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- The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99
According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too ? yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed amidst hails of bullets and how kitchens are created in the desert or in the trench lines? In 1941 the Army officially created the Army Catering Corps and opened the Army School of Cookery... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99
The trench was the frontline Tommy?s home. He lived, ate, slept, and sometimes died in this narrow passage amongst the slime of mud and blood on the Western Front. His washbasin was a mess-tin, his cooker ? a small fire built into the wall, his entertainment ? his friends, his fear ? the man living in the trench on the other side of No Man?s Land.... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 7.99
I found to my delight that I had stumbled across a kind of soup kitchen. The Tommy in charge was stirring a copperful of ?Shackles? (soup made from the very dregs of army cooking and stirred with a stick). I must have looked in need of extra nourishment for he said ?D?yer want a drop, son?? ?Yes please? I replied if you can spare it.? The warmth and... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99
Ten million military personnel died during the Great War. Many millions of them experienced horrendous enemy attacks on entrenched positions that stretched across France and Belgium, as well as further afield. This groundbreaking book relives twenty-four hours of an actual Platoon under attack, using a battalion war diary to follow the assault hour... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99
How much can you really find out about the Trenches of the First World War in five minutes? This handy little history book will surpass all your expectations and leave you well versed on all you wish to know, and maybe even a little bit more?? Was it always muddy?? Was every minute spent under fire?? How did they get around?? What food was eaten??... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99
The Battle of the Somme raged from 1 July to 18 November 1916 and was one of the bloodiest fought in military history. It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War as hundreds of thousands of men on all sides lost their lives fighting over small gains in land. Yet, this battle was also to mark a turning point in the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.97
Modern research methods - archaeological, historical, forensic - have transformed our view of the past. This is especially true of the history of the Great War. In this, the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new field, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the techniques that are employed and record, in vivid detail,... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 9.97
John Joseph Steward fought in the Great War, from the Battle of the Somme to the final offensives of 1918, and he was an acute, unflinching observer of the conflict he took part in - of life and death on the Western Front. He was a writer, too. He recorded his experiences in accurate detail and later in life he wrote a graphic fictionalized account... more...