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D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on 6 June 1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men, and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich. This is a graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the campaign which effectively destroyed the German forces in France, opening the way for the Allied advance. Including a wealth of superb photographs and maps, the book also contains 10 facsimile items of rare memorabilia, including diaries, letters and memos. This title includes top-secret hand-drawn map showing the minute-by-minute position on the way in to the drop zone just west of Ste-Mere-Eglise for elements of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. This is an extract from the pocket diary of Sergeant G.E. Hughes, then a corporal, landed with the 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment at Arromanches.
Approved Document H provides guidance on observing the Building Regulations concerned with drainage and waste disposal. This is an essential reference for anyone undertaking building work. This revised Approved Document will take effect on 1 October 2015 for use in England. The 2002 edition will continue to apply to work started before 1 October 2015 or work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date. This title supersedes The Building Regulations 2002: Approved Document H: Drainage and waste disposal 2002 edition (ISBN 9780117036413)
This is a new fully updated guide to traffic signs (last edition published 1995). This handy reference title illustrates and explains the vast majority of traffic signs that a road user is likely to encounter.A thorough knowledge of all traffic signs is essential for all road users, not just new drivers or riders, making this the ideal companion to ensure your knowledge is up-to-date. Although The Official Highway Code contains most of the commonly used road signs which are prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations, it does not give a comprehensive explanation of our signing system. This is therefore a perfect complimentary title to The Official Highway Code.The last edition was in published 1995. It is a handy reference guide. It illustrates and explains the vast majority of traffic signs. It is suitable for all road users not just learner/new riders and drivers, and supersedes ISBN 9780115516122.
This 3rd edition of Life in the United Kingdom is the official handbook for the new Life in the UK tests to be taken on or after 25 March 2013. It contains all the official learning material for the test and is written in clear, simple language - making it easy to understand. It covers a range of topics you need to know to pass your test and apply for UK citizenship or permanent residency, including: the process of becoming a citizen or permanent resident; the values and principles of the UK; traditions and culture from around the UK; the events and people that have shaped the UK's history; the government and the law; getting involved in your community. A glossary and index are included.
The Mental capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves, or for people who want to make provision for a time when they will be unable to make their own decisions. This code of practice, which has statutory force, provides information and guidance about how the Act should work in practice. It explains the principles behind the Act, defines when someone is incapable of making their own decisions and explains what is meant by acting in someone's best interests. It describes the role of the new Court of Protection and the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and sets out the role of the Public Guardian. It also covers medical treatment and the way disputes can be resolved.
This new Approved Document gives guidance on how to comply with Part Q1 of the Building Regulations, which states that a building must be designed and constructed in such a way that it adequately resists unauthorised access from outside the building and unauthorised access from within the building to flats within the building. This is an essential reference for anyone undertaking building work. This new Approved Document will take effect on 1 October 2015 for use in England. It does not apply to work started before 1 October 2015, or work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date provided that the work is started on site before 1 October 2016.
Part of the periodic table inspired stationery range, this jotter pad has 128pp with a flip top cover and magnetic closure, perfect for shopping lists or even the theory of everything.
HSE has published a new, simplified version of the Health and Safety Law Poster. It tells workers what they and their employers need to do in simple terms, using numbered lists of basic points. As an employer, you are required by law to either display the HSE-approved poster or to provide each of your workers with the quivalent 'leaflet'. The leaflet version of the poster has now been replaced by a pocket card, which is more durable and better suited to the workplace. (ISBN 9780717663507 in packs of 25.) The law has been changed - for the new poster you don't have to add contact details of your enforcing authority and HSE's Employment Medical Advisory Service. You can add details of any employee safety representatives or other health and safety contacts, but this is not compulsory.
In SS Great Britain, Helen Doe provides a narrative account of this famous and historically important ship. Experimental and controversial, Great Britain led the way for iron shipbuilding and screw propulsion. The book charts the ship's brilliant design and construction, and the tribulations of her owners as they battled financial crises to turn Isambard Kingdom Brunel's vision into reality. Brunel was passionate about this ship and was devastated when a navigational error stranded her in Dundrum Bay, Ireland. She was rescued in a great feat of salvage and went on to a long life at sea, carrying passengers to New York, troops to the Crimea and India, and thousands of emigrants to Australia. Helen Doe highlights the contribution of the many individuals connected to the ship, ranging from crew members to passengers, at least one grand Victorian scandal, and the mysterious disappearance of her long-serving captain. In this way, the ship's life and times are recreated and the history of a technical marvel is given a human face. The ship was salvaged a second time, when she was rescued from the Falkland Islands and towed home across the Atlantic. She now sits in splendour in her original dock in Bristol and is one of the most visited attractions in Britain. This a compelling account of an iconic ship and of an important moment in industrial history.
As relevant today as when they were first published in 1943, Wise Eating in Wartime and How to Keep Well in Wartime offer cheerful and practical advice on healthy diet, exercise and wellbeing. From providing a 'menu for the ideal meal' to addressing dilemmas such as 'do we eat too much sugar?', from offering useful remedies for fatigue to divulging frank advice on 'sex problems', they offer an amusing and interesting insight into keeping well in wartime.
The Service Operation Key Element Guide provides a handy reference to the content contained within the core ITIL Service Operation guidance and summarises its key elements. 'ITIL Service Operation' describes how a highly desirable steady state of managing services can be achieved on a day-to-day basis.
This booklet provides guidance for those who have any involvement with the operation and management of health and safety in swimming pools: primarily pool owners (including local authority clients), pool operators (including management contractors), architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers and constructors. Aspects of this guidance will also apply to pool hirers. Its aim is to provide guidance on the risks associated with swimming pool operation and the precautions which may be taken to help achieve a safer environment for people who use swimming pools and employees who work at them. The revision brings the guidance up to date with changes in health and safety law and new developments in relation to equipment, facilities and supervision arrangements.
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