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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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 Battleground Europe: Somme - Redan Ridge
Battleground Europe: Somme - Redan Ridge
Author: Michael Renshaw
Battleground Europe: Somme - Redan Ridge
Pen & Sword
2004
Format: ePub (e-book)
Pages: 127
Language: English
Size: 18.5 MB

The fighting on Redan Ridge in 1916 has long been overshadowed by events on each flank, namely Serre on the left and Beaumont Hamel on the right. On 1 July 1916 the sector was occupied by the 4th Division, made up of some of the veteran regular battalions, the 'Old Contemptibles', although few of the original members had survived thus far. It was mainly Territorials and' new army' men who fought here. A special feature includes little known accounts of events at the Quadrilateral on that fateful day. The November battles involve the 2nd Division and the 32nd Division and include the struggle across the mud to Beaumont trench, Frankfurt and Munich trenches. Biographical details of some of the famous men who took part, such as H H Munroe, the author 'Saki' and A A Milne, creator and author of Winnie the Pooh, are also included.

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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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 The First World War: A Complete History
The First World War: A Complete History
: The First World War: A Complete History
Author : Martin Gilbert
RosettaBooks LLC
: 2014
Pages: 633
Format : PDF
Size : 7,5 MB
Language : English
They called it the War to End All Wars, but it was only the beginning of the global conflicts that rocked the 20th Century. The First World War redrew national boundaries, eliminated monarchies, and left millions of soldiers and civilians dead, and its impact has continued to shape the Western political and social landscape since.
In this sweeping narrative, best-selling historian Martin Gilbert provides a view of the conflict that's both global and personal, drawing on eyewitness accounts, contemporary reporting, and first-hand documentation. It offers an immediate, compelling voice to familiar historical events, bringing new facets of the conflict to life and personalizing the tale with gripping survivor testimonies.

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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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 World War One: A Short History
World War One: A Short History
Author: Norman Stone
World War One: A Short History
Penguin
2009
ISBN: 0141031565
Format: EPUB
Size: 3,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 240
Stone is as unconventional as he is brilliant, and this provocative interpretation of the Great War combines impressive command of the literature with a telling eye for relevant facts and a sensitive ear for telling epigrams. Stone presents a Europe that in 1914 bestrode the world like the proverbial colossus. Four years later, the continent faced a spectrum of disasters: shattered economies, shattered societies, shattered lives and shattered illusions.
The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the twentieth century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, four empires were destroyed, and even the victors’ empires were fatally damaged. World War I took humanity from the nineteenth century forcibly into the twentieth—and then, at Versailles, cast Europe on the path to World War II as well. In World War One, Norman Stone, one of the world’s greatest historians, has achieved the almost impossible task of writing a terse and witty short history of the war. A captivating, brisk narrative, World War One is Stone’s masterful effort to make sense of one of the twentieth century’s pivotal conflicts.

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 The Illustrated History of World War I: The Battles, Personalities, Events and Key Weapons From All Fronts In The First World War 1914-18
The Illustrated History of World War I: The Battles, Personalities, Events and Key Weapons From All Fronts In The First World War 1914-18
Author: Andrew Wiest
The Illustrated History of World War I: The Battles, Personalities, Events and Key Weapons From All Fronts In The First World War 1914-18
Amber Books Ltd
2014
Format: epub
Size: 13.8 Mb
Language: English

The first truly total war, the ‘war to end all wars’, shocked the world with its scale and brutality. Men from both sides went to war in August 1914 expecting to be home by Christmas, but on the Western and Italian Fronts troops became locked in a grim stalemate of trench warfare. For the first time, advances in both agricultural and industrial production had made it possible to equip and sustain mass armies for years in the field.
The Illustrated History of World War I describes a conflict that began with a naval arms race in the early 1900s, and ended in 1918 with the deaths of nearly 23 million soldiers of all nations. As many more would die in the influenza pandemic that raged after the fighting had ceased. The war brought great social, political and military change. The innocence of the Victorian world was gone, replaced by an era of uncertainty.
With the aid of more than 250 black-and-white photographs and full-colour artworks, The Illustrated History of World War I recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. Including full colour maps of specific actions and campaigns and feature boxes explaining important events and personalities involved in the conflict, The Illustrated History of World War I provides a graphic and compelling account of the first truly modern war.

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 Montauban (Battleground Europe)
Montauban (Battleground Europe)
Author: Graham Maddocks
Montauban (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
1999
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 24 Mb
Language: English

Montauban was the scene of one of the most famous and tragic incidents of the Somme battle of July 1, 1916, as men of the 8th East Surreys attempted to hold a contest to see which company of the battalion could kick a soccer ball first into the German lines.

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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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 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 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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 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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 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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 On the Western Front
On the Western Front
Author: John Laffin
On the Western Front
The Uistory Press
1997
ISBN: 1840150025
Format: EPUB
Size: 23,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 287
Official histories of the First World War are accounts of strategy and tactics, political and logistical considerations. After reading them many might ask why soldiers are rarely mentioned except in terms of military units. Even regimental histories devote more space to the plans and concepts than to the men used to implement the plans. This book was the first serious attempt to illustrate the humanity of the soldier on the Western Front, reflecting the war as they saw it from first shot to last. These tales, told to fellow men in the trenches, behind the lines, at base hospitals and at the estaminets and billets during rest periods, have been recorded here.

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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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 The Germans at Beaumont Hamel (Battleground Europe)
The Germans at Beaumont Hamel (Battleground Europe)
Author: Jack Sheldon
The Germans at Beaumont Hamel
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Beaumont Hamel is a name which conjures up appalling visions of the catastrophic reverse suffered by men of VIII Corps, British Fourth Army on 1st July 1916, when thousands of men were killed and wounded for no gains whatsoever. Ninety years on, the events of that day still exert a powerful fascination for those interested in the great trench battles. This book, which covers the Old Front Line from Redan Ridge to the Ancre, describes how the defence of the area became so strong, the reasons for German early success during the battle and explains how the British defeat of July was transformed into victory, when the fall of Beaumont Hamel marked the final flicker of success, before the battle was mired to a standstill in the mud.

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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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 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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 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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