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An Absolute Cracker of a Resource for Naval Historians; Armouredcarriers.com

There is well grounded reasons for researchers to treat with suspicion web-based sources. Lack of citation and accountability means that one can pretty much say whatever one likes on the web. But there are websites out there that provide truly outstanding material. Armouredcarriers.com is the perfect example of how web resources can provide historians and other interested parties with first rate information for their research.
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MAC and CAM; When Merchantmen Became Aircraft Carriers

Few situations were more desperate than that of the British in the early years of World War Two when they faced being starved into submission by German blockade. Desperate times, as the saying goes, call for desperate measures. And few measures show how desperate the British were to combat the threat of submarine and air attack on their convoys than the first stopgap counters to the threat; the CAM and MAC vessels of the British and Dutch merchant marine - in essence civilian aircraft carriers!
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No “Goddamn Politician Made Wars” – The Life of Charles Michael Sweeny, Mercenary of Conscience

Charles Michael Sweeny (1882-1963) is describable as the soldier-of-fortune but it would probably be fairer to call him a soldier-of-conscience. Sweeny played a role in many of the major conflicts that occurred in the first half of the twentieth century where his natural aptitude for soldiering saw him rise from the ranks of rebel and private soldier to various command positions in armies around the world.
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