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Kitchener S Camps At Seaford

Author : Robert Skinner
ISBN : 1848023448
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Two First World War army camps at Seaford, East Sussex, were identified on 1940s and 1950s aerial photographs during the South Downs National Mapping Programme. Some of these remains still survive as earthworks including a series of training trenches. The main aim of this study was to interpret and map the archaeological remains of the camps, thus demonstrating that historic aerial photographs are an important source of information for First World War remains.

Seaford And Eastbourne In The Great War

Author : Kevin Gordon
ISBN : 9781473842205
Genre : History
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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 Seaforth and Eastbourne were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their tragedies and hardships and a determination to see it through. The Sussex seaside towns of Seaford and Eastbourne were closer to the action than most places; the sound of naval battles could be heard from the coast (and sometimes witnessed by those with a good pair of binoculars). When the wind was in the right direction the rumble of artillery from France bought the frontline into the streets. At the start of the Great War, Eastbourne was an elegant and blossoming resort and did its best to maintain its tourist trade despite the arrival of soldiers, aeroplanes, refugees and the wounded. Seaford was a much smaller resort with a population of under 4,000 however thousands of troops from all over the Empire were billeted in the area either at private homes or in two massive camps. The Seaford camps were the venue for training, parades, fighting, murder and even rioting. Nearby Newhaven became an important port in which provisions were transported to the front. Conscientious Objectors, some under threat of the death penalty worked on the docks and the nearby roads. In his book Seaford and Eastbourne in the Great War local historian, Kevin Gordon tells the story of how the conflict affected, not only these seaside towns but also of the soldiers (many of them teenagers) who answered the call to battle. It is a story of spies, schoolchildren and sacrifice; a story that, for many, ended in the cemetery at Seaford which today is one of the largest Commonwealth War Graves in the South of England.
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Performance In A Militarized Culture

Author : Sara Brady
ISBN : 9781351857840
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The long cultural moment that arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status quo. Addressing the most commonplace of everyday interactions, from mobile phone calls to traffic cameras, this edited collection considers: How militarization appropriates and deploys performance techniques How performing arts practices can confront militarization The long and complex history of militarization How the war on terror has transformed into a values system that prioritizes the military The ways in which performance can be used to secure and maintain power across social strata Performance in a Militarized Culture draws on performances from North, Central, and South America; Europe; the Middle East; and Asia to chronicle a range of experience: from those who live under a daily threat of terrorism, to others who live with a distant, imagined fear of such danger.
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Britain S Black Regiments

Author : Barry Renfrew
ISBN : 9780750995894
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In three global conflicts and countless colonial campaigns, tens of thousands of black West Indian soldiers fought and died for Britain, first as slaves and then as volunteers. These all but forgotten regiments were unique because they were part of the British Army rather than colonial formations. All were stepchild units, despised by an army loath to number black soldiers in its ranks, and yet unable to do without them; their courage, endurance and loyalty were repaid with bigotry and abuse. This is a saga of war, bondage, hardship, mutiny, forlorn outposts and remarkable fortitude.
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Battle Beneath The Trenches

Author : Robert K. Johns
ISBN : 9781473827004
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Undermining the positions of the enemy is one of the most ancient activities. For almost 3000 years even before 1914, it was a popular siege-breaking technique. During the Great War, arguably the greatest siege the world had ever seen, it presented a conflict environment that perfectly favoured the skills of the military miner. During 1915, the Western Front was established as a static line that grew into a huge network of defence-in-depth earthworks. Siege conditions demanded siege tactics and as the ground was everywhere mineable, the Western Front was a prime candidate for underground warfare.??Royal Engineer tunnelling companies were specialist units of the Corps of Royal Engineers within the British Army, formed to dig attacking tunnels under enemy lines during the First World War. The Cornish Miners were one of these specialist units recruited from the tin mines of Cornwall.??In February 1915, eight Tunnelling Companies were created and operational in Flanders from March 1915. By mid-1916, the British Army had around 25,000 trained tunnellers, mostly volunteers taken from mining communities. This is their story.
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Kitcheners Army

Author : Peter Simkins
ISBN : 9781473815797
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Numbering over five million men, Britain's army in the First World War was the biggest in the country's history. Remarkably, nearly half those men who served in it were volunteers. 2,466,719 men enlisted between August 1914 and December 1915, many in response to the appeals of the Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener. How did Britain succeed in creating a mass army, almost from scratch, in the middle of a major war ? What compelled so many men to volunteer ' and what happened to them once they had taken the King's shilling ? Peter Simkins describes how Kitchener's New Armies were raised and reviews the main political, economic and social effects of the recruiting campaign. He examines the experiences and impressions of the officers and men who made up the New Armies. As well as analysing their motives for enlisting, he explores how they were fed, housed, equipped and trained before they set off for active service abroad. Drawing upon a wide variety of sources, ranging from government papers to the diaries and letters of individual soldiers, he questions long-held assumptions about the 'rush to the colours' and the nature of patriotism in 1914. The book will be of interest not only to those studying social, political and economic history, but also to general readers who wish to know more about the story of Britain's citizen soldiers in the Great War.
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The Road To The Somme

Author : Philip Orr
ISBN : IND:30000110608670
Genre : History
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A history of the Irish soldiers of the Ulster Division who fought in the Battle of the Somme during World War I.
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The Sussex County Magazine

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Genre : Sussex (England)
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Author : Sussex Record Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025445144
Genre : Sussex (England)
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A Nation In Arms

Author : Ian F. W. Beckett
ISBN : 9781473816626
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The Great War was the first conflict to draw men and women into uniform on a massive scale. From a small regular force of barely 250,000, the British Army rapidly expanded into a national force of over five million. A Nation in Arms brings together original research into the impact of the war on the army as an institution, gives a revealing account of those who served in it and offers fascinating insights into its social history during one of the bloodiest wars.
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A Short History Of Sussex

Author : John Lowerson
ISBN : UOM:39015011726596
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The Jewish Year Book

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Interim Report

Author : Great Britain. Ministry of Reconstruction. Adult Education Committee
ISBN : UOM:39015086688754
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The Great World War 1914 45 The Peoples Experience

Author : Peter Liddle
ISBN : UOM:39015053151083
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The emphasis of this book is on the human experience that binds together the history of the two World Wars: v.2. The peoples' experience -- The cultural experience -- The moral experience -- Reflections.
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The Parliamentary Debates Official Report

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : IND:30000088327816
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the 1st session of the 48th Parliament.
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