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 For Love and Courage: The Letters of Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914--1917
For Love and Courage: The Letters of Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914--1917
Author: E. W. Hermon
For Love and Courage: The Letters of Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914--1917
Preface Publishing
ISBN: 1848090390
2009
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 384
Lt Colonel E.W. Hermon died in a hail of bullets on the 9th April 1917, the first day of the Battle of Arras, leading his men of the 24th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers into the attack. Like hundreds of thousands of others in the Great War, he gave his life for his King and country. He was shot through the heart, one bullet slicing through the papers in his top pocket, including the four-leaf clover his wife had given him for good luck. His final words to his Adjutant were 'Go on!' before he sank to his knees and died almost instantaneously. He was carried from the battlefield by his faithful soldier servant, Buxton, and now lies buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Roclincourt, three miles from Arras. This could have been the end of the story but he left a testament of his life and ideals in a unique and hitherto unknown and unpublished collection of long and detailed letters he wrote to his darling wife and his children, 'the Chugs'. Now, nearly a century after his death, he speaks to us of a past, less cynical life, where selflessness, honour, duty and courage were admired above all else. His own courage was officially recognised as he was mentioned in despatches three times and posthumously awarded the D.S.O. The letters have been transcribed and edited by Hermon's granddaughter Anne Nason with the guidance and historical advice of James Holland, the distinguished historian and writer. Peter Caddick-Adams, who works alongside Richard Holmes at Cranfield University, believes the letters to be unique in their candour and context since Hermon was Battalion Commander and thus his letters were not censored.

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 Rise Of The Tank: Armoured Vehicles And Their Use In The First World War
Rise Of The Tank: Armoured Vehicles And Their Use In The First World War
Author: Michael Foley
Rise Of The Tank: Armoured Vehicles And Their Use In The First World War
Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783463937
2014
Format: EPUB + PDF (conv)
Size: 4,1 МБ + 22,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
Rise of the Tank will be concentrated on the period of the development of the tank and its use in the First World War. This will appeal to those interested in new developments in war and those interested in the First World War generally. The book will be especially relevant due to the forthcoming centenary of the beginning of the war and for this reason it will be easy to promote the book as there will be a lot of media interest.
Using the resources of the Imperial War Museum, The National Archives and the Tank Museum, Rise of the Tank will have lots of information available on the development and use of the early tanks as well as personal reminiscences of those who fought in them.
The author, Michael Foley, has also collected a great deal of material from the period such as the First World War field service pocket book of a 2nd lieutenant of the 10th Tank Battalion and copies of various magazines of the period. He will have also be accessing First World War newspapers to find original and rare archive sources.

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 Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914
Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914
Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914
Author: Prit Buttar
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 978 1782006480
2014
Language: English
Pages: 473
Format: PDF
Size: 6,3 MB

Although the myriad of alliances and suspicions that existed between the Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires in the early 20th century proved to be one of the primary triggers for the outbreak of the First World War, much of the actual fighting between these three nations has been largely forgotten in the West. Whilst battles such as Ypres, the Somme, and Passchendaele have been inscribed deeply on the public consciousness, with the exception of perhaps Tannenberg, the conflicts in the East do not hold the same recognition.

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 All About History Book Of The First World War 2015 Edition
All About History Book Of The First World War 2015 Edition
All About History Book Of The First World War
Author: Collective
Imagine Publishing
2015 Edition
Pages: 180
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 65 MB

The First World War shaped the world in which we live today. The number of countries that were involved made it impossible to not have a long-lasting effect, whether negative or positive. There are those who believe it should never have happened, those who feel it was absolutely necessary, those by whom it is respectfully celebrated and those by whom it is quietly remembered. Views will, naturally, differ between nations and individuals, and this book delves deep into the battles and people. Featuring:
On the frontline - Learn about the battles and offensives fought on all fronts, at land and at sea
Behind the scenes - Discover what life was like back home, including the role of women and literary influences
Trench life - Find out what life was like for the soldiers of the First World War
The exhibits - Experience first-hand accounts of the war, with personal letters, diary entries, reports and maps.

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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 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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 World War I Companion
World War I Companion
Author: Matthias Strohn
World War I Companion
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 1782001883
2013
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 271
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

The pieces in this book form an excellent introduction to the military history of World War I that will also prove
valuable to specialists in the subject.’
Professor Gary Sheffield

World War I changed the face of the 20th century. For four long years the major European powers, later joined by America, fought in a life or death struggle that would topple the crowned heads of Europe and redraw the map of the Continent. It was a conflict unparalleled in its scale, which in turn fuelled devastatingly rapid developments in military technology, technique and innovation as the belligerent powers sought to break the deadlock on the Western Front and elsewhere.
In the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, 14 renowned historians from around the world examine some of the key
aspects of the war, providing a wide-ranging analysis of the whole conflict beyond but including the stalemate in the trenches of the Western Front.

