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A military is a heavily-armed, highly-organized force primarily intended for warfare, also known collectively as armed forces. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform. It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard.

The main task of the military is usually defined as defense of the state and its interests against external armed threats. Beyond warfare, the military may be employed in additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within the state, including internal security threats, population control, the promotion of a political agenda, emergency services and reconstruction, protecting corporate economic interests, social ceremonies and national honor guards.

Available Books

Book Title Date
Military - A Book of Belgium's Gratitude A Book of Belgium's Gratitude 1916
Military - A True and Authentic Account of the Indian War in Florida A True and Authentic Account of the Indian War in Florida 1836
Military - A Year on the Punjab Frontier Vol. 1 A Year on the Punjab Frontier Vol. 1 1851
Military - A Year on the Punjab Frontier Vol. 2 A Year on the Punjab Frontier Vol. 2 1851
Military - An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies 1796
Military - Border Wars of the West Border Wars of the West 1853
Military - Boulogne, a Base in France Boulogne, a Base in France 1918
Military - Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919 Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919 1964
Military - Den Danske Haers Historie Vol. 1 Den Danske Haers Historie Vol. 1 1870
Military - Den Danske Haers Historie Vol. 2 Den Danske Haers Historie Vol. 2 1870
Military - Eight Views of the Mauritius Eight Views of the Mauritius 1813
Military - Elements of Military Science Elements of Military Science 1898
Military - From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons 1875
Military - Hero Tales of the American Soldier and Sailor Hero Tales of the American Soldier and Sailor 1899
Military - Historical, Military, and Picturesque Observations on Portugal Vol. 1 Historical, Military, and Picturesque Observations on Portugal Vol. 1 1818
Military - Historical, Military, and Picturesque Observations on Portugal Vol. 2 Historical, Military, and Picturesque Observations on Portugal Vol. 2 1818
Military - Indian Wars of the United States Indian Wars of the United States 1850
Military - Journal of the Late Campaign in Egypt Journal of the Late Campaign in Egypt 1803
Military - Laird & Lee's World's War Glimpses Laird & Lee's World's War Glimpses 1914
Military - Life and Heroic Deeds of Admiral Dewey Life and Heroic Deeds of Admiral Dewey 1899
Military - Line of March of a Bengal Regiment of Infantry Line of March of a Bengal Regiment of Infantry 1840
Military - More Sea Fights of the Great War More Sea Fights of the Great War 1919
Military - Naval Actions of the War of 1812 Naval Actions of the War of 1812 1896
Military - Organization and Tactics Organization and Tactics 1895
Military - Our Italian Front Our Italian Front 1920
Military - Peeps at the Royal Navy Peeps at the Royal Navy 1913
Military - Pen and Pencil Reminiscences of a Campaign in South Africa Pen and Pencil Reminiscences of a Campaign in South Africa 1861
Military - Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War 1850
Military - Pictorial History of the Russian War Pictorial History of the Russian War 1856
Military - Picturesque Views of the Diamond Rock Picturesque Views of the Diamond Rock 1805
Military - Reminiscences and Thrilling Stories of the War by Returned Heroes Reminiscences and Thrilling Stories of the War by Returned Heroes 1898
Military - Report of the Santiago Campaign Report of the Santiago Campaign 1908
Military - Scenes from the Japan-China War Scenes from the Japan-China War 1895
Military - Scutari and It's Hospitals Scutari and It's Hospitals 1855
Military - Six Views of Kot Kangra and the Surrounding Country Six Views of Kot Kangra and the Surrounding Country 1847
Military - Sixteen Views of Places in the Persian Gulph Sixteen Views of Places in the Persian Gulph 1813
Military - Sketches in Portugal during the Civil War Sketches in Portugal during the Civil War 1835
Military - Sketches in the Crimea Sketches in the Crimea 1856
