Download E-books Veterans: The Last Survivors of the Great War PDF

Using the veterans’ personal phrases and images, the e-book brings to lifestyles a mix of their pleasure of embarkation for France, their unbound optimism and braveness, the ache of the trenches, and numbing worry of going excessive. The struggle for survival, the lengthy ordeal of these who have been wounded and the ubiquitous grief attributable to appalling loss and waste of existence make for compelling reading.

The veterans supply us first hand money owed of stark honesty, as they describe in lots of circumstances extra freely than ever sooner than approximately studies that have lived with them for over eighty years.

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Download E-books Meeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great War PDF

A British soldier walked over to the German entrance line to carry newspapers; British ladies married to Germans turned "enemy extraterrestrial beings" of their personal kingdom; a high-ranking British POW mentioned his personal troops’ heroism with the Kaiser at the battlefield. simply 3 impressive tales of touch among the opposing aspects within the nice battle that eminent historian Richard van Emden has unearthed--incidents that express brutality, nice humanity, and principally, the unusual nature of a clash among international locations with long-standing ties of kinship and friendship. Meeting the Enemy finds for the 1st time how touch was once maintained on many degrees in the course of the battle, and during its stories--sometimes humorous, frequently moving--gives us a brand new viewpoint at the lives of standard women and men stuck up in amazing occasions.

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Download E-books Loos 1915 PDF

By Nick Lloyd

The conflict of bathrooms was once the most hard-fought battles that the British Expeditionary strength ever waged at the Western entrance in the course of the First global struggle. In 3 weeks of extensive fighting—which not just witnessed the 1st British use of poison gasoline but additionally the debut of latest military divisions jam-packed with citizen volunteers—British forces controlled to force as much as miles into the German positions. even if, they have been not able to capitalize on their preliminary earnings. After agony approximately 60,000 casualties and being pushed from the German moment line in a few ailment, sour recrimination undefined. Nick Lloyd provides an intensive new interpretation of bogs, putting it not just inside its political and strategic context, but in addition discussing command and keep an eye on and the tactical realities of warfare at the Western entrance in the course of 1915.

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Download E-books Flanders 1915 (Images of War) PDF

By Jon Cooksey

By means of Christmas 1914 Britain's ordinary military had nearly ceased to exist. 4 months of challenging scuffling with had tired its manpower and the Territorial military have been known as directly to plug the gaps. The part-timers leapt on the probability to serve their kingdom abroad and have been quickly on their option to the trenches and the cruel realities of conflict at the Western Front.

Flanders 1915 tells the tale, via infrequent and formerly unpublished pictures and prolonged captions, of 1 of these keen Territorial battalions published to Flanders throughout the first three hundred and sixty five days of WW1. It types a distinct and intimate checklist of the early years of struggle; many photos captured on movie via the personal cameras of the battalion's junior officials, earlier than authentic censorship was once proven. specially it's a infrequent and remarkable portrait of the 'great experience' of conflict within the days earlier than bogs, the Somme and Passchendaele and the ensuing long casualty lists.

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Download E-books Presidential Mission (The Lanny Budd Novels) PDF

With the United States at battle, Lanny Budd hazards lifestyles and limb from North Africa to Moscow on behalf of the Allied cause

individuals of the German excessive command think that American paintings specialist Lanny Budd is sympathetic to their reason, yet considering 1938 he has been an secret agent operating for President Franklin Roosevelt. Now, in 1941, the us has been pulled into the fray through the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, and Lanny’s providers are required greater than ever.

In Algiers he needs to persuade the French troops to face with the Allies just before the Axis invasion. a gathering in Moscow, meant to sway Communist despot Joseph Stalin, precedes Hitler’s disastrous choice to invade Russia. Over the process the following years, Lanny faces demise at nearly each flip as his very important presidential missions hold him from the sands of the African desolate tract to the bomb-blasted streets of Berlin.
Presidential Mission is the electrifying 8th bankruptcy of Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning dramatization of twentieth-century global heritage. An magnificent mixture of experience, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of the author’s imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.

