By George Marbach, Bernard Tourte, Melanie Alspaugh
Translated and tailored from the French through Melanie Alspaugh 2002, Speleo initiatives, structure 17 x 25cm, hardbound English, with illustrations, 320 Pages ISBN 3-908495-10-5 Nonfiction caving, rescue and vertical options manual.
The long-awaited English version of the vintage French handbook, a definitive resource for vertical and horizontal caving thoughts between cavers around the globe, is now translated and up-to-date from the 3rd French version (2000). whereas it emphasizes vertical caving and rigging practices, it additionally offers new and thorough discussions on many different facets of cave exploration together with: apparatus necessities and use, education, vitamin, and psychological wellbeing and fitness, traveling successfully throughout the cave, off and on rope, systematic prospection tools, emergency self and small-party rescue.
Whether you cave on or off rope, within the excessive mountains or within the equatorial jungle, as a speleo-tourist or a hardcore explorer, this publication presents crucial details on how one can optimize your potency and confirm your final protection within the difficult atmosphere of vertical caves.
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Indd 22 22/11/2012 14:56:45 Orkney & Scapa Flow Left: The German battleship Markgraf. Below: The wreck of the battleship Markgraf. indd 23 22/11/2012 14:56:58 greAt brItIsh shIpwreCks armoured cruiser Defence. She herself was attacked with torpedoes on several occasions by British destroyers and received five large calibre British 15-inch shell hits, losing 23 of her crew. Markgraf subsequently took part in Operation Albion, the conquest of the Russian-held Baltic Islands of the Gulf of Riga in 1917.
Karlsruhe and the rest of the escort failed to come to their aid, however, and the commander of the operation was subsequently relieved of command. In early September 1917, following the German conquest of the Russian port of Riga, the German navy decided to eliminate the Russian naval forces that still held the Gulf of Riga and set up Operation Albion to seize the Baltic island of Ösel and the Russian gun batteries on the Sworbe peninsula. The battlecruiser Moltke, along with the III and IV Battle Squadrons of the High Seas Fleet and an invasion force of some 24,600 troops was gathered.
Underneath its barrel, the stern anchor capstan is set and the rounded stern of the vessel looms into sight. Mooring bollards and cleats are dotted around the edge of the main deck here. Above: Looking down onto the top of the now horizontal fire control tower © Bob Anderson SMS Dresden (Light cruiser, Cöln class) Built in Kiel by Howaldtswerke, SMS Dresden was launched on 25 April 1917, and completed and commissioned into the Kaiserliche Marine on 28 March 1918, when she went into service with the German High Seas Fleet.