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  Modern History Sourcebook: George Makepeace Towle: Bismarck in the Reichstag and at Home, 1880
Bismarck's next aim was to win the South German states, and in pursuit of this he was more than willing to push on a war with France.
It is interesting to observe Bismarck as, in the legislative palace at Berlin, he sits on the central bench of the Reichstag, which is set apart for the imperial ministers.
Bismarck at once turned aside and sat down on a rustic bench by the road, until the girl had passed; when rising, he bowed his most stately bow to her, said gravely, "Good-morning, miss," and proceeded down the secluded path.
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 Bismarck - LoveToKnow 1911
BISMARCK, the capital of North Dakota, U.S.A., the countyseat of Burleigh county, on the E. bank of the Missouri river, in the S. central part of the state.
Bismarck is the headquarters for navigation of the upper Missouri river, is situated in a good agricultural region, and has a large wholesale trade, shipping grain, hides, furs, wool and coal.
It was founded in 1873, and was chartered as a city in 1876; from 1883 to 1889 it was the capital of Dakota Territory, on the division of which it became the capital of North Dakota.
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 Bismarck Archipelago - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The archipelago was included in Papua New Guinea when it established as a self-governing country in 1973.
Pleistocene colonisation of the Bismarck Archipelago: new evidence from West New Britain.
Prehistory and its perception in a Melanesian Archipelago: the New Caledonia example.(Research)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-bismarcka1rc.html   (378 words)

  
 Bismarck Archipelago - LoveToKnow 1911
BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO, the collective name of a large number of islands lying N. and N.E. of New Guinea, between I° and 7° S., and 146° and 153° E., belonging to Germany.
The largest island is New Pomerania, and the archipelago also includes New Mecklenburg, New Hanover, with small attendant islands, the Admiralty Islands and a chain of islands off the coast of New Guinea, the whole system lying in the form of a great amphitheatre of oval shape.
The archipelago was named in honour of the first chancellor of the German empire, after a German protectorate had been declared in 1884.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bismarck_Archipelago   (145 words)

  
 Historical Figures - Otto Von Bismarck
After Bismarck provoked France, which at this time was ruled by Napoleon the Third, the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870 and the southern German states, viewing France as the aggressor, joined the North German Confederation.
Bismarck's belief was that Germany's central location in Europe would cause it to be devastated in case of any war.
Both the Kriegsmarine battleship Bismarck as well as two ships of the Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine), and Bismarck, North Dakota, were named in his honor, as was the Bismarck Archipelago outside the former German colony of New Guinea, and several streets and schools in Germany.
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 Archipelago - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands.
Archipelagoes usually occur in the open sea; less commonly a large land mass may neighbour them.
Archipelagos are often volcanic, forming along ocean ridges or hotspots, but there are many other processes involved in their construction, including erosion and deposition.
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 5th AAF May, 1943
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-25's pound the airfield at Gasmata; B-24's bomb the airfield at Rabaul; and single heavy bombers hit Gasmata, Cape Gloucester, and barges SW of Ubili.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, the airfield and surrounding areas on Gasmata Island are hit by A-20's during the night of 20/21 May and by B-17's during the day.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-24's and B-17's hit the harbor and airfield at Kavieng, the airfield at Gasmata, and the village of Ubili.
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 Otto von Bismarck - German Chancellor and Prussian Prime Minister
The extent to which Bismarck was responsible for the unification of Germany in 1871 is a highly controversial topic amongst historians.
Bismarck spent his last years gathering his memoirs (Gedanken und Erinnerungen; "Thoughts and Memories"), and died at 83 years of age in 1898, in Friedrichsruh.
Both the WWII-era Kriegsmarine battleship Bismarck as well as two ships of the Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine), and Bismarck, North Dakota, were named in his honor, as was the Bismarck Archipelago and Bismarck Sea outside the former German colony of New Guinea, and several streets and schools in Germany.
www.germannotes.com /hist_bismarck.shtml   (727 words)

  
 It was decided that she was now vulnerable to attack and orders were given for her to return to the port of Brest.
Bismarck spent much time there even before his dismissal.Nay5Svhyzy2IHjNPwl20EJmWUN.I busied myself later on; this being especially true of hydraulic work and the development of the network of railways, particularly in the badly neglected territory of eastern Germany.He stimulated the idea that the German people and German culture must be safeguarded against pernicious influences from abroad.
It was Bismarck as Imperial Chancellor who decided upon policy outlines and who proposed the appointment and dismissal of state secretaries who were in turn responsible for the administration of the ministries of the Reich..
Bismarck, with his system of alignments and alliances, became the virtual arbiter of Europe and was acknowledged as its leading statesman.
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 Bismarck Archipelago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean, named in honour of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck and belonging to Papua New Guinea.
The archipelago includes mostly volcanic islands, the most important of which are:
The first inhabitants of the Archipelago arrived at around 33,000 years ago after sailing from what is now Papua New Guinea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bismarck_Archipelago   (341 words)