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Download E-books To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War PDF

By Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers together with his New York Times bestselling novels set through the Civil conflict and the yank Revolution. Now the acclaimed writer turns to global conflict I, bringing to existence the sweeping, emotional tale of the conflict that devastated a iteration and demonstrated the US as an international power.

Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe’s western entrance. France and nice Britain are on one part of the barbed twine, a fierce German military is at the different. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench war as obvious during the eyes of a customary British soldier who reviews the weird and the horrible–a “Tommy” whose blameless early life is forged into the hell of a terrifying conflict.

In the skies, in the meantime, know-how has supplied a devastating new device, the aeroplane, and with it a distinct type of hero emerges–the flying ace. hovering excessive above the chaos at the flooring, those solitary knights duel within the elegance and terror of the skies, their braveness and metal verified with each flight.

As the clash stretches into its 3rd yr, a impartial the USA is goaded into battle, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, eventually accepting the repeated demanding situations to his stance of nonalignment. but the american citizens are woefully unprepared and sick outfitted to go into a conflict that has turn into around the world in scope. The accountability is put on the shoulders of common John “Blackjack” Pershing, and through mid-1917 the 1st wave of the yank Expeditionary strength arrives in Europe. inspired by way of the daring spirit and energy of the untested american citizens, the area waits to determine if the tide of conflict can ultimately be turned.

From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine within the trenches, from the pink Baron to the yank pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the final Man is written with the relocating vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara’s paintings. This spellbinding new novel includes readers–the method merely Shaara can–to the center of 1 of the best conflicts in human historical past, and places them face-to-face with the characters who made an enduring impression at the world.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery (New Vanguard) PDF

By Dale Clarke

Global battle I is frequently deemed to were 'a warfare of artillery', and British heavy artillery performed an integral part in destroying the German trenches and delivering precious disguise for advancing troops at the Western entrance. This publication information the massive weapons of the Royal Garrison Artillery, together with the 6-in. siege gun and howitzer, the 8-in. howitzer, the 12-in. railway and siege howitzer and the notorious 9.2-in breech-loading siege howitzer. Camouflage and enemy battery destinations and shipping are lined, in addition to strategies used and the way the weapons have been built and manned.

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Download E-books Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944: Secret Conversations PDF

This is a brand new variation of a tremendous record from global conflict II with extra, formerly unavailable texts assembled from the stenographic list of Hitler’s casual conversations ordered by means of Martin Bormann. those texts stay the vintage number of Hitler’s evening monologues together with his entourage, protecting quite often nonmilitary topics and long-range plans. Hitler we could his recommendations wander, by no means failing to supply an opinion on each topic. extra files from a variety of documents make this the main entire English-language version in print.

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Download E-books Warspite PDF

By Iain Ballantyne

No warship identify in British naval background has extra conflict honours than Warspite. whereas this ebook appears to be like on the lives of all 8 vessels to undergo the identify (between 1596 and the 1990s), it concentrates at the actually epic tale of the 7th vessel, a super-dreadnought battleship, conceived because the final resolution to German naval strength, in the course of the hands race that helped reason WW1. Warspite fought off the complete 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 refrained from destruction via the japanese provider strength that devastated Pearl Harbor. She supplied an important fireplace 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, working aground and wasting her guidance a number of occasions; she broke unfastened from her towropes so as 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. anyplace attainable the voices of these males who fought aboard her converse on to the reader approximately their studies. The Warspite can also be the tale of an exceptional naval country which built her because the final image of its imperial strength after which scrapped her while the sunlight set on that empire.Iain Ballantyne is a far released naval writer. His books for Pen and Sword comprise Warspite, London and Victory within the well-known Ships of the British military sequence in addition to Strike From the ocean. he's editor of Warships overseas.

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Download E-books Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1, Part 1 (Osprey Aircraft of the Ace, 53) PDF

By Norman Franks

Designed in an outstanding rush on the finish of 1917 simply in time to participate within the German normal fighter festival held in January/February 1918, the D VII simply walked away with first prize. As Germanys most desirable fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led through Hermann Göring within the wake of the 'Red Baron's' contemporary loss of life) got the 1st examples of the D VII to arrive the frontline in past due April. equipped to oppose the hot iteration of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel combatants, the D VII was once arguably the simplest all-round battling scout of the nice struggle.

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