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 St Quentin (Battleground Europe)
St Quentin (Battleground Europe)
Author: Helen McPhail
St Quentin (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2000
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

After the First World War, how many thousands of British families would have proud or bitter reason to remember the name St Quentin? At least eight Divisions, 23 Brigades, 74 Battalions an enormous number of fighting men, a weight of experience, courage, defeat and victory, all to be traced through these fields and villages round the city. There is much to honour here: exhausted British troops marching south in the Retreat from Mons in August 1914, resistance attacks on the Hindenburg Line in 1917, desperate feats of arms in the final German onslaught in the Spring of 1918.

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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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 Battleships: The First Big Guns
Battleships: The First Big Guns
Author: Philip Kaplan
Battleships: The First Big Guns: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Pen and Sword
Images of War
ISBN: 1783462930
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

This new addition to the Images of War series takes as its focus the early Big Gun battleships that saw development and deployment during the First World War. Iconic ships such as HMS Warspite and Malaya feature amidst this pictorial history that is sure to appeal to fans of the series, and naval enthusiasts in particular.

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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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 The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making
The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making
Author: Jack S. Levy, John A. Vasquez
The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107042453
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 15,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
The First World War had profound consequences both for the evolution of the international system and for domestic political systems. How and why did the war start? Offering a unique interdisciplinary perspective, this volume brings together a distinguished group of diplomatic historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the war.
Organized around several theoretically based questions, it shows how power, alliances, historical rivalries, militarism, nationalism, public opinion, internal politics, and powerful personalities shaped decision-making in each of the major countries in the lead up to war. The emphasis on the interplay of theory and history is a significant contribution to the dialogue between historians and political scientists, and will contribute to a better understanding of the war in both disciplines.

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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 Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918
The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918
Author: Ross Anderson
The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918
The History Press
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 368
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

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 The Trenches: Fighting on the Western Front in World War I
The Trenches: Fighting on the Western Front in World War I
Author: Dorothy Hoobler
The Trenches: Fighting on the Western Front in World War I
G.P. Putnam's Sons
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 196
Language: English
Size: 22.3 MB

Describes the combat experiences of English, French and German soldiers on the Western Front during the Great War. Photographs that include many never before published accompany a realistic account of the nightmare of life and death in the trenches of the Western Front during the First World War.

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 British Intelligence in the Second World War vol.1
British Intelligence in the Second World War vol.1
Author: F. H. Hinsley
British Intelligence in the Second World War vol.1
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 622
Language: English
Size: 91.8 MB

British Intelligence in the Second World War provides the only reliable account yet published of the key role played by British Intelligence in Allied strategy and operations in the Second World War. No such account could have been written without the unrestricted access that was afforded to Professor Hinsley and his colleagues to the full range of British government intelligence records and to political and military archives of the war and the interwar years. This volume, an abridgement of Professor Hinsley's widely acclaimed five-volume history of British Intelligence, covers in fascinating detail the use of intelligence in all aspects of the war in Europe.

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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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 Gully Ravine: Gallipoli (Battleground Europe)
Gully Ravine: Gallipoli (Battleground Europe)
Author: Stephen Chambers
Gully Ravine: Gallipoli
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 176
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

This book concentrates on Gully Ravine and its immediate area on the western side of the Helles battlefield, Gallipoli. "...Death was at work there,...Death lived there,...Death wandered up and down there and fed on Life." (John Masefield). Here trench fighting raged throughout the campaign, culminating in the Battle of Gully Ravine between 28 June and 5 July 1915. This attack was a successful piece of planning and execution, enabling the British to capture five lines of Turkish trenches, seriously threatening the Turkish hold on the southern tip of the peninsula.

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 The Fighters: The Men and Machines of the First Air War
The Fighters: The Men and Machines of the First Air War
Author: Thomas R Funderburk
The Fighters: The Men and Machines of the First Air War
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 224
Language: English
Size: 26 MB

Here is the story of the epic days when men first spread their wings in war, with authentic eyewitness accounts from American, British, French, German, and Canadian fliers. Here you will find superb descriptions of the tactics, combats, triumphs, and tragedies of fighter aviation from its earliest days of improvisation to the final massed formations in the air.

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 The War on Hospital Ships 1914-1918
The War on Hospital Ships 1914-1918
Author: Stephen McGreal
The War on Hospital Ships 1914-1918
Pen and Sword Maritime
ISBN: 1844158586
2009
Format: EPUB
Pages: 272
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

It is often said "The first casualty of war is the truth" and there is no better example of this than the furore caused by the claims and counterclaims of the British and German Governments at the height of the First World War. Wounded allied personnel were invariably repatriated by hospital ships, which ran the gauntlet of mined waters and gambled on the humanity of the U- Boat commanders. For, contrary to the terms of the Geneva Convention, on occasions Germany had sunk the unarmed hospital ships under the pretense they carried reinforcement troops and ammunition. The press seized on these examples of 'Hun Barbarity', especially the drowning of noncombatant female nurses.

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 The First World War: The War to End All Wars
The First World War: The War to End All Wars
Author: Geoffrey Jukes
The First World War: The War to End All Wars
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 1782002804
2013
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 364
Size: 18 Mb
Language: English

Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterised by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of the Somme, Verdun and Ypres incurred human loss on a scale never previously imagined. This book, with a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine. A series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians caught up in the war.

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 The Early Birds of War: The Daring Pilots and Fighter Airplanes of World War I
The Early Birds of War: The Daring Pilots and Fighter Airplanes of World War I
Author: Thomas R Funderburk
The Early Birds of War: The Daring Pilots and Fighter Airplanes of World War I
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
1968
Format: PDF
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 17.5 MB

A detailed, fully illustrated overview of the various planes, and by extension the pilots, used in World War I.

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 The 1st Marine Division and Its Regiments
The 1st Marine Division and Its Regiments
Author: Anna A. Ferrante
The 1st Marine Division and Its Regiments
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 0160501016
1999
Format: PDF
Size: 6,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 79
The 1st Marine Division and Its Regiments is a narrative of the division and its regiments since its activation in December 1913. This history is based on the official records of the United States Marine Corps and appropriate secondary sources. It is published for the information of those interested in the division and its regiments and the role played and continues to play in adding to Marine Corps traditions and battle honors.

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 Aisne 1914 (Battleground Europe)
Aisne 1914 (Battleground Europe)
Author: Jerry Murland
Aisne 1914
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 50 Mb
Language: English

The 1914 Battle of the Aisne, officially from 12 - 15 September, came about as a result of the German retirement from the Battle of the Marne, which took place further south as the huge conscript armies of France and Germany jostled for position almost within sight of Paris. By the time the British arrived on the Aisne, the battle line stretched some 150 miles from Noyon in the west to Verdun in the east and it was only along a tiny fifteen-mile sector in the middle that The British Expeditionary Force was engaged. However, it fought bitter engagements, which took place in difficult conditions and casualties were heavy. The Aisne fighting was the final attempt by the allies to follow through from the success of the Marne. It also marked the successful establishment by the Germans of a sound defensive line on this part of the front.

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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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 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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