World War 1

Download E-books A Brief History of the First World War: Eyewitness Accounts of the War to End All Wars, 1914-18 PDF

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By Jon E. Lewis

The 1st international struggle in shiny, own aspect, within the voices of these who lived it.

Even a hundred years on from the 1st international conflict it haunts us nonetheless. No different clash has published so dramatically the senselessness of struggle, and none has formed the fashionable international to an analogous volume, from its impression at the Russian Revolution and the increase of Hitler to the ultimate break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of the USA. those compelling eyewitness money owed - over a hundred and eighty of them - of the struggle to finish All Wars conceal each aspect of the struggle, from the Flanders trenches to the staffrooms of the Imperial German military, from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') within the barren region to German figher ace the pink Baron within the air, and from English Land ladies to German U-boat crews within the North Atlantic. There are contributions from all combatant international locations, together with the united kingdom, united states, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, Russia, Serbia, and India and the ebook encompasses a distinctive timeline and maps.

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Download E-books The Man Without Qualities, Volume 2: Into the Millennium PDF

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By Robert Musil

"Musil belongs within the corporation of Joyce, Proust, Kafka, and Svevo. . . . (This translation) is a literay and highbrow occasion of singular importance."--New Republic.

Set in Vienna at the eve of global warfare I, this nice novel of principles tells the tale of Ulrich, ex-soldier and scientist, seducer and skeptic, who reveals himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the seventieth jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef. This new translation--published in based volumes--is the 1st to provide Musil's whole textual content, together with fabric that remained unpublished in the course of his lifetime.

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Download E-books The First World War: A Concise Global History (Exploring World History) PDF

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By William Kelleher Storey

In a compact yet complete and transparent narrative, this booklet explores the 1st global battle from a surely worldwide point of view. placing a human face at the battle, William Kelleher Storey brings to lifestyles person judgements and reports in addition to environmental and technological elements, similar to nutrients, geography, manpower, and guns. with out neglecting conventional issues, the author's deft interweaving of the function of setting and expertise enriches our figuring out of the social, political, and armed forces heritage of the battle, not just in Europe, yet world wide. With reorganized chapters designed to reinforce school room use, this version brings the textual content brand new with present scholarship and new maps for the good War's centennial.

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Download E-books Prisoners of the Kaiser PDF

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By Richard Van Emden

Drawing at the stories of the final surviving prisoners of the 1914-1918 struggle, this booklet tells the dramatic tale of lifestyles as a POW in Germany. tales comprise the surprise of trap at the Western entrance, to the grind of way of life in imprisonment in Germany. Veterans bear in mind paintings in salt mines, punishments, and break out makes an attempt, in addition to the torture of hunger and the relaxation at their eventual free up. vibrant tales are instructed utilizing over 2 hundred images and illustrations, just about all by no means released earlier than.

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Download E-books Warspite PDF

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By Iain Ballantyne

No warship identify in British naval historical past has extra conflict honours than Warspite. whereas this booklet appears to be like on the lives of all 8 vessels to undergo the identify (between 1596 and the 1990s), it concentrates at the really epic tale of the 7th vessel, a super-dreadnought battleship, conceived because the final resolution to German naval strength, in the course of the fingers race that helped reason WW1. Warspite fought off the full German fleet at Jutland, survived a mutiny among the wars after which lined herself in glory in motion from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean in the course of WW2. She was once the flagship of Admiral Sir John Cunningham while he mastered the Italian military within the Mediterranean, her weapons causing devastating harm at the enemy at Calabria in 1940 and Matapan in 1941. She narrowly shunned destruction via the japanese service strength that devastated Pearl Harbor. She supplied an important hearth aid for Allied landings in Sicily, Italy, Normandy and Walcheren. A fortunate send in conflict, she survived dive-bombers off Crete and glider bomb hits off Salerno. The 'Spite' had a name for being obtuse at unforeseen moments, operating aground and wasting her steerage a number of instances; she broke unfastened from her towropes in order to the breakers and finishing up beached at St Michael's Mount the place it took a decade to dismantle her. She had fought to the end.But this isn't simply the tale of a warship. at any place attainable the voices of these males who fought aboard her communicate on to the reader approximately their studies. The Warspite is usually the tale of a very good naval country which developed her because the final image of its imperial strength after which scrapped her whilst the sunlight set on that empire.Iain Ballantyne is a far released naval writer. His books for Pen and Sword contain Warspite, London and Victory within the well-known Ships of the British army sequence in addition to Strike From the ocean. he's editor of Warships foreign.

