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The Vcs Of The First World War Road To Victory 1918

Author : Gerald Gliddon
ISBN : 0750953616
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By August 1918, fortune was on the side of the Allies: America was increasing its contribution of troops and equipment substantially; the morale of the German Army was sinking as it failed to deliver the desired "knock out blow;" and Haig found a new confidence, firmly believing that the Allies could at last push the Germans out of France and Belgium. This volume of the best-selling VCs of the First World War series covers the fifty days of the Allied advance from August 8 to September 26, 1918. Arranged chronologically, it tells the story of the 64 VC winners during this period. The recipients came from many countries, including Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand: some never lived to know that they had been awarded for their extraordinary bravery, while others returned home to face an uncertain future. This is their story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Vcs Of The First World War Road To Victory 1918

Author : Gerald Gliddon
ISBN : 9780750954822
Genre : History
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By August 1918 fortune was on the side of the Allies: America was increasing its contribution of troops and equipment substantially; the morale of the German Army was sinking as it failed to deliver the desired ‘knock out blow’; and Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig found a new confidence, firmly believing that the Allies could at last push the Germans out of France and Belgium. This volume of the best-selling VCs of the First World War series covers the fifty days of the Allied advance from 8 August to 26 September 1918. Arranged chronologically, it tells the story of the sixty-four VC winners during this period. The recipients came from many countries, including Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; some never lived to know that they had been awarded for their extraordinary bravery, while others returned home to face an uncertain future. This is their story.
Category: History

Vcs Of The North

Author : Alan Whitworth
ISBN : 9781473848238
Genre : History
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Today the Victoria Cross remains the supreme British award for bravery. It takes precedence over all other awards and decorations. During its 160-year history, since the first medals were given for gallantry during the Crimean War in the 1850s, 1,357 of these medals have been won, and almost fifty of them have gone to the soldiers of Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland . Alan Whitworth, in this carefully researched and revealing account, describes in graphic detail the exploits and the lives of this elite band of heroes. Within this group of Northern VC recipients are a number of outstanding names, including Richard Annand who gained the first VC of the Second World War and Roland Bradford who was one of only four sets of brothers to have secured the VC. He also had the distinction of becoming the youngest general in the British army. But among the roll of the brave whose gallantry and self-sacrifice are celebrated in these pages the reader will find the names and extraordinary deeds of many other men who were either born or bred or lived and died in the North. They will also find the story of the youngest Victoria Cross recipient who won his award aged just nineteen.The stories of these ordinary individuals who have 'performed some signal act of valour or devotion to their country' will be fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in military history in general and in the long military tradition of the North of England.
Category: History

Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography Of British And Irish History

Author : Austin Gee
ISBN : 0199249172
Genre : History
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The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles published in a single calendar year. It covers all periods of British anbd Irish history from Roman Britain to the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonweatlh history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.
Category: History

Stand To

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122359354
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Category: World War, 1914-1918

The Road To Victory 1918

Author : Gerald Gliddon
ISBN : 0750920831
Genre : History
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Covers the fifty days of the Allied advance from August8 to September 26, 1918. Arranged chronologically, the author's narrative tells the stories of the sixty-four VC-winners serving this period.
Category: History

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015057956578
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Over The Top

Author : Spencer Jones
ISBN : 9781473841093
Genre : Fiction
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Although separated from the modern reader by a full century, the First World War continues to generate controversy and interest as the great event upon which modern history pivoted. Not only did the war cull the European peoples of some of their best and brightest, it also led to the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian empires, and paved the way for the Second World War.??This thought-provoking book explores ten alternate scenarios in which the course of the war is changed forever. How would the war have changed had the Germans not attacked France but turned their main thrust against Russia; had the Greeks joined the allies at Gallipoli; or had the British severed the communications of the Ottoman Empire at Alexandretta? What if there was a more decisive outcome at Jutland; if the alternative plans for the Battle of the Somme in 1916 had been put into effect; or if the Americans intervened in 1915, rather 1917???Expertly written by leading military historians, this is a compelling and credible look at what might have been.
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Tracing Your Great War Ancestors Ypres

Author : Simon Fowler
ISBN : 9781473852334
Genre : Reference
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Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there?So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.
Category: Reference

Imperial War Museum Film Catalogue The First World War Archive

Author : Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN : UOM:39015037491886
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The First World War film archive at the Imperial War Museum, London, is one of the oldest in the world, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 1994. This new catalog, compiled by members of the Museum's staff, covers all of the 1217 items in the First World War collection. Among this collection are full-length documentary films, shorter documentaries and newsreels, instructional and propaganda material, and animation, the majority of which is unique. It covers the battlefields and the home front, providing invaluable material for a full understanding of the history of the Great War in all its aspects. It traces many early stages in the evolution of combat camerawork and the effective film coverage of war.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Vcs Of The First World War

Author : Gerald Gliddon
ISBN : 0750934093
Genre : History
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In this volume, Gliddon covers the men who won the Victoria Cross on the Western Front in 1916 prior to the beginning of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July, together with those who won the medal after the Battle of Paschendaele petered out at the end of October 1917.
Category: History

The Battles Of The Somme 1916

Author : Fred R. Van Hartesveldt
ISBN : UOM:39015037816298
Genre : History
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Describes the historiographical controversies about this Anglo-French offensive and provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive bibliography on the subject.
Category: History

Blackshirt

Author : Stephen Dorril
ISBN : IND:30000109212252
Genre : History
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Hated and adored, trusted and feared, respected and scorned - public opinion has never been luke warm or indifferent to Oswald Mosley. This book provides the answers to many questions, amongst them: How did Mosley get his funding for the Fascist Party? What was the real relationship between Mosley, Hitler and the Nazi party? And, did Hitler have plans for Mosley if the invasion of Britain had taken place? Blackshirt proves how very dangerous Mosley was. Over the years, many have worked hard to guard Mosley's reputation, but this book casts new light on the man. Dorril has been given access to new information and made important discoveries. He has interviewed many of those who knew him, including his widow Diana, to come closer to the truth about Mosley and his politics.
Category: History

Olr Index

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ISBN : UIUC:30112049707497
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Air Pictorial

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112744367
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics