Die Titanic erlangte tragische Berühmtheit durch die Geschehnisse, die sich während ihrer Jungfernfahrt am 14. April 1912 ereigneten. Die für die White Star Linie fahrende Königin der Meere sollte 1.316 Passagiere von Southampton nach New York befördern. Gegen 23.40 Uhr in der Nacht kollidierte der britische Luxusliner im Atlantik mit einem Eisberg und wurde auf der Steuerbordseite auf einer Länge von fast 100 m aufgerissen. Am 15. April gegen 0.20 Uhr sank die Titanic und 1.503 der insgesamt 2.206 an Bord befindlichen Menschen fanden den Tod. Das 46.329 BRT große und 267 m lange Schiff hatte eine Wasserverdrängung von 66.000t. Authentische Abziehbilder, Detailliertes Deck, Zwei Schiffsschrauben, Vier Schornsteine, Displayständer. Hauptmerkmale Funktionen Maßstab 1:1200 Typ Naval ship Bauart Assembly kit Ursprünglicher Modellname R.M.S. Titanic Empfohlenes Fähigkeitslevel Fortgeschritten Anzahl Teile 40 Stück(e) Mindestalter 10 Jahr(e) Materialien Kunststoff Produktfarbe Multi Länderversion
While gigantic warships stalk the open oceans, engaging enemies over the horizon with their titanic weapons, much smaller craft hug the coastal waters, protecting the land against raids and invasion. Such naval combat was often quick, brutal and decisive.
This collection of 21 audio episodes reveals the truths, myths, and legacies of R.M.S. Titanic - One of the most impactful global tragedies in over a century. Hosted by world-renowned experts, Titanic Channel Talks uses decades of research to tell fresh stories about the lives of passengers, crew, and the inner workings of the ship. Storytellers include historians, authors, naval experts, researchers, and marine archaeologists - many of whom have experienced diving to Titanic's wreck site firsthand. Full Episode listing: 1. Titanic's Most Refined Features - Host: Bill Sauder 2. Remembering Ruth Becker Blanchard - Host: Ken Marschall 3. The Excommunication of Masabumi Hosono - Host: Robert Bracken 4. A Thief on Titanic - Host: Senan Molony 5. Thomas Andrews' Notes - Host: Mark Chirnside 6. Managing Titanic's Underwater Heritage - Host: Ken Vrana 7. Surprises Inside Titanic: The Turkish Bath - Host: Ken Marschall 8. Wreck Wood from Titanic - Host: Craig Sopin 9. We've Got to Know More - Host: Charles Haas 10. Watertight Compartments - Host: Parks Stephenson 11. What Did Superintendent James McGiffin Know? - Host: Senan Molony 12. The Untold Story of Jack Binns - Host: Craig Sopin 13. Underwater Archaeology - Host: Ken Vrana 14. Did the Lights Stay On? - Host: Parks Stephenson 15. Should Titanic Have Turned into the Iceberg? - Host: Parks Stephenson 16. More Lifeboats Would Not Have Helped - Host: Charles Haas 17. The J.J. Davies Bag - Host: Andrew Aldridge 18. Did Lifeboats Douse Their Lights? - Host: Senan Molony 19. Titanic's Morse Lamps Host: - Host: Bill Sauder 20. Shipwreck Diving - Host: Richie Kohler 21. Matching Shoes, What Else Could That Be? - Host: Ken Marschall 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Marschall, Bill Sauder, Parks Stephenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnic/000001/bk_tnic_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1906 the RMS Lusitania was at the forefront of transatlantic shipping. Briefly the largest ship in the world, the designers and engineers who built the Lusitania aimed for her to represent the height of luxury for passengers while also being the harbinger of a new technological age, replete with revolutionary engines that would allow the gigantic ship to move at speeds that would have been considered impossible just years earlier. Indeed the highly competitive industry would spur the development of bigger and better ocean liners in the coming years, the most famous being the Titanic. The Lusitania and the Titanic would become the two most famous ships of the early 20th century for tragic reasons, but the circumstances could not have been more different. While the Titanic is still notorious for being the world's best ocean liner at the time of its collision with an iceberg in 1912, the Lusitania's role as a popular ocean liner has been almost completely obscured by the nature of its sinking by a German U-boat in 1915. The Germans aimed to disrupt trade by the Allied forces, but they did not have the naval forces capable of seizing merchant ships and detaining them. Furthermore the Germans rightly suspected that the British and Americans were using passenger liners and merchant ships to smuggle weaponry across the Atlantic, but since their sole edge in the Atlantic was their fleet of submarines, the Germans had no way of confirming their suspicions short of sinking a ship and seeing if a detonation onboard suggested the presence of munitions and gunpowder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Chialastri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033815/bk_acx0_033815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious ‘Castle of Death’ and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive. Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Martin Jarvis. Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Martin Jarvis OBE has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Dr Who and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar®-winning Titanic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006159/bk_bbcw_006159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bitter conflict between England and France we call The Hundred Years War, and lasting 116 years between 1337 and 1453, was fought over claims by the English kings to the French throne. By the end of this titanic struggle, it can fairly be said that the Middle Ages had come to an end. By the mid-15th century, in the place of feudal monarchies that had depended on the support of their vassals at the outbreak of the war, we find the genesis of the modern nation state with a stable, centralized government backed by a standing professional army, paid for by taxation. Volume One briefly traces the causes of the conflict and then plunges straight ahead into the military preparations and initial clashes, mainly naval. Under what many consider the leadership of England's greatest sovereign, Edward III, Calais is seized as a port-of-entry for English arms and supplies. With Calais secure in his rear, Edward marches into the interior of France and comes to grips with Philip's army at Crécy in 1346, an epoch changing calamity for France. After numerous sieges, marches and smaller battles, the next French King, John II, is captured by Edward's son, the Black Prince, at the battle of Poitiers in 1356. By the time of Edward III's death in 1377, England controls a good third of French territory. But the French doggedly resist, and the war drags on into a desultory second phase lasting well into the early 1400s. The Hundred Years War is a military history, and probably the finest English chronicle of these confusing events. Drawing upon all known English and French sources, A. H. Burne has assembled a stunning narrative that sweeps you into the military camps of the English and French kings. Volume 2 carries the story to its climactic ending in 1453. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000101/bk_acon_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a war room in Washington, William Tecumseh Sherman and General Robert E. Lee huddle together and plan their next, joint military operation. In the jungles of Mexico, Ulysses S. Grant is locked in brutal combat with the best of the British Army. And in the heart of the new American South a fragile peace is threatened... In the dazzling alternate history of Harry Harrison, this is the world as it stands in 1863. Just three years before, a titanic Civil War loomed in America. But an incident involving a British ship and two Confederate spies changed everything. As Abraham Lincoln defied Britain's Lord Palmerston, tensions between the two nations boiled over and Her Majesty's Navy unleashed an attack on American soil aimed at bolstering the Confederate cause. The results were catastrophic. A stunned North and South put aside their differences and a new kind of war erupted, with Americans fighting side by side against the British on two fronts: in the South and on the Canadian border. Now, Britain has been defeated and America is struggling to keep its union together until another blow is struck. It comes from Mexico, where elite units of Her Majesty's Army including the famed Gurkha fighters are massing for a possible attack through Texas. Into the gauntlet, Lincoln sends his chosen angel of death, General Grant. But the weary president knows that two centuries of British power will not be ended with a single battle. So his top soldiers, including Lee and Sherman, plan the most daring naval invasion ever launched: an assault on British soil itself. And in a secret that must be protected by an underground army of spies and secret agents, the U.S. will invade the Emerald Isle to set the Irish free at last. Filled with real characters on both sides of the conflict, Stars and Stripes in Peril is the new masterwork from one of our most provocative authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021899/bk_adbl_021899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling tale of the attack that marked America's darkest day. (W.E.B. Griffin) President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech on December 8, 1941, lasted a mere six and half minutes. But his words and tone - in a monologue that would later be named the Infamy Speech - sent ripples into a nation and a world that continue even today. The historical implications that emerged from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were unprecedented, launching America not only into the depths of a dangerous war, but forever altering the safety and comfort of everyday living. December 8th became a day of speaking out publicly and declaring war; of action, battle, plotting, and victories. This date's significance is resonant and profound as an indelible moment in American history. Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, best-selling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their imaginations and knowledge to the "Date of Infamy" - the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of characters and events from that historic moment, from national leaders and admirals to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the American White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this powerful story stretches from the nightmare slaughter of China in the 1930s to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer, who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. It is a story of intrigue, double-dealing, the horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts of men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable. Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history", examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor/i 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000629/bk_aren_000629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Radio Act of 1912 is a United States federal law that required all seafaring vessels to maintain 24-hour radio watch and keep in contact with nearby ships and coastal radio stations. Part of the impetus for the act''s passage was the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Other factors included an ongoing conflict between amateur radio operators and the U.S. Navy and private corporations, that included the amateurs forging naval messages and issuing fake distress calls. The Wireless Ship Act of 1910 was seen as too weak to address the problems. The United States Congress considered six different proposals for replacing it in the period between 1910 and 1912, eventually enacting the 1912 Act.