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 Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story of Australia and the Invasion of Russia 1918-19
Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story of Australia and the Invasion of Russia 1918-19
Author: Michael Challinger
Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story of Australia and the Invasion of Russia 1918-19
Hardie Grant Books
2010
ISBN: 1740667514
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 304
In November 1918, as World War One was coming to a close and soldiers were returning home, a small group of Australian men signed up for more fighting. Yet this time, the enemy was Russian Bolsheviks instead of Germans, and the frontline was the wild and frozen wastelands of far north Russia. With humor and an eye for irony, Michael Challinger tells the story of how this group of 150 Aussies was seconded to help protect the British from a rear guard attack from northern Russia. Stationed in the small town of Arkhangel, the soldiers became embroiled in what was to become the Russian revolution, as they battled not only the Bolsheviks but also extreme cold, hostility from locals, and a 25-kilometer front line. Two of these Australians soldiers went on to win Victoria Crosses and are perhaps our most neglected war heroes. Anzacs in Arkhangel brings Russian history into focus and reveals how easily the First World War could have been lost. It is a fascinating account of part of the Anzac legend that is not so much forgotten as never known.

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 World War I in 100 Objects
World War I in 100 Objects
World War I in 100 Objects
Author: Peter Doyle
Plume
2014
ISBN: 0142181595
Pages: 352
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 70 MB

A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history. In World War I in 100 Objects, military historian Peter Doyle shares a fascinating collection of items, from patriotic badges worn by British citizens to field equipment developed by the United States. Beautifully photographed, each item is accompanied by the unique story it tells about the war, its strategy, its innovations, and the people who fought it.

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 The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
Author: Margaret MacMillan
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
Profile Books
2013
ISBN: 140006855X
Format: EPUB
Size: 10,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 739
From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of World War I.
The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. In the first years of the twentieth century, Europe believed it was marching to a golden, happy, and prosperous future. But instead, complex personalities and rivalries, colonialism and ethnic nationalisms, and shifting alliances helped to bring about the failure of the long peace and the outbreak of a war that transformed Europe and the world.

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 Western Front 1914-1916: Mons, La Cataeu, Loos, the Battle of the Somme
Western Front 1914-1916: Mons, La Cataeu, Loos, the Battle of the Somme
Author: Martin Mace
Western Front 1914-1916: Mons, La Cataeu, Loos, the Battle of the Somme
Pen and Sword Military
The War Despatches Series
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 196
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

From the moment the German army moved quietly into Luxemburg on 2 August 1914, to the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the fighting on the Western Front in France and Flanders never stopped. There were quiet periods, just as there were the most intense, savage, huge-scale battles. The war on the Western Front can be thought of as being in three phases: first, a war of movement as Germany attacked France and the Allies sought to halt it; second, the lengthy and terribly costly siege warfare as the entrenched lines proved impossible to crack (late 1914 to mid-1918); and finally a return to mobile warfare as the Allies applied lessons and technologies forged in the previous years.

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 World War I: A History
World War I: A History
Author: Hew Strachan
World War I: A History
Oxford University Press
1998
Format: PDF
Pages: 392
Language: English
Size: 56 MB

The war that shaped the history of the twentieth century. A compelling new history of World War I by an international team of experts. Extensively illustrated to display the war in every aspect, from its causes to its consequences, and the potent legacy which still touches us today.

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 Battleground: Ypres - Airfields & Airmen
Battleground: Ypres - Airfields & Airmen
Author: Mike O'Connor
Battleground: Ypres - Airfields & Airmen
Pen & Sword
2000
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 145
Language: English
Size: 5 MB

This is the first book in the Battleground Europe Series discovering the airfields and airmen of the Great War. It is sometimes forgotten that the Wright Brother's first flight took place only in 1903; yet fifteen years later the Royal Air Force had over 20,000 aircraft of all types including night bombers.This book takes the reader to the sites of the airfields used by the Royal Flying Corps in the vicinity of the Ypres Salient. These fields were basic in the extreme compared with airbases of WW2 and today; flattish ground hitherto used for agriculture purposes trampled down by men and vehicles. It was here that the primitive aircraft were based, surrounded by a tented camp and temporary buildings.Yet out of such places the great legendary air aces of the war operated. The book also reveals the locations of many killed whilst engaged in combat flying.Pilots from other countries (French, German etc) are also covered.

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 Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne
Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne
Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne
Author: Ian Senior
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 978 1472803351
2014
Language: English
Pages: 456
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 5,6 MB

For a century, accounts of the German invasion of France and the opening year of the First World War have been dominated by histories of British troops and their experience in battle, despite the fact that the British Expeditionary Force comprised just four divisions, while the French and Germans fielded 60 each. Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, Invasion 1914 examines how the German invasion of France and Belgium came agonizingly close to defeating the French armies, capturing Paris and ending the First World War before the end of the year. Ian Senior reveals how the initial German strategy revolved around, and in part depended on, rapid victory over the French, and how the failure to achieve this resulted in the surprisingly fluid battles of the early days of the war deteriorating into the trench-based warfare which was to see the war drag on for another four years of unprecedented slaughter. Weaving together strategic analysis, diary entries, eyewitness accounts and interview transcripts from soldiers on the ground with consummate skill, this narrative is a timely investigation into the dramatic early months of the war, as the fate of Europe hung in the balance.

