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 A Naval History of World War I
A Naval History of World War I
Author: Paul G. Halpern
A Naval History of World War I
Naval Institute Press
1995
ISBN: 1557503524
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 616
There have been a number of studies published on the activities of British and German navies during World War I, but little on naval action in other arenas. This book offers for the first time a balanced history of the naval war as a whole, viewed from the perspective of all participants in all major theaters. The author's earlier examination The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1914-1918, centered on submarine activities and allied efforts to counteract this new menace. With this welcome sequel he again takes the reader beyond those World War I operations staged on the North Sea. Halpern's clear and authoritative voice lends a cohesiveness to this encompassing view of the Italians and Austrians in the Adriatic; the Russians, Germans, and Turks in the Baltic and Black Seas; and French and British in the Mediterranean.

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 The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I (vol.1 1914)
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I (vol.1 1914)
Author: Peter Young
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I (vol.1 1914)
Marshall Cavendish Limited
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 352
Language: English
Size: 81.2 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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 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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 The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918
The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918
Author: Alexander von Kluck
The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918
Frontline Books
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

Von Kluck saw active military service at an early age during the Seven Weeks' War of 1866 and, in 1870-71, the Franco-Prussian War. Rising through the army, he became inspector general of the Seventh Army District in 1913. During the First World War von Kluck commanded the German First Army, notably in the Schlieffen Plan offensive against Paris at the start of the war in August 1914.

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 The Affair at Nery: 1 September 1914
The Affair at Nery: 1 September 1914
Author: Patrick Takle
The Affair at Nery: 1 September 1914
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2007
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

Early on 1 September 1914, the Germans surprised 1st Cavalry Brigade harbouring in the little town of Nery. Their initial bombardment caused chaos and destruction and the British took time to organize themselves. The actions of two batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery were eventually so successful that even today there is a battery known as Nery Battery RHA. The Queen's Bay's a cavalry regiment, charged in classic style and the Germans, who mistakenly thought they were out numbered, withdrew with heavy casualties. Of the three VCs, two were posthumous. While a small engagement by later Great War standards, Nery is a classic case study of an artillery duel and cavalry action.

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 Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War
Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War
Author: Jerry White
Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War
Bodley Head
ISBN: 1847921655
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 74,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 368
11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London’s hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories.
The war changes London life for ever. Women escape the drudgery of domestic service to work as munitionettes. Full employment puts money into the pockets of the London poor for the first time. Self-appointed moral guardians seize the chance to clamp down on drink, frivolous entertainment and licentious behaviour. As the war drags on, gloom often descends on the capital. And at night London is plunged into darkness for fear of German bombers and Zeppelins that continue to raid the city.
Yet despite daily casualty lists, food shortages and enemy bombing, Londoners are determined to get on with their lives and flock to cinemas and theatres, dance halls and shebeens, firmly resolved not to let Germans or puritans spoil their enjoyment.
Peopled with patriots and pacifists, clergymen and thieves, bluestockings and prostitutes, Jerry White’s magnificent panorama reveals a struggling yet flourishing city.

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 The Experience of World War I
The Experience of World War I
Author: J. M. Winter
The Experience of World War I
Oxford University Press
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 264
Language: English
Size: 63 MB

In The Experience of World War I, J.M. Winter marshalls a comprehensive range of historical materials, hundreds of vivid illustrations, and numerous eye-witness accounts to provide an illuminating and gripping chronicle of this cataclysmic event and its aftermath. This is an examination of the costs of the First World War, considering the direct political, material and human consequences and shows how the Great War left an indelible imprint on the cultural life of the West, drawing on chronologies, biographies and maps.

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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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 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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 Pals on the Somme 1916
Pals on the Somme 1916
Author: Roni Wilkinson
Pals on the Somme 1916
Pen and Sword Military
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

Pals on the Somme covers the history of all the Pals Battalions who fought on the Somme during the First World War. The book looks at the events which led to the war and how the 'Pals' phenomenon was born. It considers the attitude and social conditions in Britain at the time. It covers the training and equipping of the Battalions, the preparations for the 'Big Push', 1st July 1916, and going over the top, and how each battalion fared, failed or succeeded. It looks at how they Battalions had to undergo a change after the 1st July, due to the heavy casualties, and the final victory in 1918, and how the battalions were eventually amalgamated.The final chapter examines how each area coped in the aftermath of losing their men in the three year slaughter. It covers the organizations and visits to the Battlefields as they are today.

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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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 The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
Author: Andrew Uffindell
The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 38 Mb
Language: English

The First Battle of the Marne was one of the most pivotal battles in history. Fought outside Paris in September 1914, it turned the tide of the German invasion of France, and robbed Kaiser Wilhelm II of his best chance of winning the First World War.

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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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 Flying Aces of World War I
Flying Aces of World War I
Author: Gene Gurney
Flying Aces of World War I
Scholastic Book Services
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 196
Language: English
Size: 13.2 MB

Brave pilots fight air duels in the skies over Europe. In their open cockpit planes the Flying Aces of England, France, the United States, and Belgium engage in mortal combat against Manfred von Richthofen, Germany's famous "Red Baron," and his squadron of fighter planes. These exploits of the great Flying Aces of World War I will live as long as stories of high courage are told.

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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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 In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz
In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz
Author: Neil Faulkner, Nadia Durrani
In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz
Tempus Publishing
2008
Format: PDF
Pages: 157
Language: English
Size: 31.8 MB

This book comprises a full introduction to the history and archaeology of the first strategic bombing campaign in history—the Zeppelin raids over Britain in 1915–1918—based on pioneering new excavations and archive research. This is the story of the initial Blitz and the first Battle of Britain, featuring a full report on the first ever excavation of a Zeppelin crash site and also covering airfields, gun sites, searchlights, and radio listening posts. This illustrated book features contemporary accounts alongside the accounts and photographs from the excavations, including Hunstanton, Monkhams, Chingford and North Weald Basset, the Lea Valley, Potters Bar, and Theberton. Written in a collaboration between academic archaeologists and aviation enthusiasts/metal detectorists, this fascinating project is the subject of a BBC2 Timewatch documentary.

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 Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War 1914-18 (
Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War 1914-18 (
Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War 1914-18
Author: Robert Jackson
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Digital General
ISBN: 978 1472802699
2013
Language: English
Pages: 111
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 17,1 MB

Before World War I the Geneva Convention established ‘rules’ for the treatment of Prisoners of War, and all belligerents during the war were to adhere to them; however, the rules were in many ways ambiguous and as a result, the treatment of POWs varied from nation to nation. In this book Robert Jackson examines the treatment POWs received from both sides of the lines, from British airmen shot down to German POWs and from American escapes to the armistice.

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 Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI
Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI
Author: John Wilson
Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI
Napoleon and Co
ISBN: 1894917421
2008
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 104
There have been many books written about World War One, for all ages. This conflagration shaped the world we live in today and caused horrible tragedy for untold numbers of families around the world. This book in our illustrated historical series for ages nine to twelve presents the story and issues of the war in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches or maps. Focussing on social as well as political issues, specifically including the North American perspective, author John Wilson is able to present the very complex issues of the war and its effect on the world with depth and compassion. This book will be a very useful tool for educators in explaining the how's and why's of this most important period in world history.

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