Download E-books Last Man Standing: The Memoirs, Letters & Photographs of a Teenage Officer PDF

It rarely turns out credible this day nineteen-year-old boy, simply commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders, could lead on a platoon of guys into the carnage of the conflict of the Somme. Or that, because the desktop gun bullets whistled previous and shells exploded, he may well continue his personal morale to steer a platoon, maintaining its self-discipline and unity, despite determined losses. Norman Collins, the writer of this outstanding memoir, used to be this amazing man.

Despite being wounded 3 times, Norman lived to work out his hundredth birthday so changing into one of many final surviving opponents of this bad clash. via his eloquent thoughts recorded past due in existence and an extraordinary number of letters that he wrote from front, he tells the tale of his existence as a tender subaltern on the entrance in the course of 1916 and 1917. utilizing Norman’s personal phrases, this publication follows him from his youth in Hartlepool to his next provider in France. The e-book additionally covers such shattering occasions because the German naval attack on Hartlepool in December 1914 while, as a seventeen-year-old, Norman used to be subjected to as mammoth a bombardment as any taking place at the Western entrance at that time.

Norman’s enlistment and coaching are coated intimately in his letters, as is his posting to France and the epic assault at Beaumont Hamel in November 1916. carrier at Arras in April 1917 and within the weeks sooner than the 3rd conflict for Ypres can also be recorded prior to severe harm hospitalized him for a year.

Norman’s love for, and devotion to, the lads below his command shine out during this ebook and his tales are gripping and deeply relocating. they're illustrated through an extraordinary choice of deepest images taken at or close to front through Norman himself, even if using a digicam was once strictly proscribed by means of the military. lots of the pictures have by no means been released ahead of.

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Download E-books Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

By Paolo Varriale, Harry Dempsey

Austro-Hungarian produced a sequence of negative fighter kinds corresponding to the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I in the course of the early levels of the warfare, and it was once no longer till licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III started to achieve Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in may possibly 1917 that the fortunes of pilots started to lookup. in contrast to the German-built Albatrosen, the Oeffag plane have been way more strong than German D IIs and D IIIs. in addition they displayed more desirable pace, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely more secure flight features. The cautious cross-checking of Allied resources with Austrian and German documents shape the foundation for an in depth reconstruction of the dogfights fought via the major aces. it's going to additionally chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with more information approximately their own historical past and their post-war lives within the international locations born from the cave in of the Hapsburg Empire.

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Download E-books Posters of the Great War: Published in association with Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, France, PDF

By Frédérick Hadley

Until eventually the coming of radio and tv, and regardless of the impression of newspapers, posters have been the main medium for mass verbal exchange. through the nice warfare, the entire belligerent international locations produced a rare number of them - and so they did so on a huge scale. because the 2 hundred wartime and fast post-war posters chosen for this e-book exhibit, they have been the most effective, and remarkable, methods of conveying information, info and propaganda.

In the main photo and colourful model they promoted values equivalent to patriotism and sacrifice. by utilizing rallying symbols resembling flags in addition to ancient and legendary versions, they sought to keep up morale and draw humans jointly via stirring up anger opposed to the enemy. at the present time their outstanding number of kinds supplies us an rapid perception into the subjects and messages the army and civilian gurus wanted to publicize.

The sheer inventiveness of the poster artists is validated as they concerned about key points of the propaganda crusade in Britain, France, Germany, the USA and Russia. the variety in their paintings is displayed the following in chapters that conceal recruitment, funds elevating, the soldier, the enemy, the kinfolk and the house entrance, motion pictures and the post-war global.

A century in the past, while those pictures have been first seen, they have to were much more remarkable unlike the poor-quality newspaper pictures and postcards that have been to be had on the time. the good struggle used to be to alter that eternally. It brought a way of propaganda that used to be novel, persuasive and mainly, robust. It used to be the 1st media battle, and the poster performed a key position in it.

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Download E-books The Road to En-dor: A True Story of Cunning Wartime Escape PDF

By E.H. Jones

I them on a trip into nightmares, as what looked to be an easy break out plan (simple? A lunatic get away plan of countless complexity and unlikelihood, extra like) transmuted and reworked' Neil Gaiman, from the foreword Captured through the First international struggle, Lieutenant E.H. Jones and Lieutenant C.W. Hill are prisoners of struggle on the Yozgad felony camp in Turkey. with out finish to the warfare in sight and to save lots of themselves from boredom, the prisoners come across the belief of constructing of a makeshift Ouija board to maintain themselves entertained. yet Jones, it seems, has a average ability for manipulating his fellow inmates, and Hill ably fulfils the position of magician's assistant and accomplice in crime. As their deception succeeds past their wildest mind's eye, different percentages start to emerge. What if this new-found pastime may be positioned to raised use? jointly Jones and Hill conjure up a nearly unimaginable plot to dupe their captors into surroundings them loose, that includes séances, ghost-guided treasure hunts and faked suicides. A runaway good fortune whilst fi rst released, this actual life-story is a notable story of braveness, ingenuity and resilience within the face of adversity. This fresh variation includes never-before-seen letters and images, an creation from the descendants of E.H. Jones and a foreword by way of Neil Gaiman and is released along a unfastened spouse e-book containing much more attention-grabbing fabric.

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Download E-books The Final Ashes (Ellie’s War, Book 4) PDF

By Emily Sharratt

The fourth and ultimate e-book within the own and relocating coming-of-age tale set opposed to the backdrop of the 1st global conflict. battle is ultimately coming to an finish and Ellie's lifestyles is unrecognizable from her university days quite a few years previous. Torn among her desires of urban lifestyles and loyalty to the village she as soon as referred to as domestic, Ellie has gigantic judgements to make. And on the middle of her offerings is Jack. He's been her past love, yet can they determine a lifestyles jointly in the event that they now dream of totally assorted futures?

