Ian Carmichael - one of British cinema's most accomplished character actors and immortalised in the television role of P.G. Wodehouse's genial upper-class bumbler Bertie Wooster - heads a strong cast in this comedy Cold War thriller. Directed by the BAFTA-nominated Cy Endfield, whose credits include Zulu and Hell Drivers, Hide and Seek also stars Oscar winner Hugh Griffith, Bond villain Curd Jürgens and Golden Globe-winning British actress Janet Munro; the film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Whilst working on a top-secret missile project, research scientist David Garret runs into an old friend from behind the Iron Curtain - now a world chess champion working for mysterious businessman Hubert Marek. The hapless professor of astronomy is shortly to find himself at the centre of a kidnap plan designed to make it appear that he has in fact defected to the Soviet Union... Special Features: Image Gallery
The second edition of the strategy game based on the great series of books by Georg R. R. Martin & nbsp; The updated second edition introduces a number of improvements to add variety to the time spent on this board game. Contains elements from previous expansions, including ports, garrisons, savage and siege cards, while introducing many new innovations. Comfortable player screens will hide your actions from the eyes of prying players, and new battle cards will extend the experience of warfare. This, together with the current art and rules, has made time never more conducive to sitting on the iron throne. King Robert Baratheon is dead and seven principalities fall into chaos. The six great families of Westeros begin a bloody war for the deserted Iron Throne: - House of the Lannisters - Stannis Baratheon - Greyjoy House - House of the Starks - Tyrell House - House Martell When armies gather and rage is in the air, the destruction of principalities is inevitable. Based on the best-selling series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martina, Game of Thrones - The board game allows players to take control of one of the ancient Houses of Westeros and claim the right to the Iron Throne. Immerse yourself in a game full of clever intrigue, prudent force deployment and diplomacy. Taste a Song of Ice and Fire. What is it about? Five players - five families. Each of them wants to sit on the Iron Throne and rule the lands of Westeros. The king who controls the most regions containing cities or fortresses after 10 turns will be the king. Each turn consists of 3 phases - the events phase, orders and actions. The most important phase is certainly the orders phase - here you secretly give orders to your units from other players (by placing order tokens next to them, with their backs up) - then you also make alliances, decide whether to trust your allies or whether it will be more profitable attack them. The event phase also provides a lot of excitement - it can bring Mobilization (i.e. recruiting troops), Attack of the Savages on the lands of Westeros or the Clash of Kings - one of the more exciting elements of the game, among others. During the Clash of Kings, the position is auctioned in 3 areas of influence: - The Iron Throne (determines the order of the players during the game) - Sloth - decides about winning draws in battles. - Royal Court - represents the espionage network of a given House, and as a result - the strength of orders that can be issued. The closer to turn 10, the more alliances falls apart, the more often the knives are stuck in the back. Well ... when the stake is at this rate, expect your opponents to be pity or scruple. Prizes collected by the game: - Winner of the Best Board Game of the Year "Best Boardgame of the Year Origins 2004" - Winner of the "Gamers's Choice Award Origins 2004"
Talking about Wolfenstein is never an easy task. After all, Wolfenstein 3D was a milestone in the computer gaming industry. According to many, the first FPS ever created (which is actually, a wrong statement. Wolfenstein 3D popularized the FPS genre but it wasn't the first). Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam is a resurrection of the series. You are going to get everything you would expect from Wolfenstein. A fast-paced action, interesting plot and Nazis to kill. Yeah, what else do we need? Maybe a glass of whiskey.An interesting plotThe studio behind the game, the MachineGames, consists of members of the Starbreeze studios. People who created such games like the Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness. Thus, there is no surprise that the plot in this game is a very important aspect. You are B.J Blazkowicz, the American hero. Unfortunately, in your universe, the Third Reich had won the Second World War thanks to their Wunderwaffe (a super weapon). The game takes place in the 1960s when the Third Reich gained control over the entire World. You have to stop them, before it's too late.An action-packed model of shootingThe most important elements of the FPS gameplay are obviously shooting and all the action during gunfights with enemies. Wolfenstein: The New Order offers you a lot in this aspect. You have a huge arsenal of knives, rifles, grenades, sniper rifles, shotguns and pistols. You can modify these weapons with silencers or laser sights. However, the beauty of the gameplay is the fact that you can shoot two weapons at the same time. You can also hide behind the cover or use a power slide, thanks to which Blazkowicz is able to move quickly to other cover without the risk of being shot to death.A huge arsenal - You can choose from an enormous variety of weapons. Furthermore, you can shoot two weapons at the same time or break into secret research facilities and heavily guarded weapon stashes in order to find upgrades.An interesting plot - The Third Reich had won the Second World War. As B.J Blazkowicz you have to stop it before they dominate the World with their Wunderwaffe.Action and adventure - Underwater exploration, Nazi war-machines and a beachfront fortress. This is the only tip of the iceberg in this action-packed game.
