A thrilling World War One spy story from the author of the acclaimed Jack Haldean series. "There's a spy in England. Frankie's letter. Read Frankie's letter...." The last words said by a dying man to Anthony Brooke in Kiel in Germany during the height of World War One. But who is Frankie?With his cover blown and the German army at his heels, English secret agent Anthony Brooke's search to discover the truth leads him to an innocent-seeming country house. Here, deep within the English countryside, as Anthony uncovers a web of spies, treachery and terrorists, the war becomes close and very personal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014117/bk_adbl_014117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danger prowled under both the cold gray waters of the North Sea and the shimmering blue waves of the tropical Atlantic during World War II as Adolf Hitler's Third Reich attempted to strangle Allied shipping lanes with U-boat attacks. German and British submarines combed the vast oceanic battlefield for prey, while scientists developed new technologies and countermeasures. Submarine warfare began tentatively during the American Civil War (though the Netherlands and England made small prototypes centuries earlier, and the American sergeant Ezra Lee piloted the one-man Turtle vainly against HMS Eagle near New York in 1776). Britisher Robert Whitehead's invention of the torpedo introduced the weapon later used most frequently by submarines. Steady improvements to Whitehead's design led to the military torpedoes deployed against shipping during both World Wars. World War I witnessed the First Battle of the Atlantic, when the Kaiserreich unleashed its U-boats against England. During the war's 52.5 months, the German submarines sent much of the British merchant marine to the bottom. Indeed, German reliance on U-boats in both World War I and World War II stemmed largely from their nation's geography. The Germans eventually recognized the primacy of the Royal Navy and its capacity to blockade Germany's short coastline in the event of war. While the British could easily interdict surface ships, submarines slipped from their Kiel or Hamburg anchorages unseen, able to prey upon England's merchant shipping. During World War I, German U-boats operated solo except on one occasion. Initially, the British and nations supplying England with food and materiel scattered vessels singly across the ocean, making them vulnerable to the lone submarines. However, widespread late war re-adoption of the convoy system tipped the odds in the surface ships' favor, as one U-boat skipper described: "The oceans at once became bare and empty; for long periods at a time the U 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073327/bk_acx0_073327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Submarine warfare began tentatively during the American Civil War (though the Netherlands and England made small prototypes centuries earlier, and the American sergeant Ezra Lee piloted the one-man "Turtle" vainly against HMS Eagle near New York in 1776). Robert Whitehead's invention of the torpedo introduced the weapon later used most frequently by submarines. Steady improvements to Whitehead's design led to the military torpedoes deployed against shipping during both World Wars. World War I witnessed the First Battle of the Atlantic, when the Kaiserreich unleashed its U-boats against England. During the war, the German submarines sent much of the British merchant marine to the bottom. Indeed, German reliance on U-boats in both World War I and World War II stemmed largely from their nation's geography. The Germans eventually recognized the superiority of the Royal Navy and its capacity to blockade Germany's short coastline in the event of war. While the British could easily interdict surface ships, submarines slipped from their Kiel or Hamburg anchorages unseen, able to prey upon England's merchant shipping. The sleek hunter-killers lurking beneath the waves, using periscopes to close in unnoticed on their prey, added a new, nerve-wracking element to naval warfare. The mere threat of submarine attack immediately altered naval tactics and strategies employed by both the Western Allies and the Central Powers, shifting them towards a more cautious approach, especially at the war’s start when the submarine threat remained untested. During World War I, German U-boats operated solo except on one occasion. Initially, the British and nations supplying England with food and materiel scattered vessels singly across the ocean, making them vulnerable to the lone submarines. However, widespread late war re-adoption of the convoy system tipped the odds in the surface ships' favor, as one U-boat skipper described: "The oceans at once became bare 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110814/bk_acx0_110814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Julius Oppert (July 9, 1825 - August 21, 1905), French-German Assyriologist, was born at Hamburg, of Jewish parents. After studying at Heidelberg, Bonn and Berlin, he graduated at Kiel in 1847, and the next year went to France, where he was teacher of German at Laval and at Reims. His leisure was given to Oriental studies, in which he had made great progress in Germany. In 1851, he joined the French archaeological mission to Mesopotamia and Media under Fulgence Fresnel. On his return in 1854, he was naturalized as a French citizen in recognition of his services. He occupied himself with analyzing the results of the expedition, with special attention to the cuneiform inscriptions he had collected. During 1855, he published Écriture Anarienne, advancing the theory that the language spoken originally in Assyria was Turanian (related to Turkish and Mongolian), rather than Aryan or Semitic in origin, and that its speakers had invented the cuneiform writing system.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Pohl was born in Duisburg-Ruhrort as the son of blacksmith Hermann Otto Emil Pohl and his wife Auguste Pohl (née Seifert), he was the fifth of a total of eight children. After graduating from school in 1912, he became a full-time sailor in the Imperial Navy, being trained in Kiel and Wilhelmshaven as well as the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. During World War I, he served in the Baltic Sea region and the coast of Flanders. Pohl also attended a navy school, and became paymaster on 1 April 1918, most of his time in the navy from then on was spent in Kiel. On 30 October of the same year, he married.
