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It remains the blackest day in the history of the British Army when the enthusiasm of this volunteer army was sacrificed. Jon Cooksey recounts this extraordinary story of enthusiastic service for their country by the 'Pals', from their formation to the tragedy of the Somme. London, Book Club Associates, Was he just the kind of nice chap who always takes the dirty end of the stick, lacking the inner strength to take a firm stand in life or love alike?

In one of the most powerful and distinctive novels that this author has yet written, Catherine Cookson brilliantly portrays a man in search of himself and tells a story of exceptional dramatic force which carries the reader from the rural Northumberland of Edwardian times into the holocaust of the Western Front in the First World War. London, Battle of Britain Prints International, Route I via Bergues.

Route II via Cassel. The American Battlefields. Britain and the First World War. London, Cassel, In so doing, he may well shatter precious libertarian illusions, but in explaining what war is really about, how an army does its work, and examining the facts, he overturns the myths and legends to get to the truth. Closely argued and convincing throughout, this is a book to overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War.

The Indian Corps on the Western Front Staplehusrt, Spellmount, At this stage of the war the only possible reinforcement by trained regular manpower was the Indian Army. Four days after declaration of war, an Indian corps of two infantry divisions and a cavalry brigade was ordered to mobilise and embark for the Western Front.

Commanded by their British officers, the men of many Indian races began to arrive in Marseilles in September They were to endure one of the bitterest winters Europe had known, clad only in tropical uniforms, and they remained in France and Belgium until being re-deployed to Mesopotamia in November In a country which they had never seen, against an enemy of which they knew little and in a cause which was not their own, the men of the Indian Army fought in all the major battles of and True to their salt, they fought for the honour of their race and the name of their regiments.

They have rarely been given the credit they deserved. This book, drawing on a mass of hitherto unpublished sources and extensive interviews by the author in India and Nepal, tells the story of that Indian Corps. It describes and explains their battles, their trials and tribulations and how they dealt with the many difficulties which, as an army trained and equipped for skirmishes on the Indian frontiers, they faced in their first experience of high intensity warfare against a first-class enemy.

This is the first modern history of the Indian Corps and as such will become the definitive work on its contribution to the early years of the war on the Western Front. Mon vieux brassard! The Final Word. It will be part of that huge dream we call the past. Anything written then about the years will be pure conjecture and second-hand guess work, probably well informed and carefully researched, but still the work of people who were not even born until decades after the event and who will unconsciously put their own slant or personal interpretation on those years and times.

In fact, so much for truthful history. This book, dear reader, is then unique because it's a last look at that War, fought by men now near the end of their long lives, who were there. They are talking with the perspective that time always brings. But they are speaking from the heart. The usual war book written by military historians can tell you the exact time abattle started and the correct reason we won or lost that battle. But they cannot tell you about being petrified, cold, wet and starving, or indeed, desperately homesick.

But the men you are about to meet can and do tell of those things. I have written their stories exactly as they were told to me, in their own words. If they made a grammatical mistake then it's been left in. I was shocked and saddened by what these foot soldiers told me of their conditions and suffering.

I grew up in the air raids of the War, and later was in the Army myself. I travelled far and wide to meet these men, all of them between ninety and one-hundred-years old. I interviewed well over twice this number but their story will not appear in this book. Sadly, old age had taken its toll. Many were too deaf to conduct a proper interview.

In others the memory was now too unreliable and times, dates and places had all become blurred. Therefore, the men in this book are like rare gems. They were all in good mental shape and could hold what was at times spellbinding conversation. Their tale has a constant theme of extreme hardship, in every way, fear of being killed, not months but years spent in cold wet rat-infested filthy conditions. Constant hunger and thirst, and the unburied dead for company. These recollections are living proof of how much the human spirit can endure and still come through with dignity. As I look back on my meetings with these men I realise they all had something in common.

They did not know each other and they came from different walks of life. Was it a certain style? So many words come to mind but one word that can describe them all is integrity. That's the impression I am left with after getting to know these last few remaining survivors. It's the last time they will talk to anyone face to face about their part in one of the world's greatest tragedies.

I feel proud that they were willing to share their experiences with me so that, long after they and us have left the battlefield, others yet to come will know what it was like to be there in Cheltenham and tje Great War. Cheltenham, Promenade Publications, It is both a tribute to Cheltenham's lost generation and a commentary upon the influences which shaped the town in the twentieth century.

