The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Author: Adrian Searle
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1781590990
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It was the railway's Titanic. A horrific crash involving five trains in which 230 died and 246 were injured, it remains the worst disaster in the long history of Britain's rail network.??The location was the isolated signal box at Quintinshill, on the Anglo-Scottish border near Gretna; the date, 22 May 1915. Amongst the dead and injured were women and children but most of the casualties were Scottish soldiers on their way to fight in the Gallipoli campaign. Territorials setting off for war on a distant battlefield were to die, not in battle, but on home soil – victims, it was said, of serious incompetence and a shoddy regard for procedure in the signal box, resulting in two signalmen being sent to prison. Startling new evidence reveals that the failures which led to the disaster were far more complex and wide-reaching than signalling negligence. Using previously undisclosed documents, the authors have been able to access official records from the time and have uncovered a?highly shocking and controversial truth behind what actually happened at Quintinshill and the extraordinary attempts to hide the truth.??As featured in Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine, January 2014.

Churchill S Last Wartime Secret

Author: Adrian Searle
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473877733
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Its been a State secret for more than seventy years. The official line in the UK has always been that it never happened but this new work challenges the assertion that no German force set foot on British soil during the Second World War (the Channel Islands excepted), on active military service. Churchills Last Wartime Secret reveals the remarkable story of a mid-war seaborne enemy raid on an Isle of Wight radar station. It describes the purpose and scope of the attack, the composition of the raiding German force and how it was immediately, and understandably, hushed-up by Winston Churchills wartime administration, in order to safeguard public morale. Circumventing the almost complete lack of official British archival documentation, the author relies on compelling and previously undisclosed firsthand evidence from Germany to underpin the books narrative and claims; thus distinguishing it from other tales of rumored seaborne enemy assaults on British soil during the 1939-45 conflict. After examining the outcome and repercussions of this astonishing incident, what emerges is an event of major symbolic significance in the annals of wartime history. Its been a State secret for more than seventy years. The official line in the UK has always been that it never happened but this new work challenges the assertion that no German force set foot on British soil during the Second World War (the Channel Islands excepted), on active military service.

The Spy Beside The Sea

Author: Adrian Searle
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752483439
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Dorothy O’Grady is uniquely placed in the annals of espionage. She was the first Briton condemned to death under the Treachery Act of 1940 after she was frequently spotted on the outskirts of Sandown (a prohibited area on the Isle of Wight), insisting time and again that her dog had strayed. Had her appeal not saved her from the gallows, she would have been the only woman of any nationality to suffer death under the Act during the Second World War – indeed, the only woman to be executed in Britain for spying in the 20th century. Yet the full story of her extraordinary brush with notoriety and its enduring legacy has never been told, despite the fact that it has more than once dominated the front pages of the British press and inspired both a BBC radio drama and a novel. Now, with the benefit of access to previously classified documents, the truth underpinning the O’Grady legend can finally be revealed. Following her appeal she served nine years in prison for her wartime crimes – but was she really a spy in the employ of Germany? Or was O'Grady, as she insisted years later, a self-seeking tease who committed her apparent treachery ‘for a giggle’? Or was there some other motivation which drove her to wartime infamy in a case which reverberated around the world? In The Spy Beside the Sea, author and journalist Adrian Searle examines all the evidence to reach a disturbing conclusion.

An Engineer S View Of Human Error

Author: Trevor Kletz
Publisher: IChemE
ISBN: 9780852955321
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Paperback edition of Kletz's classic, (hardback 3rd edition was published 2001), including more examples of accidents caused by the various types of human error. It suggests to engineers how they might approach this problem, and does so by describing accidents, which at first sight seem to be the result of human error. The author sets down his views on human error as a cause of accidents and illustrates them by describing a number of accidents that have occurred mainly in the oil and chemical industries. He uses a pragmatic approach, rather than theoretical, to suggest new ways of looking at accident prevention.