Medieval II: Total War is a combination of a turn-based strategy video game with real-time battles. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published in November 2006 by Sega. The game lets you play one of the medieval kingdoms you need to grow and develop by defeating rival kingdoms, capturing their provinces, and making important diplomatic decisions.Medieval II: Total War Collection ContentsThe Collection is a definitive edition of the game and it includes both the base Medieval II: Total War game and the Kingdoms expansion pack that brings more units to the base game, as well as new playable factions, new agents, buildings, new territories on the campaign map, and even a 1v1 hot-seat multiplayer campaign mode.StoryMedieval 2 Total War is set in the medieval period between 1080 and 1530, but it doesn’t feature a story on its own. Instead, you are free to reshape the history as you see fit by leading one of the medieval kingdoms during the exciting times of swords and castles when the conflict between Christianity and Islam is fiercer than ever.GameplayMedieval II: Total War is played on the huge map of Europeand partially in the Middle East, Africa, and even the New World. The map is divided into provinces that can be conquered. Each province can have either a city or a castle built in it. Cities are the primary source of income, while castles are used mainly for military purposes, such as recruiting an experienced army and providing a solid defense against enemy troops.While on this map, players take turns to build new structures, recruit an army and agents and order them to move or declare attacks. Declared battles are then resolved in real-time, where you are able to command your units and order them to march forward, flank the enemy army, or hide in the forest, for example. Attacking the castle can turn into a siege battle, where siege equipment should be used to breach the walls.Religion plays a huge role in the game with Christians fighting against Muslims over the holy land of Jerusalem. The Pope can call crusades against hostile provinces, while Muslim imams can declare jihads. Failing to answer the Pope’s call may result in excommunication.Game ModesThe main Medieval II: Total War mode is the single-player campaign, where players choose their starting kingdom and try to conquer as many provinces as possible during the five hundred years period. Depending on the type of campaign, short or long, players need to capture at least 15 or 45 territories to win. Additionally, in the long campaign, it’s also required to capture one or two significant cities – Jerusalem, Granada, Rome, or Constantinople.Besides the campaign, there are also single battles that put emphasis on real-time engagements between two or more participants. These can be played in a few different ways – custom battles are set entirely by the player, multiplayer battles allow to battle another player, and historical battles are challenges based on real historical encounters, where you often have to deal with a more powerful opponent and must outsmart him in order to win.ReceptionMedieval II: Total War received positive reviews. Reviewers and players alike praised the perfect combination of turn-based and real-time elements. They also noted the upgraded graphics and considered the title the most accessible game of the entire franchise, making it a great choice for newcomers to the Total War series. Additionally, critics appreciated the well-balanced nations, the intelligent layout of the interface, and the depth of the diplomacy.