On the 28th June , in Sarajevo, a Serbian student shot and killed the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. That distant event triggered a disaster which brought sorrow and misery to every city, town and village in the British Isles. It changed the old social order for ever. Great Britain entered the conflict with an efficient but very small army trained to sustain a global colonial empire, not to fight a continental war on their own doorstep.

It was succeeded by a citizen army, a greatly expanded force composed largely of civilians in uniform.

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Hundreds of them look out at us from the pages of this book. Leaving all that was dear shows how a quiet, prosperous community was caught up in the emotions of the period. Researched over a four year period, it presents a compelling record drawn from a variety of sources. Incorporating over photographs, many previously unpublished, it will appeal to every family having its roots in Cheltenham and to genealogists and to social and military historians everywhere.

Dublin, Irish Academic Press, Until very recently only the sacrifices made by roughly a third of their number, the men of Ulster, have been remembered and commemorated with any pride or regret, while the participation of over , men and women from the Irish nationalist tradition has been virtually written out of the history of modern Ireland. This book addresses that omission. Drawing on the diaries, letters, literary works and oral accounts of soldiers, it tells some of the personal stories of what Irishmen, unionist and nationalist, went through during the Great War and how, ironically, many of them drew closer together during that horror, than at any time since.

This volume deals with a selection of the most important battles and campaigns in which the three Irish Divisions and other Irish regiments ot the old Regular Army participated. The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika. London, Michael Joseph, In June , a force of twenty-eight men was despatched from Britain on a vast journey. Their orders were to take control of the lake.

To reach it, they had to haul two motorboats with the unlikely names of Mimi and Toutou through the wilds of the Congo. Whatever it took, even if it meant becoming the god of a local tribe, he was determined to cover himself in glory. Unearthing new German and African records, the prize-winning author of The Last King of Scotland retells this most unlikely of true-life tales with his customary narrative energy and style. New York, Bantam Pathfinder Editions, The Armistice And Afterwards. On 11 November , the fighting on the Western Front stopped, producing a respite that lasted for 21 years.

Peace was to prove no more than an interlude, however. The spark of German militarism had not been extinguished, for it smouldered on until, in the s, it was fanned into flame by the Nazis. In effect, the Armistice of came to an abrupt end on 3 September How and why, therefore, did the Great War end, and what happened afterwards? What was there to celebrate in November ? The Great War appeared to end at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of a sepia November, but its effects live on.

The Final Betrayal provides a penetrating insight into the times, based on modern research and contemporary accounts. The regiment crossed to France on 15th August and a week later, the day before Mons, made the first contact with the enemy, a cavalry patrol. The regiment remained on the Western Front throughout the war. This volume gives a concise account of the regiment's experiences without much of the personal reminiscence.

There is a useful appendix which gives the service details of every officer with any awards and noting casualties, and another contains the Roll of Honour in which the names are listed alphabetically regardless of rank, and on a year by year basis; the total amounted to 16 officers and other ranks. The Truth Untold. A Memoir of the Great War. New Malden, Picardy, Why P. Patriotic Hysteria. Joining the P. The Breastworks. The Saga of the Front Line Posts. Arras, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Leave and Arras, Chapitre I.

Chapitre II. Chapitre III. Chapitre IV. L'amiral Hamilton Carden quitte le commandement de la flotte britannique. Chapitre V. Bataille navale du 18 mars Chapitre VI. Action sous-marine. Chapitre VII. Chapitre VIII. Chapitre IX. Bataille des cinq plages. Chapitre X. Chapitre XI. Seventh Edition. London, Melrose, It was the second who made me write them in the beginning, and it was Mr. Strachey who, by his constant encouragement and kindness, constrained me to continue them. If there is, as he says, any freshness and originality in them, it is the result, not of literary genius or care, but of an unusual point of view, due to an unusual combination of circumstances.

The Story of the Missing of the Great War.

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London, Doubleday, An anonymous symbol of all those lost without trace in the carnage of the battlefields, he was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey amid an outpouring of grief that brought the whole nation to a standstill, far outweighing even the emotion that was to greet the death of Princess Diana almost eighty years later. Inspired by this example, nearly every combatant nation buried its own Unknown Soldier and the graves became the focus of a pilgrimage that still continues today.

