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Military Capital: Oars, Sails, Walls, and Guns

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Military equipment of any kind represents a certain commitment of capital, but fortifications and warships stand out from other categories because they were potentially much more expensive and ... More


Weapons and Equipment

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter discusses the weakness of the British Army's weapons and equipment during Britain's war with Germany in 1939. Most of the equipment used by the British Army during World War 2 were ... More


The Disarmament of Germany after the Second World War

Philip Towle

in Enforced Disarmament: From the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206361
eISBN:
9780191677090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

In striking contrast to the situation after the First World War, Germany offered virtually no resistance to its forced disarmament by the allies in 1945. Effective opposition would have been much ... More


Asbestos and Its Diseases

John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although asbestos was once considered a miracle mineral, today even the word itself has ominous implications for all strata of our society. Incorporated in the past into over 3,000 different ... More


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