By Steven J. Zaloga, Terry Hadler, Mike Badrocke
Steven ZalogaвЂ™s very good research of this specialized attack motor vehicle tracks the Amtrac's profession from early prototypes to fashionable types, concentrating on operational advancements, the strategies governing deployment and use, and the various versions.
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However, either in terms of the magnitude of the later Allied bombing offensive against Germany or its effects on the war economy, it cannot be considered to have had a decisively destructive effect. It is perhaps of interest that in the comparable Allied campaigns against Germany, the most successful Allied bombing actions may well have been the late-war ones against transport systems and oil production. 17 By the time this Alliance became formal in December 1941, it was no longer a game that could be played only by individual nations and although all the United Nations (used in its wartime sense) were involved, it was principally the concern of the United States and the United Kingdom.
24 This is described as detail for its own sake and is properly identified as a sterile pursuit, standing between the facts and an understanding of their significance. The other problem is one of precision and accuracy. Most dictionaries and thesauri give these as mutual synonyms, which confuses the issue further. Here the distinction which should be drawn is between information expressed precisely and absolute accuracy. The relevant leading examples are geographical positions expressed in latitude and longitude.
However, the accounts given in this section form a necessary backdrop to the more detailed accounts and analyses which follow. Time - the central dimension or three aspects of the fourth dimension Setting out a chronology makes implicit use of a sequence of events rendered in the order in which they occurred and introduces the subject of time in its own right. Time is very much one of the tools with which a historian has to work but it is a quantity which can be semi-submerged and thus taken too much for granted.
Amtracs US Amphibious Assault Vehicles by Steven J. Zaloga, Terry Hadler, Mike Badrocke