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- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The Battle of Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic of the First World War, coming to symbolise the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over 3 months under some of the worst conditions of the war, fighting became bogged down in a quagmire that made it almost impossible for any gains to be made. In this Battle Story,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and academic interest in the First World War, both as an event and in the ways it is remembered. The book discusses this phenomenon across three... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95
World War I has long captured the macabre imagination for the seemingly willful manner in which nations sent their young men to die in droves while fighting over essentially the same patch of land for four long years. The vision of those senseless deaths becomes even harsher and more depraved when we consider how many soldiers were killed by poison... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99
How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Washington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.50
In September 1938, as Chamberlain was having discussions with Herr Hitler, and managing to secure 'Peace in our Time', a weekly magazine called I WAS THERE hit the newsagents and booksellers. Twenty years had elapsed since the Great War ended and in that period hundreds of books on the subject had been written by those who took part. It was... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 23.99
The Lancasters looked like enormous deadly black birds going off into the night; somehow they looked different when they came back. The planes carried from this field 117,000 pounds of high explosives and the crews flew all night to drop the load as ordered. Now the trains would not run between France and Italy for a while, not on those bombed tracks... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 23.99
While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four. After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99
The story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time. Some 16,000 men the first conscientious objectors refused conscription because they believed on grounds of conscience that it was wrong to kill and wrong of any government to force them to do so. As historians mark the... more...
- Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Dit boek is de heruitgave van de reisverslagen van Adriaan van Berkel, oorspronkelijk gepubliceerd in 1695 door uitgever Johan ten Hoorn in Amsterdam. Het eerste deel beschrijft de avonturen van Adriaan van Berkel in Berbice, het oostelijk deel van het huidige Guyana; het tweede deel geeft een beschrijving van Suriname, de van oorsprong Engelse kolonie... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: London offers an in-depth portrait of the capital and its people during the 'war to end all wars'. It describes the reaction to the war's outbreak; charts the experience of individuals who enlisted; shares many first-hand experirences,... more...