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 The Shadow war - 3rd Reich Series
The Shadow war - 3rd Reich Series
The Shadow war - 3rd Reich Series
Time-Life Books
Author:Time-Life Books
1991
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:37,5 Mb
Although the history of German military spying extends back before the time of Frederick the Great in the eighteenth century, the agency Canaris was taking over was only fifteen years old. Its roots lay in the turbulent autumn days of 1918 when the provisional Reichswehr, the Weimar's defense force, and the Freikorps, volunteer paramilitary units that sprang up following Germany's defeat in World War I, responded to the disorder by purging their ranks of Communist spies and left-wing revolutionaries...

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 Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917
Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917
Author: Ian Passingham
Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917
The History Press
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 12 Mb
Language: English

Gentleman, we may not make history tomorrow, but we shall certainly change the geography," so said General Plumer the day before 600 tons of explosives were detonated under the German position on Messines Ridge. The explosion was heard by Lloyd George in Downing Street and as far away as Dublin. Until 1918, Messines was the only clear cut Allied victory on the Western Front, coming at a time when Britain and her allies needed it most: boosting Allied morale and shattering that of the Germans. Precisely orchestrated, Messines was the first true all-arms modern battle which brought together artillery, engineers, infantry, tanks, aircraft and administrative units from a commonwealth of nations to defeat the common enemy.

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 Vimy Ridge (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Vimy Ridge (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 45 Mb
Language: English

The latest in the Battleground Europe series of books covers the activities of the French army, the British occupation of the Vimy sector, Easter 1917 and the start of the Battle of Arras, in addition to sections on car tours, memorials and cemeteries.

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 Serre (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Serre (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

The tiny French hamlet of Serre, the norther nmost part of the front for the July 1st 1916 attack is the subject of the fifth of the Battleground Europe series. Thre e other battles at Serre are also covered.

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 Battleships: The First Big Guns
Battleships: The First Big Guns
Author: Philip Kaplan
Battleships: The First Big Guns: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Pen and Sword
Images of War
ISBN: 1783462930
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

This new addition to the Images of War series takes as its focus the early Big Gun battleships that saw development and deployment during the First World War. Iconic ships such as HMS Warspite and Malaya feature amidst this pictorial history that is sure to appeal to fans of the series, and naval enthusiasts in particular.

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 The Germans at Thiepval (Battleground Europe)
The Germans at Thiepval (Battleground Europe)
Author: Jack Sheldon
The Germans at Thiepval
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2010
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Ninety years after the Battle of the Somme was fought, visitors continue to flock in very large numbers to the massive Memorial to the Missing at Thiepval, site of a bitter three-month struggle during the summer of 1916. This book explains in detail how, from the autumn of 1914 onwards, the German defenders turned this key feature into a virtually impregnable position, from which they were able for weeks on end to repulse every attempt to capture it.

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 The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918
The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918
Author: Ross Anderson
The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918
The History Press
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 368
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

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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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 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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 Battleground Europe: Somme - Redan Ridge
Battleground Europe: Somme - Redan Ridge
Author: Michael Renshaw
Battleground Europe: Somme - Redan Ridge
Pen & Sword
2004
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 127
Language: English
Size: 18.5 MB

The fighting on Redan Ridge in 1916 has long been overshadowed by events on each flank, namely Serre on the left and Beaumont Hamel on the right. On 1 July 1916 the sector was occupied by the 4th Division, made up of some of the veteran regular battalions, the 'Old Contemptibles', although few of the original members had survived thus far. It was mainly Territorials and' new army' men who fought here. A special feature includes little known accounts of events at the Quadrilateral on that fateful day. The November battles involve the 2nd Division and the 32nd Division and include the struggle across the mud to Beaumont trench, Frankfurt and Munich trenches. Biographical details of some of the famous men who took part, such as H H Munroe, the author 'Saki' and A A Milne, creator and author of Winnie the Pooh, are also included.

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 The World War I Tommy
The World War I Tommy
Author: Martin Windrow
The World War I Tommy (The Soldier Through the Ages)
Franklin Watts
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 38
Language: English
Size: 63.7 MB

World War I begins with a simplified version of how the war began in Europe, while World War II begins with the entry of the United States into the conflict. The terms Tommy and GI are defined in the respective volumes. The life of the soldier and military equipment are the main topics of the text. Specific battles are not discussed. Contain full-color illustrations on every page, and the dark shades give the books a somber appearance. Many of the illustrations have detailed captions that add a great deal to the text, with a glossary and a brief time-chart.

