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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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 Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast (Battleground Europe)
Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast (Battleground Europe)
Author: Mike O'Connor
Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2005
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

In this latest addition to the Airfields and Airmen Series, Mike O'Connor describes the dramatic air actions that took place along the Belgian and North France coastline during The Great War.In addition to the Royal Fighting Corps and RAF aspect this volume covers the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) and Belgian Air Service (AMB) as well as the German Naval Air Service.

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 Carnage: The German Front in World War One (Images of War)
Carnage: The German Front in World War One (Images of War)
Author: Alistair Smith
Carnage: The German Front in World War One (Images of War)
Pen and Sword
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 31 Mb

These amazingly well preserved photographs originate from German collection. They cover the full gamut of the dreadful conditions that all troops involved in that ghastly war experienced between 1914 and 1918. The collection portrays life and conditions in the German trenches, the carnage of the wrecked villages and buildings in which they lived and fought and views of the destruction wrought by the Allied offensives. Many of the photos show downed British and French aircraft and often with their crew, dead or alive. Captured British and French troops are seen being held before shipment to PoW camps well behind the lines. The utter destruction of the country surrounding the Front is difficult to comprehend.

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 Guillemont (Battleground Europe)
Guillemont (Battleground Europe)
Author: Michael Stedman
Guillemont
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

The battle of Guillemont raged throughout Au gust 1916. This book contains the story of this battle which was of a type that was repeated in many places across the S omme in that summer and autumn of 1916.

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 Handbook Of The German Army In War. January 1917
Handbook Of The German Army In War. January 1917
Author: Collective
Handbook Of The German Army In War. January 1917
EP Publishing
1973
Format: PDF
Pages: 143
Language: English
Size: 17 MB

This work was compiled by British Military Intelligence and is part of a series that brings together an overview of the state of the German Army at the period preceding the armistice. It existed in at least two earlier editions from January 1917 and April 1918. The work covers many aspects of the German army including training, mobilisation, command and organisation, weapons, signals, transportation, medical and veterinary services and uniforms. This handbook would have informed the perception of the German army from a British perspective in the years following the war.

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 Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War
Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War
Author: Edward J. Erickson
Ordered to Die A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War
Greenwood Press
ISBN: 0313315167
2000
Format: PDF
Size: 15,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 304

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 The British Army 1914-1918
The British Army 1914-1918
Author: Andrew Rawson
The British Army 1914-1918
Spellmount
2014
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 299
Language: English
Size: 10.4 MB

An indispensable guide to the British Army during the First World War covers the men who fought for Britain: from the ‘Old Contemptibles’ – the professionals who stemmed the German advance at the beginning of the war – to the Territorials, the ‘Derby Men’, Kitchener’s ‘New Army’ and the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser’s armies four years later. Andrew Rawson examines the impressive contributions made by the Dominions and the Empire and explores aspects of doctrine, training, communications, strategy and tactics, together with divisional organisations, histories and the roles of the different Arms and Services. He reviews all aspects of the soldier’s everyday life – uniforms, equipment, rations, trench life, leave and military discipline – and profiles the commanders and the legacy of the war in art, as well as providing information on cemeteries and places of interest. It is all here, in one book.

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 Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys!: How Chemistry Changed the First World War
Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys!: How Chemistry Changed the First World War
Author: Michael Freemantle
Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys!: How Chemistry Changed the First World War
Spellmount
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 196
Size: 3 Mb

Chemistry was not only a destructive instrument of World War I, but also protected troops and healed the sick and wounded. From bombs to bullets, gas to anesthetic, khaki to camouflage, chemistry was truly the alchemy of the war. This history explores its dangers and its healing potential, revealing how the arms race was also a race for chemistry, to the extent that Germany's thirst for fertilizer to feed the creation of their shells nearly starved the nation. It answers question such as: What is cordite? What is lyddite? What is mustard gas? What is phosgene? What is gunmetal? This is a true picture of the horrors of the "Chemists' War."

