Warships of the Great War Era The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world many of which are contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilder

  • Title: Warships of the Great War Era
  • Author: David Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9781591141907
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day Treated as historical evidence, they offer far detail than even the best plans or the finest maThe National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day Treated as historical evidence, they offer far detail than even the best plans or the finest marine paintings This book features a selection of over one hundred ship models, all in full color, of the various classes of warship that fought in the First World War, from dreadnoughts to coastal motor boats, including many close up views These color photos are captioned in depth, and many are also annotated to note interesting or unusual features Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history.

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      David Hobbs came to California from Ohio in 1965 to major in forestry at Humboldt State College to prepare for his dream job as Forest Ranger with the U.S Forest Service Instead, after seven years, he graduated with a double major in music and political science Even then he wanted to be a writer, publishing in the campus literary magazine and self publishing his first book, a fictional memoir called Waiting for the Dawn.While in college, he fell in with the drug scene just then starting to sweep the nation and was among the first group of college students busted for drugs at Humboldt He spent the Summer of Love 1967 living in Berkeley.He paid his way through college by fighting fires for the Forest Service, mostly in the Klamath National Forest, working eight seasons in all He spent four years on a helicopter crew, two years on ground tanker crews and the final two years on the Rogue River Hotshot crew in Southern Oregon.After experiencing a religious conversion in his last year in Oregon, he moved to the Yuba City area in September of 1974 He lived in a communal Christian ministry for five years While working for his room and board plus four dollars a week, he was able to experience what Christian family meant When the ministry disbanded in 1980, he worked at various jobs, eventually married, raised three children and started a house painting business.Not wanting to forget the unusual story of how, in his fire fighting days, he had changed from strong atheist to born again Christian, David began his memoir, Out of the Fire What began in December of 1989 at a seminary in Massachusetts, was finally completed and published in July of 2006 by 4L Press, a publishing company he started.David is an active member of Amicus Books Literary Lounge.

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