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Download E-books Sherston's Progress (Penguin Classics) PDF

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By Siegfried Sassoon

The 3rd quantity in Siegfried Sassoon’s cherished trilogy, The whole Memoirs of George Sherston, with a brand new creation by way of celebrated historian Paul Fussell

A hugely adorned English soldier and an acclaimed poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon gained status for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that splendidly catch the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. 

Having been deemed mentally sick for his anti-war sentiments and despatched for remedy, George Sherston comes less than the care of neurologist Dr. W. H. R. Rivers, who permits Sherston to kind via his attitudes towards the combating (events that experience additionally been semi-fictionalized by way of Pat Barker for her bestselling and seriously acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy). After six months within the clinic, Sherston leaves to rejoin his regiment. he's quickly dispatched to eire, the place he makes an attempt to reclaim a number of the idyllic fox-hunting days of his adolescence, then to Palestine. He winds up on the Western entrance in France, the place he's shot within the head whereas on a reconnaissance project and invalided again domestic. because the capstone of Sassoon's masterful Sherston trilogy, Sherston's Progress—whose evocation of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress isn't really in any respect accidental—literally brings domestic the unforgettable trip of George Sherston from aristocratic adolescence via struggle hero and anti-war martyr, the entire solution to wounded veteran attempting to movement on from the good War.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Teenage Tommy PDF

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Benjamin Clouting was once simply 16 years previous whilst he embarked with the British Expeditionary strength for France in August 1914. The youngest guy within the 4th Dragoon Guards, he took half within the BEF's celebrated first motion at Casteau on August twenty second, and, days later, had his horse shot from lower than him in the course of the well-known cavalry cost of the 4th Dragoon Guards and the ninth Lancers at Audregnies. Ben served at the Western entrance in the course of each significant engagement of the warfare other than bogs, used to be wounded two times, and in 1919 went with the military of career to Cologne.

The son of a reliable groom, Ben was once cited within the attractive Sussex nation-state close to Lewes and from his earliest years was once, as he frequently stated himself, "crazy to be a soldier". He labored in short as a strong boy ahead of becoming a member of up in 1913; his education was once slightly accomplished whilst conflict broke out. The Regiment, realizing Ben to be below age, attempted to prevent him embarking for France, yet he flatly refused to be left in the back of. through the subsequent 4 years, he served lower than officials immortalized in nice struggle historical past, together with significant Tom Bridges, Captain Hornby, and Lieutenant-Colonel Adrien Carton de Wiart VC.

Teenage Tommy is an in depth account of a trooper's lifestyles on the entrance, vividly recalling, for instance, the privations suffered throughout the retreat from Mons. and later, the determined battling to carry again the German onslaught at 2d Ypres. yet this is often greater than only a memoir approximately trench struggle. Ben's full of life humorousness and fit disrespect for petty regulations make this an interesting in addition to a relocating tale of lifestyles on the entrance.

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Download E-books Flesquieres Cambrai PDF

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By Jack Horsfall, Nigel Cave

The 3rd in a trilogy of books, the others being Cambrai -The correct Hook and Bourlon wooden by way of an analogous authors overlaying the conflict for Cambrai in November 1917. It covers the security opposed to the German counter strike, the security of the Flesquieres Salient opposed to the Kaiserschlact in March 1918 and its recapture in Sept/Oct 1918 all key parts in nice Allied improve to victory. This publication and advisor to the conflict for Flesquieres Ridge tells of the onslaught by means of 470 tanks and infantry battalions which smashed during the Hindenburg line to the good shock of the Germans who idea it invincible. such a success was once the preliminary attack that for the 1st time within the warfare church bells rang out and the face of land conflict was once replaced eternally. the tale illustrates the indomitable spirit of British infantry who inspite of being outnumbered and outgunned, and annoyed by means of political interference, nonetheless controlled to thwart Ludendorff's final force for the Channel Ports. They have been then capable of strength him again eastwards, breaking during the strengthened Hindenburg Line once more ahead of ultimate victory in November 1918.

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Download E-books In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz PDF

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This booklet includes a whole creation to the historical past and archaeology of the 1st strategic bombing crusade in history—the Zeppelin raids over Britain in 1915–1918—based on pioneering new excavations and archive examine. this can be the tale of the initial Blitz and the 1st conflict of england, that includes a whole record at the first ever excavation of a Zeppelin crash web site and likewise protecting airfields, gun websites, searchlights, and radio listening posts. This illustrated publication positive factors modern accounts alongside the money owed and images from the excavations, together with Hunstanton, Monkhams, Chingford and North Weald Basset, the Lea Valley, Potters Bar, and Theberton. Written in a collaboration among educational archaeologists and aviation enthusiasts/metal detectorists, this interesting undertaking is the topic of a BBC2 Timewatch documentary.

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