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The Road to Safwan: the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry in the 1991 Persian Gulf War

Description: The Road to Safwan is a complete history of the 1st Infantry Divisions cavalry unit fighting in Operation Desert Storm. Stephen A. Bourque and John W. Burdan III served in the 1st Infantry--Bourque in Division Headquarters, Burdan as the Operations Officer of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry. Based on extensive interviews and primary sources, Bourque and Burdan provide the most in-depth coverage to date of a battalion-level unit in the 1991 war, showing how the unit deployed, went into combat, and adapted to changing circumstances. The authors describe how the officers and men moved from the routine of cold war training to leading the Big Red One in battle through the Iraqi defenses and against the Iraqi Republican Guard. The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry participated in the 1st Brigade attack on G-Day, the large tank battle for Objective Norfolk, the cutting of Basra Road, and the capture of Safwan Airfield, the site where General H. Norman Schwartzkopf conducted cease-fire negotiations with the Iraqis. The squadrons activities are placed squarely within the context of both division and corps activities, which illustrates the fog of war, the chain of command, and the uncertainty of information affecting command decisions. The Road to Safwan challenges the myth that technology won the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Contrary to popular view, it was a soldiers war not much different from previous conflicts in its general nature. What was different was the quality and intensity of the units training, which resulted, repeatedly, in successful engagements and objectives secured. It is the story of the people, not the machines, which ultimately led this squadron to the small town of Safwan. “The Road to Safwan is a magnificent story about one of the oldest and most decorated Cavalry Squadrons in the US Army. It is a most accurate description ...
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Date: November 15, 2007
Creator: Bourque, Stephen A. & Burdan, John
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Service of the piece, 8-inch gun M1 and 240-MM howitzer M1.

Description: "This manual prescribes the duties to be performed in the service of the piece [8-inch gun M1 and 240-mm howitzer M1] by the personnel normally assigned to one howitzer of gun section of the firing battery and by other firing battery personnel." Covers both the 8-inch gun M1 and the 240-mm howitzer M1. Prescribes duties to be performed in the service of both pieces of artillery.
Date: February 1946
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1,3-Propanediol Made From Fermentation-Derived Malonic Acid: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Agriculture Project Fact Sheet

Description: 1,3-Propanediol is one of two ingredients used in producing polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), a polymer which can be used in polyester and nylon applications. Researchers are developing a process to ferment biomass feedstock to malonic acid using filamentous fungi and then catalytically convert malonic acid to 1,3-propanediol.
Date: September 12, 2001
Creator: Carde, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life and Death in the Central Highlands: an American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970

Description: In 1968 James T. Gillam was a poorly focused college student at Ohio University who was dismissed and then drafted into the Army. Unlike most African Americans who entered the Army then, he became a Sergeant and an instructor at the Fort McClellan Alabama School of Infantry. In September 1968 he joined the First Battalion, 22nd Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Within a month he transformed from an uncertain sergeant—who tried to avoid combat—to an aggressive soldier, killing his first enemy and planning and executing successful ambushes in the jungle. Gillam was a regular point man and occasional tunnel rat who fought below ground, an arena that few people knew about until after the war ended. By January 1970 he had earned a Combat Infantry Badge and been promoted to Staff Sergeant. Then Washington’s politics and military strategy took his battalion to the border of Cambodia. Search-and-destroy missions became longer and deadlier. From January to May his unit hunted and killed the enemy in a series of intense firefights, some of them in close combat. In those months Gillam was shot twice and struck by shrapnel twice. He became a savage, strangling a soldier in hand-to-hand combat inside a lightless tunnel. As his mid-summer date to return home approached, Gillam became fiercely determined to come home alive. The ultimate test of that determination came during the Cambodian invasion. On his last night in Cambodia, the enemy got inside the wire of the firebase, and the killing became close range and brutal. Gillam left the Army in June 1970, and within two weeks of his last encounter with death, he was once again a college student and destined to become a university professor. The nightmares and guilt about killing are gone, and so is the callous on his ...
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Date: September 15, 2010
Creator: Gillam, James T.
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20-MM aircraft gun matériel M1 and M2.

Description: "In addition to a description of the 20-mm aircraft gun matériel M1 and M2, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the matériel."
Date: April 2, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cavalry reconnaissance troop, mechanized.