Nothing is invented or exaggerated; every word is based on the testimony of those who fought, those who died and those who mourned at home. Few books have ever shown the terrible reality of warfare in such compelling, unforgettable detail, or told such a moving story of human life and loss. The rare insight into these three soldiers' lives reveals the Great War in all its horror and tragedy. Amid all their sufferings, the common humanity of the men and their loved ones shines through.

Each soldier lives on in the memory of his family to this day. They stand at the head of a ghost army three million strong, all of whom have no known grave.

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Their story is the story of The Unknown Soldier. This meant the exclusion of all but first-hand material and many aspects of the work of Signals are therefore conspicuously and regrettably absent. Een Welsche tragedie in Vlanderen. Trasiedi Cymreig yn Fflandrys. A Welsh tragedy in Flanders. Brussel, Williams Parry. An autobiographical fragment without maps. London, Arlington Books, A year later he was a fully fledged soldier in the Royal Fusiliers, marching with men old enough to be his father.

The author stayed a serving soldier after the Armistice and went to Cologne with the Army of Occupation. There are no illusions about war in this dramatic out-spoken narrative, and the mystique expounded by young poets like Rupert Brooke soon evaporated into the realism of the war-scarred poets Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Nichols, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves. The author suffered bitter disillusion, witnessed the death of most of his friends, but returned to his home town determined to rid himself of the mental and physical scars received while he was still under the age of descent into hell.

To read it is to live again those terrible years, , in the company of one whose power of description leaves little to the imagination. With the assistance of Philippe Gorczynski. Barnsley, Leo Cooper, Chapter 1. Setting the Scene. Chapter 2. The Attack on Flesquieres. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. The last battle, September The Tours Section. Tour One. The 62nd West Riding Division's attack at Havrincourt. Tour Two. Tour Three. Tour Four. Tour Five. Imperial War Museum Review. When d'you go into action?

That's the nightmare. Or, still worse, had Russia fallen into the hands of ruthless revolutionaries who would export their revolution to a war weary Europe? Such fears led to the despatches of allied military expeditoions to several points on the coasts of north and south Russia. Paris, Gallimard, Il faut gueuler pour s'entendre. Une rafale toute proche volatilise mon courage et je recommence Son regard durci fouille la nuit.

Dans cet enfer, quels sentiments existent encore, et les mots ont-ils encore un sens? Autour des batailles de Mons. Stroud, The History Press, Outre de nombreuses anecdotes, le lecteur y trouvera des explications claires. Enfin, il ressentira l'euphorie de la victoire Le tocsin, la mobilisation et quelques pas avec des soldats partis au front.

L'aide sociale. La Ligue du coin de terre. La Soupe populaire. La Soupe scolaire. La Goutte de Lait. Quelques autres initiatives en faveur des enfants. Le dispensaire communal. La lutte contre l'alcoolisme. Communications et moyens de locomotion. Les charbonnages. Commerce, artisanat et petites entreprises. Le maintien de l'ordre. Forces de l'ordre et mesures de police. Relations entre le capital et le travail et conflits sociaux. L'aide aux combattants.

La vie associative. Les spectacles. La vie religieuse. Dour, ville de garnison. Dour, ville de garnison : bis repetita placent? La voirie. Les immeubles. Des souvenirs bien encombrants. Une dette Souvenirs du front de France. Britons at home and abroad Using previously unpublished material from the Liddle Collection in the University Library at Leeds and supporting this with photographs from private and public collections from many parts of the British Isles, The Worst Odeal brings soldier, sailor and airman experience graphically close.

Fund raising, rationing, humour, anxiety and grief are documented in this book in a way which provides touching testimony of the spirit of the times. With almost four hundred illustrations, the book spans the British Isles and the most remote fighting fronts. Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps. James McCudden was an outstanding British fighter ace of World War I, whose daring exploits earned him a tremendous reputation and a vast amount of respect from friend and foe alike.

Here, in this unique and gripping first-hand account, he brings to life some of aviation history's most dramatic episodes in a memoir completed at the age of twenty-three, just days before his tragic death. During his time in France with the Royal Flying Corps from to , McCudden rose from mechanic to pilot and flight commander. Following his first kill in September , McCudden excelled at shooting down enemy planes.

