Battlefield Berlin:A commissioner Kowalski Thriller Reginald Rosenfeldt
Berlin 1985. The western part of the city is limited by the inhumane wall, and behind the scenes of daily politics act the Allies, and their intelligence services. In this chaos, Kowalski must uncover the death of a contact man to the Polish smugglers scene. The bloody trail leads him toward the raid of the century. The author is an employee of the German Lexicon of Comics and of the Sprechblase, the trade magazine for comics. In mycomics, the Internet forum of the Panini publishing house (Marvel, DC), he has published several comic-books. The 1980s witnessed Reginald Rosenfeldt in divided Berlin and meet many public figures, who are his models for the fictional characters of the book.
Battlefield Berlin:A commissioner Kowalski thriller Reginald Rosenfeldt, Reginald Rosenfeldt
Berlin Battlefield Guide:Third Reich and Cold War Tony Tissier
The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front. As Germany fought fiercely to hold on to the advantages gained in the early years, they relied heavily on the Panzer IV, the Panzer V Panther and the StuG III - the backbone of their infamous armoured divisions - to hold back their advancing opponents. This second volume on the Panzerwaffe offers a comprehensive guide to the final years of Germany´s most famous fighting force, covering the further use of the Panzer IV, the role played by the StuG III assault gun and the battlefield debut of the formidable Panther. Explosive combat reports and rare archive photographs help uncover the final years of the Panzers, from their defence against the D-Day landings and the role they played in the Ardennes Offensive to their valiant last stand in Berlin.
A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous ´´cult of silence´´ has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades. The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, NSA played a vital, often fraught and controversial role in the major events of the Cold War, from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Vietnam and beyond. In Code Warriors, Stephen Budiansky - a longtime expert in cryptology - tells the fascinating story of how NSA came to be, from its roots in World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way, he guides us through the fascinating challenges faced by cryptanalysts, and how they broke some of the most complicated codes of the 20th century. With access to new documents, Budiansky shows where the agency succeeded and failed during the Cold War, but his account also offers crucial perspective for assessing NSA today in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. Budiansky shows how NSA´s obsession with recording every bit of data and decoding every signal is far from a new development; throughout its history the depth and breadth of the agency´s reach has resulted in both remarkable successes and destructive failures. Featuring a series of appendixes that explain the technical details of Soviet codes and how they were broken, this is a rich and riveting history of the underbelly of the Cold War, and an essential and timely read for all who seek to understand the origins of the modern NSA. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the acc... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004605de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scientific Study from the year 2015 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, , language: English, abstract: This article examines the legality of tactical nuclear weapons under International Humanitarian Law. Additionally, the ideas behind the development of tactical nuclear weapons as well as their historical background during the Cold War and after 9/11 are examined. Tactical (or small) nuclear weapons have been developed during the Cold War and had been deployed e.g. to West Germany for possible use on the battlefield in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. After the end of the Cold War, the dangerous idea that nuclear weapons could be used on the battlefield without triggering a global thermonuclear conflict has remained relevant. It has been discussed e.g. in the context of the threat posed by the Iranian nuclear weapons program as one possible way to destroy hardened or underground targets. In this paper the issue of tactical nuclear weapons is approached from the perspective of International Humanitarian Law, the set of rules which govern the conduct of armed forces in conflict. RA Dr. Stefan Kirchner, MJI, is an international legal consultant, admitted to the bar in Germany (www.marine-consulting-eu). He has worked at the Law of the Sea Division of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin and at the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. He has been Assistant Professor for the Law of the Sea in Kaunas and Associate Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights in Rovaniemi. After serving as Co-Chair of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group of the American Society of International Law he now holds that position in ASILs Law of the Sea Interest Group.
