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(BLAMEY, GENERAL SIR THOMAS A.; GENERAL COMMANDING THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST; ET AL).
Active Service with Australia in the Middle East. Published for the Military History and Information Section, A.I. F. (Middle East).
Canberra, Australia: The Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial, 1941. 1941. - Quarto, tan cloth titled in brown with a vignette of an Australian soldier in brown on the front cover. The covers are bumped, soiled & lightly spotted with some staining to the rear cover. Half-title, title, [x], 128 & [1] pages. 12 color plates, including a frontispiece, from paintings by Ivor Hele & Harold B. Herbert, & black-and-white photographic illustrations, cartoons & drawings. There is a gift inscription on the half-title. There is a paper-clip mark with a tiny piece out, some light staining & a crease to the title page. There is also a paper-clip mark to the dedication page & very light marks to the front endpaper & half-title. The top edges of the color plates are lightly stained & slightly rippled, probably from humidity. Good.

First edition.

The editors note that almost all the contents of the book are the work of men on active service with the Australian Imperial Force. Authorship is indicated by the writer's army number and initials. Good .

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Catalogue: Military
Keywords: MILITARY; AUSTRALIAN; AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE; MIDDLE EAST; ACTIVE SERVICE WITH AUSTRALIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST; WORLD WAR II; CIRENAICA; BARDIA; TOBRUK; GIARABUB; SIEGE OF TOBRUK; GREECE; CRETE; SYRIA; DASHER; ILLUSTRATIONS; PHOTOGRAPHS; PAINTINGS; PLATES

 
(WOLF, COLONEL PAUL A.; BAER, JOSEPH A.; SCHAUFFER, ROBERT HAVEN; ET AL).
The Plattsburger.
The Plattsburger, Inc. 1917. 1917. - Quarto, 12 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide. Brown cloth with the title & date embossed in black on the front cover. The covers are rubbed with several stains and there is wear to the corners and a short tear to the top edge of the rear joint. 240 pages, with profuse full-page and textual illustrations throughout, including portraits and illustrations by artists including C. Arnold Slade, P.D. Brown, and others, as well as several of Bud Fisher's "Mutt & Jeff" cartoons. There are also numerous illustrated ads. The text block is cracked at page 24 and there are a couple of minor stains. Good. A First World War Plattsburgh, NY army Training Camp Yearbook printed by the Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. with profuse ads by national as well as local Plattsburgh (then spelled without the final "h") businesses. The year book is dedicated to "Colonel Paul A. Wolf, Inf. U.S.A. Commandant of the Plattsburg Training Camp, officer and maker of officers, this book, a record of the Second Camp, is respecfully dedicated by its members." Essays, articles, poems include "Reveille" by Aristides E. Phoutrides, "How the Camp Was Run", "The Diary of Candidate Useless", "Regular Army Officers at Plattsburg", the lyrics to "The Last Long Mile" and "Wig Wag Willie" both by E. Breitenfeld with textual illustrations and the music score, also the lyrics to "Give Me a Kiss by the Numbers", by J.F. Trounstine with illustrations and the score. Other essays include "Second Battery Secrets", "The Cheerful Fifth Battery", and depictions of the New York and New England Army Baseball teams. Good .
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Book number: 96644
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Keywords: MILITARY; AMERICANA; PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK; NEW YORK STATE; FIRST WORLD WAR; NEW YORK ARMY TRAINING CAMP YEARBOOK; YEAR BOOK; TWENTIETH CENTURY; FIRST WORLD WAR; WWI; 20TH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATED; ILLUSTRATIONS; BUD FISHER; MUTT & JEFF; THE PLATTSBURGER

 
AASENG, NATHAN
Navajo Code Talkers
New York: Walker and Company, (1992). (1992). New York: Walker and Company, (1992). (1992). Very good. - Octavo, boards in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust jacket is rubbed & its front panel is slightly rubbed. v, [iv] & 114 pages. Black- and-white illustrations, including a double-page map. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition.

On the Pacific front in World War II the Japanese and Americans began picking up unintelligible messages which turned out to be communications between Navajo Indians in a code based on their language. This code, unbreakable by anyone but the Navajos, could be used to send and receive messages that would be indecipherable by the enemy. Thereafter the Navajo code talkers participated in key battles and maneuvers on the Pacific front. Very good .