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 Fort Douaumont (Battleground Europe)
Fort Douaumont (Battleground Europe)
Author: Christina Holstein
Fort Douaumont
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2010
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 45 Mb
Language: English

This fully revised second edition of Christina Holstein's acclaimed Battleground guide to Fort Douaumont will be essential reading for students of the Battle of Verdun, for visitors to the battlefield, and for anyone who is interested in the history of twentieth-century fortifications.The battle, which lasted from 21 February to 15 December 1916, was a turning point in the First World War, and Fort Douaumont was at the heart of it. In 1914 the fort was the strongest and most modern of the fortifications around Verdun and it formed the keystone of the French defense in the area.

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 Top Secret Files: World War I: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts from World War I
Top Secret Files: World War I: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts from World War I
Author: Stephanie Bearce
Top Secret Files: World War I: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts from World War I
Prufrock Press
ISBN: 1618212419
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 8,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 128
Flame throwers, spy trees, bird bombs, and Hell Fighters were all a part of World War I, but you won't learn that in your history books! Uncover long-lost secrets of spies like Howard Burnham, "The One Legged Wonder," and nurse-turned-spy, Edith Cavell. Peek into secret files to learn the truth about the Red Baron and the mysterious Mata Hari. Then build your own Zeppelin balloon and mix up some invisible ink. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files of History. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden...

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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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 The Germans on the Somme 1914-1918 (Images of War)
The Germans on the Somme 1914-1918 (Images of War)
Author: David Bilton
The Germans on the Somme 1914-1918
Pen and Sword
Images of War
2010
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 19 Mb
Language: English

This highly illustrated book covers the activities of the German Army on the River Somme throughout the long years of The Great War. The initial fighting in 1914 was against the French prior to the arrival of the British Army. The 1916 Allied Offensive eventually resulted in the German withdrawal but only at a terrible cost to both sides. The 1918 Kaiserschlacht saw the Germans return, albeit briefly. Each phase is covered from the German perspective using primary and secondary sources. In addition to the wealth of splendid/fully captioned photographs, there is an authoritative general text and a useful chronological order of events. Being arguably the most evocative area in British military history, much has been written on the Somme. What makes this splendid book so different is the author's successful attempt to view events through the eyes of our adversaries.

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 Battleground Gallipoli
Battleground Gallipoli
Author: Nigel Steel
Battleground Gallipoli
Pen & Sword
1998
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 208
Language: English
Size: 7 MB

Gallipoli tells of the disastrous campaign at Gallipoli in 1915 when the allies failed to knock Turkey out of the war. With then and now photographs the book provides detailed historical descriptions of the area and the events, all of which will appeal to the armchair historian and the intrepid visitor to the sites. It will prove an indispensable companion.

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 Fighting the Kaiser's War: The Saxons in Flanders 1914/1918
Fighting the Kaiser's War: The Saxons in Flanders 1914/1918
Author: Andrew Lucas, Jürgen Schmieschek
Fighting the Kaiser's War: The Saxons in Flanders 1914/1918
Pen and Sword Military
2015
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 16 Mb
Language: English

Personal accounts of the Great War experiences of British soldiers are well known and plentiful, but similar accounts from the German side of no man's land are rare. This highly original book vividly describes the wartime lives and ultimate fates of ten Saxon soldiers facing the British in Flanders, revealed through their intimate diaries and correspondence. The stories of these men, from front-line trench fighters to a brigade commander, are in turn used to illustrate the wider story of thousands more who fought and died in Flanders 'for King and Country, Kaiser and Reich' with the Royal Saxon Army. This ground-breaking work is illustrated with over 300 mostly unseen wartime photographs and other images, recording the German experience of the war in human detail and giving a rounded picture of how the Saxons lived and died in Flanders.

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 Battleground: Somme - Boom Ravine
Battleground: Somme - Boom Ravine
Author: Trevor Pidgeon
Battleground: Somme - Boom Ravine
Pen & Sword
1998
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 123
Language: English
Size: 30.5 MB

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 The United States Air Force: A Turbulent History
The United States Air Force: A Turbulent History
Author: Herbert Molloy Mason, Jr.
The United States Air Force: A Turbulent History
Mason/Charter
1976
Format: PDF
Pages: 328
Language: English
Size: 34.6 MB

