Back To The Front

Author: Stephen O'Shea
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802719096
Size: 54.90 MB
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Back To The Front from the Author: Stephen O'Shea. World War I is beyond the memory of almost everyone alive today. Yet it has left as deep a scar on the imaginative landscape of our century as it has on the land where it was fought. Nowhere is that more evident than on the Western Front-the sinuous, deadly line of trenches that stretched from the coast of Belgium to the border of France and Switzerland, a narrow swath of land in which so many million lives were lost. For journalist Stephen O'Shea, the legacy of the Great War is personal (both his grandfathers fought on the front lines) and cultural. Stunned by viewing the "immense wound" still visible on the battlefield of the Somme, and feeling that "history is too important to be left to the professionals," he set out to walk the entire 450 miles through no-man's-land to discover for himself and for his generation the meaning of the war. Back to the Front is a remarkable combination of vivid history and opinionated travel writing. As his walk progresses, O'Shea recreates the shocking battles of the Western Front, many now legendary-Passchendaele, the Somme, the Argonne, Verdun-and offers an impassioned perspective on the war, the state of the land, and the cultivation of memory. His consummate skill with words and details brings alive the players, famous and faceless, on that horrific stage, and makes us aware of why the Great War, indeed history itself, still matters. An evocative fusion of past and present, Back to the Front will resonate, for all who read it, as few other books on war ever have.

In The Trenches In World War I

Author: Adam Hibbert
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781410921949
Size: 62.26 MB
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In The Trenches In World War I from the Author: Adam Hibbert. Using personal accounts, describes the terrible loss of life in the trenches on the Western Front as well as on other battlegrounds around the world.

Female Tommies

Author: Elisabeth Shipton
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9780750979504
Size: 47.39 MB
Format: PDF
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Female Tommies from the Author: Elisabeth Shipton. The First World War saw one of the biggest ever changes in the demographics of warfare, as thousands of women donned uniforms and took an active part in conflict for the first time in history. Female Tommies looks at the military role of women worldwide during the Great War and reveals the extraordinary women who served on the frontline.Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place in the rearguard of the Iron Regiment as they retreat from the Bulgarian advance. Stow away with Dorothy Lawrence as she smuggles herself to Paris, steals a uniform and heads to the front. Enlist in Russia's all-female 'Battalion of Death' alongside peasant women and princesses alike.The personal accounts of these women, who were members of organisations such as the US Army Signal Corps, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the FANY, WRAF, WRNS, WAAC and many others, provide a valuable insight into what life was like for women in a male-dominated environment.

World War I On The Front Lines

Author: Tim Cooke
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 149140843X
Size: 33.17 MB
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World War I On The Front Lines from the Author: Tim Cooke. "Approaches the topic of World War I the perspective of soldiers fighting in it"--

The Trench

Author: Richard Van Emden
Publisher: Trans-World
Size: 53.16 MB
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The Trench from the Author: Richard Van Emden. An oral history of life in the trenches of the First World War. This is a companion book to an ambitious new BBC documentary series which aims to recreate the everyday life of soldiers in the First World War. A group of volunteers from the city of Hull will face life in a specially reconstructed trench in northern France under as many conditions as can realistically be recreated from the testimony of surviving veterans and the official Regimental War Diary. This companion book vividly reconstructs the reality of war – what it felt like to see the front line for the first time, how the trenches themselves were constructed, how soldiers passed their leisure hours, where they slept, what they ate. It takes an original new approach to the history of the Great War, bringing home the unimaginable horror by recreating in extraordinary detail the everyday realities of trench life.

Hot Blood And Cold Steel

Author: Andy Simpson
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Size: 78.99 MB
Format: PDF
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Hot Blood And Cold Steel from the Author: Andy Simpson. Using a unique approach of weaving anthology with a continuous commentary, Hot Blood and Cold Steel describes what it was really like to live and fight in the trenches during the Great War.Domestic life on the line - accommodations, food and drink, wiring and carrying, the whole day and night routine - are investigated along with the operational aspects of trench life - raiding and patrolling in no-man's-land and the German lines. But as well as the blood and gore of battle, the book examines the attitudes of front line soldiers, officers and their men, to each other; to the staff; to their allies and the enemy; to wounds; to God; to the sheer horror of it all.This all encompassing portrayal of the front line grips the reader and refuses to let go, communicating a genuine understanding of what it was really like to have fought in the trenches of the Western Front

World War One Frontline News

Author: Nicholas Pringle
ISBN: 9781291554830
Size: 62.41 MB
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World War One Frontline News from the Author: Nicholas Pringle. Throughout World War One, journalists risked their lives to bring news from the frontlines. Although America did not enter the war until April 1917, their newspapers had been full of news about the war since the summer of 1914. This is the story of the war using articles and interviews that were featured in regional newspapers from throughout the United States. In chronological order, the book contains, for example, interviews with soldiers in the trenches, survivors of ships sunk by U-boats, German prisoners, aviators and nurses and doctors who cared for the wounded. There is official war statements, updates from Generals, and speeches by politicians plus accounts of battles from writers that were in the frontline trenches

Harlem Hellfighters

Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 071565022X
Size: 75.12 MB
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Harlem Hellfighters from the Author: Max Brooks. In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment - the Harlem Hellfighters as the Germans called them - marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy and winning countless decorations. Though they returned home from the trenches of France as heroes, this overlooked that the African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. Based on true events and featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator Caanan White, The Harlem Hellfighters delivers an action-packed and powerful story of how a group of exceptional individuals showed extraordinary courage, honour and heart in the face of terrible prejudice and in the midst of the unprecedented horrors of the Great War.

World War I

Author: Nicola Barber
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406234982
Size: 21.61 MB
Format: PDF
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World War I from the Author: Nicola Barber. This series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. Each book explores what the main events were, who the significant leaders and participants were, and what the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts were.