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USS Saint Louis (CL-49) at Tulagi, 1943

USS Saint Louis (CL-49) at Tulagi, 1943

US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille .Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely.

Air Force helicopter pilot rescues Special Forces team

Air Force helicopter pilot rescues Special Forces team

While returning to base from another mission, Air Force 1st Lt. Fleming and four other Bell UH-1F helicopter pilots get an urgent message from an Army Special Forces team pinned down by enemy fire.Although several of the other helicopters had to leave the area because of low fuel, Lieutenant Fleming and another pilot pressed on with the rescue effort.

How Many U.S. Presidents Owned Enslaved People?

How Many U.S. Presidents Owned Enslaved People?

The United States may have been founded on the idea that all men are created equal, but during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, slaveholding was common among the statesmen who served as president. All told, at least 12 chief executives—over a quarter of all American presidents—enslaved people during their lifetimes.

The hostages of the Paris Commune

The hostages of the Paris Commune

Commune crimes: Assassination of hostages in the Roquette prison.APPERT Eugène (1831 - 1890) Execution of Rossel, Bourgeois, Ferré, in the Satory plain in Versailles.APPERT Eugène (1831 - 1890) CloseTitle: Crimes de la Municipality: Assassination of hostages in La Roquette prison Author: APPERT Eugène (1831 - 1890) Creation date: 1871 Represented date: May 24, 1871 Dimensions: Height 22.1 - Width 26 Technique and other indications: Belonging to a photographic series: & 34; The crimes of the Commune & 34 ;.

Portrait of a black woman

Portrait of a black woman

Portrait of a black woman (Former title: Portrait of a negress). BENOIST Marie-Guillemine (1768 - 1826) Autograph letter from J. L. David to the Count of Angiviler. July 21, 1787, f.1.Autograph letter from J. July 21, 1787, f.2-3.Close Title: Portrait of a black woman (Former title: Portrait of a negress).

Sponsor's Party, USS Conner (DD-72)

Sponsor's Party, USS Conner (DD-72)

U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History, Norman Friedmann .The standard history of the development of American destroyers, from the earliest torpedo boat destroyers to the post-war fleet, and covering the massive classes of destroyers built for both World Wars. Gives the reader a good understanding of the debates that surrounded each class of destroyer and led to their individual features.