There are scads of books written about military leadership, or act of heroism so great they are deserving of their own manuscript. This is not one of those books. This book is about the moments that made us laugh along the way. These are the times that built morale, helped us cope, and otherwise helped make the in between times bearable. What do we mean by the funny moments? Well, have you ever sent a brand new Private to the Supply Sergeant looking for dehydrated water, or a personalized body bag? We have. Have you ever planned a prank that backfired? We have. Have you ever put together a prank that took advanced planning, time, trouble, and precision to execute? When that prank took place did people have to leave a dining hall because they were laughing too hard? These are the stories of what happens when guys spend too much time together and start to act like, well, guys. These are the times we pranked someone with ether (yes the anesthetic), the times we made the new Private do things just to see if he would...in other words this is what happens when boys are boys and they have too much time on their hands. We do hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed living them.
CivilÃ¢"military cooperation has always been a key factor in both peace and conflict situations, and is vital in today's political climate. This indispensable volume analyzes the various types of civilÃ¢"military cooperation across different settings and contexts, to include humanitarian operations such as emergency relief following tsunami, earthquakes and refugee crises, as well as stability and reconstruction operations such as those in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The book contains contributions from both senior academics and practitioners such as military officers and humanitarian personnel and discusses the benefits and logistics of civilÃ¢"military cooperation. It closes with recommendations that will be of value to both academics and practitioners, making it a must read for anyone interested or involved in these operations.
Designed to fill an overlooked gap, this book, originally published in 1972, provides a single unified introduction to bibliographical sources of British military history. Moreover it includes guidance in a number of fields in which no similar source is available at all, giving information on how to obtain acess to special collections and private archives, and links military history, especially during peacetime, with the development of science and technology.
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