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Book number: 33403
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Keywords: MILITARY; WORLD WAR II; PACIFIC FRONT; NATIVE AMERICANS; NAVAJO INDIANS; UNBREAKABLE CODE; NAVAJO CODE TALKERS. NATHAN AASENG; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY)
Civilian in Peace Soldier in War... A Bibliographic Survey of the Army and Air National Guard
(Washington, DC: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1967). 1967). (Washington, DC: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1967). 1967). Good. - Quarto, printed wraps. Soiled with the edges darkened. 192 pp. with folding map & charts. Page edges slightly darkened. Good. Good .
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Book number: 23982
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Keywords: MILITARY; NATIONAL GUARD; ARMY; AIR FORCE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; REFERENCE; MAPS; CHARTS. (Military). (National Guard). CIVILIAN IN PEACE SOLDIER IN WAR...A Bibliographic Survey of the Army and Air National Guard.

 
BACH, H.C.; AND TAAGHOLT, JORGEN
Greenland and the Arctic Region --in the Light of Defence Policies: Defence Aims
(Copenhagen; The Information and Welfare Service of the Danish Defence, 1977). 1977). (Copenhagen; The Information and Welfare Service of the Danish Defence, 1977). 1977). Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial blue & white wrappers. The extremities are slightly darkened. 55 pages. Black-and-white illustrations.& maps. The book is disbound with the leaves in the second half detached or nearly detached. Good working copy.

First edition. Translated into English by H. Johannesen. Fair .

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Book number: 22862
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Keywords: MILITARY; SCANDINAVIA; DENMARK; DANISH MILITARY; GREENLAND AND THE ARCTIC REGION --in the Light of Defence Policies; H. C. BACH; JERGEN TAAGHOLT; ENGLISH TRANSLATION; DEFENSE AIMS; MILITARY STRATEGY; COLD WAR; SOVIET UNION; ILLUSTRATIONS; MAPS.

 
BALABAN, JOHN
Remembering Heaven's Face. A Moral Witness in Vietnam
New York, Poseidon Press, (1991). (1991). New York, Poseidon Press, (1991). (1991). Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN BY THE AUTHOR JOHN BALABAN - Octavo, light grayish blue boards backed with a red cloth spine, titled in silver on the spine, in an illustrated dust wrapper. The covers are very slightly cocked. 334 pages, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs. Near fine. First edition. Inscribed by the author John Balaban to Peter Matthiessen on the title page: "For Peter Matthiessen with many thanks after his fine reading October 22, 1991, John Balaban". Very good .
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Keywords: MILITARY; VIETNAM; JOHN BALABAN; REMEMBERING HEAVEN'S FACE; A MORAL WITNESS IN VIETNAM; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; PETER MATTHIESSEN; FIRST EDITION; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; 1ST EDITION; 20TH CENTURY; TWENTIETH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATED; ILLUSTRATIONS.

 
BAZAINE, FRANCOIS ACHILLE.
L'Armee Du Rhin / Depuis le 12 Aout Jusqu'Au 29 Octobre 1870 Par le Marechal Bazaine.
Paris: Henri Plon Imprimeur-Editeur, 1872. 1872. - Thick octavo, three quarter black calf & marbled boards titled in gilt between gilt decorations, gilt rules & gilt-decorated raised bands on the spine. The binding is rubbed & scuffed. Half title, title, 308 pages & 2 blanks. Illustrated with 11 maps, including 3 large folding color maps. A tear to the top edge of 1 color map has been repaired with tape. There is a piece out of the bottom corners of pages 305 & 307. Page 305 is soiled & ink notes are penned on its blank verso. There is scattered light foxing. Good.` First edition. Bourachot [30] describes this volume as a vitally important record, supplemented by letters, dispatches and telegrams. Francois Achille Bazaine [1811-1888] was an officer of the French army. He rose through the ranks from Fusilier to Marshal of France during four decades of distinguished service, first under Louis-Philippe and then Napoleon III. He became renowned for his determination to lead from the front, for his impassive demeanor under fire and for personal bravery verging on recklessness, which resulted in his being wounded on numerous occasions and having his horse shot from under him twice. From 1863 he was Marshal of France and in this role surrendered the last organized French army to Prussia during the siege of Metz in the Franco-Prussian war. Imprisoned by the Third Republic after the war, he escaped and settled in Spain where he died alone and impoverished. To the Foreign Legion he remains a hero and is still honored as one of their bravest soldiers. Good .
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Keywords: MILITARY; FRENCH ARMY; FRENCH OFFICER; MARSHAL OF FRANCE; FRANCOIS ACHILLE BAZAINE; L'ARMEE DU RHIN DEPUIS LE 12 AOUT JUSQU'AU 29 OCTOBRE PAR LE MARECHAL BAZAINE; FOLDING MAPS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
VON BERNHARDI, FRIEDRICH
How Germany Makes War
NY: George H. Doran Company, (1914). (1914). NY: George H. Doran Company, (1914). (1914). Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in red on front cover & spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped. xv & 263 pp. Occasional light soiling & staining to prelims & to first few pages of text. Good.