  
 Tuamotu Archipelago: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
...Costa Rica, west to the Tuamotu Archipelago and Marquesas Islands...Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and the Solomon...includes the Marquesas, Tuamotu, Society, Samoa...variable in summer from the Tuamotus westward to Australia...
...the Central Polynesian archipelagoes Tahiti and the Tuamotus, the Marquesas Islands...among the atolls of the Tuamotu archipelago and to Tahiti, Bellingshausen...spent surveying in the Tuamotu Archipelago, at Matavai Bay, Tahiti...
Southeast of the islands now known as the Tuamotu Archipelago, Robertss chart includes a legend that reads...Marutea, an island near the southernmost edge of Tuamotu Archipelago, is almost certainly Jennys "Purutea." In his...
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bismarck,
After studying sculpture at Munich and Berlin, she traveled widely and executed busts of King George V of Hanover, Garibaldi, and Bismarck.
Melanesia includes the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Islands, and Fiji.
Operator of Bismarck, N.D., bus stop aims to serve small towns.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Bismarck,&StartAt=21   (583 words)

  
 5th AAF, March, 1943
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17s bomb the runway on Gasmata Island.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17s, on single-plane flights bomb Gasmata Island and Cape Gloucester on New Britain Island.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17s bomb Rapopo airstrip and attack Ubili, a sub off Cape Turner, the town of Marienberg, and the Cape Gloucester area.
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 Bismarck Archipelago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Bismarck Archipelago Campaign would formally end for the United States Army on 27 November 1944, although Australian soldiers would continue combat operations on New Britain long after the Americans had moved on toward the Philippines.
In marked contrast to the frustrations of earlier campaigns, such as Papua and Guadalcanal, in the Bismarck Archipelago the Allies had achieved all of their objectives on time or even ahead of schedule, with a minimum of casualties.
The most comprehensive work on the Bismarck Archipelago Campaign is John Miller, jr., CARTWHEEL: The Reduction of Rabaul (1959), which is part of the U.S. Army in World War II series.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/bismarck/bismarck.htm   (6969 words)

  
 Narrative 3
March 1943 was highlighted by the 43rd Bombardment Group's participation in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, one of the decisive victories for the Allies in the Pacific War.
For its outstanding performance of duty in action during the three-day period from 2 to 4 March, the Group was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.
After the Bismarck Sea engagement, "Ken's Men" turned their attention toward the reduction of enemy airdromes in New Guinea and New Britain and destruction of shipping in the neighboring waters.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Pomerania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
New Pomerania, the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago, is separated from New Guinea by Dampier Strait, and extends from 148º to 152º E. long.
The standard of morality among the natives of New Pomerania is high compared with that observed in New Mecklenburg (the other large island of the Bismarck Archipelago), where the laxity of morals, especially race suicide and the scant respect shown for marriage, seems destined rapidly to annihilate the population.
In Nov., 1884, Germany proclaimed its protectorate over the New Britain Archipelago; New Britain and New Ireland were given the names of Neupommern and Neumecklenburg, and the whole group was renamed the Bismarck Archipelago.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11017a.htm   (683 words)

  
 5th AAF, April, 1943
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17's bomb the town area and airfield at Kavieng.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-24's and B-17's pound the airfields at Rabaul and Gasmata, shipping in the Saint George Channel, and targets of opportunity in the Ubili and Talasea areas.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17's bomb the airfields at Rabaul and Gasmata.
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 Wuvulu Geographical Names in the Western Islands
This page includes a comprehensive, annotated index of current and historical names of all the islands in the Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago as well as other indexes and relevant information necessary to conduct and perform bibliographic, historical and general research regarding the Western Islands.
The Bismarck Archipelago includes New Britain to the South (the largest island), New Ireland, New Hanover, the St. Matthias Group (Emirau and Mussau Islands), the Admiralty Islands and the Western Islands.
Bismarck Archipelago, west of the Admiralty Islands is part of the Manus Province, Papua New Guinea [
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 Bismarck (city) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bismarck (city) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bismarck (city), city, capital of North Dakota, United States.
Bismarck is a port on the Missouri River and a trade centre for grain and livestock,...
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 Contents of latest volumes
Bousfield, E. Amphipoda of the Bismarck Archipelago and adjacent Indo-Pacific islands (Crustacea).
A new Apiacera from the Bismarck Islands (Araneae, Ochyroceratidae).
The aquatic triclads (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) of the Bismarck Archipelago.
www.zmuc.dk /commonweb/stenstr2.htm   (4071 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bismarck Archipelago
Bismarck Archipelago BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO [Bismarck Archipelago] volcanic island group, 19,200 sq mi (49,730 sq km), SW Pacific, a part of Papua New Guinea.
Vitu Islands VITU ISLANDS [Vitu Islands], volcanic group, 37 sq mi (96 sq km), in the Bismarck Archipelago, part of Papua New Guinea.
New Hanover NEW HANOVER [New Hanover] or Lavongai, volcanic island, c.460 sq mi (1,190 sq km), in the Bismarck Archipelago, part of Papua New Guinea.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Bismarck+Archipelago   (691 words)

