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Battle Lines Of The Western Front by Alan Edwards
Alan Edwards was born in England but was brought up and educated in Kenya. He returned to England to take his accountancy exams and became a Chartered Accountant. He spent half his working life in accountancy and the other half was spent as Financial Director in commercial firms. He is now retired. Two other books have been published by him, 'The Land of Puff' and 'The Chronicle of the Village of Icil'. I have found that there are many people who do not have any knowledge of the Great War. But we should remember it, as nearly a million people died. Their names are written on memorials all over England, as well as France and Belgium. Do not forget them and the sacrifice they made.
All Quiet On The Western Front by Center for Learning Network Staff
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Archaeology Behind The Battle Lines by Andrew Shapland
This volume focuses on a formative period in the history and archaeology of northern Greece. The decade following 1912, when Thessaloniki became part of Greece, was a period marked by an extraordinary internationalism as a result of the population movements caused by the shifting of national borders and the troop movements which accompanied the First World War. The papers collected here look primarily at the impact of the discoveries of the Army of the Orient on the archaeological study of the region of Macedonia. Resulting collections of antiquities are now held in Thessaloniki, London, Paris, Edinburgh and Oxford. Various specialists examine each of these collections, bringing the archaeological legacy of the Macedonian Campaign together in one volume for the first time. A key theme of the volume is the emerging dialogue between the archaeological remains of Macedonia and the politics of Hellenism. A number of authors consider how archaeological interpretation was shaped by the incorporation of Macedonia into Greece. Other authors describe how the politics of the Campaign, in which Greece was initially a neutral partner, had implications both for the administration of archaeological finds and their subsequent dispersal. A particular focus is the historical personalities who were involved and the sites they discovered. The role of the Greek Archaeological Service, particularly in the protection of antiquities, as well as promoting excavation in the aftermath of the 1917 Great Fire of Thessaloniki, is also considered.
Battle Lines Ypres by Jon Cooksey
Battle Lines Ypres, the first volume in Pen & Sword's new series of walking, cycling and driving guides to the Western Front, is the essential companion for every visitor to the Ypres Salient and the battlefields of Belgium. Many of the most famous - and most memorable - Great War sites are featured here. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked or biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred in each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened, and why, and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain there for the visitor to see. Their accounts give a fascinating insight into the landscape of the front line and the acts of war that took place there a century ago.
The First World War Galleries by Paul Cornish
Revisits World War I, drawing on the archives of the Imperial War Museum, including oral histories, photographs, works of art, personal correspondence and diaries, and artifacts from machine guns to military vehicles.
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Nineteen Forty Five by Newt Gingrich
Portrays an alternate world in which Hitler has not made his fatal error in prematurely declaring war on the United States and America is the only significant miliary presence against a triumphant Third Reich and its devastating weapons. $75,000 ad/promo.
Battle Tactics Of The Western Front by Paddy Griffith
Historians have portrayed British participation in World War I as a series of tragic debacles, with lines of men mown down by machine guns, with untried new military technology, and incompetent generals who threw their troops into improvised and unsuccessful attacks. In this book a renowned military historian studies the evolution of British infantry tactics during the war and challenges this interpretation, showing that while the British army's plans and technologies failed persistently during the improvised first half of the war, the army gradually improved its technique, technology, and, eventually, its' self-assurance. By the time of its successful sustained offensive in the fall of 1918, says Paddy Griffith, the British army was demonstrating a battlefield skill and mobility that would rarely be surpassed even during World War II. Evaluating the great gap that exists between theory and practice, between textbook and bullet-swept mudfield, Griffith argues that many battles were carefully planned to exploit advanced tactics and to avoid casualties, but that breakthrough was simply impossible under the conditions of the time. According to Griffith, the British were already masters of "storm troop tactics" by the end of 1916, and in several important respects were further ahead than the Germans would be even in 1918. In fields such as the timing and orchestration of all-arms assaults, predicted artillery fire, "Commando-style" trench raiding, the use of light machine guns, or the barrage fire of heavy machine guns, the British led the world. Although British generals were not military geniuses, says Griffith, they should at least be credited for effectively inventing much of the twentieth-century's art of war.
All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
One by one the boys begin to fallâe¦ In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the âe~glorious warâe(tm). With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young âe~unknown soldierâe(tm) experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.