A condensed version of General von Bernhardi's treatise "On War Today" translated by Hugh Rees and published in the previous year. "Some of the more technical details of the original work have been omitted..So, too, a choice has been made among the numerous examples from military history by which he illustrates it.." [from the Editor's Preface]. Good .

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BEWSHER, PAUL
Green Balls: The Adventures of a Night Bomber
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1919. 1919. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1919. 1919. Good. - Small octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine & in green within black rectangles on the front cover. The book is slightly cocked. The binding is rubbed & bumped with staining to the rear cover. The titling on the spine is almost completely faded. viii, [i] & 309 pages. The front hinge is cracked & the endpapers are darkened. The fore-edge is lightly foxed. Good.

First edition. Good .

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Keywords: MILITARY; WORLD WAR I; WORLD WAR ONE; AVIATION; BOMBERS; GREEN BALLS: The Adventures of a Night Bomber; PAUL BEWSHER; RAIDS; PARIS; BRUGES; DARDENELLES; AIRMAN; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(BLISS, MILDRED). MIREPOIX, LEVIS.
Les Campagnes Ardentes: Impressions de Guerre.
Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, [1917]. [1917]. ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED TO WORLD WAR I PHILANTHROPIST MILDRED BLISS - Octavo, bound in gray boards titled in gilt on a gilt-ruled label on the spine with the original front wrap & spine bound in. The lower sections of the binding are stained and the spine is rubbed & darkened. The edges of the covers are slightly darkened. Half-title, title, [1] leaf, 256 & [1]pages plus colophon & 1-page publisher's catalog. The bottom edges of the preliminary pages, pastedowns & endpapers are very lightly stained and/or rippled. Good. There is no statement of edition. A great association copy inscribed by the author to America art collector and World War I philanthropist Mildred Bliss: "A Madame Bliss / en hommage respectueux." Mildred Barnes Bliss [1879-1969] was an American art collector and philanthropist and one of the cofounders of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. While living in Paris at the start of the First World War, Bliss and her husband helped found the American Ambulance Field Service [later the American Field Service] in France, to which they donated an entire section of 23 ambulances and three staff cars. They opened and equipped a central depot in Paris for the distribution of medical and surgical supplies and clothing. As vice-president of the Comite Franco-Americaine pour la Protection des Enfants de la Frontiere, Mildred Bliss also helped establish centers in France for the care of Belgian and French children orphaned or displaced during the war. For her work during the war she was made a chevalier of the French Legion.of Honor. A Mildred Bliss/Dumbarton Oaks book label is mounted on the front pastedown. Good .
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Keywords: MILITARY; WORLD WAR I; LES CAMPAGNES ARDENTES: IMPRESSIONS DE GUERRE; LEWIS MIREPOIX; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ASSOCIATION COPY; MILDRED BARNES BLISS; AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; COFOUNDER, AMERICAN AMBULANCE FIELD SERVICE; VICE-PRESIDENT, COM

 CAMPBELL, FIELD MARSHALL COLIN, 1ST BARON CLYDE (1792-1863)., Autograph Letter Signed by the 17 Year Old Boy Soldier Who Achieved Fame for His "Thin Red Line" Shattering the Russian Cavalry Charge at the Crimean War Battle of Balaklava.
CAMPBELL, FIELD MARSHALL COLIN, 1ST BARON CLYDE (1792-1863).
Autograph Letter Signed by the 17 Year Old Boy Soldier Who Achieved Fame for His "Thin Red Line" Shattering the Russian Cavalry Charge at the Crimean War Battle of Balaklava.
Dover, May 26th, 1809. 1809. Dover, May 26th, 1809. 1809. Very good. - Over 90 words penned on 8-7/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide creamy white paper. In his letter addressed to Captain Trench, Colin Campbell (who would be promoted to Lieutenant that same year) reports receiving the orders to inspect the regiment and acknowledges receiving the Captain's letter reporting the march of the Warwick Militia. Signed "Colin Campbell". Folded horizontally and vertically for mailing, the letter is docketed on the verso. There is a small ink smudge to the bottom edge, else in very good condition.

