Armies in the Balkans 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms) by Nigel Thomas, Dusan Babac, Darko Pavlovic

By Nigel Thomas, Dusan Babac, Darko Pavlovic

Contemporary historical past should still remind us that it used to be occasions within the Balkans which sparked off global conflict I (1914-1918), with the assassination of the Austrian inheritor Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the ensuing invasion of Serbia by means of Austro-Hungarian armies on 2 August 1914. however, the following four-year conflict in that theatre is often overshadowed by way of the simultaneous campaigns at the Western entrance. For the 1st time this publication deals a concise account of those complicated campaigns, the corporation, orders of conflict, and the uniforms and insignia of the armies concerned: Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, British, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and Rumanian.

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Hunsaker, Commander Richardson completely redesigned it on a longitudinal framing system, preserving the outer lines only. The engine installation, designed for Rolls-Royce engines in the British boat, had to be redesigned to take Liberty motors. Thus the American F-5-L, resembling its British prototype only in essentials, was created. The Philadelphia Ledger of October 5, 1918, described the F-5-L, a model of which was on display at the City Hall Plaza, in terms of its lethal capacity as follows: “Directly under each of the two lower wings are two deathdealing depth bombs.

P. Norfleet, who completed their training at other locations. Training continued at Akron through the war period and as more men acquired the necessary skills, the Navy gradually took over more of the responsibility for instruction and upkeep. When graduates of the Ground School at MIT began arriving, some reduction in the length of the course was possible by eliminating some of the ground subjects already covered at that school. This was the first airship pilottraining program established by the Navy.

26—Lt. Louis H. Maxfield, commanding the Naval Air Detachment at Akron, Ohio, reported the qualification of 11 students, including himself, as lighter-than-air pilots and requested their designation as Naval Aviators (Dirigibles). These men, the first trained specifically as dirigible pilots, were subsequently assigned Naval Aviator numbers ranging from 94 to 104. 27—Ens. Robert A. A. seaplane, the assembly of which had been under his direction. 33 THE PROPELLER SHOP OCCUPIED A LARGE SECTION OF THE PLANT THE NAVY BUILDS AN AIRCRAFT FACTORY Aircraft, bases and men were the three keys to success in the wartime expansion of Naval Aviation.

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