  
 Victory in the Bismarck Sea
The March 4, 1943, entry in the diary of Lowell Thomas, the famous radio newscaster, was typically succinct: "From the coast of New Britain to the coast of New Guinea, the waters are strewn with the wreckage of Japanese ships and airplanes.
What was to be called the Battle of the Bismarck Sea began with the sighting of the expected Japanese convoy off the north coast of New Britain on March 1.
Since the Bismarck Sea action had proved the concept was sound, all light- and medium-bomber pilots were trained in low-altitude bombing techniques.
www.afa.org /magazine/Aug1996/0896victory.asp   (2818 words)

  
 5th AAF, January, 1943
In the Bismarck Archipelago, a lone B-24 strafes the airfield on Gasmata Island.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17s, B-24s, B-26s and P-38s attack a convoy heading southwest off the coast of New Britain heading for Lae, New Guinea; a single B-24s bombs the airfield on Gasmata Island.
In the Bismarck Archipelago, B-17s pound airfields, shipping and the town area at Rabaul, New Britain Island while a single B-24 bombs the runway at Cape Gloucester.
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 Bismarck Archipelago - dKosopedia
According to James Belich, the Bismarcks were probably the original Polynesian Hawaiki or place of origin.
The first inhabitants of the archipelago were the Lapita, thought to be Melanasian proto-Polynesians.
From the Bismarks the ancestors of the Polynesians spread to the Society Islands, then to Tonga and Samoa, and then on to islands in the northern, southern and western Pacific.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Bismarck_Archipelago   (241 words)

  
 MacArthur and the Admiralties
The thousand soldiers came from the 1st Cavalry Division; the island was Los Negros in the Admiralties group of the Bismarck Archipelago; the general was Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief of all Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific Area.
Actually operations in the Bismarck Archipelago, in addition to those at Arawe and Cape Gloucester, had been contemplated for nearly two years as part of the campaign against Rabaul.
Besides discussing operations in the Bismarck Archipelago, the conference covered a wide range of other subjects-the value of the Marianas, B-29's, the possibility of bypassing Truk, and the comparative merits of the Central and Southwest Pacific routes to the Philippines.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/70-7_11.htm   (5821 words)

  
 BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO - Online Information article about BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO
BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO - Online Information article about BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO
ARCHIPELAGO, the collective name of a large number of islands lying N. and N.E. of New See also:
Pomerania, and the archipelago also includes New See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BER_BLA/BISMARCK_ARCHIPELAGO.html   (219 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- New Britain-New Ireland lowland rain forests (AA0111)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The narrow Vitiaz Strait separates the Huon Peninsula of northeastern New Guinea from the island chain known as the Bismarck Archipelago, which is dominated by two islands: New Britain and New Ireland (both exceed 400 km in length).
Despite the proximity of the Bismarck Archipelago to New Guinea and the existence of small islands that appear to be the remnants of a land bridge, the island arc was never connected to the mainland.
The vegetation of the Bismarcks therefore is unusual in that there appears to be no noticeable difference between the two main substrates in species composition (Mueller-Dombois and Fosberg 1998).
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/aa/aa0111_full.html   (1576 words)

  
 UH Press Journals: Asian Perspectives, vol. 36, no. 2 (1997)
Dates for the appearance of Lapita pottery suggest a rapid expansion from the Bismarck Archipelago in the north to Western Polynesia in the south.
We review the dates from the Bismarck area and note that two interpretations are possible, depending on which dates are accepted.
A maximum time range of from cal 3300 to 2100 BP is suggested for the Bismarck Archipelago, with most dates falling between 3100 and 2300 BP.
www.uhpress.hawaii.edu /journals/ap/AP362.html   (644 words)

  
 Bismarck Archipelago — FactMonster.com
Duke of York Islands - Duke of York Islands, group of 13 coral islands, 23 sq mi (60 sq km), SW Pacific, in the Bismarck...
Vitu Islands - Vitu Islands, volcanic group, 37 sq mi (96 sq km), in the Bismarck Archipelago, part of Papua New...
New Hanover - New Hanover or Lavongai, volcanic island, c.460 sq mi (1,190 sq km), in the Bismarck Archipelago,...
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