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 Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History
Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History
Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History
Author: Peter Gatrell
Pearson Education ltd.
2005
Pages: 318
Format: PDF
Size: 36 Mb
Language: English

The story of Russia¿s First World War remains largely unknown, neglected by historians who have been more interested in the grand drama that unfolded in 1917. In Russia¿s First World War: A Social and Economic History Peter Gatrell shows that war is itself revolutionary rupturing established social and economic ties, but also creating new social and economic relationships, affiliations, practices and opportunities. Russia’s First World War brings together the findings of Russian and non-Russian historians, and draws upon fresh research. It turns the spotlight on what Churchill called the unknown war, providing an authoritative account that finally does justice to the impact of war on Russias home front

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 Gavrelle: Arras (Battleground Europe)
Gavrelle: Arras (Battleground Europe)
Author: Kyle Tallett, Trevor Tasker
Gavrelle: Arras (Battleground Europe)
Pen & Sword
1999
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 165
Language: English
Size: 37.5 MB

During the Battle of Arras 1917, the village of Gavrelle was captured by the Royal Naval Division; the Royal Marines suffered the highest casualties in their history. This guide explains the battles and the area today.

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 Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East
Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East
Author: Roger Ford
Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East
Pegasus Books
2011
Format: EPUB
Size: 8,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 510
The definitive and epic account of World War I in the Middle East The Great War in the Middle East began with an invasion of the Garden of Eden, and ended with a momentous victory on the site of the biblical Armageddon. For the first time, the complete story of this epic, bloody war is now presented in a single, authoritative volume.

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 World War I (Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century)
World War I (Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century)
Author: Neil M. Heyman
World War I (Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century)
Greenwood Press
1997
Format: PDF
Pages: 302
Language: English
Size: 37 MB

This book is a readable analysis and ready-reference guide to the war. An introductory essay presents a lucid overview of the main features of the conflict, incorporating the most recent scholarship. Five essays analyze crucial aspects of the war, from the battlefield to the homefront, and a concluding essay assesses the consequences of the war from a contemporary perspective. Ready-reference features include: a chronology of events; lengthy biographical profiles of twenty-one major figures, stressing their role in the war's origins, conduct, or outcome; the text of fifteen key primary documents such as diaries, memoirs, and newspaper editorials; a glossary of selected terms; and an extensively annotated bibliography of recommended further reading and major documentary and feature films made about the war.

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 Posters of the First World War
Posters of the First World War
Posters of the First World War
Author:Robert Fleming
Osprey Publishing
2014
Language:English
Format:epub
Size:82 mb
Pages:201
The First World War coincided with a golden age of advertising, and throughout the conflict striking and colorful poster art was used to recruit soldiers, promote investment in the war, keep up morale - and, of course, to vilify the enemy.

Prominent artists including Norman Wilkinson paired bold images to punchy text to maximize the pieces' impact, and the selection in this book offers an informative guide to the range of posters used and how government appeals and messages were displayed to the general public.

From the iconic image of "Your Country Needs You!" to others that take less a less direct approach such as "Daddy, What Did You Do in the War?" and "Buy War Bonds Now!", this book puts the reader in the shoes of the First World War "man in the street"

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 Aeroplanes and Flyers of the First World War
Aeroplanes and Flyers of the First World War
Author: Joseph A. Phelan
Aeroplanes and Flyers of the First World War
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
1973
Format: PDF
Pages: 144
Language: English
Size: 31 MB

This book not only includes detailed, readable accounts of great pilots and their machines,but also about everything from balloons to artillery spotting to boot. The illustrations are top shelf (if you're looking for a book with photos, this will disappoint) and the writing lucid and entertaining.

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 The Russian Struggle for Power, 1914-1917: A Study of Russian Foreign Policy During the First World War
The Russian Struggle for Power, 1914-1917: A Study of Russian Foreign Policy During the First World War
The Russian Struggle for Power, 1914-1917: A Study of Russian Foreign Policy During the First World War
Author: Clarence J. Smith
Philosophical Library
1956
Pages: 553
Format: PDF
Size: 141.17МБ
Language: English
A study of the war aims pursued by Tsarist Russia and the Russian Provisional Government between 1914 and 1917. Suggests that one of the keys to Soviet imperialism in the 1940's was the revival by Stalin of these same war aims. Deals with the once controversial "secret treaties" of the Allies during the First World War. Based on diplomatic documents published by the Soviet Government.