Terminator: Resistance is a first-person shooter with RPG's elements. It was developed by Polish studio Teyon Games and it is set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. As a Jacob Rivers, lead the human resistance through dangerous and devastating parts of America and fight against robotic killing machines. It is based on popular Terminator franchise, so if you have ever watched Terminator, definitely check this game out!The storyThe action takes place thirty-one years after Terminator 2: Judgement Day in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. You, as the player, take the role of Jacob Rivers – a soldier in John's Connor human resistance against Skynet's killing machines. The protagonist encounters a group of survivors, and together they have to stop the robots from taking control over America. In the grim, skull-carpeted lands of America face many challenges, complete several tasks, and fight many battles to defeat Skynet's machines and save America from the doom. The plot is non-linear, which means the decisions you make will have a significant impact on the story.GameplayPlayed from the first-person perspective, Terminator Resistance offers various quests to complete and compelling yet very challenging fights against dozens of killing machines, including well-known T-800. Be careful with the choices you make because every single one of them can shift the future of humanity. Take the role of Jacob Rivers, and together with other companions, explore the area to find different components and use them to create terrifying weapons with several options to upgrade. Gain experience to unlock new skills and abilities that allow you to fight machines with ease. Sneak behind your enemy lines and build up the advantage that can be crucial during the final War. Interact with NPCs and complete their tasks to gain additional experience and uncover several secrets. Although the best defense is a good offense, don't be afraid to hide behind structures to avoid taking too much damage since the health does not regenerate itself. The mix of main and side quests allows you to control Jacob as you want – whether you like run and gun your enemies or sneak behind them and hack the system – that's all up to you!Explore to gain the advantageAlthough Terminator: Resistance is not a typical open-world game, exploring undiscovered places is crucial because it allows you to find many treasures that later can be sold or used to create powerful weapons and tools which help when you have to stand face-to-face against frightening machines.Technical aspectsTerminator game especially delights the player with 3D graphics. The enemies were designed with attention to detail, and their armor gradually decreases during the combat. Fun is accompanied by music, which many players may associate from the famous movie series.ReceptionTerminator Resistance for PC received many positive reviews from the players, who tend to value game atmosphere, graphics, and the story, which for most of them, is way better than in any Terminator movie.
Stunning audio edition of the winner of the CJ Dennis Prize / Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2007.One-eyed Jack Falconer is a man with many secrets. It's 1938, the eve of World War II, and a pearling lugger in the Torres Strait is the place he chooses to hide. But Jack's demons follow him out to sea and rise to the surface just as surely as the pearl shell his divers collect from the dangers of the deep. Embittered, intelligent and self-destructive, Jack's only way to prove himself is to compete with, defeat and destroy the very weaknesses he fears.Set in the expansive and beautiful Coral Sea, Jack's provocative tale of a dangerous captain and his young crew at odds with the elements - and each other - holds the reader breathless until the very last page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000479/bk_boli_000479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After allowing herself to be taken captive in order to save her friends, Morgana awakens to find herself naked, bound, and at the mercy of a handsome doctor named Kade. She cannot hide her helpless arousal as her captor takes his time thoroughly examining her bare body, but when she disobeys him she quickly discovers that defiance will earn her a sound spanking. His stern chastisement and bold dominance awaken desires within her that she never knew existed, but Morgana is shocked when she learns the truth about Kade. As a powerful shifter and the alpha of his pack, he has been ordered by the evil lord who took Morgana prisoner to claim her and sire children with her in order to combine the strength of their two bloodlines. Kade's true loyalties lie with the rebels seeking to overthrow the tyrant, however, and he has his own reasons for desiring Morgana as his mate. Though submitting to a dominant alpha does not come easily to a woman who was once her kingdom's most powerful sorceress, Kade's masterful lovemaking is unlike anything she has experienced before, and soon enough she is aching for his touch. But with civil war on the verge of engulfing the capital, will Morgana be torn from the arms of the man she loves or will she stand and fight at his side no matter the cost? Publisher's Note: A Gift for the Doctor is the sequel to A Gift for the King. It is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, medical play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067423/bk_acx0_067423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
21st century man uses a wide range of synthetic materials, most of which were invented and developed just before and after World War II in the laboratories of chemists and materials scientists. Enormous progress was made in the fields of plastics, fibers, metal alloys, ceramics and glasses. SeveraI decades later people realized that those miracle materials posed new problems in terms of disposal, incineration and recycling. Those issues preoccupy the media and politics, but often hide the simple fact that we still very much depend on natural plant products that have been discovered and put to use for the benefit of mankind hundreds if not thousands of years ago. Materials, fibers, elastomers, hydrocolloids, alcohols, oils, waxes, resins and energy carriers supplied by plants all too often are taken for granted, as they seemingly have always been around. Few of us are aware of the fact that without them, our lives would not only be a lot less comfortable but downright unthinkable. For a billion years now, plants have been the direct or at least indirect precondition of most other forms of life. Plants alone are capable of synthesizing simple sugars such as glucose from carbon dioxide and water using solar radiation as the source of energy. This photosynthesis is the starting point of ten thousands of complex chemical reactions often also involving nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur and about twenty trace elements, mostly metals. The result is an extremely diversified set of molecules that are needed for the intricate chemistry of life. The author aims to point out how intimately man is linked to the plant biosphere, even though the vast fields of food and pharmaceuticals were consciously not considered. He has endeavored to explain the properties of plant materials and their processing as thoroughly as possible but in terms that are understandable to the interested layman. This information is of vital importance: the quality of our lives, our long-term survival critically depends on protecting the sources of plant materials that must be used in an intelligent, sustainable way. This book addresses all those interested in our natural environment and the plant products nature supplies.