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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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 Serre (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Serre (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

The tiny French hamlet of Serre, the norther nmost part of the front for the July 1st 1916 attack is the subject of the fifth of the Battleground Europe series. Thre e other battles at Serre are also covered.

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 A Military Atlas of First World War
A Military Atlas of First World War
Author: Banks A.
A Military Atlas of First World War
Leo Cooper
2009
Format: DjVu
Size: 14 mb
Language: English
Pages: 327

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 Airfields & Airmen: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Author: Mike O'Connor
Airfields & Airmen: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2004
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

The Battleground Europe series has helped create a new audience for the story of the desperate battles of World War I, But up to now the series has largely been concerned with the ground war. Popular demand has inspired the editors to create a new series of guides to the air war 1914-1918. The first volume is devoted to the Ypres Salient, the northernmost sector of the Western Front. Here the Royal Flying Corps battled the German Imperial Air Service for supremacy over the battlefield, while the Royal Naval Air Service attempted to intercept Germany's Zeppelins and early long-range bombers before they could reach the skies over London.

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 The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East
Author: Martin Sieff
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East (Politically Incorrect Guides)
Regnery Publishing
2008
Format: PDF
Size: 15.8 Mb
Language: English

Why most of what you think you know about the Middle East is wrong
The Middle East: a region that's almost never off the front pages, yet one most Americans know little about. The mainstream media and Ivy League academics only make matters worse by casting everything in the usual politically correct mold: Arab terrorists are just desperate freedom fighters, and the region's one free democracy--Israel--is the oppressor, not least because of its alliance with America. And if Islamic extremism is a problem, the establishment tells us, it's only because it's rooted in that source of all evils: religion. A different strain of political correctness has seeped into some minds on the right--most notably the Bush administration, which, so ready to buy into the egalitarian myths we are all taught, believed that Western-style democracy could flourish anywhere. Now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East, veteran Middle East correspondent Martin Sieff puts the lie to all these myths and clichés, giving you everything you need to know about the region to understand its past, its present, and its possible future. In The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East, you'll learn:
- How, for three decades, the British supported parliamentary democracy throughout the Middle East, but it didn't work
- Why Britain's post-World War I Middle East policy was a comedy of errors and incompetence that soon escalated into tragedy
- Where America went wrong in Iraq: how U.S. policymakers vastly underestimated the intransigent, unsophisticated, and anti-Western nature of its competing communities
- How Saudi Arabia's security forces defeated al Qaeda--and why you never heard about it
- How the Muslim nations of the Middle East took an irrevocable turn toward radical Islam not in the tenth century or after the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols in the thirteenth century--but in 1979
- How the Arab states openly declared their determination to prevent a Jewish state from being born in 1947--twenty years before the West Bank and Gaza were first occupied
The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East is a bold first step toward facing the hard truths necessary for peace.

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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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 Vimy Ridge (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Vimy Ridge (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 45 Mb
Language: English

The latest in the Battleground Europe series of books covers the activities of the French army, the British occupation of the Vimy sector, Easter 1917 and the start of the Battle of Arras, in addition to sections on car tours, memorials and cemeteries.

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 Cobbers In Khaki - The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918
Cobbers In Khaki - The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918
Author: Ron Austin
Cobbers In Khaki - The History of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918
Slouch Hat Publications
2004
Format: PDF
Pages: 316
Language: English
Size: 43 MB

The history of the 8th Battalion, 1914-1918. An original Gallipoli Landing battalion, formed in the Ballarat & Geelong districts in 1914. Three Victoria Crosses were won by the battalion during its wartime service with Captain Percy Lay being the most highly decorated soldier. During his service on the Western Front, Percy Lay was awarded the Military Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre.

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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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 The Battle of Bellewaarde: June 1915
The Battle of Bellewaarde: June 1915
Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor
The Battle of Bellewaarde: June 1915
Pen and Sword Military
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 328
Size: 46 Mb
Language: English

It was 2am on the 16th June 1915 and dawn was slowly breaking over Bellewaarde. It was exceptionally quiet, the troops of 3rd Division were situated on the western edge of Railway Wood and shrouded in a thick mist which reduced visibility and gave the illusion of safety. Across the few yards of no man’s land, the German troops of Reserve Infantry Regiments (RIR) 248 and 246, and Unter-Elsässisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 132 were also blanketed in the thick damp mist.

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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, Peter Simkins, Michael Hickey
The First World War - The war to end all wars
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781841767383
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 22,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 352
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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 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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