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 Airfields & Airmen: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Author: Mike O'Connor
Airfields & Airmen: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2004
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

The Battleground Europe series has helped create a new audience for the story of the desperate battles of World War I, But up to now the series has largely been concerned with the ground war. Popular demand has inspired the editors to create a new series of guides to the air war 1914-1918. The first volume is devoted to the Ypres Salient, the northernmost sector of the Western Front. Here the Royal Flying Corps battled the German Imperial Air Service for supremacy over the battlefield, while the Royal Naval Air Service attempted to intercept Germany's Zeppelins and early long-range bombers before they could reach the skies over London.

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 The AEF Way of War The American Army and Combat in World War I
The AEF Way of War The American Army and Combat in World War I
Author: Mark Ethan Grotelueschen
The AEF Way of War The American Army and Combat in World War I
Cambridge University Press
2006
ISBN: 0521864348
Format: PDF
Size: 5,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 398
This book provides the most comprehensive examination of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) combat doctrine and methods ever published. It shows how AEF combat units actually fought on the Western Front in World War I. It describes how four AEF divisions (the 1st, 2nd, 26th, and 77th) planned and conducted their battles and how they adapted their doctrine, tactics, and other operational methods during the war. General John Pershing and other AEF leaders promulgated an inadequate prewar doctrine, with only minor modification, as the official doctrine of the AEF. Many early American attacks suffered from these unrealistic ideas that retained too much faith in the infantry rifleman on the modern battlefield. However, many AEF divisions adjusted their doctrine and operational methods as they fought, preparing more comprehensive attack plans, employing flexible infantry formations, and maximizing firepower to seize limited objectives.

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 The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy (Anzac Battles)
The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy (Anzac Battles)
Author: Peter Burnes
The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy
Pen and Sword Military
Anzac Battles
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 9 Mb
Language: English

On 7 August 1915, in an ill-fated attempt to break the stalemate at Gallipoli, hundreds of Australian light horsemen repeatedly charged the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish soldiers.The charge at The Nek has been immortalized in art, literature and film and has come to epitomize both the futility and courage of the Gallipoli campaign.

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 Hostile Skies - A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I
Hostile Skies - A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I
Author: James J. Hudson
Hostile Skies: A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I
Syracuse University Press
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 380
Language: English
Size: 48 MB

The single best treatment of the American Air Service in World War I. From April to November 1918, the American Air Service grew from a poorly equipped, unorganized branch of the U.S. Expeditionary Forces to a fighting unit equal to its opponent in every way. Hostile Skies details the actual battle experiences of the men and boys who made up the service squadrons at the front.

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 The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen
The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen
Author: Floyd Phillips Gibbons
The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen
Bantam Books
1959
Format: PDF
Pages: 228
Language: English
Size: 18 MB

This well written book presents the thrilling story of Manfred von Richthofen, Germany s legendary "Red Baron" ace flyer of the First World War. Here is the classic, unforgettable account of the handsome, dashing fighter pilot who led the "Flying Circus" to one spectacular air victory after another. This heroic flyer is credited with shooting down 80 enemy planes, before he was himself killed in action. Includes excerpts from Richthofen's own accounts of the war, and letters to his mother, as well as interviews with some of the British flyers who survived being shot down by him.

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 Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker: Western Front 1916
Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker: Western Front 1916
Author: Jon Guttman
Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker: Western Front 1916
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Duel 59
ISBN: 1782003533
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

The appearance in July 1915 of the Fokker E I heralded a reign of terror over the Western Front that the Allies called the ‘Fokker Scourge’. The French Nieuport 11 was one type desperately thrown into action to counter the Fokkers. The swirling dogfights between this fighter – and its more powerful but more unwieldy stablemate, the Nieuport 16 – and a succession of improved Fokkers, the E II, E III and E IV, came to symbolise air combat in World War I.

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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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 The Underwater War: Submarines 1914-1918
The Underwater War: Submarines 1914-1918
Author: Edwyn Gray
The Underwater War: Submarines 1914-1918
Charles Scribner's Sons
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 276
Language: English
Size: 36.6 MB

When, in 1620, the Dutchman Cornelis Drebbel sailed up the Thames in the world's first submarine and 'calmly dived under the water while he kept the King and several thousand Londoners in the greatest suspense', no one in the watching crowd could have foreseen where his invention would lead. Today, the nuclear-powered missile-submarine stands supreme as the world's most powerful warship. Able to circumnavigate the globe without surfacing, it can sail beneath the polar ice-caps, and travel 120,000 miles without refueling. And, at the touch of a button, its megaton destructive power can obliterate half a continent.

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 Camouflage: The History of Concealment & Deception in War
Camouflage: The History of Concealment & Deception in War
Author: Guy Hartcup
Camouflage: The History of Concealment & Deception in War
Charles Scribner's Sons
1980
Format: PDF
Pages: 166
Language: English
Size: 18.3 MB

While concealment has been a vital requirement for hunting, fighting and protection since earliest days, the use of camouflage as deception purposes came of age in the First World War. The growing use of aircraft was a factor no doubt as the author of this fascinating study concludes. The inventiveness and improvisation required suited the British temperament well. Given that those individuals who particularly excel at creativity are often artists, scientist and engineers with a fine disregard for orthodox military practice there are plenty of examples of clashes with more conventional military thinkers and bureaucracy.