Hidden History

Author: Gerry Docherty
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780577494
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Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war’s origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. For ten years, they plotted the destruction of Germany as the first stage of their plan to take control of the world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was no chance happening. It lit a fuse that had been carefully set through a chain of command stretching from Sarajevo through Belgrade and St Petersburg to that cabal in London. Our understanding of these events has been firmly trapped in a web of falsehood and duplicity carefully constructed by the victors at Versailles in 1919 and maintained by compliant historians ever since. The official version is fatally flawed, warped by the volume of evidence they destroyed or concealed from public view. Hidden History poses a tantalising challenge. The authors ask only that you examine the evidence they lay before you . . .


Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 078696605X
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The saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden has become a fixture in the fantasy genre, with a string of New York Times best-selling novels going back to 1988. Hero is the follow-up to Maestro and Archmage, and final book in the Homecoming trilogy. Something akin to "peace" has come to the Underdark. The demon hordes have receded, and now the matron mothers argue over the fate of Drizzt Do'Urden. Even so, it becomes clear to one matriarch after another that while the renegade drow may come and go Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders will crawl forever on. And so Drizzt is free to return to his home on the surface once again. Scores are settled as lives are cut short, yet other lives move on. For the lone drow there is only a single final quest: a search for peace, for family, for home--for the future. Hero picks up where Maestro left off, in a sweeping climax to an epic tale.

Surface Electromyography

Author: Roberto Merletti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119082900
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Reflects on developments in noninvasive electromyography, and includes advances and applications in signal detection, processing and interpretation Addresses EMG imaging technology together with the issue of decomposition of surface EMG Includes advanced single and multi-channel techniques for information extraction from surface EMG signals Presents the analysis and information extraction of surface EMG at various scales, from motor units to the concept of muscle synergies.

The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder S Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277601
Size: 55.95 MB
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This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Paweł “Sariel” KmiePaweł "Sariel" Kmieć covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of ­Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale. Learn how to: *Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress *Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings *Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems *Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs *Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look *Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic? New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!

Transport Disasters In Scotland

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781157965473
Size: 66.51 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 107. Chapters: Pan Am Flight 103, Railway accidents in Scotland, Scottish shipwrecks, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, List of rail accidents in the United Kingdom, Release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, Pan Am Flight 103 conspiracy theories, Investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Lester Coleman, The Maltese Double Cross - Lockerbie, Hans K chler's Lockerbie trial observer mission, MV Princess Victoria, Falls of Cruachan derailment, Quintinshill rail disaster, HMS King Edward VII, Jim Swire, 1994 Scotland RAF Chinook crash, President's commission on aviation security and terrorism, RMS Oceanic, San Juan de Silicia, Stephen Kappes, SS Empire Conveyor, HMS Vandal, Tay Bridge disaster, Robert Black, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, SS Hispania, Abdul Majid Giaka, SS Desabla, Thomas Thurman, United Nations Security Council Resolution 883, Mebo Telecommunications, Edwin Bollier, Inverythan rail accident, SS Seniority, Helen Engelhardt, Castlecary rail accidents, Daniel Cohen, Polmont rail accident, HMS Untamed, Tony Gauci, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1192, Maggie Scott, Invergowrie rail accident, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, Thomas Hayes, SS St. Sunniva, Mark Allen, United Nations Security Council Resolution 748, English ship Swan, Scottish Court in the Netherlands, Michael R. Bromwich, Newton rail accident, SS Ypiranga, Paisley Gilmour Street rail accident, Eskdalemuir Observatory, Sanya Popovic, RFA Maine, United Nations Security Council Resolution 731, El Gran Grif n, Paisley canal disaster, Kirtlebridge rail crash, Greenock rail accident, HMS Goldfinch, HMS Dartmouth, SS Thesis, Winchburgh rail crash, River Dee Ferry Boat Disaster, Elliot Junction rail accident, Bo'ness Junction rail crash, Ratho rail crash, Glasgow St Enoch rail accident, SS Daphne, Jimmy McDougall, Carrbridge ra...