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 The Illustrated History of World War I: The Battles, Personalities, Events and Key Weapons From All Fronts In The First World War 1914-18
The Illustrated History of World War I: The Battles, Personalities, Events and Key Weapons From All Fronts In The First World War 1914-18
Author: Andrew Wiest
The Illustrated History of World War I: The Battles, Personalities, Events and Key Weapons From All Fronts In The First World War 1914-18
Amber Books Ltd
2014
Format: epub
Size: 13.8 Mb
Language: English

The first truly total war, the ‘war to end all wars’, shocked the world with its scale and brutality. Men from both sides went to war in August 1914 expecting to be home by Christmas, but on the Western and Italian Fronts troops became locked in a grim stalemate of trench warfare. For the first time, advances in both agricultural and industrial production had made it possible to equip and sustain mass armies for years in the field.
The Illustrated History of World War I describes a conflict that began with a naval arms race in the early 1900s, and ended in 1918 with the deaths of nearly 23 million soldiers of all nations. As many more would die in the influenza pandemic that raged after the fighting had ceased. The war brought great social, political and military change. The innocence of the Victorian world was gone, replaced by an era of uncertainty.
With the aid of more than 250 black-and-white photographs and full-colour artworks, The Illustrated History of World War I recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. Including full colour maps of specific actions and campaigns and feature boxes explaining important events and personalities involved in the conflict, The Illustrated History of World War I provides a graphic and compelling account of the first truly modern war.

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 The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I (vol.6 1916-1917)
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I (vol.6 1916-1917)
Author: Peter Young
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I (vol.6 1916-1917)
Marshall Cavendish Limited
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 350
Language: English
Size: 92 MB

In the Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I, you can find a remarkably thorough and detailed account of this earth-shattering conflict. A well-researched, painstakingly documented reference work of this kind will be an invaluable source for students and researchers of this period. Yet this is not just a record of facts or an academic work without significance beyond its subject matter; it is also the story of what happened to ordinary men and women in extraordinary times. Tales of courage, endurance and suffering, many recounted at first hand, enrich the pages of this set, bringing back to life those momentous events that helped to shape our century. This, coupled with the many superb illustrations throughout, will ensure that this unique and authoritative Encyclopedia will be welcomed by teachers, scholars and librarians at all levels.

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 Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War
Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War
Author: Paul R. Hare
Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War
Frontline Books
ISBN: 1781551979
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

Those with any interest in the First World War will have have heard of the planes most associated with that conflict - the legendary Sopwith Camel and Royal Aircraft Factory’s S.E.5a, which are often called the "Spitfire" and "Hurricane" of the Great War. Aviation enthusiasts might even know of the Camel's predecessors, the Sopwith Pup or the Triplane.

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 Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel
Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel
Author: Trevor Pidgeon
Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel
Pen & Sword
2010
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 7.3 MB

On 15 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, tanks - one of the decisive weapons of twentieth-century warfare - were sent into action for the first time. In his previous books Trevor Pidgeon, one of the leading authorities on the early tanks, has told the story of that memorable day, but only now has his account of later tank operations during the Somme battle become available.

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 The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
Author: Eugene Rogan
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
Basic Books
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 12 Mb
Language: English

In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. The Great War spelled the end of the Ottomans, unleashing powerful forces that would forever change the face of the Middle East.
In The Fall of the Ottomans, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often ignored story of the region’s crucial role in the conflict. Bolstered by German money, arms, and military advisors, the Ottomans took on the Russian, British, and French forces, and tried to provoke Jihad against the Allies in their Muslim colonies. Unlike the static killing fields of the Western Front, the war in the Middle East was fast-moving and unpredictable, with the Turks inflicting decisive defeats on the Entente in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and Gaza before the tide of battle turned in the Allies’ favor. The great cities of Baghdad, Jerusalem, and, finally, Damascus fell to invading armies before the Ottomans agreed to an armistice in 1918.
The postwar settlement led to the partition of Ottoman lands between the victorious powers, and laid the groundwork for the ongoing conflicts that continue to plague the modern Arab world. A sweeping narrative of battles and political intrigue from Gallipoli to Arabia, The Fall of the Ottomans is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Great War and the making of the modern Middle East.

