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Matthew is the author of the book Battles of the Pacific War 1941 - 1945. This is a book that covers nine of the largest land and naval battles in the Pacific Theater. Battles of the Pacific War 1941 - 1945 recalls where, when and how the Pacific War was lost within the battlefields of the Pacific. For further details, check out the book's blog ( http://battlesofthepacificwar.blogspot.co.uk/ ), Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battles-Pacific-War-1941-ebook/dp/B008YDCBBQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345193117&sr=8-1 ), Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/507506) and Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/shop/matthew-adams/battles-of-the-pacific-war-1941-1945/paperback/product-21097082.html) pages.

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by MatthewA
1 day ago
The Race for the Blue Riband

In the 19th century, the Blue Riband became an unofficial accolade given to ocean liners that crossed the Atlantic in record-breaking speed. It was originally given to ships that made the westbound trip, against the Gulf Stream, at record speed. Any liner that won the Blue Riband flew...

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by MatthewA
1 month ago
Germany's Record-Breaking Ocean Liners

British ocean liners dominated the Atlantic for much of the 19th century. Cunard and White Star had a virtual monopoly of the transatlantic shipping industry, but in the final decades of the 19th century some foreign competition began to emerge. Germany was the first country to seriously challenge the...

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by MatthewA
10 months ago
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The RMS Olympic Ocean Liner

After the sailing of the Lusitania in 1907, which set Blue Riband records, the blueprints for a new class of White Star ocean liners were laid down. These plans placed a greater emphasis on scale, with a triumvirate of ocean liners that would be the largest constructed during...

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by MatthewA
10 months ago
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The History of the Lusitania from Contruction to Sinking

Construction of German ocean liners, such as the Wilhelm Der Grosse, in the late 19th century ensured that Germany's ships clinched the Blue Riband ahead of British alternatives. The new breed of German ocean liners reigned supreme in the Atlantic. To return the Blue Riband speed record...

Technology
by MatthewA
1 year ago
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Several Things Microsoft Should Add to Windows

Microsoft added virtual desktops, a revamped Start menu, Cortana and more besides to Windows 10. However, there are still a number of things that the big M should consider adding to the OS. These are several things that should be added to Windows. Microsoft added a new Quick...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Great World War 2 Aircraft

This was a war where aircraft proved essential. For the first time, bombers were used to great effect on variable military targets such as naval ships, munitions factories and airfields. In addition to this, bombers needed fighter planes in support to gain air superiority. As such, planes used in...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Famous Ships of the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy was the largest navy in the world until its gradual postwar decline. The Royal Navy has been the most vital part of Britain's military which has won countless naval battles, and even in more recent times it spearheaded Britain's victory in the Falklands. As such, Britain...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
The History of the Bismarck Battleship

Bismarck was the hero of German unification during the 1870s, and in the 1930s a new Bismarck battleship was laid down. It began construction in Hamburg at the Blohm and Voss shipyard, and was complete by the early 1940s. As such, in 1940 the Kriegsmarine commissioned the Bismarck after sea...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Where and how the Allies won the North Africa Campaign

The North Africa Campaign, which lasted from 1940 into 1943, was the primary front for the Western Allies during this period. Without a foothold on mainland Europe, here they hoped to gain a platform from which to invade Italy. Their eventual victory in North Africa was perhaps because it...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
A Timeline of the Mediterranean Campaign

The Mediterranean Campaign was the war at sea that involved the Allied and Axis navies in the Mediterranean before the defeat of Italy in 1943. The two primary navies of this campaign were Britain’s Royal Navy and the Italian Regia Marina. However, the German and American navies also provided...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
How Britain Took and Lost Tobruk in the North Africa Campaign

Tobruk is a city along the northeastern coast of Libya. When Italy declared war on the British Empire in the 1940s, it became a key Allied base in the North Africa Campaign. It included a deep, and protected, harbor where their warships could be stationed. Tobruk was also in...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
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The Japanese Blitzkrieg in the Pacific War

The Japanese blitzkrieg in the Pacific War was a series of swift advances that Japan's army made soon after Pearl Harbor during 1942. Their blitzkrieg was very effective and gained lots of territory for the rising Japanese Empire. For the Allies, such set-backs extended the war in the Pacific...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
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The Largest Battles of the Pacific War

The Pacific War, which lasted from 1941 - 1945, had a number of battles. These battles were both at land and sea and varied in size and scale. The largest Pacific War battles involved hundreds of thousands of troops on both sides and lots of warships. The Pacific...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
The USA's Victories and Defeats in the Pacific War

America and its allies won the Pacific War from 1941 - 1945. As such, the USA's victories outnumbered its defeats; and only in 1942 did the Americans have any notable defeats. At both land and sea the American navy and army outnumbered and outmatched the Japanese. These are a...

Entertainment
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review

The first Super Mario Galaxy game was an intergalactic platform romp across the galaxies. For many, it was one of the best games on the Wii that rebooted the 3-D Mario design. Its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, is a very comparable game title that is more of...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
The Role of Truk in the Pacific War

Truk is a collection of hilly islands in the Central Pacific. It is an atoll surrounded by a barrier reef. During the Pacific War, Truk was a part of the Japanese Empire where they established a notable naval base. Before the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy established...

Sports
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Arsenal's Greatest Cup Games

Arsenal have won a record number of FA Cups and a couple of European trophies. So they have had plenty of cup glory. These are some of their greatest cup games in Europe and the FA Cup. Arsenal have played Man Utd in two FA Cup finals, one...

Sports
by MatthewA
1 year ago
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Chelsea's Greatest Cup Games

Chelsea have won a number of FA Cups and European trophies. As such, they have played out some classic matches in the FA Cup, Cup Winners Cup and Champions League. These are a few of Chelsea's greatest cup matches.  The 1970 FA Cup final included a flamboyant Chelsea...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Great Military Aircraft of the 20th Century

Since the first Wright Brother planes took to the skies, military aircraft quickly become essential for aerial combat, reconnaissance and bombing roles. The great planes of the 20th century have dominated the skies in various conflicts. These are a few of the great military aircraft of the 20th century. ...

History
by MatthewA
1 year ago
Great American Aircraft of World War Two

The USAAF was undoubtedly the most formidable air force of the 1940s. Once the Americans began to produce military aircraft in increasing numbers after Pearl Harbor it became not only the biggest, but the best air force with some of the most advanced combat and bomber aircraft of the...

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