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Channel Islands Cherbourg Peninsula and North Brittany

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This revision of the RCC Pilotage Foundation's pilot updates the combined volume for this area which encompasses the Channel Islands and extends from St Vaast La Hougue on the east of the Cherbourg peninsula, and works westwards along the Normandy and Brittany coasts to Ouessant. Coverage includes the Plateau des Roches Douvres as well as detailed sections on the navigable rivers. The navigator benefits enormously from the painstaking approach with which Peter Carnegie has documented his own explorations of these, his home waters. His numerous annotated photographs and the many accompanying charts detail the network of transits between the off-lying rocks and islands of the region. Waypoints are used judiciously to further inform, but the emphasis remains on time-proven and trusted methods of safe navigation in these waters of high tidal range and fast-moving currents. The Channel Islands, Normandy and Brittany coasts can seem a daunting sailing area for those unaccustomed to their ways, but 'Carnegie's book provides reassurance and so much practical advice that anyone using it will feel confident of success.' (Yachting Monthly). It is the definitive pilot for anyone interested in the challenge of exploring the less frequently used passages and anchorages.

Channel Islands Cherbourg Peninsula and North Brittany

Author : Peter Carnegie
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This revision of the RCC Pilotage Foundation's pilot updates the combined volume for this area which encompasses the Channel Islands and extends from St Vaast La Hougue on the east of the Cherbourg peninsula, and works westwards along the Normandy and Brittany coasts to Ouessant. Coverage includes the Plateau des Roches Douvres as well as detailed sections on the navigable rivers. The navigator benefits enormously from the painstaking approach with which Peter Carnegie has documented his own explorations of these, his home waters. His numerous annotated photographs and the many accompanying charts detail the network of transits between the off-lying rocks and islands of the region. Waypoints are used judiciously to further inform, but the emphasis remains on time-proven and trusted methods of safe navigation in these waters of high tidal range and fast-moving currents.The Channel Islands, Normandy and Brittany coasts can seem a daunting sailing area for those unaccustomed to their ways, but 'Carnegie's book provides reassurance and so much practical advice that anyone using it will feel confident of success.' (Yachting Monthly). It is the definitive pilot for anyone interested in the challenge of exploring the less frequently used passages and anchorages.

North Brittany the Channel Islands

Author : John Lawson
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This new pilot has been developed from the sixth edition of the RCC's North Brittany and now covers the west side of the Cotentin peninsula from Cherbourg, the Channel Islands and the previously covered coast from St-Malo to Ouessant. The pilot is published in full colour with superbly detailed charts and nearly 200 photographs from both the air and sea level. This is the essential cruising companion for yachts exploring the drying harbours and ports little more than a day or two's sailing from the South Coast of England.

North Brittany and Channel Islands Cruising Companion

Author : Peter Cumberlidge
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This mouth-watering new edition of Peter Cumberlidge's best-selling cruising companion comprehensively covers the whole spectacular North Brittany coast, the Channel Islands and the attractive west side of the Cherbourg peninsula all in one splendid colourful volume. Its coverage extends from the Alderney Race to the Chenal du Four. Peter Cumberlidge conveys the full atmosphere of this magnificent cruising area. His popular companion has been completely redesigned in full colour for easy reference and updated with all the latest harbour and pilotage details, new marinas and many new restaurants. Contents: Passages to the Channel Islands and North Brittany The Channel Islands Passages between North Brittany and the Channel Islands The Bay of St Malo Brittany Passages I – Passages round Les Héaux Côte de Granit Rose Brittany Passages II – Tréguier to Morlaix The Bay of Morlaix Brittany Passages III – Morlaix to L'Abervrac'h Côte des Abers Brittany Passages IV – L'Abervrac'h to the Channel du Four Harbours near the Channel du Four Included in the new edition is information on the electronic navigation, updated and larger charts, new photographs and a number of features such as the tale of the Casquets lighthouse, bisquines of St Malo and Breton whisky.

