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Graf Spee's Raiders: Challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915

Keith Yates - 1995 - Guerre, 1914-1918 (Mondiale, 1re) - Opérations navales allemandes - Snippet view
Spee's ships survived for as long as they did is a reflection of the primitive state of communications and methods of detection available in 1914. Their demise was as much by chance and coincidence at it was by good planning and concerted action ...

My Air-Ships

Alberto Santos-Dumont - 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
This early work on Alberto Santos-Dumont is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the journeys of an air-ship traveller and his experiences. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf ...

The Price of Disobedience: The Battle of the River Plate Reconsidered

Eric Grove - 2001 - History - Snippet view
"Naval scholar Eric Grove reassesses the first British naval encounter of World War II - the Battle of the River Plate. In late 1939, a force from the Royal Navy engaged the German battleship Graf Spee, which had been raiding commercial shipping ...

Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight

Paul Hoffman - 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
An intriguing study of the early days of aviation offers a close-up profile of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont who entertained Europe with his airborne acrobatics and antics beginning in 1906 with a small dirigible, in a glimpse into the ...

Man Flies

Nancy Winters - 1998 - Fiction - No preview available
Traces the life and career of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the "conqueror of the air," who was acclaimed as the first man to fly