Download E-books Zoya PDF

By Danielle Steel

Opposed to the backdrop of the Russian Revolution  and international warfare I Europe, Zoya, younger cousin to  the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to discover protection. Her entire  world without end replaced, she faces difficult occasions and joins the   Ballet Russe in Paris. after which, whilst lifestyles is style to her,  Zoya strikes directly to a brand new and glittering existence in manhattan. The  days of ease are all too short because the melancholy moves, and  she loses every little thing another time. it truly is her occupation, and the guy she  meets during it, which finally store her, as she  rebuilds her lifestyles during the conflict years and past. And it is  her relatives that involves suggest every little thing to her. From the roaring twenties to  the 1980's, Zoya continues to be an extraordinary and spirited  woman whose legacy will survive.

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Download E-books Elegy: The First Day on the Somme PDF

On July 1, 1916, after a five-day bombardment, eleven British and 5 French divisions introduced their long-awaited "Big Push" on German positions on excessive floor above the Rivers Ancre and Somme at the Western entrance. a few floor used to be received, yet at a negative price. German machine-guns—manned via troops who had sat out the typhoon of shellfire in deep dugouts—inflicted poor losses at the British infantry. The British Fourth military misplaced 57,470 casualties, the French 6th military suffered 1,590 casualties, and the German second military 10,000. And this was once however the prelude to 141 days of slaughter that will witness the deaths of among 750,000 and 1 million troops. Andrew Roberts inspires the pity and the horror of the blackest day within the heritage of the British army—a summer's day grew to become hell in the world via smooth army technology—in the phrases of casualties, survivors, and the bereaved.

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Download E-books The Fighting Padre: Pat Leonard's Letters From the Trenches 1915-1918 PDF

Pat Leonard served through the nice warfare as a Chaplain to the Forces in France, Belgium and, after the Armistice, in Germany. in addition to the various enormous quantities of letters he wrote to the family members of these ‘parishioners’ who died or have been wounded, he stumbled on time to explain for his mom and dad again at domestic the grim truth of lifestyles within the Trenches, and at the makeshift aerodromes from which the pilots of the Royal Flying Corps operated from the Observer’s seat which liberated his spirit from the dust of Flanders.

Very a lot a ‘front-line’ priest, his descriptions supply an surprisingly aim view of military lifestyles, and of the task of the multitasked chaplain who was once anticipated to adopt the jobs of counselor, comforter, caterer, censor, leisure officer and activities perfect to call yet a couple of. The extracts chosen from his letters are packed with element, humor, self deprecation and simply occasionally while judged by way of today’s criteria, light ‘political incorrectness’! often called ‘a veritable battling parson’ (because of his prowess within the boxing ring) he additionally performed rugby for the RAF, used to be pointed out in dispatches, and used to be embellished for bravery.

90 years have handed ahead of this chance arises to percentage his account of a existence which the realm recalls as ‘dreadful past belief’. examining it demonstrates that regardless of the ghastliness, human traits emerged with which we should always all be proud. Pat Leonard used to be born in 1889 right into a clergy relatives in Cumbria, MPG (Pat) Leonard went from being Head of faculty at Rossall to Oriel university, Oxford on a arithmetic scholarship. After graduating and acquiring a TA fee within the King’s personal Royal Lancaster Regiment, Leonard served as a curate in a Manchester parish sooner than being permitted as Chaplain to the eighth Battalion, the King’s personal, from September 1915 within the battlefields of the Somme offered the DSO for bravery and pointed out in dispatches, he transferred to the RFC in early 1918.

After the conflict he used to be a lot inquisitive about the advance and progress of TocH through the international. to that end after a interval as Rector of Hatfield and ten years in Glasgow as Provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral he used to be consecrated Bishop of Thetford in 1953.

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Download E-books The Baby Killers: German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War PDF

By Thomas Fegan

The 1st global struggle airship and aircraft raids by way of Germany on Britain constituted the 1st strategic bombing crusade in heritage. It was once a unique and unwelcome technique of waging conflict that provoked panic and resentment, and dispelled Britain’s island experience of protection. The raiders, demonized as 'baby killers' for inflicting indiscriminate civilian casualties, won't have overwhelmed British morale, yet they disrupted struggle creation and succeeded in diverting group of workers, hands and airplanes from the place they have been wanted so much on the entrance. most crucial, the raids replaced the face of conflict ceaselessly through bringing the entire kingdom into front line.

The e-book gains formerly unpublished pictures and is split right into a historical past of the raids as they happened, and a gazetteer with unique information regarding a few of the positioned that have been bombed. recognition is interested in the actual scars made through the raids which could nonetheless be obvious at the present time, and to the memorials erected to the sufferers.