Atlantic Islands

Author : Anne and Keatinge Hammick, Hilary
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This well-established pilot, now in its third decade, covers the Azores, Canaries, Madeira and Cape Verde Islands. The sixth edition of Atlantic Islands builds on solid foundations - the author's long familiarity with the area, an invaluable network of local contacts, and the constant flow of information and feedback received from yachtsmen and women during the lifetime of the previous edition.For this edition the coverage has been extended to include Bermuda. This new section is an important development especially for US-based yachts and for the east-bound Atlantic crossing. New photos and new and revised harbour plans support the fully updated text.Whether you seek authoritative pilotage information, comprehensive details of available facilities, or simply suggestions for planning an enjoyable cruise, you will find them all in his new edition of Atlantic Islands.This well-established pilot, now in its third decade, covers the Azores, Canaries, Madeira and Cape Verde Islands. The sixth edition of Atlantic Islands builds on solid foundations - the author's long familiarity with the area, an invaluable network of local contacts, and the constant flow of information and feedback received from yachtsmen and women during the lifetime of the previous edition.For this edition the coverage has been extended to include Bermuda. This new section is an important development especially for US-based yachts and for the east-bound Atlantic crossing. New photos and new and revised harbour plans support the fully updated text.Whether you seek authoritative pilotage information, comprehensive details of available facilities, or simply suggestions for planning an enjoyable cruise, you will find them all in his new edition of Atlantic Islands.

Norway

Author : Judy Lomax
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This pilot covers the long and complex coast of Norway, from the Swedish border in the Skagerrak to the Russian border, including the Lofoten and Vesteralen islands, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the remote volcanic island of Jan Mayen.Fully illustrated, mainly with the author's photographs, the work is divided into a general introduction to Norway and eight coastal sections, identifying cruising routes and describing 1,000 islands, fjord and mainland harbours and anchorages. The opening chapter includes a section on cruise planning, with detailed information on Norwegian weather and sailing conditions.This third edition contains numerous revisions, additional plans and information on anchorages not included in the previous edition.

Atlantic Spain and Portugal

Author : Henry Buchanan
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Atlantic Spain and Portugal is the classic guide to this varied coast which includes the rias of of Galicia, the estuaries of the Douro and Tejo with Lisbon, the Algarve and then the coast of Andalucia down to Gibraltar. It's the essential companion for yachts making passage to the Mediterranean or onwards to the Canaries before an Atlantic crossing and also a comprehensive cruising companion for anyone visiting the delightful cruising grounds of Galicia and beyond. There are new photos and most of the plans incorporate changes accumulated over the four years since the last edition was published. The fact that this guide is now in its eighth edition shows how popular it has become with cruising folk... all right up to Imray’s normal standards and it would make no sense to cruise the area without this book by the navigator’s hand. Yachting Monthly

Baltic Sea and Approaches

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Beautiful, secluded anchorages, picturesque canals, bustling marinas, dramatic cities - all await those considering a Baltic cruise.The nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea offer an immense variety of cruising grounds, people and cultures. There are thousands of harbours and innumerable anchorages, and it would take an entire bookshelf, to cover them all in detail. The information contained in this book has therefore been chosen for its value both at the planning stages - preparing the yacht, choosing the most suitable route, timing and communications etc - and again on arrival, when a general overview of each individual country is followed by specific harbour information. Where detailed cruising information is readily available - effectively Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland - only selected harbours are covered, chosen, with a few exceptions, as fulfilling certain key needs. Where cruising information is more limited - Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia - many smaller harbours are also featured in detail. In addition to comprehensive suggestions for further reading (and sources in each country from which they may be ordered) more than 200 websites are listed, again chosen for their relevance both at the planning stages and en route. Details of internet access points are included for most major harbours. This 4th edition (2017) has been produced by a team from the Royal Cruising Club and contains substantial changes. Apart from the routine updating of the text and plans - many newly drawn for this edition - and the addition of new photos, there are also some major changes. In particular coverage of Finland has been reorganized, and reflecting the fast pace of change since the last edition, the Baltic States and Poland sections have been improved significantly.

Fodor s Normandy Brittany the Best of the North

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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Normandy, Brittany, and the Best of Northern France (including Paris, Alsace-Lorraine, and Champagne Country, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Northern France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Normandy, Brittany, and the Best of Northern France: Sculpted with cliff-lined coasts, Normandy has been home to saints and sculptors, with a dramatic past marked by Mont-St-Michel’s majestic abbey, Rouen’s towering cathedral, and the D-Day beaches. Brittany, a long arm of rocky land stretching into the Atlantic, is a place unto itself with its own language and time-defying towns such as Gauguin’s Pont-Aven and the pirate haven of St-Malo. Although the region of Alsace-Lorraine is bordered by the Rhine and often looks and sounds German, its main sights--18th-century Nancy, medieval Strasbourg, and the lovely Route du Vine--remain proudly French. Don’t miss Champagne Country, the capital of bubbly, and the four Gothic cathedrals nearby. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