There has been no sustained inquiry into the relationship linking peace and conflict with space and place. This innovative edited volume explores conflict and peace through spatial approaches, and proposes a new research agenda investigating where peace and conflict take place. All chapters employ space as an analytic category and develop strong theoretical contributions alongside new empirical insights. From battlefields to memorials, places of encounter shape how agents relate to each other and how their actions are enabled or constrained. Moreover, spaces such as the international peacekeepers camps or sites of atrocity would not exist if it were not for the conflict. Drawing on concepts such as spatial governmentality, scalar politics, relational spatial theory and spatial narratives the authors investigate case studies reaching from divided cities such as Belfast, Dili and Jerusalem, via rape camps and karaoke bars, to war-torn countries. Annika Björkdahl, Lund University, Sweden Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Philipps University Marburg, Germany Karen Büscher, Gent University, Belgium Sven Chojnacki, Free University Berlin, Germany Jolle Demmers, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Martin Doevenspeck, University of Bayreuth, Germany Faye Donnelly, University of St Andrews, UK Bettina Engels, Free University Berlin, Germany Nina Fischer, University of Edinburgh, UK Andreas Hackl, University of Edinburgh, UK Annika Henrizi, University of Marburg, Germany Kristine Höglund, Uppsala University, Sweden Milena Komarova, Queens University Belfast, UK Erik Melander, Uppsala University, Sweden Laura Michael, Queens University of Belfast, UK Brendan Murtagh, Queens University Belfast, UK Henri Myrttinen, International Alert Liam ODowd, Queens University, Belfast, UK Linda Price, Independent Researcher, Canada and Australia. Olivera Simi?, Griffith University, Australia Margareta Sollenberg, Uppsala University, Sweden Elena B. Stavrevska, Central European University, Hungary Ralph Sundberg, Uppsala University, Sweden Mikel Venhovens, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Zala Vol?i?, University of Queensland, Australia
Fifty years after the signing of the Armistice Treaty, amateur historian and rare book collector Franklin Altman¿s native city of Berlin stands in dilapidated contrast to the Manhattan of the victorious United States. A series of financial and familial blessings post WWI allowed him the luxury of retreat from his native country to America, where he changed his name from Ziegfried to Altman and thus secured a position among New York¿s intellectuals. On the evening of November 11th, 1968, a talk by Altman in honor of the anniversary of the Armistice Treaty takes a dark turn upon the haunting arrival of a classmate from his past. It becomes clear as the two men discuss their lives after the Realschule that they are two sides of the same coin: both born and raised in Germany with a melancholy adoration of the homeland, but whereas Altman¿s role in the war elevated his position, his comrade¿s life was destroyed on the faceless, mechanized battlefields. This strange encounter leaves Altman in possession of the man¿s personal manuscript, his mysterious ¿life¿s work,¿ whose contents could have changed the course of history. Thomas H. Cook¿s re-imagined history of the ¿dangerously spinning maelstrom¿ of post WWI is a contemplation on man¿s ability to affect the world around him and brings to light the delicate relationship between circumstance, individual action, and destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013359de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - Basics and General, grade: 1,0, Free University of Berlin (Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft), language: English, abstract: In the following bachelor thesis I want to examine the impact of the deployment of drones on the interpretation of maleness, configuration of Gender structures and hierarchy between different masculinities within the US military. I argue that while there has always been technological advance altering how wars are fought, the introduction of drones has brought another quality to this development. It allowed the total removal of the executing soldier from the operating site and thereby erased any imminent danger to the pilot completely. With the ascent of these technological advanced methods to fight wars traditional warfare is as much in the decline as the need for heroic fighter jet pilots is. More and more missions are carried out by remotely controlled drones that are better served by a precise, calculating computer than by venturesome and sometimes reckless soldiers. [...] Considering the above, I expect the removal of pilots from the battlefield to have a potential impact that exceeds the directly involved soldiers by far, as they formerly symbolized a hegemonic masculinity within military structures. It is my hope that the elaboration on the expected shifting dynamics between different masculinities helps to better understand and ultimately dismantle the patriarchal system of the military. As outlined above I would like to conduct research to further clarify and link the decline of traditional warfare with a shift in the intra-gender matrix of different masculinities utilizing Connells categorization and various theoretical clarifications that have been made on the field of Men Studies leading to the following question: How does the employment of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) in the military have an impact on (hegemonic) masculinity?