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 Breaking the Fortress Line 1914
Breaking the Fortress Line 1914
Author: Clayton Donnell
Breaking the Fortress Line 1914
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 222
Size: 35 Mb
Language: English

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German assault on the mighty fortress of Liège. They took twelve days to batter their way through the ‘Gateway to Belgium’, losing tens of thousands of men in repeated frontal assaults, and they had to bring up the heaviest siege artillery ever used to destroy the defenses.

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 The Great War at Sea: 1914-1918
The Great War at Sea: 1914-1918
Author: Richard Hough
The Great War at Sea: 1914-1918
Birlinn Limited
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 412
Language: English
Size: 66.7 MB

Mr Hough's account of the Sea War of World War I is masterful retelling of a subject that is not without controversy. His premise that the naval war between Great Britain and the German Empire was THE deciding factor of the Great War is supportable even if the reader might be hesitant to accept it. He opens a different view that addresses just about everything the naval historian can conjur up from dreadnaught design to internal politics in London and Berlin at a time when the USA could hardly be considered a significant military power, particularly at sea. Of particular interest if his examination of how the Royal Navy, torn by outdated traditions and political infighting, plagued by somewhat unimaginative officers, continued to rule the waves and provide the greatest Fleet victory since Trafalgar over the German High Seas Fleet. Anyone with an interest in World War I, seapower, or general naval history can't go wrong with this book.

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 The Seafarers - The Dreadnoughts
The Seafarers - The Dreadnoughts
Author: Collective
The Seafarers - The Dreadnoughts
Time-Life Books
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 25.2 MB

"The Dreadnoughts," a volume in "The Seafarers" series put together by Time-Life, begins with the review of the British fleet at Spithead in 1897 and ends with the aftermath of the Battle of Jutland (known in Germany as the Battle of the Skagerrak). This was the largest naval engagement of World War I and the only one to involve battleships on a large scale. Fought May 31-June 1 1916 in the North Sea, the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet, commanded by Admiral John Jellicoe, faced the Kaiserliche Marine's High Seas Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Reinhard Scheer. Knowing that the Battle of Jutland is the climax of this volume puts the rest of this look at the Dreadnoughts in perspective. The lessons of the Battle of Tsushima during the war between Russia and Japan in 1905, where long-range fire decided the outcome, were not lost on the British Admiralty. The result was the creation of the H.M.S. "Dreadnought," a radical design that heralded the start of an epic naval arms race of battleships between Great Britain and Germany, the United States and Japan over the first four decades of the 20th century. Although she never fired her guns in battle and her only action during World War I was to ram and sink a German U-boat in the North Sea, "Dreadnought" was a pivotal ship in naval history because she was so far advanced that every battleship that came after her embodied her basic concept. Before her, all battleships had a main battery of four guns. The "Dreadnought" had ten, although it could fire only eight in a broadside, and it was bigger and faster than any of her predecessors.

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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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 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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 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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 Bomber Parade: Headliners in Bomber Plane History
Bomber Parade: Headliners in Bomber Plane History
Author: C. B. Colby
Bomber Parade: Headliners in Bomber Plane History
Coward-McCann,Inc.
1960
Format: PDF
Pages: 54
Language: English
Size: 22.7 MB

A review of bombers from World War I models to the planes of tomorrow, with pictures and easy-to-read text.

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 Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II
Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II
Author: Major Charles D. Melson
Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1482039311
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 5,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 36
Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II is a narrative of the activities of the defense battalions during the Pacific War. Official records and appropriate historical works were used in compiling this chronicle, which is published for the information of those interested in the history of the USMC. This book is one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II.

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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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 Among the Ottomans Diaries from Turkey in World War I
Among the Ottomans Diaries from Turkey in World War I
Author: Ian Lyster
Among the Ottomans Diaries from Turkey in World War I
I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 1848855214
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 16,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 208
During World War One, the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history, faced severe challenges to its structure and existence, which eventually resulted in its dissolution. Among The Ottomans introduces two unique diary accounts written by two generations of the same family in the declining years of the Ottoman Empire.

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 The First World War: A Complete History
The First World War: A Complete History
: The First World War: A Complete History
Author : Martin Gilbert
RosettaBooks LLC
: 2014
Pages: 633
Format : PDF
Size : 7,5 MB
Language : English
They called it the War to End All Wars, but it was only the beginning of the global conflicts that rocked the 20th Century. The First World War redrew national boundaries, eliminated monarchies, and left millions of soldiers and civilians dead, and its impact has continued to shape the Western political and social landscape since.
In this sweeping narrative, best-selling historian Martin Gilbert provides a view of the conflict that's both global and personal, drawing on eyewitness accounts, contemporary reporting, and first-hand documentation. It offers an immediate, compelling voice to familiar historical events, bringing new facets of the conflict to life and personalizing the tale with gripping survivor testimonies.

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