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Famous

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Author: Richard Van Emden
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848841973
Size: 60.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Famous' tells the Great War stories of twenty of Britain's most respected, best known and even notorious celebrities. They include politicians, actors, writers, an explorer, a sculptor and even a murderer. The generation that grew up in the late 19th Century enlisted enthusiastically in the defense of the country. Many would become household names such as Basil Rathbone, the definitive Sherlock Holmes, AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, and John Laurie and Arnold Ridley who found fame and public affection as the dour Scotsman Fraser, and the gentle and genial Godfrey, in Dad's Army. From politicians such as Harold Macmillan and Winston Churchill to writers includsing JB Priestley, and JRR Tolkein, from sculptors like Henry Moore, to composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, their fame and influence continue even into the 21st Century. The authors Richard van Emden and Vic Piuk have discovered the exact locations where these celebrities saw action. They tell the story of how JRR Tolkein led his men over the top on the Somme, where CS Lewis was wounded and invalided home, and how Basil Rathbone won the Military Cross for a trench raid (while dressed as a tree). Each story will be examined in detail with pictures taken of the very spot where the actions took place. There are maps of the area that will guide enterprising readers to walk in the footsteps of their heroes.

Famous

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Author: Richard Van Emden
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN:
Size: 74.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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"In August 1914, the Secretary of State for War, Lord Kitchener, appealed for volunteers to fight alongside Britain's small, professional army. The response was overwhelming: a million men, from all sections of society, enlisted in the first few months. Among them were some who would one day become famous." "The stories of twenty-one men who went on to international acclaim are featured here. Only one, Bernard Law Montgomery, was a regular soldier. The rest were civilians who volunteered or were conscripted to fight for their country." "They include Arnold Ridley, who starred as Godfrey in Dad's Army, Basil Rathbone, the quintessential Sherlock Holmes, and Nigel Bruce, his sidekick Watson. There are authors, such as JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings), AA Milne (Winnie the Pooh), the sculptor Henry Moore and an explorer, George Mallory, who died on Mount Everest and whose body was discovered in 1999." "There are future Prime Ministers (Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan), the playwright RC Sherriff (Journey's End), and a scientist, the discoverer of Penicillin, Alexander Fleming. Only one is infamous, John Christie, the mass murderer who lived at 10 Rillington Place." "Each character's war service is studied in detail, drawing on their own published and unpublished recollections. We also focus, where possible, on one specific incident, enabling the battlefield tourist or devoted fan to follow in the footsteps of heroes." "Many chapters appear with detailed maps and there are fifty photographs, many never published before, of the lives and surroundings of these men who fought bravely for their country before they achieved public recognition."--BOOK JACKET.

The Great War 1914 1918

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Author: Marc Ferro
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415267342
Size: 37.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 267
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A landmark history of the war that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism and gives due weight to the role of non-Europeans in the conflict.

From Frontier To Frontline

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Author: Norman S Cramp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780987151964
Size: 26.98 MB
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Category : Military service, Voluntary
Languages : en
Pages :
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Over 400,000 Australians served in the military during the First World War. Of these, over 60,000 men lost their lives and another 137,000 were wounded. This had a massive impact on the young Australian nation with a population of just a few million.In each Australian state battalions were formed which became closely associated with men of that state or region. In this way the military history of most parts of Australia can be readily traced. The Northern Territory, however, was too small to have its own unit. Indeed there was not even a recruiting centre in the N.T. Men left to enlist in other states. For these reasons the WWI history of Territiorians has remained obscure.There were less than 1,000 European adults in the N.T. at the time war broke out, and as many as 300 enlisted - an incredibly high proportion. There is no better N.T. enlistment story than that of the famous Albert Borella, who went on to win the Victoria Cross. He walked 88 miles from Tennant Creek and then borrowed a horse to get to Darwin. He then got transport to Townsville where he enlisted. Such were the typically colourful methods used by young men to enlist from all areas across the N.T.From Frontier to Frontline is a unique record. Indeed, it is the only source naming the NT enlistees in WWI. A brief biography of each man is given, forming a very valuable source of Territorian history. Other chapters detail 19 gallantry decorations and a roll of honour naming the 67 Territorians who were killed in action or died of illness or wounds. There is also a chapter on the men returning home which includes some rich observations on the social and economic history of Darwin during the war and immediately thereafter.

The Constitutions Of The States At War 1914 1918

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Author: Herbert Francis Wright
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 19.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Constitutions
Languages : en
Pages : 679
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The German Secret Service In America 1914 1918

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Author: John Price Jones
Publisher: Good Press
ISBN:
Size: 64.14 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 1562
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"The German Secret Service in America 1914-1918" by John Price Jones, Paul M. Hollister. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Marine Aircraft Of The 1914 1918 War

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Author: Bruce Robertson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 75.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Airplanes, Military
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Attrition

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Author: William Philpott
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129227
Size: 54.68 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants. In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any sense of order and purpose, effort and achievement, was missing. Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and those managing the vast economy of industrialised warfare, Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict born out of industrial society was fought as it was. It was the first mass war in which the resources of the fully-mobilised societies strained every sinew in a conflict over ideals - and the humblest and highest were all caught up in the national enterprise. In a stunning narrative, this brilliant and necessary reassessment of the whole war cuts behind the myth-making to reveal the determination, organization and ambition on all sides.

Voices Of War

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Author: Peter Liddle
Publisher: Leo Cooper Books
ISBN:
Size: 59.19 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Soldiers
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The Twentieth Century

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Author: Trevor Cairns
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780822508106
Size: 41.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Presents main themes in twentieth-century life, including military confrontations, booms and depressions, political ideologies, and technological developments.

Tanks In The Great War 1914 1918 Illustrated

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Author: J. Fuller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781724444868
Size: 30.89 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Rare edition with unique illustrations. The world-renowned military expert Major-General J.F.C. Fuller DSO, noted for his many works on military strategy, tactics and history, turns his attention to the famed Royal Tank Corps of World War I. He was in a particularly good position to write such a work as he served from 1916 as part of the Tanks Corps and planned the famous tank attack at Cambrai in 1917, he also took a leading role in the planning of the 1918 autumn offensives that broke the back of German resistance and ended the War. He covers in comprehensively the development of the tank, mechanical characteristics of early British tanks, particularly the Mark I, as well as the early battles at the Somme and Ancre. He also describes the growth of the Tank Corps itself, tank tactics, tank engineering plus the tank battles in 1917-1918. There are also appreciations of German, French and American tank activities.

Vehicles At War

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Author: Denis Bishop
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780498016998
Size: 12.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Mechanization, Military
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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