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 The Germans at Beaumont Hamel (Battleground Europe)
The Germans at Beaumont Hamel (Battleground Europe)
Author: Jack Sheldon
The Germans at Beaumont Hamel
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Beaumont Hamel is a name which conjures up appalling visions of the catastrophic reverse suffered by men of VIII Corps, British Fourth Army on 1st July 1916, when thousands of men were killed and wounded for no gains whatsoever. Ninety years on, the events of that day still exert a powerful fascination for those interested in the great trench battles. This book, which covers the Old Front Line from Redan Ridge to the Ancre, describes how the defence of the area became so strong, the reasons for German early success during the battle and explains how the British defeat of July was transformed into victory, when the fall of Beaumont Hamel marked the final flicker of success, before the battle was mired to a standstill in the mud.

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 Color Profiles of World War 1 Combat Planes
Color Profiles of World War 1 Combat Planes
Author: Giorgio Apostolo
Color Profiles of World War 1 Combat Planes
Crescent Books
1974
Format: PDF
Pages: 216
Language: English
Size: 29.4 MB

This book with 479 illustrations (323 in full color) is filled with dozens of both color illustrations of combat planes from WWI plus black and white photos from that era. The text describes 25 different planes.

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 Early Aircraft Armament. The Aeroplane and the Gun up to 1918
Early Aircraft Armament. The Aeroplane and the Gun up to 1918
Author: Harry Woodman
Early Aircraft Armament. The Aeroplane and the Gun up to 1918
Smithsonian Institution Press
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 260
Language: English
Size: 35 MB

A true history of early aircraft armament would cover all the minor diversions and descriptions of experimental work. However, the purpose of this book is to concentrate on equipment which was in general use, and although the term 'armament' covers all kinds of weaponry, including bombs, rockets and torpedoes, it is the gun and the artifacts connected with it which form the subject of this work. The story of aircraft armament up to 1918 is more complicated then might be imagined. This was a period of improvisation on a large scale and on experimental (and sometimes desperate) measures taken to meet everchanging circumstances. Within the limitations of this work it is only possible to cover that which was in operational use as indicated by documentation and photographic evidence.

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 The Grand Fleet 1914-19: The Royal Navy in the First World War
The Grand Fleet 1914-19: The Royal Navy in the First World War
Author: Daniel George Ridley-Kitts
The Grand Fleet 1914-19: The Royal Navy in the First World War
The History Press
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 288
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

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 Europe's Last Summer. Who Started the Great War in 1914?
Europe's Last Summer. Who Started the Great War in 1914?
Author: Fromkin David
Europe's Last Summer. Who Started the Great War in 1914?
New York: Random House, Alfred A Knopf Division
2004
Pages: 350
Format: pdf
Size: 106 mb
Language: English

Author David Fromkin provides an intelligently written and deeply researched of the political situation and diplomatic relations that unfolded in Europe in the summer of 1914. There are many key and novel insights in Fromkin’s book. One is the conclusion that Germany sought war with Russia out of fear that Russia’s growing economic and military power coupled with its vast population would allow it to surpass Germany in a short period of time. Fromkin shows how German generals, seeing war as inevitable, manipulated events to precipitate a conflict waged on their own terms. Moving deftly between diplomats, generals, and rulers across Europe, he makes the complex diplomatic negotiations accessible and immediate. Examining the actions of individuals amid larger historical forces, this is a gripping historical narrative and a dramatic reassessment of a key moment in the twentieth-century.

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 The German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate Gamble
The German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate Gamble
Author: Ian Passingham
The German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate Gamble
Pen and Sword Military
Campaign Chronicles
ISBN: 1844156362
2008
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Few pivotal years in history are less understood than that of 1918. It was a momentous period, which began with Germany's desperate gamble to win the Great War through a sequence of offensives on the Western Front. Ian Passingham's graphic new study draws on a wide range of original German, British and French sources, and it features previously unpublished eyewitness accounts and photographs.

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 Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
Author: Richard Van Emden
Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
London Bloomsbury
ISBN: 1408844362
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 375
Size: 38 Mb
Language: English

For the first time ever the soldiers' experiences of the First World War are recorded in their own words and pictures. Shortly after images of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 found their way into national newspapers in Britain, the military authorities banned the private use of cameras on the Western Front. A considerable number of soldiers continued to use them illicitly to record life and death in the front line trenches. Including over 250 personal and unpublished photographs, this large-format book gives a new perspective on the war that was not captured by the official photographers who traversed the Western Front.

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