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 The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
Author: Andrew Uffindell
The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 38 Mb
Language: English

The First Battle of the Marne was one of the most pivotal battles in history. Fought outside Paris in September 1914, it turned the tide of the German invasion of France, and robbed Kaiser Wilhelm II of his best chance of winning the First World War.

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 The Germans in Flanders 1914
The Germans in Flanders 1914
Author: David Bilton
The Germans in Flanders 1914
Pen and Sword
Images of War
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 176
Size: 36 Mb
Language: English

The book follows in photographs, captions and text the German Army's presence in Flanders from its arrival in September 1914 until the summer of 1916.It looks at the Kaiser's Army's battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating mostly on the latter and the battles for Ypres (1st Ypres - 1914 and 2nd Ypres - 1915 and the gas attacks). The book is arranged in four sections; detailed text; around 50.000 photos (that are interspersed into the text with captions); a chronological order of events in Flanders and a section on the German divisions that fought there.

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 Victoria Crosses on the Western Front August 1914 - April 1915: Mons to Hill 60
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front August 1914 - April 1915: Mons to Hill 60
Author: Paul Oldfield
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front August 1914 - April 1915: Mons to Hill 60
Pen and Sword Military
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 352
Size: 37 Mb
Language: English

The book is designed for the armchair reader as much as the battlefield visitor. A detailed account of each VC action sets it in the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close, where the VCs were won. Photographs of the battle sites illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each VC recipient and photographs.

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 Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
Author: Richard van Emden, Stephen Chambers
Bloomsbury Publishing
2015
ISBN: 978-1408856154
Pages: 352
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 46 MB

Presenting more than 150 never-before-published photographs of the campaign, many taken by the soldiers themselves, together with unpublished written material from British, Anzac, French, and Turkish sources, including eyewitness accounts of the landings, this is an unrivaled account of what really happened at Gallipoli Van Emden's gripping narrative and lucid analysis of Churchill's infamous operation complements Stephen Chambers's evocative images, showing how the rapid spread of diseases like dysentery, the lack of clean water and food, and the tremendous losses on both sides affected morale, until finally in January 1916, in what were the best-laid plans of the entire disastrous campaign, the Allies successfully fooled the Turkish forces and evacuated their troops from the peninsula with no additional casualties. Here, leading First World War historian Richard van Emden and Gallipoli expert Stephen Chambers have produced an entirely fresh, personal, and illuminating study of one of the Great War's most catastrophic events.

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 Posters from World War One 1914 - 1918
Posters from World War One 1914 - 1918
Author: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Posters from World War One 1914 - 1918
DISKUS
1996
Format: iso
Language : ENG + GER
Size: 96,3 МБ

Posters from World War One 1914 - 1918. Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
The historian of the future, wrote the journal Das Plakat in the final year of World War One, should give the poster archives more than just a cursory glance, as the World War poster revealed a great deal about the psyche of the masses. For all the nations involved in World War One, the "war of pictures" promoted an expectation of victory, a readiness to make sacrifices and the will to stay the course. The fame of the poster designers, the numerous poster competitions and the numbers of posters printed demonstrate the importance attributed to picture propaganda. Hans Sachs, the editor of the journal, recommended the posters as a worthy subject for collection, providing as they did insight into artistic achievements in the field of propaganda and into the self-image of the respective warring parties.
His recommendation was justified. In the four years of the war the poster artists of Europe and America presided over the coming of age of the political poster of the 20th century. The crisis within the community of European nations called forth a pictorial world which would continue to shape the image of one nation in the eyes of its neighbour until the middle of the century, with the most striking examples enduring even to the present day. This is particularly true of French and English posters which employed extreme images of the enemy to terrify the population or outstanding creative designs to canvass support for mobilization. America's entry into the war in 1917 raised the quality of poster propaganda still further.

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 Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI
Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI
Author: John Wilson
Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI
Napoleon and Co
ISBN: 1894917421
2008
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 104
There have been many books written about World War One, for all ages. This conflagration shaped the world we live in today and caused horrible tragedy for untold numbers of families around the world. This book in our illustrated historical series for ages nine to twelve presents the story and issues of the war in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches or maps. Focussing on social as well as political issues, specifically including the North American perspective, author John Wilson is able to present the very complex issues of the war and its effect on the world with depth and compassion. This book will be a very useful tool for educators in explaining the how's and why's of this most important period in world history.

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 Canada's Great War Album: Our Memories of the First World War
Canada's Great War Album: Our Memories of the First World War
Author: Mark Collin Reid
Canada's Great War Album: Our Memories of the First World War
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 119 Mb
Language: English

Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Canada's Great War Album is an unprecedented and remarkable collection of Canadian photographs, memorabilia, and stories of the war. Two years ago, Canada's History Society invited Canadians to tell their family stories from the First World War. The response was overwhelming and assembled for the first time are their personal stories and photographs that together form a compelling and moving account of the war. Canada's Great War Album also includes contributions from Peter Mansbridge, Charlotte Gray, J.L. Granatstein, Christopher Moore, Jonathan Vance, and Tim Cook. In the spirit of the bestselling 100 Photos That Changed Canada, the war that changed Canada forever is reflected here in words and pictures.

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 The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Author: Caroline Alexander
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
K n o p f
ISBN: 0375404031
1998
Format: EPUB
Size: 20,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue.
Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership.