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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 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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 Wings Over Eastern England
Wings Over Eastern England
Author: G.M. Dixon, J. Rippon
Wings Over Eastern England
Minimax Books
1980
Format: PDF
Pages: 64
Language: English
Size: 52 MB

This publication follows airman and aircrafts over the eastern England, starting from WWI, to the jet era.

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 Who Killed the Red Baron? The Final Answer
Who Killed the Red Baron? The Final Answer
Author: P. J. Carisella, James W. Ryan
Who Killed the Red Baron? The Final Answer
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 292
Language: English
Size: 51.2 MB

The final answer to the half-century old controversy concerning the death of the top flying ace of World War I, Baron Manfred Von Richthofen.

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 The Unfinished Peace after World War I: America, Britain and the Stabilisation of Europe, 1919-1932
The Unfinished Peace after World War I: America, Britain and the Stabilisation of Europe, 1919-1932
Author: Patrick O. Cohrs
The Unfinished Peace after World War I: America, Britain and the Stabilisation of Europe, 1919-1932
The Cambridge University Press
2006
ISBN: 0521853532
Format: PDF
Size: 5,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 708
This is a highly original and revisionist analysis of British and American efforts to forge a stable Euro-Atlantic peace order between 1919 and the rise of Hitler. Patrick Cohrs argues that this order was not founded at Versailles but rather through the first 'real' peace settlements after World War I - the London reparations settlement of 1924 and the Locarno security pact of 1925. Crucially, both fostered Germany's integration into a fledgling transatlantic peace system, thus laying the only realistic foundations for European stability. What proved decisive was that key decision-makers drew lessons from the 'Great War' and Versailles' shortcomings. Yet Cohrs also re-appraises why they could not sustain the new order, master its gravest crisis - the Great Depression - and prevent Nazism's onslaught. Despite this ultimate failure, he concludes that the 'unfinished peace' of the 1920s prefigured the terms on which a more durable peace could be founded after 1945.

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 Blueprint for Victory: Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force
Blueprint for Victory: Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force
Author: Greg Baughen
Blueprint for Victory: Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force
Fonthill Media
ISBN: 1781553920
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 1,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 192
In this radical reappraisal, Greg Baughen has used archive material to build up an intriguingly different picture of how air power developed in Britain before and during the First World War. Gone are the archetypal conservative army commanders stubbornly refusing to accept the new aerial weapon. Instead, Baughen reveals how even before the outbreak of war, the British Army had appreciated the potential of the airplane and describes in detail how during the war, air support evolved to a level of efficiency that would not be attained again by the RAF until the closing stages of the Second World War. The speed with which military aviation developed led to designs for warplanes that would leave a fateful and lasting legacy. The author also explains how social and political factors distorted air strategy, leading to a rival strategic bombing policy. Baughen reveals the fundamental flaws that emerged and questions the thinking behind the creation of an independent RAF. Blueprint for Victory: Britain’s First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force details the fierce battles as the rival factions fought for control. Many crucial lessons were learned. Little more than twenty years later, they would be applied with ruthless efficiency by the Luftwaffe.

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 Crossed Currents: Navy Women From WW I to Tailhook
Crossed Currents: Navy Women From WW I to Tailhook
Author: Jean Ebbert
Crossed Currents: Navy Women From WW I to Tailhook
Brassey's
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 388
Language: English
Size: 49 MB

This study is a history of US Navy women from World War I to the present day. It is a comprehensive chronicle that suggests the infamous Tailhook scandal was to be expected. This new edition includes a post-Tailhook chapter that brings this story right up to date, and covers other recent developments in Navy women's ongoing struggle for acceptance.

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 Weapons and Technology of World War I
Weapons and Technology of World War I
Author: Paul Dowswell
Weapons and Technology of World War I (20th Century Perspectives)
Heinemann Library
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 54
Language: English
Size: 85.2 MB

This book examines the changes in weapons and tactics that impacted the way war was waged during World War I.

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 Attack on the Somme: Haig's Offensive 1916
Attack on the Somme: Haig's Offensive 1916
Author: Martin Pegler
Attack on the Somme: Haig's Offensive 1916 (Campaign Chronicles)
Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1844153975
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

The Battle of the Somme is fixed in the country's collective memory as a disaster - probably the most bloody episode in the catalogue of futile offensives launched by the British on the Western Front. Over five months of desperate fighting in 1916 the British wrestled with the Germans for control of a narrow strip of innocuous French countryside. When the fighting petered out the British had barely pushed back the Germans from their original positions for a combined casualty figure of over a million men. But after 80 years this notorious episode in western military history deserves to be reassessed. Previously unpublished eyewitness accounts are used to give a fascinating first-hand view of the immediate experience of the fighting.

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 The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Author: Caroline Alexander
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
K n o p f
ISBN: 0375404031
1998
Format: EPUB
Size: 20,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue.
Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership.

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