Past Landscapes presents theoretical and practical attempts of scholars and scientists, who were and are active within the Kiel Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" (GSHDL), in order to disentangle a wide scope of research efforts on past landscapes. Landscapes are understood as products of human-environmental interaction. At the same time, they are arenas, in which societal and cultural activities as well as receptions of environments and human developments take place. Thus, environmental processes are interwoven into human constraints and advances.This book presents theories, concepts, approaches and case studies dealing with human development in landscapes. On the one hand, it becomes evident that only an interdisciplinary approach can cover the manifold aspects of the topic. On the other hand, this also implies that the very different approaches cannot be reduced to a simplistic uniform definition of landscape. This shortcoming proves nevertheless to be an important strength. The umbrella term 'landscape' proves to be highly stimulating for a large variety of different approaches.The first part of our book deals with a number of theories and concepts, the second part is concerned with approaches to landscapes, whereas the third part introduces case studies for human development in landscapes. As intended by the GSHDL, the reader might follow our approach to delve into the multi-faceted theories, concepts and practices on past landscapes: from events, processes and structures in environmental and produced spaces to theories, concepts and practices concerning past societies.ContentsPrefacePast Landscapes: The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Environment, and CultureAnnette Haug, Lutz Käppel, and Johannes MüllerIntroductionFrom Theories, Concepts and Practices on Human Development in LandscapesAnnette Haug and Johannes MüllerLandscape and the GSHDL 2007-2017: Ten Years of ResearchJohannes MüllerI: Past Landscapes - Theories and ConceptsThe Disentanglement of Landscapes: Remarks on Concepts of Socio-Environmental Research and Landscape ArchaeologyJohannes MüllerOn Melting Grounds: Theories of the LandscapeAntonia DavidovicRitual and Landscape: Theoretical ConsiderationsV.P.J. Arponen and Artur RibeiroII: Past Landscapes - Concepts and PracticesPutting Things into Practice: Pragmatic Theory and the Exploration of Monumental LandscapesMartin Furholt, Martin Hinz and Doris MischkaWho Is In Charge Here? - Material Culture, Landscapes and SymmetryChristian Horn and Gustav WollentzUrban Landscapes and Urban Networks - Some Thoughts on the Process of Writing within the Mediaeval Urbanization of Central EuropeGerhard Fouquet and Gabriel ZeilingerVisual Concepts of Human Surroundings: The Case of the Early Greek Polis (10th-7th century BC)Annette HaugThe Cultural Significance of PlantsWiebke KirleisIII: Past Landscapes - Concepts, Space and HistoryMid-Holocene Environment and Human Interaction in Northern Central EuropeMara WeineltFrom Hunting to Herding? Aspects of the Social and Animal Landscape during the Southern Scandinavian NeolithicMartin HinzBorders: Developments of Society and Landscape during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age - Face Urns as a Case StudyJutta KneiselThe Iron Age in Southwestern GermanyOliver NakoinzThe 'Iranian' Period in the Near East: A Landscape Studies ApproachJosef WiesehöferThe Bronze Age in the East - The Hittites and Their EnvironmentWalter DörflerNature and Perception of a Greek Landscape: StymphalosIngmar UnkelScenes and Actors of Historical Crises between Generalizing Synthesis Formation and Postmodern FragmentationUlrich Müller and Donat Wehner
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erich Rudolf Bagge (30 May 1912, Neustadt bei Coburg 5 June 1996, Kiel) was a German scientist. Bagge, a student of Werner Heisenberg for his doctorate and Habilitation, was engaged in German Atomic Energy research and the German nuclear energy project during the Second World War. He worked as an Assistant at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physik in Berlin. Bagge, who became associated professor at the University of Hamburg in 1948, was in particular involved in the usage of nuclear power for trading vessels, and he was one of the founders of the Society for the Usage of Nuclear Energy in Ship-Building and Seafare. The first German nuclear vessel, the "NS Otto Hahn", was launched in 1962.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hans Howaldt (November 12, 1888, Kiel September 6, 1970) was a successful and highly decorated German U-boat commander in the Kaiserliche Marine during World War I and also active in World War II. By the end of World War I he was promoted Kapitänleutnant.As a sportsman Hans Howaldt won Bronze in the international 8 Metre class sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics on the Bay of Kiel as skipper of Germania III, a keelboat designed and built by Abeking & Rasmussen and owned by crew-member Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Christian Barthold Avé-Lallemant (July 25, 1812 October 10, 1884) was a German physician and explorer who was a native of Lübeck. He was a brother to criminologist Friedrich Christian Benedict Avé-Lallemant (1809-1892) and music critic Theodore Avé-Lallemant (1806-1890). He earned his medical doctorate from the University of Kiel, and in 1836 relocated to Brazil, where he subsequently became director of a sanatorium for yellow fever patients in Rio de Janeiro. In 1855 he returned to Germany, and enlisted as ship's doctor for the Austrian Novara expedition. After the SMS Novara had crossed the Atlantic Ocean to South America in 1857, Avé-Lallemant disembarked in Rio de Janeiro, leaving the expedition. During his second time in Brazil he spent approximately two years performing extensive exploration of the country, having the support of Emperor Dom Pedro.