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 The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918
The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918
Author: Alexander von Kluck
The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918
Frontline Books
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

Von Kluck saw active military service at an early age during the Seven Weeks' War of 1866 and, in 1870-71, the Franco-Prussian War. Rising through the army, he became inspector general of the Seventh Army District in 1913. During the First World War von Kluck commanded the German First Army, notably in the Schlieffen Plan offensive against Paris at the start of the war in August 1914.

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 Delville Wood (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Delville Wood (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2003
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 30 Mb
Language: English

Delville Wood is particularly associated with the World War I service of the South African Brigade. Many thousands now visit Delville Wood annually to see the South African National Memorial, the museum and visitors center, which commemorate the sacrifice of 25,000 South Africans in the conflicts of the twentieth century.

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 Retreat of I Corps 1914 (Battleground Europe)
Retreat of I Corps 1914 (Battleground Europe)
Author: Jerry Murland
Retreat of I Corps 191
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 139
Size: 24 Mb
Language: English

On 23 August 1914 it was only the two divisions of General Smith-Dorrien’s II Corps that were directly engaged with the German First Army along the line of the Mons-Conde Canal. As the British Expeditionary Force withdrew from Mons and bivouacked around Bavay on 25 August, Sir John French and his GHQ advisors – unsure of the condition of the routes through the Forêt de Mormal - ordered the British Expeditionary Force to continue their retirement the next day and to avoid the 35 square miles of forest roads.

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 Famous U.S. Navy Fighter Planes
Famous U.S. Navy Fighter Planes
Author: David Coxe Cooke
Famous U.S. Navy Fighter Planes
Dodd, Mead & Company
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 69
Language: English
Size: 34.6 MB

Text and photographs trace the history of American designed fighter planes back from the period of World War I.

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 The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection
The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection
Author: Robert J. Dalessandro
The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection
Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 0794837409
2013
Format: PDF (conv)
Size: 16,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 187
From Colonel Robert Dalessandro, director of the U.S. Army's Center of Military History, comes and amazing new account of the First World War.
The Great War: A World War I Collector's Vault offers a dramatic new way to experience the breadth and the scope of the "War to End War," from the corridors of power where statesmen and royalty watched the course of battle, to the muddy trenches where the soldiers fought, struggled, and longed for home. Tucked inside the book you'll find replicas of wartime artifacts: aircraft silhouette cards, tank blueprints, a German field-engineering manual, a mimeographed Trench Order and Sector Map, orders from HQ, a press pass into the Versailles Treaty negotiations, and more.
Along with these pieces of history, you'll be immersed in a gripping narrative, richly illustrated by seldom-seen images.

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 George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
Author: Miranda Carter
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
Vintage Books
ISBN: 1400043638
2009
Format: EPUB
Size: 65,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 528
In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world.
Miranda Carter uses the cousins’ correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it. George, Nicholas and Wilhelm is a brilliant and sometimes darkly hilarious portrait of these men—damaged, egotistical Wilhelm; quiet, stubborn Nicholas; and anxious, dutiful George—and their lives, foibles and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting. It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures: Queen Victoria—grandmother to two of them, grandmother-in-law to the third—whose conservatism and bullying obsession with family left a dangerous legacy; and Edward VII, the playboy “arch-vulgarian” who turned out to have a remarkable gift for international relations and the theatrics of mass politics. At the same time, Carter weaves through their stories a riveting account of the events that led to World War I, showing how the personal and the political interacted, sometimes to devastating effect.
For all three men the war would be a disaster that destroyed forever the illusion of their close family relationships, with any sense of peace and harmony shattered in a final coda of murder, betrayal and abdication.

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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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 Gommecourt (Battleground Europe)
Gommecourt (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Gommecourt
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
1998
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

The Battle of Gommecourt took place during t he Somme campaign and served as the main diversion to the Bi g Push of July 1st 1916. This guide to the battle gives deta ils of the attack, and also looks at how the battleground lo oks today.

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 Crossed Currents: Navy Women From WW I to Tailhook
Crossed Currents: Navy Women From WW I to Tailhook
Author: Jean Ebbert
Crossed Currents: Navy Women From WW I to Tailhook
Brassey's
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 388
Language: English
Size: 49 MB

This study is a history of US Navy women from World War I to the present day. It is a comprehensive chronicle that suggests the infamous Tailhook scandal was to be expected. This new edition includes a post-Tailhook chapter that brings this story right up to date, and covers other recent developments in Navy women's ongoing struggle for acceptance.

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 The Somme Campaign
The Somme Campaign
Author: Andy Rawson
The Somme Campaign
Pen and Sword Military
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 306
Size: 32 Mb
Language: English

A concise, account of each stage of the Somme battles, whether a set piece attack or a minor action. The emphasis of the book would be to explain the art of waging trench warfare during the Somme campaign.

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 Anzac: The Landing
Anzac: The Landing
Author: Stephen Chambers
Anzac: The Landing
Pen and Sword
Battleground Europe
2008
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 27 Mb
Language: English

The Anzac legend was born on the shores of Gallipoli during the historic morning of 25th April 1915. Landing on a hostile beach, under the cover of darkness, the Anzacs moved inland rapidly, but the response of the Ottoman forces was equally quick. The outcome of the campaign was arguably sealed during the first day, when the door for an Anzac victory was closed.

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