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Communications - Media and Politics, Politic Communications, grade: 1,3, University of Siegen, course: Censorship - Concept & Case Studies, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: On June 25th, 1943, American press editors received a confidential note, the contents an purpose of which was hard to understand even for those who were familiar with the technical terms. It said: '[...] you are asked not to publish or broadcast any information whatever regarding war experiments involving: Production or utilization of atom smashing, atomic energy, atomic fission, atomic splitting, or any of their equivalents. The use for military purposes of radium or radioactive materials, heavy water, high voltage discharge equipment, cyclotrons. The following elements or any of their compounds: polonium, uranium, ytterbium, hafnium, protactinium, radium, rhenium, thorium, deuterium.' What sounded 'like Greek' to the selected adressees of the request, in retrospective can be identified even by an amateur as the attempt to hide evidence that the US government was doing research on a nuclear device. It was about to play a decisive role in the ending of the Pacific War. Since the United States' entry in World War II, domestic censorship had to draw a line very carefully: On the one hand, the First Amendment to the Constitution grands the freedom of speech and the press; on the other hand, sensitive information, if revealed to the public, could fall into the hands of enemy agents. To handle this task, the government set in effect a voluntary censorship, building up on every journalist's patriotic instinct not to publish anything that might be a threat to the war effort. How was censorship organized? What kind of information was censored? Is there an actual difference between voluntary and mandatory censorship? These are questions the following research paper will elaborate on. A brief overview of the practices of censorship in times of war will accompany the analysis. Finally, the text makes an attempt to answer the question how the United States 'survived' the censorship period and how it affected further censorship strategies. An important source for this paper is the book 'Secrets of Victory. The Office of Censorship and the American Press and Radio in World War II' by Michael S. Sweeney, that has been published in 2001. Censorship of the press during war is common to many countries and has been used for strategic ends in many periods of time. A characteristic for modern wars in particular is a 'difference of interest', with journalists torn between their task to report 'as truthfully as possible' and a responsibility not to help the enemy.
When South Vietnam was abandoned by its American allies and consequently defeated by the North Vietnamese in 1975, all its military records were lost to the enemy. This has led to a paucity of factually based analyses of the war by South Vietnamese authors. In a project lasting some ten years, and financed by his own hard-earned resources, Colonel Viet has researched, documented, and analyzed the Vietnam War from the perspective of South Vietnamese armor forces, elements in which he himself played an important role as leader, teacher, and innovator. His travels to interview hundreds of people with first-hand knowledge of these matters took him back and forth across the United States (and to Canada, France and Australia) and enabled him to piece together the story as recalled by virtually every senior South Vietnamese who was involved, along with many of lesser rank but important experience, and many Americans as well.The result is a unique and invaluable work, one recounting from the early days of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam its organization and development, its combat operations, and its interaction with American advisors and then later with deployed American units. Viet tells this story as an historian would, not glossing over the shortcomings and failures of his fellow Vietnamese soldiers (or of the Americans), but also providing definitive accounts of their successes, their innovations, their courage and determination, and the hardships experienced and survived in the course of a long, difficult, and ultimately unsuccessful struggle. In Colonel Viet's words: 'In order to give the truth back to history, we did not hide anything, whether it be victory or defeat.' Finally, in a very touching portion of the work, Colonel Viet memorializes his fallen comrades of the armored force and commemorates the service of all the American advisors to the armored force he was able to identify.