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Download E-books The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie PDF

By Tim Cook

In line with newly exposed resources, The Madman and the Butcher is a strong double biography of Sam Hughes and Arthur Currie and the tale of 1 of the main surprising and hugely publicized libel trials in Canadian history.

Sir Arthur Currie accomplished foreign repute as Canadian Corps commander through the nice struggle. He was once famous as an excellent normal, morally courageous, and with a willing eye for fixing the demanding situations of trench battle. yet wars weren't gained with no lives misplaced. Who used to be responsible for Canada's 60,000 dead?

Sir Sam Hughes, Canada's battle minister in the course of the first and a part years of the clash, was once erratic, outspoken, and thought of by way of many as insane. but he used to be knowledgeable at the battle. He attacked Currie's attractiveness within the war's aftermath, accusing him of being a butcher, a callous assassin of his personal men.

Set opposed to the backdrop of Canadians battling within the nice battle, this enticing narrative explores questions of Canada's position within the warfare, the necessity to position blame for the negative blood loss, the nation's pain with heroes, and the very public struggle of reputations that raged on after the weapons fell silent.

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Download E-books The 10 Football Matches That Changed The World: ... And the One That Didn't PDF

'The statement that 'football is not an issue of lifestyles or dying, it truly is even more vital than that' has been veri fied time and again all through sleek historical past. It has reinforced tyrants and helped depose them; contributed to con flict and created stop fires. it's been an incubator of racism at domestic and helped carry down a racist regime overseas; formed towns, replaced cultures and encouraged resistance. Its effect is as dynamic because the video game itself. during this interesting exploration, Jim Murphy takes us on a trip around the globe and during the years, from Franco's Spain to Africa's Alcatraz, Robben Island. Charting the fit that sparked a vital American conflict, the Barcelona staff threatened at gunpoint, and the sport that helped shop Rupert Murdoch's media empire, between a lot else, Murphy lends a clean new standpoint to a few of the main iconic moments in foreign soccer. mixing a love of the sport with an appreciation of its position in worldwide occasions, this is often an authoritative and sometimes funny mixture of game and heritage, that includes interesting first-hand insights from these so much fascinated with the 10 suits that modified the realm - and the one who did not.

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Download E-books The Pity Of War: Explaining World War I PDF

By Niall Ferguson

In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes an easy and provocative argument: that the human atrocity referred to as the good battle used to be solely England’s fault. Britain, based on Ferguson, entered into warfare according to naïve assumptions of German aims—and England’s access into the struggle remodeled a Continental clash right into a global struggle, which they then badly mishandled, necessitating American involvement. The battle used to be now not inevitable, Ferguson argues, yet really the results of the unsuitable judgements of people who may later declare to were within the grip of big impersonal forces.That the struggle was once depraved, bad, inhuman,is memorialized partly via the poetry of guys like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but in addition by means of chilly information. extra British infantrymen have been killed within the first day of the conflict of the Somme than americans within the Vietnam conflict; certainly, the complete British fatalities in that unmarried battle—some 420,000—exceeds the total American fatalities for either global Wars. And but, as Ferguson writes, whereas the battle itself used to be a disastrous folly, the good majority of fellows who fought it did so with enthusiasm. Ferguson vividly brings again to existence this terrifying interval, no longer via dry quotation of chronological bankruptcy and verse yet via a sequence of impressive chapters targeting key ways that we now view the 1st global War.For an individual desirous to comprehend why wars are fought, why males are prepared to struggle them, and why the area is because it is this day, there is not any sharper nor extra stimulating advisor than Niall Ferguson’s The Pity of War.

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Download E-books The Wings of Morning (Snapshots in History) PDF

By Murray Pura

Lovers of Amish fiction will fast join up as enthusiasts of award-winning writer Murray Pura as they retain turning the pages of this intriguing new historic romance set in 1917 in the course of America's participation in international warfare I.

Jude Whetstone and Lyyndaya Kurtz, whose households are converts to the Amish religion, are slowly falling in love. Jude has additionally fallen in love with flying that new-fangled invention, the aeroplane.

The Amish groups have rejected the phone and feature forbidden motorized vehicle possession yet now not but electrical energy or aeroplanes.

Though exempt from army carrier on spiritual grounds, Jude is manipulated via unscrupulous military officials into enlisting with a purpose to shield a number of Amish males. nobody in the neighborhood knows Jude's unexpected enlistment and so he's avoided. Lyyndaya's depression deepens on the reviews that Jude has been shot down in France. In her grief, she turns to nursing Spanish flu sufferers in Philadelphia. After many months of taking good care of bothered squaddies, Lyyndaya is shocked while an emaciated Jude turns up in her ward.

Lyyndaya's pleasure at receiving Jude again from the lifeless is instantly decreased whilst the Amish management insist the shunning stay in strength. How then can they marry with no the blessing in their households? Will happiness elude them forever?

Welcome a strong new voice to the area of Amish fiction!

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Download E-books Austro-Hungarian Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

Beginning the battle with in basic terms 35 plane, Austro-Hungarian went directly to produce basically average numbers of terrible caliber plane. The fliers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire working at the Serbian and Russian fronts have been lucky before everything, discovering themselves confronted by means of small numbers of plane but extra obsolescent than their very own. Serbia fell in 1915, but if Italy declared battle the Austro-Hungarians have been nonetheless confronted with a two-front warfare ? a static entrance opposed to Italy, and a much more fluid one opposed to Russia. Austro-Hungarian fighter pilots played bravely and infrequently very successfully below tremendous tough geographic, climatic and operational stipulations.

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