To the Last Man

Author : Randolph Bradham
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Through thoughtfully constructed research, Bradham vividly presents the battle for Normandy's Cotentin Peninsula one of the most important and yet understudied operations of the World War II. This book provides a detailed overview of the battles that make up the Cotentin Peninsula Campaign, an important part of the invasion of Normandy. While historians often cite specific examples of the fighting that took place on the peninsula, most treat the battles as individual events or singular parts of the overall Normandy campaign. In this work Bradham takes a different approach, focusing on the unique set of battles that had to be fought in order for the Allies to secure their foothold on Normandy.Bradham not only discusses the strategy used to secure the peninsula, but also gives detailed accounts of the major battles and tactical doctrine that was developed to fight them. Along the way he provides biographical information on the main actors, explaining how key personality traits along with personal relationships influenced their conduct while in battle. In doing so, the author outlines the effect of the campaign on the overall conduct of the war.

Glidermen of Neptune

Author : Charles J. Masters
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Masters has also assembled the finest existing collection of photographs of the American D-Day glider attack. These photographs - many of which have never before been publishedafford the opportunity to examine the inside of the combat gliders used on D-Day, to observe the glidermen in action, and to witness the often tragic consequences of the glider attack.

The Croesus Tithe

Author : F.W. Lane
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Akin to a modern-day Robin Hood, Central American Ernesto Alvarez leads the one-hundred-member organization of the Enlightened Way; theyre not a terrorist group, but they are extremist in promoting the rights of the underprivileged to better themselves at the expense of the wealthy. With the help of his private army, Alvarez robs the rich to support the poortaking a generous cut for himself, of course. Greed prevails when Alvarez teams with American expatriate Arnold Fleischer, a man known for his skills in creative accounting. Their target is the forty-five-square-mile island of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands in northwestern France. This innocuous little island, home to many multi-millionaires, ranks as one of the wealthiest enclaves in the world. As wealthy as it is, Jersey is a soft target, virtually defenseless. Alvarez and Fleischer plan to exploit this vulnerability by holding the island hostage for sixty-five million dollars. As the strategy takes shape for a May Day conflict, outside forces play a key role. But in the end, who will really benefit from the coup of this beautiful island?

The Cover Up at Omaha Beach

Author : Gary Sterne
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“Simply breathtaking. It doesn’t simply offer alternatives to the history of Pointe du Hoc, it blows them away . . . for fans of anything WWII [or] D-Day.”—War History Online The Rangers mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and breakout inland. Simultaneously other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the “huge” gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery which they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc, Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-day and about the Maisy Battery. Maps, orders and assault plans have been found in the UK, German and US archives, many of which were not released from the Top Secrecy Act for 60+ years. Radio communications have been found from the Rangers as they advanced inland towards Maisy and intelligence evaluations made by the RAF of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All these combine to make this one of the most up-to-date references on the subject. “A gritty first hand-yard by yard account of what combat was like . . . will forever change the way you think about the battle for Omaha Beach and the importance of Pointe du Hoc.”—The Armourer

Quarterly Journal of Forestry

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Your Guide to Brittany

Author : Harold Dennis-Jones
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Normandy and Brittany

Author : Ralph Dutton
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The Motor

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Brittany

Author : Philippe Barbour
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A guide to the region in the CADOGAN GUIDES series which covers beaches, hotels, restaurants, activities, the Loire Estuary, and practical information on the history and culture of the area.

Brittany

Author : Keith Spence
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This distinctive French region of Brittany has its own language and traditions and is famed for its coastal scenery and seafood. It also boasts a wealth of prehistoric monuments and its own style of ecclesiastical architecture, including the unique parish closes of Finistere. Many of its medieval towns are well preserved and some, such as St Malo, have impressive chateaux. This illustrated guide to Brittany is based around the towns of St Malo, Guingamp, Morlaix, Quimper, Vannes and Vitre, and covers its history and legends, food and drink, art, architecture and landscape.

Smashing the Atlantic Wall

Author : Patrick Delaforce
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Immediately after Hitler halted his proposed invasion of Britain in 1940, he secretly ordered the building of an Atlantic Wall. Using material from British, American, and Canadian archives, a top military historians pieces together a unique, barely known story from the war--and memorializes the Allied soldiers caught behind it in appalling conditions.