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Air Control

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the surveillance technology the British devised, initially in Iraq, as a result of their conspiracy obsessions. The panoptical ambitions of “air control” followed from wartime ... More


Encountering Violence: Imagined and Real

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Even in 1914, the opening stages of war were characterized by unprecedented violence and huge losses. This chapter reconstructs and explains the terms in which contemporaries imagined and experienced ... More


MOLECULAR-BEAM TECHNIQUES

Norman F. Ramsey

in Molecular Beams

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520214
eISBN:
9780191706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520214.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Many different techniques are involved in good experimental design, including those in standard text books on mechanical design, high vacuum, and electronics. This chapter concentrates on techniques ... More


Communities under Fire: Urban Life at the Western Front, 1914-1918

Alex Dowdall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856115
eISBN:
9780191889608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856115.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Communities under Fire rewrites the history of the Western Front from the perspective of its civilian inhabitants. Between 1914 and 1918, the fighting passed through some of Europe’s most populated ... More


‘A Furious Bliss’

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter begins with a contrast between Mansfield's and Lawrence's metaphorical use of the words ‘stillness’ and ‘bliss’ and their differing concepts of epiphanic experience and individual ... More


Operation Genuine

Alexander L. Fattal

in Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226590509
eISBN:
9780226590783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter follows a military intelligence unity of the Colombian army as it seeks to demobilize commanders from the FARC’s Caribbean Bloc. The story centers on the effort to demobilize Pablo by ... More


Under the Gun: NAS Dunkirk, 1917–1918

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Finding and attacking submarines with aircraft posed a difficult task in 1917–1918, and the station at Dunkirk operated under the most extreme conditions. It was the only American base to endure ... More


Change of Front

William L. Shea

in Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833155
eISBN:
9781469605098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898680_shea.17
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter illustrates how Hindman had watched and waited for some sign of Blunt's approach on Fayetteville Road, but the road remained empty except for occasional sightings of Union cavalry. The ... More


Tactical Diversions

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter shows how the struggle for influence over thermonuclear weapons moved onto new territory, where many of those who had opposed the decision to develop the Super expressed their continuing ... More


Wartime Presentness

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 1 offers a theoretical account of how aerial violence solicits a temporality of dread, as a present upended by the fear of past trauma and the expectation of future trauma. It argues that ... More


The Bomber Always Gets Through

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter, to support the assertion that air power is inherently offensive, Kenneth Walker, in “Driving Home the Bombardment Attack,” argues that in the air, offense dominates defense, and a ... More


The European Theater of Operations

Brian D. Laslie

in Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter Four follows the architects of the air war as they were shipped overseas to gain combat experience. General Hap Arnold knew that his most trusted subordinates would need combat missions on ... More


The Frontline City

Robert Blobaum

in A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705236
eISBN:
9781501707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705236.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the war's first year and the last year of Russia's imperial presence in the city. During this year, Warsaw was a frontline city and the setting for experiences that were not ... More


From Towns into Battlefields: Urban Space at the Western Front

Alex Dowdall

in Communities under Fire: Urban Life at the Western Front, 1914-1918

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856115
eISBN:
9780191889608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856115.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Chapter 1 explores the topography of the urban battlefield, and provides an urban history of the Western Front. It describes how Arras, Reims, Nancy, Lens, and other towns were progressively ... More


Civilian Identities under Fire

Alex Dowdall

in Communities under Fire: Urban Life at the Western Front, 1914-1918

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856115
eISBN:
9780191889608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856115.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Chapter 2 charts the impact of militarization and military violence, in particular intense artillery bombardment, on civilian identities on both sides of the lines. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


Conclusion

Alex Dowdall

in Communities under Fire: Urban Life at the Western Front, 1914-1918

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856115
eISBN:
9780191889608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856115.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The conclusion draws the various arguments of the book together, and makes a final case for the importance of the topic. It reaffirms how the book has presented an alternative picture of the Western ... More


Death in the Air: Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner in World War II

Maud Ellmann

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay begins with a brief sketch of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s career, highlighting some of her affinities to Woolf. The following section examines how Woolf’s The Years responds to the “dead ... More


The Most Disagreeable Human Habitation Left upon This Sin-Stricken Earth: Life in Petersburg, Summer 1864

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

After a brief analysis of the Wilson-Kautz Raid, this chapter describes the impact of the first six weeks of the Petersburg Campaign on the city’s residents. Relentless Federal artillery bombardment ... More


| 1807 | 1807 Fichte's Idealism and Napoleon's Wars

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Napoleon occupies Prussia and closes its universities. Oehlenschläger visits Goethe in Weimar, and Fichte taking flight from Napoleon's armies ends up in Copenhagen visiting the Ørsted family. Anders ... More


Conduct and Cases

James Gow

in War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327027
eISBN:
9780199388127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327027.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter takes a look at strategy and military affairs when considering situations of war crimes. Its main concern is the possible thoughts of military personnel when dealing with accusations of ... More


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