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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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 The Routledge Atlas of the First World War, 3rd Edition
The Routledge Atlas of the First World War, 3rd Edition
Author: Martin Gilbert
The Routledge Atlas of the First World War, 3rd Edition
Routledge
2008
ISBN: 0415460387
Format: EPUB
Size: 52,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
From its origins to its terrible legacy, the tortuous course of the Great War is vividly set out in a series of 174 fascinating maps. Together the maps form a comprehensive and compelling picture of the war that shattered Europe, and illustrate its military, social, political and economic aspects. Beginning with the tensions that already existed, the atlas covers:
the early months of the war: from the fall of Belgium to the fierce fighting at Ypres and Tannenberg:
the developing war in Europe: from Gallipoli to the horrors of the Somme and Verdun
life at the front: from living underground, the trench system and the mud of Passchendaele to the war graves
technology and the new horrors: from phosgene gas attacks to submarines, tanks and mines
the home fronts: from German food riots to the air defence of Britain, the Russian Revolution and the collapse of Austria-Hungary
the aftermath: from war debts and war deaths to the new map of Europe.
This third edition contains an entirely new section depicting the visual remembrance of the war; a fascinating visitors' guide to the memorials that commemorate the tragedy of the Somme.

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 Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare
Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare
Author: Paul Kendall
Aisne 1914: The Dawn of Trench Warfare
Spellmount
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 416
Size: 19 Mb
Language: English

The Battle of the Aisne fought during September 1914 was a savage engagement and a complete shock for the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who were trained to fight mobile wars. When they reached the north bank of the Aisne the "Old Contemptibles" would be stopped by the Germans entrenched on high ground armed with machine guns, supported by heavy artillery. The allied commanders would naively send their troops into futile assaults up exposed slopes, devoid of cover to attack the German lines dug into positions on the ridges along the Chemin des Dames and concealed by woodland.

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 British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930
British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930
Author: Donald J. Lisio
British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107056950
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 3,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 344
During World War I, Britain's naval supremacy enabled it to impose economic blockades and interdiction of American neutral shipping. The United States responded by building 'a navy second to none', one so powerful that Great Britain could not again successfully challenge America's vital economic interests. This book reveals that when the United States offered to substitute naval equality for its emerging naval supremacy, the British, nonetheless, used the resulting two major international arms-control conferences of the 1920s to ensure its continued naval dominance.

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 The Russian Army and the First World War
The Russian Army and the First World War
Author: Nik Cornish
The Russian Army and the First World War
Spellmount
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 196
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

This book is a clear introduction to the Russian Army of 1914-18 and the events on the Eastern Front during that period. It covers not only the three dominant events of Western literature (the battle of Tannenberg and the March and November revolutions) but expands on the facts and bitter realities of the horrific warfare that challenged Russia and all the nations. It contains many previously unpublished photographs depicting the Russian Army of 1914-18. The author dispels some of the myths that have grown up around the army of the last Tsar, such as a lack of innovation and an inability to adapt to 'modern' warfare. It also shows there was more to the Eastern Front than Tannenberg and the revolutions of 1917. Covered in this book are areas glossed over by other writers such as the nationalist formations and the Revolutionary units of the Provisional Government. Two chapters describe the Romanian and Caucasian theatres in more depth than usual.

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 The Battle of Neuve Chapelle
The Battle of Neuve Chapelle
Author: Geoff Bridger
The Battle of Neuve Chapelle
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
1998
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

Neuve Chapelle a lost battlefield is now opened up for the explorer to learn more about the actions that took place there. In Early 1915, the British decided to take the offensive for the first time in the war against German positions in Northern France. The initial objective was a bulge, about one mile across, in their lines at Neuve. Events which took place here early in 1915 are described in detail and show why this almost forgotten battle set the course of the war.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 World War I: War in the Trenches (World Wars)
World War I: War in the Trenches (World Wars)
Author: Ole Steen Hansen
World War I: War in the Trenches (World Wars)
Raintree Steck-Vaughn
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 72
Language: English
Size: 13.3 MB

This book addresses key questions such as: how did the Allies and Germany become so literally entrenched and unable to make any significant progress; What strategic philosophies caused generals on all sides to accept such a horrendous loss of life; and, What was life like for ordinary soldiers fighting and living in the trenches. It includes an analysis of the key battles of Verdun, the Somme and the third battle of Ypres - otherwise known as Passchendaele, or the 'battle of the mud'.

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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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 Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far
Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far
Author: Ashley Ekins
Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far
Exisle Publishing
2013
ISBN: 1459657748
Format: EPUB
Size: 5,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 708
In early August 1915, after months of stalemate in the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops launched a series of assaults in an all - out attempt to break the deadlock and achieve a decisive victory. The 'August offensive' resulted in heartbreaking failure and costly losses on both sides. Many of the sites of the bloody struggle became famous names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay. Debate has continued to the present day over the strategy and planning, the real or illusory opportunities for success, and the causes of failure in what became the last throw of the dice for the Allies. This new book about the Gallipoli battles arises out of a major international conference at the Australian War Memorial in 2010 to mark the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Keynote speaker Professor Robin Prior led a range of international authorities from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, India and Turkey to present their most recent research findings. The result was significant: never before had such a range of views been presented, with fresh German and Turkish perspectives offered alongside those of British and Australasian historians. For the resulting book, the papers have been edited and the text has been augmented with soldiers' letters and diary accounts, as well as a large number of photographs and maps.

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 Beaucourt (Battleground Europe)
Beaucourt (Battleground Europe)
Author: Michael Renshaw
Beaucourt
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 22 Mb
Language: English

Beaucourt is one of the last parts of the Battle of the Somme still to be covered, until now, by the splendid Battleground Europe Series. It was also one of the last actions of the Battle of the Somme, 1916.The eventual capture of Beaucourt along with Beaumont Hamel forced the Germans to retreat to their new defensive position known as the Hindenburg Line. Readers are taken on a voyage of discovery through the village of Beaucourt and along the banks of the Ancre in the direction of Cambrai.

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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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 Anzac: Sari Bair
Anzac: Sari Bair
Author: Stephen Chambers
Anzac: Sari Bair
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 240
Size: 44 Mb
Language: English

The August Offensive was born out of the failures of the Gallipoli landings and the subsequent battles of late spring and early summer 1915. General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, chose to play all his remaining cards in this daring and ingenious gamble that he hoped would finally turn the tide in the allies favor and bring his army up onto the heights overlooking the elusive Dardanelles.

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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 "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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 Scandinavia in the First World War: Studies in the War Experience of the Northern Neutrals
Scandinavia in the First World War: Studies in the War Experience of the Northern Neutrals
Author: Claes Ahlund
Scandinavia in the First World War: Studies in the War Experience of the Northern Neutrals
Nordic Academic Press
ISBN: 9187121573
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 20,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 360
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all managed to stay out of World War I, but all three countries were deeply affected by it. Opening with a systematically comparative introduction to the history of the Scandinavian countries during that time period, this account then presents 13 case studies examining the impact of the war on these neutral entities. From inflation and the shortage of consumer goods to widespread poverty and political unrest—not to mention the thousands of Scandinavian soldiers who participated in the war—this unique compilation analyzes the military and economic consequences as well as the vital political and social issues raised by the conflict.

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