Description: "The scope of the manual includes discussion and illustration of organization, equipment, training, and methods of employment of the mechanized cavalry reconnaissance troop and its components, designed to simplify and speed training and to facilitate understanding of basic doctrine."
Date: February 24, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry

Description: The military career of General James Monroe Williams spanned both the Civil War and the Indian Wars in the West, yet no biography has been published to date on his important accomplishments, until now. From his birth on the northern frontier, westward movement in the Great Migration, rush into the violence of antebellum Kansas Territory, Civil War commands in the Trans-Mississippi, and as a cavalry officer in the Indian Wars, Williams was involved in key moments of American history. Like many who make a difference, Williams was a leader of strong convictions, sometimes impatient with heavy-handed and sluggish authority. Building upon his political opinions and experience as a Jayhawker, Williams raised and commanded the ground-breaking 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862. His new regiment of black soldiers was the first such organization to engage Confederate troops, and the first to win. He enjoyed victories in Missouri, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), and Arkansas, but also fought in the abortive Red River Campaign and endured defeat and the massacre of his captured black troops at Poison Spring. In 1865, as a brigadier general, Williams led his troops in consolidating control of northern Arkansas. Williams played a key role in taking Indian Territory from Confederate forces, which denied routes of advance into Kansas and east into Arkansas. His 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment helped turn the tide of Southern successes in the Trans-Mississippi, establishing credibility of black soldiers in the heat of battle. Following the Civil War, Williams secured a commission in the Regular Army’s 8th Cavalry Regiment, serving in Arizona and New Mexico. His victories over Indians in Arizona won accolades for having “settled the Indian question in that part of Arizona.” He finally left the military in 1873, debilitated from five wounds received at the hands of Confederates and ...
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Date: May 15, 2013
Creator: Lull, Robert W.
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The Royal Air Force in Texas: Training British Pilots in Terrell During World War II

Description: With the outbreak of World War II, British Royal Air Force (RAF) officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the United States six civilian flight schools dedicated themselves to instructing RAF pilots; the first, No. 1 British Flying Training School (BFTS), was located in Terrell, Texas, east of Dallas. Tom Killebrew explores the history of the Terrell Aviation School and its program with RAF pilots. Most of the early British students had never been in an airplane or even driven an automobile before arriving in Texas to learn to fly. The cadets trained in the air on aerobatics, instrument flight, and night flying, while on the ground they studied navigation, meteorology, engines, and armaments–even spending time in early flight simulators. By the end of the war, more than two thousand RAF cadets had trained at Terrell, cementing relations between Great Britain and the United States and forming lasting bonds with the citizens of Terrell.
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Date: October 15, 2003
Creator: Killebrew, Tom
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Storia Della Musica: Volume 1

Description: Copy of the first of three volumes of "Storia della musica" (Music History) containing eleven chapters and three dissertations. The text describes various topics related to music history including music classification, early music in biblical descriptions, music theories, singing and harmonies, church music, and musical notations.
Date: 1757
Creator: Martini, Giovanni Battista, 1706-1784
Partner: UNT Music Library

Recommendations to date - August 1, 1963

Description: The ACIR Library is composed of publications that study the interactions between different levels of government. This document contains recommendations in 1963 from ACIR.
Date: August 1963
Creator: United States. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Story Log: January 1 to June 30, 2006]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from January through June in 2006.
Date: 2006-01/2006-06
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Description: This document has been approved for publication by the Management Council of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) and represents the consensus technical agreement of the participating CCSDS Member Agencies. The procedure for review and authorization of CCSDS documents is detailed in the Procedures Manual for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, and the record of Agency participation in the authorization of this document can be obtained from the CCSDS Secretariat at the address below.
Date: August 2009
Creator: CCSDS Secretariat, Space Communications and Navigation Office, 7L70, Space Operations Mission Directorate
Partner: UNT Libraries

Final Deliberations – Army Book 1 August 24-27 2005 Part 1 of 4

Description: Final Deliberations – Army Book 1 August 24-27, 2005 containing the Agenda, Intro Slides, Army overview slides, and review and analysis presentation
Date: August 28, 2005
Creator: United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Navy Book 1 Final deliberations, Part 1of 7

Description: Final Deliberations - 103-06A FDH – Navy Book 1 Final Deliberations – August 24-27, 2005 – Arlington VA – BRAC Commission – FY 2005. Part 1 of 7 – DCN: 8734, 8735, 8736, 8831, 8832, 8841, 8842.
Date: September 2, 2005
Creator: United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BRAC 2005 Final Deliberations - Air Force - Book 1 - Part 1

Description: BRAC 2005 Final Deliberations - Air Force - Book 1 - Part 1, Final Deliberations – August 24-27, 2005 – Arlington VA – BRAC Commission – FY 2005. Part 1 of 3 – DCN: 8833, 8834, 8835
Date: September 6, 2005
Creator: United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Story Log: July 1 to December 31, 1990]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from July through December in 1990.
Date: 1990-07/1990-12
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Story Log: January 1 to June 30, 1993]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from January through June in 1993.
Date: 1993-01/1993-06
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Story Log: July 1 to December 31, 1991]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from July through December in 1991.
Date: 1991-07/1991-12
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections