors from the Air battle university and Air Command and employees collage who really fought there have mixed for 2 first-class monographs of the folk and guns in SEA. The authors breadth of strive against adventure presents a penetrating account of airpower dropped at bear—with the entire emotion, frustrations, bravery and confusion of actual life.For the final reader, those tales inform of airpower in human phrases and will supply a few figuring out of the spirit, braveness, and professionalism of our U.S. airmen. To the coed of airpower attracted to bettering the effectiveness of our Air strength, the monographs make a superb case learn of tactical air doctrine. the whole sequence is devoted to ALL who served.

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There it left part of its escort behind and crossed to the Lesser Antilles, where it was split into two fleets--one for Mexico and one for South America. The two rejoined at Havana before the opening of the hurricane season the next year. The most dangerous part of the return voyage was the passage through the Straits of Florida and along the Carolinas, where both unofficial and official marauders had their best chance of picking up stragglers. At the Azores the convoy's escort was again strengthened by ships sent out from Spain.

Result it is essential to make no distinctions, . . " Reveries, 21-22. 56 I The Age of the Great Captains The men were kept in line by the nearly universal application of corporal punishment. Many officers felt that it was essential to discipline; every army contained many hardened criminals. Punishments in the French and Austrian armies seem to have been less severe than in the Prussian, but those armies were also less effective in battle. East European peasants were still accustomed to being beaten by their masters, but some observers claimed that the British army's discipline was more brutal than either the Prussian or the Russian.

The guns did not recoil inboard until about the time of the Dutch wars. It was not until then that all the ships in a line could deliver a continuous fire, like that developed by the infantry during the same period. Naval, like land, guns were still inaccurate. Their effective range of less than three hundred yards was only a tenth of their extreme carry. Good gunnery was a matter of speed and volume. At sea as on land, there was little qualitative competition. There were no secret weapons; there was no problem of obsolescence.

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