A dashing patrol leader, he combined courage, loyalty and judgement, studying the habits and psychology of enemy reconnaissance pilots and stalking them with patience and outstanding success. Written with modesty and frankness, yet acutely perceptive, Flying Fury is both a valuable insight into the world of early aviation and a powerful account of courage and survival above the mud and trenches of Flanders. Flying Fury is now introduced by the aviation expert Norman Franks, who provides an illuminating biographical sketch of the World War I hero and a detailed list of McCudden's victories.

Fighter ace James McCudden died in July , after engine failure caused his plane to crash just four months before the end of World War I. London, Macmillan, For this is the history of the casualties and medical services, when every battle had its mirror image in the hospitals and every soldier carried from the field entered a second war, against pain and death. Through the experiences of survivors, Lyn Macdonald has pieced together an extraordinary story of courage and endurance. An Episode of the Great War. Dingle, Brandon Book, Why have you done it, brothers?

What purpose has it served? War is the purge of repleted kingdoms, needing a close place for its operations.

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I have tried in this book to give, as far as I am allowed, an account of an attack in which I took part. With a foreword by Viscount Esher. Similarly, The Red Horizon and its sequel, The Great Push , reflect in a unique way the experiences of the ordinary soldier. There was the brogue that could be cut with a knife, and the humour that survived Mons and the Marne, and the kindliness that sprang from the cabins of Corrymeela and the moors of Derrynane.

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Le prisonnier. La prise de Mogeville. Ace with One Eye. Bristol, Cerberus, Mannock was not only an aristocrat of the air he was also a real man of the people, a constant rebel against authority and regimentation who, nonetheless, gained the respect of superiors and subordinates alike. A great and inspirational leader of men, a master of air strategy and the innovator of aggressive formation flying, Mannock was also one of the most mystifying enigmas of the RFC.

Here is the full story of that career, set against a period when air power depended not upon remotely-controlled missiles but on men of imagination, daring and outstanding personal courage. Les marins allemands au combat. Von Mantey. Traduits par R. Jouan et Y. Campagne d'Afrique orientale , par le capitaine de vaisseau Gustave Zimmer , alors commandant militaire sur le lac Tanganika. Heyssler , alors commandant du croiseur Helgoland.

Une aventure dans la Baltique , par le vice-amiral en retraite Michelsen , alors commandant du Prinz Adalbert. Ruge , alors officier canonnier du B The Year of Victories. London, Arcturus Publishing, The war of attrition was far from over, but as more Americans arrived in France the ghastly cost became affordable. For the Germans, it became a question of whether they could negotiate an armistice before their armies were utterly destroyed. Colour plates by G. London, Osprey Publishing, Adaptation de Jacques Houbart. Paris, Fayard, Mopping Up! By Lieutenant Jack Muroe.

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New York, The H. Fly Company, He then went to Montana and worked in mines, also becoming a boxer. In he survived an exhibition match with American heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries, which made his reputation as a professional boxer, although Jeffries decisively defeated him two years later.

He was working as coal miner in Dominion, Nova Scotia, when he enlisted in August Sent to England to recuperate, he returned to Canada in January He lived in Cobalt after the war, but by had moved to Toronto, where he was still living when he died. London, Columbus Books, Perhaps because of its sensitivity in what was the Golden Age of the spy, there exists no serious study of military Intelligence between and and its crucial development, in conditions of total war, into the complex enterprise the term denotes today. Intelligence developed the way it did because of the kind of war the First World War became, and because of the realization that the new mass-industrialized and democratic nature of society was the key to a potentially decisive contribution by Intelligence to the conduct of the war, a war that shaped the modern world.

The manipulation of whole populations by governments or executive agencies was developed during this time. Turning from discussion of total war and of traditional methods of reconnaissance, Dr Occleshaw's engrossing account describes the emerging character of Intelligence and the human problems entailed in obtaining information from civilians or prisoners, and of evaluating documents. He examines the early opportunities with wireless and the development of codes and ciphers, and deals especially with the very different, remarkable men engaged in this vital work.

Failure of communication was a major problem, together with the undeniable conflicts that existed between the personalities involved, such as that between Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and his Chief of Intelligence, Brigadier-General John Charteris, a conflict on which Dr Occleshaw sheds some interesting new light. The story of Secret Service and special operations, and of the spy rings, is given serious study. Condition: Nr Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustwrapper. Christos Georgiou illustrator. Book weighs 1. No Jacket. Georgiou, Christos illustrator.

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