This text focuses on the Royal Navy's response to the rise of the German navy under Hitler within the broad context of the ongoing debate about Britain's policy of appeasement. The book combines a narrative of diplomatic events and Whitehall policy making with the thematic analysis of naval intelligence and war planning. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author argues that the Admirality's enthusiasm for naval armaments diplomacy with Nazi Germany was far more rational and more complex than previous studies would suggest.
It's every beer drinker's worst nightmare, a cold brew in hand with no means to open it. Here to the rescue is an indispensable guide featuring 99 ways* to get the job done fast using anything and everything in sight as a bottle opener in a time of need. Photographs and step-by-step instructions for each method walk thirsty readers through the art of opening bottles, revealing the practical use of such handy available implements as a belt buckle, TV remote, baby carriage, dog collar, ski binding, golf club, park bench, BBQ grill, lawn mower, cash point, police car and many more. Cheers! *Plus one: the spine of this hardcover opens bottles, too.