By Robert F. Dorr

An album of the A-6 Intruder and its prowler variations. The plane, probably so much significantly deployed within the Vietnam clash, replaced the nature of carrier-borne aviation via delivering its commanders bombing power the place ahead of merely strike and fighter airplane may be used.

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Justinian had the good fortune to have as the commander-in-chief of his forces first Belisarius, and then that surprising personage, the eighty-year-old eunuch Narses. He also had as his consort the redoubtable Theodora, whose personality may have been the chief factor in keeping the loathsome Justinian, who constantly betrayed his generals in the field, and was hated and. despised by his people, firmly seated on his Imperial throne. His great desIre was to be known to posterity as "The 80 Great" and to further that end he determined that North Africa and all' of Italy must return to Roman rule.

It is an interesting histoncal parall~l ~t in the early thirteenth century the Catholic French made a similar attack-the damnable" Albigensian Crusades" -upon the heretic "Albigenses" of Provence, who were tainted with a similar heresy to that of their Visigothic ancestors. The~doric the Great's r~e in Italy was a time of peace and retunung order and prospenty. He was nominally only a viceroy under the Eastern Emperor, but in fact he was an independent ruler. sh kingdom, partly because he was the brother-in-law of Alaric II and grandfather of his successor, Amalric.

Why did the Goths develop into such formidable cuirassiers, sweeping all the forc~s of Rome before them for more than a century? Because of two things: one, that by dwelling for generations on the plains of south Russia and Central Europe they had become horsemen; and two, by reason of a simple and obvious piece of equestrian equipment, stirrups, without which horsemen could never have fought as the Goths and their successors did, in heavy armour with lance and sword. Their origin is obscure; it is generally known that Greeks and Romans never used them, and that the Norsemen ' did.

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