Military - Sketches and Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow Sketches and Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow 1857
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 1 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 1 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 2 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 2 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 3 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 3 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 4 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 4 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 5 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 5 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 6 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 6 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 7 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 7 1900
Military - South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 8 South Africa and the Transvaal War Vol. 8 1900
Military - The Armies of India, Painted and Described The Armies of India, Painted and Described 1911
Military - The Battle of the Falkland Islands The Battle of the Falkland Islands 1919
Military - The British Empire The British Empire 1912
Military - The Campaign in India The Campaign in India 1859
Military - The Campaign in the Crimea [Series I] The Campaign in the Crimea [Series I] 1855
Military - The Campaign in the Crimea [Series II] The Campaign in the Crimea [Series II] 1856
Military - The Campaign of Koniggratz The Campaign of Koniggratz 1899
Military - The Canadian Front in France and Flanders The Canadian Front in France and Flanders 1920
Military - The Civil War in West Virginia The Civil War in West Virginia 1862
Military - The Costume of the Russian Army The Costume of the Russian Army 1807
Military - The Dardanelles : Colour Sketches from Gallipoli The Dardanelles : Colour Sketches from Gallipoli 1915
Military - The English and French Fleets in the Baltic The English and French Fleets in the Baltic 1855
Military - The Expedition into Affghanistan The Expedition into Affghanistan 1842
Military - The History of American Expansion The History of American Expansion 1899
Military - The History of the Indian Mutiny Vol. 1 The History of the Indian Mutiny Vol. 1 1858
Military - The History of the Indian Mutiny Vol. 2 The History of the Indian Mutiny Vol. 2 1859
Military - The Invasion of Egypt The Invasion of Egypt 1898
Military - The Mexican War and its Warriors The Mexican War and its Warriors 1850
Military - The Nations at War The Nations at War 1917
Military - The Naval Front The Naval Front 1920
Military - The Ramparts of Empire The Ramparts of Empire 1910
Military - The Royal Navy, Painted and Described The Royal Navy, Painted and Described 1907
Military - The Salonika Front The Salonika Front 1920
Military - The Sea-Gunner The Sea-Gunner 1691
Military - The Seat of War in the East Vol. 1 The Seat of War in the East Vol. 1 1855
Military - The Seat of War in the East Vol. 2 The Seat of War in the East Vol. 2 1856
Military - The Service of Security and Information The Service of Security and Information 1896
Military - The Sikhs and the Sikh Wars The Sikhs and the Sikh Wars 1897
Military - The Spanish Armada The Spanish Armada 1878
Military - The Story of the British Navy The Story of the British Navy 1913
Military - The United States Army and Navy 1776-1899 The United States Army and Navy 1776-1899 1899
Military - The War in Italy The War in Italy 1859
Military - The War in South Africa The War in South Africa 1900
Military - Tom Raw, the Griffin: a Burlesque Poem Tom Raw, the Griffin: a Burlesque Poem 1828
Military - Travels to the Seat of War in the East Travels to the Seat of War in the East 1830
Military - Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia 1854
Military - Victories of the Duke of Wellington Victories of the Duke of Wellington 1819
Military - Views in Affghaunistaun Views in Affghaunistaun 1840
Military - War Posters Issued by Belligerent and Neutral Nations War Posters Issued by Belligerent and Neutral Nations 1920
Military - War Sketches in Colour War Sketches in Colour 1903
Military - Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors 1913