"Dover 26th May 1809 / Sir / I have received your letter of this day by Express containing the Regiments orders for my inspecting the detachment of the 6th Infantry stationed at this place and reporting the number of Men fit for active service. - / I will make my Report to this Effect tomorrow. - / Your letter of yesterdays date reporting the march of the Warwick Militia to this place states the move for the 6th & 7th Inst. which I conclude to be meant for the Month of June next. / I have the honor to be Sir / Your most obedient Servant / Colin Campbell .. / To Capt. Trench".

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863). Born Colin Macliver to a carpenter in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 15, watching an inspection of troops in the company of his uncle Colonel John Campbell, he was enlisted by the Duke of York under his maternal name. He fought throughout the Peninsular War, and held his first command during the War of 1812. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1849 for the skill and valour of his service during the Sikh War, where he was wounded. Sir Colin Campbell accepted command of the Highland Brigade at the start of the Crimean War. Following the battle of Alma, he landed his regiment at Balaklava and took position on the plains in front of the British troops as the Russian Cavalry charged. To avoid being outflanked, Sir Colin extended the lines of his 93 Highland Regiment into what was to become the famous "Thin Red Line", only two deep instead of the usual four. With nerves of steel, Sir Colin and his men held their first volley until the Russians were well nigh upon them and fired the second at only 50 yards, successfully shattering the Russian Cavalry charge.

The Battle of Balaklava, fought on October 25, 1854 was a key battle in the Crimean War. Aligning the allied forces of the United Kingdom, France and the Ottaman Empire against Russia and its allies. This was the first attempt by the Russians to break the Siege of Sebastopol. The battle combined elements of great heroism and creative military maneuvers on the part of the British with incompetence and poor communication. Sir Colin Campbell's successful stand against the Russian Cavalry was followed by an uphill charge of the British Heavy Brigade and the order that the Light Brigade prevent the Russians from carrying off captured British guns. Poor communication resulted instead in Lord Cardigan's charge on the Russian gun battery down in the valley, the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade". Very good .

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Keywords: MILITARY; HISTORY; BRITISH; COLONIAL; COLIN CAMPBELL; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED; SIGNATURE; CAPTAIN TRENCH; FIELD MARSHALL COLIN CAMPBELL; 1ST BARON CLYDE; WARWICK MILITIA; DOVER; 6TH INFANTRY; PENINSULAR WAR; CRIMEAN WAR; WAR OF 1812; BATTLE OF BALAKLAVA;

 PERKINS, MAHLON F. (1882-1963). AMERICAN DIPLOMAT WHO SERVED IN CHINA AND IN BARCELONA DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR., Typed Letter Signed by American Diplomat Mahlon F. Perkins Regarding an Application to Officer Candidate School and the Draft.
PERKINS, MAHLON F. (1882-1963). AMERICAN DIPLOMAT WHO SERVED IN CHINA AND IN BARCELONA DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.
Typed Letter Signed by American Diplomat Mahlon F. Perkins Regarding an Application to Officer Candidate School and the Draft.
Washington, DC: October 22, 1942. 1942. Washington, DC: October 22, 1942. 1942. Very good. - Typed double-spaced letter filling most of one side of a sheet of Department of State / Division of Defense Materials letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide. Signed "M. F. Perkins". There is a light paper-clip mark at top left. Folded 3 times for mailing. Near fine.

Perkins writes to "Herb", who appears to have inquired about the likelihood of his being drafted: "Mahlon, Jr. is about to complete his first three months as a buck private in the air corps base at Atlantic City. He is going to apply for admission to an Officers Candidate School, and we are considering what is the best way to support that application..Meanwhile, from forthcoming legislation, in regard to 18-19 year youth, it does not seem so likely that married men with children will be called at any early date."