Less than seventy years after Orville Wright's plant fell apart during an army demonstration, the United States Air Force, with its nuclear capability, has developed into the nation's most powerful political and military weapon. Here is the complete story of this amazing technological metamorphosis. The slip-shod, hair-raising first few years were a curious mixture of comedy and drama. Under the stress of flights at 46 mph, propellers fell off, wings ripped in half, and telephone poles were a lethal threat to every pilot. In 1916, Pancho Villa was never as safe as when the first provisional aero division crashed its way through Mexico, looking for him after he had raided a Colorado town. The two world wars, of course, and the years between them, firmly established the value of an efficient air force. This powerful emergence began with Woodrow Wilson's commitment to supply the allied cause with 22,600 planes, fewer than 1,000 of which ever reached the front. During the interim years, the flamboyant prominence of Billy Mitchell, Benny Foulois, and others, helped to promote the fledgling air corps despite furious military, public, and congressional opposition. Finally, the awesome German Luftwaffe forced franklin d. Roosevelt to call for a crash development program. With only a dozen b-17 bombers at the time of Hitler's invasion of Poland, the U.S. would end World War II with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This advent of nuclear capability destines the air force to controversy for the rest of its days.

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 A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
Author: Geoffrey Wawro
A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
Basic Books
ISBN: 0465028357
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 4,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 472
The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the Austrian troops were hopelessly unprepared for the industrialized warfare that would shortly consume Europe.
As prizewinning historian Geoffrey Wawro explains in A Mad Catastrophe, the doomed Austrian conscripts were an unfortunate microcosm of the Austro-Hungarian Empire itself—both equally ripe for destruction. After the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, Germany goaded the Empire into a war with Russia and Serbia. With the Germans massing their forces in the west to engage the French and the British, everything—the course of the war and the fate of empires and alliances from Constantinople to London—hinged on the Habsburgs’ ability to crush Serbia and keep the Russians at bay. However, Austria-Hungary had been rotting from within for years, hollowed out by repression, cynicism, and corruption at the highest levels. Commanded by a dying emperor, Franz Joseph I, and a querulous celebrity general, Conrad von Hötzendorf, the Austro-Hungarians managed to bungle everything: their ultimatum to the Serbs, their declarations of war, their mobilization, and the pivotal battles in Galicia and Serbia. By the end of 1914, the Habsburg army lay in ruins and the outcome of the war seemed all but decided.
Drawing on deep archival research, Wawro charts the decline of the Empire before the war and reconstructs the great battles in the east and the Balkans in thrilling and tragic detail. A Mad Catastrophe is a riveting account of a neglected face of World War I, revealing how a once-mighty empire collapsed in the trenches of Serbia and the Eastern Front, changing the course of European history.

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 A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches
A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches
Author: Andrew Davidson
A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches
Atria Books/Marble Arch Press
ISBN: 1476777551
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 36,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.
As a twenty-five-year-old medical officer and one of the first doctors to win the Military Cross, Fred Davidson took countless photographs while he served in the trenches from 1914-1915. Though he took them illegally, more than 250 of the photographs shot by Davidson and his fellow officers survived and are now shared for the first time in this harrowing, eye-catching, and poignant narrative of the Great War.
In A Doctor in the Great War, author Andrew Davidson—the grandson of Fred—depicts the everyday lives of soldiers, both on and off duty: from the parade ground at Glasgow’s Maryhill to the brothels of Armentieres, from the band of brothers who dubbed themselves “Old Contemptibles” to the original folding Kodak and Ansco cameras they used. It is the story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling the Great War’s earliest front line photographs. And it is a deeply personal account of the pictures that have been passed down for three generations, describing the men who fought with Fred Davidson, the conditions they served in, the battles they saw, and the horrors they endured.
A must-have for history and photography enthusiasts alike, this glimpse of the War to End All Wars is an unusually intimate portrait that will engulf you in the lives of soldiers and leave you humbled and amazed.

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 Surgeon with the Kaiser's Army
Surgeon with the Kaiser's Army
Author: Stephen Kurt Westmann
Surgeon with the Kaiser's Army
Pen and Sword Military
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 159
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

The Author gave up his medical studies at Freiburg University in 1914 to enlist in the German Army. He was soon involved in bloody hand-to-hand fighting against the French before moving to the Russian front.

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