Images

Image Name
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1702 to 1750
The Interior of the Redan. Taken from Its Left Face, Looking Towards the Salient Angle, Looking South.
Siege of Badajoz in 1812.
Burial Ground at Scutari
Mount Hortjac from the Gulf of Therma
Embarkation of the Sick at Balaklava.
Lake Doiran, Eastern End
Medal Presented by Congress to Captain Stephen Decatur
Front Cover
Massacre at Cawnpore
Piton Rocheux, Beles, and Krusha Balkan
Sebastopol from the Redoubt, Left of English Trenches
The Rush for Kimberley
A Successful Day
Book Display
&34;When I was at home I used to get a check for my kit from the baggage man&34;
Key to "The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart's Hill of the Officers 4th Division Who Fell at Inkerman"
Attack of the Sealkote Mutineers by General Nicholson's Irregular Cavalry
The Investiture of the Order of the Bath. At the Head Quarters of the British Army Before Sebastopol.
Second Dragons Unit II
Pontoon Traffic on the Piave
Beet Sugar Workers, in Germany
Sketch Map
Capture And Death of the Shahzadahs
View of the Palace of Agra, from the River
Infantrymen of Austrian Cadet Corps Ready to Repulse Cavalry Attack
Ditch of the Bastion du Mat
A Summer Day in the Market
Rus ul Khyma, from the S W and the situation of the troops at 1/2 past 2 P.M. Novr 13th 1809
Front Cover
Silves, the ancient Capital of Algarve
Valley of Tchernaya, looking North
The Ruins of Nervesa
Rus ul Khyma, with the attack of the H.C.'s Cruisers on the Evening of the 11th Novr 1809
Memorial Medal in Honor of Captain William Burrows
Countess Zia Lorley
Our Doctor ...
Last Fight of the Revenge. 1591
Key to "Camp of the Light Division"
Sappers at Work in the Batteries
A Christmas Dinner on the Heights Before Sebastopol.
Last Phase of the Great Fire at Salonika, seen from the Air
The Henry Grace de Dieu. 1515
British Aerodrome and Aircraft Park, Mikra Bay
Led Ponies
The wall & beach, near Rus ul Khyma, with the troops preparing to land on the morning of the 13th Novr 1809
Fort Nicholas
Capture of Oporto in 1809.
Miss Wheeler Defending Herself Against the Sepoys at Cawnpore
The Chiesa dei Carmini, Padua
The Church
Capture of the Guns by the Highlanders before Cawnpore
Title Page
A Street in Bapaume
German Artillery in the Field
Key to "The Interior of Lord Raglan's Head Quarters, a Council of War"
Motor Launches rescuing Crews of the Blockships at Zeebrugge
Distant View of Lord Raglan's Head Quarters Before Sebastopol.
Lord Howe's Action with the French off Ushant. June 1st, 1794
Valley of the Shadow of Death. Caves in the Woronzoff Road, behind the Twenty-one Gun Battery
Belgian Sisters and Wounded Germans to Whom They are Ministering
Anzac [II]
The River Meuse
Sinking a Shaft
Austrian Huzzars on Seryian Frontier
Title Page
Bastion du Mat, from the Central Bastion.
Position of Donna Maria's Army Before Santarem 1834
Canadians entering Mons on Armistice Day
Kertch from the North
Panorama XV
The Sands at Equihen, looking towards Hardelot
The Quarter of St. Pierre, and Main Bridge
Blake's Action at Sta. Cruz. 1657
Mutineer Cavalry Attacking an Infantry Square at the Battle of Cawnpore
Our Water Supply at Kroonstad
Pombal and Bridge, from the South-west Estremadura
King Peter I of Servia
Key to "The North Side of the Harbour of Sebastopol, From the Top of the Harbour, June 22nd 1855."
Title Page (Volume II)
The Valley of the Shadow of Death. Caves in the Woronzoff Road Behind the 21 Gun Battery.
Blowing Up of the Cashmere Gate at Delhi
Ship's Boats Going Off To A Hospital Ship With Wounded
Rue du Palais de la Justice : Haute Ville
Fugitive British Officers and Their Families Attacked by Mutineers
Captured Boer Waggons
Title Page
Major - General H.H. Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., K.C.B.
Medal Presented by Congress to Captain William Bainbridge
Key to "Valley of the Tchernaya."
Entrance of the Harbour of Portimao, Algarve
Medal Presented by Congress to Captain Isaac Hull
Panorama IV
In the Trenches Before Santiago
Albofeira and Sea Coast, from the East Algrave
Title Page

Maps

Map Name
From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons - Battlefields, Marches and Principal Stations of the Second Regiment of Cavalry (1875)
From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons - Map of Raids and Battles by the Second Regiment of Cavalry (1875)

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