American diplomat Mahlon Fay Perkins [1882- 1963] served in China for many years. He was consul-general in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and intervened to save the lives of Charles and Lois Orr after they had been arrested in the Stalinist crackdown on the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification [POUM]. Very good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; DIPLOMACY; MILITARY; WORLD WAR II; DRAFT; OFFICERS CANDIDATE SCHOOL; TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN DIPLOMAT MAHLON F. PERKINS REGARDING AN APPLICATION TO OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL AND THE DRAFT; TLS; T.L.S.; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; SPANISH CIVIL

 
COCKLE, MAURICE J. D
A Bibliography of Military Books Up to 1642. With an Introduction by Sir Charles Oman
London: The Holland Press, (1957). (1957). London: The Holland Press, (1957). (1957). Very good. - Large square octavo, red cloth titled in gilt, in a price-clipped dw. Bumped; dw lightly soiled with head of dw spine chipped. xl, errata page, 267 & [1] pp. Illustrated with 13 B&W plates & 2 B&W tail pieces. Very good.

Reprint of the 1900 edition. Very good .

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Keywords: MILITARY; REFERENCE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; MAURICE J. D. COCKLE; ILLUSTRATIONS; PLATES; EARLY PRINTING. (Military). A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MILITARY BOOKS UP TO 1642. With an Introduction by Sir Charles Oman. Cockle, Maurice J. D.

 
(HYMAN, NAT; COMPILER AND EDITOR)
Eyes of the War: A Photographic Report of World War II. 612 Authentic Battle Photos from Dec. 7, 1941 to V-E Day, May 8, 1945. America's Fighting Forces on All War Fronts. (Cover Title)
NY: Tel-Pic Syndicate, Inc. May, 1945. May, 1945. NY: Tel-Pic Syndicate, Inc. May, 1945. May, 1945. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover. The binding is rubbed & soiled; the covers are bumped & the spine is faded with the head & tail chipped. [vi], 312 & [1] pp. including 311 pages of B&W photographic illustrations with captions. The endpapers are darkened with an owner's ink inscription on the front endpaper; there are scattered small stains to the prelims & to the margins of the first few illustrations. Good.

First edition.

This collection of news photos covering all fronts of the war records with a striking and sometimes shocking immediacy the experiences of the troops involved. The President's war message is published at the beginning of the book. Good .

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Keywords: MILITARY; WORLD WAR II; PHOTOGRAPHY; NEWS PHOTOS; WAR PHOTOGRAPHY; AMERICAN ARMED FORCES; NAT HYMAN; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
O'CONNOR, RAYMOND G
Victory in Modern War
(Journal of Peace Research), [Dec. 1969). 1969). (Journal of Peace Research), [Dec. 1969). 1969). Very good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ADMIRAL "CHICK" HAYWARD - Octavo, stapled leaves removed by the author from the December 1969 issue of the Journal of Peace Research. 18 pages, numbered [367]-384. Very good.

What is offered here is the author's essay on "Victory in Modern War" removed by him from the Dec. 1969 issue of the Journal of Peace Research. Inscribed and signed in full by the author to Admiral "Chick" Hayward at the top of the first page.

"O'Connor attempts fhree main things here: (1) a discussion of the variety of meanings attributed to the term 'victory'; (2) a survey of how various war endings from the American Revolution to contemporary wars of national liberation measure up to these conceptions of victory..; and (3) a discussion of various factors influencing the outcome of warfare today.." - - Excerpted from the introduction.

John T. "Chick" Hayward. Vice Admiral, United States Navy. A batboy for the New York Yankees baseball team, he started his military career on rocky footing, joining the navy at 15 years old by lying about his age. This after having been expelled from military school for disciplinary reasons. Yet he went on to be promoted to vice admiral in 1959. A navy pilot during World War II, he fought in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea campaigns, his squadron being responsible for numerous kills. He achieved the most flight hours ever attained by a flag officer (13,200 hours). He joined the Manhattan Project in 1944, helping develop the implosion components of the plutonium bomb, and after the war went to Japan to study the after effects on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. He was in charge of the first attempt to photograph a nuclear explosion on the Bikini atoll in 1946. He went on to command the first nuclear-powered task force in history, leading the aircraft carrier Enterprise. He served as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode island, and after retiring from the military worked for General Dynamics as vice president for international programs. Vice Admiral Hayward was also responsible for the development of guidance systems for rockets and underwater anti-submarine weapons. Very good .

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Keywords: MILITARY; HISTORY; RAYMOND G. O'CONNOR; VICTORY IN MODERN WAR; PHILOSOPHY; INSCRIBED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNED; ADMIRAL CHICK HAYWARD; STUDY; JOURNAL OF PEACE RESEARCH; WARS; PAPER.

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