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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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 British Battalions on the Western Front
British Battalions on the Western Front
Author: Ray Westlake
British Battalions on the Western Front
Pen and Sword
2000
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

Ray Westlake's latest work is a valuable day-to-day guide to the postings and actions of nearly 300 British battalions during this period of numerous experimental re-organizations of regular and volunteer units in preparation for massive later offensives in World War I.

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 Loos - Hill 70
Loos - Hill 70
Author: DAndrew Rawson
Loos - Hill 70
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2002
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 42 Mb
Language: English

The Battle of Loos formed part of a wider offensive conducted by both French and British Forces in September 1915. The British First Army, under the leadership of General Haig, were to break through the German line at Loos thanks in part to their superior numbers, while other operations were to achieve a similar result in Champagne and at Vimy Ridge.Due to lack of artillery the Loos attack was planned to be preceded by a massive gas attack. Chlorine gas would hopefully entirely overcome the Germans' inadequate gas masks and lead to a swift breakthrough.Unfortunately all did not go to plan. First some of the gas was blown back into the British trenches causing over 2,000 casualties.

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 George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
Author: Miranda Carter
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
Vintage Books
ISBN: 1400043638
2009
Format: EPUB
Size: 65,7 ĚÁ
Language: English
Pages: 528
In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world.
Miranda Carter uses the cousins’ correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it. George, Nicholas and Wilhelm is a brilliant and sometimes darkly hilarious portrait of these men—damaged, egotistical Wilhelm; quiet, stubborn Nicholas; and anxious, dutiful George—and their lives, foibles and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting. It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures: Queen Victoria—grandmother to two of them, grandmother-in-law to the third—whose conservatism and bullying obsession with family left a dangerous legacy; and Edward VII, the playboy “arch-vulgarian” who turned out to have a remarkable gift for international relations and the theatrics of mass politics. At the same time, Carter weaves through their stories a riveting account of the events that led to World War I, showing how the personal and the political interacted, sometimes to devastating effect.
For all three men the war would be a disaster that destroyed forever the illusion of their close family relationships, with any sense of peace and harmony shattered in a final coda of murder, betrayal and abdication.

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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 "Baby Killers": German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War
The "Baby Killers": German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War
The "Baby Killers": German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War
Author: Thomas Fegan
Pen & Sword Military
2013
ISBN: 978-1781592038
Pages: 191
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 13 MB

Just over a decade after the Wright Brothers’ triumph of powered flight, the conduct of war was changed for ever. Until the Kaiser’s Zeppelins raided British cities and towns, it had been unthinkable that civilian populations and property hundreds of miles from the battlefield could be at risk from sudden death and destruction.In the first section of The ‘Baby Killers’ Thomas Fegan charts the precise chronology of the air raids on Britain in this most thorough and fascinating work. From the start-point of the doom-laden prophecies of HG Wells and others, he describes the development of the German threat and the desperate search for answers to it. He analyses public reaction and assesses the effectiveness of the campaign as it progressed from airships to Gotha heavy bombers and, later, ‘Giants’.The second part of this superbly researched book features a gazetteer to the places bombed. The extent of the list, which includes Edinburgh, Hull and Greater Manchester, will almost certainly surprise most readers. Helpfully there are also comprehensive lists of memorials and relevant museums. The ‘Baby Killers’ provides a chilling insight into an aspect of The Great War which is all too often overlooked. Yet, at the time, these raids, while modest compared with those of the Second World War Blitz, shook national morale and instilled great fear and outrage. This is an important and highly readable work.

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 Slaughter on the Somme: 1July 1916
Slaughter on the Somme: 1July 1916
Author: John Grehan, Martin Mace
Slaughter on the Somme: 1July 1916
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 512
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

At 07.30 hours on 1 July 1916, the devastating cacophony of the Allied artillery fell silent along the front on the Somme. The ear-splitting explosions were replaced by the shrill sound of hundreds of whistles being blown. At that moment, tens of thousands of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches on their part of the Western Front, and began to make their way steadily towards the German lines opposite. It was the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

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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 ĚÁ
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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