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Download E-books The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 PDF

By Harry Patch

On 17 June 2009, Harry Patch celebrated his 111th birthday. on the time, he was once the final residing British Tommy that had fought within the trenches of the 1st global struggle. Now that direct hyperlink with the prior has long past. From his bright stories of an Edwardian adolescence, in the course of the horrors of the battles of Ypres and Passchendaele to engaged on the house entrance within the moment international warfare and repute in later existence as a veteran, The final battling Tommy is the tale of a regular man's notable life.

As we mark 100 years because the starting of the good battle, this robust account of a lifestyles outlined via these 4 devastating years continues to be as vital and correct as ever.

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Download E-books SE 5/5a Aces of World War I (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

By Norman Franks

The SE 5/5a British single-seat plane used to be one of many significant scuffling with scouts of the final 18 months of the warfare in France in the course of global battle I and used to be a real workhorse of the Royal Flying Corps, dealing with fighter-versus-fighter activities, struggling with the high-flying German photo-reconnaissance planes in addition to balloons. a complete of 5 SE 5/5a pilots, together with the mythical Albert Ball, bought the Victoria go, Britain's maximum award for gallantry.

A unique account of the SE 5/5a, this identify covers the advance of the computer and its first tentative initiation into wrestle at the Western entrance until eventually it grew in stature to turn into a desktop feared via the German Air provider. choked with first-hand debts and wrestle stories, this can be a exciting perception into the harmful dogfights and fearless activities of the pilots who flew the SE 5/5a, bringing to existence the lethal exploits of those "knights of the air" as they dueled for dominance over the Western Front.

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Download E-books WW1 at Sea (Pocket Essential series) PDF

By Victoria Carolan

Photographs of WWI within the renowned realization typically contain the bloody attrition of trench struggle, the miles of dust, the shattered earth, the tangled miles of barbed cord. despite the fact that there has been one other major area of struggle - the conflict for keep an eye on of the ocean. In 1914 initially of the struggle, Britain’s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged for round 100 years. Many anticipated one other conflict of Trafalgar yet advances in expertise observed a really diversified type of struggle with the common use of mines, submarines and torpedoes. This booklet examines the occasions that resulted in warfare and the naval hands race among Britain and Germany. It strains the occasions of the battle at sea the foremost battles in addition to the results of unrestricted submarine battle and the sinking of the Lusitania. It additionally profiles key figures equivalent to Fisher, Beatty, Tirpitz and Graf von Spee.

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Download E-books Au revoir là-haut (edition poche) (French Edition) PDF

Ils ont miraculeusement survécu au carnage de los angeles Grande Guerre, aux horreurs des tranchées. Albert, un hireé modeste qui a tout perdu, et Edouard, un artiste flamboyant devenu une « gueule cassée », comprennent vite pourtant que leur can pay ne veut plus d eux. Désarmés, condamnés à l exclusion, mais refusant de céder au découragement et à l amertume, les deux hommes que le destin a réunis imaginent alors une escroquerie d une audace inouïe... Fresque d'une infrequent cruauté, remarquable par son structure et sa puissance d'évocation, Au revoir là-haut est le grand roman de l'après-guerre de 14, de l'illusion de l'armistice, de l'État qui glorifie ses disparus et se débarrasse de vivants trop encombrants. Dans l'atmosphère crépusculaire des lendemains qui déchantent, peuplée de misérables pantins et de lâches reçus en héros, Pierre Lemaitre compose avec expertise l. a. grande tragédie de cette génération perdue.

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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 computing device gun bullets whistled prior and shells exploded, he may well keep his personal morale to steer a platoon, holding its self-discipline and solidarity, inspite of determined losses. Norman Collins, the writer of this significant memoir, was once this striking man.

Despite being wounded thrice, Norman lived to work out his hundredth birthday so changing into one of many final surviving warring parties of this bad clash. via his eloquent stories recorded past due in lifestyles and a unprecedented number of letters that he wrote from front, he tells the tale of his lifestyles as a tender subaltern on the entrance in the course of 1916 and 1917. utilizing Norman’s personal phrases, this e-book follows him from his early life in Hartlepool to his next provider in France. The booklet 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 significant a bombardment as any taking place at the Western entrance at that time.

Norman’s enlistment and coaching are lined intimately in his letters, as is his posting to France and the epic assault at Beaumont Hamel in November 1916. provider at Arras in April 1917 and within the weeks ahead of the 3rd conflict for Ypres is additionally recorded sooner than critical harm hospitalized him for a year.

Norman’s love for, and devotion to, the boys lower than his command shine out during this publication and his tales are gripping and deeply relocating. they're illustrated by means of a unprecedented selection of deepest photos taken at or close to front by means of Norman himself, even if using a digicam was once strictly proscribed through the military. lots of the pictures have by no means been released prior to.

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